Information Platform Services (IPS) Installation
In this blog i amexplaining the stand alone installation of IPS 4.0 SP2 as a CMC to Data Services 4.0. This is the first part of the blog and in the subsequent parts i
will explain the installation of DS 4.0 (stand alone) and configuration. The installation is carried out in Windows operating system Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server 2008 R2
as database. Though DS 4.0 comes with SQL database, I preferred to install a separate database and configure with data services. If you are planning to
install DS 4.0 with the bundled database then SQL console needs to be installed separately during the installation process.
Hardware requirements varies depending on the requirement. I have decided to go with the the minimum required of 30 GB free disk space and 8 GB memory.
Pre-requisites (for more detals please refer SAP document)
I installed the following supporting software as prerequistite before the actual installation.
- Microsoft .NET 4.0
- Adobe flash player
- Java updates
Before the installation of IPS, I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 with SQL authentication and created a user name and test database.
PART – I – IPS 4.0 SP2 INSTALLATION
Execute the exe file and the first screen checks for prerequisites. Any critical failed components need to be installed before proceeding.
After the prerequisities enter the company name and product key code in the next screen (not shown here). Click next to accept the license agreement. Also choose the language pack (I chose English) needed. You will be asked to select the Installation type – Full, Custom/Expand and Web tier.
I selected ‘Custom/Expand’ option to have more flexibility in chosing and selecting the components required.
You are asked to chose an installation directory and i decided to go with the default directory. Personally, when ever i install i prefer to chose the default directory to
avoid future configurations and any other assoicated issues associated with it.
Since i selected the Custom installation option, i chose web-tier, platform services and administrator tools for my installation. I didnot chose the database access,
because i do not have any plans to access any other external DBs.
You can also expand each of the features and custom select the required sub components. Also one can see the disk utilization for all/each feature separately by clicking the “Disk Cost”. In the subsequent screens, you would be ask to configure the nodes and ports fro SIA and CMS.
The above picture is self explantory asking one to chose between a new IPS or expand the existing one. Since i do not have an existing IPS, i go for the first option.
For convenience, i maintained the default SIA and CMS port as shown below.
Those who have installed Business Objects would be familiar with the below screen. Like BOXI, you have to configure a CMS account creating Administrator account/password and cluster key.
In next screen, we have to enter SQL Server credentials for the data base. Though I installed an SQL version I choose to deploy an SQL instance through IPS. Default user account is chosen for both the SQL and IPS.
No change in the default port values for HTTP and application servers (Tomcat), which is part of the IPS bundle.
Now you are ready to install the IPS and in the post installation we have to check the access to CMC.
Post installation you will be prompted for checking the CMC and monitoring tool to configure and test the working.
After installing try login to CMC through the browser localhost:8080/BOE/CMC. Enter credentials for login, the system name should be <localhost name>:6400 (the default port chosen during installation)
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it. 🙂