Course Overview

IBM Cognos BI Administration: Architecture and Logging (V10.1.1) is a two-day course that teaches you 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 you will identify IBM Cognos BI components, examine how these components interact with Java, and will explore logging to assist when troubleshooting issues.

Who Should Attend

This advanced course is for Administrators responsible for troubleshooting the IBM Cognos 10.1.1 BI environment.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


IBM Cognos BI Administration (V10.1) course or equivalent experience administering the IBM Cognos BI environment

Course Content

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
  • overview of some architecture changes in IBM Cognos 10
  • Explore Java Memory Management
  • overview of Java
  • manage Java memory
  • explain tools to monitor Java
  • 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)
  • explain 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