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Introduction to the Manual Installation Process

Overview

Indicates prerequisites, expertise, tools, and login credentials needed for this installation method.

This section explains how to manually install the Pentaho Business Analytics (BA) Server and configure it to run on the database and web application server of your choice. With this installation option you can choose to house the BA Repository on a PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL Server, or Oracle database.

The BA Repository contains solution content, scheduling, and audit tables needed for the BA Server to operate. You can also choose to deploy the BA Server on either the JBoss or Tomcat web application servers. With this installation option, you must supply, install, and configure your chosen database and web application server yourself.

Prerequisites

Read Select BA Installation Option to make sure that this is the best installation option for you. Also, before you begin, check the Supported Technologies tables to make sure that your server computer, BA Repository database, and web browser meet Pentaho's requirements for the current version of the software.

Expertise

The topics in this section are written for IT administrators who know where data is stored, how to connect to it, details about the computing environment, and how to use the command line to issue commands for Microsoft Windows or Linux. You should also know how to install a database and a web application server.

Tools

You must supply a workstation that meets the hardware and software requirements indicated in the Supported Technologies section, as well as a supported operating system and JRE or JDK.

Login Credentials

You must be logged onto an account that has administrative privileges to perform the tasks in these sections. Additionally, Linux users need to use the root account for some tasks.