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AAAR installed, I followed this steps

Question asked by bisana on Feb 23, 2014
Latest reply on May 19, 2014 by macmarket
Hi All,
Thanks to "Francesco " for his support, after repeated try I was able to install AAAR.
I am going to write down the steps which I followed, so that new comers for Pentaho or BI area gets help from this thread.
I have installed CE edition on a Linux system
Used normal user to install it
Best installing make sure you have Sun(Oracle) java installed , and JAVA_HOME,JRE_HOME and path set accordingly, I have my java in /opt folder and I have created a env file to reflect the above parameters, my env file contents are

export JAVA_HOME=/opt/java
export JRE_HOME=/opt/java/jre
export PATH=/opt/java/bin:$PATH

execute the environment files
Now my pentaho installation folder is in /opt
So I start the pentaho using the command


For trouble shooting, I keep an eye on the logs created, for this you need to do

tail -f /opt/biserver-ce/tomcat/logs/catalina.out

checking the log files you get an idea on what is happening, the log files are friends which gives us direction where u gone wrong, so to save time, check the log files always, log entry which happens dynamically can be checked using this command
tail -f /opt/biserver-ce/tomcat/logs/catalina.out

After the installation, go to market place, then "installed plugins" update the plugins under the "installed plugins" to the latest, it will ask for restart, do it
to restart the service do this
wait for some time, check the log files, to see the service stopped then

Now prior installing AAAR we need to install

CDA   =  Community Data Access
CDE   =  Community DashBoard Editor
Sparkl = Pentaho Application Builder

Go to market place and install the above plugins
After installation of plugins, it will ask you to restart the service, please restart
the service.

Now once the service is up, go to market place and install AAAR, as asked by the system, please restart the service, Your AAAR installation is complete.

I have attached a screen shot of the list of plugins installed for AAAR to work, please check the attachment for your reference.

This is all the steps for installing.
the rest configuring of AAAR, I have not done, once finished I will post the steps with screen shots
Joseph John