We are using OBIEE (version 184.108.40.206.0) on a Red Hat Linux 5.5 (so 2.6.18-194.17.1.e15x86-64), in the client we are try to create the ODBC for OBIEE, but we are found same problems.
1 - In the ODBC Data Source Administrator, we had created a new ODBC in the system DSN, with driver provided by OBIEE (driver "Oracle BI Server 11g_OH ...")
2 - Identify the server where we had installed OBIEE
3 - Identify the user and password for Oracle BI server
4 - Enable flag of the port, with is value
5 - Enable flag Connect
When we perform next, it tries to connect to server OBIEE and returns the following error message :
[nQSError: 12017] Unexpected socket read timeout: connection terminated by network, e.g. by the firewall.
[nQSError: 12008] Unable to connect to port 9704 on machine 10.128.203.101
We already turned off the firewall and anti-virus, but the problem persists.
If we don’t activate the flag Connect, the ODBC is created (but occurred an windows error), in the Oracle BI Administrator Tool when we try to access by File>Open>Online, but returns the following error message:
Logon failed due to: [nQSError: 37001] Could not connect to the Oracle BI Server instance..
Anybody have suggestions how to solve this problem?
Yes, make sure that you are referencing port 9703.
Also, ensure that you can actually connect within the System DSN Configuration itself.
If you have adjusted the firewall while your admin tool was open, during testing we found that if you exit the Admin Tool and re-open it all should work. If not disabling the firewall completely ensure that you open up port 9703 for the connectivity. Also, during testing we always select a default Subject Area in the System DSN Configuration.
Conducting these items should allow you to connect if your RPD is in fact intact on the server.