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Distributed installation of BI 4.1 SP1


I was going through a below link and trying to understand it.


It seems that the WebTier is on hostA, BI Processing Tier is on hostB.

I am assuming that while installing the BI Processgin tier on hostB, a cluster name was given called "BODevCluster".


At last, in the "BusinessObjects BI System Configuration" section they are configuring something so that both can talk to each other.

Questions -

1. I am assuming that configuration is done on hostA where the WebTier (Tomcat is installed). Is it correct?

2. Is it applicable to BI 4.1 SP1 as well and is there any guide, which talks about it so that instructions becomes sort of official.

3. In the configuration, all it is doing is to replace the servername:port with cluster name.

    How is it going to find out that this cluster "BODevCluster" resides on hostB. How the Tomcat will find out that the cluster "BODevCluster" belong to hostB because the hostname of HostB is not mentioned in any of the the files during configuration (, ,,

The questions may be very basic for some but I am trying to understand the very basic of Tomcat clustering as it is very new to me in comparison to SAP Netweaver 7.x clustering. I could not find it in installation guide or Admin guide.

Your help will greatly appreciated.

Please help me.

Thank you,


Former Member

A. Yes correct.

B. Redeploy is not necessary. Just delete the Tomcat cache and restart the Tomcat.

c. Why do you want to install multiple Tomcats in the one single host? It is not recommeded. Are you planning to install Tomcat manually?

I would recommend go through Pattern books.

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