These are installation and setup instructions for the Private eazyBI version 4.3 and newer.
- Private eazyBI installation is supported on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.
- Java SE 7 or Java SE 8 should be installed.
- MySQL (version 5.x), PostgreSQL (version 9.x), MS SQL (version 2008 or later) and Oracle (version 11g or later) are supported as Private eazyBI database.
- Minimum requirements for server:
- CPU with 2 cores;
- 4 GB RAM;
- 10GB disk space.
Open https://eazybi.com/products/private_eazybi and create new Private eazyBI account to access latest download files and receive your trial licence key.
Unzip downloaded file and copy folder
eazybi_private with all its contents from downloaded file into destination directory where all private eazyBI files will be located.
On Windows there exists length limit for file path - 260 characters. EazyBI has deep nested directory structure. System full file paths may exceed this limitation if
eazybi_private directory is located deeply in directory hierarchy. We recommended to create
eazybi_private folder directly in root folder for Windows installations.
eazybi_private directory contains the following subdirectories and files:
app- for private eazyBI customizations (e.g. custom layouts or view templates)
bin- startup and other shell scripts
config- configuration files
data- for storing uploaded files
eazybi_private.jar- main application archive file
lib- additional Ruby files or *.jar files (added if necessary)
log- web request and queue job log files
eazyBI will store data in additional MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle database. It is recommended that you create a separate database user for eazyBI needs (by default with name
eazybi_private) which will then create additional databases on a specified database server.
By default, eazyBI will use one database.
The following are database server specific instructions for eazyBI database setup.
On Mac OS X and Linux start the application with
bin/start.sh shell script. Please review
bin/start.sh script and if necessary customize it (e.g. increase Java memory parameters in
JAVA_OPTS environment variable).
On Windows start application with
bin\start.bat batch file. Please review
bin\start.bat and customize it if necessary (e.g. change
If you get
Unsupported major.minor version 51.0 error message then please check that you are using Java 7 or later (check with
Wait until you see the message
Listening for HTTP requests on localhost:8080 and then open
http://localhost:8080 in your browser – you should see eazyBI settings page.
In eazyBI settings page specify database connection parameters for
eazybi_private database. By default all eazyBI account specific data will be stored in the same database (as described earlier in Database section). If you want you can select Use separate DWH database option and specify a different database where account specific schemas (with uploaded or imported data) should be stored. Database connection parameters will be stored in
In addition in the settings page please specify your eazyBI license information – the license name and key. License information will be stored in the
If database and license information will be correct then you will be redirected to a sign up page where you can create the first system administration user account.
eazybi.toml configuration file
config/eazybi.toml file you can configure different eazyBI parameters. The configuration file uses TOML format. Please see comments and commented examples for each section in this file.
On Windows please use the text editor that supports Unix style line endings when editing
eazybi.toml file. The standard Notepad application will not display the content of this file correctly. We recommend to use the Notepad++ application.
If you would like to add e-mail notifications support (to invite users, reset passwords or receive notifications about failed import jobs) from eazyBI then provide SMTP server information which can be used for outgoing e-mails (
mailer section in configuration file). In addition uncomment and specify
default_url_options section which is used to generate full URL links back to your private eazyBI server.
If you would like to set up Jira application link to Private eazyBI server then also please specify
accounts section you can provide connection parameters and schema definition files for accounts with custom schema. See “FoodMart custom” account as example.
Linux service startup script
bin/init.d/eazybi.sample is a Linux service startup script which can be modified and copied to
/etc/init.d/eazybi. Please specify
EAZYBI_HOME variable in this script to point to
eazybi_private directory full path. By default this startup script will use
$EAZYBI_HOME/bin/start.sh to start eazyBI – if needed then create a separate copy of
start.sh script if different parameters should be used when starting eazyBI as a service.
Private eazyBI distribution by default does not include support for running as a Windows service. But you can use an application like AlwaysUp to create a Windows service that will start
bin\start.bat file from the Private eazyBI installation directory.
Provide access to eazyBI from other computers
By default private eazyBI will be accessible just locally at address
http://localhost:8080. If you want to provide access to private eazyBI from other computers then edit
bin\start.bat and add
-b 0.0.0.0 at the end of the startup command (see comments for explanation).
If you would like to change default web application port 8080 to a different port then edit
bin\start.bat and add
-p NNNN parameter where NNNN is the port number.
root. Alternative solution is to use frontend web server which listens to port 80 and proxies web requests to private eazyBI. Please contact eazyBI support if you need help with private eazyBI setup in production mode.
Export to PDF using Google Chrome
If you would like to export dashboard pages to PDF or send regular emails with eazyBI dashboards as PDF attachments then please install Google Chrome on your Private eazyBI server.
If Private eazyBI initial page does not open or opens with error message then check either console output or check the log file
log/eazybi-web.log if it has any error messages.
After eazyBI has started up it will store its log files in
eazybi-web.logcontains log of web requests
eazybi-queues.logcontains log of background queue jobs