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Use Case:



  • With LAMA, you can easily stop, start, or restart SAP Business Objects (BOBJ) and SAP Data Services (BODS) either for multiple instances all at once or for individual instances.

  • With LAMA, you can easily stop, start, or restart individually of SAP Business Objects (BOBJ) and SAP Data Services (BODS) such as Apache Tomcat, BOBJ services, and BODS job server.


Challenges:



  • Discovering BOBJ/BODS servers into LaMa is not straightforward.

  • We need to onboard them as custom instances.


Pre-Requisites:



  • SAP BOBJ servers should be installed on “/usr/sap/<SID>/sap_bobj” for this process.

  • SAP BODS servers should be installed on “/usr/sap/<SID>/sap_bobj/dataservices” for this process.


Configuration:


 

  1. Prepare Each BOBJ/BODS servers host very much like SAP ABAP system

    1. Installing or upgrading Host agent to least

      • Linux command to Install (from downloaded SAPHOSTAGENT path): ./saphostexec -install






OR





      • Linux command to Upgrade: /usr/sap/hostcrtl/exe/saphostexec —upgrade —archive <path to downloaded SAPHOSTAGENT version>.SAR




    1. SAP Adaptive Extensions Installation (Linux command):

      • /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/sapacosprep -a InstallAcExt -m /tmp/<path to downloaded SAPACEXT version>.SAR






  1. Add below parameters on host agent profile “host_profile” on “/usr/sap/hostcrtl/exe”

    • service/admin_users = sapadm <sid>adm

    • service/protectedwebmethods = NONE




  2. Reset sapadm user password.

    • Linux command to change sapadm password: passwd sapadm




  3. Create pool if it’s not there before.

    • From LAMA portal: Configuration -> Pools -> Add Pool.





  4. Download scripts files from below links and unzip them copy into “/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/operations.d” path based on BOBJ or BODS app server in all hosts


  5. Discover System

    • LaMa Configuration (Legacy Web Portal) -->Systems--> Discover

    • Give mandatary details like hostname, sapadm, password.

    • Detect



    • Select the pool and click Auto Assign

    • Next -->Next --> Save.





 

 

Conclusion


You now have a simple and convenient way to control your BOBJ and BODS servers from LAMA. Whether you want to stop, start, or restart them, you can easily do it with just a few clicks. You can also manage specific services like Tomcat, BOBJ, and BODS jobserver individually, giving you more flexibility and control.
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