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If you’re updating your SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform to Lumira 2.x then you’ll have a few questions about the various server Add-ons. This blog provides a high-level view of the steps you need to follow to update your Design Studio 1.x and Lumira 1.x Add-ons to Lumira 2.x.

Convergence

Lumira and Design Studio have converged into a single product and a single document type. Whilst there two client-side end user interfaces, one for the Designers (SAP Lumira, Designer) and one for Discovering (SAP Lumira, Discovery) there is a single server Add-on.

How do you update to Lumira 2.x?

If you already have deployed Lumira, or Design Studio or both, then you’ll need to know how to update. This diagram is probably the best way to explain:

Workflow A: No existing Lumira 1.x or Design Studio 1.x Add-on

You need to install the ‘full’ Lumira 2.x BI Platform Add-on.

Perhaps very obvious but I thought I’d mention it!

Workflow B: Existing Lumira 1.x

You need to install the ‘patch’ Lumira 2.x BI Platform Add-on.

Since you already have Lumira installed, albeit version 1.x, you need to ‘patch’ from Lumira 1 to Lumira 2.

Workflow C: Existing Design Studio 1.x Add-on

You need to install the ‘full’ Lumira 2.x BI Platform Add-on.

Since you don’t have Lumira installed, you’ll need the ‘full’ install package.

Once you’ve installed the ‘full’ add-on, your old ‘Analysis Application’ BI Platform server service will be redundant. It simply won’t be used any more. So, you should delete it, from within the Central Management Console, to regain some resources from your servers.

I’ve captured a step-by-step workflow, shown below, taking you from start to finish.

Workflow D: Existing Lumira 1.x and Design Studio 1.x Add-on

You need to install the ‘patch’ Lumira 2.x BI Platform Add-on.

Because you have the Lumira Add-on already installed, you’ll need to ‘Patch’ to Lumira 2, even though you’ve also got Design Studio Add-on installed.

Once you’ve installed the ‘patch’ add-on, your old ‘Analysis Application’ BI Platform server service will be redundant. It simply won’t be used any more. So, you should delete it, from within the Central Management Console, so to gain some resources on your servers.

Workflow E: Updating Lumira 2.x to another Lumira 2.x

Always apply the ‘patch’ Lumira 2.x BI Platform Add-on to update Lumira 2.x to another Lumira 2.x

Once you have updated your BI Platform to Lumira 2.x then all subsequent updates to Lumira 2.x require the patch update, regardless of what you had installed beforehand.

Do NOT uninstall any existing Lumira 2.x software, to then perform a ‘full’ install. All you need is a ‘patch’ update.

There is NO need go via any particular Lumira 2.x version (with the only exception if you where on the Lumira Early Adopter Care Program there are known update issues. KBA 2521113) This means you can update directly from say Lumira 2.0 SP2 to Lumira 2.1 SP1, by just applying the ‘patch’.

Step-by-Step Workflow C: Existing Design Studio 1.x Add-on Update to Lumira 2.x

 

Before I apply the ‘full’ Lumira 2.x BI Platform Add-on you can see my existing Design Studio service defined in the Central Management Console. I have a dedicated Adaptive Processing Server with two services: ‘Analysis Application’ (the Design Studio processing server) and ‘DSL Bridge’ (for processing my Universe queries from within my Design Studio applications).

I built a very simple Design Studio Application in Design Studio 1.6. I built it off my Auditing Universe!

On starting the ‘full’ Lumira 2.x BI Platform Add-on installer you see the usual license agreement:

Here you select the services. I always install all the services and I recommend you do the same. Whilst you may not intend to run all of these services on the same machine, doing so provides consistency and the flexibility should you change your mind without having to come back to install them.

Enter the CMS and Administrator password details:

The install then starts:

The install is then finished:

My old Design Studio Application can now be stopped and deleted, since it’s never going to be used again. Instead a new Lumira Server Service will do all the work of what the old ‘Analysis Applications’ service did.

The new Lumira Server Service will also process what the old Lumira Server Service processed too of course. There is one single processing service for both tasks, since it’s completely integrated at the back-end.

With my old ‘Analysis Applications’ Server Service deleted, I can still open my old Design Studio Application. It will be processed by the new Lumira Server Service.

Other workflows

We are not recommending to uninstall the old ‘Design Studio 1.x’ Add-on or uninstalling the old ‘Lumira 1.x’ Add-on.  We strongly recommend you just update without uninstalling any previous Add-on.

 

All BI Platform Services?

As I mentioned in this blog I strongly recommend installing all the Lumira components. I not only recommend you install all the Lumira components, but also to install all these Lumira components on all the machines in your cluster. Why? Because it provides consistency and flexibility. It means your configuration is no longer tied to a decision you make at install time, you might want to run some components on other machines later. Additionally, some components, like the WACS requires an update for Lumira, so you might as well install all components everywhere, otherwise you won’t be able to run WACS anywhere.

However, I also strongly recommend you install all the BI Platform services everywhere too. For exactly the same reasons: it provides consistency and flexibility. So before you update to Lumira 2, go to the BI Platform install and modify it, and select all the other components that aren’t already installed. There are sometimes software defects because not all components are installed and doing this before installing Lumira 2 will help avoid those kind of issues. This is especially true when Lumira 1 was run on a ‘dedicated’ machine.

 

Lumira 1 to Lumira 2 document conversion

With your servers now updated to Lumira 2, you will not be able to view any Lumira documents, until you have converted them via the desktop into the new format.

Please follow SAP Note 2509882 for more details on the steps required.

 

Promoting Design Studio 1.x content or Lumira 1.x into a new cluster with Lumira 2

There are some very special requirements which I have described in this blog

 

Old Design Studio 1.6 applications [updated 12/Dec/2017]

As this blog showed here, old Design Studio 1.6.x applications will continue to work even though the server has been updated. However any applications using the legacy HANA JDBC connections need adaptations, and their bookmarks will become invalid. Please refer to SAP note 2475223 for details.

Old Design Studio 1.6 applications that use the ‘InfoChart‘ component do run a little slower when running in compatibility mode. SAP development is aware of this issue.

There is one other very small gotcha to watch out for though. It’s so small its almost not worth explaining, its unsupported too, but lets just share the info anyway! :

Only Design Studio 1.6 Support Pack 6 (or greater) client will work once the server has been updated to Lumira 2.0.

If you wanted to use a non-recommended configuration of using Design Studio 1.6 client with a server with an Lumira 2 server add-on installed, it means you need to update the client to  Design Studio 1.6 Support Pack 6 or greater. (if you don’t you’ll get an error when you try to login “You are not authorized to execute application”)  We strongly recommend to use the Lumira Designer 2.x client with the same version of the Lumira 2 server add-on.

There is no need to go via Design Studio 1.6 SP6, nor is there any need to update the application (This blog previously mentioned you did – not the case!)

With Lumira Designer 2.x client you can run it in ‘compatibility’ mode which means you can continue to create new applications and edit and publish existing applications of the old format. The compatibility mode will be of version ‘1.6 Support Pack 6’. Using the Lumira Designer 2.x client in ‘compatibility’ mode saves you the need to convert them to the Lumira 2.x format until you are ready to take advantage the new version provides.

 

Design Studio 1.6 clients and Lumira 1.x clients with a Lumira 2.x server

Lumira 1.x clients can not store any new content into the Repository once Lumira 2.x has been installed.

Further, only Lumira 1.31.8 can access and download the old .lums (Lumira v1.x) documents held in the Repository.

Design Studio 1,6 clients will receive a “version mismatch warning” since the client version is not the same as the server version and this means the client isn’t supported in this configuration. Just like any update, both the server and the clients needs to be updated to the same version. There’s only a few exceptions like: Lumira 1.31.8 that can read a Repository that has had Lumira 2 installed, and the latest version Desktop Intelligence XI 3 that can also access a BI 4.x repository.

 

Uninstall of the Lumira 2.x Server Add-on

Like all BI Platform Support Packs and Server add-ons, the uninstall of the software is supported, but this will only uninstall the software from the disk and NOT from the repository.

This means that once the Lumira 2.x server add-on has been installed (like any BI Platform Support Pack or Server add-on) its installed and can’t be uninstalled from the repository.

You can’t uninstall it and expect the old Design Studio add-on to work – it will not. The same applies to Design Studio 1.x clients, they will still receive a version mismatch warning as the repository is on a newer version, albeit with the server software uninstalled, the repository has still been updated.The same applies for Lumira 1.x clients, they too will not be able to store old .lums (Lumira 1.x documents) into a repository that’s been updated once Lumira 2 has been installed – regardless if Lumira 2 has been uninstalled. The ‘uninstall’ is for the software on the disk, not to uninstall from the repository.

Instead, you need to rollback the CMS repository (and the FRS) to complete the uninstall process.

 

Related articles

 

Feel free is post a comment and I’ll do my best to reply

For those on Twitter you can ask me a question @MattShaw_on_BI

Enjoy Lumira 2!

