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OBIEE 11g - Essbase Server Fails To Start With Fatal Error (Doc ID 2103494.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You performed some modifications to the below files to change the BIPLATFORM connection string to use the Host IP instead of the HOSTNAME:

After that, starting OBIEE services succeeds for all components except for the Essbase server.

The console~AGENT~1.log file shows the following entry:

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Fatal Error: Security file was created in EPM mode but the current environment is in Fusion mode.. Restart Essbase using the latest backup security file, or set the ENABLESWITCHTOBACKUPFILE config setting to allow Essbase to automatically use a backup security file.

You tried the solution provided in the following document, but this did not resolve the issue:



 Modified the database connection string in the following files:



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