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Analytics Link Data Synchronization Server—Creates a database based on the data and metadata extracted from the Financial Management application. This database is a replica of the Financial Management application. As an aggregation engine, Data Synchronization Server performs data aggregation on demand.
Make sure that each computer on which you plan to install Analytics Link meets the system requirements in Table 2.
Table 2. System Requirements
(Windows: 32-bit or 64-bit; Linux: 64-bit only)
217 MB required (which includes 71 MB for temporary files)
(32-bit or 64-bit)
1 When using Microsoft SQL Server as the Analytics Link repository and the Analytics Link Server is deployed on Apache Tomcat (which is the internal Web Application Server container), Microsoft SQL Server JDBC driver 2.0 (Type 4) must be installed on the computer where Analytics Link Server is installed. You must obtain the SQL Server JDBC driver from Microsoft.
Verify that the computer on which you install Analytics Link meets the prerequisites for each component, as listed in Table 3:
Table 3. Analytics Link Component Prerequisites
|Analytics Link Component||Prerequisites|
If you are installing this release of Analytics Link over a previous release of Analytics Link, you must clear the Analytics Link repository. See Upgrading Analytics Link.
When Analytics Link Server is integrated with Foundation Services 188.8.131.52 or later releases, the EPM Oracle Instance in which the Foundation Services database is configured must exist on the computer where Analytics Link Server will be deployed. See Configure Foundation Services.
Verify that the store directory for Data Synchronization Server has enough available disk space for the Financial Management applications that you plan to use with Analytics Link.
Install Analytics Link and configure Analytics Link Financial Management Connector on the computer on which the Financial Management Web Application is configured.
Install Analytics Link and enable the Analytics Link Administration Services Console plug-in on each computer with an Oracle Essbase Administration Services client that you plan to use with Analytics Link.
Analytics Link requires a fresh installation.
To upgrade your installation of Analytics Link:
Administration Services Console
Data Synchronization Server
Analytics Link Server
When upgrading Analytics Link from a previous release, you must clear the Analytics Link repository when you configure the Analytics Link repository, unregister Analytics Link Server from Shared Services when you configure Foundation Services, and reset Data Synchronization Server when you configure Data Synchronization Server.
Oracle Hyperion Provider Services (starting with Analytics Link release 184.108.40.206, using Provider Services to integrate Essbase and Financial Management through Analytics Link is optional)
You can find EPM System installation documentation on the Oracle Documentation Library (http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/epm.html) on Oracle® Technology Network.
To install these EPM System products, see the following documentation:
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix (http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/ias/files/fusion_certification.html)
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installation Start Here
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide
Analytics Link is compatible with the following EPM System products (see Table 4).
Table 4. Release Compatibility for Analytics Link
|Compatible EPM System Products||Release|
For Analytics Link, Oracle recommends using products from the same release; however, to use Analytics Link in a mixed-release environment, follow these guidelines:
Essbase, Administration Services, and Provider Services (which is optional) must be from the same release.
If Essbase and Financial Management are from different releases, Oracle recommends using separate installations of Shared Services: one for Essbase and one for Financial Management. For information on using Shared Services in a mixed-release environment, see the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide.
For each Oracle product installed on a computer, the port number must be unique. (The same product on different computers can have the same port number.) If the default port is already in use on the computer, or if there is a port number conflict, resolve the issue before configuring Analytics Link.
With the exception of the Shared Services listen port, the ports listed in Table 5 are configured using Analytics Link Configuration Tool.
Table 5. Ports
|Port Type||Default Port Number|
This port is used when deploying Analytics Link Server to the internal Web server container (Apache Tomcat).
WebLogic EPMSystem domain Admin Server port
This port is used when deploying Analytics Link Server on WebLogic Server.
This port is used when configuring Analytics Link Server.