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Can I launch, deploy multiple BOE APPs on BIPlatform?

Hi,

I want to have different clients use the same BI Platform 4.2 server, but access different Business Objects Explorer Apps for branding purposes. Is it possible or do I have to have a separate Machine/BI Platform for each BOE APP (BI Launchpad).

--Matt

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    Mar 27, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    It is possible - you can deploy as many webapps as you want - provided that your server can support multiple webapps.
    But if you only look for branding - separate webapp servers might be a better idea.

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    • I'll split answer in 2 subjects :
      1. The more webapps you run on single webapp server, the more memory it'll need. In app performance depends more on number of users overall and their activity.
      Having separate webapp server instances might improve performance (specially if they are on diff machines).
      2. In virtual deployments, like AWS, the memory/CPU is not the main bottleneck - it is the disk I/O and network I/O.
      in single server situations - all your webapps/users/services are fighting for the single pipe. Is it wide enough ?

  • Mar 27, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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  • Mar 28, 2018 at 01:33 AM

    Matthew,

    The default BOBJ installs Tomcat on Port 8080. You would need to manually install & configure other support Java servers on different ports, if your OS support multiple installs. Then you can use WDEPLOY to deploy the WAR files and do you customization. The users would login using

    http://<Server>:8080/BOE/BI (default)

    http://<Server>:8888/BOE/BI (Manually install on different port)

    Regards,

    Ajay

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    • Hi Ajay,

      I'll keep this information in mind, seems like it may be easier to spin up a copied instance AMI of my current instance and customize that machine.

      Thanks,

      Matt

  • Mar 27, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Different clients can connect to same BOE Server.

    Please share - what is your exact requirement with more details?

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  • Mar 27, 2018 at 12:09 PM

    If you're using the default tomcat installation, you can simply copy the webapps/BOE directory to webapps/BOE2 (for example). Then you can make your changes in BOE2, and access it via http://server:8080/BOE2/BI.

    Of course, if you upgrade or apply any patches, the web application will not automatically be deployed to BOE2 -- you'll have to copy it again and apply your customization.

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