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All,

I am very happy to officially announce the release of Phase 2 of SAP’s BI Platform Pattern Books.


In this second phase, the Pattern Book has focused on how to deploy SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 release with SBO Mobile BI and SBO Explorer on Windows operating system and using SQL Server for CMS repository.

Deploying SAP BI Platform is often a challenging task. This book intends to address the challenges and provide guidelines to best practices with intuitive step by step instructions on how to deploy SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 server and it’s components into a real world system landscape on Microsoft Windows operating system.

Phase 2 SAP BI Pattern Book focuses on;

  • Installing SQL Server middleware including OLAP data source configuration with SSO
  • Setting up authentication (SAP & Windows AD) to integrate with customer’s existing infrastructure
  • Configuring Web Server (Apache) including reverse proxy and Web Application Server (Tomcat) cluster setup
  • Installing SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 cluster
  • How to add SAP BusinessObjects Explorer into SAP BI platform cluster
  • Setting up SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI and
  • A troubleshooting section

Links for the SAP BI Pattern Books;

Main Page

Deploying SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 on Windows

Deploying SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 on Linux

Please feel free to share this with your colleagues and our customers & partners.

Your feedback / comments are highly appreciated.

Best,

Sathish.

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  1. Ty Miller

    This is great.  A step by step story on how to install and configure the BI Suite to complement the dictionary format of the help documentation.

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  2. Laura Record

    Great stuff! Any idea when this will be available for download, or maybe viewable on a mobile device?  I’ve received feedback from customers already that this is very interesting for them but they’d really like other options for consumption of the information.

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  3. Gabor Kovacs

    Congratulations to the Team putting this together! Great addition to our BI enablement efforts. It should be available for download as well.

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  4. Dhirendra Gehlot

    Sathish, 

    This is great content. Thank you for developing and share  this content. The field services consultant would find it immensely useful. Great job!!

    Any plans to have a PDF and mobile version of this content available too? While the wiki pages are great, it is not as easily accessible specially when you are on the road ( on-site) and need it at your fingertips.

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  5. Vijay Priolkar

    Thanks Sathish.

    It will be very helful if available in a PDF format.

    Please let us know where we can find a PDF format of this great information.

    -Vijay

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  6. Gary HOOKER

    Fantastic resource! I was looking for a “book” to download  as pdf or buy.  I notice that it  appears to be all html pages as an online version only. Would it be possible to get a pdf version to download. Thanks for your great effort!

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    1. Merlijn Ekkel

      Hi Mikhail,

      If you are using SAP HANA for the CMS database, you must select the default database during installation then export the data to an SAP HANA database. See “To select SAP HANA as a CMS database” in the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform Administrator’s Guide.

      So in your setup you need to have the cluster being defined before moving the CMS DB into HANA.. If your system is already live, the only option we have at the current time is to make a a temporary CMS database in the default shipped database (SQLAnywhere) and once the installation is finished create a new node against the CMS running on HANA.

      Kind Regards

      Merlijn

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      1. Mikhail Budilov

        > If your system is already live, the only option we have at the current time is to make a a temporary CMS database in the default shipped database (SQLAnywhere) and once the installation is finished create a new node against the CMS running on HANA.

        Is it work?

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        1. Merlijn Ekkel

          Hi Mikhail,

          Yes this will work.. After doing the full installation including the CMS DB on SQLAnywhere you have the ability to remove the created SIA Node via the CCM.. Then if you create a new SIA Node and have this connecting to the CMS database running your current system, the system will be updated with the new services..

          It is recommended to have the CMS Cluster name being defined before you add additional nodes to a system.

          Kind Regards

          Merlijn

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  7. Mikhail Budilov

    Dear colleagues.

    Could you please add new chapter to pattern book:

    Apache 2.4 web server cluster

    Because it fail over point in pattern BO cluster.

    Thank you a lot.

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