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Dave Hay
 
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OS X Yosemite: Spotlight keyboard shortcuts
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 2:06p   Dave Hay
Thanks for @jonmelll for helping me find this: -OS X Yosemite: Spotlight keyboard shortcuts [read] Keywords: apple twitter
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IBM Integration Community - more ways to get in touch
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 6:25a   Dave Hay
Welcome to the IBM Integration Community !Our community brings together the IBM Integration Bus development team, clients, business partners, and other IBMers for the purpose of learning, sharing, and engaging.There are many sources of information about IBM Integration Bus such as the Infocenter, developerWorks, forums and the IBM support site. The IBM integration community provides a single point of access to these and other sources of information as well as provides content not available elsew [read] Keywords: ibm community development integration
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Mac OS X - Want to know what file-type something is ?
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 12:25a   Dave Hay
I found a file in a folder: - ls -al a -rw-r--r--@ 1 hayd staff 414720 20 Aug 18:41 a No idea what it is, I tried renaming it to .PDF, .DOC, .TXT etc. but neither Finder, TextEdit, vi nor OpenOffice would open it. Then I remembered .... Mac OS X is just like Unix, in fact it IS Unix. And we have the file command: - file a a: CDF V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 6.1, Code page: 1252, Author: Bob Slobb, Template: C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeVisio111033FOOBAR.VST, Name of Crea [read] Keywords: application mac microsoft office openoffice
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IBM Notes, where do your temp files go to, my lovely
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 5:45a   Dave Hay
I think I've blogged this before, and will check later. * UPDATE 21-10-2014 * And here they are: - More on Lotus Notes and temporary directories Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Apple Mac OSX - Where do your temp files go to, my lovely ? * UPDATE 21-10-2014 * Meantime, for the record, here is where IBM Notes locates its temporary files: - /private/var/folders/8t/s52kgwtj4l16sp3nf0tl7f9c0000gn/T/TemporaryItems/notes How did I find this ? or: - As can be seen, Working Directory has most of the [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes apple db2 mac
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IBM Business Process Manager Interactive Installation and Configuration Guide
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
One of my IBM colleagues led me to discover this, when he asked for guidance on installing IBM BPM Standard 8.5.5 onto an existing installation of WebSphere Application Server (WAS): - IBM Business Process Manager Interactive Installation and Configuration Guide This guide takes you through the steps for installing and configuring IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM). If you are migrating business data and applications from a previous version, use the Interactive Migration Guide instead of t [read] Keywords: ibm application applications firefox server websphere
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Interim Fixes for 9.0.1.x IBM Notes, IBM Domino & IBM iNotes
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Interim Fixes for 9.0.1.x IBM Notes, IBM Domino & IBM iNotes This technote contains download information and SPR Fix Lists for Interim Fixes for 9.0.1.x versions of IBM Notes, IBM Domino, and IBM iNotes. Note that Interim Fixes are cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous versions. [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes notes
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IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL overview
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
IBM(R)Tivoli(R)Access Manager for e-business (Tivoli Access Manager) is a robust and secure centralized policy management solution for e-business and distributed applications. IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL is a high performance, multi-threaded Web server that applies fine-grained security policy to the Tivoli Access Manager protected Web object space. WebSEAL can provide single sign-on solutions and incorporate back-end Web application server resources into its security policy. This overvie [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications security server tivoli
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IBM Security Bulletins - Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE)
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Saw these and thought of ... well, everyone: - Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2014-3566) SSLv3 contains a vulnerability that has been referred to as the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. SSLv3 is enabled by default in IBM WebSphere Application Server. Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM HTTP Server (CVE-2014-3566) SSLv3 contains a vulnerability that has been referred to as the Padding Oracle [read] Keywords: ibm application oracle security server websphere
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Interesting glitch with IBM Tivoli Access Manager 6.1.1 when creating Policy
Sun, Oct 19th 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
This is what I was running: - /opt/PolicyDirector/sbin/mgrsslcfg -config -f no and this is what I was seeing: - Aborted (core dumped) which, I think you will agree, is less than helpful. This is what I had installed: - rpm -qa | grep -i 6.1.1 PDWebADK-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDAuthADK-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDAcld-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDlic-PD-6.1.1-0.i386 TivSecUtl-TivSec-6.1.1-2.i386 PDWPM-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDMgr-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDWebRTE-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDMgrPrxy-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDWeb-PD-6.1.1-8.i386 PDRTE-PD-6.1 [read] Keywords: ibm server tivoli
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Installing IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.3 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 12:45p   Dave Hay
Mount the ISO mount /dev/sr0 /media mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only Install ITDS /media/ibm_im_64bit/tools/imcl -input installITDS63.rsp -acceptLicense ERROR: Error during "install" phase: ERROR: GLPINS005E The IBM Security Directory Server licenses cannot be installed. with: - Cannot run program "/opt/ibm/ldap/V6.3.1/tmp/license/idsLicense": java.io.IOException: error=2, No such file or directory in the IIM log ( /var/ibm/InstallationManager/lo [read] Keywords: agent ibm applications db2 eclipse enterprise java linux password profile red hat security server tivoli xml
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VMware - Where the X is my X ?
