OBIEE 11g: Error: "INST-07005 Validation of WebLogic Server Home location failed. The location specified already exists and is a nonempty directory." when Scaling Out to a Second Server (Doc ID 1511787.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2017

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 two instances of OBIEE on a server and you want to scale both of them out to a second server, so your environment looks like this:

SERVER 1

Domain 1. <bifoundation_domain>

Instance 1: Enterprise Manager Port 7001, RPD_1 and catalog_1 /home/oraclebi/obiee_11g

Domain 2. <bifoundation_domain1>

Instance 2: Enterprise Manager Port 7002, RPD_2 and catalog_2 /home/oraclebi/obiee_11g

SERVER 2

Instance 3: Scale out of SERVER1, Domain 1, Instance 1
Instance 4: Scale out of SERVER1, Domain 2, Instance 2

 

Instance 3 scales out without error, but when scaling out instacne 4, you get the following errors:

INST-07005 Validation of WebLogic Server Home location failed.  The location specified already exists and is a nonempty directory.

and

Provide an empty or nonexistent directory location.

Cause

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