How to install Design studio add-on in a Distributed Landscape
The purpose of this document is to give a high level understanding of how the Design studio add-on should be installed in a Distributed BusinessObjects Enterprise (BOE) or BI Platform (BIP) landscape.
Overview of the landscape:
BOE/BIP can be installed in a number of different ways to distribute the different parts of the BOE platform install in order to scale up the Platform capability. Therefore in this document it should be noted that we are just describing one scenario.
In the below distributed landscape BOE/BIP is installed on 3 different systems:
- CMS only
- Processing Tier (APS & other processing servers)
- Web Tier
Installing Design studio (DS) add-on in a Distributed landscape
DS add-on comes with three features:
- Analysis Application Web components
- Analysis Application Service
- Analysis Application support for Mobile Services
Here “Analysis Application Service” is a part of APS (Analysis Processing Server) running on Processing tier and “Analysis
Application Web components” & “Analysis Application support for Mobile Services” are part of Web tier.
In the above distributed landscape, DS add-on needs to be installed on all three systems but there is a sequence to be followed in order to install DS add-on on these systems.
CMS -> Processing Tier -> Web Tier
DS add-on should first be installed on all the CMS systems in the landscape, then on all the Processing Tiers which have APS running Analysis Application Service and lastly on all the Web Tier systems.
The DS add-on installer automatically picks up what is installed on the system and it will select the parameters required for that
CMS Web Tier
NOTE: If the above mentioned sequence is not followed when installing DS add-on, the error stated below will pop-up when you try to connect to BOE/BIP from a Design studio client.