Some very common questions among the enterprise deployments of an Oracle BI solution are, "how can I have Oracle BI start up when the server boots?" or, "especially with a Windows OS, how can I log off the server where Oracle BI resides and still keep the Oracle BI server application running?"
The solution, or an answer to these questions, is ancillary when compared to the overall architecture, security, and metadata modeling efforts behind the main BI effort. Nonetheless, once this keep-alive solution is implemented, you'll wonder how you did without it.
On a Windows OS, we can take advantage of Windows Services. On a *Nix server, we can take advantage of the
chkconfig system startup functions. ...