BI Publisher 11g : Error " INST-07248: Specified Middleware home location is not a valid location " During Scale Out BI Domain Operation

(Doc ID 2390182.1)

Last updated on APRIL 27, 2018

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 11.1.1.9.x to 11.1.1.9.x [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On BIP 11.1.1.9.x version, Enterprise : Install / Upgrade

During the Scale Out operation to add a new load balanced node, below error is observed.

The new BIP install on node#2 keeps throwing error: " INST-07248: Specified Middleware home location is not a valid location. "

The first node is running Weblogic 10.3.6 with latest FMJJ patches. And it was verified that all the folders owner is the same user (not root user) for both these nodes.


ERROR
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" INST-07248: Specified Middleware home location is not a valid location. "


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Install BIP on node 1
2. Cluster setup for BIP on node 2
3. Upon reaching step: Scale Out Domain Detail, this error " INST-07248: Specified Middleware home location is not a valid location. " is thrown.

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot deploy clustered BIP server. This reduces the productivity for the users, as they cannot have scalability for BIP.

Changes

Modified the install directory location and applied latest Weblogic server patches.

Cause

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