IBM Cognos Analytics: Architecture and Logging (v11.0)

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, you will learn how to identify components and sub-components of the IBM Cognos Analytics architecture. Additionally, you will learn the tools and techniques needed to troubleshoot foundational issues. Through lecture and interactive exercises, you will identify IBM Cognos Analytics components, examine how these components interact with Java, and explore logging to assist when troubleshooting issues.

A self-paced version of this course is also available (J4019G).

Audience

Administrators responsible for administering the IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0 environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction and Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Explore the IBM Cognos Dispatcher
  • Examine IBM Cognos services
  • Examine Java memory management
  • Examine audit logging and Indication Processing Facility logging
  • Perform dye tracing
  • Explore Dynamic Query Mode
  • Explore component logging
  • Examine additional tools and special task logging

1. Introduction and Service-Oriented Architecture

  • IBM Cognos 11.0 architectural components
  • Describe Service-Oriented Architecture in IBM Cognos Analytics

2. Explore the IBM Cognos Dispatcher

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

3. Examine IBM Cognos Services

  • Identify IBM Cognos services
  • Explore the architecture in IBM Cognos 11.0

4. Examine Java Memory Management

  • Describe Java memory layout
  • Manage Java memory
  • Use tools to monitor Java memory

5. Examine Audit Logging and Indication Processing Facility Logging

  • Describe installation logs and configuration logs
  • Explore audit logging
  • Explore IPF logging

6. Perform Dye Tracing

  • Identify dye tracing requirements
  • Perform dye tracing

7. Explore Dynamic Query Mode

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

8. Explore Component Logging

9. Examine Additional Tools and Special Task Logging