Planning Analytics comes with a host of new features. If you are upgrading or considering upgrading to PAL then you should make sure that as a minimum you optimize your server configuration file (tm1s.cfg) to get the most out of the latest version and get best performance from your TM1 server. When launching new features IBM has a history of first disabling new features by default and in later releases changing the default behaviour. Examples of this can be seen with ParallelInteraction, PersistentFeeders and MTQ which were all initially disabled by default but are now enabled by default. We would expect the default values for the new features of Planning Analytics to all switch to being enabled within the next few releases. In the meantime read on to see what configurations you need to change to get the most out of the new TM1 server.
People might not generally be aware that in Planning Analytics (TM1 server v11) virtually all server configuration parameters are now dynamic, meaning they can be changed with immediate effect while the server is in session. This includes IntegratedSecurityMode which affects how users are able to log in.
This presents an easy way to prevent users establishing new sessions and interfering with batch load processes. Just change the IntegratedSecurityMode parameter and users won’t be able to log in. No need to for a TI to remove client/group associations or change all passwords which then need to be put back again.