Thoughts, ideas and solutions from a few EPM consultants.

com.essbase.api.base.EssException: Cannot sign on to domain. Error initializing the ORB. com/hyperion/dsf/api/DsfException

Today I found the error message com.essbase.api.base.EssException: Cannot sign on to domain. Error initializing the ORB. com/hyperion/dsf/api/DsfException in the Planning_WebApp.log on one of the servers in a clustered environmnet. It took quite a bit of digging but after sometime I found that this particular error had to do with a missing jar file (ess_japi.jar.) I will assume this was an oversight on my part and that I missed a step when patching this system to 11.1.2.3.50x. After copying the ess_japi.jar from a working server to the D:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib folder the issue seems to be resolved. Normally this wouldn't warrent a blog post but while planning in workspace seemed to be working fine this issue manafested itself in some strange ways.

Symptoms
  • Calculation Manager Validation Fails with following error message:



    Validation error was received from the Planning server. 'Error: Unable to retreive custom defined functions and/or macros from hte Essbase server. Verifiy that Hyperion Essbase is running and the application exists. Rule [Application].[Database].[Rule_Name]'
  • SmartView is able to login but issues the following error on forms:



    Cannot connect to the provider. Make sure it is running in the specified host/port. Error(12031).
  • Essbase Administration Server (EAS) refuses to authenticate users indicating:



    Login Failed.