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Dave Hay
 
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Oracle DB - Broken, now Fixed
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 1:25p   Dave Hay
So I managed to break my Oracle 11g database, and have now fixed it. The symptom was that, although Oracle was started, it wasn't really started. I kept getting "Connected to an idle instance" and "ORA-01034: ORACLE not available" as per the following: - sqlplus / as sysdba SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.1.0 Production on Fri Apr 18 19:53:56 2014 Copyright (c) 1982, 2009, Oracle. All rights reserved. Connected to an idle instance. SQL> SELECT owner, table_name FROM dba_tables where owner [read] Keywords: acl apple application database enterprise google oracle sql
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CWMCB0046E seen during the bootstrap of an IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 environment
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 2:45p   Dave Hay
Whilst bootstrapping a new IBM BPM 8.5 environment: - cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin ./bootstrapProcessServerData.sh -clusterName BPM85Advanced.AppCluster I kept seeing: - com.ibm.bpm.config.util.ConfigException: CWMCB0046E: The command failed. Caused by: com.lombardisoftware.expimp.ExportImportException: PreparedStatementCallback; SQL [insert into LSW_RESOURCE_BUNDLE_KEY (RESOURCE_BUNDLE_KEY_ID,VERSION_ID,AKEY,VALUE,GUID,LAST_MODIFIED,RESOURCE_BUNDLE_ID,LAST_MODIFIED_BY_US [read] Keywords: admin ibm application database db2 google integration server sql websphere
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Interesting exception seen whilst starting IBM Business Process Manager 8.5.0.1
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 1:45p   Dave Hay
So I saw this exception: - [15/04/14 19:25:40:071 BST] 00000001 WsServerImpl E WSVR0009E: Error occurred during startup com.ibm.ws.exception.RuntimeError: Exception while verifying the datasource version: failed to get stardard DB version by jndi jdbc/PerformanceDB ( Yes, that's correct - it did say stardard DB version !! ) This occurred whilst I was starting the Support cluster of an IBM BPM 8.5.0.1 Advanced environment. From a bit of digging about, it looks like I failed to completely crea [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 sql
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Issues with BPMDeleteSnapshot and BPMSnapshotCleanup commands in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 10:06a   Dave Hay
This Flash from IBM Support was released today: - Issues with BPMDeleteSnapshot and BPMSnapshotCleanup commands in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Because issues have been discovered with the BPMDeleteSnapshot and BPMSnapshotCleanup commands, these commands require the interim fixes that are listed in the Content section. Do not use these commands without applying all of the interim fixes for your release. The snapshot deletion commands do not delete all of the related artifacts, which pote [read] Keywords: ibm
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Did you know Mac OS X helps you optimize your home Wi-Fi network? Here’s how it works
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
This is a useful little article from @TheNextWeb Did you know Mac OS X helps you optimize your home Wi-Fi network? Here's how it works( Image from the article, not from my own home WiFi ) [read] Keywords: apple mac network twitter wifi
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IBM Flash - IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server CVE-2014-0160
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 11:45a   Dave Hay
From the article: - Abstract IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server are not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed vulnerability Content CVE-2014-0160 - Heartbleed Vulnerability This vulnerability does NOT affect the SSL that is used by IBM WebSphere Application Server in all editions and all platforms. The IBM Java JSSE does not use OpenSSL. This vulnerability does NOT affect the IBM HTTP Server component in all editions and all platforms. The GSKit component of IBM HTTP Serv [read] Keywords: ibm application java security server websphere
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IBM Redbooks: using Open Source with Liberty profile
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 11:45a   Dave Hay
The IBM Redbooks publication, Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile was published last month and recently updated. For anyone new to the Liberty profile, the book provides an introduction to its capabilities. It then explains how you can install, customise, and configure several open source technologies to deploy to a Liberty profile server. It uses a simple "Todo" sample application to demonstrate the use of multiple open source frameworks or [read] Keywords: ibm apple application development integration profile server websphere
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IBM Business Monitor - Unable to delete BusinessSpaces
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
One of my clients hit an interesting issue with IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.1, that'd likely affect any product using BusinessSpace, including Business Process Manager. This was a newly minted environment, and we were quite able to create Business Spaces, but we were unable to delete them. There were no obvious exceptions in the WAS logs or in the underlying Oracle database. It was a bit of a puzzler. At my suggestion, the client raised a PMR with IBM Support, which came up trumps. The client me [read] Keywords: access control list acl ibm database oracle tivoli
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IBM Installation Manager - What's actually installed ?
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 7:05a   Dave Hay
So I've blogged about this particular command before: - $ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages which returns: - com.ibm.cic.agent_1.6.0.20120831_1216 com.ibm.websphere.MON.V80_8.0.1002.20131028_1518 com.ibm.websphere.ND.v80_8.0.8.20131205_0207 com.ibm.ws.cognos.v1011.linuxia64_10.1.1.20121103_1244 but we also have this: - /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages -features -long /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse : com.ibm.cic.agen [read] Keywords: ibm application eclipse network server websphere




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WebSphere Portal 8 - Unified Task List Portlet with BPM 8.5
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 8:46a   Dave Hay
It's been a while since I posted anything about WebSphere Portal. When I started this blog, seven years ago, I was working in the Technical Sales team, within the IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) Brand of IBM's Software Group ( fka Lotus ), and WebSphere Portal was one of the software products upon which I specialised, along with IBM Connections ( fka Lotus Connections ) and IBM Web Content Manager ( fka IBM Lotus Web Content Management ). Times have a-changed, and I now focus on pure WebSphe [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm ldd lotus application portlet server websphere websphere portal wiki
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Integration Throughout and Beyond the Enterprise
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
Abstract Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Integration of transactional, integration of data or integration of processes, each has its own challenges and associated patterns and anti-patterns. In an age of Mobile, Social and Cloud, integration is more than important than ever, but the scope of the challenge facing IT projects has changed. Partner APIs, social networks, physical sensors and devices, all of these and more are impor [read] Keywords: ibm application enterprise integration mobile
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The placement of BPM runtime components in an SOA
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 8:45a   Dave Hay
Again, thanks to Twitter for alerting me to this: - The various runtime components within a business process management (BPM) solution have a subtle relationship with the SOA reference architecture. This article looks at how these components relate to the SOA layers in practice. This content is part of the IBM Business Process Management Journal. Introduction Although the service-oriented architecture (SOA) reference architecture is intentionally simplistic at a high level it, it holds some sur [read] Keywords: ibm apple interface soa twitter
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Records exist in LSW_TASK table that are not associated with a BPD instance ID for IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
Question Is it safe to delete rows in the LSW_TASK table where the column bpd_instance_id is null? The subject column of the row starts with "Error executing." Cause When an undercover agent (UCA) or system activity fails, a record is inserted into the LSW_TASK table to record the failure. The instance is marked as FAILED. These instances need to be restarted through the Process Inspector (web or IBM Process Designer) or REST API. While you purge closed tasks and instances, you might notice [read] Keywords: agent ibm
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IBM Installation Manager - More on iFixes via the Command Line
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 7:26a   Dave Hay
