Adding an existing TM1 Server in Cognos Configuration

You can manage an existing IBM® TM1® Server by adding it to IBM Cognos® Configuration.

Before you begin

This procedure requires that you have an existing TM1 data directory with a valid tm1s.cfg file.


  1. Open IBM Cognos Configuration.
  2. In the Explorer panel, under Data Access, right click TM1 Server, and click New Resource > TM1 Server Instances.
  3. In the Name box, enter the same name that is set for the ServerName parameter in the tm1s.cfg file.
  4. In the Type box, select TM1 Server instance and click OK.

    The new server is added under the TM1 Server node and the properties for it are displayed in the TM1 Server instances - Resource Properties list.

  5. In the Resource Properties list, click the box to the right of the TM1 Server configuration path and click the edit icon.
  6. Enter or browse to the path for the existing TM1 data directory.
    Tip: Do not include the file name in this path. You only need to select the folder.
  7. Click Select.
  8. Click File > Save.
  9. In the Cognos Configuration Explorer panel, right-click the new server and click Start.
  10. To test this TM1 Server, start TM1 Architect and log in to the database.