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. 
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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 CABI integration and the Unified Dashboards and Reporting for Infrastructure Management solution. For more information, see Unified Dashboards and Reporting for Infrastructure Management.
After you install the 
CA Business Intelligence
 JasperReports Server, use the following procedures to set up and run 
CA Business Intelligence
 reports in
Performance Center
.
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 file to the 
    CA Business Intelligence
     JasperReports Server host and unpack it into a folder for the reports. 
    The capm_reports-xxxx.zip package (where "xxxx"  is the package version) is located in the Installation_Directory/PerformanceCenter/cabi folder after the
    CA 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: 
    1. CABIPath="path_to_CABI"
      host=capc_hostname
      guid=capc_guid
      port=capc_port
      schema=[HTTP|HTTPS]
      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
        Performance Center
        host name. Do not specify the Data Aggregator host name.
      • guid
        : Specify a PerformanceGUID for the data source. The
        Performance Center
        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
        Performance Center
        instance. A web service call on
        Performance Center
        retrieves this information. 
        GUID Endpoint URL:
         http://hostname:8181/pc/center/webservice/datasources/performanceCenterGUID
      • port
        : Specify the CA
        Performance Center
        port that the data source uses for retrieval.
        Default:
        8181
      • schema
        : Specify HTTP or HTTPS. 
        Default:
        HTTP
        Note
        : On Linux, you must specify LF at the end of each line.
  • Run install.bat on Windows or install.sh on Linux with –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
    Important! After you install the reports and dashboards, complete the steps in the following sections in Install CA Business Intelligence Reports and Dashboards:
    Manage Users
    Add a Certificate for SSL-Enabled
    Performance Center
    Configure the CA Business Intelligence Authentication
Troubleshooting
If the silent installation fails, review the install.log file that is located in the same directory as the installation script.