Webinar Series – Oracle EPM 11.2: The More Things Change…

  • Date: June 19, 2020
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Join us on Wednesday, June 24th for another stirring Oracle EPM session presented by Jeff Henkel, Managed Services Practice Lead at iArch Solutions.  The topic for the discussion will be EPM 11.2.1, the latest (and last) on-premise release from Oracle.

Some topics for discussion will be:

  • What’s New in 11.2.1 versus 11.1.2.4
  • Installing and Configuring
  • Migration Consideration
  • Future State Direction

The Webinar will be held Wednesday, June 24th from 12-1PM EST. Join us and bring your questions.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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iArch Solutions Presenting at ODTUG Kscope19

  • Date: April 19, 2019
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

ODTUG Kscope19 is the premier Oracle developer conference, attracting Oracle experts from all over the world. This year the conference is being held in Seattle, WA and will run June 23rd through June 27th. iArch Solutions Principal, Joe Malewicki, is honored to be presenting again this year.

iArch Solutions will also be an exhibitor at Kscope19 so stop by booth 224 to check out this year’s theme, win some prizes and chat about your company’s cloud roadmap. If you have not registered yet for the conference use code IAR19 to save $100. We look forward to seeing you there!

Find Your Path to the Cloud

Primary Presenter: Joe Malewicki, Jr [Principal – iArch Solutions]
Time: Jun 26, 2019 (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)
Room: 205, Level 2

Migrating to cloud may seem like an overwhelming task, but if you want to stay with your current on-premises software, you can still take the first step towards the cloud with an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. With this option, it’s like you are getting a new stadium to compete in, but you’re keeping the same high-performing team. 

We will discuss the different cloud offerings and if upgrading your software in the process can also benefit your team now or in the long run. We will discuss just how cost effective an on-premises upgrade can actually be. The cost and time savings alone might make you head back to the office and start planning the upgrade project today. If you’re ready to fully shoot for the cloud and migrate off of your on-premises software to the latest and newest, then a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is for you. You can get the cutting-edge products with no hardware costs involved. 

We’ll go over both options during this presentation and also look at a hybrid approach of starting with IaaS and then moving to SaaS as you bring on new technologies or sunset existing legacy systems. 

Please join us for this educational and informative session and let’s get you up to where you should be today! And remember—one person’s “cloud” is just someone else’s “computer.”

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Throwback Thursday – EPM Clouds Are Rolling In Fast!

  • Date: May 30, 2018
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Back by popular demand (or the workings of our founder Joe Malewicki and his insatiable quest to out-do last year’s booth!) we are proud to announce that iArch Solutions will be returning in all it’s glory to the annual ODTUG conference Kscope18 hosted this year at the Walt Disney World Resort Dolphin Hotel.
Planning on attending Kscope 18, use the discount code IARCH and save $100 off your registration.  While you are there, come check out our new booth, chat about your current and or future Cloud Migration needs or maybe just try to win some of our show stopping new bling!
We hope to see you in Orlando in June!
So with Kscope 18 just around the corner, we thought we would do a Throwback Thursday to Kscope 17 when Joe presented his “Best Speaker Award” winning presentation to a standing room only crowd only in San Antonio, Texas:

 “The EPM Clouds are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Premise System Now?”

The EPM Clouds are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Premise System Now?

Listen to the full presentation on our new iArch Solutions YouTube Channel:


 
 

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Taste of Kscope17 Webinar Series: The EPM Clouds are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Prem System Now?

  • Date: May 30, 2017
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Join us today May 30th, 2017 at 3:00pm EST for a Sneak peak preview of our Kscope17 Session:

“The EPM Clouds are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Prem System Now?”

Presented by our own Joe Malewicki.

Register Today!

Taste of Kscope17: The EPM Clouds are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Prem System Now?

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Flashback Friday

  • Date: March 3, 2017
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Did you hear the latest on Kscope 17?  Not only will iArch Solutions have their first ever booth, our own Joe Malewicki will be presenting at the conference.  Planning on attending Kscope 17, use the discount code IARCH and save $100 off your registration.  While you are there, come check out his presentation, “The EPM Clouds are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Prem System Now?”
We hope to see you in San Antonio in June!
So with Kscope 17 just around the corner, we thought we would do a Flashback Friday to Kscope 15 when Joe presented the following to a standing crowd only in Hollywood, Florida:

 “How Healthy Is Your Oracle EPM/Hyperion System Environment? (a.k.a. Is the Check-Engine Light On?)”