 

 

 

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  1. Manikandan Elumalai

    Thanks for Sharing this at the right time Matt. Just wanted to check with you on below as it is bit contradicting. Which one to use – Lumira Patch or Lumira full installer?

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  2. Francisco Almeida

    Great post! It may be relevant to note that for cases where “workflow C” applies (i.e. no previous Lumira add-on and Design Studio 1.x upgrade to Lumira 2.0) the upgraded system will probably require a change: the Lumira server has always required its own host/virtual machine, so it can be assumed this will be the case in 2.x.

    This is relevant because the Design Studio Add-on did not have that requirement, so Architects could always scale their systems vertically. As Lumira and Design Studio have been merged into a single add-on, one can assume this will also require a dedicated host (scale horizontally).

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      You’ve raise a great question.

      So the requirement is the same. However the ‘old’ requirement (for a dedicated Lumira server) wasn’t really a requirement at all, but just a recommendation. It was documented as though it was a requirement.

      There’s nothing technically to stop you from running the Lumira Server on all your machines in the cluster.

      Lumira 1.x was almost solely used for data acquisition and thus it was an in-memory database which required a lot of (mostly memory) resources (but also plenty of CPU too!). So it was a recommendation to have a dedicated machine for that reason. But you could well run the old Lumira 1.x server on a node that was running other services, including Web Intelligence and Design Studio etc. – as long as that machine was powerful enough.

      So with Lumira 2.x it can have its old role, and it can have the Design Studio role:

      • it can still be an in-memory database for those acquired data enabling super quick slice and dice and visualisations – the general use-case for Lumira 1.x
      • Or as a powerful ‘scripted’ presentation layer when connecting to Live data sources – the general use-case for Design Studio 1.x (though Lumira 1.x also had a HANA live connection)

      Lumira 2.x can do both in a single integrated back-end. So the hardware resources depend upon the use-case you’re using it for.

      If you don’t change your use-case, that is you’re not going to acquire data and not use the powerful Velocity Engine, then you’ll be basically the same as you where before with regard to hardware requirements. If you decide you want to acquire some data, perhaps to enable off-line or scheduling capabilities, then you’ll need more hardware resources.

      So you can, and actually have always been able to, scale both vertically and horizontally.

      I’m not sure if this has helped or not?

      Regards, Matthew

       

       

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      1. Francisco Almeida

        Of course it has – helpful as always. Is it fair to conclude that if the use case requires the benefits of the Velocity engine for fast data acquisition, the recommendation is still to have a separate host for this service to avoid resource starvation for other APS services?

         

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  3. Jawahar Konduru

    Thanks Matthew for sharing this information. Just want to clarify couple of things, not related to Install. Mine applies to Workflow D. I did apply Lumira 2.0 and patch1. Below issue I am seeing. Looks like we need to rebuild the Lumira documents since there is no migration steps. it will be difficult for us, to rebuild the lot of content which is already there in production. Do you know when we can get the migration tool for Lumira?

    1. Previously built Lumira documents will not work in Lumira 2.0- Is there any migration process is in place?

     

     

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  4. Matthew Shaw Post author

    Jawahar,

    With Lumira 2.0 Early Adopter Care you have access to Lumira 2.0 SP0 and SP1. (when you mention Patch 1, I presume you mean Lumira 2.0 SP1). There’s also the Open Beta Program which is Lumira 2.0 SP2 Beta.

    The General Availability Release is planned to be Lumira 2.0 SP2 but without the ‘Beta’. It is not until this release you’ll be able to open your old Lumira 1.x documents in Lumira 2.x. So you’ll need to wait until the General Availability Release Lumira 2.0 SP2 until you can open Lumira 1.x documents. This is mentioned in the release restrictions.

    There’s massive architecture changes between Lumira 1 and Lumira 2, and given the product doesn’t support this function yet, the reality of any Lumira 1 to Lumira 2 ‘migration’, is not fully known, at least not by myself. The plan is, at least, for you to do no migration steps.

    Documents created with Lumira 2.0 SP2 Beta will be supported in Lumira 2.0 SP2 (GA), that is you won’t need to rebuild those for sure.

    I hope this helps, Matthew

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  5. Mark Richardson

    Matt –

    We are setting-up a brand new MUDBOX for taking part in the SAP LUMIRA 2.0 EAC program.

    The three new SAP LUMIRA 2.0 (SP01) packages were released to the EAC community last week – DESIGNER desktop, DISCOVERY desktop – and the ADD-ON FOR BI PLATFORM.

    This is a net-new GREENFIELD build of the BI PLATFORM – and we are aware that we can’t go to SAP BO-BI 4.2 (SP04) as our platform baseline for EAC testing, as it is not supported at that level yet.

    However, in looking at the PAMs, etc – it isn’t 100% clear which is the BEST patch-level to deploy on the Platform for the 4.2 (SP03) versions that will support the SAP LUMIRA 2.0 (SP01) EAC  ADD-ON FOR BI PLATFORM…?

    The PAM for EAC appears to say that we need the BI servers to be at BI 4.2 SP03-Patch 07…if we want to use Translation Manager or Promotion Manager with LUMIRA 2.0 content.

    If we are not using those components – should we be on the most recent available patch-level for the platform (SBOP BI Platform Servers 4.2 [SP03] – Patch 6 – Updated 20.04.2017) before we apply the SAP LUMIRA 2.0 (SP01) EAC  ADD-ON FOR BI PLATFORM…?

    Any clarity you can provide would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Mark

     

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      HI Mark

      should we be on the most recent available patch-level for the platform (SBOP BI Platform Servers 4.2 [SP03] – Patch 6 – Updated 20.04.2017) before we apply the SAP LUMIRA 2.0 (SP01) EAC  ADD-ON FOR BI PLATFORM…?

      No. You don’t need to be on the patch level before you apply the add-on.

      If you’re not using Promotion Management, Version Management or Translation Manager, then you’ll be just fine. You may get a support engineer commenting that you’re not on a support platform, since they have a process and the process say you need to be on whatever the PAM says!

      Regards, Matthew

       

       

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  6. Thomas Nielsen

    Hi Matt

    Thanks for your, as always, excellent articles.

    I am still a bit confused, on what would be the best practice for upgrade a clustered and multi-tier environment. Well, the cluster not so much, since you had that covered, but what should be the steps for an upgrade when you have multiple dedicated web-tier (and mobile-tier) on a clustered environment. Do you run the installer on the web-tier as well, or is that done by a WDeploy?

    Looking forward to hear you best practices on this (or link to the information I might have missed) 😉

    Br

    Thomas

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hi Thomas

      You need to apply the add-on on the places you need it – and that may not be so obvious. So a great question/

      For your web tier you need to install it there. You won’t be able to install the non-web tier components on your web tier machines assuming you’ve not already installed the BI Platform there.

      Whilst, on your web-tier you’ll probably only going to install the web-tier option for this add-on, strongly advice installing all the add-on options everywhere as this provides: consistency (always a good thing)  and flexibility. Today, you may only intend to run the Lumira services on 2 of your 4 machines, but why not just install all the add-on options everywhere allowing you to change your mind later. You then have the flexibility to have say 3 or all 4 servers running Lumira.

      Also, the ‘web applications’ component I believe needs to be installed on the machines in your cluster that have the ‘Web Application Container Services’ service running. Since the logon from the Lumira Desktop will use for some workflows.  I’m not 100% on this, but I think we could get that clarified and I can update this comment once I know.

      Hops this helps?  (for everyone – please press the like button, its handy feedback!)

      Regards Matthew

       

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  7. SUKESH RAVULA

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for putting this up as this is very imformative.

    I have also installed/upgraded my Lumira 1.31 to Lumira 2.0 SP1 with BI on 4.2 SP3 Patch and Design Studio on 1.6 SP4.

     

    However when i try to log in to Lumira Designer. i get below error (attached).

    Also after the upgrade we fail to see the “Design Studio Runtime” application under CMC–> Application.

    Can you please suggest as currently its impacting our beta testing programme.

     

    Thanks.

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Can you try the Lumira Designer on a machine that doesn’t have the BI Platform installed on it? I wonder if this is expected or not. Mmmm. Or perhaps there’s a security settings that needs to be looked at. I’m not sure about this aspect.

       

      The old design studio application will have been removed during the update. This sounds right to me. It will now be the Lumira Designer you should see in the CMC applications.

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  8. Kiran Gangaraju

    Hi Matt,

    What is the possibility having Lumira 2.0 SP2 (GA) supported on SBOP BI Platform Servers 4.2 SP04? We have upgraded our Sandbox system to 4.2 SP04 from 4.1 SP07. We are in process of testing. We are hoping to install Lumira 2.0 SP2 when is available. But if we know for sure, it won’t be supported on SP04, then we will upgrade to SP03.

    Can you please suggest?

    Thanks,

    Kiran

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  9. Kiran Gangaraju

    Looks like it will be supported from below note.

