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  • IBM Cognos TM1 Version 10.2.0

    Operation Guide

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  • Note Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in “Notices” on page 173.

    Product Information

    This document applies to IBM Cognos TM1 Version 10.2.0 and may also apply to subsequent releases.

    Licensed Materials - Property of IBM

    © Copyright IBM Corporation 2007, 2013. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

  • Contents

    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

    Chapter 1. What's new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 New features in Cognos TM1 Operations Guide version 10.2.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    Multi-Threaded Queries in Cognos TM1 version 10.2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    Chapter 2. TM1 System and Feature Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Configuration Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Improving processing performance with Multi-threaded Queries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Capability Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Cognos TM1 Application Web Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Setting Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Understanding the Effect of Blanks in the Capability Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Using Persistent Feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Saving data with persistent feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Modifying rules for cubes with feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Handling corrupted or invalidated feeder files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Configuring and Managing Sandboxes in your TM1 Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Memory Usage Considerations for Sandboxes and Personal Workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Managing Files and Folders for Sandboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 TM1 Server Configuration Parameters for Sandboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Understanding Sandbox Differences Among Different TM1 Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

    Using Parallel Interaction with a Cognos TM1 server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Best practice use of Parallel Interaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    Chapter 3. Cognos TM1 Admin Server Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 TM1 Admin Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Running the Cognos TM1 Admin Server on a Windows operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Running the Cognos TM1 Admin Server as an Application on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Running the Cognos TM1 Admin Server on UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    Viewing Admin Server Status Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Specifying the Location of the Admin Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    Specifying Multiple Admin Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Chapter 4. Remote Cognos TM1 Server Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Overview of Remote Server Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Setting Up a Remote TM1 Server to Run as an Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Setting Up a Remote TM1 Server to Run as a Windows Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Installing a TM1 Server to Run as a Windows Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Removing a TM1 Server from Running as a Windows Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Starting a Remote TM1 Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Starting a TM1 Server Set Up as a Windows Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Starting a TM1 Server Installed as a Windows Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Starting a UNIX TM1 Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Connecting to a Remote Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Refreshing the List of Remote Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Re-Setting the Admin Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Re-Setting Local Server Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    Disconnecting from a Remote Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Shutting Down a Windows TM1 Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

    Shutting Down a Windows TM1 Server Running as a Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Shutting Down a UNIX TM1 Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    Shutting Down a UNIX TM1 Server Running in Background Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Logging Transactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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  • Data Backup and Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Enabling and Disabling Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Viewing the Transaction Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Setting Search Lock Limit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Backing Out Records from the Transaction Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Removing Log Files from the Disk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    Monitoring Server Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Managing Client Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    Broadcasting Messages to Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Disconnecting Clients from the Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Shutting Down a Server Remotely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

    Remote Server Memory Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 About Stargate Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

    Using TM1 in Bulk Load Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Considerations for Using Bulk Load Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 TM1 C API . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 TurboIntegrator Process Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

    Chapter 5. TM1 Security Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Overview to authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 TM1 Object Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

    Chapter 6. Managing Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 TM1 Users and Groups Security Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

    Implementing a TM1 Security Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 TM1 User and Group Security Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

    Understanding Administrative Groups and Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 ADMIN Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 SecurityAdmin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 DataAdmin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

    Adding and Deleting Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Adding a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Adding a Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Deleting a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Deleting a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

    Assigning Users to Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Membership in Multiple Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

    Securing TM1 Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Restricting Access to the Data Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Assigning Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Using Standard Security for Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

    Setting and Clearing Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Clearing a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Changing a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

    Setting an Expiration for a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

    Chapter 7. System and Performance Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Overview of TM1 System and Performance Monitoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Using the Admin Server Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

    Message Severity Levels for Admin Server Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Configuring Admin Server Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Enabling Admin Server Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Viewing the Admin Server Log File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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