Sep 30, 2016 how to setup a gateway for cognos 11 a question that we very often get asked is this. If you are facing a custom solution centering around your ibm cognos bi, then this article will help align you with the correct solution. Ica comes with a new user interface called glass which is provided by a. Last item of note, you still have the easy install option that was introduced with cognos. This installs the application tier which consists of the dispatcher and all the services. Load balancing is automatically handled by the cognos dispatchers running on the report servers. The dispatcher url works, and saving the configuration of the gateway is successful. Cognos 11 brought with it the option to dispense with the gateway entirely and sending your traffic directly to the dispatcher. This applies to ibm cognos analytics cognos 11 for all platforms in where your distributed environment will have a standalone data tier content manager exclusions and exceptions this would not apply to environments using a ready to run install or a single server deployment where both the data tier and the application tier are installed together. Specify the ibm cognos gateway webcontent directory and click next. It seemed every setting i tried would give differing results, but finally i worked out the right one. Ibm cognos web server and the application server are up and running. One of the most common scenarios where having an optional gateway setup becomes mandatory is having single signon sso setup. Cognos report scheduling along with dispatcher information.
The dispatcher can route requests to a local service, such as the report service, presentation service, job service, or monitor service. The cognos gateway is the starting point from where a request is received and transferred to the bi server. In this video, we will learn about ibm cognos architecture tutorial post. Cognos application firewall caf can monitor and log all access to ibm cognos gateways and dispatchers. Taking control ibm cognos advanced dispatcher routing. If the system displays the following message, click ok to continue. You can have more than one dispatcher in your ibm cognos 8 environment.
The cognos bi gateway may be on a different computer than the cognos bi server and the cognos data manager engine. This corresponds to to the external dispatcher uri in reportnet. Demystify the differences between the ibm cognos sdk and mashup service. Please note that there is no difference between dispatch and gateway, as it uses content to coordinate which dispatcher. You can also ensure that the dispatchers are responding and view the uptime, which is the time in seconds during which the dispatchers are working without failure. A complete list of the services available is beyond the scope of this document. How to setup a gateway for cognos 11 a question that we very often get asked is this. Run the cognos analytics gateway customization for inform wizard on the cognos gateway server. Go to environments properties and ensure you have given unique port numbers i. Sep 04, 2018 in this video, we will learn about ibm cognos architecture tutorial post.
Ibm cognos dispatcher starts ibm cognos report server processes dynamically as needed to handle the request load. This is, among other things, a performance hack that can pay big dividends, particularly if your cognos environment takes an extremely long time to load or if the ui feels generally sluggish. The dispatcher includes ibm cognos application firewall to provide security for ibm cognos. Ibm the cognos gateway is unable to connect to the cognos. When you configure ibm cognos bi gateways, you can list the universal.
Url the gateway or dispatcher url used to connect to your ibm cognos connection portal. This is the first component that is accessed invisible to the user when a user accesses cognos. But now the dispatcher runs in websphere liberty, functioning more like a webapp server combination seen in single server installs of cognos 10. The server install contains the dispatcher, content manager and gateway. The dispatcher handles the routing requests and balances the load of user requests to the various ibm cognos 8 services. Select the version of ibm cognos that esri maps for ibm cognos will be installed on and click next. Esri maps for ibm cognos contains a gateway component em4c gateway, a dispatcher component em4c dispatcher, and has its own content server em4c server. Definition and role of a cognos 8 dispatcher a dispatcher starts all ibm cognos 8 services configured and enabled on a computer and routes requests. Ibm cognos gateway is installed as part of your rational insight installation. Before we get to the answer, lets first look at what role the dispatchers play within the application. Click the save icon in the ibm cognos configuration window toolbar to save the configuration settings. Upon receiving a request, the ibm cognos 8 gateway does the following. Setting the dispatcher load balancing property to cluster.
If you install the gateway component on a different computer than content manager or application tier components, you must configure the gateway computer so that it knows the location of a dispatcher. Cognos application firewall caf cognos application firewall caf can monitor and log all access to ibm cognos gateways and dispatchers. In the scorecard pane, from the change view menu of the current view, click the items you want to display. This component can reside on a web server, and is used to communicate to the other cognos server components such as passing requests to the dispatcher see below to process.
For ibm cognos bi authentication namespace id enter the namespace id configured in cognos configuration of the cognos analytics environment. The following services are noted because they have a direct impact on how esri maps for ibm cognos is installed and configured. This tier hosts the cognos bi server and its associated services. Stopkill the cognos service if anything runs in the background. In the case of ibm cognos bi, the input and output payload is actually using the simple object access protocol soap. Understanding the cognos application firewall ironside. On the application server we can find different types of services.
The dispatcher is the entry point for ibm cognos service requests sent by a web server gateway or other software. Oct 01, 2010 what is ibm cognos advanced dispatcher routing. The gateway and the dispatcher uri are accessible from your system. Return url needs to be updated with your gateway or dispatcher url the last step is to import the oidc root certificate authority certificate from the oidcs ssl certificate into the cognos analytics keystore using the third party certificate tool. Cognos bi simple architecture overview redintelligence.