    2467541 – Supported BI Platform Add-On versions information for the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP04 release

    Timelines for availability of Compatible Add-on versions Compatible with BI Platform version BI 4.2 SP04

    Lumira 2.0  2.0 SP02  Refer SAP Note 2465894

    Regards,

    Kiran

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  10. Nitin Gupta

    Hi Matthew,

     

    Great article, But i want to clarify one point, our case is not covered in workflow described by you.

    We have a  Node A with BO platform + Lumira add on 1.31

    and  Node B with BO platform + design studio 1.6.

    We will want to keep Lumira 2.0 on the box already running 1.31, so in this case,  we can simple remove design studio 1.6 on node B as its not relevant any more ? or any other precaution need to  be taken care.

    And the dashboards already created in design studio will run with lumira 2.0 on node A  without any additional steps?

     

    Thanks and Regards,

    Nitin Gupta

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Nitin

      Thank you for you comments.

      so in this case,  we can simple remove design studio 1.6 on node B as its not relevant any more ? or any other precaution need to  be taken care.

      We are not recommending uninstalling at all. (I do know we did a test of the uninstall of Design Studio and a fresh Lumira 2 install and it was ok, but even still our recommendation is don’t)

      Perhaps you could consider installing the add-on on both Node A and Node B, but just not run any Lumira 2 services on Node B. This way you get consistency and flexibility should you find later that you wish to run some Lumira 2 service on Node B. For example, whilst you may not want to run the Lumira 2 Adaptive Processing Service on Node B, you might want to run the WACS service on Node B. Since Lumira 2 requires the WACS service to be updated, you must apply the add-on to the server(s) where you need to run WACS.

      A second best option, would be to just leave the Design Studio 1.6 installation on Node B and leave it untouched, it ain’t broke so lets not fix it.

      Hope this helps (use the like button!), Regards, Matthew

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  11. Singh Arun

    Hello Matthew,

    Thank you for the blog,

    One qq, is Lumira 2.o is released for all the users? I am not able to see link to dowload Lumira 2.o  under download software –>Installation and Upgrades –> L –> SAP Lumira, only SAP Lumira 1.o is available.

     

    Regards

    Navneet Kaur

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      is Lumira 2.o is released for all the users?

      No. Lumira 2.0 SP2 (GA) has not yet been released for general availability.

      Lumira 2.0 SP1 is available for EAC customers (Early Adopter Care)

      Lumira 2.0 SP2 (beta) is available for OpenBeta customers.

      Lumira 2.0 SP2 (beta) is very similar in terms of features/functions as Lumira 2.0 SP1.

      Lumira 2.0 SP2 (beta) isn’t anything greater than Lumira 2.0 SP1

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  12. Sameer Ahmed Ahmed

    Hey Matt

    I have the same Question as Arun, we are on BOBJ 4.1 sp 5 & Lumira 1.29, when I look in the SAP store at the location under download software –>Installation and Upgrades –> L –> SAP Lumira, only SAP Lumira 1.o is available.

    Is this not rolled out to all customers yet ?

     

    Thanks

    Sameer

     

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  13. Nitin Kumar

    HI Mark,

    Thank you for brilliant post. One question about SDK and extensions, does extension built based on DS 1.x SDK will be portable on Lumira 2 Discovery. I guess it will surely will work for Lumira 2 Designer but need clarification for Lumira 2 Discovery. I think it should work as part of inter-portability !?
    Regards,

    Nitin

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Nitin,

      My understanding is that any old extensions you’ve build for Design Studio 1.x will continue to work when those Design Studio 1.x applications are run with a Lumira 2.x BI Platform back-end server add-on component and you’ve not yet converted the application to a Lumira 2.x application. The only restrictions I’m aware of is with that legacy HANA JDBC connections need adaptations, and their bookmarks will become invalid. Please refer to SAP note 2475223 for details.

       

      There are different types of extensions, from data source extensions, components and visualisations.

      Like with Lumira 1.x and Design Studio 1.x visualisation extensions can be written so it works in both, but they can also be written so it only works in one of them! For Lumira 2.x applications and their extensions the charting engine needs to use the main ‘m’ type and not the original CVOM library. Both charting types are available in Design Studio 1.x.

      For data source extensions, I don’t know if the same applies.

      For custom components, I’m sure these are only applicable for Design Studio and Lumira Designer.

      Does this help?

      Regards Matthew

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      1. Nitin Kumar

        Thank you Matthew for response, I understand discovery object working in designer is the best we can get…Ideally would have expected it to work both way thereby utilizing innovations across.

        This led me to why two tools and why not one ? anyway that’s longer talk and out of context question…

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  14. Nabil Hassan

    Hi Matthew,

    Could you please provide some light on SAP Lumira Studio Data Source options with web intelligence instances other than third party components.

     

    Regards

    Nabil

     

     

     

     

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  15. Stefan Zumbühl

    Hi Matthew

     

    One Question.

    We have actually a system with BI 4.2 SP4 patch1. This system has this addons: DS 1.6 SP5 patch2, SAP Lumira 1.31 SP7 and Analysis for Office 2.4 SP3 patch1.

    All on one server.

    We will update soon our system to SAP Lumira 2.0 with a second server. I will install only the APS Service for SAP Lumira 2.0 on the new host.

    What is now the exactly upgrade path?

    My thoughts are:

    Server 1: Update the system with the patch for SAP Lumira 2.0.
    Server 2 (new): I install with the full package only the APS service for SAP Lumira 2.0

    After the installation, i will delete the designstudio- and lumira-service on server 1.

    Is this approach ok?

    Regards Stefan

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Stefan

      Spot on with your plan.

      I would recommend that on your new Server2 to install everything (including the full install package of Lumira 2). When I say ‘everything’ I mean all the server components (CMS, FRS, all the components that you have installed on server 1). Why? because it brings consistency and flexibility.

      It’s up to you if you want to install the Analysis for Office Add-on on server 2, but I would generally recommend it for the same reasons of consistency and flexibility.

      Regards, Matthew

       

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  16. SHAFEEQ MOHAMMED

    Hi experts,

    I have seen your blog for sap lumira upgrade .I would like some expert advise from you.
    My question is
    We are at BOBJ 4.2 SP2 Patch 9 on Suse Linux/Sybase and moving to BOBJ 4.2 SP4 on Windows/SQL SERVER. (Currently we are at LUMIRA 1.30 ON WINDOWS)
    ( Question -1) So can we go ahead and upgrade lumira from 1.3 to 2.0 and ( question 2) is lumira currently on windows 2012 will it support with the newly environment of BOBJ Windows 2016 /SQL Server 2016, ( Question 3) while we were performing BOBJ to 4.2 SP4 OON WINDOWS/ SQL Server – we need to disconnect our current lumira , how to disconnect ? steps ? ( question 4) once successfully moved BOBJ to 4.2 sp4 on windows/SQL Server – we need to update BI Platform 4.2 SP4 patch at lumira server also + lumira upgrade from 1.3 to 2.0 by only patch not the new install ? is that correct ?
    Could you please help me with this .

    Thanks
    Shafeeq

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Shafeeq

      Your questions, and really the answers to them, can be a little long and complex.

      Your question is about updating to Lumira 2, but also a general question about updating from one version to another, including changing OS and changing the CMS RDBMS.

      Can I point you to this blog https://blogs.sap.com/2013/11/05/doing-a-full-install-for-updating-from-bi40-to-bi41-think-again/ where you’ll find, mostly in the comments, answers to your questions about changing changing OS and changing the CMS RDBMS. There’s no need to perform a full installation is the short answer. To change OS: this is nothing more than extending/expanding the cluster. To change CMS RDBMS then you need to use the CCM-Change Data Source to copy the CMS content to another RDBMS.

      Can I also point you to https://blogs.sap.com/2017/05/12/a-simple-guide-to-updating-upgrading-your-sap-businessobjects-bi-platform-the-rules/ where you’ll find a general guide about updating including special SP4 gotcha’s that include a number of special bits about Lumira 2 (this blog points to the blog I just mentioned in the related article). This will help to answer your question #1.

      At all the steps you need to make sure you’re on a support platform by checking the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) for the product. This will help you answer your question about the platform you want to use.

      I don’t understand your question about disconnecting Lumira. You can’t disconnect Lumira. You can remove a node that has a Lumira server installed on it. You can’t uninstall an Add-on (at least not from the CMS repository). You can only remove the add-on from the disk (I don’t recommend uninstalling Lumira 1). The ‘Lumira Patch’ is only for a machine that already has Lumira, otherwise its the ‘Lumira full install’.

      I think you need to work out what you plan is. For example do you install Lumira 2 now, or when you get to your target configuration? (you’ll need to check the PAM and the blogs I’ve mentioned). An outline plan might be:

      1. Expand the cluster (to include Windows machines) (when expanding you must install the very same product version as the rest of the cluster). Result=1 cluster of mixed Linux + Windows machines but all on exactly same BI version. (never run CMS process at same time on *nix and Windows)
      2. Change CMS RDBMS (by using CCM)
      3. Update all machines that will be used in the final configuration (no need to update machines you’ll delete)
      4. Delete/remove the nodes of machines you’ll no longer use (perhaps all your Linux machines)
      5. Apply Lumira 2.0 Add-on (either the ‘update’ or the ‘full’ depending – see this blog for more details)

      But there’s a lot of things to check and validate first. Once you’ve worked out your plan you’ll need to test and validate it, before applying the same steps in production.

