Category Archives: Administration

What is the URL to Log an IBM Cognos or IBM TM1 Support Call

Here is a quick link to the IBM support website. From it you can log Cognos Support tickets and create TM1 Support Requests, directly with IBM.

Logging in Planning Analytics for Excel

Here is a simple step by step guide to enabling logging in Planning Analytics for Excel. PAX logging is easy!

IBM Software on Virtual Servers Could Expose You Millions (Literally)!

IBM software installed on virtual servers could potentially expose your organisation to a claim from IBM for millions. The risk is real. We’ve seen the claims. Here is what you can do now to avoid this significant and job threatening exposure.

Using Technotes to Help Manage TM1

Technotes for TM1 are a great way of keeping informal notes about “how we do things in TM1”. They’re quick, informative, imperfect and gold! Here is what to include and a downloadable example.

How to Upgrade (or Update) Planning Analytics Workspace

Step by step instructions for updating Planning Analytics Workspace server on Windows Server 2016.

How to Upgrade Planning Analytics (TM1)

Here are detailed instructions for upgrading Planning Analtyics/TM1 in situ.

TM1 Management Tips and Tricks

Here is a chance to win 1 of 5 fab ExploringTM1 t-shirts. Just tell us your top 3 tips for managing a TM1 environment and you’ll go in the draw!

Useful TM1 and Planning Analytics URLs

Here is a collection of useful TM1 and Planning Analytics related URL’s. They include TM1Web, PAW, Ops Console, the Cognos Dispatcher and Gateway

How to Define a TM1 User as an TM1 Administrator

Here is a quick explanation how to define an existing TM1 user as a TM1 Administrator.

How to do a Daily or Weekly Restart a TM1 Model

How to safely save data and shut down a TM1 server (model) when it is run as a Windows Service and then how to restart that TM1 service automatically.