Following my previous posts: - Applying an iFix to IBM BPM 7.5.1.1 using the Command Line Using IBM Installation Manager to report on available iFixes for IBM BPM I wanted to further document the process of applying iFixes to a WAS-based product via IBM Installation Manager. In this case, I am applying an iFix for the Business Space component to IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2. Here's the iFix: - APAR JR49061: INSTANCES WIDGET TEXT CANNOT BE SELECTED WHEN USING INTERNET EXPLORER Fix Central int [read] Keywords: ibm apple eclipse linux profile websphere widget xml
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The WebSphere Contrarian: Options for accelerating application deployment
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 6:45a   Dave Hay
This from developerWorks via Twitter: - Looking for ways to speed up application deployment in IBM® WebSphere® Application Server? In this installment, The WebSphere Contrarian outlines how applications are deployed and offers options for accelerating the deployment process. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal. The WebSphere Contrarian: Options for accelerating application deployment [read] Keywords: ibm application applications server twitter websphere
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Purging data in IBM Business Process Manager
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 6:45a   Dave Hay
This excellent developerWorks article has been updated to reflect the most recent fix packs for IBM BPM 7.5, 8.0 and 8.5: - IBM® Business Process Manager is a stateful product that accumulates data over time. As with any stateful product, it's essential to its ongoing health to have a strategy for purging some of that state occasionally. This article explores the areas of IBM BPM where data is collected and the methods that exist today to purge that data. This content is part of the IBM Busine [read] Keywords: ibm
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Profound - Oracle DB - Schema == User
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
I'm slowly getting my head around Oracle's DB product, and saw this earlier: -A schema is a collection of logical structures of data, or schema objects.A schema is owned by a database user and has the same name as that user.Each user owns a single schema.Schema objects can be created and manipulated with SQL and include the following types of objects:Source: Introduction to Schema Objects This is especially useful to me with IBM Business Monitor, where I have three users: -COGNOSIBMBUSSPMONITO [read] Keywords: ibm database integration oracle profile server sql websphere
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Ooops, will I ever learn ? Problems with IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 due to Linux libfreebl3.so library
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 5:28a   Dave Hay
Saw this whilst starting the Support cluster as part of an IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 installation ( a fresh install using Oracle 11g R2 instead of my normal DB2 LUW ): - native_stderr.log …JVMJ9VM135W /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern setting "|/usr/libexec/abrt-hook-ccpp %s %c %p %u %g %t e" specifies that core dumps are to be piped to an external program. The JVM may be unable to locate core dumps and rename them. java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Ws60ProcessManagement (/opt/IBM/WebSphere/App [read] Keywords: agent ibm notes db2 enterprise java linux oracle red hat websphere
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New IBM Redbook - Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Abstract This IBM® Redbook®s publication explains the capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, which is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and fast to use. Liberty profile provides a convenient and capable platform for developing and testing your web and OSGi applications. The Liberty profile server is built using OSGi technology and concepts. The fit-for-purpose nature of t [read] Keywords: ibm application applications development integration profile server websphere
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WebSphere Application Server 8.5 - Just a Bunch of Links ....
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
8.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.0 YouTube: WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 Overview What's new in WebSphere Application Server V8.5 IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 delivers a faster, more flexible development environment along with new intelligent management capabilities for enhanced resiliency IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 delivers enhanced Liberty profile capabilities and introduces a new lightweight Liberty only offering for Web Profile applications WebSphere [read] Keywords: administration ibm application applications development profile server websphere
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Digital media processing in the cloud using IBM Business Process Manager
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 8:05a   Dave Hay
The purpose of this article is to describe some of the challenges inherent in building a cloud-based digital media processing factory, and how those challenges can be addressed using IBM® Business Process Manager and related products. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal. Digital media processing in the cloud using IBM Business Process Manager [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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Book Review - To Come - Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 1:45p   Dave Hay
As part of an irregular series of book reviews, working in association with the British Computer Society (BCS), I've just received this: - Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS by Kees Blokland, Jeroen Mengerink and Martin Pol This is what Amazon say: - Everybody is confronted with cloud computing. Whether you are a user, designer, programmer, project manager, or tester, sooner or later the cloud affects your work. If you are involved in selecting or implementing services fr [read] Keywords:
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Codename: BlueMix - Development in the cloud .... Want to know more ?
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Calling all Born on the Cloud, Entrepreneur and Mobile Developers: Come learn about IBM's new cloud development platform, Codename: BlueMix. Here you will have the opportunity to deploy your application and have it running in a matter of hours! As part of this workshop you will be able to: - Learn the fundamentals of building and deploying your application in the Cloud (BlueMix DevOps Services) - Work with BlueMix experts on how to use the product and migrate your application - Help shape Blu [read] Keywords: ibm application development java mobile
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British Computer Society - Southampton - With Added Raspberry Pi !!!
Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 10:22a   Dave Hay
MayRaspberry Pi: Workshop, presented by Joe Dunn,jointly with the IET, at Southampton Solent University Details to be confirmed Due to a high level of interest, prior registration for this free workshop is mandatory, This event is free to attend for all IET, non-IET, BCS and non-BCS members. Learn to programme the GPIO pins on your Raspberry Pi to control external systems! A hands-on interactive workshop on how to use the GPIO pins on board the Raspberry Pi to control external systems. Bring you [read] Keywords: laptop network
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Packt Publishing - Celebrating 2000 Titles
Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 10:22a   Dave Hay
From our friends at Packt Publishing: - We at Packt Publishing are launching an exciting campaign to coincide with the release of our 2000th title. During this offer Packt is giving its reader a chance to dive into their comprehensive catalog and Buy One, Get One Free across their entire range of eBooks. The campaign begins on 18th-Mar-2014 and will continue up until 26th-Mar-2014. Following are the benefits readers can avail during this campaign. • Unlimited purchases during the offer p [read] Keywords: apple
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IBM Sametime Unified Telephony and USB Headsets - SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 3:22p   Dave Hay
So I've been a big fan of IBM's Voice-over-IP ( VoIP ) solution, Sametime Unified Telephony, especially given that I have little/no mobile coverage where I live. One of the (few) downsides of living in the UK countryside is the lack of decent communications infrastructure, either broadband (ADSL) or mobile (GSM/3G). Normally, I use a cheap ( ~£25 ) USB-connected headset - HP Premium Digital Headset - purchased from my local supermarket, of all places :-) However, given that I've been using a [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime iphone mac mobile wireless
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Further exploration in the wonderful world of Network Attached Storage
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 3:02p   Dave Hay
Following on from an earlier post: - Setting up my first Network Attached Storage I've been using my Synology DS414 as a backup for my Mac, using Time Machine, for the past few months. Before you ask, it's one of a number of backups, including two external USB drives, one using Time Machine, one using SuperDuper as well as my company's Tivoli Storage Manager cloud-based service. So, this evening, I thought it'd be neat to backup my backup drive to the Synology. To be more precise, one of my [read] Keywords: ibm notes apple application mac network server tivoli websphere
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WebSphere MQ authentication and install errors using LDAP on Linux 64-bit.
