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Administrators will use three applications to manage BusinessObjects Enterprise Central Management Console Publishing Wizard Central Configuration Manager
replace webserver with the name of the web server machine 2. Select BusinessObjects Enterprise Administration Launch pad from the program group on the Windows Start menu. If you have BusinessObjects Enterprise installed locally on your machine. Type the name of the machine you are accessing directly into your browser. Go to the following page: http://webserver:port/BusinessObjects/enterprise11/ admin On Windows. in Windows.here are two ways to access the CMC: 1. Inside the Launch pad. click "Launch the Central Management Console." . click Start > Programs > BusinessObjects Enterprise XI>BusinessObjects Enterprise Administration Launch pad.
This default Enterprise account does not have a password until you create one Click Log On. Type your User Name and Password. For this example. type Administrator as the User Name.` ` ` In the Log On page appears. The CMC Home page appears . select Enterprise in the Authentication Type list.
` ` CMC is a web-based application Main Functions Perform user management tasks Adding users and groups Setting up Authentications Allows you to publish. organize. and set security levels .
Generally. and InfoView) The Guest user is a member of the Everyone group This user can view reports that are found within the Report Samples folder. change.` ` ` ` ` ` Main task is to create. the Guest user accesses reports through InfoView . the Central Management Console. Publishing Wizard. Central Configuration Manager. and organizing user and group information Administrator is a default BO Enterprise account with NO Password The Administrator user belongs to the Administrators and Everyone groups Admin user can perform all tasks in all BusinessObjects Enterprise applications (for example. map.
` ` ` Administrators Users belongs to this group can perform all the task By default. The Administrator group contains only the Administrator user. BusinessObjects NT Users This group is also added to Windows on the local machine and the user who installed BusinessObjects Enterprise is automatically added to this group BusinessObjects NT Users can use their NT accounts to log on to BusinessObjects Enterprise Everyone Each user is a member of the Everyone group. the Everyone group allows access to all the reports that are found in the Report Samples folder . By default.
By default.` Universe Designer Users Users who belong to this group are granted access to the Universe Designer folder and the Connections folder. no user belongs to this group. . You must add users to this group as needed. They can control who has access right to the Designer application.
` Enterprise authentication Use the system default Enterprise Authentication if you prefer to create distinct accounts and groups for use with BusinessObjects Enterprise ` Windows NT authentication If you are working in a Windows NT environment. you can use existing LDAP user accounts and groups in BusinessObjects Enterprise. you can use existing AD user accounts and groups in BusinessObjects Enterprise . When you map LDAP accounts to BusinessObjects Enterprise ` Windows AD authentication If you are working in a Windows 2000 environment. you can use existing NT user accounts and groups in BusinessObjects Enterprise ` LDAP authentication If you set up an LDAP directory server.
Select the Enterprise authentication type Type the account name. 3. Go to the Users management area of the CMC. 2. email. and description information Specify the password information and settings Select the connection type Concurrent Named Click on ³OK´ . full name. 5. 7. Click New User. 6.1. 4.
Click the Member of tab to specify the group or groups the user should belong to. Click the Member of button to view the available groups. The "Member of" tab appears and lists the groups in which the user is a member. Go to the Users management area of the CMC. click the link to the user whose properties you want to change. . Use SHIFT+click or CTRL+click to select multiple groups. 3. Under Account Name. 2. In the Available groups area. Click the > arrow to add the group(s). Click OK. 4. click the < arrow to remove the group(s). 5. 7.1. 6. Note: All BusinessObjects Enterprise users of the system are part of the Everyone group. select the group(s) that the new user should be a member of.
Under Account Name. 4. Click Update. . In addition to all of the options that were available when you initially created the account. 3. Go to the Users management area of the CMC. click the link to the user whose properties you want to change. in the available fields. as necessary. 2. Make the required changes. you now can disable the account by selecting the "Account is disabled" check box.1.
