Automatic WebSphere plugin modification II – PowerShell for Windows

Automatic WebSphere plugin modification II – PowerShell for Windows Hi, some months ago I published a shell script to automatically modify the Primary / BackupServer definition in a WebSphere plugin-cfg.xml file. As we have several Windows customers we decided to transfer this script to PowerShell so that it is also useable for a Windows Cluster installation. […]

IBM Connections Docs – file preview not possible for some CCM pdf files

IBM Connections Docs – file preview not possible for some CCM pdf files Hi all, last week we had trouble in a customer environment using the file preview functionality for some pdf files (only those that were uploaded using CCM). Instead of a preview the message was displayed: At the same time we saw the […]

IBM Connections 5.5 CR2 released

IBM Connections 5.5 CR2 released Hi all, IBM released CR2 for IBM Connections 5.5: The Fix list Download the CR Database updates are mandatory (Activities, Files, Homepage, Mobile, Wikis) Filenet updates are mandatory Updates for Community Surveys (Fixes the TLS 1.2 issues) A prerequisite for CR2 is at least WAS 8.5.5 FP9 (let`s see when […]

IBM Connections – How to switch to a custom global unique ID for users

IBM Connections – How to switch to a custom global unique ID for users Hi, many of our todays support cases is related to non-working profiles in IBM Connections. If users change their name, switch from one to another location or simply get a new account their profile in IBM Connections might get inactivated because […]

IBM Connections – Set read-only access to CCM libraries

IBM Connections – Set read-only access to CCM libraries Hi, we are in the middle of several migrations to IBM Connections 5.5 and most of our customers come up with the question: What do I need CCM for if I can use nested folders in Files now? Many customers decide to manually migration CCM libraries […]

WebSphere custom TAI – Doing SSO the right way

WebSphere TAI – Doing SSO the right way Hi all, one thing on my “to do blog posts” list is to write something about WebSphere TAI. A great way to introduce Single-Sign On between different systems. What is TAI? WebSphere TAI means “Trust Association Interceptor” WebSphere TAI is a well-known and proven security concept in […]

The clever way to create IBM Connections users – GIS UserManager

The clever way to create IBM Connections users – GIS UserManager Hi, with this blog post I would like to promote a cool IBM Connections addon – “GIS Usermanager”. GIS UserManager is THE tool to create and maintain users for many IBM powered applications. There is no alternative solution available on market with such a […]

Why you should always use DBT for transferring IC databases…

Why you should always use DBT for transferring IC databases… Hi, when talking about migrating IBM Connections from an old to the current release you have to think about migrating databases from the old to the new environment (in case you do a side-by-side migration – which is recommended if you migrate a production environment). […]

DB2 Instance autostart does not work on SLES 12 / RHEL 7

Hi all, I had to fight with a customer environment on SLES 12 where the db2 instances did not start automatically when starting the operation system. db2iauto -on db2inst1 was executed but the instance did not come up! The problem is related to the DB2 fault monitor that is not started automatically on system start. […]