This section describes the hardware and software requirements for installing BMC Reporting Foundation. For more information about additional requirements for the particular BMC reporting solution set that you are installing, see the following table:

 Supported BMC Reporting products

Supported Versions

Where to find this information

BMC TrueSight Operations Management Reporting 10.7, 10.0

TrueSight Operations Management Reporting 10.7 

TrueSight Operations Management Reporting 10.0

BMC TrueSight Reporting 9.6

BMC TrueSight Reporting 9.6 Home

BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Reporting 9.6

BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Reporting 9.6

You can install the BMC Reporting Foundation server components and Foundation database on either Windows or Solaris computers. However, the BMC Reporting Foundation Client Tools, a required administrative component, can be installed on only a Windows computer. 

Note

Internet Protocol helper (IP helper) service is required for installing BMC Reporting Foundation 4.1 in a pure IPv6 environment on Microsoft Windows platform. Start the IP helper service before installing.

BMC Reporting Foundation 4.1 does not support pure IPv6 environment on Solaris platform.

Use the following table to locate information for each type of installation. Verify that the target computer meets the installation requirements listed in the appropriate table or tables. 

 Requirements for BMC Reporting Foundation components 

Requirements for the Reporting server computer

You can install the Reporting server on a Solaris or Windows computer. Most of the Business Objects software is installed here. 

If this computer is a different system from the computer hosting the solution database host server, you must install the database client software on the computer for connecting to the solution database. For example, BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Reporting contains the Oracle database. If this database is on a remote host, Oracle client will be required. 

For the Oracle client installer, contact your vendor. 

The following table contains hardware and software requirements for installing required components for the Reporting server on Windows computers.

Hardware and software required for the Reporting server on Windows 

Resource

Requirement

Comments

Operating systems

  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

The server cannot be configured as either a PDC (Primary Domain Controller) or a BDC (Backup Domain Controller). Reporting foundation server component only supports 64 bit Windows operating systems.

CPU

Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent

A minimum of 2 GHz processing speed is required.

RAM

16 GB or more

32 GB is recommended

Disk space used after installation

15 GB hard disk space

 

Ports

  • Business Objects needs a series of ports for its use; they must not be in use by any other process.
  • The Apache Tomcat software must have unique port numbers for their use which are not in use by any other processes.

Default ports used while installation are:

  • SIA 6410
  • CMS 6400
  • Tomcat: 8080, 8005, 8443
  • Subversion Repository 3690

Others

Windows .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Windows installation program 4.5 are required.

 

Document viewer

Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or later

 

The following table and the following table contain hardware and software requirements for installing required components for the Reporting server on Solaris computers.

Hardware required for the Reporting server on Solaris 

Resource

Requirement

Comments

CPU

Sun UltraSPARC T2

 

Disk space used after installation

15 GB

 

RAM

16 GB or more

 

Software required for the Reporting server on Solaris 

ResourceRequirementComments
Operating systems
  • Solaris 10 SPARC
  • Solaris 11 SPARC
Patches released after the minimum required patch may be used. However, they are not officially tested.
Packages required for Solaris 11
  • pkg:/SUNWbash - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.133
  • pkg:/SUNWgzip - minimum version: 1.3.5-0.133
  • pkg:/SUNWlibC - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.133
  • pkg:/SUNWmfrun - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.133
  • pkg:/compatibility/ucb - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.175.0.0.0.2.1
  • pkg:/SUNWuiu8 - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.133
  • pkg:/SUNWxcu4 - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.133
  • pkg:/SUNWxwice - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.133
  • pkg:/SUNWxwplt - minimum version: 0.5.11-0.133
  • pkg:/SUNWzlib - minimum version: 1.2.3-0.133
Before installing SAP Business Intelligence platform on Solaris 11, you must install these packages.
Decompression softwareUnrar utilityBMC recommends using the unrar utility for decompressing the install files.
OtherBusiness Objects Client ToolsThe Client Tools are required to use BMC Reporting Foundation and must be installed on a Windows computer.
Document viewerAdobe Acrobat 9.0 or later 
Kernel parameters
  • project.max-msg-ids: 128
  • project.max-shm-memory: 1073741824
  • project.max-shm-ids: 128
  • project.max-sem-ids: 256
The values mentioned are the recommended minimum value for the parameters.
Ports
  • Business Objects needs a series of ports for its use; they must not be in use by any other process.
  • The Apache Tomcat software must have unique port numbers for their use which are not in use by any other processes.

Default ports used while installation are:

  • SIA 6410
  • CMS 6400
  • Tomcat: 8080, 8005, 8443
  • DB2 50000
  • HTTP 6405
  • Repository 3690

Requirements for the BMC Reporting Foundation Client Tools computer

The following table contains hardware and software requirements for installing required components for the BMC Reporting Foundation Client Tools on Windows computers.

Requirements for the BMC Reporting Foundation Client Tools computer 

Resource

Requirements

Comments

CPU

AMD/Intel x86

2.0 GHz Core CPU

Operating systems

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1

BusinessObjects BI desktop components are 32-bit, however they can be used on 64-bit operating systems.

Disk space used after installation

8 GB

 

RAM

2 GB or more

 

Document viewer

Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or later

Business Objects documentation is installed with the Client Tools.

Browser support and Communication protocols

The following table contains browser support for the computer used to view reports. 

  Browser support by Operating System

 Windows ServerWindows Desktop
Web BrowserJava2008 SP2 x642008 R2 SP1 x642012 x642012 R2Windows 7 SP1Windows 8Windows 8.1
Internet Explorer 8Oracle JRE 6, 7YYNNYNN
Internet Explorer 9Oracle JRE 6, 7YYNNYNN
Internet Explorer 10Oracle JRE 6, 7NYYNYYN
Internet Explorer 11Oracle JRE 7NYNYYNY
Google ChromeOracle JRE 6, 7YYYYYYY
Mozilla Firefox ESR 24.0.xOracle JRE 7YYYYYYY

Note

Only 32-bit browsers are supported.

Communication protocols

Communication between Oracle and BMC Reporting Foundation uses the TCP/IP protocol. BMC Reporting Foundation uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for client communication.

 

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