Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cognos Express 9.5 Installation and Configuration

Scenario: The idea is to install Cognos and configure SSO using OAM 11gR2. In this post i will cover Cognos 9.5  installation setup

Windows 7 64 bit
Cognos 9.5 64-bit (Express Edition)
OAM 11gR2
AD installed on Windows server 2008 R2


  • Register on IBM site and down Cognos 9.5 64-bit (Express Edition) using the below URL. IBM by default uses its own download manager to perform the software download.
  • Navigate to the downloadable and Launch setup.exe

  • Select the desired Folder PATH and proceed

  • Leave the Default ports as it is and define the administrator username and password what ever you like

  • "icognosexpress" is a system account that will be created by the installer. Not sure where it will be used

  •     Admin URL:   http://localhost:19300/cognos_express/manager/main.html?lang=en

  •     Notice that Manager shown as Installing.

  • On the Right Pane, you can observe the status as notifications.

  • Once the installation is done, You will get a login page as below. Login using the Admin account that was created during installation

  • In order to install reporting functionality, Navigate to "Reporter" pane and click on Install

  •     After installation, you will get a screen like below

  • Observe the below 5 services were craeted as part of the Cognos installation. you can start/stop services to control

Administration Console:

On the top right corner, you can navigate to Admin Page and will get a page like below

  • If you want to configure Mail server and AD for authentication, Navigate to Manager and click on configure.
  • Enter appropriate host and port details

  • You can observe the changes made in the logs as below

Veeru Yads

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