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Listen to the full presentation on our new iArch Solutions YouTube Channel:


 

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The month of milestones…

  • Date: January 17, 2017
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

untitled     iArch Solutions is happy to welcome 2017 with lots of exciting news.  January marks the 20th anniversary of Joe Malewicki working within the Oracle EPM/Hyperion software space.  It is this long-standing knowledge that gives clients the confidence, in both Joe and iArch Solutions, to tend to their Hyperion infrastructure architecture needs.  January also marks the 4th anniversary of  iArch Solutions.  Joe Malewicki, Principal owner, took a leap of faith 4 years ago, and has continued to service clients with the utmost knowledge and attention to their needs.  It is this combination of strengths that keeps clients coming back for our work.  As we continue to add the most experienced technical staff year after year, we strive to consistantly provide the best infrastructure services to our current and future clients.
As we previously mentioned, iArch Solutions is very excited to be hosting a booth at this year’s Kscope 17 conference. Well, we recently found out that our founder, Joe Malewicki will also be a presenter at Kscope 17 in June.  We are now less than 6 months away from Kscope 17, and there is lots to do to get ready for our exhibit… we think it will be the best at the conference!  Thinking about heading to San Antonio for the conference, use our discount code IARCH and receive $100 off your registration.
Looking forward to seeing you in June!

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Kscope 17

  • Date: November 22, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

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iArch Solutions is proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at Kscope 17 in San Antonio, Texas (June 2017).
Having presented in year’s past, we are excited to share our ideas at one of the top conferences on Oracle products.  Thinking about attending the conference?  Use our special discount code IARCH and save $100 on the registration!!
Come swing by our booth, check us out and enter yourself a chance in winning one of our great giveaways!  Stay tuned for more updates coming soon.  We look forward to seeing you in Texas!
http://www.kscope17.com/vendors

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Your time is valuable!

  • Date: April 4, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

 
It happens all the time.  You have a deadline looming and your Hyperion financial system starts to throw you error messages.
Don’t you wish you had someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to alleviate this headache? Look no further than your experts at iArch Solutions.  Our expert team of infrastructure engineers are here to be your go-to people for these unfortunate events.
Our Technical Managed Services support offerings provides you the freedom and confidence that you are receiving the most from your Oracle EPM and BI system.  With state of the art systems and our proven methodology we are able to proactively monitor and maintain your critical financial system.  That way, it is ALWAYS there when you need it.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the answer to your questions, just a phone call away?  With guaranteed SLA’s and 100% on-shore staff ready to assist you, we will be answering the phone whenever you need us.  Give us a call and see how we can help you.
Learn more about iArch Solutions Oracle EPM/Hyperion Technical Managed Services
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How To Create Microsoft Windows EPM/Hyperion Start and Stop Scripts

  • Date: March 28, 2016
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

People to tend to think that creating a master start/stop script, which can span multiple servers, is a difficult task.  Some Hyperion consulting firms out there even like to charge for such a beast.  They also try to convince you that you need to purchase their “specialized custom scripts” or “compiled start/stop programs” to do the job.  This just isn’t so!  Remember – anything they charge you for today, they’ll likely want to charge you to modify “tomorrow.”
There’s no secret sauce here folks.  There is no need to go spending your valuable money when all of the tools you need to create your own script are already in place within your Microsoft Windows infrastructure.  In the article below, we will show you step by step how to create your own custom Oracle EPM/Hyperion start/stop scripts which can be easily modified whenever you might need to do so.
Follow these quick and easy steps to create start and stop scripts for your Oracle EPM/Hyperion System running on a Microsoft Windows Operating system today!
On your Foundation Services Server, open/create a new text document using your favorite text editor.   We’re using the built in Notepad application from Widows (Start -> Run -> Notepad.exe).  I often add a few comment lines to the top of my scripts so it is a little easier to know which script I’m working with and what version of software it is for.
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Save the document by clicking on File and then Save As…
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Save the script and place it just under the Oracle location in a folder labeled “scripts.”  You can save it wherever you like, but if you place it here, it is less likely to be mistakenly deleted.  Please note that this is being saved as a .txt file.  This will be changed later, but to be safe, it should be saved in this format for now.
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The first thing to add to your script is a command to start Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).  That is, if you are using it for any of the software within your Oracle EPM/Hyperion System deployment.  If you’re not sure if you require this, you can run a Oracle EPM Topology report and check to see if any of the following products are configured:

  • Financial Management (HFM – prior to release 11.1.2.4)
  • Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA)
  • Strategic Finance
  • Financial Data Quality Management (FDQM – not required for Financial Data Enterprise Edition Manager – FDMEE)

For local IIS instances:

iisreset.exe /start

When you need to start IIS on a remote server:

iisreset.exe remote-server-name /start

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The first part of your start command will contain two items.  First, the  server where your service resides and second, what to do with that service.  Here you are asking it to start.

