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IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence 8.4.1 Fix Pack 3

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Abstract

IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 Fix Pack 3 (FP3) includes updates to IBM Cognos 8 BI Server (which includes updates to IBM Cognos 8 Go! Dashboard) and to IBM Cognos 8 Go! Mobile.

Download Description

This Fix Pack provides important product corrections for IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence. This Fix Pack has gone through a targeted regression test suite aimed at validating the roll up of escalated defect resolutions that have gone into the build kits.


Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 includes Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP1 and FP2 updates to IBM Cognos 8 BI Server.

See IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP1 for updates to IBM Cognos 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.4.1. This SDK was not updated for FP2 or FP3.

IBM Cognos 8 BI Server downloads should be installed before IBM Cognos 8 Go! Mobile downloads on the same machine.

Note 1: Should you be doing an initial IBM Cognos 8 Go! Dashboard 8.4.1 install, be sure to access the Readme that references improved install instructions for IBM Cognos 8 Go! Dashboard 8.4.1.

Note 2: There is no IBM Cognos 8 Go! Mobile Linux64 on System z as it was not released with the original product. Use IBM Cognos 8 Go! Mobile Linux31 on System z instead.

Issues corrected: Fix List

Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 Readme

Prerequisites

This Fix Pack is intended to be used with any release of Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1

URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Cognos 8 (8.4.1) All Platforms Language Independent 565918801

Installation Instructions

This Fix Pack can only be installed over an existing installation of Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1.

IBM Cognos 8 BI Server downloads should be installed before IBM Cognos 8 Go! Mobile downloads on the same machine.


This section provides additional information about installing this product. Review the information in this section before you begin your installation.


Applying Fix Packs

Keep your Cognos 8 BI environment running at the latest Fix Pack level to ensure problem-free operation. To install a Fix Pack successfully, perform all of the necessary tasks.

Note 1: To install a Fix Pack, you must first download and uncompress the Fix Pack. If you already have Cognos 8 BI products installed in the selected path, you must also stop any Cognos services.

Note 2: To determine component versions in the Fix Pack before install, you must first download, uncompress and either unpack the tar file to disk or read the table of contents of the tar file. Packaged components are in the "zipfiles" directory. This can be done using Winzip on a Windows system or a combination of the gunzip and tar commands on UNIX as described below.

To install a Fix Pack

1. Check Fix Pack prerequisites.

2. Download the appropriate .tar.gz Fix Pack file using the links in the Download Package section.
You can either choose to access the FTP folder directly or you can use a Java™ applet called Download Director to download the files.
Note: Some browsers may change the downloaded file type from .tar.gz. to a file type not recognized by the operating system. To correct this, change the file type back to .tar.gz or use Download Director to avoid this issue.

3. Uncompress the Fix Pack:
Fix Pack installation images on the FTP site are in compressed format. Before you can install a Fix Pack, you must uncompress the Fix Pack installation image in a temporary directory

3.1 Uncompressing Fix Packs (Linux® and UNIX®)
Copy the Fix Pack to the appropriate UNIX operating system or Linux operating system.
To uncompress a Fix Pack installation image, perform the following steps:
3.1.1 Change to the directory where you have downloaded the Fix Pack installation image .
3.1.2 Use the GNU "gunzip" command to uncompress and the GNU "Tar" command to extract the file.
3.1.3 Enter the following command to uncompress the file:
gunzip filename.tar.gz | tar xvf –
where filename is the fix pack you are installing.

Note: GNU Zip can be obtained from www.gzip.org and GNU tar can be obtained from www.gnu.org/software/tar .

3.2 Uncompress Fix Packs (Windows®)
To uncompress a Fix Pack installation image, perform the following steps:
3.2.1 Change to the directory where you have downloaded the Fix Pack installation image.
3.2.2 Double click the self-extracting .tar.gz file.
The WinZip Self Extractor window opens.
3.2.3 Select the option "use folder names"
3.2.4 Click Unzip.
All files are unzipped to the specified folder.

4. Install the Fix Pack.

4.1 Launch the issetup application found under the <operating system> folder
For example under Microsoft® Windows® XP, the issetup application is issetup.exe and the <operating system> folder is win32.

4.2 Follow the install wizard steps.
The install will update components (as necessary) in the install location indicated.

For more information about Cognos 8 BI installation, consult Part 6 of the IBM Cognos 8 Installation and Configuration Guide.
For more information about Cognos 8 Go! installation information, see the appropriate install instructions in the Information Center link below.

URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 Installation and Configuration Language Independent 20000

Download package

It is recommended that you install the latest 8.4.1 Fix Pack available.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 AIX-32 bit 12/17/2010 Language Independent 325000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 AIX-32 bit 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 AIX-64 bit 12/17/2010 Language Independent 315000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 AIX-64 bit 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Windows-32 bi 12/17/2010 Language Independent 300000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Windows-32 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Windows-64 bi 12/17/2010 Language Independent 305000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Windows-64 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-IA-32 b 12/17/2010 Language Independent 340000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-IA-32 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-IA-64 bi 12/17/2010 Language Independent 375000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-IA-64 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-PA-32 bi 12/17/2010 Language Independent 325000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-PA-32 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-PA-64 bi 12/17/2010 Language Independent 316000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 HPUX-PA-64 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Linux32x86 12/17/2010 Language Independent 230000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Linux32x86 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Linux64x86 12/17/2010 Language Independent 240000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Linux64x86 11/26/2010 Language Independent 1600000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Linux32pSerie 12/17/2010 Language Independent 215000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Linux32pSeri 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Linux64pSerie 12/17/2010 Language Independent 235000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Linux64pSeri 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Linux31zSerie 12/17/2010 Language Independent 215000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Linux64zSerie 12/17/2010 Language Independent 210000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Linux31zSeri 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Solaris-32 bi 12/17/2010 Language Independent 260000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Solaris-32 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC
Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3 Solaris-64 bi 12/17/2010 Language Independent 255000000 FC
Cognos 8 Mob 8.4.1 FP3 Solaris-64 b 11/26/2010 Language Independent 16000000 FC

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics Cognos Business Intelligence -- AIX, HP-UX, HP Itanium, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.4.1


Document information

More support for: Cognos 8 Business Intelligence

Software version: 8.4.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 4028334

Modified date: 20 May 2011