      In general I’d recommend applying Lumira 2.0 after you’ve done all the other tasks, rather than before.

      I hope this helps, Regards, Matthew (@MattShaw_on_BI for those on Twitter!)

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  17. Santhosh Kumar Alladi

    Hi Matt,

    We are on SAP BI 4.2 SP03 and we would like to try Lumira 2.0 on our Sandbox environment, which won’t impact either development or production.

    How do we join Early adopters and download Lumira 2.0 so that we can download and test Lumira 2.0?

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Santhosh, Lumira 2.0 Support Pack 2 is generally available (GA) and so you can download it today. The Early Adopter and Beta Programs have finished for Lumira 2.0, as the product is GA. Regards, Matthew

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      1. Santhosh Kumar Alladi

        Thanks Matthew, it would have been great, if existing Lumira documents can be convereted automatically with SAP Lumira discovery with one click in Lumira 2.0

        We are on SAP Lumira 1.31.3 and BIP SP 03 Patch 02.

        So, we need to do following. Do you think, if I have missed any thing?

        1. Update BIP platform with Lumira 2.0 SP02 Platform Add-on
        2. Update SAP Lumira 1.31.3 to SAP Lumira 1.31.8
        3. Install SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0
        4. Convery .LUMS files to LUMX
        5. Uninstall SAP Lumira 1.31.8
        6. Install SAP Lumira Designer 2.0
        7. Convert SAP Design Studio 1.6 to SAP Lumira Designer 2.0
        8. Uninstall SAP Lumira 1.31.3 and SAP Design Studio 1.6
        9. Remove old design studio services from CMC
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        1. Matthew Shaw Post author

          Hello Santhosh,

          Thank you for your feedback on the auto-conversion. It’s certainly a good idea. A decision was made not to support side-by-side on the server but to allow side-by-side support for the client. So if you only use the client, then there’s no forced conversion.  If you use the BI Launchpad to view and interact with Lumira v1 documents then you do need to convert them, via the client.

          There’s a good number of architectural changes between v1 and v2 and so the auto conversion is somewhat complicated and in some cases the changes are so fundamental it may not be possible to have exactly like for like.

          Some bits you mentioned are optional:

           

          • Update BI Platform with Lumira 2.0 SP02 Platform Add-on

          This step is only necessary if you’re using the BI Platform for securing and managing Lumira. For the very large majority of customers this will be necessary including you. As soon as you do this, all existing Lumira 1.x documents will no longer be accessible within BI Launchpad. You can only download/upload Lumira 1.x documents via the Lumira 1.x client.

           

          • Update SAP Lumira 1.31.3 to SAP Lumira 1.31.8

          This is a required step, as only Lumira 2 can see Lumira 1 documents when they have been saved ‘For Migration’.

           

          • Install SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0
          • Convert .LUMS files to LUMX
          • Uninstall SAP Lumira 1.31.8

          There’s no harm leaving Lumira 1.x installed on the client. I would recommend you leave it installed until you’re happy that all your Lumira documents have been safely updated to Lumira 2.x

           

          • Install SAP Lumira Designer 2.0

          Optional. Only needed if you have previously made use of Design Studio 1.x or you’d like to take a Discovery document and enhance it. For you, this step is necessary.

           

          • Convert SAP Design Studio 1.6 to SAP Lumira Designer 2.0

          Optional.You con convert your old Design Studio 1.6 applications slowly over time. Existing Design Studio 1.6 applications will continue to work as previously as they run in ‘compatibility mode’. There are some minor exceptions, I think to do with JDBC connections to HANA.

           

          • Uninstall SAP Lumira 1.31.3 and SAP Design Studio 1.6

          The uninstallation of your 1.31.3 will have occurred when you optionally installed Lumira 1.31.8 as you can’t have two version of Lumira 1.x side-by-side (unlike Lumira 1 and Lumira 2 on the client). Again, I would leave Design Studio 1.x installed until you’ve converted any old Design Studio Applications to Lumira Applications. Your conversion could be months, or even years away as you can quite happily use old Design Studio 1.x applications alongside new Lumira Design and Lumira Discovery.

           

          • Remove old design studio services from CMC

          Takes just a moment. Remember do not uninstall any server-side Lumira 1.x or Design Studio 1.x Add-on.

           

          I hope this helps. (press the like button if it does!)

          Regards, Matthew

           

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          1. Santhosh Kumar Alladi

            It’s great that it allows side by side installation 🙂

            We test end to end functionality first in Sandbox, if all goes well, then we will plan for Lumira upgrade.

            Yes, we have both Lumira and DS currently, hence might need to convert all of them sooner or later.

            Thanks  a lot for quick response, now I am following you on Twitter 🙂

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  18. Amritansh Kumar

    Thanks for such a wonderful explanation Matt.

     

    I just have a query. I installed “SAP Businessobjects Lumira server for BI platform 2.0 SP2”. Do I need to install any BI add-on for SAP lumira also? However, I do not see any such setup available to download on SAP market place. Can you please suggest?

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      1. Matthew Shaw Post author

        Hello Amritansh, What you’ve installed (based on your description) is the BI add-on for SAP Lumira.

        There’s a few ways to tell its installed ok (and assuming you have redeployed the Web Applications).

         

        The CMC-Applications will have a ‘SAP BusinessObjects Lumira’ entry

         

        The CMC-Servers will show a ‘Lumira Server Services’ and a ‘LumiraServer’

        And the BI Launchpad will show the ‘Lumira Discovery’ Application:

        Hope this helps? (press Like if it does!)

        Regards, Matthew

         

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        1. Matthew Shaw Post author

          Great. Please do NOT create a local document inside SAP Lumira Designer, Please ALWAYS create the document on the BI Platform. This is important as the document needs a CUID (which is only created when saving the document to the BI Platform). This CUID can then be used by other Lumira documents when referring to it, for example when reusing a composite.  Regards, Matthew

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  19. Anup Shankar Belur Shivashankar

    Hi Matthew,

    Is there a document which describes detailed steps for installation of Lumira 2.0 server on BI Platform (Workflow A – No existing Lumira or Design Studio Add-on).

    We are on BI Platform 4.2 and need to install full Lumira 2.0 Add-on.

    Thanks in advance,

    Anup.

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  20. Siddhartha Chaudhary

    Has Lumira 2.0 installation media replaced after 14.08.2017? If yes, can you please answer if there was any bug or issue in earlier installation. look at attached image

    Discovery installation media name on 14.08.2017 is 51052366 but on 28.08.2017 is 51052385

    Desinger installation media name on 14.08.2017 is 51052367 but on 04.09.2017 is 51052406

     

     

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      1. Matthew Shaw Post author

        Sorry for the delay in my reply.

        There’s really nothing to worry about! That might seem a little odd as the file names and sizes are different.

        We republished the Lumira package as we changed the location of where you download Lumira within the Software Centre, this causes the dates to be different. We also created a new build of Lumira desktop to fix a problem where the license edition description and the available days where mixed up. They where swapped over. There’s no changes to the server builds, and the change I mentioned about the client isn’t a change of functionality and has no impact other than displaying the license and available days in the right location.

        So it really doesn’t matter which download of Lumira 2.0 SP2 you use, they are really basically the same.

        Sorry for the confusion! Matthew

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  21. Jose Canas Escalante

    Hi Matthew,

    Thank you very much for the article.

    I have an issue after install lumira server 2.0 the data sources of my DS 1.6 dashboards are not loading, any suggestion?

    I have BI 4.2 SP04 with Lumira and DS add-on

     

    Thanks!

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      HI Jose,

      Some ideas:

      • check the PAM the connectivity is still supported. JDBC to HANA isn’t supported compared with DS 1.6.x
      • check it works locally to validate the app is ok.
      • enable trace on the server (better to do an end to end trace)
      • create a new app from scratch and see if that works or not. Isolate if 1 app or multiple.

      Please do post back with any progress/solution to help others. Regards, Matthew

       

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      1. Jose Canas Escalante

        Thanks Matthew.

        My app its working locally and have a JDBC connection to HANA.

        So if this its not supported the DS app will not work in the platform right?

        There is no workaround? because we want to use Lumira 2.0 but all our dashboard are using JDBC connection.

        Best regards,

        JC

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        1. Matthew Shaw Post author

          Hello JC,

          Indeed you are correct in your understanding. The App won’t work on the Platform. You’ll need to change the application so it consumes the HANA source using a HTTP InA protocol. More at KBA 2475223. Our direction is very much HTTP InA and not JDBC. The HTTP protocol doesn’t require any local middleware and its much easier to deploy therefore.

