Installing and Upgrading CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server with CA UIM

The CA Business Intelligence (CABI) dashboards within CA UIM use CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server (CABI Server). CABI Server provides rich reporting and integrates in-memory analysis capabilities. The dashboards are not available by default when you install CA UIM. You must install CABI Server.
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The CA Business Intelligence (CABI) dashboards within CA UIM use CA Business Intelligence JasperReports Server (CABI Server). CABI Server provides rich reporting and integrates in-memory analysis capabilities. The dashboards are not available by default when you install CA UIM. You must install CABI Server.
UIM 20.3.3 has removed dependency on CA Business Intelligence (CABI) for rendering the native OC screens: Home page, Group view page, Device view page, and Monitoring Technologies (probes) view page. Custom and Out-of-the-Box dashboards and reports are still rendered by using CABI; that is, they have a dependency on CABI. However, the native OC screens are no longer dependent on CABI (Jaspersoft) and are rendered by using HTML5. For more information about the native OC screens using HTML5, see the Configuring and Viewing Monitoring Data article or the "Removing CABI Dependency (Native Operator Console)" section in the UIM 20.3.3 article.
The type of cabi probe you deploy determines the type of CABI Server deployment. The two deployment options are:
  • Bundled CABI Server - The
    cabi probe
    configures CABI Server to communicate only with CA UIM. This mode installs a CABI Server instance on a robot and simplifies the CABI Server installation process.
  • External CABI Server - The
    cabi_external probe
    allows a separate CABI Server instance to communicate with CA UIM and other CA Agile Central products. If you previously deployed a bundled CABI Server, a migration process exists. This configuration allows you to reduce the number of CABI Server instances that you must deploy and maintain.
You must determine which installation is most appropriate for your environment.
Before you upgrade, we recommend you to back up the CABI content by following steps 1 to 5 under
Migrate Custom Content
section in the Migrate from Bundled to External Configuration topic.
Installing or Upgrading of the CABI should be done by the user account with administrative privileges on all databases.
Before upgrading the CABI Server, the password for "superuser" account must be set to the default.
Before upgrading the CABI probe, remove the existing packages from the folder "../Nimsoft/probes/service/cabi/content/installed" to deploy the latest packages.