Wikis content not accessible…

Wikis content not accessible… Hi, it`s been quite a long time; many projects at the moment so that blogging needs to wait 😉 Last week we had a very interesting problem at one customer’s environment. When accessing a Wiki, the page was displayed blank – no content was available. Browsing to older versions of this […]

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. […]

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. […]

Automatic modification of WebSphere Plugin (Primary / BackupServers) to maintain two-line concept

Automatic modification of WebSphere Plugin (Primary / BackupServers) to maintain two-line concept Hi, in larger highly available environments you may know an architectural concept called “two-line approach”. Behind a load balancer you have two lines that can be shutdown / started independent from each other. This is very practical if you need to do maintenance […]

How To: Set AD Password using java – IC5.5 self service

How To: Set AD Password using java  – IC5.5 self service Hi all, this time again some coding stuff … but I thought this might be interesting, as this belongs to an application we`re using to create users for IBM Connections. This application is called UserManager. It offers an easy way to create external / […]

IBM Connections 5.0 CR4 released

IBM Connections 5.0 CR4 released Hi, today IBM Connections 5.0 CR4 was released. The CR can be downloaded –> here The Fix list can be found –> here and the install instructions can be found –> here There are NO Filenet and NO database updates mandatory. CR4 now supports WAS 8.5.5.7 (like IBM Connections 5.5) […]

GIS WebCast – IBM Connect 2016 summary (in German)

Hi all, yesterday I helt a WebCast about the new stuff from IBM Connect 2016. This is my presentation in German: There is also a replay of my webcast available on youtube

Using TDI to inactivate orphaned users after X-days

Using TDI to inactivate orphaned users after X-days Hi all, at IBMConnect I had several discussions if it is possible to automatically inactivate users that did not use IBM Connections for a specific time. The answer is yes – it is possible and we already had this customer requests. I want to share how to […]

Critical vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2015-7450)

Critical vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2015-7450) Hi all, as you maybe already heard, a critical vulnerability has been detected in J2EE application servers such as (WebSphere Application Server, JBoss, WebLogic …). This security issue describes a problem that comes into play when Java code uses deserialization of objects (a fundamental feature of Java object […]