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 6:25a   Dave Hay
On a freshly minted VM of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 on VMware Fusion 7.0.0, I am trying to resolve a problem with a GUI application failing with a rather nice exception: - java: cairo-misc.c:380: _cairo_operator_bounded_by_source: Assertion `NOT_REACHED' failed. As part of my problem determination regime, I want to check whether the problem only occurs when tunnelling X11 from my Mac, via SSH, to the RHEL VM. Therefore, I wanted to use X11 within the VMware terminal itself. When I type start [read] Keywords: ibm apple application enterprise java linux mac red hat redhat security server vm vmware




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IBM Tivoli Directory Server - System Requirements
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 12:05a   Dave Hay
More specifically: - IBM Security Directory Server, Version 6.3.1, system requirements Detailed System Requirements - IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1.5 [read] Keywords: ibm linux security server tivoli
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Storing transaction and compensation logs in a relational database for high availability and disaster recovery in IBM Business Process Manager
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 12:25p   Dave Hay
This is especially relevant for me right now, as I'm involved in not one, not two, but three projects where HA *AND* DR are both in scope for IBM BPM etc. Learn how to leverage the latest WebSphere® Application Server feature by configuring an IBM® Business Process Manager transaction and compensation logs into a relational database for high availability and disaster recovery purposes. This content is part of the IBM Business Process Management Journal. Storing transaction and compensation lo [read] Keywords: ibm application database server websphere
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IBM BPM 8.5.0.1 Advanced - More about BPM > PDW Communication
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
On the back of: - IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 - Disabling Process Server to Performance Data Warehouse communication and: - IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 - PFS-0065 seen in context of Performance Data Warehouse for the record, this is what I changed: - Add cell-level configuration file 101Custom.xml cd /opt/ibm/WebSphereProfiles/Dmgr02/config/cells/PSCell1/nodes/AppSrv02Node/servers/AppClusterMember1/process-server/config vi 101Custom.xml Contains: - [read] Keywords: ibm password profile properties server websphere xml
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ACID - it's all about transactionality ...
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
Atomicity Atomicity requires that each transaction be "all or nothing": if one part of the transaction fails, the entire transaction fails, and the database state is left unchanged. An atomic system must guarantee atomicity in each and every situation, including power failures, errors, and crashes. To the outside world, a committed transaction appears (by its effects on the database) to be indivisible ("atomic"), and an aborted transaction does not happen. Consistency The consistency prop [read] Keywords: application database sql wiki
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It's been too long - IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business ( WebSEAL ) ... and openLDAP - what can possibly go wrong ?