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 2:22p   Dave Hay
Thanks to Twitter for sharing this: - IBM_WMQ WebSphere MQ authentication and install errors using LDAP on Linux 64-bit http://t.co/5wEFfEfH0X #WMQ 19/03/2014 19:00 You are experiencing WebSphere MQ (WMQ) authentication and install errors when using LDAP on Linux 64-bit. You are getting FDCs with Probeid XY051170 during installation when the mqm user or group is in the LDAP directory and when attempting to run MQ applications with a LDAP userid. WebSphere MQ authentication and install errors usi [read] Keywords: ibm applications linux twitter websphere
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Leveraging the IBM BPM Coach Framework in Your Organization
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 2:22p   Dave Hay
The IBM Coach Framework is a key element of the IBM Business Process Management product suite. With the Coach Framework, process authors can create and maintain custom web-based user interfaces that are embedded within their business process solutions. This ability to create and maintain custom user interfaces is a key factor in the successful deployment of business process solutions. Coaches have proven to be an extremely powerful element of IBM BPM solutions, and with the release of IBM BPM ve [read] Keywords: ibm
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Education: Join webcast on Dynacache Trace Analysis - Servlet and JSP caching
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 12:23p   Dave Hay
Abstract On 02 April 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT, a WebSphere Support Technical Exchange presentation on Dynacache Trace Analysis - Servlet and JSP caching will be delivered by Varun Tallapragada, a subject matter expert. An open question and answer session will follow the presentation. Content This presentation helps customers understand detailed trace points for Dynamic Caching and its replication. Level of Difficulty: Advanced Varun Tallapragada, WebSphere Application Server L2 Support, WASWEB [read] Keywords: ibm application exchange exchange security server websphere
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Securing IBM Business Process Manager
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 7:24a   Dave Hay
Thanks to Twitter for reminding me of this: - IBM_BPM IBM #BPM Good Practices Blog: How do you secure your IBM BPM environment? http://t.co/HP4lte435c #bpmgp 12/03/2014 13:00 Good practice: Secure your IBM BPM environmentIt is important to secure your IBM® Business Process Manager environment. If you are on IBM BPM V8.0 or earlier, consult the IBM Redbooks® publication IBM Business Process Manager Security: Concepts and Guidance, which provides information about security that concerns an orga [read] Keywords: admin ibm applications security twitter
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CWSIS1535E The messaging engine's unique id (ME_UUID) does not match that found in the data store
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 12:23p   Dave Hay
This is something that I have seen with IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Business Monitor implementations: - CWSIS1535E The messaging engine's unique id (ME_UUID) does not match that found in the data store Problem(Abstract) When trying to start a WebSphere Application Server Messaging Engine, it fails to start and in the SystemOut.log you see this error: CWSIS1535E: The messaging engine's unique id does not match that found in the data store. Symptom The symptoms of this problem are th [read] Keywords: ibm application server websphere
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Interesting feature importing Microsoft Visio diagrams into Microsoft PowerPoint
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 12:43p   Dave Hay
We hit an interesting glitch today, importing a series of architectural designs into MS PowerPoint, from MS Visio. We exported the Visio diagrams, one at a time, in Enhanced MetaFile (EMF) format, and then imported them into PowerPoint. Sadly, we noticed that certain boxes, drawn with dotted lines ( used to represent optional components in the diagrams ), acquired solid lines ( used to represent in-scope and "mandatory" components ). The same also happened using Windows MetaFile (WMF) format. [read] Keywords: apple application google mac microsoft office
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IBM Business Process Manager 7.5.1 Fixpack 2 ( 7.5.1.2 ) released
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 9:22a   Dave Hay
Missed this announcement on Friday 7 March: - Version 7.5.1 Fix Pack 2 for the IBM Business Process Manager products Fix list for IBM Business Process Manager Version 7.5 products and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Version 7.5 Something for which one of my clients has been waiting ….. [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise websphere
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Create a mobile BPM application by integrating IBM Worklight and IBM Business Process Manager
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 4:25a   Dave Hay
A nice combination of roles here, with a spot of Mobile and a dollop of IBM BPM: - This article describes how to integrate IBM® Worklight® and IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.1 Standard (IBM BPM) by leveraging the IBM BPM REST APIs. By combining the powerful development environment of IBM Worklight with the simplicity of the IBM BPM REST APIs, BPM developers can quickly deliver mobile applications to their BPM users. Create a mobile BPM application by integrating IBM Worklight and IBM Busine [read] Keywords: ibm application applications development mobile
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An introduction to the application lifecycle on Codename: BlueMix
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 4:25a   Dave Hay
Another nice little nugget from IBM developerWorks: - Codename: BlueMix Jay Allen starts by going to the jStart page on GitHub and cloning the Node MySQL Upload application to his local notebook machine. He then displays two of the files in the application. He shows you the key code sections of the application itself. Next, he shows you the key information in the .yml file, which defines the preferred way to deploy the application to BlueMix. After Jay shows you the code, he demonstrates how [read] Keywords: ibm application applications mysql twitter
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SoftLayer
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 8:42a   Dave Hay
So I'm getting slowly more cloudy, looking at IBM PureApplication System, IBM UrbanCode Deploy ( for DevOps ) and now IBM's recent acquisition, SoftLayer. During a recent event, one of the speakers showed a few of these YouTube videos, showing what happens within a SoftLayer data centre. It's really rather interesting. SoftLayer Amsterdam - AMS01 Data Center Tour SoftLayer DAL05 Data Center Tour ≡ 'Cribs' Style Cabling a SoftLayer Data Center Server Rack PS In my view, these are safe for [read] Keywords: ibm server
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It's all about the answers
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 8:42a   Dave Hay
Thanks to @BruceElgort for pointing out that IBM has released it's internal Answers service to IBM developerWorks: - It's all about the answers [read] Keywords: ibm twitter
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Miracles in the Java land – up to 4 times less memory, up to 6 times faster startup time – IBM multi-tenant Java 8 beta
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 2:02p   Dave Hay
This popped up in my Twitter feed earlier: - IBM Java 8 open beta has been available since September 2013 and this is not a new news, but milti-tenant capability becomes much more important in light of the Cloud announcement made by IBM this week. Imagine how cool it will be to use multi-tenant JVM to run your Java or Java EE applications not only on the cloud, but on premise? Let me explain what multi-tenant JVM really is. In a traditional model every time you type "java xyz" you start new o [read] Keywords: ibm application applications java network server twitter websphere
