Summary


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



Recommendations


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



Operating System


Microsoft Windows Server:
  • Versions 2012-2019 (x86/x64)


Microsoft .NET Framework:

  • InfoBurst Version 2021.1 and later: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 (installed automatically with InfoBurst installation)
  • InfoBurst Build 240 or earlier: 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 2012-2017
  • Dedicated database
  • Autogrowth enabled
  • SQL Server Authentication or Windows Authentication
  • User privileges: DROP TABLE, CREATE TABLE, CREATE INDEX, ALTER TABLE


Oracle
  • Versions 11g-19c
  • 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, UNLIMITED TABLESPACE


Ports


Add inbound and outbound rules to Windows Firewall to allow access to port range 8550-8555.



Web Browser


The InfoBurst user interface requires an HTML5-compliant web browser.



SAP BusinessObjects


Versions

InfoBurst 2021.1 and later supports BI 4.2 and BI 4.3. InfoBurst Build 240 and earlier supports BI 4.2 and earlier.
  • 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) or Tomcat-hosted BIPRWS (BI 4.2 SP04+)
    • 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

Crystal Reports

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



Tableau


Versions


Tableau Server 10.3 - 2020.2


Hyper


InfoBurst Build 240 or earlier: 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

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