With this task you are going to install the A.A.A.R. Application into your environment. Below the description of the tasks to develop.
Access to Pentaho User Console as administrator (otherwise you will not have permits to access to configuration dashboards). Click on Tools -> App Builder and a dashboard will appear. Now press the AAAR start icon (the right arrow in the AAAR content box) and the administration dashboard will appear. Now you can access to the ‘Configure’ button.
Set the requested parameters and save the configuration but don’t forget to specify the informations requested for the Data Mart and PDI (Kettle). If you prefer you can check the configuration set in the file ‘<biserver-ce>/pentaho-solution/system/AAAR/endpoints/kettle/conf/AAAR_Configuration.xml’. Now it’s time to access to the Install dashboard. Below the dashboard you are going to see.
Press the ‘Install’ big button and install it using the ‘install’ button at the bottom of the page.
ATTENTION: This task creates two new database schema called AAAR_DataMart and AAAR_Kettle. Every installation invoked drop and re-create the two schemas.
After the installation, before going ahead, please check the log. The log is fully described in ‘<biserver-ce>/tomcat/logs/catalina.out’ or ‘<biserver-ce>/pentaho-solution/system/AAAR/endpoints/kettle/logs/AAAR.log’. Please, pay lot of attention because not all the error messages are real errors but you have to check everything has been properly executed to make all the solution works.
Before use the A.A.A.R., stop and start again Pentaho and access to the item of the menu Tools -> AAAR.
Below a brief video of the task described.
Now that everything succeed you will be able to access to the reports, dashboards analytics but are still empty the very first time. Of course, to populate the AAAR data mart (the analytic database) you have to extract the data as described here.
Do you prefer to manually install A.A.A.R. or do you want to scale the solution for a better performance? Take a look at the A.A.A.R. Manual Installation guide written and tested by Vincenzo Sorrentino.