Hi, I'm installing 2 instances of OBIEE in the same BI_HOME.
I have completed the installation of WLS 10.3.6 and have done a S/W only install of OBIEE 126.96.36.199.0.
Have used the config wizard to set up the first instance (Instance1) using the staticports.ini file, with all the values set as the default ones.
I now have to configure the second instance (Instance2) in the same BI_HOME.
I have created a new staticports.ini file, and have incremented all the default port values by 20 to create the new ports for Instance2. My question is, since i am re-using the same Weblogic Server for Instance2, should the Weblogic port remain as 7001, or should this also be changed to a new value?
depends on the question which application you mean. The WLS Console and the FMW Enterprise Manager will be using the same port since it will run only on your admin server. BI specific applications running on both instances (like bi server, bi presentation server,...) need own ports. So what you did was totally correct.
Thank you for the response.
However, I went ahead with the approach of changing the Weblogic port as well.
Theoretically speaking, re-using 7001 for both the instances should work, since the EM / Console allows you to choose a particular domain.
However, i was a little unsure about the manner in which the same 'weblogic' user could be reused for both the instances. This is because you are asked to setup a new password for weblogic when creating a second domain. So was confused as to how one user could have 2 different passwords to log into the same 7001 EM/Console.
Due to this, i went ahead and used 7031 for the second instance. I now have two weblogic users, and access two different EM/Consoles, one for each instance.