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WebSphere Application Server - Tracing the Service Integration Bus
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 11:02a   Dave Hay
The WebSphere Service Integration Bus may need to be traced in order to observe the code in action and provide evidence for problem diagnosis. In most cases you should gather trace only when it is requested by IBM support personnel. This document describes how to enable, disable and collect traces in WebSphere Application Server. Tracing the Service Integration Bus [read] Keywords: ibm application integration server websphere
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IBM PureApplication System backup and restore
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 8:22a   Dave Hay
This from IBM developerWorks via Twitter: - IBM PureApplication System backup and restore, Part 1: Recovery scenarios IBM® PureApplication® System is a cloud computing system-in-a-box with integrated hardware and software for deploying and executing workloads in a cloud. As with other systems, administrators should maintain a current set of backups of the system and its workloads. While the system backup feature in PureApplication System captures the system's configuration, other backup techn [read] Keywords: ibm applications twitter websphere
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WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 Overview
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 7:02a   Dave Hay
I saw this on YouTube earlier: - WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 Overview A nice little ( ~3 minute ) video that summarises what's new in WAS 8.5.5. Then add in this from the announcement letter: - IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 delivers enhanced Liberty profile capabilities and introduces a new lightweight Liberty only offering for Web Profile applications WebSphere® Application Server V8.5.5 extends the capabilities provided in version 8.5, including significant enhancements to t [read] Keywords: administration ibm apple application applications database development interface java password profile security server websphere
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IBM Pure - What It Is
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 5:22a   Dave Hay
Shamelessly harvested from this most excellent IBM webpage: - IBM PureSystems Centre - Extending the value of IBM PureSystems IBM PureFlex System PureFlex System is an infrastructure system that provides an integrated computing environment -- combining servers, storage, networking, virtualization, and management into a single offering. PureFlex System supports the following pattern types: • Virtual appliances • Workload optimized systems IBM PureApplication System PureApplication System [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications networking virtualization
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Hmmm, Mac OS X, one problem fixed, another one pops up ?
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 1:02p   Dave Hay
So, a few days ago, I posted this: - Hmmm, kernel_task running hot on Mac OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks - SOLVED ?? about a problem that I was seeing with kernel_task taking >80% CPU on my Mac, whilst running OS X 10.9.1. For me, quitting iTunes appeared to resolve the problem. Then, earlier this week, Apple released OS X 10.9.2 to resolve a problem with the so-called Goto Fail bug. This was also supposed to resolve the problem with kernel_task, and, I must admit, I've not seen that since. However, [read] Keywords: apple bug mac macbook network
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IBM PureApplication System - IBM Connections in The Cloud
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 7:02a   Dave Hay
So I'm busy learning IPAS this week, getting to grips with the tools necessary to build private/hybrid clouds and also enable Developer Operations (DevOps), providing automation at all levels, from infrastructure build and operations through to development artefact automated deployment through environments. One thing that I've seen that brings my old ( IBM Software Services for Collaboration ) and new ( IBM Software Services for WebSphere ) worlds together is this: - IBM Connections Hypervisor [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm apple community development enterprise integration linux red hat server social software websphere websphere portal
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Another in the list of things I did not know - IBM Installation Manager has a console mode :-)
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 3:22a   Dave Hay
Yes, that's right, if you really need to do stuff with IM and don't (yet) have a response file, this is a good way to get into IIM without needing a GUI. For me, this is useful because my VM is on an IBM PureApplication System (IPAS) half-way across the world, and I'm on a slow ADSL connection. This is how you start it: - $ /opt/IBM/BPM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl -consoleMode and this is what you see: - =====> IBM Installation Manager Select: 1. Install - Install softwar [read] Keywords: agent ibm eclipse vm xml
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WebSphere Application Server: Storing transaction and compensation logs in a relational database for high availability
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 3:02a   Dave Hay
This has come up in discussions a number of times recently, including in the context of building out IBM Business Process Manager (BPM 8.5 on the cloud using IBM PureApplication System (IPAS). One of my colleagues has used this approach at a number of clients. It's something I've yet to configure, but it looks fairly straight forward :-) You can, optionally, choose to store your WebSphere Application Server transaction and compensation logs in a relational database rather than as operating sys [read] Keywords: ibm application applications database network server websphere
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Using Oracle Database File System for disaster recovery on IBM Business Process Manager
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 3:02a   Dave Hay
This is interesting: - Because business process management plays a very important role in an enterprise architecture, it's critical to make sure that BPM is an integral part of any enterprise disaster recovery plan. This article introduces a disaster recovery strategy for customers who are using Oracle® Data Guard for disaster recovery on existing systems and want to extend it to include IBM® Business Process Manager. Using Oracle Database File System for disaster recovery on IBM Business Pro [read] Keywords: ibm database enterprise oracle
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Executing external Python/Jython scripts from within WebSphere Application Server's wsadmin tool
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 10:02a   Dave Hay
One of my ISSW UK colleagues had asked how to invoke an externally located Python/Jython script from inside the wsadmin tool. This is different from the normal method of starting wsadmin and directing it to load a file at startup e.g. $ ./wsadmin.sh -lang jython -c 'AdminApp.list()' This is subtly different - one is already in wsadmin and wants to go fetch / execute an external script. Well, thanks to the IBM Connections 2.5 documentation (!), here it is: - wsadmin>execfile("/profiles//co [read] Keywords: connections ibm apple application desktop password python red hat server websphere workspace
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Monty Jython's Scripting Circus
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 8:02a   Dave Hay
I found this from a former ISSW UK colleague, Andrew Simms, whilst lurking around the web looking for some Jython resources: - Monty Jython's Scripting Circus Andrew presented it to the WebSphere User Group back in 2007. As a Brit and a Python fan, I heartily approve of the humour used therein :-) [read] Keywords: python websphere
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IBM PureApplication System (IPAS) - More resources ....
