Silent Installation for CA Business Intelligence Reports and Dashboards

You can automate the installation of reports and dashboards by specifying installation responses in a configuration file, which is called by the install script. In this case, configuration is specified in a single file rather than as manual responses to the installation script.
You can automate the installation of reports and dashboards by specifying installation responses in a configuration file, which is called by the install script. In this case, configuration is specified in a single file rather than as manual responses to the installation script.
The following procedures apply to configuring the standalone
CA Business Intelligence
(CABI) integration and the Unified Dashboards and Reporting for Infrastructure Management solution.
After you install the
CA Business Intelligence
JasperReports Server, use the following procedures to set up and run
CA Business Intelligence
reports in
NetOps Portal
.
To perform a silent installation, follow these steps:
  1. Complete the steps in Install CA Business Intelligence Reports and Dashboards. Instead of following the procedure in the section called
    Install Reports on the
    CA Business Intelligence
    JasperReports Server
    , complete steps 2 - 4 in this procedure.
  2. Copy the
    capm_reports-xxxx.zip
    (where "xxxx" is the package version) file to the
    CA Business Intelligence
    JasperReports Server host and unpack it into a folder for the reports.
    The
    capm_reports-xxxx.zip
    package is located in the
    Installation_Directory/PerformanceCenter/cabi
    directory after the
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    installation.
    Ensure the report archive (
    capm_topn-x.x.x.zip
    ) and the data source archive (
    capm_da-x.x.x.zip
    ) are in the same folder on
    CA Business Intelligence
    JasperReports Server as the installation script.
  3. Create a Silent Installation configuration file to be used during the process. The file must have following structure:
    CABIPath="path_to_CABI"
    host=capc_hostname
    guid=capc_guid
    port=capc_port
    schema=[HTTP|HTTPS]
    JKSRECREATE=No
    Specify the following information in the configuration file:
    • CABIPath
      Specify a path to the installed
      CA Business Intelligence
      JasperReports Server. If you specify a path with spaces in it, enclose the path in quotation marks.
      Default:
      /opt/CA/SharedComponents/CA Business Intelligence
      Do not add the back slash character '\' or forward slash character "/" to the end of the CABIPath value.
    • host
      Specify the
      NetOps Portal
      host name. Do not specify the data aggregator host name.
    • guid
      Specify a PerformanceGUID for the data source. The
      NetOps Portal
      GUID (unique) is used when the password for the CA Business Intelligence web user is not available. This information passes to the data aggregator to ensure that the request is going to the correct
      NetOps Portal
      instance. A web service call on
      NetOps Portal
      retrieves this information.
      GUID Endpoint URL:
      http://hostname:8181/pc/center/webservice/datasources/performanceCenterGUID
    • port
      Specify the
      NetOps Portal
      port that the data source uses for retrieval.
      Default:
      8181
    • schema
      Specify HTTP or HTTPS.
      Default:
      HTTP
      On Linux, you must specify LF at the end of each line.
  4. Run
    install.bat
    on Windows or
    install.sh
    on Linux with the
    –silent
    parameter and a path to a silent installation file. If path or file name contains spaces, enclose the complete path in quotes.
    Examples:
    Windows:
    install.bat –silent "D:\path to silent install file\silent_params.txt"
    install.bat –silent silentParams.txt
    Linux:
    ./install.sh –silent "/path to silent install file/silent_params.txt"
    ./install.sh –silent silentParams.txt
Next Steps
Complete the following:
Troubleshooting
If the silent installation fails, review the
install.log
file that is located in the same directory as the installation script.
Symptom:
The install fails and the following error appears:
ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value. There is no java.exe in the directory Installation failed
Solution:
To install on Windows as a non-admin user, use the manual installation steps.
For more information, see Install CA Business Intelligence Reports and Dashboards.