sc \<your-server-name> <switch>

In the example below, the”sc” stands for Windows Service Control, “Hyperion1” is our test server name and “start” is the action which you wish to perform using the “sc” command.

sc \Hyperion1 start

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Now, it is necessary to find the “Service Name” of your Oracle EP/Hyperion services in order to use them in your start commands.  Click on the start menu and in ther query box at the bottom type: services.msc and press enter.
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This will bring up the all the services that are running on this server.  It will not be limited to Hyperion/EPM products.  You will need to locate your services under either Oracle or Hyperion.  This depends on which version of the EPM/Hyperion system you are currently running.
Start by clicking the “Standard” tab at the bottom of the page and then scroll down until you find your services.  This example shows the many different services in this environment.  I will demonstrate the steps needed to finish your first start command.  The process simply repeats for each of these services.
I usually start with the “Oracle Process Manager” and then “Foundation Services.” Generally, in the more recent versions, aside from these two services, the order of starting is not critical.
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Right click on Oracle Process Manager and select Properties.
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The information in the Service Name box is what you need to highlight and copy.
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This is the next component of your start script.  Be sure to add in the double arrows >> to set up the next part of your script.

"OracleProcessManager_ohsInstance4262192120" >>

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This next part of your script creates a log that will keep the startup information for each command and time you run the script.
For example:

C:OraclescriptsServices_startup.log

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In this part of the command line you can control how long to wait before allowing the next command to run.  The “10” in “TIMEOUT /T 10” is equal to 10 seconds.  It also puts this information into that same startup.log file.

TIMEOUT /T 10 >> C:OraclescriptsServices_startup.log

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This is a sample of the second start command.  It is preferable to start Foundation Services second.  Technically speaking, since the release of 11.1.2.3, there is no longer a need for a specific start sequence.  Our experience has shown that starting these two services first reduces occurrence of errors.
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After copying the Service name from above, paste it into the next start command, as shown in the screen shot below:
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Once you have completed all your commands for all of your EPM/Hyperion services,  save your work.  Then right click on the file and select “Rename.”
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Change the .txt file extension to be “.BAT.”  This will convert your text file into a batch file. Click OK.
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You will now have the ability to run this script.  Please be sure to right click on this file and select “Run as Administrator.”
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It is now necessary to create a stop script.  You will follow the same steps as before but take notice of the slight changes in the commands.  Now instead of “start” you will use “stop” and you will replace “startup.log” with “shutdown.log.”
The order of processes to be stopped is best when reversed for the stop script.  The exception to this is the IIS stop command.  This can remain in it’s original position.
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Remember to initially save the document as a text file.
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Then when it is complete, and in place, change it to a batch file.
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click Yes.
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As with the start script, it is necessary to run the stop script as an administrator.  Simply right click on the stop script batch file and select “Run as Administrator.”
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I hope this was an informative and helpful blog for you.  Here is a sample of the start/stop scripts used in this article:

ECHO.
ECHO ------------------Starting Oracle EPM System 11.1.2.4 Services------------------
ECHO.
iisreset.exe /start
sc \Hyperion1 start "OracleProcessManager_ohsInstance3037049148" >> C:OraclescriptsServices_startup.log
TIMEOUT /T 10 >> C:OraclescriptsServices_startup.log
sc \Hyperion1 start "HyS9FoundationServices_Foundation1" >> C:OraclescriptsServices_startup.log
TIMEOUT /T 30 >> C:OraclescriptsServices_startup.log

 

ECHO.
ECHO ------Stopping Oracle EPM System 11.1.2.4 Services-----------
ECHO.
iisreset.exe /stop
sc \Hyperion1 stop "HyS9FoundationServices_Foundation1" >> C:OraclescriptsServices_shutdown.log
TIMEOUT /T 10 >> C:OraclescriptsServices_shutdown.log
sc \Hyperion1 stop "OracleProcessManager_ohsInstance3037049148" >> C:OraclescriptsServices_shutdown.log
TIMEOUT /T 10 >> C:OraclescriptsServices_shutdown.log
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Time for some Hyperion Spring Cleaning?

  • Date: March 22, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

 
Well the first day of Spring has come and that means one thing, time for Spring cleaning!
Not only do we need to do this in our personal lives, but professional too.  Now is the time to take a good look at your Hyperion Infrastructure and see if there are some potential problems brewing or maybe a way to get a little more gusto out of your Oracle EPM System technical investment.
Give the experts at iArch Solutions a call to schedule your detailed assessment and ensure you are working on the most stable and secure environment.  Check out the link below to see how comprehensive of an assessment we provide our clients.
 
Learn more about iArch Solutions Hyperion Technical Infrastructure Assessment and Environment Reviews Services
 
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