During my 11G journey am frequently asking for “How to upgrade new OBIEE 18.104.22.168.0 on top of OBIEE 22.214.171.124.0” i.e. In-Place-Upgrade. So thought of writing a post on this topic today. Hope this helps you in your executions.
When we are moving from OBIEE 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 there are two ways to upgrade our environment.
- out-of-place upgrade : This is quite simply installing new OBIEE 184.108.40.206.0 by uninstalling 220.127.116.11.0 or maintaining two Middleware homes.
- in-place upgrade : This upgrade operates on existing files. Moving from one 11g release to another 11g release. The advantage of this is we can still have custom configurations which are configured in 18.104.22.168.0 version. Because technically this just upgrade the new BI binaries not the configurations.
As you all know how to do the out-of-place upgrade. Today am going to explain about in-place upgrade.
Here are the basic steps of the ‘in-place upgrade’. And also you can find the upgrade document @ http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E21764_01/bi.1111/e16452/bi_plan.htm#BABECJJH
- Download the appropriate Product Installers
- Patch Oracle WebLogic Server to the latest version (10.3.5)
- Run the Oracle BI Product Installer, and perform a Software Only installation, specifying the existing Middleware home to be upgraded.
- Run the Patch Set Assistant for each of the Oracle BI schemas created with RCU.
- Upgrade BI system components
- Update Fusion Middleware Shared Libraries
- Update configurations and stores
- Upgrade code grants (that is, security policy artifacts) for Oracle BI
- Upgrade OBIEE catalogs
- Start servers and processes.
Before you start perform the following general pre-upgrade tasks:
- Stop all WebLogic Servers, Node Manager, OPMN, and OPMN-managed system components that are part of all Oracle BI domains that use the Middleware Home that you must upgrade.On Windows systems, also stop the component that is called Oracle WebLogic NodeManager (name).
- Back up directories.
Patch Oracle WebLogic Server to the latest version (10.3.5):
With OBIEE 22.214.171.124.0 installation we will have WebLogic Server (WLS) is 10.3.3. But the new OBIEE 126.96.36.199.0 requires weblogic 10.3.5. so you need to upgrade this to 10.3.5 before installing/upgrading OBIEE. In order to upgrade weblogic you will need this 10.3.5 upgrade version of WLS, which you can download from Oracle Metalink site.
Upgrade WebLogic Server
1. After unzip the downloaded file, launch wls1035_upgrade_generic.jar if you’re on Windows 64bit family.(e.g.: java –jar wls1035_upgrade_generic.jar)
2. Accept all the default values and keep ‘Next’ till end, and start the upgrade.
Once the upgrade process completes you’ll see the following window. But don’t select Run QuickStart checkbox and click Done button.
Run the Oracle BI Product Installer, and perform Software Only installation:
Download the OBIEE 188.8.131.52 version from OTN page.
1. Launch the installer by double click ‘setup.exe’ (for Windows)
2. Select ‘Software Only Install’ option
3. Select your original Middleware Home where you installed OBIEE 184.108.40.206.
4. Click ‘Install’ button to start the installation.
This upgrades the OBIEE System to 220.127.116.11.0 from 18.104.22.168.0
Run the Patch Set Assistant for each of the Oracle BI schemas created with RCU:
You need to upgrade the BIPLATFORM and MDS Schemas. Run the Patch Set Assistant for each of the Oracle BI schemas created with RCU.Update the MDS schema first.
Upgrade MDS schema:
psa.bat -dbConnectString Shivapc:1521:orcl -dbaUserName sys -schemaUserName DEV_MDS
Upgrade BIPLATFORM schema:
psa.bat -dbConnectString Shivapc:1521:orcl -dbaUserName sys -schemaUserName DEV_BIPLATFORM
Upgrade BI system components:
This step is required for any system component that is associated with a WebLogic domain.