          Regards, Matthew

           

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  22. Michael Hamm

     

    Hi Matthiew,

    do we really need to install Design Studip 1.6 and Lumira 1.31 if we want to achieve the following?

    Server A

    • Lumira 1.31
    • Design Studio 1.6

     

    Server B

    • Lumira 2.0 BIP Add-On

    We want to promote the content from Server A to Server B live-to-live.

    Do we need to install Design Studio 1.6 and Lumira 1.31 on Server B first? Manual export is no option with thousands of reports..

    Thanks & BR,

    Michael

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

       

      Hello Michael,

      Yes.

      Once you’ve installed Lumira 2 on a server with Lumira 1, any Lumira 1 documents can not be seen within BILaunchPad or in the CMC. This includes in Promotion Management and Version Management. However, if you have previously installed Lumira 1, then the BI Platform will at least understand the old Lumira 1.x documents so that can be promoted into it.

      BUT, the system that you use to run the Promotion Management will need to be your Server A, not Server B. Server B won’t list Lumira 1.x documents (.lums) even if you did previously install Lumira 1.  So, you need to run your Promotion Management Job on Server A to promote Lumira 1 content into Server B, this is applicable if its live-to-live or LCMBIAR-to-live. When the promotion is made to Server B, the Platform won’t complain the document type is unknown, since Lumira 1 was previously installed on it. If you didn’t previously install Lumira 1, then the promotion will fail as the Platform won’t understand that Lumira 1 (.lums) is a valid file format.

      Lumira 2 uses a different file format .lumx

      If you try to run Promotion Management on Server B it simply won’t see any Lumira 1 content for both live-to-live or LCMBIAR-to-live. (since Lumira 2 has been installed on it. It makes no difference if Lumira 1 was installed on it beforehand or not).

      Do let us know how you get on, what worked or not for you.

      I hope this has helped. Regards, Matthew

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  23. Brian Kudera

    Hello team- I’m ready to install 4.2 SP4 on DEV and I’m going to also migrate from Xcelsius to Lumira Designer. I was able to find where to download the desktop software, but I’m not finding the Lumira Server Add-On. Can someone advise which menu the server add-on is under in the downloads, or what I can search for? I still see the Design Studio Add-On but as I understand in looking at upgrade path “Workflow C” there should be a specific Lumira Add-On application?

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  24. Asif Ahmad

    Hi,

    Can you help me with following issue please:

    I upgraded Lumira 1.3 to Lumira 2 on BOBJ 4.2 SP3 using patch update (LS4BIP02_0-70002327.exe). Installation work fine. I tried to run Lumira  Discovery from  Applications on the BI Launchpad and get error
    Analysis Application
    Unknown Error While processing the current request, an exception occurred which could not be handled by the application or the framework.

    Login ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Unable to process your request. Contact your system administrator.

    Thanks

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  25. Nitin Gupta

    Hi All,

     

    I am trying to upgrade by Lumira 1.3 to Lumira 2.0 for BO on Suse linux. But the Package available for download for Linux on SAP site is showing product version as BuildVersion=2.0.0200.60.lumirateamserveraddon_patch_lumira_cons_LS4SBOPBIP_fa_rel_UNIX-20.0 after extraction and i am getting error in pre check as Failed: #product.teamserveraddon_shortnamed installed (Critical) is missing

    I have download package from location

    Have any one faced this issue with this package.

     

    Thanks and Regards

    Nitin

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  26. Markus Hagedorn

    Hello,

    we are trying to install the Lumira Server Addon 2.0 SP2 Patch 1 (full installation).

    When running the setup only setup from # product.teamserveraddon_name # 4.1 SP5 appears??

    Does anyone have a similar effect?

    We do not want to install on C :.

    How do I change the Installation directory?

     

    Our BI-server (Windows 2012 R2):

    BI 4.2 SP4 Patch1

    DS-AddOn 1.6 SP5 Patch1

     

    Best regards

    Markus

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  27. Mark Richardson

    Matt :

    I don’t see this explicitly referenced here – but for Workflow A – a greenfield install, if you are on BIP 4.2 (SP04) as the baseline…you need to patch the platform up to (at least) BIP 4.2 (SP04 – Patch 1) before you can apply the LUMIRA server for BIP 2.0 (SP02).

    2467541 – Supported BI Platform Add-On versions information for the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP04 and patch 1 release

    https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2467541

    That caught us on a recent SANDBOX project.

    Thanks,
    Mark

     

     

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  28. Vijayakumar Subramani

    Hi All,

    We are at SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 Support Pack 3 Patch 3 and Lumira 1.31. To upgrade Lumira 2.0 I have installed LS4BIP02_0-70002327.EXE – SP02 for SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BIP 2.0 Update in our test system which is Single server instance.

    After installation, able to connect Lumira Discovery & Designer with SSO.

    Based on the results I went ahead and instilled our development environment which is clustered. But after successful installation, Lumira Designer not able to connect.

    As per SAP, Lumira Designer will work only in the Standalone server, not a clustered environment.

    Anybody facing this kind of scenario?

     

    Regards,

    Vijay

     

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  29. Luis Rivera

    Hi and thanks for the document, it is very helpfull. We have an issue here. We have upgraded to BOBJ SP4 patch 3 and installed new Lumira 2.0 SP2 patch1 and using Lumira Designer 2.0 SP2 patch1, but when trying to upload a document we have a 404 error (attached log here). Have any of you guys experienced that?. I already have opened a ticket to SAP for this issue but was wondering if you have seen that.

     

    Thanks

     

    !ENTRY com.sap.ip.bi.zen.ui 4 0 2017-10-13 12:48:29.007!ENTRY com.sap.ip.bi.zen.ui 4 0 2017-10-13 12:48:29.007!MESSAGE Failed to create document!STACK 0com.sap.ip.bi.zen.connectivity.ConnectivityException: Failed to create remote document “test3” at com.sap.ip.bi.zen.backends.lumx.LumxSystem.createDocument(LumxSystem.java:1219) at com.sap.ip.bi.zen.ui.internal.view.documents.CreateDocumentAction.createDocuments(CreateDocumentAction.java:87) at com.sap.ip.bi.zen.ui.internal.view.documents.CreateDocumentAction$1.execute(CreateDocumentAction.java:50) at org.eclipse.ui.actions.WorkspaceModifyOperation$1.run(WorkspaceModifyOperation.java:108) at org.eclipse.core.internal.resources.Workspace.run(Workspace.java:2241) at org.eclipse.ui.actions.WorkspaceModifyOperation.run(WorkspaceModifyOperation.java:130) at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext$ModalContextThread.run(ModalContext.java:119)Caused by: com.sap.ip.bi.zen.connectivity.ConnectivityException: org.apache.http.client.ClientProtocolException: Unexpected response status: 404 at com.sap.ip.bi.zen.backends.lumx.DocumentServer.createDocument(DocumentServer.java:1461) at com.sap.ip.bi.zen.backends.lumx.LumxSystem.createDocument(LumxSystem.java:1216) … 6 moreCaused by: org.apache.http.client.ClientProtocolException: Unexpected response status: 404 at com.sap.ip.bi.zen.backends.lumx.RestfulWsHelper.uploadLumxDocument(RestfulWsHelper.java:98) at com.sap.ip.bi.zen.backends.lumx.DocumentServer.createDocument(DocumentServer.java:1458) … 7 more

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    1. Mukesh Saraogi

       

      Hi Luis,

      Did you get any reply on this? We are experiencing the same issue and are not able to Publish local document to BI Launchpad or even create a new application on BI Launchpad without getting the same error using SAP Lumira Designer.

      The dashboards works fine locally.

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      1. Cecelia Collins

        Hi,

        We are having the same issue and have tried working with support but no luck.  I don’t see an answer below either.  Anyone figure out how to fix this yet?  It’s causing us to halt all Lumira development. We tried reinstalling the BO platform (4.2 SP3 patch 7) and Lumira 2 and that seemed to fix it briefly but now the issue is back.

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            1. Brian Kudera

              I actually believe we are hitting the same issue too… but we’re running Lumira Server 2.1.  Also we cannot open documents from the Lumira Samples folder in Launchpad, nor can we open the Lumira Discovery application from within Launchpad.

               

              Curious if you all who have this issue have the same behavior?

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  30. Roopa Puranik

    Hi Matthew,

    We are on Linux, 4.2 SP3, Lumira 1.3 and DesignStudio. Can I uninstall Lumira and install Lumira 2.0 SP2 full version vs upgrading? Do you see any issues with that?

    Also on 4.2 SP3 or 4.2 SP4, I noticed that if I install Lumira 2.0 SP02 Full install or upgrade to SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BIP 2.0 SP02 Patch1 Update under (SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES) – we are getting some Java error when trying to open Lumx 2.0 file in BI launchpad.

    But if I install Lumira SP02 P1 (SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BI PLATFORM 2.0 SP02 PATCH1 LINUX) avaialbe in the “Installation and Upgrades” section we no longer get the JAVA error, on BI 4.2 SP3 or 4.2 SP4.

