Administering the Adaptive Processing Server


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Configure the Adaptive Processing Server

Adaptive Processing Server Role

See the following scenario depicting how to improve performance by splitting up the resource-intensive services of the APS.

Configuring the Adaptive Processing Server is important because it allows for optimal resource allocation and management within the BI Platform.  

Creating additional Adaptive Processing Servers with dedicated services is known as splitting. 

Splitting ensures that the server adapts to the specific needs and requirements of the BI system, optimizing performance and responsiveness. 

For a production system, it is recommended to split the Adaptive Processing Server to meet your business requirements.

You can create additional APSs:

  • Run the System Configuration Wizard:

    The wizard helps you with basic configurations of your BI platform system, including configuring APSs according to predefined deployment templates. Proper system sizing is strongly advised.

  • Use the CMC to manually create, clone and configure additional APSs.

    When you create a new server in the CMC, you initially choose one of the services. Next, you are given the opportunity to select additional services for the new server, based upon server type.

The following table lists all the services that are hosted by the Adaptive Processing server.

Adaptive Processing Server Services

ServiceService categoryService description
Adaptive Connectivity ServiceConnectivity ServicesProvides connectivity services (replaces Connection Server).
BEx Web Application ServiceAnalysis ServicesProvides integration of SAP Business Warehouse (BW) Business Explorer (BEx) Web applications with BI Launch Pad.
Client Auditing Proxy ServiceCore ServicesCollects auditing events sent from clients and forwards them to the CMS server.
Custom Data Access ServiceConnectivity ServicesProvides dynamic connections to data sources that do not require a Connection server.
Data Federation ServiceData Federation ServicesData Federation service.
Document Recovery ServiceWeb Intelligence ServicesWeb Intelligence document auto-save and recovery.
DSL Bridge ServiceWeb Intelligence ServicesDual Semantic Layer (DSL) session support.
Excel Data Access ServiceConnectivity ServicesSupports Excel files uploaded to SAP BusinessObjects BI platform as data sources.
Web Intelligence Monitoring ServiceWeb Intelligence ServicesMonitors Web Intelligence servers.
Lifecycle Management ClearCase ServiceLifecycleManagement ServicesProvides ClearCase support for LCM.
Lifecycle Management ServiceLifecycleManagement ServicesLifecycle Management Core service.
Monitoring ServiceCore ServicesProvides monitoring functions.
Multi Dimensional Analysis ServiceAnalysis ServicesProvides access to multi-dimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) data; converts the raw data into XML, which can be rendered into Microsoft Excel, PDF, or Analysis (formerly Voyager) crosstabs and charts.
Platform Search ServiceCore ServicesProvides searching functionality for the platform.
Publishing Post Processing ServiceCore ServicesPerforms actions on reports after they have completed, such as sending a report to a specific output location.
Publishing ServiceCore ServicesCoordinates with the Publishing Post Processing Service and Destination Job Service to publish reports to a given output location, such as the file system, FTP, e-mail, or a user's inbox.
Rebean ServiceWeb Intelligence ServicesSDK used by Web Intelligence and Explorer
Security Token ServiceCore ServicesSAP Single Sign-On support
Translation ServiceCore ServicesTranslates InfoObjects with input from the Translation Manager client.
Visual Difference ServiceLifecycleManagement ServicesDetermines whether documents are visually identical for document promotion and Lifecycle Management.
Visualization ServiceWeb Intelligence ServicesCommon Visualization Object Model Service, used by Web Intelligence.
Set Materialization ServiceCore ServicesOperates materialization of sets and set groups
BIMobileService(OCA)Core ServicesEnables push notifications on mobile devices.
Analytics Hub ServiceCore ServicesThis service runs under the Adaptive Processing Server and communicates with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Hub system.

Adaptive Processing Server Properties

The following table describes the Adaptive Processing Server Properties.

General Properties

PropertyDescriptionDefault Value
Service Startup Timeout (seconds)Specifies the amount of time, in seconds, that the server will wait for services to start. If a service fails to start within the time specified, there are two possible reasons:
  • The service failed, for example, because a needed resource such as a database couldn't be found, or the service come across a port conflict.

  • The service couldn't start within the specified time, for example, because the system is too slow.

To find the reason, check the server log file. If the service couldn't start within the time specified, consider increasing this value.
The default value is 1200 seconds.

Adaptive Processing Server Metrics

The following table describes the server metrics that appear on the Metrics screen for Adaptive Processing servers.

Adaptive Processing Server Metrics

Configure the Adaptive Processing Server

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