Excerpt from the book SAP Predictive Analytics: The Comprehensive Guide by Antoine Chabert, Andreas Forster, Laurent Tessier, and Pierpaolo Vezzosi. Used with permission of SAP PRESS. All rights reserved.

 

Take a look at all the steps required to install the SAP Predictive Analytics client.

 

In this blog, we’ll cover all the steps required to install the SAP Predictive Analytics client. We’ll cover downloading the product, system requirements, the installation process itself, and the checks you should perform once the installation is complete.

 

Downloading the SAP Predictive Analytics Client

 

Client versions can be found under the folder PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS CLIENT 3, as shown in the following figure. Please note that you’ll need to select the proper operating system from the dropdown menu on the right.

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System Requirements

 

The SAP Predictive Analytics 3.2 client can be installed on any of these systems:

 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 64-bit version
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 64-bit version
  • Microsoft Windows 8 or 8.1, 64-bit version
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit version
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0+ and 7.2 versions
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.3+ and 12.0+ versions

 

Some requirements for installing the SAP Predictive Analytics client include the following:

 

  • Free space on hard disk: 475 MB recommended
  • RAM: 1 GB

 

Installation Steps

 

For a Microsoft Windows operating system, double-click on the client executable that you downloaded to start the installation.

The installation wizard will take you through the following steps:

 

  1. In the Corba Name Server Information screen, enter the TCP/IP address and port number of the SAP Predictive Analytics server.
  2. It is followed by the License Agreement and the Select Destination Location screen.
  3. On the Select Components screen, select the Full Installation option.
  4. It is followed by the Select Start Menu Folder and the Select Additional Tasks screen. Finally, in the Ready to Install screen, click the Install button to start the installation.

 

For a Linux operating system, before installing the SAP Predictive Analytics client, you’ll need to ensure that the correct Java Virtual Machine (JVM) or Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is set up on your computer.

 

Learn more about setting up the Oracle JRE at https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/install/linux_jre.html#CFHBJIIG.

The SAP JVM can be downloaded from SAP Support Portal.

 

Refer to the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) to see exactly which versions are supported at https://support.sap.com/content/dam/launchpad/en_us/pam/pam-essentials/PAM_Predictive_Analytics_31.pdf.

 

The deployment procedure consists of unzipping the client .tar file in the target location, for example, in soft/:

 

$ gunzip -c </directory/containing/the *.TAR> | tar -xvf –

 

Checking the Installation

 

When the installation is complete, you should launch the client and connect to the SAP Predictive Analytics server to verify that the connection works. At the same time, you can check that the proper license is also in place on the server.

 

You can verify the version of the server in the About menu of the client, as evidenced by the figure below. If the authenticated server is running correctly, the Modeling Server Status field will display Modeling Server running. This panel also allows you to see the product version of the connected server.

 

You can also check that the proper licenses are in place on the server by looking at the tabs Generator Licenses, Component Licenses, and Data Access Licenses.

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Starting the Client on Linux Operating Systems

 

To launch the client in Linux and connect to the SAP Predictive Analytics server to create predictive models, use the following command:

 

$ AutomatedAnalyticsClient_<SYSARCH>_v<version number>/KJWizardCORBA/

KJWizardCORBA-Authenticated.sh <Name of the server>

 

Related Resources: The SAP Predictive Analytics Client Installation Guide: http://bit.ly/2hyfo9E

 

Excerpt from the book SAP Predictive Analytics: The Comprehensive Guide by Antoine Chabert, Andreas Forster, Laurent Tessier, and Pierpaolo Vezzosi. Used with permission of SAP PRESS. All rights reserved.