The cognos gateway is unable to connect to the cognos bi server. In our environment we typically make the dispatcher url gateway server. The dispatcher handles the routing requests and balances the load of user requests to the various ibm cognos services. The client installer contains framework manager, lifecycle manager, cube designer and dynamic query analyzer. Ibm cognos bi online training cognos architecture if a gateway component is installed on a different computer from content manager or application tier components, gateway computer must be configured so that it would identify the location of a dispatcher, preferably one on.
A gateway is an extension of a web server program that transfers information from the web server to another server. Stack overflow for teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information. In this video, we will learn how to install cognos framework manager. Cognos analyticsibm cognos architecture support us. Does the optional gateway ever become a requirement. Esri maps for ibm cognos contains a gateway component em4c gateway and a dispatcher component em4c dispatcher and has its own content server em4c server. Requests can be routed to specific dispatchers based on loadbalancing needs, or package or user group requirements. As shown in the above image, it contains the following components 1. You can set the dispatcher property named loadbalancingmode either to weightedroundrobin or clustercompatible.
Configure cognos 11 framework manager with optional gateway. The gateway components scan their associated dispatchers to ensure that requests are routed to dispatchers that are in service and responding correctly. On each web server that has the gateway component is installed, within cognos configuration set. This allows you to specify customized configuration settings for the dispatcher that override the global configuration settings specified for the ibm cognos environment. The dispatcher is a multithreaded application that uses one or more threads per. You can configure advanced settings for a specific dispatcher. Web communication can also occur directly with an ibm cognos bi dispatcher, although this option is less common than using gateways. Helping companies learn from the past, manage the1 present and shape the future. Todd heads up the installation, upgrade and performance tuning practice at senturus, bringing more than 16 years of cognos and tableau experience to his role. Esri maps for ibm cognos architectureesri maps for ibm. Managing ibm cognos bi server components packt hub. Ibm cognos analytics cognos 11 installation steps and notes launch the installer program and accept the license agreement choose a location to install the product choose the installation type 2. And really the power of that is to push off the query processing to cognos and to use the security thats already built in, automatically apply that.
The cognos analytics gateway customization for inform wizard creates the cognos virtual directory and sets up a reverse proxy rule to forward all cognos requests from iis to the cognos dispatchers. However, for enhanced performance or throughput, you may choose one of the other supported gateway types. Mar 15, 2018 the dispatcher is a servlet that does much of the heavy lifting for cognos analytics and it was previously run in apache tomcat. If a dispatcher fails or is unavailable, requests for that dispatcher are routed to the. This corresponds to to the external dispatcher uri in reportnet, but new to cognos 8 is this ability to specify multiple dispatchers from the gateway server, and rank them. The software development kit comes pre installed with this installs. Ibm how to configure hardware load balancers for multiple. Determine the dispatchers that you want to test then follow the instructions in this table. Setting the cognos business intelligence gateway and.
This can be found in your ibm cognos configuration properties. In an ibm cognos deployment, there will be one em4c gateway for each ibm cognos gateway. Mar 28, 2016 cognos 11 installation step by step and notes 1. This clustering topology uses the ibm cognos gateway to provide failover support to two or more rational insight report servers that are running on nonclustered ibm websphere application server was instances. The cognos 8 web server tier contains one or more cognos 8 gateways. It contains ibm cognos web server contents with one or more ibm cognos gateway. Enter the cognos urls into the ibm cognos bi gateway uri and ibm cognos bi dispatcher uri fields as the docker container might not be able to resolve the hostname or dns entries, use the ip address instead. Cognos application firewall caf is a security tool used to supplement the existing ibm cognos software security infrastructure at the application level. Run the cognos analytics gateway customization for. Jan 29, 2010 understanding the cognos application firewall. Since his early days in bi working with cognos enterprise planning and cognos impromptu to today, todd has worked extensively on developing and designing enterprise systems and reports.
The dispatcher is a multithreaded application that uses one or more threads per request. Install and configure on a single computeresri maps for. The dispatcher is the entry point for ibm cognos service requests sent by a web server. The user running the web server does not have read access to the \configuration directory of the cognos. I downloaded and installed cognos bi latest version 10. Tier 1 is responsible to manage the gateway and is used for encryption and decryption of passwords, extract information needed to submit a request to the bi server, authentication of server and to pass the request to cognos bi dispatcher for processing. Setting up a gateway to enable sso for cognos 11 motio. Then the gateway server processes it as a normal report request which then uses all your configured routing rules, load balancing, and dispatcher settings.