2. 3. Click OK. 4. The user account is deleted. The delete confirmation dialog box appears. Click Delete. Go to the Users management area of the CMC.1. Select the check box associated with the user you want to delete. .
. Minimum 0 characters 1 day 1 password 0 minutes 1 failed 1 minute 0 minutes Password Setting Must contain at least N characters Must change password every N days Cannot reuse the N most recent passwords Must wait N minutes to change password Disable account after N failed attempts to log on Reset failed logon count after N minutes Re-enable account after N minutes Recommended Maximum 64 characters 100 days 100 passwords 100 minutes 100 failed 100 minutes 100 minutes Click Update. Click the Enterprise tab.` ` Go to the Authentication management area of the CMC.
It lists all of the users who belong to this group. . 2. click the link for the group.1. 3. Select the users to add to the group. 6. then click the > arrow. Click the Users tab. Click OK. 5. The Users tab appears. 4. Click Add Users. In the Groups management area of the CMC.
A subgroup inherits the rights of the parent group. Click Add/Remove Subgroups. 2. 4. In the Groups management area of the CMC. 3. then click the > arrow. 6. click the link for the group. Click OK . 5. Select the groups that should be members of this new group.1. You can add an existing group as a subgroup to another group. Click the Subgroups tab.
. Any rights associated with the parent group will be inherited by the new group you have created. Click the Member of tab. 2.1. Click OK. Select the parent groups that this new group will be a member of. 6. 4. click the link for the group. The group that becomes a member is referred to as a subgroup In the Groups management area of the CMC. Click the Member of button. 3. then click the > arrow. 5.
Member of Depending on which tab you have selected. click the link to the group whose configuration you want to change. Subgroups 4. Make the necessary changes in one of the four tabs: 1.1. In the Groups management area of the CMC. 3. . Users 3. 4. click the link for the group. Under the Group Name column. click OK or Update after you have made your changes. Properties 2. 2.
Select the check box associated with the group you want to delete.1. The delete confirmation dialog box appears. 4. Click OK . 3. Go to the Groups management area of the CMC. Click Delete. 2.
2. Go to the Users management area of the CMC. If you are prompted for confirmation. In the Account Name column. On the Properties tab. click Guest. select the Account is disabled check box. 4. 5. click OK . 3. Click Update.1.
Folders are objects used to organize documents You can use folders to separate content into logical groups As you can set security at the folder level, you can use folders as a tool for controlling access to information
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In the Central Management Console (CMC), Go to the Folders management area of the CMC. Click New Folder. On the Properties tab, type the name, description, and keywords of the new folder. This example creates a new Marketing folder
Click folder is added to the system, and its Properties tab is refreshed OK. The new
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Go to the Folders management area of the CMC. The initial level of folders is displayed In the Title column, click the link to the folder where you want to add a subfolder. Click the Subfolders tab Click New Folder. On the Properties tab, type the name and description of the new folder. Click OK
Select the check box associated with the folder you want to delete. Click Delete. locate its parent folder. Go to the Folders management area of the CMC. 4. Then make your selection on the parent folder's Subfolders tab.1. If the folder you want to delete is not at the top level. and click OK to confirm . Tip: Select multiple check boxes to delete several folders from their parent folder. 2. 3.
2. The New Object page appears .1. click its Objects tab. To add a report to a new folder Once you've created the new folder. Click New Object.
Click OK. The report is published to BusinessObjects Enterprise .
and you can create subcategories within categories BusinessObjects Enterprise provides two types of categories 1. 2. Categories are objects used to organize documents You can associate documents with multiple categories. Corporate : 2. 3.1. Personal: .
type the name and description of the new category. 4. and Rights tabs to add objects and to change settings for this category .1. The new category is added to the system. You can now use the Documents. 5. 3. 2. Click Update. Click New Category. 6. Go to the Categories management area of the CMC. In the Central Management Console (CMC) Go to the Categories management area to create new categories and to add subcategories to the existing hierarchy of category objects. On the Properties tab. Subcategories. 7. and its Properties tab is refreshed.
and click OK to confirm NOTE: When you delete a category. Unlike folder deletion. all subcategories within it are remove entirely from the system.1. locate its parent category. 5. Tip: Select multiple check boxes to delete several categories from their parent category. If the category you want to delete is not at the top level. Click Delete. Go to the Categories management area of the CMC. 3. Then make your selection on the parent category's Subcategories tab.the reports and other objects contained within the category are not deleted from the system. 4. . Select the check box associated with the category you want to delete. 2.
