I dont want to make any changes to the older version as it will be used for different purpose.
PATCH implementation would mean that I will be upgrading 18.104.22.168.x while I am already running a server with 22.214.171.124.x (We are using VM for this server)
You can use the upgrade assistant to upgrade the RPD and Catalog.
You can find the upgrade assistant in the below path OBIEE_11117\Oracle_BI1\bin . you have to run the file ua (or) ua.bat based on your OS. Then GUI will be opened for the upgrade and it will ask for the RPD and webcat path. by this way you can get the upgraded RPD and webcat, you can place the same in the 126.96.36.199.x and start accessing the report & dashboards.
as far as I have read only 10g rpd can be upgraded using ua.bat
still I gave a try and got below error:
UPGAST-00170: unable to validate the 10g RPD administrator username and password. Reason:UPGCMP:02720:RPD migration utility encountered the following fatal error: This repository is already a upgraded version.
did you try migrating the RPd directly to higher environment and check whether it works?
Thanks for the suggestions...
Please find below the suggestion that helped me and what I was looking for...
Take your RPD from machine A and Open Admin Tool on machine B and Open your RPD. Once Open, save it to desktop on your computer. Now you will have V325 RPD. Deploy this RPD to Server B.
For catalog , just move your catalog to Machine B and restart all services...
Once done, go to Administration tab in presentation services and do scan and update the catalog objects .. That will upgrade your reports to 188.8.131.52.