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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Installation of Pentaho BI Server Community Edition 4.8.0 in Windows 7 x.64

Hi guys..!!!

This post teach you how to install the pentaho BA server in windows machine.

1. Download pentaho from sourceforge site
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pentaho/files/Business%20Intelligence%20Server/4.8.0-stable/biserver-ce-4.8.0-stable.zip/download

2. Extract the zip file in your fav location.

3. You will get two folders : administration-console & biserver-ce
     Adminstration-console purpose : You will give database connections here .
     User Console : (biserver-ce) : Core of the server UI .. You will analysis the date

4. Run the start-pentaho.bat file in biserver-ce
     location of file : your_location_of_drive\biserver-ce-4.8.0-stable\biserver-ce

NOTE: By default pentaho server runs on 8080 port number. If you wish to change the default port number to your desired one you can do that in server.xml file which is located in conf folder of tomcat 

Type this URL in any browser : http://localhost:8080/pentaho.. you will prompted to the login page of server. check for the logs if you find any errors.

5. Stop the server : stop-pentaho.bat in the same location of step 4

How to run the Adminstration console
Run the start-pac.bat  file in adminstraion-console folder
location of file :your_location_of_drive\biserver-ce-4.8.0-stable\administration-console
 Stop the server : click on stop-pac.bat in the same location of above step.


Where the problems comes into picture ??
You will only get the problem if you don't know how to install the java software and correct path settings for java
Install java software and set the path,classpath,java_home,jre_home

This post will teach you how to set all the things.
http://pentaho-bi-suite.blogspot.in/?view=classic 


Admin console  Problem:
Edit the console.properties file located in {CONSOLE_HOME}\resource\config}


console.properties
\# Pentaho Administration Console's Jetty Server Settings
console.start.port.number=8088
console.hostname=localhost
console.stop.port.number=8033

\# SSL Section for Pentaho Administration Console
console.ssl.enabled=false
console.ssl.port.number=8143
keyAlias=jetty
keyPassword=changeit
keyStore=resource/config/keystore
keyStorePassword=changeit
trustStore=resource/config/keystore
trustStorePassword=changeit
wantClientAuth=false
needClientAuth=false

\# Security Authentication Section for Pentaho Administration Console
console.security.enabled=true
console.security.roles.allowed=admin
console.security.roles.delimeter=,
console.security.realm.name=Pentaho
console.security.login.module.name=PropertiesFileLoginModule
console.security.auth.config.path=resource/config/login.conf
 
Notice that the console.ssl.enabled properties is set to false. Change that value to true. By default keytore and trustore path is resource/config and password for them is changeit. If you have something different you can edit the ssl section for the correct value. Remember that the default port for pentaho administration console https is 8143, so if you want to change it then you can do this right here in the properties file


http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/ServerDoc1x/Enabling+SSL+in+Pentaho+Administration+Console


NOTE:
There are many ways of installing pentaho bi server. This is a simple installation of bi server.
Navigate in  http://pentaho-bi-suite.blogspot.in  site.. I have posted other installation methods which worked successfully.

Sadakar.P
BI developer
("Learning never exhausts the mind")