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Cognos 8 Planning 8.4.1 Software Environments

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Cognos 8 Planning 8.4.1 software environments

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Supported Locales, Character Sets, and Languages
The locale, character set, and language information found on the page linked below are supported by IBM Cognos 8.4 Planning products.
Supported Locales, Character Sets, and Languages
 
System Requirements
IBM Cognos 8 Planning 8.4 System Requirements
(as found in the IBM Cognos 8 Planning 8.4 Installation and Configuration Guide)
 
Supported Environments Ending with IBM Cognos 8 Planning
Cognos is committed to supporting the latest technologies being used by our customers. As we move forward in our support for these newer technologies, IBM Cognos 8.4 Planning will be the last release to support the following environments:

    Relational Databases
    • Oracle 9i
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2000
 
Software Environments
All versions stated of an environment presume the initial release of a 3rd party product without any need for patches/service packs or equivalent terms unless stated. Equally, unless stated, IBM Cognos presumes that the 3rd party product has not been configured to disable new features (compatibility modes) and that all patches/service packs are upward compatible for our products from the versions stated.

IBM Cognos Planning 8.4 is a 32-bit product and will integrate with 3rd party 32-bit libraries only.

All references to Windows refer to Windows on x86 Architecture.

Software environments listed for IBM Cognos 8 Planning 8.4 are listed as active, compatible or not supported. Environments denoted as active are the environments tested by Cognos. Although environments denoted as compatible may also be tested, testing may be limited or support may be based on upward compatibility statements from Cognos partners and third-party vendors. Older releases of environments may transition over time from active to compatible as significant testing would have occurred in previous Cognos releases.
 
Software Environment Section Navigation
Operating Systems | Database Support
External Data Sources | Web Browsers
Excel Hosts | Third Party Components
IBM Cognos 8.4 Platform | Terminal Servers

Operating SystemsSupport
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions) Compatible
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard EditionActive
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Web, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions)Compatible
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions)Compatible
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard EditionActive
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (Web, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions) Compatible
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard EditionActive
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Web, Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions)Compatible
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions) Compatible
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions) Compatible
Microsoft Windows 7 (Web And Admin Clients only)Compatible
Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 (Web And Admin Clients only)Active
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 (Web And Admin Clients only)Compatible
Microsoft Windows Vista (Web and Admin Clients only) Compatible
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3Active
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2Compatible
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 (Advanced, Datacenter, Professional, and Server Edition)Compatible (Clients - Classic only)
Planning Database Support
Database Support Support
IBM DB2 9.7Compatible
IBM DB2 UDB 9.5Active
IBM DB2 UDB 9.1Compatible
IBM DB2 UDB 8.2Compatible
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Compatible
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 via Native ClientActive
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 via OLE-DBCompatible
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4 via OLE-DB Compatible
Oracle 11g Release 1 via Oracle 11g Release 1 client with ODAC 11.1.0.6.21 (SP1 and above)Active
Oracle 11g Release 1 via Oracle 10g Release 2 ClientCompatible
Oracle Real Application Clustering (Oracle 10g Release 2)Compatible
Oracle 10g Release 2 via Oracle 10g Release 2 ClientCompatible
Oracle 10.1.0.3 (10g) via 10.1.0.3 client or via 9.2.0.6 Oracle client, 9.2.0.4 OLE DB Provider, and Oracle client patch set 3557062 Compatible
Oracle 9i Release 2 via 9.2.0.6 Oracle client, 9.2.0.4 OLE DB Provider, and Oracle client patch set 3557062 Compatible
External Data Sources
Data Source Support
SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI (Unicode)Compatible
SAP BW 3.5Active
For the required minimum SAP BW notes see IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.4
Cognos 8 Packages
Data Source Support
Cognos 8 BI 8.4 Cognos Packages - see Data Source Support Compatible
Web Browsers Operating System Support
Firefox 3.6Windows Compatible
Firefox 3.5Windows Compatible
Firefox 3Windows Active
Firefox 2Windows Compatible
Internet Explorer 8.0WindowsCompatible
Internet Explorer 7.0 Windows Active
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 Windows Compatible
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 Windows Compatible
Excel Hosts and Interoperability Support
Excel 2007Active
Excel 2003 Compatible
Excel 2002Compatible
Third Party Components (embedded/bundled)Support
MDAC 2.8 Active
MDAC 2.7 Compatible
IBM Cognos 8.4 Platform
Cognos 8 Security (see Directory Servers and Authentication Providers)
Cognos 8 Portals (see Portal Services)
Cognos 8 Application Servers (see Application Servers - 32 bit only)
Cognos 8 Java Run Time Libraries (see JRE)
IBM Cognos 8 Web Servers (see Web Servers)
Content Store
Content Store database conformance in a Planning deployment is driven by the configuration of the Planning Store;

· If the same database is used to house both the Planning Store tables and the C8 Content Store then that database server version must be one of the versions supported for Planning Stores.

· If the C8 Content Store and the Planning Store are in Separate databases then the Content Store conformance is the same as C8 BI 8.4 Content Store and the Planning Store still must be housed in a database version that is supported for Planning Applications.

Terminal Servers Support
Note: Analyst, Contributor and Finance are supported products in a Citrix environment. These products, used in conjunction with other Cognos products on Citrix, are not supported.
Citrix Presentation Server 4.0Active
Citrix Metaframe XP Compatible
Windows 2008 Windows Terminal Services Compatible
Windows 2003 Windows Terminal Services Compatible
Windows 2000 Windows Terminal Services Compatible


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Modified date:
17 June 2018

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