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    Getting Started with the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600

    Lydia ParzialeGary Crupi

    Willie FaveroDirk Johan

    Charles MatulaKim Patterson

    Vikram Saraswathi

    Getting the most from the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600

    Understanding System z and the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600

    Managing the components

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  • Getting Started with the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600

    April 2011

    International Technical Support Organization

    SG24-7902-00

  • Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2011. All rights reserved.Note to U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights -- Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADPSchedule Contract with IBM Corp.

    First Edition (April 2011)

    This edition applies to DB2 9 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (VUE) or MIPS Based License Charging (MLC), InfoSphere Warehouse for Linux on System z Version 9.5.2, Cognos Business Intelligence for Linux on System z Version 8.4, z/OS Version 1.11 Operating System Stack, z/VM Version 6.2, and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, SP2, WebSphere Application Sever Version 7 Fix Pack 9.

    Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in Notices on page vii.

  • Contents

    Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viiTrademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii

    Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ixThe team who wrote this book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xNow you can become a published author, too! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiiiComments welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiiiStay connected to IBM Redbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

    Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 . . . . . . . . . 11.1 Architectural overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.2 Hardware specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.3 Software overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.4 Network specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.5 Optional software components overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Chapter 2. Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112.1 Procedure overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122.2 Identifying the roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122.3 InfoSphere Warehouse for System z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.4 The Enterprise Data Warehouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142.5 Preparing Cognos BI to create reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Chapter 3. DB2 design for the Enterprise Data Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . 153.1 Database design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    3.1.1 Buffer pool design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173.1.2 Stored procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203.1.3 Database partition group design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    3.2 DB2 for z/OS settings and configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233.2.1 DSNZPARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263.2.2 Logging and backup considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

    3.3 DB2 9 for z/OS enhancements and features for data warehousing . . . . . 393.4 Database and enterprise data warehouse design considerations. . . . . . . 41

    3.4.1 Tablespaces, tables, indexes, compression, stored procedures . . . 413.4.2 MQTs, views, cubes, and fact table dimension tables . . . . . . . . . . . 433.4.3 DB2 multi-level security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463.4.4 Subjects and objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463.4.5 Network-trusted context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

    3.5 XML and the data warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

    Copyright IBM Corp. 2011. All rights reserved. iii

  • Chapter 4. Managing the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 components514.1 Startup procedure for IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 components . . 524.2 Shutdown procedure for IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 components 534.3 Other administration tasks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

    4.3.1 Stopping Cognos application when content store is unavailable . . . 544.3.2 Backup and restore tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

    Chapter 5. InfoSphere Warehouse administrative tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555.1 InfoSphere Warehouse and the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 . . . . . 575.2 Architecture of InfoSphere Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605.3 Designing Warehouse applications using Design Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

    5.3.1 Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence solution design overview . . 635.3.2 The Design Studio workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 655.3.3 Next steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

    Chapter 6. Cognos 8 Business Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 696.1 Cognos architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 706.2 Adding authentication credentials to a data source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 726.3 Accessing Cognos 8 BI components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.4 Cognos 8 BI performance configuration settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 746.5 Accessing IBM Cognos 8 BI Metadata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 746.6 Application build process overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 756.7 Topology overview with install considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

    Chapter 7. System z and the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 . . . . . . . 777.1 IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 WLM Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 797.2 Managing users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 827.3 DFSMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 837.4 High-availability and backup considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847.5 Backup and restore tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

    7.5.1 Backing up the DB2 catalog and directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 857.5.2 Backing up Cognos 8 BI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 897.5.3 Backing up Linux on System z and important z/VM files . . . . . . . . . 90

    7.6 Disaster recovery for System z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 917.7 Capacity management for System z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 927.8 System Management Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 937.9 Resource Measurement Facility (RMF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

    7.9.1 RMF monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 957.9.2 RMF Spreadsheet Reporter overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

    Chapter 8. Managing users of the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600 . . . 998.1 TCP/IP and TELNET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1008.2 DB2 for z/OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1008.3 InfoSphere Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

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  • 8.4 IBM Cognos 8 BI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1058.4.1 DB2 customization for IBM Cognos 8 BI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1058.4.2 Cognos 8 Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1068.4.3 Authentication providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1088.4.4 Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1098.4.5 Cognos namespace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1098.4.6 Optimizing users, groups, and roles in Cognos Namespace . . . . . 1108.4.7 Application security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

    8.5 Cognos users, groups, and roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1118.5.1 Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1118.5.2 Deleting and recreating users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1118.5.3 User locales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1118.5.4 Groups and roles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1128.5.5 Access permissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1138.5.6 Cognos Application Firewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

    8.6 Configuring IBM Cognos 8 components to use LDAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1148.7 Cognos security model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

    Related publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117IBM Redbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117Other publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117Online resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118How to get Redbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118Help from IBM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

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