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Configuration in Cloud Cruiser Analytics Server

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This article is part of To install and configure HPE Consumption Analytics Portal:

2. Configure Analytics Server

This article explains how to configure HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Server to work with Cloud Cruiser.

If your Cloud Cruiser installation will have more than one application instance as documented in Setting up multiple application instances and you will use Cloud Cruiser Analytics with them, this procedure requires extra or different steps. Contact Cloud Cruiser for assistance.

Before you begin

You must have activated your copy of HPE Consumption Analytics Portal​ Server with a product key as mentioned in Installing Cloud Cruiser Analytics.

To configure HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Server

  1. On the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Server computer, open a command prompt and change to the directory
    If you installed in the default location, this path is C:\Program Files\Cloud Cruiser Analytics\Server\8.2\bin.
  2. Enter the following command, which adds the Cloud Cruiser computer to the list of trusted hosts, and allows passthrough authentication of Cloud Cruiser users:
    ​     ​    tabadmin set wgserver.trusted_hosts "<ccHostname>"
    For<ccHostname>, use the hostname or IP address of the Cloud Cruiser computer. The following considerations apply:
    • This computer must have a static IP address. Even if you specify a hostname here, Cloud Cruiser Analytics Server uses the IP address for some communications.
    • If more than one Cloud Cruiser computer will use this installation of HPE Consumption Analytics Portal, enter their IP addresses in a comma-separated list. For example: tabadmin set wgserver.trusted_hosts "cloudfinance1, cloudfinance2"
    • If the Cloud Cruiser server is on the same computer as the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Server, to speed performance from the local computer add localhost as a trusted host. For example, tabadmin set wgserver.trusted_hosts "cloudfinance1, localhost"
    • If specifying an IP address and the Cloud Cruiser computer is on a different subnet than the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal computer, use the IP address that your router provides for the Cloud Cruiser computer on the subnet where the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal computer resides.
  3. Enter one of the following commands, which set the database password for the tableau user. For <password>, enter a password of your choosing. You will enter this password later when configuring the Cloud Cruiser Portal.
    • For HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Server v8 and v9: ​tabadmin dbpass <password>
    • For Tableau Server v10 and later: ​tabadmin dbpass --username tableau <password>
  4. Enter the command, which allows Cloud Cruiser to display multiple analytics reports at the same time:
            ​tabadmin set vizqlserver.protect_sessions false
  5. Enter the following command to commit your changes:
            ​tabadmin configure
  6. Enter the following command to restart HPE Consumption Analytics Portal:
    tabadmin restart
  7. Edit the firewall configuration for this computer to open the following ports:
    • 80 (or other set by you): This is the port number set in the Tableau Server Configuration dialog, 80 by default. Used for HTTP traffic. Open this port to the Cloud Cruiser computer and to all client computers that will view HPE Consumption Analytics Portal​reports.
    • 8060: Used for HPE Consumption Analytics Portal​ Server’s PostgreSQL database. Open this port to the Cloud Cruiser​ computer.
  8. In a web browser, log in to HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Server as the administrator user you created during installation.
    The default URL is http://<serverName>. If you changed the port number, append it to this URL.
  9. Click the Admin tab at the top left of the window, then Sites in the navigation pane below it.
  10. In the content pane of the Sites window, click Add to create a new site. Enter CloudCruiser in both the Site name and Site ID fields, and then click OK.
    If you already know the names of the Cloud Cruiser users who will view analytics reports, continue to the next step. Otherwise, you can enter them later. Skip to the next article, Installing Analytics Editing.
  11. In the Sites menu in the top right of the page, select your CloudCruiser site.
    The site-level actions you perform next will now apply to this site.
  12. In the navigation pane, click Site Users and then in the content pane, click Add to create a new user in your CloudCruiser site.
  13. Enter the user’s Cloud Cruiser​ username, full name, and Cloud Cruiser​ password in the appropriate fields, select either the Viewer or Interactor license level, and then click Add to save the new user.

    ​​If you are using Cloud Cruiser 4.0.x, you must choose the Interactor license level for your users.

    This gives a Cloud Cruiser​ user permission to the content in your HPE Consumption Analytics Portal site. The username must match the one in Cloud Cruiser, but the passwords are not required to match​.
    Your Cloud Cruiser​ license allows you to add up to five users to the site.

What to do next

To install and configure Cloud Cruiser Analytics:

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