System Overview Diagnostic

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Abstract

This diagnostic gathers environment and system information.

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Run this diagnostic to retrieve information about your system environment and system settings.

Certain Advantages:

  • To compare your system values from two different environments such as development and production
  • To quickly gather system information in matter of seconds
  • To check information about your local drives

Summary of Information Collected
  • Computer Name
  • Operating System Version
  • User and System Environment
  • Java Information
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Properties and Security Settings
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Trusted Sites
  • Processes
  • Microsoft Data Access (MDAC) Version
  • Network Status/Statistics
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Add/Remove Programs
  • Microsoft Windows Hotfixes
  • ODBC Versions
Documentation

To retrieve full documentation of this diagnostic and required parameters run the command:
    • java -jar <FileName>.jar --help

Prerequisites

  • Sun Microsystems Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
        • JRE version 1.5.x or higher must be installed for IBM Cognos 10 Versions
  • Sun Microsystems Java must be in the system paths

    PLEASE NOTE:
      • We now support Microsoft Windows 7 for Cognos10.x
      • To run diagnostic on Windows 2008 please download:
            • SystemOverview for IBM Cognos BI 10.x
  • Installation Instructions


    To Run Diagnostic do one of the following steps:


    For Microsoft Windows:

      Regular Mode:
        • From a Microsoft Windows DOS command, run the batch file.
              • This is the recommended way, as progress will appear in the command window.
        • Run the jar file
              • This will run in the background, no progress will appear, only the result once the diagnostic has been completed.

      Silent Mode:
        • From a Microsoft Windows DOS command, run the batch file with --silent parameter and optionally output results location, for example:
              • java -jar IBM_SystemOverview.jar --silent [--output <output location>]


    For UNIX/Linux:

      Regular Mode:
        • X Windows System Display is required to provide Graphical User Interface (GUI) protocol
        • Download the tar file and uncompress all the files using the command:
              • tar -xpf <FileName>.tar
        • To run the diagnostic type one of the following steps:
              • UNIX: execute_<FileName>.sh
              • Windows: java -jar <FileName>.jar
      Silent Mode:
        • execute the jar file with --silent parameter and optionally output results location, for example:
              • java -jar IBM_SystemOverview.jar --silent [--output <output location>]

    For z/OS:
        • X Windows System Display is required to provide Graphical User Interface (GUI) protocol
        • Download the tar file and uncompress all the files to the same directory using the command:
              • tar -xpf <FileName>.tar
        • To run the diagnostic type one of the following steps:
              • source execute_<FileName>.sh

    Download package

    Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
    SystemOverview 04 Dec 2012 English 845824 FTP
    SystemOverview (UNIX/Linux) 28 May 2012 English 153600 FTP
    SystemOverview (recording) 22 Jun 2011 English 37867631 FTP
    System Overview (Win 2008) 22 Aug 2011 English 454055 FTP
    SystemOverview(z/OS&Cognos10.1) 25 Jun 2012 English 122880 FTP

    Technical support

    Comments & Feedback:

    Please email us your comments to Email:diagtool@ca.ibm.com
    or Leave your contact information along with your comments at the bottom of this page

    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Business Analytics Cognos Business Intelligence Not Applicable Windows 10.2, 10.1.1, 10.1
    Business Analytics Cognos Series 7 PowerPlay Windows
    Business Analytics Cognos Business Intelligence PowerPlay AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Windows 10.2, 10.1.1, 10.1 All Editions


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    Document information


    More support for:

    Cognos Business Intelligence

    Software version:

    10.1, 10.1.1, 10.2

    Operating system(s):

    AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Windows

    Reference #:

    4020682

    Modified date:

    2011-03-21

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