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One of the primary features of the BI Platform Support Tool is the Landscape Analysis Report.  The Landscape Analysis Report is the name given to a collection of one or more analysis reports containing information about the BI Platform landscape.  The user can select which types of analysis should be included in the Landscape Analysis Report depending on the type of information that is needed for a particular service or root cause analysis task.  When executed, the BIPST connects to various components of the SAP BI Platform landscape and performs a data extraction.  After extraction, the landscape data is analyzed, alert thresholds are evaluated and the results are stored in XML format.  When the Landscape Analysis Report is viewed, the BIPST client generates an interactive report inside the client which can be viewed or exported for further analysis by SAP.  

 

 Analysis TypeDescriptionData Source
AuthenticationDisplays information about the third party authentication setup and single sign on.InfoStore
ContentDisplays information regarding the count of Info Objects in the system.  This is useful for understanding which products are in use and how many objects of each type are existing in the CMS repository.InfoStore
Hardware SummaryInvokes the SAP Host Agent and returns information about the host and operating system for each node in the BI landscape. (not available for AIX platforms)SAP Host Agent
License KeyAnalyzes the current keycodes in use and provides alerts if the  keycode will expire soon or if there is missing functionality.InfoStore
Patch HistoryCollects from each BI node the installation and patch history.  This is useful to see which patches have been applied, what order they were applied, who installed the patch, was it an install, uninstall, repair, etcSAP Host Agent
Platform SearchConfirms that best practices are being followed concerning the Platform Search feature. This is a common reason for performance degradation if not optimally configured.InfoStore
ScheduleQueries scheduled instances and does analysis on why reports are failing, which instances are taking up most disk space, most common error messages for failed instances, and longest running instances.  You can also now add a date filter to view only the instances you need to analyze in a specific time range.InfoStore
SemanticShows which Universes and Connections are being used the most.  Displays how many reports will be affected by changes to these semantic layer objects (UNX, UNV).  Checks for orphaned Webi documents (those without a linked universe).InfoStore
Server and ServicesInformation about BI server configuration, settings, and metrics.  The configuration is also displayed in a side by side comparison report for quickly spotting differences in server settings or command line properties.InfoStore
Server ComparisonThe Server Comparison Report allows you to view all of your server settings in side by side format.  The columns are arranged by service type so that you can tell at a glance whether all of your processing servers nodes are configured the same.InfoStore
Web Application ServerConnects to the Java Application Server and shows information and metrics about the Java Virtual Machine as well as the application server settings and configuration. In version 2.1, information about deployed web applications and the version of these applications is also collected.JMX

BI ApplicationsDetects which applications have been installed to the BI Platform and extracts all the configuration information about these applications.InfoStore

TimeoutsCompiles timeout settings from all across the BI Platform including BI services connection timeouts, server timeouts, and Web Application session timeouts.InfoStore, JMX

Server GroupsReports on server groups defined in the landscape along with any reports configured to process on those server groups. Additionally, this analysis reports on any documents that are configured to process on an "orphaned server group"InfoStore
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