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BusinessObjects Enterprise XI R3

Architecture
Objectives

Overview of components in the BusinessObjects


Enterprise architecture

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BusinessObjects Enterprise Framework
CORBA communication framework enables servers to
interact with each other.

Also part of Crystal Reports, OLAP Intelligence,


Business View Manager, Universe Designer, Central
Configuration Manager, Publishing Wizard and Import Windows-based Tools and Applications
Web Client Wizard enabling these applications to also connect to
Business
BusinessObjects Enterprise Universe
Designer Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Services
Web application files such as .jsp or .aspx files reside on the web application server.

Java SDK or .NET SDK resides on the web application server.

The Web Component Adapter


Web Client provides support for the legacy
Crystal Web Architecture. Windows-based Tools and Applications

Universe Designer
Business Views Manager
Web
System Audit
.csp (Crystal server page)
Server
.cwr (Crystal web request)
Web
Application OLAP IntelligenceCrystal
Desktop Intelligence Designer
Reports Designer
Server

Web Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop


Event
OLAP Component Management Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Server
Adapter Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache Server Import WizardPublishing Wizard
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

List of Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Program Crystal Crystal
Destination Values Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job Reports Reports
Server (LOV) Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server Job Server Page Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View

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Central Management Server
Contains System Data: - Access Rights
- Users & Groups - Authentication
- Folders & Categories - Scheduled Objects
- Objects & Instances - Repository
- Universes & Connections
Web Client
- Servers
Windows-based Tools and Applications

Contains Audit Data collected from Universe Designer


Business Views Manager
Web
Server System Audit servers that track user actions
Web
Application OLAP IntelligenceCrystal
Desktop Intelligence Designer
Reports Designer
Server

Web Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop


Event
OLAP Component Management Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Server
Adapter Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache Server Import WizardPublishing Wizard
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

List of Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Program Crystal Crystal
Destination Values Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job Reports Reports
Server (LOV) Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server Job Server Page Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View

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CMS and Event Server

CMS:
Monitors Schedule Events and Custom Events

Web Client
Event Server: Windows-based Tools and Applications
Monitors File Events Only
Universe Designer
Business Views Manager
Web
Server System Audit

Web
Application OLAP IntelligenceCrystal
Desktop Intelligence Designer
Reports Designer
Server

Web Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop


Event
OLAP Component Management Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Server
Adapter Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache Server Import WizardPublishing Wizard
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

List of Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Program Crystal Crystal
Destination Values Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job Reports Reports
Server (LOV) Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server Job Server Page Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View

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File Repository Servers

Objects: Instances:
- .rpt (Crystal Report) - Scheduled/Processed report with data
- .car (Crystal Analysis) -.rpt (Crystal Report)
- .exe, .bat, .js, .vbs (Program) -.rpt (Crystal Report) with saved data
- .doc, .rtf, .txt, .xls, .pdf, -.doc, .rtf, .txt, .csv, .xls, .pdf
Web Client .ppt, .wid, .rep
Windows-based Tools and Applications

Universe Designer
Business Views Manager
Web
Server System Audit

Web
Application OLAP IntelligenceCrystal
Desktop Intelligence Designer
Reports Designer
Server

Web Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop


Event
OLAP Component Management Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Server
Adapter Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache Server Import WizardPublishing Wizard
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

List of Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Program Crystal Crystal
Destination Values Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job Reports Reports
Server (LOV) Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server Job Server Page Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View

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Crystal Reports Job Server
The Crystal Report Object comes from the Input FRS,
is processed, then the report Instance is saved to the
Output FRS

The Crystal Reports Job Server spawns a child


Web Client
executable for each report that is being processed
Windows-based Tools and Applications

Universe Designer
Business Views Manager
Web
Server System Audit

Web
Application OLAP IntelligenceCrystal
Desktop Intelligence Designer
Reports Designer
Server

Web Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop


Event
OLAP Component Management Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Server
Adapter Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache Server Import WizardPublishing Wizard
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

List of Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Program Crystal Crystal
Destination Values Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job Reports Reports
Server (LOV) Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server Job Server Page Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View

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Crystal Reports Cache Server
Stores and manages Page On Demand files: Requests for pages are forwarded to the Crystal
.epf - encapsulated page format (Report Pages) Reports Cache Server when the DHTML viewer,
.etf - encapsulated tree format (Group Tree Panel) ActiveX viewer, or Java viewer are used.

Crystal Reports Cache


Server does not Windows-based Tools and Applications
Web Client generate pages. It Universe Business
Views
requests pages from Designer
Manager

the Crystal Reports


Web Server System Audit
Page Server. Desktop
OLAP
Intelligence
Crystal
Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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Crystal Reports Page Server
- Crystal Reports Page Server retrieves requested Crystal Report from either the Input or Output FRS
- Crystal Reports Page Server opens report and determines if the report has saved data
- If no data, Crystal Reports Page Server processes report
- Requested page is generated and returned to Crystal Reports Cache Server
- Report is held in memory until 60 min idle time is reached
Windows-based Tools and Applications
Web Client
Universe Business
Designer Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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Report Application Server
RAS Report Viewing functionality: RAS Report Design and Modification functionality:
- Creates report pages when Advanced DHTML - Provides report design and modification functionality
viewer is used that is delivered through applications such as the
- Report pages are not stored in in the Crystal Crystal Reports Explorer
Reports Cache Server - Requires additional license
Windows-based Tools and Applications
Web Client
Universe Business
Designer Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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Web Intelligence Job Server
Web Intelligence Job Server
receives schedule requests from the
CMS and then forwards them to the
Web Intelligence Report Server for
processing. Windows-based Tools and Applications
Web Client
Universe Business
Designer Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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Web Intelligence Report Server
Web Intelligence Report Server
processes Web Intelligence Reports
during:
- Viewing
- Editing Windows-based Tools and Applications
Web Client
- Creating
- Refreshing Universe
Designer
Business
Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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Destination Job Server

The Destination Server


enables users to send an
instance or object to another
destination without having to
Windows-based Tools and Applications
re-process it.
Web Client
Universe Business
Designer Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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List of Values Job Server
The List of Values Job Server processes List of Value
objects that enable the values available for prompts to be
refreshed periodically to reflect changes in database
contents.

Windows-based Tools and Applications


Web Client
Universe Business
Designer Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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Program Job Server
Program Objects are stored in the Input FRS

The output of the program is written to a text file


which is stored in the Output FRS as an
Instance
Windows-based Tools and Applications
Web Client
Universe Business
Designer Views
Manager

Web Server System Audit OLAP Crystal


Desktop
Intelligence Reports
Intelligence
Designer Designer
Web
Application
OLAP Server Import Publishing
Central Crystal Input File Output File Desktop Wizard Wizard
Web Management Event Server Reports Repository Repository Intelligence
Component Server (CMS) Cache Server Server (FRS) Server (FRS) Cache
Adapter Server
(WCA)

BusinessObjects Enterprise Infrastructure

Program List of Crystal Crystal Report Web Web Desktop Desktop


Destination Values Reports Reports Application Intelligence Intelligence Connection Intelligence Intelligence
Job
Server (LOV) Job Server Page Server Server Job Report Server Job Report
Server
Job Server (RAS) Server Server Server Server

Universe / Business View


Reporting

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Services Matrix

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Summary

Overview of components in the Business Objects


Enterprise architecture

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