Cognos® BI installation options

You can install Cognos® BI applications either in a distributed environment or on one computer.

Before you install Cognos® BI, use the IBM® Cognos® BI Architecture and Deployment Guide to learn about recommended components, installation options, and configuration approaches.

The Cognos® documentation uses two categories to describe installations: distributed environment or single computer. For best results, do not install all components on one computer unless for a proof of concept or demonstration environment.

Installing the subset of Cognos® BI applications that reporting uses requires that you use two Cognos® installers. One installer provides the Cognos® BI server, Content Manager, Cognos® Configuration, and web-based user interfaces. You use a separate installer to install Framework Manager, the metadata modeling tool, because it must be installed on a Windows computer.

See the Cognos® documentation for complete installation details.