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How to Upgrade to BI4.1 SP02 to BI4.1SP06 Steps including Lumira Server:


Purpose:

The purpose of this document is to up-grade SAP Business Objects Application from 4.1 SP2 to SAP Business Objects Application from 4.1 SP6 with Lumira Server 1.28

Overview:

Environment Details:

Operating system: Windows Server 2008 64 Bit

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2

Web Application: Tomcat

SAP Business Objects Tools: SAP Business Objects BI Platform for enterprise 4.1 SP06; SAP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BIPLATFM


Installation & Configuration steps to upgrade BI4.1 SP02 to BI4.1SP06:

Pre Installation Check List:

  • Backup of file-store, tomcat configuration files & Data base.
    • Backup of CMS & Audit metadata
  • Backup of Following Configuration Files available at Tomcat (Web Tier) & BOBJ Layer (Management Tier & Processing Tier):
    • web.xml
    • server.xml
    • BILaunchpad.properties
    • Global.properties (If you have done any changes)
    • If you have implement custom changes at web or BOBJ layer, please take backup of those files.
  • Backup of SSO Configuration files available in your environment
  • Make a note of recurring instance available in current environment
    • Pause all instance before doing any upgrade activity


Post Installation Check List:

  • Installation of SAP BO 4.1 SP06

  • Installation of SAP Lumira Server 1.28
  • Validate the following Configuration files after installation available at Tomcat (Web Tier) & BOBJ Layer (Management Tier & Processing Tier):
    • web.xml
    • server.xml
    • BILaunchpad.properties
    • Global.properties (If you have done any changes)
  • Validate custom changes at web or BOBJ layer is same as earlier or not.
  • Validate your configuration with respect to below points:
    • SSO (SAP, Windows AD, LDAP, & Others like Oracle SIEBEL)
    • Start all paused instances and check the status after schedule.
  • Validate your reports available in your environment


SAP Business Objects Platform Services 4.x SPxx PAM Documents:

1338845 – How to find Product Availability Matrix (PAM) / Supported Platforms Document for SAP BusinessObjects Products

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1338845

1868888 – Where to find Support Packages or Patches for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 3.x and 4.x? [Video]

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1868888

SCN Thread related to Pre-requisite:-

Link:

http://scn.sap.com/community/bi-platform/blog/2014/07/27/sap-businessobjects-xi-31bi-4x-installation-prerequisites-and-best-practices-linuxunix

http://scn.sap.com/community/bi-platform/blog/2014/05/01/sap-businessobjects-installation-pre-requisites

Software Path in SAP Market Place:- Please refer above KBA for software detail


SAP Lumira 1.28 Details:-

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SAP Business Objects 4.1 SP06 Path:-

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Up gradation & Configuration Documents:


When the prerequisite system check completes successfully, click Next


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On the “SAP BusinessObjects BI platform services 4.1 SP6 setup” page, click Next.


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Accept the License Agreement, and click Next.

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Type a password for the CMS Administrator account, and click Next

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To start the installation, click Next. & Installation is in progress

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Updating Repository – Installation is in progress

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Finish

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Features available after upgrade from SAP BI 4.1 SP2 to BI 4.1 SP6:


Kill Session in Session Manager Tab:

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Installation & Configuration document of SAP Lumira 1.28 for BI Platform:


Accept the License Agreement, and click Next

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Select Features and click Next

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Type a password for the CMS Administrator account, and click Next.


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Installation is in progress

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Finish


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Note:-

  • After installation of SAP Lumira Server additional services will be available in SAP BusinessObjects Platform


Relevant Systems

These enhancements were successfully implemented in the following systems:

  • SAP Business Objects Platform Services 4.1 SP06
  • SAP Lumira Server For BIPLAT 1.28

This document is relevant for:

  • SAP Business Objects Administrator

Reference Material:

Upgrade Guide:

http://help.sap.com/bobip

Installation, Upgrade, Deployment:

https://websmp204.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/012002523100008807082015E/sbo41sp6_sp_update_en.pdf

SAP Lumira, server for BI Platform:

http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/lumS4BIP1/en/lumS4BIP_128_admin_en.pdf

How to Upgrade to BI4.0

http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/How+to+Upgrade+to+BI4.0

All you need to know before upgrading to BI4.0

http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/All+you+need+to+know+before+upgrading+to+BI4.0

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Upgrade – Overview

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-56525

Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-8292

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 Product Availability Matrix:

http://service.sap.com/sap/support/pam?hash=pvnr%3D67837800100900006540

How to install SAP BusinessObjects BI add-on for SAP Lumira (Part 1) – Ramp-Up!

http://scn.sap.com/community/lumira/blog/2014/07/01/how-to-install-sap-businessobjects-bi-add-on-for-sap-lumira

SAP Lumira Family Supported Versions Matrix

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-61446

SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 SP06 What’s New

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-64250

SNotes:

1338845 – How to find Product Availability Matrix (PAM) / Supported Platforms Document for SAP BusinessObjects Products

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1338845

1868888 – Where to find Support Packages or Patches for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 3.x and 4.x? [Video]

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1868888

1739722 Upgrade Management Tool – Prerequisites

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1739722

1654423 Migrations fails or take too long when using SAP BusinessObjects Upgrade Management Tool

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1654423

1804414 How to increase Upgrade Management Tool timeout?

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1804414

1863600 – How does session management work with SAP BI Platform 4.0 web application clients?

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1863600

1837122 – How to increase session timeout value for BI Launchpad and CMC in BI 4.0

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1837122


1950573 – Is it Necessary to Split the Adaptive Job Server in BI 4.x?

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1950573

Note 1768713:Crystal report when exported to PDF displays in wrong font in BOE XI 3.1

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1768713


Video ( SCN recoded webinar & YouTube):

SAP BI 4.1 – Solution Expert Webinars

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-56308


BI Upgrade: A Guided Tour of Online Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWcxShmqVe0&list=PLufF7pZxICBiJqcdJv-L1hVn8ZiWh70kk


Upgrade Process: Moving from BusinessObjects XI Release 2/3.1 and BI 4.0 to BI 4.1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWNhWNsnMZI

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Sizing and Virtualization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_TJXdfAH-Q

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Installation and Patching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvj_riui50Q

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Sizing and Virtualization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_TJXdfAH-Q

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Installation and Patching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvj_riui50Q

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Upgrade and Update – Best Practices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWNhWNsnMZI


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