Install OBIEE 11g on same OBIEE 10g server with new ports configuration

08 Oct

During my (OBIEE) journey I am always being asked by folks to install OBIEE 11g on same OBIEE 10g server. Because they want to test the new brilliant tool (OBIEE 11g) features side by side with his brother (OBIEE 10g).Of course this will slow down your system unless you have (super computerJ) high hardware configurations.

On background OBIEE 11g too will use same port numbers (9703, 9704, 9705, and 9710 etc…) like OBIEE 10g. If we install 11g with default port numbers, it will override the existed components ports and then 10g BI components will throw error and stop working.

Example of error message for this kind of incidents:

[nQSError: 12002] Socket communication error at call=: (Number=10048) only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted.

So if we want install OBIEE 11g on the existing OBIEE 10g server, we need to configure port during the installation process.

Once we started the OBIEE 11g set up we need to select Enterprise Install or Software only Install that enables to change the port for Oracle Application server, Weblogic and OBIEE.

Below is the quick screenshot for different installation types we choose during 11g installation.

Download the staticports.ini file from here and save this to one of your local drive (Note: due to web limitations I changed the file name as staticports.docx, once you downloaded you should change this to staticports.ini).

Once we selected one installation type from either Enterprise Install or Software only install and click next. Then in the next step it will ask for port configuration. Check Specify Ports using Configuration file and browse Just specify the newly assign port configuration file (staticports.ini which you just downloaded from this post).

This file will configure OBIEE11g with the specified ports in that to avoid coexistence.  Click Next to continue the installation.

–>I am just stopping here because the rest of the process you all know already.

Till next time,



Posted by on October 8, 2010 in BI Publisher, OBI EE, OBIEE 11g


10 responses to “Install OBIEE 11g on same OBIEE 10g server with new ports configuration

  1. Paul

    December 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Great post. This worked for us and saved us tremendous amount of time. Thanks!

    • Shiva Molabanti

      December 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you very much Paul.

      -Shiva Molabanti

  2. Daryc

    December 17, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I was wondering, it is a way to specified the Node Manager port, so the BI won’t change it to 9556?

    By the way, excellent post. Thank you!

  3. Naren

    February 10, 2011 at 2:53 am

    For some like me who started working on OBIEE, This is a good post to learn

  4. Alex

    March 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Any idea why stop on the 10g server will only work if I stop opmn for the 11g server? How do I keep these 2 seperate?

    any idea?

  5. aravind

    May 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Hi Shiva ,
    I have a small question of course its silly one.
    We have only one server,already installed obiee11g.
    Again they are asking to setup the QA instance by installing second time in this server,
    So can we able to install same obiee11g as two instances in a single server?

  6. Khaled

    May 25, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Excellent post… and yes, as Paul said… it saved me a lot of time!

  7. Kamran Ali

    May 27, 2011 at 4:57 am


    I am installing OBIEE on Windows Server 2003 R2 – Enterprise Edition with System Local Administrator rights. When installation reached to 96% a notepad application instance opened and a warning message appears “The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect”. When I opened installation log file “C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\logs” then I found follwing message in it:

    +[2011-05-26T12:33:11.778+04:30] [OUI] [NOTIFICATION] [] [OUI] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000J0fEf739Hf^_xTx0iW1DrW4Y00000A,0] Exception occured during spawning :Cannot run program “E:\Middleware\Oracle_BI1\wls10installer\server103_win32.exe”: CreateProcess error=5, Access is denied+

    +[2011-05-26T12:33:11.778+04:30] [OUI] [NOTIFICATION] [] [OUI] [tid: 19] [ecid: 0000J0fEf739Hf^_xTx0iW1DrW4Y00000A,0] Spawning the modified command :C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE E:\Middleware\Oracle_BI1\wls10installer\server103_win32.exe -mode=silent -silent_xml=E:\Middleware\Oracle_BI1\wls10installer\silent.xml -log=E:\Middleware\Oracle_BI1\wls10installer\product_silent.log+

    After this point; installation does not proceed further. Please suggest/advise what to do to solve this issue.


  8. rahul

    September 12, 2012 at 4:34 am

    hello Shiva,
    thnks for sharing information…
    I was following your post…I have downloaded staticports file and changed it to staticports.ini and during the installation i have checked “specify ports using configuration file” and browsed it to file location but I am getting “INST – 07093” keys pk ..error

    I have been trying since 2 days to resolve this…Can you please help in resolving the issue?

    thnks in adv…:)

  9. Mohammed

    February 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Hello sir how u doing? I have a question , isthat I tried to download obiee10g at windows 8, but I can’t it say 10g can’t download at window 8, now it’s possible ? If not then can change my window 8 to window 7 or Xp ?


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