OBIEE 11g: Error: "INST-07005 (Validation of WebLogic Server Home location failed...INST-07057: Error in validating BI Host field value." Scale-Out or Cluster Install Fails (Doc ID 1376220.1)

Last updated on MARCH 30, 2015

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] and later
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You have installed OBIEE 11g is successfully on the primary node of a cluster.  But while scaling out on the second node (server), the installer fails with following errors:

INST-07005 (Validation of WebLogic Server Home location failed.The location specified already exists and is a non empty directory).
INST-07057: Error in validating BI Host field value. Entered host is not up and running.

You might see the following errors in the installer logs:
[2011-10-14T12:31:04.467-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.handler.fileQueries.validateHomeDir] [tid: 13] [ecid: 0000JC3EwRZ9pYG5uzl3iX1Ea609000004,0] Error:Validation of WebLogic Server Home location failed. Directory already Exists.
[2011-10-14T12:31:04.468-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.handler.fileQueries.validateHomeDir] [tid: 13] [ecid: 0000JC3EwRZ9pYG5uzl3iX1Ea609000004,0] Cause:Validation of WebLogic Server Home location failed. The location specified already exists and is a nonempty directory
[2011-10-14T12:31:04.468-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.handler.fileQueries.validateHomeDir] [tid: 13] [ecid: 0000JC3EwRZ9pYG5uzl3iX1Ea609000004,0] Action:Provide an empty or nonexistent directory location
[2011-10-14T12:31:04.469-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation.handler.fileQueries.validateHomeDir] [tid: 13] [ecid: 0000JC3EwRZ9pYG5uzl3iX1Ea609000004,0] Exiting method executeHandler
[2011-10-14T12:31:04.470-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation] [tid: 13] [ecid: 0000JC3EwRZ9pYG5uzl3iX1Ea609000004,0] Handler launch end: fileQueries.validateHomeDir
[2011-10-14T12:31:04.470-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation] [tid: 13] [ecid: 0000JC3EwRZ9pYG5uzl3iX1Ea609000004,0] Handler returned status: FAILED
[2011-10-14T12:31:04.471-04:00] [as] [NOTIFICATION] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.validation] [tid: 13] [ecid: 0000JC3EwRZ9pYG5uzl3iX1Ea609000004,0] Error in validating WebLogic Server Home location
The AdminServer host has been verified to be running. Telnet, ping, nslookup from the secondary host to the primary host are all verified as successful.

Changes

A firewall has been put in place between the primary and secondary servers.

Cause

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