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PDF version of the Sametime 8.5 Enterprise Scale Deployment Redbook available
collaborationben    

I’m not sure when this became available but you can now download the PDF from the link below.

Sametime 8.5 Enterprise Scale Deployment




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http://collaborationben.com/2011/03/23/pdf-version-of-the-sametime-8-5-enterprise-scale-deployment-redbook-available/
Mar 23, 2011
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Solution for Sametime connection issue with iNotes when SSL is used
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 6:10a   Ben Williams
Yesterday I moved a customers single Sametime 8.0.2 server to a new 8.5.2.1 server. The planning and execution went well apart for pesky iNotes integration with STLinks. The customer isn’t huge so going Sametime 9 with SSC and DB2 really didn’t warrant increased consultancy and support costs and certainly not a Sametime Proxy. Anyway, the problem I had (which wasn’t happening with 8.0.2) was that in IE awareness wouldn’t appear. The buddy list would load and show users ad [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes lotus notes sametime community db2 firefox integration java server
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The importance of Java and Cognos with IBM Connections
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 12:10p   Ben Williams
During an install of Connections 4.5 I came across a problem when Configuring the IBMConnectionsMetricsAdmin role on Cognos which required me to disable anonymous access in the Cognos Configuration tool (Local Configuration -> Security -> Authentication -> Cognos to set Allow anonymous access? -> False) and save. On saving I was getting the following error in the client. I had previously applied 10.1.1 FP001 and believed something had happened during the upgrade. Googling came up wi [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus application centos java password security server vm websphere xml
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Audio and video not woriking in a web browser due to LtpaToken “undefined”
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 9:10a   Ben Williams
When testing audio and video via a web browser of mobile phone I would see the following error in a browser when trying to use audio and video in a meeting. Using the thick client worked. Looking at the SIP Proxy Registrars SystemOut.log I saw the following exceptions. [2/11/14 18:08:43:660 GMT] 000000a7 LdapPasswordS I LdapPasswordServer  CWSCT0359I: Hashed Credential attributes not found. [2/11/14 18:08:43:661 GMT] 000000a7 SIPDigestServ E SIPDigestService  CWSCT0340E: Error – cannot [read] Keywords: agent ibm sametime application community development mobile password security server
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Sametime audio and video failing due to business cards
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 5:09a   Ben Williams
We all know that LDAP is the biggest threat to Sametime, don’t we? Are we all aware of how that impacts audio and video through business cards? Well, a customer logged a problem yesterday after audio and video failed on their 8.5.2.1 infrastructure. What made this more difficult to troubleshoot was the fact that last week and we had other problems relating to audio and video which was “taken out” after a network change the weekend prior. With last weeks problem clouding my judg [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm sametime community email java network server xml
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IBM Sametime 9 Video Manager ignores host file
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 6:11a   Ben Williams
During the build of an internal Sametime 9 environment I came across problems with video calls via a meeting room, point-to-point was fine. I was getting the error “The call was not completed due to a dialling error. AVKCS2200E: Failure response 403 received in response to invitation to CN=Ben Williams, O=collaborationben. Reason is: Unspecified Dial Failure.” I’ll explain how I have it set up. As this is all run on a bulky VMWare server at home I use hosts files to control DN [read] Keywords: admin calendaring ibm lotus sametime password security server vmware websphere
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Sametime 9 and CentOS
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 5:09a   Ben Williams
I like to use CentOS in the lab to install all IBM software to avoid licensing costs and Windows when possible. CentOS has always had it’s challenges and I have blogged a few times about additional libraries required to get software working. I use the basic server install which is pretty minimal but that’s what you should be using, right? With Sametime 9 I have noticed the following gotchas you should be aware of. Do not use 64 bit CentOS for the Community server I have never been ab [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm sametime application centos community java linux redhat server websphere
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Sametime and the mystery surrounding Managed Settings
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 11:11a   Ben Williams
I have been working with a customer introducing Connections 4.0, Sametime Proxy and moving their current two Community servers away from native Domino to AD LDAP. We are now at the point where as we are looking at migrating the users from their current Community server to their new one. Normally DNS could be used to do this but since the authentication method is changing too then some further steps are required. To do this two approaches are required 1) the Sametime client needs to always pull t [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm policies sametime community desktop linkedin server xml




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SIP SDP problems with Lync and Sametime Gateway
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 11:14a   Ben Williams
It’s not the first time I have federated the Gateway with OCS/Lync servers, all previous federations went smoothly, this one didn’t. Prior to federating I updated to 8.5.2.1 HF2 which involves applying FP19 to WAS 7 so that it brings it to the latest and greatest and should combat any problems with Lync. When I got round to federating I found that awareness worked and the Lync users could chat with me but I couldn’t initiate a chat with them. I enabled the following trace and d [read] Keywords: administration agent ibm sametime application linkedin microsoft office properties server websphere
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Leavers showing as off line through the Sametime Gateway
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 6:18a   Ben Williams
An internal user described a problem where as a leaver was showing as on line to IBM colleagues via their Sametime client, further more chats sent to the leaver was being received by the leaver’s manager. Our Gateway is federated with IBM’s so I can chat with them. I was a bit sceptical at first but after reproducing it I took a peek. The manager had added the leaver’s email address to their person document so that email sent to the leaver was routed to them. Running a query fo [read] Keywords: ibm sametime database email
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IBM Connections SSO not working with Metrics
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 6:17a   Ben Williams
The one problem I had out the back of the Metrics install which was post-Connections 4.0 was the when users clicked on the Metrics tab they were not signed into Metrics automatically. Users were faced with the following screen. The User ID field was pre-populated with the users userPrincipalName (joe.bloggs@acme.com) which was not accepted. To log in to metrics the @acme.com needed to be removed leaving the users sAMAccountName which did work. I changed the following fields in Cognos BI which w [read] Keywords: connections ibm application server xml




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