2.The application tier 3.The client tier 2.and the data tier The "servers" run as services on Windows machines.The processing tier 5.The intelligence tier 4.e every component has a task to perform There are totally Five Tiers 1. the servers run as daemons .1. BOE is a multi tier system i. On UNIX. 3.
1.InfoView 2.Central Configuration Manager (CCM) 4.Publishing Wizard 5. 2.Import Wizard . This tier is made up of the applications that enable people to administer. The client tier includes: 1. and view reports and other objects.Central Management Console (CMC) 3. publish.
manages audit information. . It maintains all of the security information.1. sends requests to the appropriate servers. and stores report instances.
Managing auditing .Managing servers 4. 2.Maintaining security 2. security levels. 3. BusinessObjects Enterprise content. and servers Main Tasks 1. The CMS is responsible for maintaining a database of information about your BusinessObjects Enterprise system The data stored by the CMS includes information about users and groups.Managing objects 3.1.
Web application environments .Application tier components 2. 2.Web development platforms 3. The application tier hosts the server-side components that process requests from the client tier The application tier includes: 1.1.
If you are running multiple Page Servers for a single Cache Server. 5. the Cache Server automatically balances the processing load across Page Servers . it passes the request along to the Page Server Page Server runs the report and returns the results to the Cache Server. 3. The Cache Server is responsible for handling all report viewing requests. The Cache Server checks whether or not it can fulfill the request with a cached report page If the Cache Server cannot fulfill the request with a cached report page. 2. 4.1.
Listing files on the server 2. 4.1. There is an Input and an Output File Repository Server in every BusinessObjects Enterprise The Input File Repository Server manages all of the report objects and program objects that have been published to the system The Output File Repository Server manages all of the report instances generated by the Report Job Server or the Web Intelligence Report Server The File Repository Servers are responsible 1. Querying for size of the file 3. 6. Adding files to repository and Removing files from the Repository NOTE: The Input and Output File Repository Servers cannot share the same directories . 5. 3. 2.
Triggers your file based events Event Server notifies the CMS that the file-based event has occurred. The CMS then starts any jobs that are dependent upon your file-based event. The Event Server manages file-based events The Event Server monitors the directory that you specified. 2. 3.1. 4. .
2. The processing tier accesses the data and generates the reports. It is the only tier that interacts directly with the databases that contain the report data .1.
2. .1. and generates report instances To generate a report instance. The Report Job Server processes scheduled reports. Once it has generated the report instance. the Report Job Server obtains the report object from the Input File Repository Server and communicates with the database to retrieve the current data. as requested by the CMS. it stores the instance on the Output File Repository Server Note: Instances are versions of a report object that contain saved data 3.
4. Java programs or . Unlike report instances. publish. and schedule custom applications. as requested by the CMS To run a program. program instances exist as records in the object history . program objects are custom applications. 3. Therefore the outcome of running a program will be dependent upon the particular program object that is run.NET programs The Program Job Server processes scheduled program objects. the Program Job Server first retrieves the files from storage on the Input File Repository Server.1. 2. including scripts. which can be viewed in their completed format. By definition. Program objects allow you to write. and then runs the program.
It processes scheduling requests it receives from the CMS for Web Intelligence documents It forwards these requests to the Web Intelligence Report Server. 2. which will generate the instance of the Web Intelligence document .1.
view. This Server is used to create. . and analyze Web Intelligence documents It processes scheduled Web Intelligence documents and generates new instances of the document. edit. which it stores on the Output File Repository Server.1. 2.
