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SAP BI 4.1 SP6 Cluster Install

Hi,

Existing system already installed on SERVER-1

SERVER-1 has -

All the the components (Tomcat, CMS etc.) are installed on this server locally. The I/P and O/P file repository is shared mount.

The cluster name is sapbiBO1. The cms.default is set to @sapbiBO1 in BIlaunchpad.properties and CmsApp.properties.

In the CCM - right click on SIA Node - Properties - Configuration tab. I can see the cluster name as sapbiBO1.

Now I have a server SERVER-2. I have to add another node to the existing Cluster sapbiBO1 on SERVER-1.

I am assuming that during install, I just have to uncheck "Integrated Database" check box so that it can ask for existing CMS DB

connection details. I have to choose the "Expand the existing SAP BusinessObjects......." option.

It will ask me the cluster key of the system installed on host SERVER-1, login credentials of CMS DB, which is on SERVER-1.

Once the above steps are done, it will install and it will automatically pick up the cluster name and add it to existign Cluster on SERVER-1.

Once the installation is done, I will adjust I/O and O/P File repository as per the SERVER-1.

Question -

- I need to adjust the cms.default to @sapbiBO1 in BIlaunchpad.properties and CmsApp.properties on SERVER-2. Correct?

- We have Cisco Hardware load balancer. I will give the URL of SERVER-1 and SERVER-2 and it will do the load balancing for logins.

No need to do anything for load balancing on SERVER-1 and SERVER-2?

- Is it going to have one CCM, which will be on SERVER-1?

- Do I have change anything to PlatformServices.properties manually? If yes then is it on SERVER-1?

Please confirm if I have anything missing here.

Thank you for advice.

Regards,

SS

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  • Apr 01, 2016 at 06:38 PM

    Hi Surendra,

    Yes, you need to choose "Expand ...." option and uncheck the Integrated Database, so it'll point to the existing CMS Database.

    For details with images, check this out:

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

    To make @sapbiBO1 as default CMS, you DO NOT update the existing files BILaunchpa.properties and CMCApp.properties. Stop Tomcat. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom and create a file called ‘BIlaunchpad.properties’ with the following text:

    cms.default=@sapbiB01

    Save and Close and restart Tomcat. Create a similar file for CmcApp.properties as well.

    Check this out as well, how to change CMS name | SCN


    You'll have 2 CCMs (one on each server) after the installation of BO on 2nd server.

    You don't have to change PlatformServices.properties, you'll have to create a new file under the Tomcat location (where you created BILaunchpad.properties and Cmcapp.properties)


    Thanks,

    Mahboob Mohammed

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    • Hi Surendra,

      Yeah, Tomcat 7 (or whatever it is).

      You've to create those files on both the servers (1 and 2). That sample files looks good.

      Yes, wdeploy should be run. I follow Step 10 in this Active Directory SSO for SAP BusinessObjects BI4. instead of running wdeploy. I just copy those files (BILaunchPad.properties, CMCApp.properties) at that location.

      If people said that PlatformServices.properties is not needed, trust and follow them.

      Thanks,
      Mahboob Mohammed