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Installing BO 4 - Edge vs. Enterprise


I now the installation of BO 4 Enterprise and going to install the BO 4 Edge version soon. I downloaded the BO 4 Edge guide and there it says "For installing the platform components refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform

Installation Guide."

So I guess the setup of Edge is the same as the Enterprise setup?

Some questions to the setup from my side:

1. .NET must be installed. Is this already installed on Win2008 server by default?

2. is the MS SQL Server Express Edition available in the Edge setup? I would choose it as repository database.

3. when selecting the components to be installed - I just would like to use Tomcat. Do I need the other Java Web Tier component (is this the WACS?)?

4. LifeCycle Manager comes with Edge as well?

Thanks for your help!

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2011 at 01:29 PM


    please find your answers.

    1. The .NET Framework is required. On a default Windows Server 2008 installation it is installed.

    2. Yes it is

    3. No, just select the Tomcat

    4. Not quite sure. But the fact that LCM is the new strategical component for transportation, i`m pretty sure it is shipped with EDGE



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    • Hi,

      there you go:

      1.) Yes - they get automatically deployed

      2.) You will need that key if you want to cluster your installation in the future. This is a new Feature if BI4. Enter a Passphrase here and write it case you want to configure a cluster in the future

      3.) Per default not. But you can download the "Microsoft Management Studio" for SQL Server 2008 - its for free and you can access the MS SQL instance with it. But we recommend to NOT change the CMS/Audit DB manually. The best is - leave it alone.

      4.) This was the case in XI 3.1 and it was also not necessary but possible. You need the SAP GUI on the machines where you develop your reports and Universes. Only developers need the SAP GUI - not the End- Users.



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