Wed, Feb 26th 2014 1:42p   Dave Hay
The IBM PureApplication™ System is a platform system designed and tuned specifically for transactional web and database applications. This workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customise, safeguard and manage. Whether you operate in a traditional or private cloud environment, this IBM solution can provide you with superior IT economics. IPAS gives us a way to rapidly build out infrastructure stacks for solutions such as, for example, IBM Integration Bus, IB [read] Keywords: connections ibm application applications database development enterprise integration
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IBM PureApplication System (IPAS) - Virtual Doodahs
Wed, Feb 26th 2014 1:42p   Dave Hay
What is a virtual image?Virtual images provide the operating system and product binary files that are required to create a virtual system instance. Your system comes with preinstalled virtual images that can be extended to customize the operating system and other properties.What is a virtual system?Virtual systems implement deployment topologies from one or more virtual images and applications from the system catalog. Your system comes with preinstalled virtual system patterns that can be custom [read] Keywords: ibm application applications properties
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IBM PureApplication System - My first few hours ... and a command-line already :-)
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 8:22a   Dave Hay
Whilst attending an IBM PureApplication System (IPAS) training course, one of my colleagues showed me how to download and use the Command-Line Interface (CLI) to access the IPAS management application directly. As you can see, I have downloaded and unpacked the downloaded ZIP file: - -rw-r--r--@ 1 hayd staff 9498832 24 Feb 14:35 pure.cli-1.1.0.2.zip here: - /Users/hayd/Documents/Docs.ISSW/WebSphere/IPAS/pure.cli IBM ship a Python-based client with the IPAS software, and kindly provide a Wi [read] Keywords: ibm apple application interface java mac password python websphere
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Hmmm, kernel_task running hot on Mac OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks - SOLVED ??
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 4:22a   Dave Hay
I've seen this a few times over the past few weeks ( having upgrading to Mavericks around Christmas-time ). I'm running 10.9.1 on a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The kernel_task process runs at > 80% CPU utilisation, often hitting 100%, similar to this: - There're a LOT of hits on Google, relating to the vague symptoms of "kernel_task", high CPU, memory usage etc. including this one from the Apple discussion forums: - kernel_task is using 100% CPU when waking from sleep The con [read] Keywords: apple application google iphone mac macbook
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Problem with BusinessSpace after IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.0 to 8.0.1.2 upgrade
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 8:42a   Dave Hay
So this problem has parallels with an issue about which I blogged a year or so ago: - Problems with IBM Business Process Manager ( Business Space ) following 8.0.1.1 upgrade albeit for IBM Business Monitor rather than IBM Business Process Manager. This is what I see in Business Space: - This is what I see in my logs: - /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/logs/DepEnvBAM801.WebApp.AppSrv01Node.0/SystemOut.log ...[18/02/14 15:28:23:529 GMT] 00000031 ControllerSer I com.ibm.mm.framewor [read] Keywords: ibm application applications properties server vmware websphere widget xml
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Problems with IBM HTTP Server, WebSphere Plugin, WebSphere Application Server and Virtual Hosts
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 10:02a   Dave Hay
I was trying to resolve an issue whereby requests for Business Space ( part of IBM Business Monitor ) weren't being routed from IBM HTTP Server via the WebSphere Plugin to WebSphere Application Server To find out what was going, I changed the error level in the Plugin configuration file: - /opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/config/webserver/config/webserver/plugin-cfg.xml from: - to: - and, having restarted IHS, I saw: - ...[17/Feb/2014:16:45:00.08133] 00000899 cabcc700 - DEBUG: mod_was_ap22 [read] Keywords: ibm application server websphere xml
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Ooops, GSK_ERROR_BAD_KEYFILE_PASSWORD seen with IBM HTTP Server and IBM WebSphere Plugin
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 9:42a   Dave Hay
So I'm seeing this in my IHS / Plugin installation, specifically here: - /opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/logs/webserver/http_plugin.log ...[17/Feb/2014:16:22:39.07772] 00000597 0eaf7700 - ERROR: lib_security: logSSLError: str_security (gsk error 408): GSK_ERROR_BAD_KEYFILE_PASSWORD [17/Feb/2014:16:22:39.07775] 00000597 0eaf7700 - ERROR: lib_security: initializeSecurity: Failed to initialize GSK environment. Secure transports are not possible. [17/Feb/2014:16:22:39.07775] 00000597 0eaf7700 - ERROR: [read] Keywords: ibm application security server websphere xml
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Using LdapQuery to debug LDAP connection problems in WebSphere Application Server
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 8:02a   Dave Hay
Problem(Abstract) How to use LdapQuery web application to debug LDAP configuration problems with IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Resolving the problem Use the ldapQuery web application utility to search the LDAP server. This will allow you to quickly determine if the search is returning what you expect. Once you have successfully queried the LDAP server, you may use the settings in IBM® WebSphere® Application Serve to enable security to the server. Useful when: • Configuring secur [read] Keywords: connections ibm apple application security server websphere
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IBM Business Process Manager 8.5 - More about BPMConfig
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 3:02a   Dave Hay
From the IBM Information Centre: - BPMConfig command-line utility The BPMConfig command is used to create or extend a typical network deployment environment. For example, it can also be used to create the database scripts and profiles, start and stop the deployment environment, and validate the deployment environment configuration. Syntax BPMConfig [-create | -update | -upgrade | -validate configurationFile | -start [configurationFile] | -stop [configurationFile] | -help [actionName]] Configur [read] Keywords: admin agent ibm applications database db2 integration network profile properties security server sql websphere
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Honor Harrington - Shares my Philosophy :-)
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 2:02p   Dave Hay
"....Not to mention the fact that the only way someone really learned was by doing, and trying to clear all the obstacles out of someone's path didn't do her any favors, however it seemed at the time. At the very best, it cost them the chance to learn from mistakes. At worst, it simply postponed the time when they ran into a problem they didn't know how to handle . . . and left them fatally overconfident because they thought they did know...." No, not my words, these are the words of David [read] Keywords: podcast security twitter
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IBM Business Process Manager 8.5 - If you build it, they will come ...
