SAP BusinessObjects

This page explains how to prepare a SAP BusinessObjects managed system for the execution of the Simple System Integration

Currently the following monitoring application are supported for SAP BusinessObjects systems:

SAP Solution Manager Automatic Configure Tool (AC Tool)

The automatic configure (AC) Tool coming with SAP Solution Manager, is used to prepare different products for SSI. This tool can save considerable time by performing a few steps in the managed system host automatically. These include, for example, automation and, as the case may be, repeated invocations such as LAMA integration, any SAP product SAP Focused Run Installation and configuration integration, such as SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and SAP Data Services.

For more information, see SAP Note 2137275 - AC Tool release note.

AC Tool supports the following:

  • Products: Data Services 4.X, BOE 4.X, BOE embedded Tomcat (Web Tier), Tomcat7, Tomcat8.
  • OS: WIN (NT AMD64), Linux (X86_64), AIX (rs6000_64), SUN Solaris (SPARC 64).

AC Tool embeds:

  • Latest bytecode injection agent 9.x and 10.x, which is installed for Tomcat.
  • TomcatSLDDataSupplierWEB 710.x, which is deployed in Tomcat for SLD registration.

Background:

The C++ process with NCS library sends data to the Diagnostics Agent (via NCS port) and then stores metrics locally, which are forwarded to the solution based on MAI configuration.

In the AC Tool property file, placeholders for NCS (C++) have to be maintained, which define to which ports the processes send their data. In the case of dual operations, you can also add multiple ports in the configuration ncs.conf, (SAP Focused Run and SAP Solution Manager in parallel).

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

TaskActions

Install SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 or higher.

SAP BusinessObjects BI platform is also known as SAP BOBI platform or SBOP.

Install latest BCI AdapterNone,  delivered with the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform product installation
Install Data SupplierNone,  delivered with the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform product installation
Configure BusinessObjectsEnterpriseSystem Data Supplier to send BusinessObjects BI Platform information

None, done  using the  SAP Solution Manager AC Tool

Automated using AC Tool, Can be  performed manually /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/sldreg -configure /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/connect.key

Check if an SLDR is neededAs prerequisites, you need to choose, according to your landscape, if an SLDR is required see Preparing System Landscape Data Router page.
Send the Data Supplier Payload

None, done using SAP Solution Manager AC Tool

Logs: /usr/sap/<SID>/sap_bobj/enterprise_xi40/java/lib/bobj-sld-ds/<hostname>bobjsldds.log

Automated using AC Tool Can be performed  manually /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/sldreg -connectfile /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/connect.key -file /usr/sap/<SID>/sap_bobj/enterprise_xi40/java/lib/bobj-sld-ds/<hostname>_bobjslddsoutput.xml

Run Outside Discovery on the Host

The SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform needs to be associated to a Database listed in the "Database Managed Object Preparation" section.

As prerequisites, you shall install the SAP Host Agent and run Outside Discovery as described in Preparing Outside Discovery page.
Add both Installation Number and System Number Parameter in LMDB 

The SAP BO BI Platform Installation Number and System Number needs to be collected manually from the “SAP ONE Support Launchpad” license key application (Details Section).

From LMDB, select the SAP BusinessObjects Cluster Technical System. Edit and Add in the "SAP Support Portal TAB" the Installation Number, System Number and Save.

Verify the information by clicking on the System Number Key, this redirect to the "SAP ONE Support Launchpad"

Assign Database Information from LMDBFrom LMDB, select the SAP BusinessObjects Cluster Technical System. Select "System Database" in the Navigation Tree. Edit and Assign System Database of the Cluster and Save.
Create a Technical UserCreate a Custom Monitoring Technical User to enable tracing (TA), monitor data collection (SYSMON), and configure store snapshotcreations (configuration and security analytics administration) as described in the Security Guide.
Check LMDB

Optional operation

From the LMDB (Technical System view), check the last data changes from the data supplier.

Check the Software / Product Instance and Software Component Version sections, to see what has been reported by the Data Supplier.

Check SSI “Edit Configuration”

Fill in the missing parameters. For Instance, NCS Port (NCS monitoring Metrics): 6391

Enter values for the following parameters:

  • Monitoring User (the above mentioned Technical User)
  • Monitoring Password
  • CMS Port
  • CMS Host
  • NCS Port

BOE Web Application Server

Task Actions
Run Outside Discovery on the Host As prerequisites, you shall install the SAP Host Agent and run Outside Discovery as described in Preparing Outside Discovery page.
Install Apache Tomcat7 or higher Check Online Installation Guide
Install latest BCI Adapter

None, done using SAP Solution Manager AC tool (see above)

Automated using AC Tool (can be performed manually) 

Install Tomcat Data Supplier

None, done using SAP Solution Manager AC tool (see above)

Automated using AC Tool.

Can be performed manually. See SAP Note 1508421 SAP SLD DS for Apache Tomcat for details.

Check if an SLDR is needed As prerequisites, you need to choose, according to your landscape, if an SLDR is required see Preparing System Landscape Data Router page.
Configure Data Supplier

None, done using SAP Solution Manager AC tool (see above)

(Trigger sld data supplier, deployed by Tomcat. Launched by AC Tool http:// <managed  host>:<managed port>/sap.com~TomcatSLDDataSupplierWEB/sldsupplier?action=displayConfig)

Send the Data Supplier Payload

None, done using  SAP Solution Manager AC Tool (see above)

Can be performed manually: hostctrl/exe/sldreg -connectfile hostctrl/exe/connect.key -file /<SID>/sap_bobj/tomcat/webapps/sap.com~TomcatSLDDataSupplierWEB/atcsld_<latest timestamp>.xml This triggers the data transfer immediately

Check LMDB

Optional Operation

From the LMDB (Technical System view), check the last data changes from the data supplier.

Check the Software / Product Instance and Software Component Version sections, to see what has been reported by the Data Supplier.

Check SSI “Edit Configuration” Fill in the missing parameters. For Instance, NCS Port (NCS monitoring Metrics): 6391