SAP BusinessObjects BI System Administration - Myers, Greg; Vallo, Eric
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As a system administrator, you know that users like to keep you on your toes. Don t worry! You can stay one step ahead with this guide to BOBJ administration. From sizing to troubleshooting, get the background you need to administer a system that does what it s supposed to do. Revised for release 4.1 and offering new coverage of Design Studio and Lumira, this book will help you keep your system up to snuff. Highlights: Sizing and scalability Patches and upgrades Central Management Server Central Management Console Promotion Management and UMT Troubleshooting and maintenance SAP BusinessObjects…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
As a system administrator, you know that users like to keep you on your toes. Don t worry! You can stay one step ahead with this guide to BOBJ administration. From sizing to troubleshooting, get the background you need to administer a system that does what it s supposed to do. Revised for release 4.1 and offering new coverage of Design Studio and Lumira, this book will help you keep your system up to snuff. Highlights: Sizing and scalability Patches and upgrades Central Management Server Central Management Console Promotion Management and UMT Troubleshooting and maintenance SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Cryptography and rights Auditor User and content management Software Development Kit
  • Produktdetails
  • SAP Press
  • Verlag: Rheinwerk Verlag
  • 2nd ed.
  • Seitenzahl: 503
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Oktober 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 240mm x 189mm x 40mm
  • Gewicht: 1090g
  • ISBN-13: 9781493210008
  • ISBN-10: 1493210009
  • Artikelnr.: 40942187
Autorenporträt
Greg Myers has worked in the analytics industry for the past 14 years, specializing in Business Objects tools for 10 years. He is primarily focused on the operational side of analytics, working with BI architecture, performance, and administration. He is an SAP Certified Associate in SAP BusinessObjects, as well as an SAP Mentor and active volunteer with America's SAP User Group (ASUG). He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Information Systems, and a Master of Business Administration. Greg currently lives and works in the suburban Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, and when he's not working or speaking at a conference, he can typically be found puttering in his organic vegetable garden or embarrassing himself on a local golf course.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface ... 15

Acknowledgments ... 17

1. Introduction to the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform: What Am I Getting Into? ... 19

1.1 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe ... 19

1.2 Introduction to the SAP BusinessObjects BI Reporting Tools ... 22

1.3 Architecture Overview ... 48

1.4 Planning for a New Solution ... 50

1.5 Summary ... 55

2. Sizing and Scalability: Better Make It Big Enough ... 57

2.1 Sizing Basics ... 59

2.2 Tools in Your Sizing Toolbox ... 63

2.3 Hardware and Software Requirements ... 66

2.4 Using Auditor to Size an Existing System for Migration ... 71

2.5 Sizing a System from Scratch ... 83

2.6 Complex Sizing Projects: Where Science Meets Art ... 85

2.7 Sizing as an Ongoing Activity ... 95

2.8 Summary ... 100

3. Installation: If You Build it, They Will Come ... 103

3.1 UNIX and Linux Installation ... 106

3.2 Windows Installation ... 114

3.3 Clustering ... 136

3.4 Virtualization ... 154

3.5 Summary ... 158

4. Configuration: Getting the Most for Your Money ... 161

4.1 How Sizing and Configuration Go Hand-in-Hand ... 162

4.2 Taming the Adaptive Processing Server Beast ... 177

4.3 Multisource Universe Preparation and the Data Federation Administration Tool ... 189

4.4 Configuration Best Practices ... 205

4.5 Summary ... 208

5. Security: Laying Down the Law ... 209

5.1 User and Content Management ... 210

5.2 Data and Data Source Security ... 234

5.3 Securing Communication Using Cryptography and SSL ... 237

5.4 Working with Firewalls and Reverse-Proxies ... 255

5.5 General Recommendations for Securing Your SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Deployment ... 270

5.6 Multitenancy ... 271

5.7 Summary ... 272

6. Migrating Content: Moving Stuff Around and Keeping It Straight ... 273

6.1 The Upgrade Management Tool versus Promotion Management ... 274

6.2 Overview of Promotion Management ... 289

6.3 Migrating Content with Promotion Management ... 298

6.4 Content Federation Using the Replication Service ... 309

6.5 Summary ... 316

7. Monitoring: Keeping an Eye on Things ... 317

7.1 Monitoring in the Central Management Console ... 317

7.2 The Monitoring Dashboard ... 318

7.3 Metrics ... 325

7.4 Watchlists ... 328

7.5 Probes ... 341

7.6 Alerting ... 350

7.7 New Auditor Features ... 353

7.8 Wily Introscope for SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform ... 360

7.9 Monitoring Best Practices ... 362

7.10 Summary ... 365

8. Troubleshooting and Maintenance: What to Do When Stuff Breaks and How to Prevent It ... 367

8.1 Troubleshooting Basics ... 368

8.2 Where to Get More Help ... 373

8.3 Enabling Trace Logs ... 380

8.4 Reading and Analyzing Logs ... 392

8.5 Periodic Maintenance ... 398

8.6 Managing Patches and Upgrades ... 409

8.7 Backup and Recovery ... 414

8.8 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Best Practices ... 434

8.9 Summary ... 437

9. SAP BusinessObjects Mobile: Taking It on the Road ... 439

9.1 Supported Mobile Platforms ... 439

9.2 Installation and Deployment of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile ... 444

9.3 Configuring Mobile Devices ... 450

9.4 Troubleshooting SAP BusinessObjects Mobile ... 453

9.5 Summary ... 454

10. Customization and Enhancement: SAP BusinessObjects BI Colors Are Boring ... 457

10.1 Customizing Client Tools ... 458

10.2 Customizing the BI Launch Pad ... 473

10.3 When to Use the Software Development Kit ... 480

10.4 Summary ... 481

Appendices ... 483

A. Answer Key ... 483

A.1 Chapter 1 ... 483

A.2 Chapter 2 ... 484

A.3 Chapter 3 ... 485

A.4 Chapter 4 ... 486

A.5 Chapter 5 ... 486

A.6 Chapter 6 ... 488

A.7 Chapter 7 ... 489

A.8 Chapter 8 ... 490

A.9 Chapter 9 ... 491

A.10 Chapter 10 ... 492

B. The Authors ... 493

Index ... 495