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 6:22a   Dave Hay
I'm going back throughout he process of building out an IBM BPM Advanced 8.5 environment, and am looking at the BPMConfig command for the very first time. The last time I build 8.5, a few weeks back, I just followed the same process as I'd used for 8.0.1 and 7.5, namely: -Install binaries and fixpacksCreate databasesCreate DMgr profileCreate Node profileStart DMgrCreate ( or import ) Deployment EnvironmentSet up SIbus DB schemasBootstrap databasesStart clustersI'd also noticed that, with 8.5, [read] Keywords: ibm community network profile
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IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5 - System Requirements
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 8:43a   Dave Hay
IBM Operational Decision Manager detailed system requirements Decision Center - 8.5.1 - Linux Decision Server - 8.5.1 - Linux Business Rules for z/OS Why am I blogging this ? Because I know I'll need it again and again and again ( and,yes, I've also got these bookmarked in Foxear - bookmarks from w3Connections sync'd back to my Firefox browsers ) [read] Keywords: ibm blogging firefox linux server
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IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5 - Exception seen on first startup of Decision Server cluster
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 7:04a   Dave Hay
I've now seen this twice ( and, therefore, it is repeatable ) when I first start my Decision Server cluster - to be more specific, the cluster is automatically started by the build process, via this script: - $ export ODM_HOME=/opt/IBM/ODM85/ $ /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin/configureDSCluster.sh -dmgrAdminUsername wasadmin -dmgrAdminPassword passw0rd -clusterPropertiesFile ./configureDSCluster.properties -createNode -targetNodeName DecisionServerNode01 -dmgrHostName rhel6.uk. [read] Keywords: ibm java password profile properties server websphere
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Training Paths - IBM Integration Bus / IBM Business Process Manager / IBM Operational Decision Manager
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 5:02a   Dave Hay
As part of an exchange with a colleague re a high-level scoping document, I nabbed these training paths from the IBM website: - IBM Integration Bus v9 IBM Integration Bus v9 Application DeveloperIBM Integration Bus v9 System Administrator Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5 Application Developer skills for IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5Business Analyst for IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5System Administrator for IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5Understanding M [read] Keywords: ibm application exchange exchange integration mobile
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Redbook - Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 5:02a   Dave Hay
Saw this via one of my Twitter correspondents: - This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains the capabilities of WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, whereas, the product is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and very fast to use. It provides a convenient and capable platform for developing and testing your web and OSGi applications. The Liberty profile server is built using OSGi technology and concepts. The fit-for-purpose nature of the run time relies on the dynamic behavior inh [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications development integration profile server twitter websphere
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IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5.1.0 - Problems with missing DB2 Buffer Pool
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 1:42p   Dave Hay
One about which I'd forgotten. I saw this exception: - Failed to execute SQL statement "CREATE TABLESPACE RESDWTS PAGESIZE 32K BUFFERPOOL BP32K".DB2 SQL Error: SQLCODE=-204, SQLSTATE=42704, SQLERRMC=BP32K, DRIVER=3.65.97 when configuring the DB2 database for an IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) 8.5.1.0 Decision Server ( aka Rules Execution Server == RES ) environment. ODM provides a nice GUI for configuration, and I got hit with this: - I validated this on the DB2 server directly: - $ [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 server sql
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"SECJ0371W: Validation of the LTPA token failed because the token expired with the following info..." - much more useful with WAS 8.5
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 12:42p   Dave Hay
I'm just getting to grips with WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.5.5.1 for the very first time, as part of my first IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) 8.5.1.0 delivery. I just happen to note this WARNING in my SystemOut.log file: - [12/02/14 18:17:58:817 GMT] 000000b1 LTPAServerObj W SECJ0371W: Validation of the LTPA token failed because the token expired with the following info: Token expiration Date: Wed Feb 12 16:52:00 GMT 2014, current Date: Wed Feb 12 18:17:58 GMT 2014 Token attri [read] Keywords: ibm application development java network profile server websphere
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The WebSphere Contrarian: Options for accelerating application deployment
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 6:22a   Dave Hay
This from the uber-genius Tom Alcott: - Looking for ways to speed up application deployment in IBM® WebSphere® Application Server? In this installment, The WebSphere Contrarian outlines how applications are deployed and offers options for accelerating the deployment process. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal. It's time for the holidays again, which means everyone is hurrying to finish up projects for the year, take care of shopping, and a variety of other t [read] Keywords: ibm application applications server websphere websphere portal
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IBM PureApplication System (IPAS) - Getting started
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 3:22a   Dave Hay
This year, I am starting to look at IPAS for, really, the first time. Therefore, I'm building a list of things to read, and these two rather useful developerWorks articles popped into my focus, thanks to Twitter. Creating plug-ins for virtual application patterns, Part 1: An introduction Part 1 of this article series teaches you how to develop plug-ins for virtual application patterns in IBM® Workload Deployer and IBM PureApplication™ Systems. The examples presented here are also applicable [read] Keywords: ibm application applications database twitter websphere
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WAS - How to clear the WebSphere class caches
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 9:02a   Dave Hay
This is something for which I've not yet had a requirement, but one day, my son, one day :-) Problem Instructions on clearing the java class caches in IBM WebSphere Application Server. Both the JVM's shared class cache and WebSphere Application Server's OSGi class cache. Resolving the problem IBM Support may ask you to clear the class cache. There are several reasons for this. After an upgrade, it is possible that the class cache's are still holding onto previous versions of classes. It i [read] Keywords: ibm application java server websphere
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CWWIM4564I The user registry is now connected to ....
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 6:22a   Dave Hay
A few of my colleagues have been seeing this "error" message in their WAS SystemOut.log files: - [2/4/14 13:01:27:694 EST] 00000043 LdapConnectio I com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.ldap.LdapConnection getDirContext CWWIM4564I The user registry is now connected to 'ldap://hostname.domainname.com:389' LDAP Server. repeatedly, in blocks of a few hundred, BUT with over 40K of messages in one hour :-( Another chap came back and said that he'd seen, and mitigated, this with a wimconfig.xml change. Initial [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm server xml
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WebSphere User Group @ IBM South Bank, London on 25th March, 2014
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
A timely reminder from Mr Alan Chambers: - We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on 25th March 2014, to be held in the IBM Client Centre at IBM South Bank, London. There will be no charge for this meeting and as usual we aim to have an excellent agenda lined up, covering a range of current and emerging WebSphere technologies. WebSphere User Group, UK [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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Installing and configuring an IBM Operational Decision Management golden topology
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 3:42a   Dave Hay
From IBM developerWorks: - Learn how to choose and configure deployment topologies for IBM® Operational Decision Management (IBM ODM) in distributed environments. This article explains the essential concepts needed to understand highly available and scalable WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment environments, then introduces the IBM ODM server components and explains the characteristics or constraints of those components that affect deployment decisions. This content is part of the IB [read] Keywords: ibm application network server websphere
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Developing portlet applications with WDT and Liberty profile
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:42p   Dave Hay
Thanks to @WASdevnet for posting this: - A quick introduction to using Eclipse with WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools (WDT) to develop portlet applications on Liberty profile with the Portlet Container feature. It provides a simple step-by-step description about how to create a simple new portlet application. Developing portlet applications with WDT and Liberty profile [read] Keywords: application applications eclipse portlet profile server twitter websphere
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Solved! - Hmm, Firefox and Blogger not playing nicely
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 7:05a   Dave Hay
For the past few months, I'd noticed that my Blogger account wasn't functioning perfectly when I accessed it using Firefox. This problem persisted through multiple versions of FF, including the most recent version 27. This is what I see: - whereas this is what I should see: - I've let the problem go for quite a while ( using Chrome as one of my backup browsers ) but I decided to crack it today. I assumed that it was one of my plugins or add-ons. Assuming that add-ons were more likely vill [read] Keywords: blogger firefox
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IBM BPM 8.5 - Learning about IBM Process Designer
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 9:02a   Dave Hay
Saw this from IBM BPM Support on Twitter: - IBM Education Assistant - IBM Business Process Manager - Version: V8.5 - Process Designer Thirteen tutorials for IBM BPM's Process Designer V8.5 tooling Process Designer Adding ad hoc actions to process applicationsImproving process applications to increase user efficiencyGetting Started with IBM Process Designer V8.5 Part 1Getting Started with IBM Process Designer V8.5 Part 2 Creating a dashboardTracking groupsIBM Blueworks Live IBM Blueworks Live [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications integration twitter
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IBM Redbooks - There's an app for that - dare I say "iRedbook" ??
