What is my Version of IM Reporting?

Document ID : KB000009522
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Versioning may become confusing when using IM Reporting, especially after upgrading your CA BI version, but this should serve as a succinct summary what the versions are and any caveats that may be encountered.

Instructions:

Inspect your version.txt file within your Report Server home

  • {InstallDrive}\Program Files\CA\IAM Report Server\

  • {InstallDrive}\Program Files\CA\SC\CommonReporting\

Depending on your version of IM Reporting.

Version.txt file will list something like:

  • BIEK Version = 1.0.015.1

  • BIEK Version = 2.1.0.13

This is the version of Reporting you're running, unless by chance you upgraded your CABI from 1.0 to 2.1 then this file wasn't updated and it's incorrect?. (but not to worry, there's more than one way to do this)

Abbreviated CA BI to BOXI versioning chart:

BIEK/CABI 1.0 = BOXI R2 SP2
BIEK/CABI 2.1 = BOXI R2 SP4
BIEK/CABI 3.0 = BOXI 3.0

BOXI 3.0 Supported platforms

  • BusinessObjects Enterprise software is supported running on 64-bit versions of Windows running on x64 CPUs made by AMD and Intel.

  • This has been tested with Windows 2008 SP2 (which is 64-bit). *****This is certified.*****

BOXI r2 SP4 supported platforms

  • Windows support is on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows operating system. 32-bit Windows which are supported by BusinessObjects are ones that operate on either 32 or 64-bit (x64) AMD/Intel chipsets. 64-bit Windows which are supported by BusinessObjects are ones that operate on 64-bit (x64) AMD/Intel chipsets. BusinessObjects Enterprise software for Windows is not warranted or supported for use on other chipsets. 

  • CA Technologies hasn't tested on 64-bit windows platform, so therefore this isn't supported.

BOXI r2 SP2 supported platforms

  • Windows support is limited strictly to the 32-bit versions of Windows operating on either 32 or 64-bit (x86) AMD/Intel chipsets. BusinessObjects Enterprise software for Windows is not warranted or supported for use on other chipsets. 

  • This is not tested and this is already EOL (June 2008), CA Technologies does not support/test/certify this anymore.

BIEK 2.1 can be utilized in both IM r12 and IM r12.5, BIEK 1.0 is only for use with r12, but is now EOL/EOS and isn't recommended, please upgrade your CABI to 2.1.

Another way of checking the version is by logging into the

CMC: http://FQDN:PORT/businessobjects/enterprise115/admin/en/admin.cwr

Then navigate to Home -> Settings and the Product Version will be listed there:
For example: 
Build Number: 1263 
Product Version: 11.5.10.1263 
Then leverage the below chart to determine your version of BO (CA BI):

Base InstallBuild DateBuild NumberProduct VersionBOE EOL patch support
Business Objects XI 3.1+FP1_5 (CABI3.1)2009/04/20109612.1.5.109631-Dec-2015
Business Objects XI 3.1+FP1_5 (CABI3.0)2009/04/20109612.1.5.109631-Dec-2015
BusinessObjects XI R2 SP4 ( BIEK/ CA BI 2.1)2008/05/04126311.5.10.126330-Jun-11
BusinessObjects XI R2 SP3 + FP 3.3 ( BIEK /CA BI 2.0)2008/02/07117611.5.9.117630-Jun-09
BusinessObjects XI R2 SP2 + FP 2.6 (BIEK 1.0)2007/10/29106111.5.8.1061Jun-2008