    I have Lumira 1.31 in PROD already installed and I dont want to do an upgrade as this will not work. So want to see if I can uninstall and Install SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BI PLATFORM 2.0 SP02 PATCH1 LINUX?

    Thanks!

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Roopa,

      We are on Linux, 4.2 SP3, Lumira 1.3 and DesignStudio. Can I uninstall Lumira and install Lumira 2.0 SP2 full version vs upgrading? Do you see any issues with that?

      We are strongly recommending NOT to uninstall either Lumira 1 or Design Studio 1.x on the Server. Rather always leave what was previously installed alone. We expect some possible issues, for some cases, if you do an uninstall.

      Also on SP3 or SP4, I noticed that if I install Lumira 2.0 SP02 Full install or upgrade to SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BIP 2.0 SP02 Patch1 under (SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES) – we are getting some Java error when trying to open Lumx 2.0 file in BI launchpad.

      Then you should investigate this further. You may need to contact SAP Support to help you progress that issue. I would say it better to try and fix what you’ve done here, rather than uninstall and install a full install.

      But if I install Lumira SP02 P1 (SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BI PLATFORM 2.0 SP02 PATCH1 LINUX) avaialbe in the “Installation and Upgrades” section we no longer get the JAVA error.

      But you may get another error you’ve not yet come across. Our experience is that you should not uninstall, its better, in our experience, to fix the issue in place rather than uninstall.

      I have Lumira 1.31 in PROD already installed and I dont want to do an upgrade as this will not work. So want to see if I can uninstall and Install SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BI PLATFORM 2.0 SP02 PATCH1 LINUX?

      I would advise you fix the problem in your other environment before proceeding with Production. If your other environment has followed the same installation workflow etc. then a fix in your other environment should be applicable for your production environment. Remember to backup not only the software on the disk, but also the CMS and FRS. Its the CMS that actually contains a lot of the ‘Lumira 2’ ‘software’ configuration. If you need to restore to Lumira 1 from Lumira 2, you must restore the file system and the CMS/FRS systems too.

      On a general note, (probably not applicable for your environment) is to ensure you’re installing Lumira 2 on a supported platform. For BI 4.2 SP4, you need BI 4.2 SP4 Patch 1 as minimum.

      Regards, Matthew

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  31. Roopa Puranik

    Hi Matthew,

    To upgrade from 1.31 do I install in this order from the install files under : Support Packages and Patches?

    1st

    SP02 for SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BIP 2.0 Update

    then 2nd

    SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BIP 2.0 SP02 Patch1 Update
    Here is the error message we are getting when we install Lumira 2.0 SP02 and then upgrade to Lumira SP02 Patch1Update: (error while opening Lumx file in BI Launchpad created in Lumira client 2.0)
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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Which version of the BI Platform are you using?

      (You can go direct to Lumira 2 SP2 Patch 1, no need to go via the Lumira SP. Same applies to the BI Platform (from BI 4.2 SP4) – see very important points around BI 4.2 SP4 at https://blogs.sap.com/2017/05/12/a-simple-guide-to-updating-upgrading-your-sap-businessobjects-bi-platform-the-rules/)

       

      Lumira update issue “Cannot find sap.viz.modules.rootContainer in category module” KBA 2553083

      [added 9/Nov/2017] also SAP Note 2560626

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello,

      Yes. But be sure to check the PAM for the target BI Platform and target Lumira version for supported platforms and other handy KBAs/Notes. You need to check your target Lumira version is supported for your BI Platform version. For your version its supported.

      Read the PAM carefully, some versions of the Linux OS require a 3rd party OS software bundle.

      Copied from the PAM (check the online version as this will be out of date at some point):

      (*2) Linux Support
      • Suse 11.3 is supported on BI 4.1 SP08+ and BI 4.2 SP02+. Subsequent minor versions of SUSE 11.3 are supported by reference. For more details on deployment refer to SAP Notes 2316219
      • Suse 12.0 is supported from BI 4.1 SP08+ and BI 4.2 SP02+. Subsequent minor versions of SUSE 12.0 are supported by reference. For more details on deployment refer to SAP Notes 2316252
      • RedHat 6.7 is supported on BI 4.1 SP08+ and BI 4.2 SP02+. Subsequent minor versions of RedHat Linux 6.7 are supported by reference. For more details on deployment refer to SAP Notes 2314588
      • RedHat 7.0 is supported on BI 4.1 SP08+ and BI 4.2 SP02+. Subsequent minor versions of RedHat Linux 7.0 are supported by reference

       

      The error that you described “cannot find sap.viz.modules.rootContainer in category module” is under investigation by SAP Product Support for at least 1 other customer. Lumira update issue “Cannot find sap.viz.modules.rootContainer in category module” KBA 2553083

      [added 9/Nov/2017] also SAP Note 2560626

      Regards

      Matthew

       

       

       

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      1. Roopa Puranik

        Thanks Matthew.

        I tried the upgrade from 1.31 to 2.0 patch update in our Sandbox and DEV and still getting the same error (cannot find sap.viz.modules…). Since the uninstall 1.31 and install of 2.0 Patch full installed worked for us in our test env and we had to go-live this past weekend we followed the same method in PROD (Bi4.2 Sp3 P7). Everything is working as expected so far.

        Thanks!

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  32. Kevin Joyner

    Any idea why the lumira web client (ver 2.2.1) pauses at “request data from the backend” when opening the designer(no document/blank)?   It’s long enough of a pause that IE thinks the page is not responding.

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Kevin, I’m not sure, not heard of that. You might consider to post this as a separate question in the community. Regards Matthew

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  33. Srinivas Kunta

    Hi Matthew,

    We are using Design studio 1.6 (16.4.2.1075) and now, we installed Lumira 2.0 SP02 Patch1 on BIP.

    After the install, dashboard is working partially. HANA data source is not loading while BW Bex data sources are loading fine.

    SAP asked us to uninstall and reinstall Lumira 2.0 SP2 patch1 but no luck. If we run the same report on Design studio locally it works but same report from BIP/ BI launchpad fails.

    Thanks

    Srini.

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Srini

      Did you change your HANA JDBC connection to use InA?

      Legacy HANA JDBC connections need adaptations, and their bookmarks will become invalid. Please refer to SAP note 2475223 for details.

      Regards, Matthew

       

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  34. Santhosh Kumar

     

     

    Hi Matt,

    We are currently using SAP BO 4.1 SP6 and Planning to do a version upgrade to SAP 4.2 SP3  (Or) Support Pack(SP) upgrade of our current version to SAP BO 4.1 SP10.

    The reason we are doing this is, Our current HANA Live has some memory leaks and SAP/HP recommended to upgrade our DB; so we are going for the upgrade of HANA Live 1.0 SP 91 to HANA Live SP 122. This is in turn forcing a BO upgraded based on the PAM and SAP confirmation(through a OSS message).

    For HANA Live SP 122; the minimum recommendation of BO is 4.1 SP9. Since, we are forced for a BO upgrade; we are considering the other point of version upgrade (4.2 SP3).
    Also, we have SAP Lumira and Design Studio already (Versions below).

    SAP LUMIRA 1.31.3 – Build 127
    SAP Design Studio: 16.4.0

    In this case, Do we really need to update/upgrade SAP Lumira and Design Studio? I mean Is it must? If we don’t do any update to SAP Lumira and Design Studio. Would there be any impacts to our current reports/dashboards? And
    If we do BO SP upgrade or version upgrade? What is forced to change in the Design Studio Dashboards/Lumira reports?

    Please let me know for any clarification?

    Thanks
    Santhosh Kumar N

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Santhosh

      In this case, Do we really need to update/upgrade SAP Lumira and Design Studio?

      There is no need to update to Lumira 2.0 just because you’d like to use the most recent version of the BI Platform. Lumira 1.x is supported on BI 4.2 SP4 (and likely beyond). The Lumira 1.x PAM provides the support status, but that does not mean you do not have to update your Lumira 1.x to another Lumira 1.x version!

      The same applies to Design Studio.  Design Studio 1.x is supported on BI 4.2 SP4 (and likely beyond). The Design Studio 1.x PAM provides the support status, but that does not mean you do not have to update your Design Studio 1.x to another Design Studio 1.x version!

      If using Lumira 1.x with BI 4.2 SP4, then check the PAM and take special notice of the requirements to use Lumira 1.x with BI 4.2 SP4, which is you need Lumira 1.31.6 or greater. Don’t forget to review my blog on the update rules and the special add-on requirements about BI 4.2 SP4 for an more general overview.

      The same applies for Design Studio. For example Design Studio 1.6 SP4 and B 4.2 SP4 are incompatible. Check my blog  as a starting point and don’t forget to check the PAM.