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
So I haven't installed/used IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business ( WebSEAL ) properly since ~2008, although I've worked with a number of clients utilising this secure reverse proxy access management solution. Last night, I decided to rectify that, and install/configure TAMeB on a VM on my Mac. Me being me, I decided not to bother with documentation or too many pre-requisites, so I downloaded the software ( plus fixes, taking me to version 6.1.1.8 ), and try and configure it against ... ope [read] Keywords: ibm mac server tivoli vm
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IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
Looking at the integration between IIB and WSRR ( which runs on WAS 8.5.5 ), so have a nice new learning curve or two. Here's a bit of ( for me ) pre-reading: - Integrating IBM Integration Bus with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository: Part 7: Configuring the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository cache in IBM Integration Bus Combining IBM Integration Bus (IIB) with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) lets you dynamically retrieve service metadata from WSRR and use it to mo [read] Keywords: ibm policies integration soa websphere
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Using Jython to list ports within a WebSphere Application Server cell
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
To be 100% clear, I did NOT NOT NOT invent this script. The script came from a rather nice chap called Steve Robinson, who's posted it on his site here: - Jython script to list ports on a WebSphere Node. I've just happily used it with WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.2, as part of a post-installation documentation exercise ( ensuring that the deliverable ties up with the up-front design ). Here we go: - /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin/wsadmin.sh -lang jython -conntype NONE - [read] Keywords: ibm application server twitter websphere
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 - Creating a local Yum Repository
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 8:05a   Dave Hay
More of the same: - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 - Creating a local Yum Repository but using RHEL 6.5. Here's the shortened version: - mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/ mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago) rpm -ivh /mnt/Packages/deltarpm-3.5-0.5.20090913git.el6.x86_64.rpm warning: /mnt/Packages/deltarpm-3.5-0.5.20090913git.el6.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID fd431d51: NOKEY Pr [read] Keywords: enterprise linux python red hat redhat security server
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IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-Business - System Requirements
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 5:25a   Dave Hay
So I'm looking at IBM's WebSEAL secure reverse proxy solution for the first time in a while ( last time was ~2010 although I've worked with clients using WebSEAL since then ). The world has moved on in that there's now an appliance solution, IBM Security Access Manager for Web, which appears to do much of what WebSEAL ( aka IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-Business or TAMeB ) does. In parallel, I'm going to download/install TAMeB, which is still available. The current version is 6.1.1.8 for [read] Keywords: ibm aix application db2 enterprise microsoft security server tivoli websphere
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IBM Business Process Manager 8.5.5 - The Requirements, The Whole Requirements, and Nothing But The Requirements
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 12:05p   Dave Hay
Detailed System Requirements - IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5.5 Detailed System Requirements - IBM Process Designer 8.5.5 Detailed System Requirements - IBM Integration Designer 8.5.5 [read] Keywords: ibm integration linux
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A blast from the past - suspend and resume in Ubuntu Linux
Sun, Oct 12th 2014 6:49a   Dave Hay
It has been a rather long while since I last blogged about the fun involved in getting Ubuntu Linux to successfully suspend and, more importantly, resume on an IBM Thinkpad. Lookng back it was just soooo 2011: - Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - Problems with Suspend and 2010: - Suspend and Resume using Ubuntu 10.10 on the Lenovo Thinkpad W500 and then 2009: - What do bears and hedgehogs have in common with my Thinkpad running Ubuntu ? I inherited a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 when one of my coll [read] Keywords: ibm laptop linux server vm vmware ubuntu
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Problems with LDAPSearch against Active Directory 2008
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 12:05a   Dave Hay
So I was doing this: - ldapsearch -h ad2008.uk.ibm.com -p 389 -D CN=ldapbind,CN=Users,DC=uk,DC=ibm -w passw0rd CN=ldapbind but was seeing this: - # extended LDIF # # LDAPv3 # base (default) with scope subtree # filter: CN=ldapbind # requesting: ALL # # search result search: 2 result: 32 No such object text: 0000208D: NameErr: DSID-031001E5, problem 2001 (NO_OBJECT), data 0, best match of: '' # numResponses: 1 Can you see what I did wrong ? Yep, I forgot to add the base Distinguished Name: [read] Keywords: ibm
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WebSphere Application Server - Auditing Ports
Tue, Oct 7th 2014 12:09p   Dave Hay
So one of the core tenets of Java development is to re-use, not re-invent. I had a requirement to report on the various TCP/IP ports being used by members of my various WAS 8.0 and 8.5 cells. Steve Robinson came to the rescue with this: - import java lineSeparator = java.lang.System.getProperty('line.separator') # get Nodes NodeIDs = AdminConfig.getid('/Node:/') arrayNodeIDs = NodeIDs.split(lineSeparator) # get Ports EndPointIDs = AdminConfig.getid('/EndPoint:/') arrayEndPointIDs = EndPo [read] Keywords: application development java server twitter websphere
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"gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated "
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 1:48p   Dave Hay
I've seen this before, albeit not with Linux: - AIX - Fun with the tar command This is what I was doing: - tar xvzf /mnt/hgfs/Software/DB2V10/Product/DB2_ESE_10_Linux_x86-64.tar.gz and this is what I saw: - ese/db2/linuxamd64/FILES/ ese/db2/linuxamd64/FILES/BASE_CLIENT_R_10.1.0.0_linuxamd64_x86_64.tar.gz ese/db2/linuxamd64/FILES/BASE_CLIENT_NR_10.1.0.0_linuxamd64_x86_64.tar.gz ese/db2/linuxamd64/FILES/DB2_PRODUCT_MESSAGES_EN_10.1.0.0_linuxamd64_x86_64.tar.gz ese/db2/linuxamd64/FILES/BASE_CLIENT [read] Keywords: aix archive db2 linux mac
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"WARNING: CRIMA1218W A problem occurred during..." the installation of IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.6
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 12:28p   Dave Hay
And another one down :-) I've been "struggling" with the installation of IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.6 ( Decision Center / Decision Server ) over the past 24 hours or so. It was somewhat annoying, and I couldn't find an obvious solution. This was what I was seeing: - com.ibm.cic.agent.core.antInstallAdapter.Util com.ibm.cic.agent.internal.core.IMLoggerImpl warning WARNING: CRIMA1218W A problem occurred during the execution of the /home/wasadmin/var/ibm/InstallationManager/adapter [read] Keywords: agent ibm application eclipse linux office profile server vm websphere xml
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IBM Business Monitor and Cognos performance problem
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 9:09a   Dave Hay
This from a friend: - Business Monitor and Cognos performance problem ...Recently we have been seeing some issues with our Business Monitor servers on start up. After running IBM Business Monitor 7.5.1 for over a year, every time we restarted the environment there was a spike in CPU consumption that lasted for over half an hour. On closer inspection it was the cognos process spawned by Monitor that was consuming all this CPU. A quick call to IBM support pointed us at the NC tables used by [read] Keywords: ibm
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Ahh, Active Directory and LDAP ...
