The IBM Cognos Analytics server installation kit, version 11.0.7 and later, on AIX does not include the product samples.
AIX has a 2GB binary limit on program installers. To keep the Cognos Analytics installer size within the specified limit, the samples files are not included with the installer.
Diagnosing The Problem
When installing Cognos Analytics, the component selection panel in the installation wizard does not include the Samples check box.
After Cognos Analytics is installed, the <ca_install_location>/samplesdirectory is not available.
Resolving The Problem
If you have Cognos Analytics Server installed on a different platform, such as Windows, Linux or Solaris, transfer the samples files from that installation to the AIX installation using a file transfer tool. For example, using an FTP client, transfer the <ca_install_location>/samples directory and its contents from a Windows server installation to your AIX server installation. By default, Cognos Analytics samples are installed to the <ca_install_location/samples directory.
The samples directory that you transferred to your AIX installation contains the deployment folder with the sample deployments Samples_for_Install and IBM_Cognos_OLAP_Samples. You need to manually copy these sample deployments to the <aix_ ca_install_location>\deployment directory, and then you can access the sample reports, dashboards, stories, and data in your AIX installation of Cognos Analytics 11.0.7.
If you do not have Cognos Analytics Server installed on any other platform, download the samples.zip file from the following location: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/data/sw-library/cognos/mobile/AIX. Then, transfer the samples files to your AIX server installation.
To access the sample reports, dashboards, stories, and data in your AIX installation of Cognos Analytics, copy the sample deployments Samples_for_Install and IBM_Cognos_OLAP_Samples to the <aix_ ca_install_location>\deployment directory, as described in option 1.
For more information about IBM Cognos Analytics samples, see the Samples Landing Page (www.ibm.com/communities/analytics/cognos-analytics-blog/samples-landing…).
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15 June 2018