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 5:03a   Dave Hay
This from my IBM frolleague, Jon Marshall : - IBM Redbooks® publications give you what you need, when and where you need it. The IBM Redbooks mobile app provides on-the-go access to Redbooks publications, announcements, and social sites. Available for iOS devices. For nearly 50 years, IBM Redbooks publications have provided trusted product positioning, expert guidance, and installation and implementation experiences. Responding to the evolving needs of our users, we now also offer materials [read] Keywords: ibm apple email facebook mobile twitter
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Knowledge Collection: Troubleshooting documents for IBM Business Monitor
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 4:42a   Dave Hay
From @IBM_BPM on Twitter: - Abstract This Knowledge Collection is a focused compilation of links to documents for troubleshooting. Content A Knowledge Collection is a focused compilation of links to documents that share a common theme. Knowledge Collections are navigation aids that organize content to help users quickly find relevant information. Knowledge Collections are not designed to be an all-inclusive list of all documents dealing with the specific theme. Knowledge Collection: Trouble [read] Keywords: ibm twitter
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Obfuscating JavaScript code in Worklight applications
Sat, Jan 25th 2014 3:02a   Dave Hay
Saw this on Twitter via IBM developerWorks: - Obfuscating JavaScript code in Worklight applications The goal of this post is to shed some light on what obfuscation is, what JavaScript obfuscation is, how to obfuscate your JavaScript code using Google Closure Compiler app, how to integrate JavaScript code obfuscation into a larger build process and how it all comes together in a Worklight context. For me, this is a useful guide to obfuscation of JS code, regardless of the target platform - it may [read] Keywords: ibm applications community google javascript twitter
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WebSphere Application Server 8 - Unpacking the Binaries
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 8:02a   Dave Hay
Just going the build process for IBM Business Process Manager 8.5, IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5 and IBM Business Monitor 8.0, and need to install both WAS 8.0 and 8.5. This blog post is an aide memoire to remind me what to unpack from my trusty USB drive: - WAS 8.0 IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0 (1 of 4) CZM9KML.zip IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0 (2 of 4) CZM9LML.zip IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0 (3 of 4) C [read] Keywords: ibm apple application network server websphere
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Building a Worklight mobile application without code in Worklight v6.1
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 10:22a   Dave Hay
This from our very own Jon Marshall: - Worklight v6.1 has a couple of interesting new capabilities (amongst many others of course!), which I wanted to explore here: • Service Discovery – allows you to introspect an existing web service or SAP endpoint to automatically create a Worklight adapter to interface to it • WebSphere Application Framework – allows you to create a mobile application framework without coding to interface with the discovered service. This is currently in beta W [read] Keywords: ibm apple application community interface mobile sap twitter websphere
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Setting up my first Network Attached Storage
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 8:42a   Dave Hay
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a brand-new Synology DS414 Network Attached Storage (NAS) device a few weeks back, and have finally had time to set it up. Initially, I wanted to run it directly from the Ethernet port of my MacBook Pro, but I didn't have a spare Ethernet hub/switch kicking around. Therefore, I was hoping that I could simply plug the Mac's Thunderbolt Ethernet cable into the DS414, and magically connect. Well, it wasn't quite as simple as that. I plugged the supplied [read] Keywords: firefox mac macbook network server wifi wireless
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IBM Business Process Manager v8.5 - A Comparison
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 7:02a   Dave Hay
I found this on the IBM website whilst looking for something else - it must be serendipity :-) IBM Business Process Manager v8.5 - Compare editions That's only part of the picture :-) Want to see more ? Then go here: - IBM Business Process Manager v8.5 - Compare Editions [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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Argh, escaping from the hell of escape characters with WebSphere Application Server
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 9:22a   Dave Hay
This follows on from my earlier blog post: - Using escape characters to construct a response file for the WAS Manage Profiles command and reflects a very annoying hour or so, trying ( and failing ) to create WAS profiles using WAS 8.5. This is what I kept seeing: - $ /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/manageprofiles.sh -response dmgrBPM85.rsp The following validation errors were present with the command line arguments: signingCertDN: Enter only one value for the signingCertDN parameter. impor [read] Keywords: ibm apple application profile server websphere
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Aide Memoire - Java, Unix and Host Names
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 6:02a   Dave Hay
I can't precisely remember why I needed to know this, but I'm sure it'll be useful some day. Here's a Java class: - import java.net.InetAddress; import java.net.UnknownHostException; public class hostStuff { public static void main(String[] args) { try { InetAddress address = InetAddress.getLocalHost(); System.out.println("My IP address ( via InetAddress.getLocalHost() ) is " + address.toString()); System.out.println("My hostname ( via InetAddress.GetHostName() ) is " [read] Keywords: ibm apple enterprise java linux mac red hat
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WebSphere Application Server - What is Health Management ?
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 5:42a   Dave Hay
This rather useful IBM Technote came my way via Twitter thanks to @IBM_AppServer Question What is Health Management? Answer Health Management is part of WebSphere Virtual Enterprise environment, which is integrated in WebSphere Application Server 8.5. Intelligent Management provides a health management feature to monitor the status of your application servers, as well as sense and respond to problem areas before an outage occurs. You can manage the health of your application serving environm [read] Keywords: ibm application enterprise server twitter websphere
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IBM Redbook - Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 5:02a   Dave Hay
Thanks to one of my IBM colleagues, Richard Gamblin, for sharing this: - Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains the capabilities of WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, whereas, the product is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and very fast to use. It provides a convenient and capable platform for developing and testing your web and OSGi applications. The Liberty profile server is built u [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications development profile server twitter websphere
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IBM Operational Decision Manager - What It Is
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 9:42p   Dave Hay
IBM® Operational Decision Manager V8.5.1 helps you detect and react to data patterns within a specified time period and provide the appropriate response to transactional and process-oriented business systems. It enables the creation of applications to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions, from product promotions to fraud determinations. IBM Operational Decision Manager helps you adapt quickly to changing conditions, align across business and IT and act with precision and reliabilit [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm apple application applications database server
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IBM BPM 8.5 - Download Guide - And some other things ....
