In this post, I will be discussing how to download all of the required software and how to verify the integrity of each downloaded file.
What software do I need to download?
As explained in the previous blog post, the following pieces of software need to be downloaded:
64-bit Oracle Java SE 1.7.0_80
WebLogic 11gR1 (10.3.6)
Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g 126.96.36.199.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g 188.8.131.52
Oracle Data Integrator 11g 184.108.40.206
In addition, I highly recommend downloading the latest OPatch (11.1.0).
Approach to downloading the software
My approach to downloading the software will be to manually download all required files using a browser into a directory on my local Windows-based PC. Later on, we will be transferring these files to the Oracle Linux-based BI Apps host machine, but in the short term they will reside here. Of course, there are other approaches one can take to download the files. In fact, you could even create a script to automate these downloads. However, downloading via a browser suits my needs.
In order to follow the approach I've outlined, you will need approximately 25GB of hard disk space to store all of the downloaded files. I will be downloading WebLogic, OBIA, OBIEE and ODI from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. I mention this because most of this software is available off of Oracle Technology Network (OTN) as well, but the license is a bit different. I don't want to get into licensing details here, but eDelivery is where you go to download software if you have a license for the software or if you agree to a 30-Day trial. OTN-downloaded software is a bit more restrictive in some ways, and less restrictive in others - it really depends on how you want to use it. If you are confused about which particular license applies to you, I recommend contacting Oracle directly.
Having a MOS account is the only way to get the latest version of OPatch though, so if you don't have a MOS account, you will have to use the version of OPatch that comes embedded with OBIEE and ODI. These versions are quite a bit out of date (220.127.116.11.0 and 18.104.22.168.5 respectively) compared to the latest (which is 22.214.171.124.9) and you may have problems completing the installation. I say *may* only because I have never tested doing the install without using the latest version of OPatch. Theoretically, the version of OPatch that comes with OBIEE and ODI should be sufficient to install OBIA, but I have adopted the best practice of keeping OPatch up to date as per Oracle's own recommendation (see Oracle Doc ID: 1220799.1).
Lastly, in order to verify the integrity of each downloaded file, you will need a utility that can compute MD5 and SHA-1 checksums. Microsoft's File Checksum Integrity Verifier is a great (and free) one for Windows operating systems, and since as I mentioned my local PC is Windows-based, this is the utility that I will be using.
Downloading the software
Java SE 1.7.0_80 for Linux x86-64
Log on to My Oracle Support (MOS) and do a Patch Search by Product or Family for Java SE JDK 1.7.0_80 and Linux x86-64.
Make sure you select the base version of Java 1.7.0_80 (Patch 20418657). The specifically build version is b15. The other builds available (b33, b34, b35) *may* work, but I have not tested them. I did test later versions of Java 7 such as 1.7.0_111 but the installation fails. As a result, I recommend downloading this specific patch.
Several different OPatch versions will show up when you perform this search. Make sure that you download the latest 11.1.0 version for 64-bit Linux which is 126.96.36.199.9 (Oct 2015). Other versions (12.2, 11.2, etc.) will not work with the set of products associated with OBIA 188.8.131.52.2 (i.e. OBIEE 184.108.40.206, ODI 220.127.116.11), so please make sure you download the right version.
Log on to the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and search for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 18.104.22.168.2. Also, make sure you specify the platform as Linux x86-64
Click Continue on the next screen
Accept Oracle's standard terms and restrictions
Download the following files (i.e. everything):
OBIEE 22.214.171.124 and WebLogic 11gR1 (10.3.6)
Log on to the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and search for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBI). Also, make sure you specify the platform as Linux x86-64
Change the version to Oracle Business Intelligence 126.96.36.199.0 for Linux x86-64
Accept Oracle's standard terms and restrictions
Download the following files:
Optionally, you may also wish to download V76017-01.zip to get the BI Developer Client Tools for Windows, however it is not necessary at this point.
You may have noticed that there's a link in both eDelivery and MOS that says View Digest Details. If you click on this link, you will see the MD5 and SHA-1 Checksums for each file.
Here's a screenshot of what happens when you click on the link in eDelivery:
And here's a screenshot of the same functionality from MOS:
These checksums have been provided in order to ensure that each file was downloaded successfully. Essentially, once the file is downloaded, you can recalculate the checksum from the download location, and if the numbers are the same, then you can be assured that the integrity of the file has been maintained through the download process.
Here is a list of all the files that we downloaded and their associated MD5 and SHA-1 checksums:
To validate the integrity of each file, download Microsoft's File Checksum Integrity Verifier into the directory where you downloaded the files (or put it in a location that's accessible in your Windows PATH environment variable) and run the following from the command-line:
fciv -md5 -sha1 <file name>
For an example, here is a screenshot of how I used this command to validate V270272_01.zip
If the MD5 and SHA-1 values that are produced for a given file are the same as the ones above, then the integrity of the file has been maintained. If they are different, then download the file again. In my example, they are the same, so no need to re-download.