Framework Manager, a Windows only desktop client is a tool used to customize/extend/create data models. If the user wants to add new or 3rd party data to Tivoli data, he can use the data modeling tool to enhance/create data models that can be used for reporting. However, if the user wants to if the user wants to create reports with the attribute groups supported by the installed agent only, he will not need to use this tool.
Installing Framework Manager: Framework Manager (FM) ships with Tivoli Common Reporting (TCR) and the setup files for installation can be found under the CognosModeling/win32 folder. Make sure to run the setup files under CognosModelingFix/win32 folder once the Framework Manager is installed. This will help you fix the SSL encryption errors that you might encounter after the FM installation. [Continue Reading]