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Saturday, November 27, 2010

OBIEE 11g, Opening Ports on Oracle Linux - How-To Video

Working with OBIEE 11g on Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL), with or without the Unbreakable Kernel, one will need to open up several trusted ports as the firewall is turned on by default. Clearly, the best practice is too keep the firewall in-tact and enabled but for extra ports that are needed to access the OBI server environment. Configuring such access is straightforward. The video below takes an informal look at accomplishing opening ports using the OEL graphical user interface. This approach is great for a development or test environment but it is not recommended for a production environment.

The OBI 11g ports that are essential to open are:
  • 9704 - Presentation Services
  • 9703 - BI Server (Administration tool DSN access)
  • 7001 - WebLogic Server (Administration Console)

This video is part of a series of video blog posts on installing and configuring OBIEE 11g.