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Let’s take a quick look at some of the things to keep in mind when upgrading/installing the SAP Lumira Server for BI Platform 2.0 SP02.  I will try to answer some of the common questions that come with this new upgrade as well as some of the things to keep an eye out for.

August 16, 2017 marked the release of Lumira 2.0 SP02 for general availability.  As usual, I promptly downloaded the content to install it on the Sandbox environment.  This prompted a few  questions on how to appropriately upgrade the environment and what content would be needed to be  downloaded prior to install.  The main question to answer is: What upgrade path should I take?

For any given company, this is a bit difficult to answer because it is dependent on each individual environment.  Realistically there are four upgrade/installation paths that are available with Lumira 2.0.  They are:

Scenario 1: BI Platform environment that does not have Lumira Server for BI Platform or Design Studio for BI Platform installed

      • This scenario is pretty straight forward. If you have neither Lumira Server nor Design Studio for BI Platform installed, then just apply a full install of Lumira 2.0 SP02 and you can utilize it from there.

Scenario 2: BI Platform environment that has Lumira Server for BI Platform 1.x installed but does not have Design Studio for BI Platform installed

      • This scenario should be treated the same as a patch upgrade for the current add-on that is installed on the BI Platform. One thing to note is that when upgrading an environment from Lumira Server for BI Platform 1.31 SP 7 straight to Lumira Server for BI Platform 2.0 SP 02.  There is no need to upgrade to Lumira Server 2.0 SP0 then upgrade the SP level.

Scenario 3: BI Platform environment that has Design Studio for BI Platform installed but not Lumira Server for BI Platform 1.x installed

      • This scenario is very similar to the first scenario that we mentioned above. Essentially, a full install of Lumira Server for BI Platform 2.0 SP02 is required in order to have the capabilities of Lumira 2.0 SP02.  Now, you’re probably thinking:  What happens to the old services that were utilized for the Design Studio Runtime?  They will still be there, but they will not be utilized anymore.  If you remember correctly, when the Design Studio add-on was installed on the BI platform, it generated two APS services with the BOBJ environment under the Analysis Services category as seen below:

        After the installation of Lumira 2.0 those services are still available, but they are no longer utilized.  If anything, they actually take up resources, so it would be a good idea to stop them.  The Analysis services should look like the following:

        Once testing and validation is completed, you can delete those services in order to regain some resources that were being utilized by those services.

Scenario 4: BI Platform environment that has both Lumira Server for BI Platform and Design Studio for BI Platform installed

    • This scenario is the one that I faced during the upgrade of Lumira Server for BI platform 2.0 SP02. Because we had Lumira Server for BI Platform 1.31 SP07 and Design Studio for BI Platform 1.6 SP05 installed, we had to install the patch of Lumira Server for BI Platform.  Some of the same nuances that we talked about in the previous scenarios can be applied for this scenario also.  Essentially, what we had to do at the Labs was upgrade Lumira 1.31 SP07 to Lumira 2.0 SP02.  Similar to Scenario 3, the services that were a part of the Design Studio Runtime will now be redundant because it will be rerouted to the LumiraServer Services.  That means that after testing and validation, you can choose to stop those services and even delete them.

Keep in mind that if you want to connect to Lumira 2.0 SP02, you will need to install Lumira Designer and/or Lumira Discovery on your local machine and connect that way.  That means that previous versions of Lumira and Design Studio will no longer be applicable unless you need it for conversion purposes.

Useful SAP Notes

  • 2462799 – SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0: Release Note for SP02
  • 2462202 – SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Discovery and SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, server version for BI Platform 2.0 Restrctions (SP2)
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  1. 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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  2. Roopa Puranik

    Vijay, What error messages are you getting? and what is your Web service URL in your Lumira Designer Login?

     

    In the “Administrator Guide: SAP BusinessObjects Lumira” Check “Clustering Lumira Servers” section and try these steps in your clustered env.
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