Sun, Oct 5th 2014 11:45a   Dave Hay
So I was seeing: - ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49) additional info: 80090308: LdapErr: DSID-0C0903A9, comment: AcceptSecurityContext error, data 52e, v1db0 using tools such as LDAPSearch and LDAP Browser Editor and Apache Directory Studio. This IBM Technote was of some help: - The Technote is right on - invalid credentials - but could be a leeetle more revealing. Of course, I solved it, after some trial and error, and some hair pulling ( for which I apologise !! ). Yes, I was using the WR [read] Keywords: ibm apple microsoft
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 - Creating a local Yum Repository
Sun, Oct 5th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
This is an update to an earlier post, somewhat shortened: - Adding a local Yum repository to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Pre-Requisites - RHEL 6.3 ISO is mounted in VMware Fusion See what we have cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago) Mount CD-ROM in Linux - as root mount /dev/cdrom /mnt mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only Install Pre-Requisite RPMs rpm -ivh /mnt/Packages/deltarpm-3.5-0.5.20090913git.el6.x86_64.rpm warning [read] Keywords: apple eclipse enterprise java linux python red hat redhat security server vmware
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VMware Workstation on OpenSUSE 13.1 - Success at last
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 1:08p   Dave Hay
So, the moral of the story is ..... Hang on, what was the problem ? I tried, and failed - for several hours - to work out the precise combination to get VMware Workstation 9.0.0 working on OpenSuSE 13.1. Long story short, VMware was failing to find the right Linux kernel headers, despite my having installed the supposedly missing pre-requisites, including Linux kernel headers, gcc, make etc. I spent ages Googling and trying various different sources, including: - Installing VMware Workstation in [read] Keywords: application linux server vmware websphere
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Ah, SSH from Mac OS X to OpenSuSE - The firewall, (s)he say "No"
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 1:08p   Dave Hay
So I was trying to work out why I wasn't able to SSH from my Mac to my new server running OpenSuSE 13.1. This is what I was doing: - ssh hayd@192.168.1.84 but that was simply timing out. I then tried telnet e.g. telnet 192.168.1.84 22 but to no avail: - Trying 192.168.1.84... ... On the SuSE box, I confirmed that sshd was running: - netstat -anp | grep 'LISTEN' | grep 22 which returned: - ...tcp 0 0.0.0.0:22 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 17611/sshdtcp 0 0 ::22 :::* LISTEN 17611/sshd... and: - pgrep [read] Keywords: apple google linux mac password security server
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Synology NAS - Ever wonder why you cannot write to a USB external drive ?
