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Starting BA Server on Linux

Overview

Explains how to start the BA Server.

Modify the Tomcat Linux Startup Script

The Tomcat startup script must be modified to include the CATALINA_OPTS variable. CATALINA_OPTS indicates the amount of memory to allocate. It also indicates where Pentaho licenses are installed. 

  1. Make sure the Tomcat web application server is not running by opening a Terminal window and typing ps -A at the prompt. If the server is running, stop it.
  2. Use a text editor to open the start-pentaho.sh file, which is in the biserver-ee directory.
  3. Add the java option pentaho.installed.licenses.file to CATALINA_OPTS. You need to modify setting of
    CATALINA_OPTS variable at the end of the file by adding the java option.  See the following example.
export CATALINA_OPTS="-Xms4096m -Xmx6144m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000 -Dpentaho.installed.licenses.file=$PENTAHO_INSTALLED_LICENSE_PATH"
  1. Save and close the file.

Start BA Server

  1. Run the startup script for your web application server by launching the start-pentaho.sh file.
  2. Open a web browser and enter this URL: http://localhost:8080/pentaho. The User Console Log On window appears. Note that you will be prompted to install a license. Information on how to do that appears in the Set Up BA Server instructions. 

Problems Starting the BA Server?

Check out our Troubleshooting Guide for help.