CA DataMinder Tuesday Tip: Business Objects(CABI) server firewall config

Discussion created by Bill_Peterson Employee on Jul 31, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 31, 2012 by Chris_Hackett
[size=7]Description: [size]What configuration needs to be done when firewalls are enabled on servers used in the Business Objects(BO) report server integration with CA DataMinder?

This solution assumes the following
[*]all default options were selected during the installation and configuration of the CA DataMinder and BO products.
[*]All BO services were installed on a single server.
Any changes to the default options for these products should be taken into consideration when configuring firewalls on the servers involved and may require additional/different ports to be opened. Additionally, if Business Objects is installed on multiple servers for scalability, additional firewall configuration may also be necessary for the required services to communicate correctly.

On the Business Objects server, the following ports need to be open for incoming connections:
[*]Port 6400(TCP) – BO CMS Name Server port(default)
[*]Port 8080(TCP) – Infoview(default)
[*]BO CMS request port – this defaults to a dynamic port. The BO CMS Server needs to be reconfigured to use a static port when running behind a firewall, so an exception for that port can be added. Refer to the BO(CABI) documentation for instructions on configuring the BO CMS Request port to use a static port number.
On the database server hosting the CA DataMinder CMS database:
[*]BO(CABI) needs to connect to the CA DataMinder CMS database using the native client installed locally on the BO(CABI) server. A port needs to be opened on the CA DataMinder CMS database server to allow this client connection from BO(CABI). For example, if the CA DataMinder CMS database server was hosted on Microsoft SQL Server using the default port, then Port 1433(TCP) would need to be opened on this Microsoft SQL Server.
NOTE: Both BO and CA DataMinder use the term ‘Central Management Server’ and the acronym ‘CMS’. These are NOT the same servers, and each product has it’s own separate component that is referred to as the ‘CMS’.