After a long long wait, EPM 11.2 binaries have been released Dec 18th on Oracle eDelivery.
As a reminder, this version should be the last EPM Hyperion On-Premise release, supported until end of 2030.
Lets go for a first installation and first feedback! And as a first advice: read carefully the readme and installation guide (see useful links at the end of the post).
As usual, download the EPM packages from Oracle eDelivery.
Be sure to choose Oracle Hyperion Planning Plus if you need the full Hyperion stack including Essbase (Essbase package is not included in Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Plus):
Then build the EPM installer as usual by unzipping the zip files. Please note you only need yellow packages hereunder to install standard Hyperion platform (HFM, Planning, Essbase, FR, FDMEE):
The total size of the packages including OID is about 20 GB, 16 GB for Oracle Hyperion binaries.
Proceed exactly the same way you install Hyperion 126.96.36.199!
About 13 GB are needed to install the full Hyperion stack.
Architecture of this first installation:
- One EPM 11.2. box on Win 2016 x64 SE
- One SQL 2016 database box
Be careful here: before starting the configuration, you need to use the RCU tool to create the repository for FMW 12g. It could be a little bit confusing, since this repository comes in addition to the standard ones for HSS, HFM, etc… Also note that if you configure on SQL Server, the collation is not the same for the RCU repository and the standard Hyperion repositories. And don’t forget to update manually RCUSchema.properties to finish:
So once again, read carefully the documentation before starting the configuration.
Once the prerequisites have been applied, nothing new regarding the configuration process, except the process is a little bit longer (be patient):
Workspace login page
Same than 188.8.131.52. Just have a look to the Copyright date to be sure it’s 11.2!
Workspace home page
Since the Reporting and Analysis architecture has been dramatically simplified, Workspace home page is also dramatically simple now!
After a first navigation in the different Hyperion modules, the conclusion is the screens are the same than Hyperion 184.108.40.206:
HFM Consolidation Administration
EAS Console is stil the same…
Don’t forget to change the JAVA_HOME path before first launch.
As a first conclusion
In an end-user perspective, the product is the nearly the same than the prior release. Please note that:
- FR Studio thick client doesn’t exist anymore.
- HFM Metadata editor doesn’t exist anymore (this feature should be available in the Workspace, to be tested).
- Adobe Flash is no more needed for Calculation Manager.
In a technical point of view, the main benefit is the certification for recent OS and middlewares (Win 2019, FMW 12g, JDK 1.8…). We hope additional products will be added to the certification matrix soon (is Windows 2016 certified?? what about Chrome browser?).
Technical architects, be careful with the memory: 2 GB for each Web App seem to be the starting point!
Additional tests have to be done now regarding the application part and the way to upgrade (HFM, Planning, etc…): stay connected!
Oracle eDelivery: https://edelivery.oracle.com
EPM 11.2 Home page and Readme: https://docs.oracle.com/en/applications/enterprise-performance-management/11.2/
EPM 11.2 Installation and Configuration Guide: https://docs.oracle.com/en/applications/enterprise-performance-management/11.2/hitis/launch.html
EPM 11.2 Certification matrix: https://www.oracle.com/a/otn/docs/epm-11.2-cert-matrix.xlsx