IBM Cognos BI Insight Pack

Posted: August 2, 2016 Modified: August 2, 2016


Overview

The IBM Cognos BI Insight Pack gives customers support to ingest data from various IBM Cognos BI logs into IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis. They can then use a rich set of analytical dashboards to visualize metadata and derived metrics from log content, along with performing additional queries on the content.

The dynamic dashboards provided with the IBM Cognos BI Insight Pack help in visualizing the data which is available through IBM Cognos BI Server Runtime logs. You can view the dashboards at a later time from the Search Dashboards pane.

Log Health Dashboard

This dashboard displays charts for the IBM Cognos BI hosts based on the status in the Runtime Log.

IBM Cognos BI Runtime Log Health Dashboard
IBM Cognos BI Runtime Log Health Dashboard

These charts display the top 5 hosts with max failures and warning logs.

Runtime Log Dashboard

This dashboard displays charts for the status distribution for the configured time period. This dashboard also displays charts for components and actions having maximum failures logs.

IBM Cognos BI Runtime Log Dashboard
IBM Cognos BI Runtime Log Dashboard

Additional information

With the Quick Searches feature for IBM Cognos BI Insight Pack, users can create saved searches for a keyword or a series of keywords. You can run the searches at a later time from the Saved Searches pane.

The installer provides the following quick searches:

  • Common Patterns: These searches are simple or common strings used while looking for different problems such as error, fatal, critical, failure, warning, and so on in the logs.
    • IBM Cognos BI Failure Logs: This search query, when applied to the IBM Cognos BI Logs collected from the IBM Cognos BI, displays log messages with status failure.
    • IBM Cognos BI Warning Logs: This search query, when applied to the IBM Cognos BI Logs collected from the IBM Cognos BI, displays log messages with status warning.
  • Functional Searches: These searches are specific searches used while looking for specific and detailed data known to impact the functional areas. You can also use these searches to look for specific patterns known to indicate performance or availability issues.
    • IBM Cognos BI Exceptions: This search query, when applied to the IBM Cognos BI Logs collected from the IBM Cognos BI, displays failure log messages with exception name.
    • IBM Cognos BI Error Code: This search query, when applied to the IBM Cognos BI Logs collected from the IBM Cognos BI, displays failure log messages with error code.

Training Information

Review the following video for information on using and setting up the Insight Pack.


Overview presentation used in the training video.

View US Price & Buy

IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Infrastructure-Standard Install License.

Released: 28 July 2016
Version: 1.1.0.0
Cost: License Fee
Support: Supported

Resources

Product Information
Product Documentation
Support
Forum

Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis version 1.3.1 or above.
  • IBM Cognos BI 10.2.x or IBM Cognos BI 11.0.0
  • Purchased “IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Infrastructure-Standard 1.1” License for each installed Insight Pack.

Support

This package is subject to the License terms included with the Insight Pack, along with those displayed upon download.

To report a problem with deploying this entry, entitled customers may contact the country specific IBM support channel, reference the IBM Worldwide Directory. Also use the “Support” link to access the support site for IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis information.