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Upgrading OBIEE 10g to 11g – Information Sources

I am in the process of planning an OBIEE 10g to 11g upgrade.  As you would expect, finding the appropriate documentation is the first step in the process.  Instead of rehashing what is already out there, this article simply shares some of the resources that I found along the way as I prepared for the upgrade.

Learn more about OBIEE 11g new features.

This link takes you to a “menu” of oracle documentation for Oracle Fusion Middleware Release 1 (11.1.1.6) – the latest release at the time of this writing. This is probably the most comprehensive source for information about this topic.

From the link above, click on “Business Intelligence” in the bottom-left and then locate the various documents – such as “Installation Guide”, “Upgrade Guide”, etc.

Specifically, click here for the System Requirements document; and click here for the Certification document.

I found this presentation by Rittman Mead on “Upgrading from OBIEE 10g to OBIEE 11g” useful – it provided a great overview of what’s involved in the upgrade process.   And another short article by Rittman Mead on “How, Why, Should I Upgrade to OBIEE 11.1.1.6?” added a few tidbits of information.

In this article from the howtobi blog, “Upgrading OBIEE 10g content to 11g”, you will find great step-by-step upgrade instructions.  Another step-by-step article, Upgrading OBIEE10g RPD and Web Catalog to OBIEE 11g, was found on the obieefans blog.

This is an article in Oracle Magazine covering the essentials of the upgrade process.

You may also want to view this tutorial on Oracle Learning Library:   Upgrading Oracle Business Intelligence from 10g to 11g

Although some of the information overlaps from article to article, it’s still a good idea to read various articles to pick up a few different bits of information from each.  I would recommend highlighting or capturing important content from each document, and start putting together a task list/project plan that you continuously enhance as you learn more.

When you are ready, the OBIEE 11g software can be downloaded here.

And to get a preview of what 11g looks like and some of the new features, you can check out these two tutorials on the Oracle Learning Library site:  Creating a Repository using Oracle BI 11g Administration Tool and Creating Analyses and Dashboards 11g

And of course, there is a lot more information out there.

Good luck with your upgrade!

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