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  1. #1

    Blank pentaho pages

    Hi all,

    I'm having trouble working out how to see any useful pages in the pentaho webapp. Basically if I go to http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8080/pentaho I can log in as one of the demo users, then a blank page loads with the (window) title "Pentaho BI Platform". Subsequent request to this URL take me straight to the blank page. Page source:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    <html >
    <head>
    <title>Pentaho BI Platform</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=/pentaho">
    </head>
    <body>
    </body>
    </html>

    If I point my browser at port 80 on the appliance, i see the ICE32 appliance welcome page ok, and http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8080/pentaho/welcome/welcome.html works just fine (but the JS links don't work), and http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8099 gives me the pentaho management console, which seem to work fine. These suggest tomcat is up and running ok.

    Set up: clean appliance (downloaded today) with the following changes only (as in README):
    Updated web.xml/base-url with my appliance's IP
    Updated /etc/hosts with my appliance's IP
    sudo /etc/init.d/pentaho stop
    sudo /etc/init.d/pentaho start

    I've not done anything with shared folders, as I saw the message "initial install is using small internal local disk;
    for larger data sets, you need to use shared/data and shared/cache..." and thought i'd get things working first without worrying about big data sets. Should this be a problem?

    I've checked the logs in /usr/local/pentaho/biserver-ce/tomcat/logs, but not much shows up other than the fact the server has started.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers,

    Ben

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    Blank pentaho pages

    Hi,

    Use ifconfig to find your server's IP address. Once you have this, you need to edit the file
    /usr/local/pentaho/biserver-ce/tomcat/webapps/pentaho/WEB-INF/web.xml
    and change the line:


    base-url
    http://192.168.0.100:8080/pentaho/


    where 192.168.0.100 is the IP address from the example. Then restart
    Pentaho using the command

    # /etc/init.d/pentaho stop
    # /etc/init.d/pentaho start

    It's in the README.txt shipped with the Pentaho VM image.

    Geoffrey

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    Blank pentaho pages

    Hi Geoffrey,

    Thanks for the pointer - I did already do this (as per README) though maybe you didn't spot it in my post, I didn't explain it very well: ("Updated web.xml/base-url with my appliance’s IP")

    Ben

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    Blank pentaho pages

    Hi,

    Please clarify: Is this your own install, or are you using the Infobright-supplied VM image?

    If it's your own install then you can probably get more useful help in the Pentaho forum.

    Thanks
    Geoffrey

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    Blank pentaho pages

    I'm on the Infobright-supplied VM image (hopefully I'm in the forum that's specifically for this image).

    It's completely as-packaged except for the changes I mention in my first post (nothing custom, just following the instructions in README and on the webpage that's displayed when I boot the VM).

    I was hoping to be able to do a quick evaluation of infobright & pentaho using the image, without having to get my head round installing/configuring the components separately.

    Thanks for your help so far,

    Ben

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    Blank pentaho pages

    Are you using bridged or NAT -mode networking?

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    Blank pentaho pages

    It came set up as "Named Network (HostOnly)" so I've left it as that.
    From the host's point of view, the VM is on a private network accessible through the interface vmnet1. (and not attached to the outside world)

    I can connect to the http server on the VM using the host's web browser, so the link is working fine. It seems like the JSPs are only delivering static content and missing out any generated content, which is a bit weird, more like they aren't actually being executed by the container... (except they are at least partly-executed, otherwise I'd see <?jsp .. ?> tags in the HTML returned).

    Ben

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    Blank pentaho pages

    I'm sorry, I don't know what is causing this. Please post the question on the Pentaho forums. If you get a solution, please post it back here if possible.

    Thanks
    Geoffrey

  9. #9

    Blank pentaho pages

    Ok, thanks for your time anyway, much appreciated!

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    Mehulsharma, please be very careful posting outside links. I will allow this posting only due to the relevance of the post. Thank you for the information. As you can tell Pentaho has historically been a bit of a complexity to get up and running, but performs really once it has.

 

 

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