       

      For you, you are thinking of Lumira 1.31.3 with either BI 4.2 SP3 or BI 4.1 SP10 and this is a supported configuration according to the PAM. However, there’s a generally recommendation to always use the latest BI 4.x Support Pack (currently BI 4.2 SP4) with the latest version of the add-on (Lumira 1.31.8)

      You are also thinking of Design Studio 1.6 SP4 with either BI 4.2 SP3 or BI 4.1 SP10 and this is a supported configuration according to the PAM. However, there’s a generally recommendation to always use the latest BI 4.x Support Pack (currently BI 4.2 SP4) with the latest version of the add-on (Design Studio 1.6 SP5)

       

      I mean Is it must?

      It is not a must at all, well at least from a Lumira 1.x and Design Studio 1.x aspect. That’s doesn’t mean you need to update your BI 4.x to another version because of your HANA live requirements. This in turn might mean you have to update your Lumira 1.x and Design Studio 1.x versions but it does NOT mean you need to update to Lumira 2 (which is what this blog is about)

       

      If we don’t do any update to SAP Lumira and Design Studio. Would there be any impacts to our current reports/dashboards?

      In theory no, at least based on the information you’ve shared, I’m not aware of anything. There might be of course, and the SAP Knowledge base may capture some nuance I’m not aware of. No harm checking.

       

      And If we do BO SP upgrade or version upgrade? What is forced to change in the Design Studio Dashboards/Lumira reports?

       I think the only time you’re forced (as of today at least) is if you update to BI 4.2 SP4 or greater with an add-on that isn’t compatible. Please refer to my blog for a summary. (I’m currently ignoring your HANA live requirements on the BI 4.x platform)

       

      In summary, I would actually recommend an update to BI 4.2 Support Pack 4 over Support Pack 3, simply because SP4 is newer; it will provide patches for longer than SP3 and it will mean the need to update again (for all kinds of reasons from supported platforms or to get a patch) can be longer into the future than with SP3. It means an update to at least Lumira 1.31.6, so you might as well update to Lumira 1.31.8 and you’re then all set for any future update to Lumira 2 without the need for an update to Lumira 1.31.8 as you’re already there! It does also mean an update to Design Studio 1.6 Support Pack 5 Patch 1 or greater (as only that version onwards is supported with BI 4.2 SP4).

      This way, you are only updating within the Major release for both Lumira 1 and Design Studio 1 reducing the conversion effort associated with Lumira 1 to Lumira [Discovery] 2 and any JDBC to HANA conversion issues for Design Studio to Lumira [Designer] 2.  Whilst there’s a lot of updating of clients to do, I think its worth it. BI 4.2 SP5 is due at the end of this year (2017), so BI 4.2 SP4 would be a great target until then.

       

      With an update of Lumira 1.31.3 to Lumira 1.31.8 is a pretty low risk activity, but check our knowledge base for any known issues, our documentation and this community.

      Again for Design Studio 1.6 SP4 to Design Studio 1.6 SP5 Patch 1 (or greater) and I think this is a low risk activity too, but check our knowledge base for any known issues, our documentation and this community.

       

      All my comments here have no consideration your for HANA live connections, but it seems you have that covered separately.

      Hope this helps? Regards, Matthew

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  35. Brian Kudera

    Has anyone encountered this error when upgrading to Lumira Server Add-On for BI Platform 2.0 SP03?

    ERROR: An unexpected internal error occurred. AddNode – LumsRefreshJavaSchedulingService is expected to have exactly 1 Service Category(s) but it has 2. (FWM 23047)

     

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  36. Anupama Vyakaranam

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the great post. Got good information about Lumira after going through this blog.
    we currently are on SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 Support Pack 3 Patch 3 on windows and are on workflow D

    we don’t have any existing Lumira 1.3 documents. so need to update them to Lumira 2

    I see below one(patch1) in our downloads bucket.

    51052444
    SBOP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BI PLATFORM 2.0 SP02 PATCH1 WIN

    Is this patch1 the latest one that is available?
    how many patches are there.
    just wanted to make sure we are downloading and installing the correct one.

     

    In the product availability page , I also see Lumira SP03 which is released on Nov 15th 2017. but we see only Lumira SP02 in the download basket.

     

    please advise which version is recommended to install with BO 4.2 SP3FP3

    Thanks
    Anu

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Anupama, Could you try looking again please? Lumira 2.0 SP3 is available for download. This is better than Lumira 2.0 SP 2 with any patch, as Lumira 2.0 SP3 has more fixes.

      Won’t be long until Lumira 2.1 comes out. Regards, Matthew

       

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  37. Stefan Rohrer

     

    Hi Matthew

    we are installing Lumira 2.1 SP0 on our BO 4.2 SP3 P8 with existing DesignStudio 1.6 . According your Blog (Picture with workflows) we should do a Lumira 2.1 full installation. According the Lumira 2.1Admin Guide, we should do an upgrade installation:

     

     

    https://help.sap.com/viewer/b2ab3c5d05314085985c4b78aa17db2d/2.1.0.0/en-US/1b1b1366696e41ca9f549a0c6c939cb0.html

     

    Which one is correct?

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best regards

    Stefan

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Stefan

      The guide is wrong. The statement in the guide “If you have installed Design Studio add-on and want to upgrade to SAP Lumira Server 2.1” is not correct.

       

      You need to do a full installation if you are updating from Design Studio 1.x to Lumira 2.x (workflow C). This blog is for updating from Lumira 1.x or Design Studio 1.x

      Once you have Lumira 2 installation you will no longer be updating from neither Lumira 1 or Design Studio 1 and this blog no longer applies. You then need to follow normal update process to update from Lumira 2.x to Lumira 2.x. i.e. you do an update from Lumira 2.x to any other Lumira 2.x.

      We’re in the process of correcting the official documentation guide.

      Regards Matthew

       

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  38. Roopa Puranik

    Hi Matthew,

    Is SAP Business Objects Lumira 2.1 client tool supported on Mac? or is it only supported on Windows desktop?

    I looked at the PAM I did not come across that it is supported but want to confirm if I missed anything?

    Thanks, Roopa

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Roopa,

      You’ll find what Operating Systems are supported by looking at the Product Availability Matrix (PAM). The direct link for Lumira 2.1 shows on Page 3 the following:

       

      From this you can see that Mac OS is not in the list and is thus not supported.

      On page 6 you’ll see that is browser support for the Mac OS though. So please take you time reading the PAM and all the little notes. There’s some great information in these documents.

      Regards, Matthew

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      1. Roopa Puranik

        Thanks Matthew. I did go thru the PAM document but I just wanted to confirm in case I missed anything.

        Are there any plans to support Lumira on MAC?

        Many of our users are on MAC and now they cant use Lumira!

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  39. Stefan Knörrlein

    Hi Matthew,

    we have installed Lumira 2.1 SP0 and BO 4.2 SP5  with existing DesignStudio 1.6 . All checks you mentioned above are ok, so it seems the Installation was successful.

    Following your step “My old Design Studio Application can now be stopped and deleted” I can’t find this Service. Also before Installation 2.1 this Service wasn’t there. DesignStudio 1.6 was running succussfully.

    The “Analysis Application Service” is part of the AdaptiveProcessingServer under the category Analysis Services. The new LumiraServer only has 2 Services.

    Is this correct ? I would expect the APS now under LumiraServer?

     

    Common Services of LumiraServer:

    Common Services of APS:

     

    We have some strange behavior in 2.1 in Rendering and DataInput issues wiht m-Mode Apps, so I want first to clarify whether the Installation could be cause this issues….

    Many thanks in advance !!!

     

    Stefan

     

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Stefan

      You found the service. For me I had just the ‘Analysis Application Service’ in my Adaptive Processing Service and so to remove it, was to delete the Adaptive Processing Service that hosted it.

      You have the default setup, and so your ‘Analysis Application Service’ is in the default Adaptive Processing Service. This means, you can remove it by: stopping the service and then selecting ‘select services’ and removing it from the right hand side ‘services’ to the left hand side ‘available services’.

      That’s it. You’ve removed the old Design Studio 1.x ‘Analysis Application’ Service. It will never be used again, once you’ve installed Lumira 2.x, even if you did an uninstall!

      For you m-mode issue, please do use the reference Lumira Designer Troubleshooting wiki

      Regards, Matthew

       

       

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  40. Alex Cruickshank

    Hi Matt

    Thanks for the blog, and all the replies to comments! Very helpful

    We are currently on BI 4.2 SP3 Patch 3 suing Design Studio 1.6. We plan to upgrade to Lumira designer but will only need the designer as we are not licensed for Lumira.

    Can i confirm our upgrade process should be the following to upgrade to BI 4.2 SP5 and Lumira Designer 2.1.

    Upgrade BI Platform to SP5

    Upgrade Explorer to SP5

    Install Lumira BIP Add-on

    Install BI Client tools SP5 on Local PC.

    Install Lumira Designer on Local PC.

     

    All OLD Design studio content will continue to run as it did before, as we change applications through Lumira designer they will then be migrated to the new format.

    Thanks

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Alex

      Yes, that’s right but it assumes you’ve not installed the client products on the same machine as the server.

