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UPGRADING TO COGNOS ANALYTICS R4: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

November 03, 2016

Cognos Analytics (v11), End User Self Service, Report Authoring

Release 4: Installation, Configuration & Architectural Considerations

Senturus’ Todd Schuman describes installation, configuration and architectural considerations that you need to know when upgrading to Cognos Analytics Release 4.

Learn what has changed since the last release. Topics include:

  • Updated prerequisites
  • New installation options
  • Changes to the configuration
  • Changes to the gateway
  • Latest news on legacy studios
  • Odds and ends
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED

Cognos Analytics v11, IBM Cognos BI, Cognos Workspace Advanced, Cognos Report Studio

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCES

System Administrators, BI Report Authors, BI Power Users (Developers, Support Staff), BI Managers, IT Managers

PRESENTER

Todd Schuman
Practice Lead- Installations, Upgrades and Performance Tuning
Senturus, Inc.

Todd heads up the Installation, Upgrade and Performance Tuning practice at Senturus, bringing more than 16 years of Cognos and Tableau experience to his role. Since his early days in BI working with Cognos Enterprise Planning and Cognos Impromptu to today, Todd has worked extensively on developing and designing enterprise systems and reports. In addition to managing and performing multiple architecture engagements at Senturus, Todd works closely with the IBM Cognos product development team to stay abreast the latest enhancements and changes .

This was Todd's presentation topic at the IBM 2016 World of Watson conference. You may also be interested in viewing Todd’s webinar recording Preparing for Cognos Analytics V11: Prep Now to Ensure a Smooth Upgrade Later, in which he explains a fast way to convert Query Studio reports now before you upgrade.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Prerequisites

  • Supported software
  • Operating systems
  • Content server databases
  • Data source databases
  • Browsers

Installation Options

  • Easy install
  • Custom
  • Smarter Cognos configurations
  • Centralized configurations

Gateway/Web Server Configurations

  • Optional gateway
  • IIS/IHS redirects/rules
  • Reverse proxy

Companion/Legacy Tools

  • Report Studio, Workspace Advanced viewer
  • Query Studio
  • Analysis Studio
  • Cognos Workspace
  • Event Studio
  • Metric Studio
  • Cognos for MS Office
  • Cognos Connection

Odds and Ends

  • JDBC drivers
  • Uploaded files, data sets
  • Unique install paths – no more 64 or 32 bit file paths

Releases vs. Fix Packs

  • No more fix packs
  • Releases are full builds, available on Passport
  • Run on existing install directory
  • Goal is quarterly releases

From the Labs

  • Release 5
  • New features?

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