Unable to Start OBIEE 11g Server In Clustered Windows Universal Naming Convention (UNC) Environment
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Applies to:Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206.0  and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on16-Sep-2013***
You are using Windows Universal Naming Convention (UNC) format to access an Oracle Business
Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) cluster on a Windows server where both the repository (.rpd)
and Web Catalog are shared.
Using the following syntax for both .rpd and Web Catalog (in EM) works fine:
Since this is a clustered environment, you want to set the path to the 'cluster_shared' name instead of the 'computername.'
When using the above UNC format, the BI Server and Presentation Server will not start up.
The following error is seen in the sawlog file:
00i1wtDt0i^Bt1STaE_e^a0001do000000,0:53580] [tid: 3020] Unable to write GUID
state object to web catalog.
Path not found (/system/mktgcache/CUKOBCC1APP0057/sawguidstate)[[
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