OBIEE 11g: Error: "failed to start a managed process after the maximum retry limit" OPMN Fails to Start When Installing OBIEE on 64-Bit Operating System (Doc ID 1305993.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.3.0 [1905] to 11.1.1.3.0 [1905] [Release 11g]
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.3.0 [1905] to 11.1.1.3.0 [1905] [Release 11g]
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***Checked for relevance on 01-Nov-2013***

Symptoms

During the installation process of OBIEE 11g on a 64-bit operating system, the configuration assistant is failing on the cluster manager configuration at one of these steps:
 Executing:opmnctl start coreapplication_obiccs1
 Executing:opmnctl start coreapplication_obis1
 Executing:opmnctl start coreapplication_obips1
 Executing:opmnctl start coreapplication_obisch1

1. It fails at the first step:
In the installer[date stamp].out log file in C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\logs, you see the following error:

\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\1>CALL "C:\[middleware_home]\instances\instance1\bin\opmnctl.bat" startproc ias-component=coreapplication_obiccs1
opmnctl startproc: starting opmn managed processes...

================================================================================
opmn id=[hostname]:9501
0 of 1 processes started.

ias-instance id=instance1
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ias-component/process-type/process-set:
coreapplication_obiccs1/OracleBIClusterControllerComponent/BIClusterController/

Error
--> Process (index=1,uid=993659221,pid=1100)
failed to start a managed process after the maximum retry limit
Log:
none

java.lang.Exception: opmnctl task failed
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.OpmnctlTask.doExecute(OpmnctlTask.java:76)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.AbstractProvisioningTask.execute(AbstractProvisioningTask.java:79)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.StandardProvisionTaskList.execute(StandardProvisionTaskList.java:61)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.BIConfigMain.doExecute(BIConfigMain.java:110)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.client.ConfigAction.execute(ConfigAction.java:335)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.TaskPerformer.run(TaskPerformer.java:87)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.TaskPerformer.startConfigAction(TaskPerformer.java:104)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.ActionRequest.perform(ActionRequest.java:15)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.RequestQueue.perform(RequestQueue.java:63)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.standard.StandardConfigActionManager.start(StandardConfigActionManager.java:158)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.boot.ConfigurationExtension.kickstart(ConfigurationExtension.java:81)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.ConfigurationModule.run(ConfigurationModule.java:83)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)


The Cluster Controller diagnostic log in the directory, $Middleware_Home\instances\instance1\diagnostics\logs\OracleBIClusterControllerComponent\coreapplication_obiccs1, contains the following error:

[nQSError: 46036] Internal Assertion: Condition rCCSNodeDB.SetConfigInfo(rCCSNodeDB.GetOurNodeId(), GetClusterServerStartTime()), file server\cluster\clusterserver\Src\CLSMain.cpp, line 262



2. It fails at the third step. The error in the file, $Middleware_Home\instances\instance1\diagnostics\logs\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\coreapplication_obips1\sawlog0.txt indicates that its related to loading the ODBC driver:

[2010-09-03T11:13:28.000-05:00] [OBIPS] [ERROR:1] [] [saw.webextensionbase.init] [ecid: ] [tid: ] The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.
[[
File:odbcenvironment.cpp
Line:140
Location:
saw.webextensionbase.init
saw.sawserver
saw.sawserver.initializesawserver
saw.sawserver
ecid:
]]


The Windows Event Log indicates that it could not load a Dependent Assembly:

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\server\bin\nqsodbcdriverconndlg64.dll". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.762" could not be found.



3. In all four steps, OPMN fails to start, but there are no logs generated.

Cause

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