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Purpose

To determine when and why to change the default services configured in the Adaptive Processing Server.

Overview

By default when installing Business Intelligence 4.x (aka BI 4.x) the Adaptive Processing Server will contain twenty-one services,

  • Client Auditing Proxy Service
  • Custom Data Access Service
  • Data Federation Service
  • DSL Bridge Service
  • Excel Data Access Service
  • Visualization Service
  • Adaptive Connectivity Service
  • Lifecycle Management Clearcase Service
  • Lifecycle Management Service
  • Multi Dimensional Analysis Service
  • Monitoring Service
  • Web Intelligence Monitoring Service
  • Platform Search Service
  • BEx Web Application Service
  • Publishing Post Processing Service
  • Publishing Service, Rebean Service
  • Document Recovery Service
  • Security Token Service
  • Translation Service
  • Visual Difference Service

There are serveral methodologies used when creating multiple Adaptive Processing Servers.  In addition, each subservice is configured to allocate between 1-2GB per service.  This means that the out-of-the-box AdaptiveProcessingService will require ~25GB by itself.

Screenshot of default AdaptiveProcessingServer:

 


Recommendations

SAP support recommends splitting the APS service into multiple smaller APS services divided by functional area.  This will significantly reduce overhead and resource consumption while maximizing the administration flexibility by offering the ability to stop and disable unused APS services for specific functions that are not in use.

*Splitting out the following APS's are imperative in all production deployments: *DSL Bridge and *Platform Serach

Splitting the services by functional area

DSL Bridge Services

  Recommended Memory 8 Gig

SIA1.DSLBridgeAPS

  • DSL Bridge Service
  • Wed Intelligence Monitoring Service
  • Security Token Service

Publishing Services

  Recommended Memory 4 Gig

SIA1.PublishingAPS

  • Publishing Post Processing Service
  • Publishing Service

Web Intelligence Services

  Recommended Memory 4 Gig

SIA1.WebIntelligenceAPS

  • Rebean Service
  • Web Intelligence Monitoring Service
  • Document Recovery Service
  • Custom Data Access Service
  • Excel Data Access Service

Charting Services

  Recommended Memory 2 Gig

SIA1.ChartingAPS

  • Visualization Service

Analysis Services

  Recommended Memory 8 Gig

SIA1.AnalysisAPS

  • Multi Dimensional Analysis Service
  • BEX Web Application Service

Data Federator Services

  Recommended Memory 3 Gig

SIA1.DataFederatorAPS

  • Data Federation Service

Monitoring Services

  Recommended Memory 1 Gig

SIA1.MonitoringAPS

  • Monitoring Service 

Client Auditing Proxy Services

  Recommended Memory 512 Meg

SIA1.ClientAuditingProxyAPS

  • Client Auditing Proxy Service

Adaptive Connectivity Services

  Recommended Memory 1 Gig

SIA1.AdaptiveConnectivityAPS

  • Adaptive Connectivity Service

Miscellaneous Services

  Recommended Memory 1 Gig

SIA1.MiscellaneousAPS

  • Security Token Service
  • Translation Service
  • Insight to Action Service

Platform Search Services

  Recommended Memory 3 Gig

SIA1.PlatformSearchAPS

  • Platform Search Service

Lifecycle Management Services

  Recommended Memory 2 Gig

SIA1.LifecycleManagementAPS

  • Lifecycle Management Service
  • Lifecycle Management Clearcase Service
  • Visual Difference Service

Services Description

Services are listed below in the following format

Service Name

Service Catagory: Description

Utilized by Products or Application

DSL Bridge Service

Web Intelligence Services: Dual Semantic Layer (DSL) session support. Optimizes BICS connectivity for SAP BW. Handles UNX SQL/LOV generation for relational sources.

Web Intelligence, BO Explorer

Web Intelligence Monitoring Service

Web Intelligence Services: Monitors Web Intelligence Servers

Web Intelligence

Security Token Service

Core Services: SAP Single Sign-On support. Offers Single Sign On (SSO) capability to connect to SAP BW data sources.

