PBCS March 2016 Update: FR Web Studio Is Almost Here

If you are a PBCS user, you should have gotten or will be getting an e-mail from Kash with the March release of PBCS. The headline to this release is the new Financial Reporting Web Studio. I’ll have a full post once the patch hits my PBCS test instance (very soon). In the meantime, have…

PowerShell and Hyperion: The Outline Load Utility

I was reminded recently that I promised to continue with PowerShell in my last PowerShell blog post, but that I hadn’t done it yet.  I may have gotten a little caught up in my home lab series.  So, if you were waiting and waiting for this, my apologies. Now that we have a little bit…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending February 27, 2016

This week was a little slow in the patch department, but plenty of great blogging going on. Patches and Updates: None! Blog Posts: This week I posted the final installment of the Building a Hyperion Home Lab series. Michelle encourages us to actively participate in user groups.  I’m a huge fan of ODTUG and the…

Latest Patches, Quick Links, and Presentations

I’ve been tinkering with the site lately and now I think most of the content should be ready to publish.  First, I had someone recently ask for a few of my older presentations, so I figured it was time to organize all of my old presentations and give them a final place to live.   So if…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: Putting It All Together

Before we get started, here’s the entire series in case you need to look back (or ahead): Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi Now that we’ve made it through…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending February 20, 2016

Two weeks…two weeks in review.  Let’s see how long we can keep this up! Patches and Updates: The Essbase 11.1.2.4.007 patch has been released.  This comes with a server patch along with the various client patches.  There are a few interesting features including the QUERYRESULTLIMIT for preventing stupid ASO user tricks and a few other…

Random Tip: Using WebLogic Admin Server to Monitor Services

Happy Friday!  There’s nothing quite like needing to restart one or all of your EPM services.  First you have to shut it all down and make sure it’s actually down.  Then you have to start it up in the right order and then you have to make sure it’s actually up before you send users…

New Quick Links Page

I decided to add a new Quick Links page to the site.  Like many of you, I go from version to version and environment to environment a lot.  This page includes links to all of the active documentation libraries on the Oracle site.  This page also includes the links to the various harder-to-find products like…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: Choosing Your Storage

Before we get started, here’s the entire series in case you need to look back (or ahead): Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi It’s finally time for the last…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending February 13, 2016

Welcome to the inaugural post of what I hope to make a weekly post collecting all of the news and information that was produced in the past week.  We’ll see how this goes… Patches and Updates: DRM 11.1.2.4.330 has been released.  It does require a password to download, but it is supposed to include the…