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BI 7.0 works fine in SAP ABAP trial 7.01 with IDES 4.7 as R/3 source pt 1.

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Hi all

For those interested in running BI 7.0 on their OWN laptops etc the trial abap 7.01 works fine -- don't

download the latest version (sr1) as it takes AGES and is very resource hoggy. Also you'll need to

change some parameters in the start up on the latest version as it doesn't have enough paging space so a

load of transactions will dump. The trial 7.0 (NON SR1 version) doesn't have the problems.

What I've done is the following

1) create 2 virtual 2GB W2K3 server virtual machines on a HOST Windows 7 X-64 machine (8GB RAM). If you

don't have 8GB RAM then make your VM's 1GB - they'll just about run or use two machines (bettere) on a

LAN say a laptop and a desktop.

2) install IDES (SJ1) on one of the virtual servers (I'm using IDES 4.7 as my R/3 system as it has the

PI content enabled) and the ABAP trial (NSP) on the other server.

3) install the FULL SAPGUI (7.0) on either host machine - doesn't matter which one - use the one

you'll do your work from.

You need the FULL sapgui - not the one supplied in the trial as it will dump when you try and create a

BI Transformation on the ABAP trial machine - there's a litttle piece missing.

4) create RFC connections between the two SAP systems - use IP address or hostnames. Client 001 is the

client on the ABAP trial where BI is installed. On the IDES clients 800/810/811/812 are available --

take your choice -- most use 800 I believe.

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    Posted on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Hi all

    Part 2 of the post

    5) Logon to NSP (the abap trial) cl 001 -- start RSA1 - it will prompt you for logical machine and start

    a TCO job - runs for about 30 mins the first time - this activates all the BI content. The job get

    started automatically.

    There's a decent blog in startin this off - and an example on creating your first object in BI on the

    trial system.

    A beginner's guide to your first BI model in NW2004S

    6) Once you've got that working go into RSO2 on the R/3 IDES(SJ1) and create some R/3 data sources

    7) log back on to the trial system(NSP1) and create the IDES as an INFOsource (R/3 machine)

    8) set up RFC's between SJ1 and NSP

    9) set up BWREMOTE and ALEREMOTE for data transfers

    10 Replicate your data source on to the NSP system

    11) start building cubes etc etc -- have fun.

    Note - for running Bex and Queries EXCEL 2007 is a bit more security restrictive and slower than EXCEL

    2003 but it all works fine.

    (Another reason why you need the FULL GUI - yhe BEX / BW front end part are not included in the

    "compact" gui included with the NSP trial.

    Enjoy -- and have fun learning on your own machines.

    (You need to install the SAP systems on SERVERS (such as Windows 2003 server). If you don't then you

    won't be able to logon to the SAP system running on the remote machine.



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    Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 03:01 PM

    Hello James,

    It is fentastic for the solution u hav given.

    Can u pls confirm me that We can Install ECC & BI on Win Server 2008 Enterprise R 2 Version as well.

    1)I mean does Win 2008 Enterprise R2 can be used as OS to be installed for the 2 VMs for BI & ECC.

    As u mentioned that "W2K3 server virtual machines on a HOST Windows 7 X-64 machine (8GB RAM)." Instead of W2k3 does it support W2K8 Server Enterprise R2 as well?

    2) Also if It does not support W2K8 Entrprise R2.....................

    Does it supports W2K8 Ohter Lower Releases like Instead of Enterprise..., on...??

    3) Can u pls specify the W2K3 Server OS details like , can we Install on Enterprise W2K3 64 Bit R2 as well, or any lower relases of W2K3 mailnly 64 Bits??

    Looking for a tinely reply .....

    4)Can u pls just summarise the Sptewise H2Guides Listed in Order for each OF THE BELOW:-

    4a) Set of Downloads needed a1) All the SAP 4.7IDES....4rm SMP , just the URL & the Expansion Paths & the List of Revised the Names for each of the Sw COmponets might hav changed..........Just list wil do

    a2),MLA drivers , a3)Java 1.4.x [URL] to downloard from ,

    a3) Any other steps required for Setting up Intial Environment like ,Java Invironment Variables set up,JAVA_GOME, commands to check whether JAVA was installed or Not?, like use javac in CMD to check it,Ram set up in the VMs, any other BackUps if needed..........

    a4)How to enable W2K3 Back Up Or restore points creation,

    a5) Disablling Unnecessary Processes not required fro R/3 4.7 in the VMware,

    a6) Other s/w needed fro BI like MS-Office 2003{Preferble}, a7) Any other S/w needed for complete R/3 + BI Installation

    4b) Min Space requirements for BI[ABAP Trail--80-120GB], R/3[80-100]GB, create partisions

    b1) All the steps needed for BI [NSP]...Please route me to the Right URL...........that set,but they hav not highlighted the Port settings/Host File settings to work with Web /GUI.

    b2) All the steps needed for R/3....

    Please just route me to the Right URLs + any additional Points required for each of the above steps...........complete End to one Acreen Answer.

    To avoid repetitation Or clustering Pls just mention the URLs for each of the above...........

    5) Any alternatives for Using instead of IDES 4.7 + BI ABAP 7.0 Trail..............can we try for ABAP Trail 7.2 + IDES ECC 6.0 Ehp5 on VMware...........with WinServerr 2008??............This wil be an Extended topic for the current one??



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