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
So I was seeing this: - cd /volumeUSB1/usbsharetouch foo touch: foo: Permission denied when I tried to write a file to an EXT2-formatted USB drive on my Synology DS414 NAS as a non-root user. However, I was able to write a file as the root user. Well, it's quite simple actually: - Yes, the USB drive appears as this: - /dev/sdr1 on /volumeUSB1/usbshare type ext3 (0) and my admin user did NOT have Read/Write access to that drive. It was actually this article that led me to the solution: - Log i [read] Keywords: admin
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 OS X and NFS
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 11:25a   Dave Hay
So I was seeing: - Operation not permitted whilst trying to mount a NFS export from my Mac: - sudo mount -t nfs 192.168.3.5:/macbak /tmp/foobar Simple solution, thanks to Google: - Operation Not Permitted Mounting NFS Share on OS X Mountain Lion ...simply adding -o resvport to the mount_nfs command resolves the above error and successfully mounts the NFS share.... which leads me to this: - sudo mount -t nfs -o resvport 192.168.3.5:/macbak /tmp/foobar The original article also refers to this: - H [read] Keywords: google mac
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WebSphere MQ Queue Manager Clustering
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 8:05a   Dave Hay
Webcast replay: WebSphere MQ queue manager clustering WebSphere MQ Queue Manager Clustering [PDF] Webcast Replay: Cluster setup and basic usage of clustered queues and topics in WebSphere MQ 7 Cluster setup and basic usage of clustered queues and topics in WebSphere MQ 7 [PDF] Plus this, which is relatively old but still useful: - WebSphere MQ Clustering - Cluster hints and tips [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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Adding Active Directory LDAP into a WebSphere Application Server 8.5 environment
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 4:45a   Dave Hay
This follows on from some earlier posts: - Using wsadmin to enable an LDAP Federated Repository in WebSphere Application Server 8.5 More on wsadmin, LDAP servers ( Bluepages ) and WebSphere Application Server WASX7017E and ADMC0008E seen when federating LDAP into an IBM BPM Advanced 8.0.1 environment and focuses on the use of Microsoft Active Directory 2008, whereas most of my prior experience ( recently, at least ) has been with IBM Tivoli Directory Server and CA Directory. So here's the proce [read] Keywords: agent ibm application microsoft password security server tivoli twitter websphere
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Solved - iTunes Library cannot be saved (Error -54)
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
I saw this exception: - iTunes Library cannot be saved (Error -54) whilst attempting to backup my iPhone 5S using iTunes 11.4 on the Mac ( OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 ). Google, as almost always, led me to the answer: - ...I've already solved the issue, through repairing disk permissions. (Applications>Disk Utility>Repair Permissions)... Source: iTunes Library cannot be saved (Error -54) In order to achieve this, I rebooted the Mac into, effectively, single-user mode ( known as Recovery Mode [read] Keywords: apple applications google iphone mac password
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No longer ShellShocked - Bash updated on Mac OS X
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 2:05p   Dave Hay
Well, I'm pleased to say that my Mac is no longer vulnerable to the so-called #ShellShock issue. I downloaded this: - OS X bash Update 1.0 – OS X Mavericks http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1769 About OS X bash Update 1.0 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6495 This is before: - echo $SHELL /bin/bash /bin/bash -version GNU bash, version 3.2.51(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin13) Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. and this is after: - /bin/bash -version GNU bash, version 3.2.53(1)-r [read] Keywords: apple mac
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#ShellShock - Bash broke my VMware
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 6:25a   Dave Hay
So, to avoid impact by the infamous #ShellShock breach, I removed /bin/bash and, inadvertently, broke VMware Fusion. This is what I see: - VMware Fusion is damaged and could not be repaired. Please move the VMware Fusion application to the Trash and reinstall VMware Fusion. Solution ? Don't remove /bin/bash :-) [read] Keywords: application vmware
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IBM BPM 8.5.0 - Updating REST Endpoints programmatically
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
Now I've been seeking a way to achieve this for a wee while now, and finally here it is, thanks in large part to the excellent IBM BPM Community within IBM, many of whom came to my rescue. In essence, I want to be able to update the various REST endpoints within the IBM BPM WAS applications, when I add in IBM HTTP Server ( either co-located or separate ) and HTTP load balancing. This allows the RESTful services to be rendered via the web tier, rather than going directly to the WAS Web Containe [read] Keywords: ibm applications community network password server xml
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Time for Bash - No, not #ShellShock
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
So I have a backup script that I use to backup certain folders on my Mac to an external USB drive: - #! /bin/bash # now=$(date +"%d_%m_%Y" +"_" +"%h:%m") now=`date +%d-%m-%Y-%H-%M-%S` tar cvzf notes_$now.tar.gz ~/Library/Application Support/IBM Notes Data/* tar cvzf docs_$now.tar.gz ~/Documents/Docs.ISSW/* tar cvzf customers_$now.tar.gz ~/Documents/Customers.ISSW/* tar cvzf personal_$now.tar.gz ~/Documents/Personal/* tar cvzf itunes_$now.tar.gz ~/Music/ tar cvzf pictures_$now.tar.gz ~/Pi [read] Keywords: ibm notes application google mac
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WebSphere Application Server - JVM Performance
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Pulling together some performance materials relating to IBM BPM, including this IBM Redbook: - IBM Business Process Manager V8.0 Performance Tuning and Best Practices I also referenced a number of related articles: - Garbage collection in WebSphere Application Server V8, Part 1: Generational as the new default policy Know your WebSphere Application Server options for a large cache implementation Case study: Tuning WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 for performance looking at aspects of Garba [read] Keywords: ibm apple application java server websphere
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IBM Integration Bus and the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Plugin
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 6:45a   Dave Hay
So I am following this rather excellent developerWorks article: - Load balancing WebSphere Message Broker HTTP traffic: Part 1: Load balancing with IBM HTTP Server WebSphere Message Broker V8 lets you generate a configuration file for the WebSphere Plug-in or Apache mod_proxy modules, which are used by IBM HTTP Server and Apache HTTP Server respectively to enable HTTP load balancing. Part 1 of this two-part series shows you how to configure load balancing for WebSphere Message Broker HTTP traffi [read] Keywords: ibm apple application eclipse integration java server websphere xml
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IBM HTTP Server / IBM Global Security Toolkit - Commanding the line ...
