OBIEE 12C - Service Instance

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1 - About

A service instance is a container for all OBIEE metadata (repository data, presentation catalog, security policy)

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3 - Management

You manage a service instance in an BI domain using WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)

3.1 - Default value

ssi

3.2 - Location

  • ORACLE_HOME\user_projects\domains\bi\bidata\service_instances

3.3 - Configuration

There is no special configuration but you can found the definition at the root location. The service instance as:

  • a key
  • owners
  • and stores
service.xml
<service-instance>
   <key>ssi</key>
   <description>Default BI Service Instance</description>
   <service-owners>
      <service-owner>weblogic</service-owner>
   </service-owners>
   <modified>2018-02-08T13:21:23.480+01:00</modified>
   <properties/>
   <stores/>
</service-instance>

3.4 - Get

The service instance key can be found:

  • in the location
  • in the following file ORACLE_HOME\user_projects\domains\bi\bidata\components\OBIS\instance_mapping\obis1\mapping.xml (ServiceInstanceKey)

With wlst:

domainHome='F:\\Oracle\\Middleware\\Fmw\\user_projects\\domains\\bi'
listBIServiceInstances(domainHome)
INFO: Service Instance retrieved from the environment is ServiceInstance [
        description = Default BI Service Instance,
        key = ssi,
        path = service_instances\ssi\metadata,
         ]
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3.5 - Backup

You can backup a BI Service Instance into a BAR file, and subsequently restore it either to the existing service instance running in the BI domain, or into a different service instance running on a different BI installation.

4 - Document / Reference