EPM Compact Deployment issue in 11.1.2.4

A compact deployment in EPM is when there are multiple Java Web Applications deployed to a single WebLogic Managed Server called EPMServer0.  A compact deployment is part of Oracle’s standard deployment documentation for EPM; however, I do not recommend it for production systems.  The compact deployment is an option for development or sandbox environments as it reduces the memory (RAM) requirements for the EPM system.  That means that you can size a development environment smaller than your production environment if you use the compact deployment.  There are some trade-offs in going this route, so do your homework to make an educated decision before using compact deployment.

This is a fairly minor issue with a quick fix.  I found on my laptop installation of EPM that my icons were not displaying in Shared Services when attempting to assign filter access to a user.  My colleague, Kenneth Staudt, pointed me to a Knowledge Base article on Oracle’s support site that described the issue exactly.  The instructions on KB article 1612768.1 are for 11.1.2.3.003 and later; however, the folders are a little different in 11.1.2.4.

If you run into this issue, copy the “ui_themes” folder from …\Oracle\Middleware\user_projects\domains\EPMSystem\servers\EPMServer0\tmp\servers\EPMServer0\tmp\_WL_user\SHAREDSERVICES_11.1.2.0\nth7gv\war to …\Oracle\Middleware\user_projects\domains\EPMSystem\servers\EPMServer0\tmp\servers\EPMServer0\tmp\_WL_user\WORKSPACE_11.1.2.0\rj8acj\war.  After that, restart your EPMServer0 Managed Server and you should now have the icons in the Access Control screen.

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2 comments

  1. I found this issue on an environment without compact deployment so I decided to find out if an OHS rewrite rule can give us a solution that can survive clearing the tmp folders – and it can!

    Create a folder called “X:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\common\epmstatic\workspace” and then copy the “ui_themes” folder under that directory.

    Add the following line to epm_rewrite_rules.conf:
    RewriteRule ^/workspace/ui_themes/(.*) /epmstatic/workspace/ui_themes/$1 [PT]

    Then restart OHS and your icons will display correctly!

    I’m guessing Oracle will release a patch for this shortly.

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