SAP BusinessObjects BI platform support tool 2.1 Patch 4
Release Date: November 2018
|Predictive Support Alerts service is now re-enabled and includes GDPR requirements for request to delete stored data or to request a report of stored data|
In the Preferences, Predictive Support page has two new buttons "Delete Stored Landscape Data" and "Request Copy of My Stored Data"
|Windows Setup Automation (Silent setup)||With this feature, you can programatically configure the BIPST by passing in a json configuration file to the BIPST scripts. This is especially useful if you want to automate the Landscape configuration setup during a packaged install|
|Added new support channel links to Home dashboard|
Schedule an Expert, Expert Chat, Ask an Expert Peer
|Semantic Layer Analysis (Dependencies) now includes core and linked universe relationships||BITBITOOL-1522|
|Unix host agent operations now call bash scripts||Moving functionality to bash scripts allows more complex logic and will allow for more innovations||BITBITOOL-1653|
|Added Server Groups comparison to Change Analysis|
|Improvements to Audit File Analyzer|
Added Export to Excel functionality
FOUND IN VERSION
|Service Names in Server & Services (Analysis and Comparison) should be friendly names, not SAP internal names||APS server names now display the correct friendly name||2.1.x||BITBITOOL-1592|
|Array Out of bounds exception in Audit File Analyzer||Problem is fixed||2.1.3|
SMTP destination fails in Schedule Landscape Analysis Report with error:
|SMTP scheduling destination is fixed||2.1.3||BITBITOOL-1648|
|Improvement to Alert Summary for Corba SSL Value|
If the report opened was run prior to 2.0.6 or so, the CMS command line property will be missing. When the property is missing, we now display a message "Unknown - Rerun in BIPST v2.1 or newer".
If the report was run in 2.1 or newer but the Server & Services report was not processed, then display a different message - "Unknown - Server & Services Analysis required".
If the CMS command line property is found we'll display either "enabled" or "disabled".
Known Issues and Limitations
FOUND IN VERSION
TARGET VERSION FOR FIX
2739532 - BI Platform Support Tool 2.1.x will not launch and is stuck in dialog "BI Platform Classpath Relaunch"
|On some Windows clients, the sapclientplugin cannot be launched from E2E Trace Wizard because binary is not code signed and causes UAC pop up||2.x||2.1.4|
|Hardware Summary Analysis report not working when BI is running on AIX platform. This is a limitation of the SAP Host Agent. ETA for a fix to the SAP Host Agent is unknown at this point.||2.x||Unknown|
E2E Trace Wizard : In some cases, using a domain user from a different domain (not the domain of the user currently logged on to windows) causes the SAP Client Plug-in Administrator logon to fail. (this logon allows the SAP Client Plug-in to start under local administrative access).
Workaround 2: Uncheck the option to Use Integrated SAP Client Plug-in and on step 3 manually launch the SAP Client Plug-in from the location:
|If you apply a combined installer patch, the "BOE Web App Build Check" alert is triggered because of a bug in the combined installer. Refer to: 2604826 - Combined Installer for SAP BusinessObjects BI platform does not update inventory.txt and install manifest with the correct build number||BI 4.x||BI 4.2 SP6||BITBITOOL-1543|