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Author's profile photo Sharon Om

SAP Lumira Server 1.17 and Lumira add-on to BI 4.1 platform pre-requisites

Hi Everyone

What a week! Between 2014 World Cup and Lumira 1.17 GA, I can barely keep my head straight!

By now you should be able to access on SMP:

  • SAP Lumira 1.17 for your desktop
  • SAP Lumira Server 1.17
  • SAP Lumira Cloud, updated to the latest release

In the next day or two, please expect to see on SMP the Lumira add-on component for BI 4.1 platform. The official name of this component is:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI, add-on for SAP Lumira

In this release, SAP Lumira Server requires updates to your HANA system. Please also ensure to check the PAM (Product Availability Matrix) document and release restriction notes before you start.

SAP Lumira Server 1.17 requires:

  • SAP HANA 1.0 SP8 (rev 80)
    • Make sure SAP HANA Lifecycle Manager (SAP HANA LCM) is installed on your HANA server box
    • Make sure SAP HANA Studio 1.0 SP8 is installed on the administrator’s client OS and can connect to your HANA server
  • SAP SAL AFL component – SAP HANA Application Function Library (AFL) for the Self-serviceAnalytics Library (SAL) component
  • SAP Lumira Desktop 1.17 to publish datasets and stories

SAP BusinessObjects BI, add-on for SAP Lumira (a.k.a Lumira add-on) requires:

  • SAP Lumira Server 1.17, which requires components listed above including SAP HANA 1.0 SP8
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 SP3 platform
  • SAP Lumira Desktop 1.17 to publish datasets and stories

Here is the landscape view of how the Lumira add-on component connects the servers behind the scene.

Lumira_addon_landscapeview.png

Here is the view on required install components, including necessary sub components of SAP HANA.

Lumira_addon_installcomponents.png

We understand that installation of SAP HANA adds complexity to your deployment planning and thank you for taking your time and initiatives to post AWESOME step-by-step instructions and sharing your experience. We are also working on coming up with a summarized pre-flight checklist to be used in conjuntion with product documentation and with the additional blogs.

Finally, we are aware of your feedback inquiring why you need HANA to integrate Lumira to BI 4.  Simply said, it is the fastest way we can bring the capabilities built on Lumira Server into the BI 4 environment with minimum delay and gaps while taking advantage of the power that HANA can offer. In the future, you can look forward to enjoying more Lumira capabilities within your BI 4 infrastructure. We understand that not every organization is ready to deploy HANA today. We are also carefully looking into various ways to make your SAP and Lumira experience simpler for you.  We just want to let you know that everything you tell us is being heard and thought through.

Looking forward to hearing more from you about your experience and application of SAP Lumira 1.17!

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      Author's profile photo Donatas Budrys
      Donatas Budrys

      Thank you, Sharon,

      For this article, information and hope that some day SAP Lumira might be available in BI Platform without SAP HANA as currently it's very hard to explain to my Clients why SAP Lumira is still not integrated into BI Platform in the same manner as SAP Design Studio is and why we still cannot use SAP Lumira in it's full potential.

      Best regards,

      Donatas

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I agree with the sentiments expressed so far.

      As far as my clients are concerned, we will not be providing any information or support on this product until it becomes fully integrated with the BI Platform, without HANA.

      It will not be fair to them when we know we can not make the significant investment required to fully support all the features and functionality.

      Author's profile photo Mike Howles
      Mike Howles

      110% agree.  I understand they wrote the Lumira processing piece in HANA XS Application platform, but this alienates a large portion of the customer base.  The very fact that that Lumira Desktop works on a mere workstation further reinforces my lack of understanding of why this super powerful HANA tech is required, aside from someone deciding to write it on HANA.

      Author's profile photo Michele Ciarniello
      Michele Ciarniello

      it seems like not too much has changed till then...even now in Lumira desktop 1.28 I'm keeping to get same troubles with a large part of customers would like to leverage lumira potential features and presentation without hana installation! Bad!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sharon,

      Do we have a timeline by when we can get the Add on for BI servers?

      _panda_

      Author's profile photo Sharon Om
      Sharon Om
      Blog Post Author

      Hi All

      Update. Lumira add-on installation is released under the ramp-up program so that we have an opportunity to work closely the early adopters and act on feedback. Anyone with the BI platform license can participate in the ramp-up and you will be approved without any gating process.

      This add on installation will be made available in several locations on SMP. Right now it is available in one location:

      lumira_addon_SMP.png

      It is also expected to be found here, too but the software has not been mapped to the link yet.

      lumira_addon_SMP2.png

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sharon,

      I will sign-up for the ramp-up so I can provide early feedback and get access to the software!

