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Author's profile photo WILLIAM MARCY

Installing SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 SP02

Hi everyone,

Like many of you, I watched the SMP waiting for the new version of SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 SP02. And it is finally available … and in time !

As a reminder, SAP BusinessObjects Maintenance schedule is available with the quick link:

http://service.sap.com/bosap-maintenance-schedule (PDF)

It’s Christmas before time !

What makes it so special Service Pack? It includes improvements in performance and especially adds new features as expected by many customers such as the grouping value in Web Intelligence (available in Desktop Intelligence but not anymore in Web Intelligence until now), use and re-use prompt values with predefined cells and mainly Excel datasource for Web Intelligence document over the Web !

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Step by step installation/upgrade

Before installing this service pack, you can take a look at these blog posts very useful to know the best practices for updating your SAP BusinessObjects platform and mistakes to avoid.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Suite 4.1 SP02 Released by Patrick Perrier

http://scn.sap.com/community/bi-platform/blog/2013/11/22/sap-businessobjects-business-intelligence-suite-41-sp02-released

Doing a full install for updating from BI4.0 to BI4.1? Think again… by Matthew Shaw

http://scn.sap.com/community/bi-platform/blog/2013/11/05/doing-a-full-install-for-updating-from-bi40-to-bi41-think-again

Time to upgrade from SAP BI 4.1 SP01 to SP02 : 1h15

Launch the update (3 Go) as a local administrator

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Check that all prerequisites are “success”. Sometimes an error occured with “Pending reboot” os you’ll to restart the server or find in registry key the term “Pending Reboot” and modify it only if it’s necessary (Emergency case).

Read and accept license contract as usual.

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Connect to the CMS with your administrator password.

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Launch the update and wait.

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Then, SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 SP02 is installed.

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And finally it’s done !

Connect to the BI Launch Pad or CMC to see the version updated (in Help menu) of your BI Platform to SP02. Enjoy new features !

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More blog posts are coming about new capabilities included in this new SP02 about http://scn.sap.com/community/businessobjects-web-intelligence, http://scn.sap.com/community/bi-platform and http://scn.sap.com/community/semantic-layer.

TEASER : Just for teasing, see the new datasource for a Web Intelligence document based on the Web application

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      Author's profile photo Richard Offenberger
      Richard Offenberger

      Hi,

      Can we upgrade directly to 4.1 SP2 from 4.0 SP6?  or do we need an intermediate upgrade step?

      Thanks

      Dick

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      Former Member

      Yes. Please check Forward fit plan, see if any fixes are missing in 4.1 SP2

      Author's profile photo Patrick Perrier
      Patrick Perrier
      Author's profile photo Richard Offenberger
      Richard Offenberger

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Richard, were you able to update directly to 4.1 SP2 from 4.0 SP6?  I am trying to make sense of the Forward Fit plan however getting little confused. 

      Author's profile photo Richard Offenberger
      Richard Offenberger

      Yes, we upgraded to 4.1 SP2 and then put on patch 1.

      We upgraded in parallel... 2 CMS servers, then the other 4 (processing and web)

      I am not sure what patches you need included but it looks like it covers most of SP06

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Author's profile photo Venkateswaran Krishnamurthy
      Venkateswaran Krishnamurthy

      Thank you Wiliam Marcy... A helpful document.  Really a Christmas Gift...

      Regards,

      Venkat

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Marcy, Do we need to uninstall the old SP?

      Author's profile photo WILLIAM MARCY
      WILLIAM MARCY
      Blog Post Author

      No, It's not necessary.

      Author's profile photo Rahul Verma
      Rahul Verma

      Nice use of Bitstrips here 😉

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Marcy,

      can you please share step by step installation on AIX box.

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo WILLIAM MARCY
      WILLIAM MARCY
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      Sorry but I don't have this kind of landscape to share the tutorial. You can refer to the Installation Guide available in help.sap.com to read all steps required.

      Regards,