Recently (week of October 19 2008 to be precise), I was installing OBIEE 10.1.3.4 on AIX 6.1 64 bit and found out that the Java SDK Version requirement is very hard to fulfill. The minimum version requirement according to the documentation is 1.5.x, so I installed one and ran the UnixChk.sh and it gave thumbs up. After which I have begun the installation process. The GUI pops up; I do all the steps until where it verifies the components it is going to install. I click next it briefly (<1sec) shows the status bar and then the status bar in the installer window disappears but the installer window will remain open (I wish I made some screenshots). I let it be for more than an hour and had to kill it. I looked at the OracleBI and OracleBIData directories and they are empty –this is the case before and after I killed the process.
I then started the installation in console mode. Ran UnixChk.sh everything is fine as shown in the screenshot bellow
Then I started the installation process…
… and the wait is forever.
I then tried other versions of Java SDK and it did not make any difference.
After a while, found out on the metalink that this is a known bug (Bug 7389678: OBIEE 10.1.3.4 INSTALL HANGS ON AIX USING IBM JDK 1.5 - JAVA COMPATIBILITY ISSUE). Then started other set of problems…. First off there was no link to download the version of SDK that the engineering provided to the other client. Then while trying to raise a SR, neither the AIX 6 nor OBIEE 10.1.3.4 are shown under the respective drop downs. So was forced to choose AIX5.1 and 10.1.3.3, and this confused the support. Therefore, after a few calls and a couple of days later, we finally got THE SDK to successfully complete the installation. You can download the 64 bit Java 5 SDK for OBIEE here (Megaupload) or here (Rapidshare).