Installation Worksheet

In this section:

During the installation process, you are prompted for values required by the WebFOCUS Reporting Server, WebFOCUS, and ReportCaster. Use the following worksheet to gather the information you will need during the installation.


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WebFOCUS Reporting Server Installation Parameters

You will need these settings for Installing the WebFOCUS Reporting Server.

Parameter

Value

What is the twelve digit serial number printed on the packing slip included with your WebFOCUS shipment?

 

What is the password for the user ID you are using to install the WebFOCUS Reporting Server?

 

What is the host name or IP address of the machine where you will install the WebFOCUS Reporting Server?

 

What is base TCP port number you will use for the WebFOCUS Reporting Server?

8120 is used by default, unless you choose otherwise.

 

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WebFOCUS Client Installation Parameters

You will need these settings for Installing the WebFOCUS Client.

Parameter

Value

What is your license code and site code?

 

What is the host name or IP address for the WebFOCUS Reporting Server?

 

What is the installation destination?

You must enter the folder name.

 

What is the TCP port number for the WebFOCUS Reporting Server?

The default port is 8120. If you are doing a typical installation, you will not be prompted for this setting.

 

Which web server or application server configuration are you using?

If the installation detects a valid Java version, you will be prompted whether to install and configure Tomcat.

For example, Tomcat stand-alone, Tomcat with IIS, or WebSphere.

 

What is the host name for the web server?

This is the host name that end users will use when accessing WebFOCUS through a web browser. The default is localhost. If you are running a typical installation, you will not be prompted for this setting. If you will use a virtual host name or a web server on another machine to forward requests through a firewall, provide that host name. This can be changed after the installation and is primarily needed for Report Library, ReportCaster, and Managed Reporting to communicate.

 

What is the HTTP port number for the web server?

This is the port that end users will use when accessing WebFOCUS through a web browser. The default is 8080. However, check your web server configuration to verify this value. If you are using an application server as both web and application server, use the application server HTTP port.

 

What is the host name or IP address of the machine running your email server?

 

What type of database will hold your WebFOCUS Repository?

Available choices include Apache Derby, DB2, MSSQL 2014, MSSQL 2012, MSSQL 2008, MSSQL 2005, MYSQL, Oracle, and Other DB. You may choose to have the installation program install Derby for you. Otherwise, you may choose an existing database.

 

What is the name of the database that will hold the repository?

This does not apply if you are using Oracle.

 

What is the database host (node) name?

 

What is the database port?

 

What is the user ID to access the repository database?

 

What is the password to access the repository database?

 

What is the database driver?

 

What is the JDBC Path?

This is the full name, including path, to an existing file on your system that contains the database driver.

 

What is the database URL?

If you chose Other for your database type, you will be prompted for the connection URL.

 

The WebFOCUS Client Installation may also ask for the following parameters:

Parameter

Value

What is the Location Name associated with the repository?

Required for DB2 on z/OS platforms.

 

What is the Oracle instance?

Asked when the database type is Oracle.

 

What is the host name or IP address of the ReportCaster?

This prompt is only asked during a custom installation if ReportCaster is licensed. This will be asked even if you uncheck the install ReportCaster option.

 

What is the distribution server port number?

This prompt is only asked during a custom installation if ReportCaster is licensed. This will be asked even if you uncheck the install ReportCaster option.

The default value is 8200.

 

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ReportCaster Installation Parameters

The remainder of this worksheet is only necessary when installing ReportCaster. You will need basic parameters and repository parameters. You will need these settings for Installing the WebFOCUS Client.

Parameter

Value

What type of database will hold your WebFOCUS Repository?

Available choices include Apache Derby, DB2, MSSQL 2014, MSSQL 2012, MSSQL 2008, MSSQL 2005, MYSQL, Oracle, and Other DB.

 

What is the Location Name associated with the repository?

Required for DB2 on z/OS platforms.

 

What is the user ID to access the repository database?

 

What is the password to access the repository database?

 

What is the name of the database that will hold the repository?

This does not apply to Oracle.

 

What is the Oracle instance?

Asked when database type is Oracle.

 

What is the host name or IP address of the database machine?

 

What is the port number of the database server?

 

What is the database driver?

 

What is the JDBC Path?

This is the full name, including path, to an existing file on your system that contains the database driver.

 

What is the database URL?

If you chose Other for your database type, you will be prompted for the connection URL.

 

What is the host name or IP address of the ReportCaster?

This prompt is asked during a custom installation.

 

What is the distribution server port number?

This prompt is asked during a custom installation. The default value is 8200.

 

Do you wish to start the Distribution Server at the end of the install?

This prompt is asked during a custom installation.

 


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