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Improve timestamp format in message and backup logs (ISO-8601)
Streaming messages to log ingestion systems, e.g. Elastic Stack, is a useful way of analysing logs and generating notifications when certain messages are seen. Displaying the messages in the right order when daylight saving switches occur is an is...
McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC) is a suite of security software used by the Navy to protect their servers. MACC protects the OS by blocking executable files (.exe, .dll, .jar, etc) unless they have been "solidified" and permitted to e...
Password Protection for Excel while scheduling in Cognos Analytics
This is most welcome feature for most of the Banks. Considering the type of data what banks handle, this feature will ensure the users that their data is well protected in Cognos. This benefits all Cognos users and in my current Project it benefit...
DB2 z/OS - Message id - DSNJ110E - Additional alerts for active log monitoring and highlighted new message id when DB2 logging was suspended
We had a major incident due to suspended logging for one of the critical customer.
One of the critical production DB2 subsystem logging was suspended , caused by stalled archive log offloading process due to insufficient storage space on archive...
Restrict user sending reports out to anyone but themselves
REFERENCE CASE TS003064034,
Higher risk applications leveraging Cognos have desires to restrict users to the point that reports or report links cannot be sent out to any other person or group in TO, CC, or Bcc sections, other than themself.
Enabling the use of Audit reports in Cognos Analytics SaaS
In Cognos Analytics on-Prem version, it is possible to perform Audit reports. However, in the Cloud (SaaS) version, it is not possible to perform audit reports/users in the Cloud (SaaS) version. In contact with IBM Support, the specialist recommen...
CP4D should support blue/green upgrades (yes, if the required hardware is in place).
The justification is that it helps CP4D become a mission-critical platform that doesn't need to be down for multiple da...
Customer is interested in getting details on metrics like how many people accessed a particular asset. Baiscally their plan is to create a leadership board kind of tool to keep an eye which catalogs or assets are of high value to their end users.
IBM uses root account for everything which is a very unsecure way. Root should be used for emergency access to the system. All processes and everyday work should be done with dedicated accounts that have access only to what they need. The fact tha...
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