Understand the Central Configuration Manager Tool in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 for Better System Administration

  • by Adam Getz, Manager – Business Intelligence, CGI Federal
  • January 10, 2014
The Central Configuration Manager (CCM) is a platform management tool that allows SAP BusinessObjects administrators to maintain and control BusinessObjects platform server components. Learn about the features included within the CCM tool in BusinessObjects 4.0 and see how to use CCM to successfully administer a BusinessObjects 4.0 platform.
Learning Objectives

By reading this article, you will be able to:

  • Understand the features and details of the Central Configuration Manager (CCM) tool within SAP BusinessObjects 4.0
  • Effectively use CCM in administering a BusinessObjects 4.0 platform.
Key Concept

The BI 4.0 server is a process at the operating system level of the application server. It contains a unique host server process ID and one or more individual BI 4.0 services. A BI 4.0 service is a server subsystem that performs a specific function and runs in the memory space and under the process ID of its corresponding parent BI 4.0 server.

The CCM in 4.0 is very similar to the CCM in 3.1 but quite a bit different than the CCM in XI R2. In version XI R2 of the CCM, BusinessObjects servers were all included in the CCM tool and could be started and stopped from the CCM. Starting in version 3.1, however, starting or stopping of individual BusinessObjects servers was organized under the Central Management Console (CMC) tool. A Server Intelligence Agent (SIA) service was included in the CCM that can start or stop all the BusinessObjects servers as a group.

Adam Getz

Adam Getz currently serves as a Manager, Business Intelligence for CGI Federal. In this position, he is leading a large business intelligence and data warehousing implementation for a federal client.  He is a thought leader in the field of information technology and an expert in the deployment of leading business intelligence, database management, and data integration products. He has presented at a variety of local, national, and international events, including the 2006 BusinessObjects International Conference, 2007 Oracle BIWA Summit, 2008 Oracle Open World, and 2010 and 2011 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conferences. In addition, Adam is the creator and main author of bi-insider.com, a website, portfolio, and blog that provides rich technical and functional content to business intelligence and data warehousing professionals. He has also published numerous technology white papers that have focused on various topics within business intelligence and data warehousing. Adam currently serves as the chairperson of the Washington DC Business Objects User Group.

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