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BI 4.1 Fail-over Architecture

Hello Friends,

If I wanted to setup BO architecture with 100% fail-over compliance. I would have;

2 Tomcat app machines

2 Intel machines

2 Processing machines

What else would I need to consider?

Thanks

Abdul

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3 Answers

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    Apr 01, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    To achive failover at BI level you can

    1. Cluster 2 machines: That is have 2 bo machines running CMS using one same CMS DB.

    In this case, if one CMS goes down, other will take the charge automcatically.

    2. You can create a DR server where you can periodicically replicate the PROD contents.

    3. Keep a regular backup of CMS DB and FILESTORE , so that you will be able to restore to the last well known configuration .

    You can also cluster the 2 web applicaion server to achive failover and load balancing

    Regards,

    RVS

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  • Apr 01, 2016 at 07:04 AM

    Dear Abdul,

    Some questions first:

    1. Will you use the BO Clustering functionality? (Active-Active Setup)
    2. Will you try to implement a Disaster-Recovery environment which will be periodically synchronized with the Production environment? (Active-Passive Setup)
    3. Where will you place the CMS & Audit databases? (locally to BO installation or on a dedicated DB Server)
    4. Will you place a load-balancer in front of Tomcat Application Servers?

    Thanks,

    ilias

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    • Hi Ilias,

      Yes, to all your questions.

      3 - We will use existing Oracle DB for CMS and Audit.

      4 - We will load balance the tomcat but what's the best way to do load balancing

      beside Apache webserver? How do you load balance with a virtual IP and how do

      you set it up (like do you need or not need a physical server for VIP)?

      Abdul

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    Apr 01, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Hi,

    You can refer the following links for additional information:

    BI platform 4.0 cluster configuration - Business Intelligence (BusinessObjects) - SCN Wiki

    Hope this helps.

    -Renu

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