It provides the ad hoc reporting capabilities that allow users to create and modify reports over the Web .1. The Report Application Server (RAS) processes reports that users view with the Advanced DHTML viewer. 2.
The Destination Job Server sends objects and instances to destinations inside the BusinessObjects Enterprise system. by sending a file to an email address It does not run the actual report or program objects. for example. a user's inbox. for example. 2. It only handles objects and instances that already exist in the Input or Output File Repository Servers . or outside the system.1.
1. 3. 2. It processes scheduled list-of-value objects These are objects that contain the values of specific fields in a Business View The List of Values Job Server behaves similarly to the Report Job Server .
1. The Page Server is primarily responsible for responding to page requests by processing reports and generating Encapsulated Page Format (EPF) pages. 2. The EPF pages contain formatting information that defines the layout of the report .
The data tier is made up of the databases that contain the data used in the reports .1.
CCM: Central Configuration Management 2.CMC: Central Management Console CCM: 1.Web based Admin Tool for Viewing and Modifying BO Server Settings 2.You use the CCM to stop servers.Create Server Groups ( like for each Country) .You can Access Server Metrics 3. to modify performance settings 3.1. 3. To View and Modify server settings 1.It is program that allows you to view and to modify server settings while Business Objects servers are offline 2. 2.change the default server port numbers CMC: 1.
Click the Metrics tab .Go to the Servers management area of the CMC. Current System Activity Etc To view server metrics 1.Click the link to the server whose metrics you want to view. 2.1. 2. 3. 3. The CMC allows you to view server metrics over the Web Metrics Include General Information about the server like Product version.
lists the total available hard disk space 5. .1.Indicates the maximum idle time 2.Also number of bytes sent and received.Displays the number of active files 3. Input and Output File Repository Servers 1.Active client connections 4.
1.The minutes between refreshes from the database .The maximum number of processing threads 2. Cache Server Displays 1.The maximum cache size 3.
1. The Metrics tab of the Event Server contains statistics on the files that the server is monitoring. This tab includes a table showing the file name and the last time the event occurred .
It lists the maximum number of simultaneous report jobs 2.1. Contains information on how the server is running 1.The maximum number of database records shown when previewing or refreshing a report .The location of temporary files 3.
It also shows the number of open connections. Shows the number of reports that are open and the number of reports that have been opened.1. 2. along with the number of open connections that have been created. .
the total number of failed job creations.1. the total number of requests received. and the location of its temporary files. The Metrics tabs of theses servers lists the current number of jobs that are being processed. . the processing mode.
however. . The Metrics tab of the CMS lists only the general information about the machine it is running on.1. The Properties tab. shows a list of users who have active sessions on the system.
Server groups are a powerful way of customizing BusinessObjects Enterprise to optimize your system for users in different locations. 3. 2. or for objects of different types . Easy to manager all the servers on your system Powerful way of customizing BusinessObjects Enterprise to optimize your system for users in different locations. or for objects of different types.1.
2. 5. 8. Click OK. Go to the Server Groups management area of the CMC. The New Server Group Properties tab appears. click Add/Remove Servers Select the servers that you want to add to this group. then click the > arrow. 7.1. type a name for the new group of servers. 3. 4. Click New Server Group. On the Servers tab. Click OK. In the Server Group Name field. Use the Description field to include additional information about the group. . 6.
1. 2. Auditing also allows you to better administer individual user accounts and reports by giving you more insight into what actions users are taking and which reports they are accessing . Auditing allows you to monitor and record key facts about your BusinessObjects Enterprise system.
3. To Audit First determine which server controls the action. while each BusinessObjects Enterprise server that controls actions is an auditee 2.Central Management Server (CMS) acts as the system auditor. You must then enable auditing of that action in the Servers management area of the Central Management Console 1. The .
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