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    Deploying QlikView QlikView®

    April 2019 Copyright © 1993-2019 QlikTech International AB. All rights reserved.


  • © 2019 QlikTech International AB. All rights reserved. Qlik®, Qlik Sense®, QlikView®, QlikTech®, Qlik Cloud®, Qlik DataMarket®, Qlik Analytics Platform®, Qlik NPrinting®, Qlik Connectors®, Qlik GeoAnalytics®, Qlik Core®, Associative Difference®, Lead with Data™, Qlik Data Catalyst™, Qlik Associative Big Data Index™ and the QlikTech logos are trademarks of QlikTech International AB that have been registered in one or more countries. Other marks and logos mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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    1     Introduction 6 1.1  Plan and install 6

    Planning your Deployments 6 Installing QlikView Server 6

    1.2  Backup and upgrade 6

    Backup and Restore QlikView 6 Upgrade and migrate your installation 6

    1    System Requirements for QlikView Server 7 1.3  QlikViewPublisher 8

    1.4  QlikViewWorkbench 8

    1.5  Browser Support 8

    2    Planning QlikView Deployments 9 2.1  Architecture 9

    QlikView Server 10 QlikView Web Server 12 Directory Service Connector 13 Management Service 13 Distribution Service 13 Reload Engine 14 License Service 14 Documents, Data, and Tasks 14 Ports 17 Services 19 Settings and Configuration 26 Logs 26

    2.2  Deployment 46

    Building a Farm 46 Clustering QlikView Servers 49 Clustering QlikView Publisher 61 QlikView Server Extensions 74 Configuring IIS for Custom Users 74 QlikView Triggering EDX Enabled Tasks 77 Cleaning and converting the shared files 79 IPv6 configurations 84

    2.3  Logs and error codes 85

    Logging from QlikView Server 85 Session Log 85 Performance Log 88 Server-side Extension Log 91 Event Log 92 End-user Audit Log 92 Manager Audit Log 96 Task Performance Summary 97 Reload performance log 98


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    QIX performance log 99 3    QlikView Installation 102

    3.1  Installing QlikView Server 102

    Before Installing QlikView Server 102 Setup Procedure 102 Logging the Installation 104 Obtaining the MSI package 104 Completing the Installation 104

    3.2  Configuring servers with digital certificates 107

    Configuring security 107 Adding QlikView services 108 Updating certificates 110 Service failure due to undecryptable data 111

    3.3  Silent Installation 112

    Settings 113 Dialogs 113 Additional Dialogs 121 MST 122

    3.4  Deploying MSI Packages with Group Policies 122

    General 123 Deploying the MSI Package 123 Step-by-step Guide 124

    4    QlikView Upgrades and Updates 132 4.1  Maintenance contract on upgrade 132

    4.2  Upgrading and migrating QlikView Server 133

    Best practices 133 Upgrading on the same machine 133 Upgrading to a different machine 135 Migrate and restore your QlikView Server backup 135 Upgrading and migrating a multi-server deployment 137 Upgrading and migrating QlikView Server from 11.20 to November 2017 or later 138

    5    Backup and Restore QlikView 142 5.1  Backup and upgrade preparation 142

    Backing up files 142 Backing up custom content 146 Multi-server deployments 147

    5.2  Backing up and restoring certificates 147

    Backing up certificates 147 Restoring certificates 149 Removing certificates 150 Configuration files 151 Using Microsoft Management Console 151

    6    Security 153 6.1  Certificates 153


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    Certificate Trust 154 6.2  Protection of the Platform 158

    Functionality 158 Special Accounts 159 Communication 159

    6.3  Authentication 160

    Authentication when Using QlikView Server in a Windows User Environment 161 Authentication with a QlikView Server Using an Existing Single Sign-on Software Package 162 Authentication Using neither IWA nor Single Sign-on Software 163 QlikView Server Authentication Using Custom Users 164

