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Configuring Cognos Business Intelligence
February 11, 2013
Configure your IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence environment to work with IBM Connections.
This configuration task assumes you have already installed the
BI server. If you chose to deploy
after installing Connections, be sure you have installed
properly as described in
Installing Cognos Business Intelligence components
After you have installed
Business Intelligence, configure the environment by completing the following tasks:
Applying fix packs to update the Cognos server
Apply available fix packs to the
Business Intelligence server to provide important product corrections. These fixes must be applied after the initial installation of
Business Intelligence for this version of
Configuring support for LDAP authentication for Cognos Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence server to support the use of an LDAP directory for user authentication.
Granting access to global metrics
security role to grant users the authority to view and interact with global metrics.
Granting access to community metrics
security role to grant users the authority to view community metrics using static reports.
Configuring the IBMConnectionsMetricsAdmin role on Cognos
Business Intelligence to ensure that the Metrics administrator has access to features and reports.
Configuring PowerCube refresh schedules
Transformer refreshes each PowerCube with incremental updates once each day, and replaces the cube’s data for the current month once a week. These jobs are scheduled by default but you might need to modify the schedules to avoid conflicts with other activities.
Configuring Cognos Business Intelligence to use IBM HTTP Server
Business Intelligence uses the same
HTTP Server as
Connections, but you must configure
Business Intelligence to work with that server.
Mandatory post-installation tasks
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