      If you have installed the client products on the same machine as the server, then the client products must be updated after the server has been updated and before the add-on has been updated.

      i.e. the order would be

      1. Upgrade BI Platform to SP5
      2. Install BI Client tools SP5 on server (then the BI platform has been fully updated to SP5, server  and client)
      3. Upgrade Explorer to SP5
      4. Install Lumira BIP Add-on
      5. Install Lumira Designer client on server

      This blog has more https://blogs.sap.com/2017/05/12/a-simple-guide-to-updating-upgrading-your-sap-businessobjects-bi-platform-the-rules/

      Regards

      Matthew

       

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  41. Kamal Mehta

    Hi Matt,

    We are on BI4.2 SP3, DS 1.6 SP3 and we are looking forward to install Lumira. Can you please clarify following in this regard:

    1. Lumira 2.0 or 2.1 : As per analysis done so far, it seems Lumira 2.0 and 2.1 both are compatible with BI4.2 SP3. Can you confirm. If answer is yes then should we go for Lumira 2.1 or 2.0.
    2. Existing Design Studio Applications: As per your blog,Old Design Studio applications (in 1.6 SP3 not in 1.6 SP6) will continue to work as it is (without doing any changes i.e. updating them to new version). Also, We can continue to maintain/enhance them in old version itself and everything is supported including Promotions as well. Can you confirm. Also, DS 1.6 end of maintenance is 31-Aug-18 so still our DS Reports will continue to work as it is even after 31-Aug-18 or we have to update existing Old Applications to new version. Kindly check and confirm.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards

     

     

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Kamal,

      Q: Lumira 2.0 or 2.1 : As per analysis done so far, it seems Lumira 2.0 and 2.1 both are compatible with BI4.2 SP3. Can you confirm. If answer is yes then should we go for Lumira 2.1 or 2.0.

      A. I’d recommend Lumira 2.1 over Lumira 2.1. There’s no need to update to Lumira 2.0 in order to then update to any other Lumira 2.x version. Just update directly to Lumira 2.1 bypassing Lumira 2.0.  When updating an add-on you can update directly to the latest patch level, so best to update to Lumira 2.1 plus the latest patch version available in one go.

       

      Q: Existing Design Studio Applications: As per your blog,Old Design Studio applications (in 1.6 SP3 not in 1.6 SP6) will continue to work as it is (without doing any changes i.e. updating them to new version).

      A: Yes, with the exceptions mentioned already in the blog, for example the JDBC connection to HANA won’t work.

      It won’t make any difference which version of Design Studio 1.x you are on. But, the version of the DS 1.6 runtime in Lumira 2.x is very close to DS 1.6 SP6. Its unlikely, but there could be issues with say an DS 1.6 SP3 app if you updated it to DS 1.6 SP6. If you do, you’d get similar issues with it running in Lumira 2.x.

       

      Q: Also, We can continue to maintain/enhance them in old version itself and everything is supported including Promotions as well. Can you confirm.

      A: Your DS1.6 applications will be listed in CMC and BILaunchpad after you’ve updated to Lumira 2.x (unlike Lumira 1.x documents). The promotion of old DS 1.6 applications will work but only if DS 1.x server add-on was installed sometime in the past.

       

      Q: Also, DS 1.6 end of maintenance is 31-Aug-18 so still our DS Reports will continue to work as it is even after 31-Aug-18 or we have to update existing Old Applications to new version. Kindly check and confirm

      A: The PAM shows the end of mainstream maintenance as 31-August 2018, but this isn’t the end of support. Even at the end of Priory One support, which will be much later than this, the product will never stop working based on a date, it will continue to work. There’s no forced update per say, you can update when you would like to, but you need to update if you want to benefit from new support for things like Platforms (OS or database etc.)

      Hope this helps. Like the comment if you do (applies to other readers too! ;-))

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      1. Kamal Mehta

         

        Hi Matt,

        Thanks a lot for your quick response.

        1. You meant Lumira 2.0/2.1 both are compatible with BI4.2 SP3. Correct.
        2. Just to clarify, As we are on DS 1.6 SP3(not updating to DS 1.6 SP6) and want to go to Lumira 2.0/2.1 directly so there would not be any potential issues. Can you confirm.
        3. “The promotion of old DS 1.6 applications will work but only if DS 1.x server add-on was installed sometime in the past” Can you please clarify this Statement. FYI “We have done the DS addon upgrade in mid of last year”.

        Thanks in advance.

        Regards

        Kamal

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  42. Ramprasun Sribhasyam

    Hi Matt,

    Really appreciate your time in clarifying the fine details. I like your depiction of scenarios.

    Can you please help us with our update install situation? Thanks again!

    Server side:

    We are on BI4.1 SP8 FP8 (14.1.8.2373) with DS 1.6 SP4 (16.4.0.985) addon and Lumira 1.31.4 (1.31.4.91) addon.

    We are NOT planning to update client software that is present on the BOE servers(stopped using it on the servers)

    We are using OLAP connection to HANA within Design Studio applications.

    We are a distributed environment with multiple separate servers in a cluster for CMS, DS, Lumira, WACS and bundled Tomcat.

     

    Client side:

    We are using Lumira with token SSO and utilize UNV and UNX

    BOE, CR4E client software is at 4.1 SP8 FP8

    DS client software is at 1.6 SP4

    Lumira client software is at 1.31.4

     

    Update to XI42:

    We would like to update server to BI4.2 SP5 FP1 or FP2, without updating any server addons.

    BOE, CR4E client software would be updated to BI4.2 SP5 FP1 or FP2, in phases.

    DS client software remains at 1.6 SP4

    Lumira client software remains at 1.31.4

     

    Would like to confirm below, after we update to 4.2:

    1. DS and Lumira content on the server work (view, refresh, schedule, export etc) in CMC/BILP without any issue?

    2. DS and Lumira content on the server work using DS and Lumira client software

    3. DS and Lumira content on the local PCs work using DS and Lumira client software

    4. Future update to BI4.2+ (Only BOE, excluding addons) works

    5. Future update of addon to DS 1.6 latest SP works

    6. Future update of addon to Lumira 2.x (or newer like Lumira 3.x) works

     

    Just another additional clarification about client version:

    7. Would XI4.1 SP8.8 BOE and CR4E client tools be able to connect to updated server with XI4.2 SP5.1? Client tools will be updated to match server eventually, but until all of them were caught up with latest version, the existing version would connect to the server without any issues – correct?

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    1. Matthew Shaw Post author

      Hello Ramprasun,

      If you have client and server installed on the same machine, but the versions of the client and the server are different, then you will have an invalid installation. The software could well not work.  I’ve made this much more obvious in the Rule 1 of my blog.

      So first thing, you need to make sure you get the client software (on your server) updated. Make sure you follow the right process as mentioned in my blog.

      If you read my blog (and the KBA articles it refers to, including the PAM) you can see that DS 1.6 SP4 is incompatible with BI 4.2 SP4 (and thus also BI 4.2 SP5)

      Would like to confirm below, after we update to 4.2:

      1. DS and Lumira content on the server work (view, refresh, schedule, export etc) in CMC/BILP without any issue?

      no they won’t work, as the version of Design Studio isn’t compatible, and your server installation is invalid since it has a mixed installation of versions between server and client.

      2. DS and Lumira content on the server work using DS and Lumira client software

      same as 1

      3. DS and Lumira content on the local PCs work using DS and Lumira client software

      same as 1

      4. Future update to BI4.2+ (Only BOE, excluding addons) works

      same as 1

      5. Future update of addon to DS 1.6 latest SP works

      same as 1

      6. Future update of addon to Lumira 2.x (or newer like Lumira 3.x) works

      Once you get your client version (on your server) updated to the same version as each other, you can then update to Lumira 2 whenever you want to. There’s no urgency to update, you can happily stay with Lumira 1.31.x, but you might as well update to Lumira 1.31.8 (or greater, 1.31.9 is out now) as this version enables Lumira documents to be opened in Lumira 2.x.

      7. Would XI4.1 SP8.8 BOE and CR4E client tools be able to connect to updated server with XI4.2 SP5.1? Client tools will be updated to match server eventually, but until all of them were caught up with latest version, the existing version would connect to the server without any issues – correct?

      No. Officially only the same version of the client and connect to the same version of the server. However, almost all the time the API between the client and server doesn’t change and so this works, but isn’t supported. However, with BI 4.2 SP4 this API really did change. As I mentioned in the blog:

      Any client ‘less than’ BI 4.2 Support Pack 4 connecting to a server ‘greater than or equal’ to BI 4.2 Support Pack 4 will not work. This isn’t supported, but many organisations update the server first (rule 1 above) and the later update the clients. So for a short period of time, the clients are one (or two) Support Pack versions lower than the server. Whilst not supported, with BI 4.2 SP4 this really won’t work meaning all server and all clients must be updated to the same version in one go. No gradual update for clients. (Possible workaround to this restriction). Once you’re on BI 4.2 SP4 then future updates, to say BI 4.2 SP5, it should work again, but unsupported as usual!

      Regards

      Matthew

       

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