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
One of my colleagues was looking for inspiration, without too much perspiration, in order to create an SSL/TLS Certificate Service Request (CSR) using IBM HTTP Server and the Global Security Toolkit (GSK). He was hoping to use the GUI tool, IKeyMan, but I tried very hard to persuade him that GUIs are for WIMPs, and that the command-line tool, gskcapicmd is the way to go ( whilst IHS also has ikeycmd, that relies upon a Java Runtime Environment, which may not always be available, especially on a [read] Keywords: admin ibm apple application java network security server websphere wiki
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WebSphere Application Server - Using WSAdmin to manage users and groups
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
print AdminTask.searchUsers(["-cn *"]) uid=wasadmin,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm uid=wmbadmin,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm uid=deAdmin,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm print AdminTask.searchGroups(["-cn *"]) cn=developers,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm cn=administrators,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm cn=dashboard-editor,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm cn=dashboard-viewer,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm print AdminTask.help('-commands') ... WASX8004I: Available admin commands: WIMCheckPassword - Validates the [read] Keywords: admin application applications security server websphere xml
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WebSphere Application Server - Recovering from failed transaction recovery
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
Thanks to Twitter for sharing: - IBM_AppServer Great blog on Recovering from failed transaction recovery. Very helpful! Take a look! http://t.co/KoxbxEqNr9 #wasserv 19/09/2014 17:10 When WebSphere Application Server is running a transaction, the transaction information is written to the tranlog directory to log1 & log2. The resources required for that transaction (database name, user, password, etc) are recorded in the partnerlog directory to it's log1 & log2. When a transaction comple [read] Keywords: ibm application community database password server twitter websphere
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IBM Integration Bus - The Fun Continues .... MQ reason code 2035 while trying to connect
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 7:25a   Dave Hay
So I now have IBM Integration Bus (IIB) 9.0.0.2 and the Toolkit running on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM, as per these most recent posts: - Installing IBM Integration Bus 9.0.0.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 IBM Integration Bus 9.0.0.2 - Tooling Up I have the toolkit installed as user wasadmin because that's the user with which I installed a whole slew of other WebSphere products, using IBM Installation Manager. Therefore, in order to use the Toolkit to create/administer an Integration Node [read] Keywords: connections ibm apple application database enterprise integration linux password red hat security server vm websphere
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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in Cognos BI Server shipped with IBM Business Monitor (CVE-2014-0107)
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in Cognos BI Server shipped with IBM Business Monitor (CVE-2014-0107) Security Bulletin: Cognos BI Server is affected by the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-0107, CVE-2014-0075, CVE-2014-0096, CVE-2014-0099, CVE-2014-0119, CVE-2014-0878, CVE-2014-0460 [read] Keywords: ibm security server
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IBM HTTP Server and SSL Signature Algorithms
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
So, whilst listening to this week's SecurityNow podcast, Episode 473 Google vs. SHA-1, I learned that Google plans to force the web to deprecate the SHA1 ( Secure Hash Algorithm ) from November 2014 even though Microsoft has a more moderate plan to move away from it by late 2017. Google wants us to move to SHA2, aka SHA224 / SHA256 / SHA512, even though their own websites are still using SHA1 at the moment: - Apparently, Google Chrome will start to provide visual feedback to end-users when the [read] Keywords: ibm apple google microsoft podcast security server wiki
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IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 - PFS-0065 seen in context of Performance Data Warehouse
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
So, hot on the heels of my previous post: - IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 - Disabling Process Server to Performance Data Warehouse communication I was looking to replicate the same for Process Center. Strangely, when I looked at my Performance Data Warehouse (PDW) database for the Process Center environment, I did NOT have the TASKS table, merely LSW_TASK, and couldn't work out what SQL was actually used to create the missing table. Interestingly, whilst there are SQL scripts to create all of the BP [read] Keywords: admin ibm database db2 server sql
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IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 - Disabling Process Server to Performance Data Warehouse communication
