What do I need to know about Altiris™ IT Analytics Solution 6.0?
Altiris™ IT Analytics 6.0
Build number 6.0.1000.
Altiris IT Analytics Solution software complements and expands upon the traditional reporting offered in most Altiris solutions. It brings exciting new features and capabilities to the Altiris platform by incorporating multi-dimensional analysis and robust graphical reporting and distribution features. This allows users to explore data on their own, without advanced knowledge of databases or third-party reporting tools, empowering them to ask and answer their own questions quickly, easily, and effectively.
You must install IT Analytics Solution before installing one of the Management Packs: IT Analytics Client Management Pack, IT Analytics Asset Management Pack, or IT Analytics Service Management Pack.
- Altiris Notification Server 6.0 SP3
- Microsoft SQL 2000 or SQL 2005 SP2 Database Engine (for Altiris databases)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Analysis Services (for IT Analytics Cube database)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Reporting Service (for IT Analytics Reports)
- Single 2.0 GHz CPU
- 1 GB RAM
Where to Download
You can download released versions of Altiris products from http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx.
You can download beta versions of Altiris products from http://beta.altiris.com.
To install Altiris IT Analytics Solution:
- In the Altiris Console, click the Configuration tab.
- In the treeview pane, click Upgrade/Install Additional Software.
- In the content pane, click the Altiris IT Analytics Solution link.
- Follow the installation wizard instructions.
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Improvements for this release include the following new features:
The following issues were resolved in this release. For additional information regarding a fixed issue, click the Article ID link.
The following are unresolved issues in this release. For additional information regarding a known issue, click the Article ID link.
|Known Issue||Article ID|
|Troubleshooting Report Errors
When viewing reports and dashboards hosted in SQL Server 2005 SP2 Reporting Services, intermittent errors occur with the following message:
An internal error occurred on the report server. See the error log for more details. (rsInternalError)
This error is resolved by applying the following Critical Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB:933508): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e2c358a1-ecc4-4c49-8f65-daa6b7800eec&displaylang=en
|Query Processing Errors
When browsing an IT Analytics Pivot Table, the following message appears in the Office Web Component data area:
The query could not be processed: The data provider didn't supply any further error information.”
This issue is most frequently caused if the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider does not exist on the client browser. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider is required for the Office Web Components to communicate with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. This is a standard component bundled with recent Microsoft products such as Office 2007 and SQL Server 2005 Management Studio, and is also available from the Microsoft Web site. To download Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider, navigate to the section labeled “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider” at the following URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=df0ba5aa-b4bd-4705-aa0a-b477ba72a9cb&displaylang=en
Altiris product documentation is available in Microsoft* HTML Help (.CHM) and Adobe Acrobat* (.PDF) formats. To view Altiris product documentation in .PDF format, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html).
Documentation files are installed in the following directory on the Altiris® Notification Server™ computer:
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\Help.
The following documentation is provided:
Altiris Information Resources
|Source||What Information it Includes||Location|
|Altiris Documentation||Information about new features, update instructions, and known issues for each release. Includes Altiris formal documentation such as release notes, help, reference guides, best practice articles, and technical reference articles.||http://www.altiris.com/support/documentation|
|Altiris Knowledgebase||Comprehensive collection of articles, incidents, and issues for Altiris solutions.||http://kb.altiris.com/|
an online magazine for Altiris users
|Best practices, tips and tricks, and articles for users of Altiris solutions.||http://juice.altiris.com|
|Online Forums||Forums for Altiris solutions and suites.||http://forums.altiris.com/|
|30 August 2007||New Release|