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Quick Reference For Architecture, Lifecycle Management and File Locations for Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (Doc ID 2067527.1)

Last updated on MARCH 07, 2023

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Updated 2019-01-11: Updated all links to equivalent if available or applicable. Some FMw doc ends at terminal


This document intends to act as "quick reference" document for Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) 12c architecture, file locations, lifecycle management, installation and related new features.  The document does not intend to supplant the official Oracle Business Intelligence documentation, rather to assist one with as a central reference until the desired familiarity with the architectural and file locations differences (in relation to OBIEE 11g) are understood.  Documentation references will be provided when relevant. This document is a living document and will be updated as needed, feel free to provide feedback, additions, modifications.


This document can be useful for anyone new to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c including administrators, consultants, sales, partners, deployment engineers, architects, support.


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In this Document
 Logical Architecture
 Sample Application Virtual Machine
 High-level Directory Structure
 File Location  References:
  Where are the start / stop / status  and lifecyle management scripts located?
 Where are the common configuration and script files located?
 Where are the BI Executables?
 Where are the JEE apps?
 Where are the RPD and catalog located?
 Where are the Progress DataDirect (formerly Merant) drivers located?
 Where are the common diagnostic logs located?

 Where are the common temporary | temp | tmp directories and cache located?
 How Can I Determine Port Assignment After Installation?

 How has horizontal scale out changed?

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