    6.4  Authorization 165

    Document Level Authorization 166 Data Level Authorization 166

    7    Licensing QlikView 168 7.1  Overview 168

    7.2  Unified license 168

    7.3  QlikView Server license 168

    User-based and capacity-based licenses 168 Access types 169 CALs 169 Restrictions 169 Professional and Analyzer access dynamic assignment 169 QlikView Server signed key 170 QlikView Server license key 170

    7.4  QlikView Publisher license 170

    7.5  QlikView Desktop 170

    7.6  Configure Professional and Analyzer access in QlikView Server 171

    Restrictions 171 Activating the Professional and Analyzer Users license 171 Allocating Professional and Analyzer access 172 Sharing users across deployments 174

    7.7  OEM 174

    General 174 Detailed Function Description 175


  • 1   Introduction

    1    Introduction In this guide you will find information on how to plan and deploy QlikView, including installation advice.

    QlikView Server is a platform for hosting and sharing QlikView information over an intranet or the Internet. QlikView Server connects users, client types, documents, and objects within a secure environment.

    QlikView Publisher manages content, access, and distribution. By reducing data, each user can be presented with tailored information. The QlikView Publisher service and user interface are fully integrated into QlikView Server and QlikView Management Console (QMC).

    1.1   Plan and install

    Planning your Deployments Learn how to plan the deployment of a QlikView site by finding out what is required, in terms of architecture, deployment scenarios, security aspects, logging and licensing.

    Installing QlikView Server Follow this section to install a QlikView site to make it operational.

    1.2   Backup and upgrade

    Backup and Restore QlikView In this section, you can read about how to create a complete backup of your QlikView Server installation. Here, you also find a dedicated documentation on how to backup and restore certificates.

    Upgrade and migrate your installation In this section, you find information on how to upgrade QlikView Server to the latest release. Here you can also find information on how to migrate a QlikView Server deployment to a different machine or cluster of machines.

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  • 1   System Requirements for QlikView Server

    1    System Requirements for QlikView Server This section lists the requirements that must be fulfilled by the target system in order to successfully install and run QlikView Server.

    Platforms  l Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

     l Microsoft Windows Server 2012

     l Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

     l Microsoft Windows Server 2016

     l Microsoft Windows Server 2019

    For development and testing purposes only:

     l Microsoft Windows 7

     l Microsoft Windows 8.1

     l Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607) or later

    Processors (CPUs)

    Multi-core x64 compatible processors

    Memory 4 GB minimum. Depending on data volumes more may be required. QlikView is an in- memory analysis technology; memory requirements for QlikView products are directly related to the quantity of data being analyzed.

    Disk space 450 MB total required to install

    Security  l Microsoft Active Directory (NTLM or Kerberos)

     l Local Windows user accounts (NTLM)

     l Third-party security (requires QlikView ServerEnterprise Edition)

    Web server  l QlikView web server

     l Microsoft IIS 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5 or 10

    .NET framework

    4.7.2 or higher

    Internet protocol

     l IPv4

     l IPv6

     l Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6)

    Qlik Sense compatibility 

    It is not possible to install QlikView Server on a machine with Qlik Sense Enterprise already installed.

    Management console

     l Microsoft Edge

     l Microsoft Internet Explorer 9,10 and 11

     l Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

     l Google Chrome (latest version)

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  • 1   System Requirements for QlikView Server

    1.3   QlikViewPublisher QlikViewPublisher is an additional licensed module of QlikView Server. It is installed by applying a license to a QlikView Server.

    Repository database  l Native XML

     l SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2016 or 2017

    1.4   QlikViewWorkbench QlikViewWorkbench is an additional licensed module of QlikView Server. It is installed by applying a license to a QlikView Server. QlikViewWorkbench requires QlikView ServerEnterprise Edition.

    QlikViewWorkbench is only supported for in memory data fields and objects using these fields. It is not supported for Direct Discovery fields and objects using Direct Discovery fields.

    Development tool  l Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

     l Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Edition

     l Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

     l Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

     l Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

     l Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

    Content management system integration  l Microsoft SharePoint 2013

     l Microsoft SharePoint 2016

    1.5   Browser Support

    Browser AccessPoint QlikView Portal

    QlikView for Microsoft Internet Explorer

    QlikView Ajax Client

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

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