All

Publishing Post Processing Service

Core Services: Performs actions on reports after they have completed, such as sending a report to a specific output location

Publications of Web Intelligence or Crystal Reports

Publishing Service

Core Services: Coordinates with the Publishing Post Processing Service and Destination Job Service to publish reports to a given output location, such as the file system, FTP, email, or a user‟s inbox

Publications of Web Intelligence or Crystal reports

Rebean Service

Web Intelligence Services: SDK used by Web Intelligence and Explorer

Web Intelligence, Explorer

Web Intelligence Monitoring Service

Web Intelligence Services: Monitors Web Intelligence Servers

Web Intelligence

Document Recovery Service

Web Intelligence Services: Web Intelligence document auto-save and recovery

Web Intelligence

Custom Data Access Service

Connectivity Services: Provides dynamic connections to data sources that do not require a Connection Server.  This service allows accessing and refreshing reports created using some personal data provider like CSV files

Web Intelligence, Dashboards (Xcelsius)

Excel Data Access Service

Web Intelligence Services: Supports Excel files uploaded to SAP BusinessObjects BI platform as data sources

Web Intelligence

Visualization Service

Web Intelligence Services: Common Visualization Object Model Service, used by Web Intelligence for charts rendering in WebI reports. The CVOM is dedicated to Web Intelligence reporting. It is what creates the charts displayed in a Web Intelligence document

Web Intelligence, Crystal for Enterprise, Analysis for OLAP

Related Content

Multi-Dimensional Analysis Service

Analysis Services: Provides access to multi-dimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) data; converts the raw data into XML, which can be rendered into Excel, PDF, or Analysis (formerly Voyager) crosstabs and charts

Analysis for OLAP, Creation of OLAP connections

BEx Web Application Service

Analysis Services: Provides integration of SAP Business Warehouse (BW) Business Explorer (BEx) web applications with BI launchpad

BEx

Data Federation Service

Data Federation Services: Enables multi-source universes by distributing queries across disparate data sources federates data through a single data foundation

Web Intelligence, Dashboards (Xcelsius), Crystal Reports for Enterprise, Explorer

Monitoring Service

Core Services: Provides monitoring functions

All

Client Auditing Proxy Service

Core Services: Collects auditing events sent from clients and forwards them to the CMS server

Client tools as Interactive Analysis Desktop

Adaptive Connectivity Service

Connectivity Services: Provides connectivity services (replaces Connection Server)

Web Intelligence, Dashboards (Xcelsius), Crystal Reports, Explorer

Security Token Service

Core Services: SAP Single Sign-On support. Offers Single Sign On (SSO) capability to connect to SAP BW data sources

All

Translation Service

Core Services: Translates InfoObjects with input from the Translation Manager client.

All

Insight to Action Service

Core Services: Enables actions to be invoked and provides support for Report to Report Interface (RRI)

Crystal Reports, Dashboards (Xcelsius)

Platform Search Service

Core Services: Provides searching functionality for the platform.

Search

Lifecycle Management Service

LifecycleManagement Services: Lifecycle Management Core service

LCM

Lifecycle Management ClearCase Service

LifecycleManagement Services: LCM supports either SubVersion or ClearCase to support versioning of objects. This service is to manage the ClearCase support

LCM

Visual Difference Service

LifecycleManagement Services: Determines whether documents are visually identical for doc promotion and Lifecycle Management. Currently users can view the difference between 2 LCMBIAR files or LCM Jobs

LCM

Related Documents

YouTube Video: Splitting BI 4.0 Adaptive Processing Servers

http://youtu.be/2Uyi0V7RdwA

Best Practices for SAPBO BI 4.0 Adaptive Processing Servers  

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-31711

SAP BI 4.0 Ecosystem how-to videos

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-34251


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