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 

InfoBurst Software

Download the InfoBurst installer file to the server.

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

User Interface

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