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You may wish to refer my previous blog All about SAP BusinessObjects Mobile – Part 1: Overview

 

Now let me walk you through different deployment options:

Deployment Option 1: If you are deploying only to BlackBerry devices registered on a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).

Deployment Option 2: If you are not using a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) as part of your SAP BusinessObjects Mobile deployment i.e. only to non-BlackBerry devices and/or BlackBerry devices not registered on a corporate BES.

Deployment Option 3: If you are deploying BOBJ Mobile to a mixed user population that includes BlackBerry devices registered on a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and other devices.

Deployment Option 4: If you are deploying SAP BusinessObjects Mobile on iPad.

 

Deployment Option 1: 


When should you go with this option:

If you have BlackBerry devices registered on a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and users want to access webi/crystal reports on their blackberry devices.

What to expect from this:

Tighter integration between BOBJ Mobile and your corporate email and address books.

The push mechanism of the BES Mobile Data Service (MDS) lets you push data and IT policies to the BlackBerry devices automatically.

Additional info:

On a BlackBerry only deployment, where all devices are registered on a corporate BES, no corporate firewall/proxy server is necessary.

In such a deployment, the DMZ server is not mandatory.

 

Deployment Option 2: 

When should you go with this option:

If there is NO corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and if there are mixed users, i.e. both blackberry and non blackberry users.

Additional info:

The Mobile server is located behind the firewall or proxy server on your corporate intranet.

In this case, BusinessObjects recommends you to include a firewall and/or proxy server to ensure secured communication between devices and the BusinessObjects Enterprise server.

 

Deployment Option 3: 

 

When should you go with this option:

If you have BlackBerry devices registered on a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and non blackberry users as well.

Additional info:

In this configuration a BES and a firewall or proxy server are necessary. The Mobile server and the BES are located behind the firewall or proxy server on your corporate intranet. 

 

Deployment Option 4:  


The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile solution on iPad allows end users to access the SAP BusinessObjects Web intelligence documents.

Additional info:

This solution contains three components:

  1. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile client
  2. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile server
  3. SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server

The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile server supports deployment in DMZ environment. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile client on the extranet interacts with the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server on the intranet using the DMZ environment.

Deployment Scenario:

 This deployment scenario includes an internal firewall to ensure secured communication between the Mobile server and the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server on your corporate network (DMZ).

When should you go with this option:

This deployment scenario includes an internal firewall to ensure secured communication between the Mobile server and the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server on your corporate network (DMZ).

How to do deploy (from 10000 feet):

In this configuration, there is a firewall between the Mobile server and the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server. 

You might also want to encrypt the communications between the Mobile servers and the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server.

By default, the communication between the Mobile servers and the Mobile clients are encrypted.

To do so:

  1. We need to configure the “-port” AND “-requestPort” parameters for the following servers into the BOE Central Management Console (CMC):
    1. CMS (for authentication, querying info store, and browsing the repository).
    2. CrystalReports2011ProcessingServer and CrystalReportsCacheServer (for Crystal reports)
    3. Web Intelligence Report Server
    4. Adaptive processing server (only if you have enabled auditing)
  2. Configure the SDK listening port on the mobile server through the “-Dooc.iiop.port=xxxx” java application property (‘xxxx’ being between 6400 and 6420);
  3. Configure, if required, the CORBA SSL on the BOE severs and also on the Mobile servers.
  4. Set up any DNS resolutions (if needed) on the Mobile server for the machine names stated in the “-port” parameters.
    After installing and configuring Mobile server, you need also to configure the connection between the proxy server and/or BES, if there is one, and the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile server. You need to open three ports on the firewall:
    1. a port for the Authentication server (VAS)
    2. a port for the Job server (VMS);
    3. a port for the OTA web application page.

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