Summary


This article describes the requirements for installing the InfoBurst Platform. Requirements may vary based on intended usage.


Recommendations


The InfoBurst Platform should be installed on a dedicated server for ease of backup, update, and restoration.


Operating System


Microsoft Windows Server:
  • Versions 2008-2016 (x86/x64)
  • Microsoft .NET Frameworks 3.5 SP1 and 4.7.2


Resources


Minimum requirements:

  • Dual CPU 2.5GHz
  • 8GB RAM
  • Disk
    • 1GB on installation partition for application files
    • 2GB on C partition for initial installation
    • 512MB+ free space at all times for system operation

Repository


InfoBurst requires a dedicated database repository. The repository is populated after installation. Database or schema must be created manually prior to installation.

SQL Server
  • Versions 2005-2016
  • Dedicated database
  • SQL Server Authentication or Windows Authentication
  • User privileges: DROP TABLE, CREATE TABLE, CREATE INDEX, ALTER TABLE


Oracle
  • Versions 11g-12c
  • Dedicated schema
  • No Oracle client is required. InfoBurst deploys and utilizes the Oracle Managed Data Access driver.
  • User privileges: CREATE TABLE, CREATE TRIGGER, CREATE SEQUENCE, CREATE INDEXTYPE

Ports


Add inbound and outbound rules to Windows Firewall to allow access to port range 8550-8555 (if applicable)

SAP BusinessObjects


Versions

XI 3.1 - BI 4.2
  • See Platform Configurations (SAP BusinessObjects > Supported Versions) for details
  • Major version and support package updates are supported within 90 days of general release

Web Service Connectivity

BI 4.x requirements:
  • WebApplicationContainerServer (WACS)
    • Test URL (default port = 6405): http://<BO_SERVER>:<PORT>/biprws
    • Successful Connection: Internet Explorer will prompt for download of a JSON file, Google Chrome will display JSON with BusinessObjects server information
  • Apache-Tomcat Web Services: Session, Publish, ReportEngine, Save
    • Test URL (default port = 8080): http://<TOMCAT_SERVER>:<PORT>/dswsbobje/services/listServices

XI 3.1 requirements:

Apache-Tomcat Web Services: Session, Publish, ReportEngine, Save
  • Test URL (default port = 8080): http://<TOMCAT_SERVER>:<PORT>/dswsbobje/services/listServices

Crystal Reports

The BusinessObjects .NET SDK Runtime must be installed on the InfoBurst server for Crystal Reports processing. The .NET SDK Runtime version must match the BusinessObjects/Crystal Reports server version.

The BusinessObjects Client Tools may be used in place of the .NET SDK Runtime as the client tools deploy the .NET SDK Runtime as part of the installation.


Desktop Intelligence Compatibility Pack (DCP)


Tableau


Versions


Tableau Server 10.3 - 2019.1


Hyper


Publication of the Hyper file format requires installation of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.


SQL Server Reporting Services


Versions

SQL Server Enterprise 2005-2016
  • SQL Server Express is not supported

See Also


Installation

System Configuration