Ibm cognos architectureesri maps for ibm cognos arcgis. When the system opens the following dialog box, click close. Ibm configuring life cycle manager to connect to ssl. If you plan to configure the cognos gateway to work with a 32bit ihs, you must perform the following steps to switch the default 64bit cognos gateway libraries to 32bit. This section describes the following tasks that you must complete to configure the cognos 10 environment. The default gateway, cgi can be used for all supported web servers. We do support cloud installations of cognos as long as you can reach the dispatcher, which is generally not a problem. Nov 10, 2010 demystify the differences between the ibm cognos sdk and mashup service. Comparing ibm cognos mashup services with the ibm cognos sdk the fable of foo and bar once upon a time. Ibm cognos bi online training cognos architecture if a gateway component is installed on a different computer from content manager or application tier components, gateway computer must be configured so that it would identify the location of a dispatcher, preferably one on an application tier component computer.
Apr 23, 2012 the dispatcher is the entry point for ibm cognos 8 service requests sent by a web server gateway or other software. Installing ibm cognos analytics distributed environment. If you dont set this parameter, load balancing may be duplicated by the cluster and by ibm cognos software, which can degrade performance. I came accross some definitions, with 2 gateways, multiple dispatchers and one content store. Once the web platform installer initiates, a license agreement will be displayed. Web communication can also occur directly with a cognos 8 dispatcher but this. The dispatcher, technically, is a java servlet which implies it handles html input and generates html output. For more information, see the ibm cognos business intelligence installation and configuration guide. On receiving a request from the web server, the cognos gateway applies encryption to the information received, adds necessary environment variables and authentication namespace, and transfers the information to the application server or dispatcher. If a dispatcher fails, requests are routed to another dispatcher based on the list. May 04, 2017 cognos report scheduling along with dispatcher information. If the license agreement is acceptable click on the i accept button to continue the install. How to create a connection in metamanager tech data bsp. If you encounter problems when you deploy or configure the ibm cognos bi.
Configure cognos 11 framework manager with optional gateway i was having fun and games trying to get cognos framework manager v11. The dispatcher includes ibm cognos application firewall to provide security for ibm cognos bi. It is responsible for running reports, schedules, etc. How to install ibm cognos framework manager youtube. A dispatcher can also route requests to a specific dispatcher to run a given request. Cognos 8 supports several types of web gateways, including. If any of the above points are not valid for you, then you cant configure the ibm cognos framework manager. Knowing their capabilities will ensure your cognos environment is tuned for best performance and stability. Click the start icon in the ibm cognos configuration screen to run the cognos 8 service. Dprdpr1035 dispatcher detected an error onetouchbi. Click the value box for dispatcher uri for external applications, and type the location for the cognos bi dispatcher.
Cognos multi gateway and dispatchers configuration. The cognos doco should then be good enough in explaining the set up for multiple load balanced dispatchers and content manager failover. Web communication can also occur directly with a cognos 8 dispatcher but this option is less common. The server may be unavailable, or the gateway may not be correctly configured. Ibm cognos bi addresses both routing challenges by a software component called the dispatcher. Ibm community offers a constant stream of freshly updated content including featured blogs and forums for discussion and collaboration. Locate dispatcher uris for gateway and give it the following value of your. Setting up a gateway install using microsofts internet information services 7 ibm analytics platform ibm confidential 6. This will give you a single gateway address path to use in cognos configuration on your dispatcher servers.
Cognos architecture cognos bi online training bigclasses. For failover, the gateway can be configured to know the location of multiple dispatchers. Ibm cognos analytics ica brings on a substantial change in architecture which affects the. If you install the gateway component on a different computer from content manager or application tier components, you must configure the gateway computer so that it knows the location of a dispatcher, preferably one on an application tier components computer. Administration changing the behaviour of object copying in cognos analytics.
Also ensure that you change the shutdown port number on the cognos service, and the logging port number. Use the cognos configuration tool to verify that the dispatcher uris for gateway. In ibm cognos administration, on the status tab, click system. So copy it to the system where life cycle manager resides for a later step. Ensure em4c gateway, em4c dispatcher, and em4c server are selected and click next. On receiving a request from the web server, the cognos gateway. Em4c gateway exists in the web tier and is installed on all ibm cognos gateway servers. Configuring advanced settings for specific dispatchers. For example, the latest release includes an interactive performance assistant ipa to view query and rendered performance on report objects. Cognos application server fqdnfully qualified domain name of the cognos application server or dispatcher. Cognos analytics has literally hundreds of configurations and settings options.
A dispatcher is installed on every content manager and application tier components computer. If you delete a dispatcher without stopping the ibm cognos service first, the dispatcher will automatically be reinstated in 30 seconds. If you are hardcoding dispatcherurl one dispatcher that server will be the only one processing the requests. This tier includes the content manager component, which maintains the connection to the content store database. The ibm cognos analytics gateway component can be installed on a different server from the content manager or the application tier, and ibm. Specify the ibm cognos dispatcher directory and click next. Ibm cognos architectureesri maps for ibm cognos v5.1402 1601 849 1240 436 512 1326 204 1476 1310 613 1172 140 239 815 244 1354 64 785 1326 703 359 615 1178 265 326 608 195 695 1229 151 1089 609 1115