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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the General Use and Functionality of the Lifecycle Management Utility (LCM) (Doc ID 1072301.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2022

Applies to:

Hyperion Planning - Version to [Release 11.1]
Hyperion BI+ - Version to [Release 11.1]
Hyperion Financial Management - Version to [Release 11.1]
Hyperion Essbase - Version to [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The purpose of this document is to answer questions related to the general use and functionality of the Lifecycle Management Uitlity (LCM).

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 What is the best way to become familiar with the Lifecycle Management (LCM) functionality in the 11.1.x release?
 When using Lifecycle Management (LCM) to export and import artifacts from multiple products, is there a specific order I should follow to make the export/import successful?
 I can use Lifecycle Management (LCM) to migrate artifacts between environments, but how do I move data from one environment to another?
 Can Lifecycle Management (LCM) artifacts exported from one release of a product be imported into another release of the product?
 Can I use Lifecycle Management (LCM) to migrate artifacts between operating systems? For example, from HP-UX to Linux?
 What is the best practice for managing application names for Lifecycle Management (LCM) in different environments?
 Is there a way to do version management for EPM System artifacts using Lifecycle Management (LCM)?
 Is there a comparison report for Lifecycle Management (LCM)?
 Does Lifecycle Management (LCM) have audit capabilities?
 What are the important limitations and issues to be aware of before using Lifecycle Management (LCM)?
 How can I secure exported Lifecycle Management(LCM) artifacts on the file system?
 What are the hardware or software requirements for the Lifecycle Management (LCM) component?
 Can Lifecycle Management (LCM) migrations be scheduled?
 Can Lifecycle Management (LCM) be used for backup and recovery?
 Can I integrate Lifecycle Management (LCM) with an existing production control or approval management system?
 Should I migrate Deployment Metadata via Lifecycle Management (LCM)?
 When using Lifecycle Management (LCM) to migrate security from one server to another, if the user already exists on the target system and has changed the password, why isn't the password updated after migration?
 Can I use Lifecycle Management (LCM) to migrate provisioning information for only one application?
 In EPM System Release, when attempting to export the Workspace repository security objects, such as user preferences, via Lifecycle Management, we encounter extremely poor performance. How can we improve performance?
 How can I run the Lifecycle Management Command Line Utility (CLU) in EPM System Release from a non-Foundation Services machine?
 In EPM Release, does Lifecycle Management require a shared disk location when the Shared Services Web application is clustered, and if so, how do I configure the location?
 In EPM Release, does Lifecycle Management require a shared disk when the Shared Services Web application is clustered. If so, how do I configure the location?
 Can EPM’s Lifecycle Management functionality be used to consolidate artifacts from multiple source systems into one target destination?
 In EPM System Release 11.1.x, why don't some of the artifact names in Lifecycle Management match the names on the file system for Business Rules artifacts?
 In EPM System Release 11.1.x, I have exported Reporting and Analysis artifacts into the file system using Lifecycle Management, but the artifact names on the file system are in an ID format. Why don’t I just see the artifact names as in other products?
 In EPM Release, does Lifecycle Management (LCM) support the import of roles for a user or group if the user and group have an identical name in the destination?
 Are there any documented examples of a full LCM Export/Import process for EPM product specific Migrations, such Planning, Financial Management, or Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Applications?

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