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 6:25a   Dave Hay
So, in order to disable the automatic publishing of events from Process Server to the Performance Data Warehouse database, I followed this IBM Technote: - Disabling tracking data generation for a Process Server or Process Center in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) My requirement is to disable the use of PDW and instead use IBM Business Monitor ( aka BAM ) instead. In essence, one needs to toggle: - from: - true to: - false in 101Custom.xml ( which I used to override the stock 100Custom.xml ) [read] Keywords: ibm community database server xml
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IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud service adds case handling and enhanced mobile UIs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 12:45p   Dave Hay
New features built into IBM® Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) on Cloud include: • Basic case-management capabilities that enable knowledge workers to drive business outcomes by using a combination of structured workflows, ad-hoc tasks, and document processing. • New design capabilities for creating responsive user interfaces that can be designed once and run on any device form factor (phone, tablet, or desktop), to support mobile-ready process applications. • Service availability fo [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications desktop mobile
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WebSphere Application Server Security configuration changes done with wsadmin are not activated immediately.
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 7:05a   Dave Hay
Saw this rather useful IBM Technote via Twitter: - WebSphere Application Server Security configuration changes done with wsadmin are not activated immediately. Problem(Abstract) Some administrative actions (like mapping administrative users or groups to security roles) might not get activated immediately and require a restart of the JVM. For example, you want to map the group called "wasadmins" to the Administrator role: AdminTask.mapGroupsToAdminRole('[-roleName administrator -accessids [ [read] Keywords: ibm application security server twitter websphere
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IBM Integration Bus 9.0.0.2 - Tooling Up
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
My ongoing journey with IBM Integration Bus continues: - Installing IBM Integration Bus 9.0.0.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 I've now got the Toolkit installed and running on RHEL63. Unlike WMQ and IIB, the Toolkit is installed using IBM Installation Manager. The first thing I had to do was to update IIM from 1.6.0 to 1.6.2+ as I previously had: - com.ibm.cic.agent_1.6.0.20120831_1216 I actually updated to 1.7.2: - com.ibm.cic.agent_1.7.2000.20140227_0303 ( thanks to BPM 8.5.5 disk 2 ( BP [read] Keywords: ibm eclipse enterprise integration linux profile red hat websphere
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IBM BPM 8.5 - Groups and Caches
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 4:45a   Dave Hay
This follows an earlier post: - IBM BPM Standard 7.5.1.1 - Updating the Group Cache where I reported that, for BPM 7.5.1.1, it was an easy matter to reset the GroupCache in Process Admin, in order to have some WAS groups appear inside the User Management > Group Management view ( in order to allow me to assign WAS groups to BPM roles such as tw_admins and tw_authors ). So I've followed the same path for BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 ( Process Center AND Process Server ) here. I created a bunch of new [read] Keywords: admin ibm server
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Installing IBM Integration Bus 9.0.0.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 9:49a   Dave Hay
This is part of my ongoing journey towards mastery relative understanding of integration, using IBM WebSphere MQ, IBM Integration Bus and IBM Business Process Manager. I've got some further experience of WMQ after the past few weeks: - Installing IBM WebSphere MQ on Linux IBM WebSphere MQ - (l)user error with amqsput and clustered Queue Managers so am revisiting IIB ( having played briefly with WebSphere Message Broker a while back ): - IBM WebSphere Message Broker 8.0.1 - Getting started Insta [read] Keywords: ibm application database db2 enterprise integration linux profile properties red hat server websphere
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iTunes to iPad - An unknown error occurred (-50)
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 7:09a   Dave Hay
I saw this: - An unknown error occurred (-50) from an iPad Mini whilst trying to sync, via USB, from iTunes 11.3.1 on my Mac. Thankfully, a few Google searches later, I performed the most minor of resets - General > Reset > Reset All Settings, which appears to have cleared the problem. I did, it must be said, have an iTunes backup of the little fella, just in case :-) [read] Keywords: google mac
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Enabling X11 on a console-only installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 1:46p   Dave Hay
