5 am Club

5 am Club a book by Robin S. Sharma speaks about the benefits of waking up at 5 am every day before the rest of the world rises. The self-help book takes the form of a story where 2 people…

Listening Faster – Audiobooks at x2 speed

Over that last few weeks, I have begun listening faster than ever before than by listening to audiobooks on Audible at x2+ speed after each book is completed I increase the speed by 0.5 to find my max digestion speed.…

Check Node Manager Script

Hi Again, I just knocked up this nodemanager check script that you can run as a cron job making sure the Weblogic Java NodeManager is running and if not email you. See below for the script. The script can be…

Adding Colour to Solaris 10

I have spent hours trolling the net looking for a definitive guide on how to make colours (color if you are from the US) work in Solaris 10. By default colour isn’t enabled but once you know how it is relativity easy…

Informatica Backup Script

Hi, Its been a while since I posted, today a wrote a quick script that will take a backup of Informatica .rep file and store it in a specified location. The script works in any Unix/Linux based system if you…

OBIEE .lok .DAT files

Came across this issue today took me an age to work out what was wrong then I knocked up a couple of finds and boom all sorted. Anyway the below is more for self reference in case I come across it again. Other…

DAC Restart Script

Hi, Just thought I would share the script I wrote to restart your DAC server in the event of a crash, this can be helpful during the night as there is no need for a manual restart. I used a…

OBIEE Performance Tuning Part 3

For the final part of this guide we will take a look at some of the changes that can be made to the database to achieve better performance. The parameters I recommend changing are listed below;   Implementing these changes reduced my report timings further showing a clear…

OBIEE Performance Tuning Part 2

For the second part of my OBIEE Tuning guide we will look at the instanceconfig.xml and changes that can be made here. As stated in my previous post I dont believe in cache when performance tuning as it can lead to false…