Contents


Summary

Recommendations

Server Resources

Operating System

Database Repository

Ports

SAP BusinessObjects

SQL Server Reporting Services

Tableau

InfoBurst Software

User Interface


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.


Server 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

Operating System


Microsoft Windows
  • Server 2008-2016 (x86/x64)
    • Virtual servers supported
  • Microsoft .NET Frameworks 3.5 SP1 and 4.6

Database Repository


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

SQL Server
  • Supported versions: 2005-2016
  • Dedicated database
  • SQL Server Authentication or Windows Authentication
  • Database user privileges:
    • DROP TABLE
    • CREATE TABLE
    • CREATE INDEX
    • ALTER TABLE
Oracle
  • Supported versions: Oracle Server 10G-12C
  • Dedicated schema
  • No Oracle middleware required. InfoBurst deploys and utilizes the Oracle Instant Client
  • Database 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 

SAP BusinessObjects


Supported Versions
  • XI 3.1 - BI 4.2
  • Major version and support package updates are supported within 90 days of general release

Web Service Connectivity

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

XI 3.1 requires:
  • Apache-Tomcat Web Services: Session, Publish, ReportEngine, Save
    • Test URL (default port = 8080): http://<BO_SERVER>:<PORT>/dswsbobje/services/listServices

Client Tools

The BusinessObjects Client Tools software is required when working with the following document types:
  • Crystal Reports
  • Desktop Intelligence

The Client Tools version must match the BusinessObjects/Crystal Reports server version.


Desktop Intelligence Compatibility Pack (DCP)

The DCP is required for processing Desktop Intelligence in BI 4.1 and later.

Requirements:
  • DCP
  • BusinessObjects Application Server (Apache/Tomcat) with port 8080 open (bi-directional)

Deploying DCP:
  • For BI 4.1, install the following software in order:
    • BusinessObjects XI 3.1 Client Tools SP 6.3
    • BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Client Tools version to match your BI 4.1 server
  • For BI 4.2, install the following software in order:
    • BusinessObjects XI 3.1 Client Tools SP 6.3
    • BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Client Tools version to match your BI 4.2 server

SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Supported versions: SQL Server Enterprise 2005-2016
    • SQL Server Express is not supported

Tableau

  • Supported Versions: Tableau Server 10.3 - 2018.1


InfoBurst Software


Download the InfoBurst installer file to the server.


User Interface


The InfoBurst user interface requires Flash Player version 11.9 or later.