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Getting started with Oracle BI: a virtual experience – Part VI

(continued from Part V)

Step 10

You are ready to access OBIEE web interface. Launch Firefox browser either from desktop icon, or from the top toolbar; its home page is set  to the Oracle Business Intelligence login page (http://localhost:7001/analytics/saw.dll?bieehome&startPage=1)

Note that several bookmarks are set up (see Fig. 1):

  • OBIEE  (http://localhost:7001/analytics)
  • WLS Console (http://localhost:7001/console)
  • Enterprise Manager (EM) (http://localhost:7001/em)
  • BI Composer (http://localhost:7001/analytics/bicomposer/faces/answersWizard.jspx)

NB: I was unable to launch BI Composer, ether due to configuration problems and/or Essbase services not running

Log into OBIEE (case sensitive)

User ID: Prodney        Password: Admin123

This will sign you in as “Paulo Rodney”; other user ID(s) and passwords are set up within the system; the document seems to imply that  BISAMPLE/BISAMPLE credentials pair is set up on the system - it does not work

OBIEE opens on General Index page which is packed with links to all the capabilities built into the application.

The following users are set up in the system:


Here is an example of a BI dashboard demo - one of the few supplied in this SampleApp_107 virtual machine

To log onto WebLogic Server console (WLS), click WLS console bookmark in the browser.

User Name: weblogic
Password: Admin123

Note: the same user id and password are used to log in onto Enterprise Management (EM) console

Here is an example of the WLS administrative console

You can access Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) in the same way; with the same user ID and password.

User Name: weblogic
Password: Admin123


And here's a sample of the EM administrative console


That's all. Hope this will spare you a few moments of aggrawation 🙂 Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Feel free to explore the applications on your own; you can also shut down system by killing off the VM environment - or you could do it in an orderly fashion using Oracle's provided scripts (see comments below)



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  1. Did you produce a Part VII (7)? I couldn’t find it. Thanks for what you’ve done so far!

  2. No, I did not… The shutdown sequence is of less importance but it is recommended to follow the reverse order in executing scripts found in [StartupScripts] folder:
    1- [],
    2 – []
    3- []

    If you’ve started Essbase and Oracle database – you can shut then down by running scripts [] and [], correspondingly.
    Hope this helps!

  3. Hi Alex: thanks again. I got my vm server going and eventually, with your help, my sample OBI environment. I’m coming from Brio, not 10g OBI so I’m having a bit of a rude awakening as to where our license is leading us…but enjoying the ride. Thanks for the stop order. When I go to the provided links on WLS and EM, there’s no login ID/PW option – just the bluish screen. Did you confront this?

  4. Another question: (sorry for my networking ignorance) to allow the vm machine running on my desktop to be used by others in my firm, are there any basic steps to make the vm samble OBI URLs accessible by coworkers? thx

  5. To make your VM accessible from outside you’d need to configure port forwarding (see; there is a nice visual guide here:

    >>When I go to the provided links on WLS and EM, there’s no login ID/PW option
    No, I have not experienced this particular behavior… make sure that you have enough RAM and disk space both host and guest allocation) – I’ve seen some services crash because of it

  6. For the missing logon to WLS…
    Thanks – I figured out that this seems to be an issue in the firefox browser on the guest system. By changing the view settings on the guest box or playing with the FF browser view settings.

    For remote login to the virtual guest on the host…
    Thanks for the youtube videos and discussion. I now at least understand the port forwarding concept I need to implement. As shipped, the V107 Sample App seems to have been set to Network: :”Host Only Adapter”. On line discussions talk about switching this to NAT or Bridged Adapter. In my case, when I made these changes, I couldn’t get the 2-WLS script to complete in the start up procedure. How did you get around this? Thanks again.

  7. I don’t think I ever had a problem starting WLS. Does it err out, or just hangs up?

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