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IBM Cognos Diagnostic Tools and Utilities

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This technote explains Diagnostic Tools and Utilities available in Cognos BI/Analytics and how to use them.

Note: These tools are intended to provide diagnostic information and are available on as is basis. If you require more detailed information about the Content Store objects (inventory, audit), please check the functionality of Cognos Toolkit here:


The following table shows available Diagnostic Tools in Cognos.

Tool Name
IBM Cognos BI Diagnostic To retrieve system and product information about IBM Cognos BI.
IBM Cognos Planning Health Check Diagnostic To gather software version information.
IBM Cognos BI Content Manager Browser Diagnostic Reports detailed information for all objects and properties in the Content Manager database.
IBM Cognos BI Content Manager Size Diagnostic To query objects from the Content Manager and return information on count and size specifications.
IBM Cognos Framework Manager Diagnostic This diagnostic retrieves information pertaining to your IBM Cognos Framework Manager model.
IBM Cognos BI Health Check Diagnostic Checks the versions of installed products that are used by IBM Cognos BI and gives you an overview of the level of compliance with IBM Cognos Conformance document.
IBM Cognos Planning Diagnostic To retrieve system and product information about IBM Cognos Planning.
IBM Cognos BI Content Store Diagnostic To retrieve content store database information.
System Overview Diagnostic This diagnostic gathers environment and system information.

Example (Windows)

How to run SystemOverview tool.

1) Go to the folder where the tool is downloaded.

<Download dir>\SystemOverview\

2) run the following execution file.

$ execute_systemOverview.bat

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEP7J","label":"Cognos Business Intelligence"},"Component":"Install and Config","Platform":[{"code":"PF002","label":"AIX"},{"code":"PF010","label":"HP-UX"},{"code":"PF016","label":"Linux"},{"code":"PF027","label":"Solaris"},{"code":"PF033","label":"Windows"}],"Version":"10.2.2;10.2.1;10.2;10.1.1;10.1;11.0.x;11.1.x","Edition":"All Editions","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"}}]

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Modified date:
21 December 2019