This section details information about requirements that must be in place before beginning the installation, preinstallation tasks that you must perform and other considerations. If you are upgrading from a previous BMC TrueSight Operations Management Reporting installation, see Upgrading.

Use the following table to record the information that you must provide when you install and configure BMC TrueSight Operations Management Reporting. Having this information on hand will help you perform a seamless installation and configuration of BMC TrueSight Operations Management Reporting.

Planning sheet for installation and configuration

Decision or requirement

Your entry

Database Information page on the BMC TrueSight Operations Management Report Engine installation wizard

 

Fully Qualified Database Host Name

Provide the full name of the computer on which the Oracle or SQL database is installed or the Oracle RAC SCAN name.

 

Port

Provide the listener port for the database. The default port number for Oracle is 1521 and for SQL is 1433.

 

Database Name

Provide the name of the database, SID in Oracle, pluggable database name, RAC database service name, or SQL Server database name.

If you are using the Oracle 12C database with pluggable option, you must enter only the pluggable Database name (For example, PDBORCL or PDBORCL.BMC.COM).

 

Database Instance Name (applicable to SQL Server database only)

Provide the name of the database instance name (SQL).

 

Database Login

For Oracle: Provide the name of the database user that you created by running the create_TrueSightOperationsManagementReporting_user_tablespaces.sql script.

For SQL: Provide the name of the SQL login that you created by running the create_sql_user.bat script.

 

Database Password

Provide the corresponding password for the preceding user account.

 

BusinessObjects Information page on the BMC TrueSight Operations Management Report Engine installation wizard

 

CMS Server Name

Provide the name of the computer on which you have installed SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise.

Note

 To determine the CMS Server Name, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to Central Management Console and click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, expand Cluster.
    Note the fully qualified host name displayed against the CMS Name field.
  3. Check if the Report Engine host is able to ping SAP BusinessObjects host with the fully qualified name.
    If the host is unable to ping, add the host name and its IP address in the /etc/hosts directory.

 

User Name

Provide the authenticated SAP BusinessObjects user name to access the CMS server. The default user name is Administrator.

 

Password

Provide the corresponding password for the user name. You configured this password for the administrator account while installing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise.

 

Port Number

Provide the port number through which the communication is established with the computer on which SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise is installed. The default port number is 6400.

 

For mcell.dir file

 

Location of the mcell.dir file on BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management server

The file is located in the BMCTrueSightIMServerInstallDir\pw\server\etc directory.

 

fullyQualifiedHostName

Provide the full name of the computer on which you have installed BMC TrueSight Operations Management Report Engine.

 

encryptionKey

Provide the encryption key for the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management cell that is used to control access to the cell. The default key is mc.

 

portNumber

Provide the port number at which the cell communicates with the computer on which BMC TrueSight Operations Management Report Engine is installed. The default port number is 3783.

 

For cell_config command

 

cellName

Provide the name of the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management cell to be subscribed for BMC TrueSight Operations Management Report Engine.

 

hostName

Provide the name of the computer on which the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management cell is installed. Typically, the cell is installed in the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management server.

 

portNumber

Provide the port number at which the cell communicates with the host computer. The default port number is 1828.

 

encryptionKey

Provide the encryption key for the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management cell that is used to control access to the cell. The default key is mc.

 

For tnsnames.ora file to configure Oracle client on the computer where SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise is installed

 

addressName

Provide the name of the protocol address of the listener.

 

hostName

Provide the name of the host server for the database.

 

port

Provide the listener port for the database. The default port number is 1521.

 

sid

Provide the database instance name, commonly known as system identifier. The default value is orcl.

 

For User Identification dialog box when you import the universe from the repository using SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool

 

System

Provide the name of the computer on which you have installed SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise.

 

User Name

Provide the authenticated SAP BusinessObjects user name to access the server. The default user name is Administrator.

 

Password

Provide the corresponding password for the user name. You configured this password for the administrator account while installing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise.

 

Authentication

Provide the Microsoft Windows authentication mode.

 

For Login Parameters page when you select the Parameters from the File menu of SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool

 

User Name

For Oracle: Provide the name of the user account that you created using the create_TrueSightOperationsManagementReporting_user_tablespaces.sql script to access the database instance. For details, see Creating tablespaces and user on Oracle database.

For SQL: Provide the login account created using the create_sql_user.bat script. For details, see Creating database and user on SQL Server.

You can also use read only user REUNIV to create a connection for generating reports.

 

Password

Provide the corresponding password for the user name.

 

Net Service

Provide the name of the connection with which you configured the Oracle client. This is the addressName that you specified in the tnsnames.ora file. For details, see Configuring Oracle client.

 

Database

Provide the name of the connection with which you configured the JDBC driver.

 

For Configuration Parameters page when you select the Parameters in SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool while creating database connection

 

Connection Pool Mode

Provide the method to use to keep the connection active. This is necessary only when you use a connection pool.

 

Pool timeout

If you select the connection mode as Keep the pool active for, provide the length of time to keep the connection open. The default value is 10.

 

Array fetch size

Provide the maximum number of rows that must be authorized with each fetch. The default value is 250.

 

Array bind size

Provide the size of the bind array that the connection server must use before sending the data to the repository. The default value is 32767.

 

Login timeout

Provide the number of seconds before a connection attempt must time out and an error message is displayed. The default value is 600.

 

Related topics

Deployment architecture

System requirements

Performance and scalability recommendations

 

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