Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Catch-Up Post for February 2022

Have I been slacking on updating this blog?

Yes.  Yes I have.  👎

Here's a quick few updates about what I've been working on.

1. Went live with Hyperion / Oracle EPM 11.2.7 for a customer.  Hypercare ends in a few days.  Things are really looking great!  We've got end-to-end SSL, Okta SSO, standalone ODI, load balancing... the works!

2. Installed EPM 11.2.8 and integrated it with Essbase 21.3.  Crazy stuff.  This experiment is worthy of its own blog post.

3. Oracle Business Intelligence  Not yet on Oracle eDelivery and I believe I know why this is so.  It just isn't ready for prime-time.  The thing wants us to install Oracle Fusion Middleware  Why????  I started pounding my face to my desk.
(Disclaimer:  this blog post was originally written on March 2, 2022.  The above paragraph will eventually be invalidated once Oracle corrects the issue.)

4. Log4J.  The Oracle KB article concerning the Log4J vulnerability was updated just this week.  Here's how to find it.  You need an active Oracle Support subscription to access this:

Apache Log4j Security Alert CVE-2021-44228 also referencing CVE-2021-45046 Mitigation on Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (Doc ID 2828262.1)

I think this is just about enough.  And today's just Wednesday.....


  1. Hi Dave,
    I see you are quite familiar with essbase installs,
    I have an essbase 11.2.4 install that I upgraded to .6 (windows).
    now Essbase won't start anymore using opmn.
    The opmn windows service is running but it just does not want to start the essbase agent.
    using opmn startcommands als doesnt work. I can only start essbase manually.
    Only hint is 'no such file or folder'
    any ideas before i try support?

  2. Yes! Inspect user_projects\epmsystem1\config\opmn\opmn\opmn.xml

    Also inspect EPMSystem11R1\common\config\\setjavaruntime (I'm typing this from memory... your mileage may vary).

    Your 11.2.4 system used a jdk folder that had an update number as part of the directory path. Your new 11.2.6 system uses the more generic \Oracle\Middleware\jdk and this is what you want to use going forward.

    So check all references to Java in your config files. There may be something hanging out there referring to a folder that no longer exists.


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