Prerequisites to GUI Installation

JasperReports Server 6.4.3 provides a GUI Installer for new installations only. If you are upgrading from a previous version (6.1, 6.2, 6.3, or 6.4.2), refer to the section on Upgrading CA Business Intelligence. Prior to installation, refer to the System Requirements for the supported operating system and database versions.
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JasperReports Server 6.4.3 provides a GUI Installer for new installations only. If you are upgrading from a previous version (6.1, 6.2, 6.3, or 6.4.2), refer to the section on Upgrading CA Business Intelligence. Prior to installation, refer to the System Requirements for the supported operating system and database versions.
Also, refer to the following section for system resources and necessary server settings required for GUI installation.
Prerequisites to GUI Installation
A system check is performed during the installation wizard to validate installation requirements are met (see table for more information). The prerequisites within the
Mandatory
section must pass or the installation does not continue. The information within the
Recommended & Optional
section are informational and the install continues, but you are encouraged to perform recommended server configuration changes for optimal performance.
Ensure that the following prerequisites are met before you start GUI Installation:
System Check
Description
Requirements
Mandatory
Operating System Supported
The supported Operating Systems (OS) are Windows and Linux.
System TEMP Free Space
The installer requires sufficient space within the TEMP directory as files are unpacked to this directory during installation.
Minimum space: 1 GB
Triggered Directory Privileges
The user performing the installation has write permissions on the directory from which installer is executed.
Triggered Directory Free Space
The directory from where the installation is triggered, has a minimum amount of free space.
Minimum space: 100 MB
User Privileges
The user performing the installation should be a part of local administrator group.
Supported Network Type
Server must be configured / enabled with an IPv4 network address.
IPV4
Installation Type
Installation Type is 'Fresh' if installation is taking place for the first time.
Installation Type is 'Already Installed' if installation has taken place previously.
Installation Type is 'Fail' if installed version of
CA Business Intelligence
on the system is corrupted.
Installation Type: 'Fresh'
Recommended and Optional
The information within the Recommended & Optional section are informational and the installation might continue, but you are encouraged to resolve any warning notifications.
Host Name / IP Resolution
This check is addressed if opting to use the default bundled PostgreSQL database. The host name resolves to the assigned IP address, while the localhost resolves to 127.0.0.1. The network type is IPV4.
If necessary, navigate to the folders mentioned here to configure the IP addresses within the hosts file:
Windows:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Linux:
/etc/hosts
In all other scenarios, this check might be ignored.
Set localhost to 127.0.0.1
Host name resolves to assigned IP address
Total Memory
This is the RAM size of the system.
Minimum 8 GB
FreeMemory
This is the FreeMemory on the RAM
Minimum 6 GB
  • For MySQL 5.7, the root user is not given grant privileges by default when accessed from a remote machine. Run the following query to provide grant privileges to the root user before triggering installation to create a new user in the New User Creation panel:
    UPDATE mysql.user SET Grant_priv='Y' WHERE User='root';
  • Run the following query to validate whether the root user has grant privileges:
    select user,host,Grant_priv,Create_user_priv from user;
Windows OS supports a maximum length of 255 characters for the path. To avoid issues that are related to the path length, it is recommended to keep the CABI JasperReports Server build in a folder in either C:\ drive or D:\ drive.
The antivirus should be disabled before starting the installation. This should be done for windows platform only.