Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Installing The Pentaho Bi-server

When you have created several reports, it is time to share them with your team. For that we have to install the Pentaho Bi-server. Download Pentaho bi-server , unzip and place the postgres driver postgresql-9.1-901.jdbc3.jar in /biserver-ce/tomcat/lib. 
To tune the bi-server to work also with iPhone, read this and follow the instructions. 
To tune the bi-server, not to give the evaluation login link, see picture below, read this, and follow the instructions

Change biserver-ce/pentaho-solutions/system/publisher_config.xml and add pentaho as publisher password (or what you prefer..)

To start the bi-server, on the Mac, first make the *.sh files in the directory biserver-ce-3 and tomcat/bin executable by doing a chmod +x to the files. Goto directory biserver-ce-3 and

sudo chmod +x *.sh

Same as in the directory biserver-ce-3/tomcat/bin Goto this directory and again

sudo chmod +x *.sh

And finally to start it, goto the directory biserver-ce-3:

sudo ./start-pentaho.sh 

To start the administration console go to the directory, administration-console and 

sudo chmod + x *.sh

then start it by 

sudo ./start-pac.sh

The bi-server is now setup for localhost on your Mac. You can find them now on localhost:8080 and the admin console on localhost:8099.

First go to localhost:8099 and login using credentials: admin password and make a user with admin rights.

If you want run it on your server, read this in Dutch (or this in a language you can read, (google translate) But first, keep on reading this blog, below, what are (better) setting....Below is the setup for Debian.

#Pentaho has it's own tomcat installation, but no Java Environment. 
#You have to install this separately. We used Sun version 1.6. 


aptitude install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre
aptitude install sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-bin
aptitude install libcommons-beanutils-java libcommons-collections-java libcommons-collections3-java libcommons-daemon-java
aptitude install libcommons-io-java libcommons-launcher-java libcommons-logging-java libcommons-modeler-java
aptitude install libcommons-pool-java libcommons-validator-java

# Perl also needs a specific CPAN module(s):

perl -MCPAN -e "install Text::Iconv"

# On the postgresql server, add a line in the file /etc/postgresql/*/main/pg_hba.conf 
# to give access to the server where pentaho is running so that pentaho has access to the

# Postgres database it has to use.

host    <pg_username>            <pg_database>         <IP-pentaho-server>/32    md5

# In the weblink they install the software, in the home dir of root. 
# This is a NO! NO!
# Choose a subdir under /var/www/ (standard Apache dir) or a subdir under /home/. 
# In this example /home/pentaho/.

# A comment for the user where pentaho will be running under. 
# In the weblink they use root, but this is also a NO! NO!
# Create a separate user for pentaho:

useradd -u 10000 -d /home/pentaho -m pentaho

# Install pentaho now according to the weblink. 

chown -R pentaho.pentaho /home/pentaho

# Finally, the startup we do, is also different from the weblink:

vi /etc/rc.local
 su - pentaho -c "/home/pentaho/startup.sh start" >/dev/null 2>&1

vi /home/pentaho/startup.sh
# Only run as user pentaho

[ $(id -u) -ne 10000 ] && exit 1

# Set the paths according to your distro.

export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun"
export JRE_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre"
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin

case $1 in
               /home/pentaho/biserver-ce/start-pentaho.sh &
               cd /home/pentaho/administration-console
               /home/pentaho/administration-console/start-pac.sh &
               /home/pentaho/biserver-ce/stop-pentaho.sh &
               cd /home/pentaho/administration-console
               /home/pentaho/administration-console/stop-pac.sh &
               $0 stop
               $0 start
               echo "usage: $0 <start|stop|restart>"

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