      With kind regards,

      Martijn van Foeken

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sharon,

      I'm unable to select Lumira in the ramp-up request form. Can you help me out here?

      With kind regards,

      Martijn van Foeken

      Author's profile photo Sharon Om
      Sharon Om
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Martijn

      Can you try now (I see that the link from ramp-up download is updated today) and if it's not working, can you tell me what you are seeing? My access to SMP is a bit different because I am from SAP so I cannot tell what problem you see.

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sharon,

      The link has been updated correctly! I can now select SAP Lumira as 'Software Product' on the ramp-up request form. I submitted the form and hopefully I can download the software ASAP.

      Thanks for your help!

      With kind regards,

      Martijn van Foeken

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sharon,

      I got a reply back from Stefan Sahm on both Lumira and Crystal Reports ramp-up that I didn't had a valid license. Can you help me here? We have full licenses for both BI and HANA.

      Thanks for your reply!

      With kind regards,

      Martijn van Foeken

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sharon,

      same here, registration form now works, but we got also a replay from Stefan Sahm that we didn´t have a valid license. If I remember we had the same problems after the GA of Lumira Server.

      best regards,

      Sebastian

      Author's profile photo Sharon Om
      Sharon Om
      Blog Post Author

      Can you both please email me or message me privately your company name, SAP Customer ID, S-User ID, and name of your Account Executive (if you have one)? I will check.

      Thank you

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sharon,

      Just send you a DM.

      With kind regards,

      Martijn

      Author's profile photo Sharon Om
      Sharon Om
      Blog Post Author

      Following up. The partner enablement process of the ramp-up has not been completed yet.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Sharon,

      Do you know when the Lumira add-on for BI 4.1 platform will be GA?

      Chris

      Author's profile photo Juan Carlos Lazaro
      Juan Carlos Lazaro

      Hi Cristopher,

      the Add-on is already available. You can check in SMP now.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Juan,

      What is the exact location on SMP? I'm unable to locate it 😕 .

      With kind regards,

      Martijn

      Author's profile photo Juan Carlos Lazaro
      Juan Carlos Lazaro

      Hi,

      the location is the same as the rest of the SAP BO SW. You need to look for the following entry

      SAP LUMIRA IN-MEM. FOR BI

      Hope that helps

      Author's profile photo Sharon Om
      Sharon Om
      Blog Post Author

      I am still waiting for partner enablement. Will let you know as soon as I hear back.

      Author's profile photo Sharon Om
      Sharon Om
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Martijn

      Per our thread, please verify whether you now have the access.

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Raul Saet
      Raul Saet

      Hi Sharon,

      So just to be clear, is the BI add-on already GA or still RU?

      Tia and br,

      Raul Saet

      SAP SE, PSG West

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Raul,

      Currently the software is still available in the ramp-up area on SMP. The 'Target Ramp-Up Completion Date' is currently set to September 2014.

      With kind regards,

      Martijn

      Author's profile photo Nishanth Reddy
      Nishanth Reddy

      When i try to publish my story from Lumira Desktop to SAPBI. I get an error 'Missing HANA Connection'. Are there any steps we need to complete on SAPBI (other than installing the Lumira add-on for SAPBI)

      -Nishanth

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Nishanth,

      Have you followed all the steps in these two blogs?

      How to install SAP BusinessObjects BI add-on for SAP Lumira (Part 1)

      How to install SAP BusinessObjects BI add-on for SAP Lumira (Part 2)

      With kind regards,

      Martijn

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      Still could not find this add-on in SMP.

      Is it still in ramp-up phase ?

      When will it be available for all custommers ?

      NB: I'm a SAP Partner

      If I well understand the 1st comments, SAP HANA is required for "SAP BO BI, add-on for SAP Lumira" even if we just need to publish Lumira "stories" on BI 4.1 LaunchPad ???

      Is it still true ?

      This is actually unthinkable for many clients !

      Regards,

      Stéphane.

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks

      I think it's still on limited release, based on account requests.

      For sure,  you can search on "LUMIRABOE02_0-80000017.EXE"   <-  that the exact name of the download object.

      If you can't see it, you need to try another route (account )

      Regards,

      H

      LUMIRABOE02_0-80000017.EXE SAP BusinessObjects BI, add-on for SAP Lumira 1.2
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      And SAP HANA is required for "SAP BO BI, add-on for SAP Lumira" even if we just need to publish Lumira "stories" on BI 4.1 LaunchPad ???

      Incredible !

      Stéphane

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks

      that's right, the processing stack for Lumira server (and cloud) is purely the HANA platform at this time.

      you can demonstrate a quick POC by using: free Lumira Cloud -> publish public URL story -> BI Launchpad -> BI Workspaces -> configure URL component

      that is similar, but no data governance.

      Regards,
      H