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This chapter describes how to configure the Cognos 8 environment. You must configure the Cognos 8 environment in the order specified in this guide. Before attempting to configure the environment, verify that you have installed all required hardware and software.
For more information, see Section 1. This section describes the following tasks that you must complete if you are upgrading your Cognos Server for Argus Insight 7. Modify the existing values of the following parameters cogmos if the database changed from the 7. Click I agree to agree to the license terms and then check I confirm. If you are upgrading from Argus Insight 7. Navigate to the Reports subfolder.
Delete the Compliance reports listed in Table Table Compliance Reports to Delete. Delete the Configuration reports listed in Table Table Configuration Reports to Delete.
Delete the General reports listed in Table Table General Reports to Delete. Delete the Management reports listed in Table Table Management Reports to Delete. Delete the Pharmacovigilance reports listed in Table Table Pharmacovigilance Reports to Delete. Skip to Section 6. This section describes how to set up Cognos Server and configure your environment for a new installation of Argus Insight.
Configuring the Cognos 8 Environment
Navigate to Administrative Tools and select Server Manager. The Server Manager window opens. The Add Role Services dialog box opens. If these role services are not installed, select the appropriate check box and then click Install. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. If these role services are already installed, click Cancel. The system returns to the Server Manager window.
The Add Virtual Directory dialog box opens. In the Physical path field, enter the complete path to the Cognos 8 Web content directory. The default path is:. Right-click your newly-created Cognos 8 virtual directory and select Add Virtual Directory. In the Physical path field, enter the complete path to the Cognos 8 cgi-bin directory. Click the Add link in the Actions pane. Click the Edit Feature Settings link in the Actions pane.
Expand the virtual directory folder and click the cgi-bin virtual directory. Click the Add Module Mapping link in the Actions pane. The Add Module Mapping dialog box opens. In the Executable field, you enter a value depending on the module you ocgnos using. You can click the ellipsis icon to browse to the file location. In the Name field, enter a realistic name for this mapping. Click the Mapping tab, and select Invoke handler only if request is mapped to: Click the Access tab, and select Specify the access required by the handler: Click OK cognoos save your changes.
The system returns to the Add Module Mapping dialog box. Depending on the method used in Section 6. Your new module mapping should be added to the Module Mapping List. For Cognos Administration to function properly, you must manually edit the directive that you added to the IIS configuration file in the previous step see Section 6.
Coognos the appropriate add name statement in the web. Click the 88 Feature Permissions link in the Actions pane. The Edit Features Permissions dialog box opens. This section describes the following tasks that you must complete to configure the Cognos 8 environment:.
You use the options in the IBM Clgnos 8 Configuration window to define environment group and logging properties, security properties, and data access properties. The system displays the Environment – Group Properties in the right pane. Navigate to Environment and select Logging.
The system displays the properties for the Logging component. Navigate to Security, Authentication, and select Cognos.
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Set the Allow anonymous access? Set the Enable CAF validation? This is the name of the database resource. Select User ID and cogno, and click the icon next to it. The Value – User ID and password dialog box opens. In the Password field, type the password for the content store database user.
Make sure that the content store database entry is added in the TNSNames.
Enter the database instance name for the Cognos 8 repository in the Service name field. Navigate to Security, right-click Authentication, click New resource, and then select Namespace. In the Type field, type Custom Java Provider.
Open the File menu and select Save to save your changes to the configuration settings. The system displays the following dialog box and lists each task as it is performed:.
If there are no problems with the configuration, the system completes the test phase and starts the IBM Cognos 8 service successfully. If there are possible problems with the configuration, the system stops running the service and displays a warning message.
When you click OK to acknowledge the warning message, the system opens another dialog box with more information. Click Cancel to stop the process. cotnos
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If the warnings or errors are due to reasons other than mail server connection failure, cancel the process and check your configuration again. Click Continue to ignore the warnings and errors, and complete the process of starting the IBM Cognos 8 cognis. For example, you can ignore warnings that the mail server cannot be reached see the previous illustration.
Click the Content Administration link. The Content Administration window opens. Click Next to continue.
The wizard prompts for the encryption password. Type the password and click OK. The wizard prompts for the name, description, and location of the Argus Insight deployment. Leave the default values and click Next to continue. The wizard prompts you to select the public folders content. Select the Name check box to choose all the check boxes ocgnos this category, and click Next. Select the directory content and options to include in the import.
The options that you select depends on whether you are performing a new install or an upgrade. Set the Access permissions depending on whether you are performing a new install or an upgrade:. If you are performing an upgrade, do NOT select the Include access permissions check cogos.
For External namespaces, verify that Do not include references to external namespaces is selected, but dimmed. For Entry ownership, set the owner to The user performing the import and apply to New and existing entries. Review the summary information, and click Next.
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The wizard prompts you to select the type of New Import action. Select the Save and run once option, and click Finish. The wizard prompts you to selection the options for this cognoss.
Select Upgrade all report specifications to the latest version and click Run. The wizard summarizes your cogmos for this import. Set up an administrator user in the Cognos environment. An administrator user is an Argus Insight user who is part of the system administrator role.