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  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: Installation Getting Started
  3. Part 2: Before You Install the Services
  4. Part 3: Run the Services Installer
  5. Part 4: After You Install the Services
  6. Part 5: Informatica Client Installation
  7. Part 6: Uninstallation
  8. Appendix A: Starting and Stopping Informatica Services
  9. Appendix B: Connecting to Databases from UNIX or Linux

Installation for Enterprise Data Preparation

Installation for Enterprise Data Preparation

Create and Configure the Catalog Service

Create and Configure the Catalog Service

Create a Catalog Service to run Enterprise Data Catalog and manage the connections between the Enterprise Data Catalog components. You can configure the general, application service, and security properties of the Catalog Service
If you plan to deploy Enterprise Data Catalog on multiple nodes, ensure that you configure the Informatica Cluster Service and Catalog Service on separate nodes.
Before you create the Catalog Service, verify that you have created and enabled the following services:

    Model Repository Service

    Content Management Service

    Data Integration Service

    Informatica Cluster Service

The Catalog Service has the same privileges as the user account that creates it. Ensure that the user account does not have privileges to read or modify sensitive files on the system.
  1. In the Administrator tool, select a domain, and click the
    Services and Nodes
    tab.
  2. On the Actions menu, click
    New
    Catalog Service
    .
    The
    New Catalog Service Step 1 of 5
    dialog box appears.
  3. Configure the general properties in the dialog box.
    The following table describes the properties:
    Property
    Description
    Name
    Name of the service. The name is not case-sensitive and must be unique within the domain. The name cannot exceed 128 characters or begin with @. The name cannot contain character spaces. The characters in the name must be compatible with the code page of the Model repository that you associate with the Catalog Service.
    The name cannot contain the following special characters:
    ` ~ % ^ * + = { } \ ; : ' " / ? . , < > | ! ( ) ] [
    Description
    Description of the service. The description cannot exceed 765 characters.
    Location
    Domain in which the service runs.
    License
    License to assign to the Catalog Service. Select the license that you installed with Informatica.
    Node
    Node in the Informatica domain on which the Catalog Service runs. If you change the node, you must recycle the Catalog Service.
    Backup Nodes
    If your license includes high availability, nodes on which the service can run if the primary node is unavailable.
  4. Click
    Next
    .
    The
    New Catalog Service - Step 2 of 5
    dialog box appears.
  5. Configure the application service properties in the dialog box.
    The following table describes the properties:
    Property
    Description
    Model Repository Service
    Model Repository Service to associate with the Catalog Service. The Model Repository Service manages the Model repository that Enterprise Data Catalog uses. If you update the property to specify a different Model Repository Service, recycle the Catalog Service.
    User name
    The database user name for the Model repository.
    Password
    An encrypted version of the database password for the Model repository.
    Security Domain
    Name of the security domain that includes the
    User name
    .
  6. Click
    Next
    .
    The
    New Catalog Service - Step 3 of 5
    dialog box appears.
  7. Configure the security properties in the dialog box.
    The following table describes the properties:
    Property
    Description
    HTTP Port
    A unique HTTP port number used for each Data Integration Service process. Default is 8085.
    Enable Transport Layer Security
    Indicates that the Catalog Service must use HTTPS. If you did not configure the Data Integration Service to use HTTPS, the Catalog Service does not start.
    If the cluster is enabled for SSL, make sure that you enable SSL for the Informatica domain and the application services.
    HTTPS Port
    Port number for the HTTPS connection.
    Keystore File
    Path and file name of the keystore file. The keystore file contains the keys and certificates required if you use the SSL security protocol with Catalog Administrator. Required if you select Enable Transport layer Security.
    When Enterprise Data Catalog creates the Catalog Service, Enterprise Data Catalog exports the keystore to a certificate and stores the certificate in the keystore directory. Ensure that you configure the read and write permissions on the directory for Enterprise Data Catalog to successfully store the certificate.
    Verify that you specified the correct keystore file for the Catalog Service. The certificates in the keystore must be trusted by the domain truststore.
    The keystore file must contain CA-signed certificates for custom SSL configuration.
    Keystore Password
    Password for the keystore file. Required if you select Enable Transport layer Security.
    SSL Protocol
    Secure Sockets Layer protocol to use.
  8. Click
    Next
    .
    The
    New Catalog Service - Step 4 of 5
    dialog box appears.
  9. Configure the following properties in the dialog box.
    The following table describes the properties:
    Property
    Description
    Informatica Cluster Service
    Name of the Informatica Cluster Service that you must associate with the Catalog Service.
    Receive Alerts through Email
    Choose to receive email notifications on the Catalog Service status.
    If you select this option, you must enable the Email Service.
    For more information about enabling Email Service, see the Administrator Reference for Enterprise Data Catalog guide.
    Enable Catalog Service
    Select the option to enable the Catalog Service.
    Enable Email Notifications for Asset Changes
    Select the option to receive email notifications in Enterprise Data Catalog when there are updates for assets.
  10. Click
    Next
    .
    The
    New Catalog Service - Step 5 of 5
    dialog box appears.
  11. Optional. Click
    Enable Data Asset Analytics
    to configure the properties to enable Data Asset Analytics for Enterprise Data Catalog. You can use Data Asset Analytics with Enterprise Data Catalog to gain analytical insights into asset details, such as values, enrichment, and collaboration using reports and charts.
    Configure the following properties to enable Data Asset Analytics:
    Property
    Description
    Select Database
    Select the repository database that you want to use for Data Asset Analytics from the following options:
    • Oracle
    • SQLServer
    • PostgreSQL
    User Name
    The database user name for the repository.
    Password
    The password for the database user name.
    Database Connection String
    Enter the JDBC connection string to connect to the repository database.
    Use the following syntax for the connection string based on the database selected:
    • Oracle.
      jdbc:informatica:oracle://<host name>:<port number>;ServiceName=<database name>
    • SQLServer:
      • SQL Server.
        jdbc:informatica:sqlserver://<host name>: <port number>;DatabaseName=<database name>;SnapshotSerializable=true
    • PostgreSQL.
      jdbc:informatica:postgresql://<host name>: <port number>;DatabaseName=<database name>
    Secure JDBC Parameters
    If the repository database is secured with the SSL protocol, you must enter the secure database parameters as name=value pairs separated by semicolon characters (;). For example:
    param1=value1;param2=value2
    Data Asset Analytics supports the following schemas for the databases listed:
    • dbo schema for SQL Server.
    • public schema for PostgreSQL.
    Optional. Click
    Test Connection
    if you want to validate the configuration details.
  12. Click
    Finish
    .