Product versions: BI 4.0
This article is done. We may update it with more information in few weeks
|This article is an entry point for helping you to find the most valuable information about upgrade.|
Following these tips and tricks, it would be easier for you to perform a upgrade in the best way.
Most of these tips will come from "SAP BusinessObjects Consultant" and "Customer" in the Ramp-Up Programs and Development teams
- 1) Link to KHNC (Webinar) and Upgrade presentations (PDF)
- 2) Main issues (with workaround) and questions asked by Ramp-Up customers :
- 3) Conversion from Desktop Intelligence to WebIntelligence
- 5) Universes and Audit reports
- 6) Understanding 32 bit and 64 bit connectivities deployment
- 7) Sizing and Performance
- 8) Integration into the Netweaver Enterprise Portal
- 9) Integrating and Launching Existing BEx Web Applications in BI 4.x
- 10) BI4 - Introscope & Solution Manager integration
- 11) Understanding Side by side
- 12) Link on Document which explain how to move from BO5/6 to XIR2 platform.
|KHNC (Webinar) Presentation (PDF)|| BI 4.0 Did you think about your upgrade? (Last update)
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/events?rid=/library/uuid/40137cd2-92d4-2d10-ef8a-8467e504f69e David F Gonzalez, Technology RIG, SAP
| SAP BW Customers
| SAP Integration Update 9 - Should you start with SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 or wait for 4.1? (24 March 2011)
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/23995 Ingo Hilgefort, Customer Insight and Actions, SAP AG)
|How to Upgrade to BI4.0||This an article that covers steps to upgrade http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/How+to+Upgrade+to+BI4.0|
This article will list the main questions or issues found by our Ramp-Up customers.
Of course we will explain you the workaround found.
|Issues or questions|
|Minimum Software Level: BI 4.0 SP02 Patch 2.4 or later as @ 2011/08/31. For new deployments, first install BI 4.0 SP02 "full" build downloaded from "Installations and Upgrades" at Service Market Place. For pre-SP02 deployments, apply the SP02 patch ("add-on") build from "Support Packages and Patches". Service Market Place downloads: https://websmp109.sap-ag.de/~form/handler?_APP=00200682500000001943&_EVENT=SWDC_ALIAS&TMPL=INTRO_SWDC_SBOP&V=INST&SWDCQL=sbop-downloads&SELAREA=501100035870000018155&SUBLEVEL=A_1_1|
| The way of importing AD users has changed. Need to create the AD mapping as we did in XI3 but now you have to create manualy all AD groups before doing the upgrade.
We will create a KB and provide you with the link.
|This an article that covers steps to upgrade and issues found by Ramp Up customers : http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/How+to+Upgrade+to+BI4.0|
These articles are going to describe which features are / or NOT availble in BI4.0 and how to find workaround to move Desktop Intelligence reports to WebIntelligence.
We will provide some report with these features.
In SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 auditing database schema was changed, improved. The attached sample auditing universe and reports may help you started in the process of developing custom auditing reports for SAP Business Objects 4.0.There are 38 sample Crystal Reports.
This article will explain you as we have got these questions by many customers
The previous "T-Shirt sizing" guide is now superceded by the BI 4.0 Quick Sizer online tool for 'initial' or standard sizing scenarios.
The Quick Sizer tool has an associated BI 4.0 Sizing Companion Guide which should also be referenced. The Companion Guide is downloadable from the location described below.
There are also guides for manual sizing for
- SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0
- SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 SP2. This guide also contains sizing guidlines for WebI reporting with BICS BW connectivity.
When sizing requirements are larger than the standard scenarios or a more custom sizing is required, contact your SAP representative to arrange a BI 4.0 expert sizing service.
The sizing guides apply to BI 4.0 SP2 or later
http://www.service.sap.com/sizing under sizing guidelines->solutions and platform
Webinar and article series describes the use case; integrating BEx Web Apps with BI Launch Pad (BI 4.0 web front end); and configuring the BI 4.0 BEx Java stack service with a BW ABAP server.
Article series describes the use case; integrating Introscope and Solution Manager .
|Tool||Client XI 3.1 to Server BI 4.0||Client BI 4.0 to Server XI 3.1||Side by side client install (client XI 3.1 and BI 4.0 on same machine)|
|Crystal||Not supported, CR2008 cannot connect to BI 4.0||Not supported, neither CR4E nor CR2011 can connect to XI 3.1||Yes. CR2008, CR2011 and CR4E can co-exist on the same machine|
|Dashboard (Xcelsius)||Not supported, XC2008 cannot connect to BI 4.0||Not supported, DDT 4.0 cannot connect to XI 3.1||Supported as of BI 4.0 SP01. Dashboard Design Tool 4.0 SP01 and later can co-exist with Xcelsius 2008.|
|UDT||Not supported||Not supported||Supported|
|IDT||Not Applicable.||Not supported||Not Applicable.|
|Transalation Manager||Not supported||Not supported||Not supported|
|WebIntelligence Rich Client||Not supported||Yes, only in ZABO mode||Not supported|
Please note: To upgrade to BI4 you need to be on either XI3.1 or XI Release 2 SP2 onwards. If you are on an earlier version, such as BusinessObjects Version 5, 6 or XI release 1, then upgrade to XI3.1, rather than upgrading to XI Release 2.