Frequently Asked Questions
- Only the Data page is available for creating and editing Sisense models. The desktop ElastiCube manager is not supported on Linux at all.
- Only connectors supported by the Data page (web-based ElastiCube manager) are supported by Linux.
- PSM.exe is not supported on Linux. The functionality provided by PSM.exe is available over new Linux CLI and/or REST API.
For more information, see Sisense on Linux vs. Windows.
For the list of supported connectors, see Data Source Connectors.
- Viewers : No change at all.
- Designers : Minor changes. The concept of ElastiCube Sets does not exist in Linux. Dashboards are created on ElastiCubes, also in multi-server deployments. Except for that, no change.
- Data Designers : No concept of remote servers. All Models are created on the same cluster. Except for that, no change.
- Data Admins : No concept of remote servers. All Models are created on the same cluster.
- Administrators : Administrator users are the main role who will experience a difference when working on Linux. The main difference is the installation and upgrade, which are completely different in Linux. The method for installing all extensions (plugins, email templates, rebranding files) is different. Some administrative activities are different, for example the mechanism for configuring and defining high-availability has completely changed. There is a new concept of Data Groups for managing ElastiCube orchestration and resources replacing the Windows High-Availability orchestrator. Some administrative activities are exactly the same on Linux as on Windows, for example,User Management, Group creation, Active Directory, and more.
Sisense recommends that you migrate only the ElastiCube metadata without the ElastiCube data(.sdata files) to shorten the migration duration. In that case, following the migration, "build entire" is required on the ElastiCubes migrated to the Linux system before the dashboards can be viewed.
- The Linux disk should have at least 50GB.
- The second disk is used for the ElastiCubes. Its size depends on the data size mounted on /opt/sisense/storage.
Recommended : At least the size of all the ElastiCubes * 2.5