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 9:22p   Dave Hay
Whilst preparing for an upcoming client engagement, I wanted to ensure that I had the most recent IBM BPM code: - Download IBM Business Process Manager Advanced Version 8.5 (Linux) This document provides the eAssembly part numbers that are required to download IBM Business Process Manager Advanced Version 8.5 files from the Passport Advantage website. IBM Business Process Manager is a comprehensive and consumable business process management platform that provides visibility and management of bus [read] Keywords: ibm applications linux
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IBM BPM 8.5 - A Proof of Technology - IBM South Bank - 26/27 March 2014
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 8:42a   Dave Hay
This on Twitter from my IBM colleague @Callum_Bloor UPDATED: IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 Proof of Technology at IBM Southbank on 26/27th of March 2014. Let me know if you wish to attend. If you use Twitter, please let Callum know. If not, please contact me and I'll put you in touch with him. [read] Keywords: ibm twitter
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IBM BPM - A Bunch of Links
Sun, Jan 19th 2014 2:22p   Dave Hay
Business Process Management (BPM) - Discover, document, automate, and improve business processes IBM Business Process Manager - Optimize business processes to reduce complexity and improve productivity What is BPM? What is Business Process Management? Business process management - Resources for business and IT Business Process Management Solutions IBM Business Process Manager Standard IBM Business Process Manager Advanced IBM Business Process Management Journal - Issue 5.4: December 4, 2013 Bu [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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IBM SDK for Node.js Version 1.1 - Execute server-side JavaScript with this new SDK for IBM platforms.
Sun, Jan 19th 2014 2:22p   Dave Hay
The IBM SDK for Node.js™ provides a stand-alone JavaScript® runtime and server-side JavaScript solution for IBM platforms. It provides a high-performance, highly scalable, event-driven environment with non-blocking I/O that is programmed with the familiar JavaScript programming language. The IBM SDK for Node.js™ is based on the Node.js™ open source project. It provides a compatible solution for IBM POWER™ and Intel® products that require Node.js™ functionality and package management [read] Keywords: ibm javascript server
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WebSphere Application Server - Liberty Profile - Oh, what fun
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 3:02a   Dave Hay
A recent comment on my blog reminded me that I'd not "played" with the Liberty profile in a while. I installed it on my Mac a while back, so it was an easy task to find it and fire it up. This is what I did ( from Terminal ): - Navigate to the Liberty directory $ cd ~/wlp Navigate to the bin directory $ cd bin Get the version of Liberty installed $ ./productInfo version Product name: WebSphere Application Server Product version: 8.5.0.2 Check the status of the defaultServer instance $ ./serv [read] Keywords: ibm application applications java mac profile server vm websphere xml
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IBM BPM 8.X - Creating user interfaces for business processes
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 11:22a   Dave Hay
This from the IBM BPM 8.0.1 Information Center, via Twitter: - Users interact with a IBM® Business Process Manager process through human services. There are two types of user interfaces for human services: task completion and dashboards. A task completion user interface implements a specific activity within a process instance. It has access to the details of that process instance. For information, see the User Task implementation option in Implementing activities and see Building a Human servi [read] Keywords: ibm interface portlet twitter websphere
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Using Jython servlets with WebSphere Application Server for more than system administration
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 11:22a   Dave Hay
This from developerWorks via Twitter: - It is common for developers to use Jython scripting in IBM® WebSphere® Application Server to perform system management tasks, but with some simple additions, it is easy to add Jython processing to supplement your servlet and JSP application programming. This article describes what you need to do to incorporate Jython servlets into your projects for even greater flexibility. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal. Using Jyth [read] Keywords: administration ibm application server twitter websphere
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From spreadsheets to IBM Business Monitor dashboards in under an hour
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 11:22a   Dave Hay
This from IBM developerWorks via Twitter From spreadsheets to IBM Business Monitor dashboards in under an hour, Part 1: Using the free CSV tool to create a dashboard In Part 1, you'll earn how to create custom IBM Business Monitor® dashboards in under an hour. Using only a spreadsheet tool, such as Microsoft Excel®, you can define the metrics, KPIs, and reports you desire, and fill in sample data that you want to see in a dashboard. Then learn how to customize that dashboard to more closely m [read] Keywords: ibm eclipse microsoft twitter widgets
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Repost - Building a Topology for Integrations Converted from WebSphere ESB
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 10:42p   Dave Hay
This from developerWorks: - If you are considering converting from WebSphere ESB to IBM Integration Bus, then one of the most important technical planning steps is to consider the runtime architecture and topology. Maybe you have already taken a look at the conversion tool provided in IBM Integration Bus to accelerate conversion of WebSphere ESB development artifacts, and are beginning to think about your development approach. Building a Topology for Integrations Converted from WebSphere ESB Def [read] Keywords: ibm community development integration websphere wiki
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Using IBM Notes support tools on Mac OS X
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 8:02a   Dave Hay
Following on from my earlier post: - Upgrading the On-Disk Structure of my mail file using Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Mac OSX I decided it was time to do some basic house-keeping on my mail file. From last time around, I realised that I had to copy two of the required tools to a slightly different directory on my Mac, as follows: - $ cd /Applications/IBM Notes.app/Contents/MacOS$ ln -s Support/NotesFixup . $ ln -s Support/NotesCompact . Having done this, I validated that the tools were available in th [read] Keywords: admin ibm lotus notes application applications database mac
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Purging data in IBM Business Process Manager
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 7:42a   Dave Hay
IBM® Business Process Manager is a stateful product that accumulates data over time. As with any stateful product, it's essential to its ongoing health to have a strategy for purging some of that state occasionally. This article explores the areas of IBM BPM where data is collected and the methods that exist today to purge that data. This content is part of the IBM Business Process Management Journal. If data grows without bounds, it can over time lead to disk space issues and to performance i [read] Keywords: ibm apple database server websphere
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Reposting - WebSphere Application Server Security Hardening
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
Two excellent posts from IBM developerWorks: - Advanced security hardening in WebSphere Application Server V7, V8 and V8.5, Part 1: Overview and approach to security hardening Advanced security hardening in WebSphere Application Server V7, V8 and V8.5, Part 2: Advanced security considerations I've just recommended these to an IBM colleague, so thought it worthy of a repost here :-) [read] Keywords: ibm application security server websphere




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