I am installing OCI 6.3 in my laptop. It is Dell E6420 Win7-64bit. Server was installed successfully. When I run DWH setup, I get below error:
"Another version of this product is already installed. Tnstallation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the exisiting version of this product, use add/remove programs on the control panel."
You need a special MSI installer to install both the OnCommand Insight Server and Data Warehouse on the same machine. You can not do it by running the two MSI installers one after the other.
The MSI installer to achieve this is not available on Support with the other OnCommand Insight installers, I don't know whether and/or where you could get it. Maybe someone else here can help you there.
4 GB is a bit short. When I try to run everything on my Win7 physical laptop with 4 GB of RAM I end up killing pretty much everything else. And still the DWH will behave erratically most of the time. Running just the OCI server is fine though.
On the other hand, in a Parallels VM running on a 8 GB laptop, I can run the OCI server and DWH together with just 4.5 GB of allocated RAM thanks to the virtualisation.
ok, I ordered for more 4GB RAM. Is it necessary to intall any other OS on VM or I can use my native Win7 64bit to create test environment?
Another thing, once it is installed how can I restore my production database. Because I will have 2 DB files, from server and DWH. Restoring second DB will destroy the previous data. Any solution for it?
64bit Windows 7 doesn't have any memory limits you are likely to encounter.
You can restore a DWH DB and a OCI DB to the same system - they will not overlap. You need to restore the DWH DB through the DWH administrative portal, and the OCI DB through the OCI management portal.
Question – have you moved your laptop around. I.e, are you network interfaces in the same state they were in the last time the OCI services were started?
OCI basically doesn’t expect network interfaces to go up and down, and also stamps the registry with some values as to what it perceives your FQDN to be. If this fluctuates depending on where you are when the OCI services start, it could be in a weird state.
We do have some options to hack OCI to run on the localhost address. This is equally unsupported as running OCI + DWH on the same machine, but pre sales and PS folks may do this to live in a world of bluetooth tethering + wifi + ethernet from cube to conference to customer to hotel.
The client log is named “sanscreen-client.log” it lives in %USERPROFILE% , which is “c:\users\XYZ” on Windows 7/2008 by default, where XYZ is your username. Reviewing the client log might be helpful
Yes, I do move my laptop very often sometimes to different floors/buildings or cities? Its part of my role. I represent OCI to other teams and peoples to show its power and trying to involve them. Can you tell me that trick so that I can run it on my laptop. I cannot connect every time to our production system as it is located in another country, and sometimes there is no or network speed issues.