IBM Cognos BI Administration: Architecture and Logging V10.2 (B5219)

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About this Course

IBM Cognos BI Administration: Architecture and Logging (V10.2) is a two-day instructor-led course that teaches participants how to identify components and sub-components of the IBM Cognos BI architecture and how to use tools and techniques to provide a foundation to troubleshoot issues. Through lecture and interactive exercises participants will identify IBM Cognos BI components, examine how these components interact with Java, and will explore logging to assist when troubleshooting issues.

Audience Profile

This advanced course is intended for Administrators responsible for administering the IBM Cognos 10.2 BI environment.


You should have taken:

  • IBM Cognos BI Administration (V10.2) course or equivalent experience administering the IBM Cognos BI environment.

Course Outline

1. Architecture Overview

Introduction and Service-Oriented Architecture

  • definition of components
  • Service-Oriented Architecture in IBM Cognos

Explore the IBM Cognos Dispatcher

  • describe IBM Cognos Dispatcher
  • describe request routing
  • describe the routing process
  • describe Content Manager Cache Service

Examine IBM Cognos Services

  • identify IBM Cognos Services
  • review collaboration functionality
  • explore the architecture in IBM Cognos 10

Explore Java Memory Management

  • overview of Java
  • manage Java memory
  • explain tools to monitor Java

2. Logging

Examine Audit Logging and Indication Processing Facility Logging

  • overview of installation logs and configuration logs
  • explore audit logging
  • explore IPF logging

Perform Dye Tracing

  • determine requirements
  • perform dye tracing

Explore Dynamic Query Mode

  • explain Dynamic Query Mode (DQM) logging
  • explain IBM Cognos Dynamic Query Analyzer (DQA)

Explore Component Logging

  • explore component logging for Gateway, Dispatcher, Report Server, and Universal Data Access layer

Examine Additional Tools and Special Task Logging

  • examine diagnostic tools and utilities for special task logging