After you have patched your system component software that is associated with a WebLogic domain, you must run E:\MW\Oracle_BI1\opmn\bin\upgradenonj2eeapp.bat (on Windows operating systems) script to update your system components.
Before running this script, make sure:
- The Administration Server is up and running.
- The OPMN instance in the bin directory in the Instance home is up and running.
Here is the syntax for the ‘upgradenonj2eeapp.bat command.
And here is an example:
upgradenonj2eeapp.bat -oracleInstance E:\MW\instances\instance1 -adminHost Shivapc -adminPort 7001 -adminUsername weblogic
Update Fusion Middleware Shared Libraries:
Upgrade Shared Library (JRF)
For each WebLogic Server domain, you must run the updateJRF() WLST command to update the shared libraries in your domain. Before you do this, you need to stop all running instances, Managed Servers, Administration Server, and Node Manager in the domain.
Here is an example of the ‘upgradeJRF()’ command:
|cd E:\MW\oracle_common\common\binwlst.cmdupgradeJRF(‘ E:/MW/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain’)
Upgrade Fusion Middleware Security (OPSS)
For each WebLogic Server domain, you must run the upgradeOpss() WLST command to update your configurations and stores from previous releases to Release 22.214.171.124.0 configurations and stores using a system-jazn-data file in Release 126.96.36.199.0. You can use ‘upgradeOpss()’ WLST command. Here is a syntax for the command.
The ‘existing jps-config.xml file can be found under E:\MW\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\config\fmwconfig\jps-config.xml and the ‘system_jazn_data_file’ can be found under E:\MW\oracle_common\modules\oracle.jps_11.1.1\domain_config\system-jazn-data.xml.
And here is an example:
|cd E:\MW\oracle_common\common\binwlst.cmdupgradeOpss(jpsConfig=”E:\MW\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\config\fmwconfig\jps-config.xml”, jaznData=”E:\MW\oracle_common\modules\oracle.jps_11.1.1\domain_config\system-jazn-data.xml”)exit()
Upgrade Code Grants for Oracle BI Domain
If you are updating to the latest version of Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) from Release 188.8.131.52.0, you must run the bi-upgrade.py script in each Oracle BI domain. This script configures the code grants necessary to ensure that SSL works correctly for Oracle BI, and must be run even if SSL is not used. And if you have multiple BI domains (Enterprise deployment) then you need to run this on each domain.
Here is an example:
|cd E:\MW\oracle_common\common\binwlst E:\MW\Oracle_BI1\bin\bi-upgrade.py –bioraclehome E:\MW\Oracle_BI1 –domainhome E:\MW\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain
Upgrade OWSM Policy Repository
This is to upgrade OWSM (Oracle Web Service Manager) policy repository, you can use WLST command ‘upgradeWSMPolicyRepository()’. In order to run this command you need to have your WebLogic Server up-and-running. Here is an example.
|cd E:\MW\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\binstopWebLogic.cmdcd E:\MW\oracle_common\common\binwlst.cmd
Upgrade OBIEE catalogs:
When updating your Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) software from Release 184.108.40.206.0 to 220.127.116.11.0, you must manually update your Oracle BI Presentation Catalogs. Instructions are provided below:
- Shut down Oracle BI Presentation Services using Oracle Enterprise Manager.
- Back up your Release 18.104.22.168.0 catalogs by using the 7-Zip utility to create a compressed file for it.
- Create a backup copy of the
instanceconfig.xml file is located in the E:\MWH\instances\instance1\config\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\ coreapplication_obips1.
upgradeAndExit option to
true in the
Find the following code:
Change it to the following:
- Start Oracle BI Presentation Services using the following OPMN command the update the catalogs:
- opmnctl startproc ias-component=coreapplication_obips1
For example, On a Windows operating system:
opmnctl startproc ias-component=coreapplication_obips1
- After the catalogs are updated, edit the
instanceconfig.xml file again and change the
upgradeAndExit option back to
- Restart Oracle BI Presentation Services using Fusion Middleware Control.
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