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Audience

This advanced course is intended for Administrators.


Prerequisites

Delegates should have a basic knowledge of networking, OLAP and TM1.

Additionally, it is recommended that delegates first complete the IBM Cognos TM1: Interact with Data (V10.1) - P8151G course.


Duration

2 days.


Objectives

This course combines lecture material and interactive practice in installing and administering the Cognos TM1 environment. The course outlines how the architecture can be customized to fit into various infrastructures. Throughout the course, delegates will learn how to install and configure Cognos TM1, monitor system performance and secure Cognos TM1 applications.

Course content covers:

  • The Cognos TM1 Architecture.
  • Installation and Configuration of Cognos TM1.
  • Administration of Cognos TM1 Servers with the Cognos TM1 Operations Console.
  • Monitoring Server Performance.
  • Managing the Server.
  • Implementing Cognos TM1 Security.
  • Maintaining Applications.


Topics

Cognos TM1 Architecture
Describe the IBM Cognos performance management (PM) system and Cognos TM1's role in PM.
Identify the components of the Cognos TM1 architecture.

Cognos TM1 Installation and Configuration
Install Cognos TM1 components.
Configure Cognos TM1 components.

Administer Cognos TM1 Servers with the Cognos TM1 Operations Console
Add your Cognos TM1 admin server and Cognos TM1 server to the Cognos TM1 Operations Console.
Check the health status of the servers.
Filter the statuses shown.
Dynamically monitor Cognos TM1 server threads.

Monitor Server Performance
Use Cognos TM1 log files.
Monitor performance with control cubes.
Monitor Cognos TM1 server performance in real time.

Manage the Server
Broadcast messages to clients.
Connect and disconnect users from a Cognos TM1 server.
Shut down a remote Cognos TM1 server.
Use the command line utility to execute operations.

Implement Cognos TM1 Security
Identify Cognos TM1 authentication options.
Create users and groups.
Assign object security rights to groups.
Use rules to maintain security rights.

Maintain Applications
Identify migration approaches.
Document objects in the CognosTM1 application.
Manage the application metadata.
Transfer data in Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler.
Identify backup approaches.
Create processes to back up data.
Plan for backup and recovery of CognsTM1 applications.

Use the IBM Cognos TM1 Package Connector (Optional)
Install the Cognos TM1 package connector.
Import dimensions and a cube from a Cognos package.

Customize Business Rules (Optional)
Describe a rule.
Review automatically generated rules.
Describe and re-order rule blocks.
Disable and enable auto-generated rules.
Review manual rules.

Replicate and Synchronize Servers (Optional)
Describe the replication process.
Identify replication relationships.
Identify possible server configurations.
Replicate cubes.
Remove cube replications.
Synchronize replications.

Disaster Recovery Plan Template (Optional)
Complete a disaster recovery plan.

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