Running BL 7.6 on Solaris 10. Downloaded the following to install reports server :
However, looking over the Install Guide it says:
It is recommended that the reports server be a dedicated server and not have any
other Java-based applications resideing on it. BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for
Server Automation uses JDK 1.5.10. Having another Java-based application installed
on the same server and using a different version of JDK would cause a conflict. BMC
BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation overwrites the JAVA_HOME
environment variable during the installation.
This is what I have on my appserver:
$ pkginfo |grep -i jdk
system SUNWj3irt JDK 1.4 I18N run time environment
system SUNWj5cfg JDK 5.0 Host Config. (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5dev JDK 5.0 Dev. Tools (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5dmo JDK 5.0 Demo Programs (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5dmx JDK 5.0 64-bit Demo Programs (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5dvx JDK 5.0 64-bit Dev. Tools (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5jmp JDK 5.0 Man Pages: Japan (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5man JDK 5.0 Man Pages (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5rt JDK 5.0 Runtime Env. (1.5.0_16)
system SUNWj5rtx JDK 5.0 64-bit Runtime Env. (1.5.0_16)
Do I need another server just to run this ? Has anyone tried running reports on their appserver as long as their JDK versions were the same ?
This issue is mainly a performance one. BDSSA can be pretty intensive so we recommend using a separate server. As far as the jdk issue, I think as long as the JAVA_HOME is set right for your app, it should be fine.