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Installing Jasperserver pro (Evaluation) with Oracle

Installing Jasperserver pro with Oracle in Evaluation period is bit tricky, because bundle we download from server can only installer with Postgres SQL.

Below steps explain how to install platform independent Jasperserver pro in your system with Oracle repository.

  1. Download the Jaspersoft pro evaluation from here (Lets say we downloaded windows version)download
  2. Install jaspersoft pro in windows machine, by default it will install with Postgres SQL  Install
  3. Once it’s installed with Postgres SQL, now it’s time to rebuild the war file and pointing it to oracle.
    Note:- we tried to reconfigure just configuration files as in other website told but it doesn’t work 100%, you will get some error like invalid characters and some more errors. So please follow below steps for 100% success.
  4. First lets  tweak and fix the path before building ant.
    • Copy the folder %JASEPER_HOME%\apache-tomcat\webapps\jasperserver-pro into %JASPER_HOME%\buildomatic\install_resources\war\jasperserver-pro (create the folder war if it doesn’t exists)
    • Delete the folder %JASER_HOME%\buildomatic\build_conf
  5. Copy and rename the file inside %JASPER_HOME%\buildomatic\sample_conf\ into %JASPER_HOME%\buildomatic\ and rename the file into
  6. edit the file file tomcat version, location of tomcat(different location than that is in %JASPER_HOME%), connection parameter of oracle, system username and password and jasperserver schema name and password you want to create like as in the attached file
  7. Once you followed everything as per above, its time to build the oracle database repository and war file for oracle.
    • Commands Description
      cd %JASPER_HOME\buildomatic Makes the buildomatic directory your current directory.
      js-ant create-js-db Creates the JasperReports Server repository database.
      js-ant create-sugarcrm-dbjs-ant create-foodmart-db (Optional) Creates the sample databases.
      js-ant load-sugarcrm-dbjs-ant load-foodmart-db (Optional) Loads sample data into the sample databases.
      js-ant init-js-db-projs-ant import-minimal-pro Initializes the jasperserver database, loads core application data. Running js-ant import-minimal-pro is mandatory. The server cannot function without this data.
      js-ant import-sample-data-pro (Optional) Loads the demos that use the sample data.
      js-ant deploy-webapp-pro Configures and deploys the WAR file to Tomcat, JBoss, or Glassfish.

      Reference: Jasperserver Site
      Normally, minimal(excluding optional options) is enough and it makes Jasperserver clean from unnecessary objects being created.

    • Output: – Installation
  8. After following all above steps without any error. its time to install the jasperserver license.
    • Copy %JASPER_HOME%\jasperserver.license to home directory
      Operating System Location
      Linux /home/<user>/  or ~/
      Windows C:\Users\<user>\
      Solaris /export/home/<user> or ~/
      or if you want to put in user defined location then please follow the link
  9. Now run the Tomcat (not the %JASPER_HOME%\tomcat) and everything should be fine

Migrating Jasperserver and oracle repository.

  1. Take a backup and restore oracle schema JASPERSERVER, FOODMART and SUGARCRM(if exists) into destination oracle server.
  2. Copy Jasperserver-pro webapps folder to Application server.
  3. edit the file located in jasperserver-pro webapps folder %TOMCAT%\webapps\jasperserver-pro\META-INF\context.xml file and configure Oracle url, schema name and password for jdbc/jasperserver, jdbc/sugarcrm, jdbc/foodmart
  4. Copy the file jasperserver.license and copy to user home directory as said in above
  5. Start the Tomcat and finished 🙂

If Evaluation period is expired

if evaluation period is expired then install the initially downloaded from jasperserver website with postgres sql in any test machine, which will generate the jasperserver.license and copy that file into existing jasperserver machine.




Installing Oracle 11g in RHEL 5

  1. Checking the network setup:
a.       Verify the hostname (Issue command hostname)
b.      Change the current hostname in kernel
sysctl kernel.hostname=NEW_HOSTNAME
2.      Editing Hostname /etc/hosts
            localhost.localdomain localhost
      ::1            localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
      192.168.x.x   fullhostname       hostname
3.      All necessary prerequisites will be performed automatically.
If you plan to use the “oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall” package to perform all your prerequisite setup, follow the instructions at to setup the yum repository for OL, then perform the following command.
        # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
        # mv Oracle-Base.repo Oracle-Base.repo.disabled
        # wget
        # yum list
  # yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall
        # yum install oracle-validated
4.       Manual Configuration.
4.1   Add the following lines to the /etc/security/limits.conf file:
      oracle              soft    nproc   2047
      oracle              hard    nproc   16384
      oracle              soft    nofile  4096
      oracle              hard    nofile  65536
      oracle              soft    stack   10240
4.2   Edit /etc/selinux/config file and disable SELINUX
5         Create the new groups and users:
      groupadd -g 501 oinstall
      groupadd -g 502 dba
      groupadd -g 503 oper
      useradd –u 502 -g oinstall -G dba oracle
      passwd oracle
6         Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed:
      mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle
      chown -R oracle.oinstall /u01
7         Login as root and issue the following command:
      xhost +
8         Edit /home/oracle/.bash_profile from oracle user as:
export ORACLE_HOSTNAME=hostname;
export ORACLE_UNQNAME=orclunq;
export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle;
export ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/11.2.0/db_1;
export ORACLE_SID=orcl;
export PATH==$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch:/usr/sbin:$PATH;
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib;
export CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib;
9         Unzip Installer of Oracle Database
                # unzip
      # unzip
10     Start the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) by issuing the following command in the database  directory:
      # ./runInstaller
11     Fix the RPM issues and Kernel Parameters as suggested
12     Follow the GUI generated by OUI to complete the installation according to requirement.
13     Install Only Software, By choosing Setup Wizard.
14     After installation of software create database with command
      # dbca
14.1.1      While setting Memory Parameter, Check off the Automatic Memory Management Check Box and choose Set SGA/PGA with Needs