I am having trouble configuring Oracle Forms and Reports 11gR2 on RHEL 5.8 x64. WebLogic 10.3.6 is installed as well as the Forms and Reports software.
When I go to run the config.sh file I can run through the steps and setup the Domain/Middleware Home/etc without issue. However, the configuration process fails when trying to configure the Report Server Components. The install log says:
install2012-11-15_02-02-38PM.out:oracle.as.config.impl.SimpleProvisionException: Invalid component name: RptSvr_xxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxx. (Component name must begin with an alphabetic character; may only contain alphanumeric characters, or the underscore (_) or hyphen (-) characters; and must be 4 to 30 characters long.)
The xxxxx's are to protect the server identity which include the hostname.domain. The thing is, the report server name is generated by the configuration process. It isn't something I can name myself. How can I configure Forms and Reports 11gR2 so that the report server name is within 30 characters?
It turns out that Forms and Reports 11gR2 is reading from /etc/hosts to create a Reports Server name. By reversing the order in /etc/hosts to read hostname hostname.localdomain a shortened Reports Server name is created. Very strange.