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BIRT iHub Metrics Management 10SP4 F2 Deployments

This document describes the supported environments and policies for BIRT Metrics Management Products as part of a 10SP4 F2 deployment.

BIRT iHub Metrics Management Deployment

Operating Systems

Metrics Management ComponentsSupported Operating Systems
Server: Management Server, Database Server, Report Server, Web Server Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
Client: Metrics Manager, Metrics Manager Classic, Web Client Windows 7 and 7SP1
Windows 8 and 8.1
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

Notes:

  • Both processor architectures, 32 bit and 64 bit, are supported by all Metrics Management components
  • Service Packs from Microsoft are supported
  • Windows 2003 server has been dropped for 10SP4 F2

System Requirements

Database Server ResourcesType/Amount
Processors Windows: x86 or x64 compatible, Pentium 1 GHz or higher
RAM 4 GB minimum
Free disk space 2 GB Minimum
ASP.Net Web Server Components ResourcesType/Amount
Processors Windows: x86 or x64 compatible, Pentium 1 GHz or higher
RAM 2 GB Minimum
Free disk space 1 GB minimum
Administration & End User Components ResourcesType/Amount
Processors Windows: x86 or x64 compatible, Pentium 1 GHz or higher
RAM 1 GB minimum
Free disk space 1 GB minimum

Notes:

  • Machine configurations are minimum recommended guidelines. Actual hardware configurations required will vary depending on users, load, and data and other factors.
  • All Metrics management releases support both 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems.
  • BIRT iHub Metrics Management only supports Intel based servers on Windows platforms.

 

Database Software for BIRT Metrics Management

Database ServersServer Versions
Oracle Oracle 10g R1 & R2 (32 bit)
Oracle 11g R1 & R2 (32 bit and 64 bit)
SQL Server SQL Server 2008 & R2
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2014

Notes:

  • SQL Server 2005 has been dropped for 10SP4 F2

 

Browsers

BrowserOperating SystemsVersions
Google Chrome Windows and Linux 30 - 37
Internet Explorer Windows 9 - 11
Mozilla Firefox Windows and Linux 26 - 32
Safari Mac OS X 6

 

Microsoft .NET Framework

Application ServersRequired Versions
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.5SP1, 4.0

Notes:

  • All 3 frameworks (2.0, 3.5SP1 and 4.0) are required and must be installed on the system to run BIRT iHub Metrics Management.

 

Webservers

Web ServerVersions
IIS 6, 7, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5

 

Supported versions for integrating Metrics Management 10 SP4 F2 into Actuate iServer/BIRT iHub

Actuate/BIRT VersionType of Integration

A11SP4F3 RSSE
A11SP4F4 RSSE
BIRT iHub2 RSSE
BIRT360Plus/NATIVE
Mixed
BIRT iHub3 BIRT360Plus/NATIVE

Notes:

  • See Systems Specialist Documentation for definitions of integration types.

 

BIRT iHub Metrics Management Obsolescence Policy

Major Release Family Definitions:

  • Major Release: Names for Major Release use only whole numbers. This is a full release and there will be significant new functionality including features, supported product updates and maintenance fixes. Customers may need to make minor code changes, recompile reports, or export/import Report Encyclopedia to upgrade to a Major Release.
  • Service Pack: Names for a Service Pack use whole numbers followed by the Service Pack number. This is a full release upgrade with additional new features, supported product updates and maintenance fixes. Migration to a Service Pack within the same Major Release will not require code changes.
  • Fix Build: Fix builds are based on the latest Service Pack of a major release to provide relief from product defects. A complete release, product, file/set of files are available as a download from the Actuate Support site, and are available to customers on maintenance.

Lifecycle Guidelines Timetable:

  • Full Support: Major Release Family is shipped with Full Support.
  • Limited Support: When a new Major Release is shipped the prior Major Release moves to Limited Support for 6 Months.
    • All Customer Support Programs are available
    • No new Service Packs will be released
    • Fix builds may be created at Actuate's discretion
    • Shipping may be available on request
  • End of Life: After the 6 months of Limited Support, the release moves to End of Life for 36 months or 18 months after the initial shipment of the next Major Release, if that occurs later.
    • All Customer Support Programs are available
    • No new Service Packs will be released
    • No new Fix builds will be released
    • Shipping may be available on request
  • Extended End of Life: Extended Life Support extends “End of Life” for up to an additional 3 years.
  • Retired: There will be no further Customer Support, Service Packs, Fix Releases or shipping.

 

Actuate Obsolescence Roadmap for BIRT iServer Enterprise Deployments

  • Current status and forecast for Actuate product family obsolescence based on the product support lifecycle guidelines.
  • The Actuate BIRT iServer product line exists in parallel to the Actuate BIRT iHub product line.
  • All Releases 10.0 and older are "Retired".

 

Actuate Obsolescence Roadmap for BIRT iHub Metrics Management Deployments

Current status and forecast for BIRT iHub product family obsolescence based on the product support lifecycle guidelines.

The BIRT iHub Metrics Management product line exists in parallel to the Actuate BIRT iHub product line.

All Views and Scorecard versions 9 and older are "Retired".

ReleaseRTM DateStatusRetired DateNotes
BIRT iHub Metrics Management 10 SP4 F2 October 1, 2014 Full Support   Forecast Retirement: 18 months after BIRT iHub Metrics Management 11 ships OR 36 months after shipping
BIRT iHub Metrics Management 10 SP4 F1 May 30, 2014 Full Support   Forecast Retirement: 18 months after BIRT iHub Metrics Management 11 ships OR 36 months after shipping
BIRT iHub Metrics Management 10 SP4 December 16, 2013 Full Support   Forecast Retirement: 18 months after BIRT iHub Metrics Management 11 ships OR 36 months after shipping
BIRT iHub Metrics Management 10 SP3 November 20, 2012 Limited Support   Forecast Retirement: November 19, 2015
BIRT iHub Metrics Management 10 SP1 February 15, 2012 End of Life   Forecast Retirement: February 14, 2015

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