How to Patch the BI Publisher that is integrated with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

(Doc ID 1982656.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 12.1 to 13.2]
Enterprise Manager for Fusion Middleware - Version to
Information in this document applies to any platform.



*Revised August 2017 to include EM 13c procedures

Enterprise Manager (EM)  uses the Reporting Functionality of Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP), a component of the larger Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Suite. However, since the EM installation contains ONLY a sub-set of the OBIEE Suite, you CANNOT follow the procedures in the OBIEE Bundle Patch README for patching the BIP that is included in your EM installation.

Beginning with Enterprise Manager, the Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) Binaries are included with the EM installation as a stand-alone produce, integrated into the Enterprise Manager's EMGC_GCDomain.

Enterprise Manager versions prior to do not include the BIP Binaries, but procedures are available integrate BI Publisher via a "Software-Only" installation Method (See <Note 1392921.1>).

The purpose of this document is to provide instructions on how to apply BIP Bundle Patches to a BI Publisher HOME that is shipped with EM 12c.

The current releases of the OBIEE Update Patches are found in the following document:

   - <Note 1276869.1> : Overview of Available Update Patches for Oracle BI Publisher Enterprise 11g


OVERVIEW of the patching process:

The patching process for EM 12c is slightly different than for EM 13c.  One key element is that EM 12c requires an Overlay Patch (<Patch 17888172>) to be applied on-top of the BI Publisher Patch.  The Overlay Patch is no longer required in EM 13c.

The general steps are as follows:

  1.     Download the BI Update Patches for OBIEE (see <Note 1276869.1> for latest releases)
  2.     Download the Overlay Patch 17888172 (EM 12c ONLY)
  3.     Extract (unzip) the BI Publisher Patch
  4.     Setting Environment Variables
  5.     Stop the OMS
  6.     Rolling back the Overlay Patch 17888172 (EM 12c ONLY)
  7.     Applying the BIP Patch
  8.     Apply the NEW Overlay Patch 17888172 (EM 12c ONLY)
  9.     Start the OMS

    Further details about the Overlay Patch are included in the following defect:


Important Notes:

NOTE: The README provided with the OBIEE Suite Bundle Patch do not consider an EM-Integrated BIP Installation and CANNOT be followed when patching the BI Publisher that ships with Enterprise Manager.

NOTE: ONLY APPLY the BIP Patch extracted from the main OBIEE Patch Update to the EM-Integrated BI Publisher. DO NOT apply any other components of the OBIEE Suite Bundle Patch to your EM-Integrated BI Publisher installation.

NOTE: The BI Publisher used for Enterprise Manager requires another MANDATORY (Overlay) PATCH (Patch 17888172) for EM compatibility, and is included with the BIP distributed along with EM. This patch needs to be applied along with the BIP Patch.

NOTE: Enterprise Manager 12c uses BI Publisher Version 

NOTE: Enterprise Manager 13c uses BI Publisher Version which is a special release of BIP  Despite the fact that the UI and OPatch inventory for EM 13c displays BI Publisher Version 12.1.3, the 12.1.3 version is a special release based on the code base.  This is why you need to apply the version patches to your EM 13c Installation.

NOTE: Regarding Versions and Release Dates, Beginning with the October 2013 BIP Patch Update, Patch is identified with a .YYMMDD identifier appended to the Patch Number.  For example, the BI BUNDLE PATCH is the Bundle Patch for, release on July-18-2017.





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