So I wanted to use X11 on my RHEL63 VM in order to install/use the WebSphere MQ Toolkit ( see earlier post ), but got this: - X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0 when I attempted to connect and tunnel X11 from my Mac ( I'm using XQuartz as per this 2013 post ): - ssh -X mqm@bam8012.uk.ibm.com I did a quick smoke-test: - xeyes -bash: xeyes: command not found echo $DISPLAY I fixed the first problem: - yum install xeyes Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager Updating [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise google linux mac red hat security server vm websphere
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IBM WebSphere MQ - (l)user error with amqsput and clustered Queue Managers
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 1:26p   Dave Hay
So I've spent nearly four hours, working with a much more experienced ( with WebSphere MQ ) colleague, trying to diagnose an issue. In essence, I was trying to test the connectivity between WebSphere MQ ( WMQ ) and IBM BPM, and had configured BPM ( actually WAS ) to connect to a WMQ Queue Manager / Queue via an Activation Specification. I had a sample Message Driven Bean (MDB) ( taken from this White Paper Using WebSphere MQ V7 as JMS Provider for WebSphere Application Server V7, V8.0 and V8.5 [read] Keywords: ibm application server websphere
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IBM Integration Bus / WebSphere Message Broker Tooling
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
MS0T: IBM WebSphere MQ Explorer MQ Explorer can remotely connect to queue managers on any supported platform – enabling your entire messaging backbone to be viewed, explored and altered from one place. The latest version of the SupportPac can be used to connect to remote queue managers from any currently supported version of IBM WebSphere MQ. IH03: WebSphere Message Broker - Message display, test & performance utilities This SupportPac contains a utility that is useful for the development [read] Keywords: ibm application applications development integration websphere xml
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IBM Software - In Video
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
One of my colleagues was looking for some video introductions to various IBM software products, including: - IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) IBM Operational Decision Manager Decision Governance Framework SmarterProcessDemos.com - Welcome to Smarter Process in Action! A Video Wall & Resources for IBM BPM, ODM, ESB, Mobile, Cloud.. What is Business Process Management? Business Process Management (BPM) IBM Business Monitor Transform Insight into Action with BEP and BAM This flash video w [read] Keywords: ibm policies apple integration mobile
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Insufficient ulimit -u (NPROC) Value Contributes to Native OutOfMemory
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 2:05p   Dave Hay
I've hit this problem several times in the past few days, mainly on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 platforms: - ...An out of memory may be observed on a system running WebSphere Application Server on Linux. Further investigation may reveal a "Failed to create a thread:" message within the generated javacore which would indicate a native out of memory issue has been encountered. The cause of the problem may be an insufficient ulimit setting. While this type of issue can occur on any level of Lin [read] Keywords: ibm application enterprise linux red hat redhat security server websphere
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AMQ5540 and AMQ5541 seen between WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQ
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
So I'm seeing: - AMQ5540: Application 'WebSphere MQ Client for Java' did not supply a user ID and password AMQ5541: The failed authentication check was caused by the queue manager CONNAUTH CHCKCLNT(REQDADM) configuration. from WebSphere MQ 8.0 when I attempt to connect from WebSphere Application Server (WAS) to a Queue Manager. The solution ? Read this IBM Technote: - AMQ5540 and AMQ5541, application did not supply a user ID and password, 2035 MQRC_NOT_AUTHORIZED ...In MQ 8.0, a new functio [read] Keywords: ibm application java password security server websphere
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Installing IBM WebSphere MQ on Linux
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Following on from a previous post: - IBM WebSphere Message Broker 8.0.1 - Getting started I'm getting to grips with IBM Integration Bus 9.0.0.2 and it's prerequisite dependency IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0. First I'm going to install WMQ ... I downloaded WMQ from the IBM software download site, resulting in a single TAR file: - -rw-r--r--@ 1 hayd staff 558767000 2 Sep 06:14 WS_MQ_LINUX_ON_X86_64_V8.0_IMG.tar.gz This I expanded onto my target RHEL 6.3 box: - mkdir /tmp/Repo/WMQcd /tmp/Repo/WMQtar [read] Keywords: admin administration connections ibm apple application enterprise integration linux red hat security server websphere wiki
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Creating a standalone Process Center profile in IBM Business Process Manager V8.5
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 11:25p   Dave Hay
Creating a standalone Process Center profile in IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 A standalone Process Center profile is useful for situations where memory and disk space are limited. Rather than install the Process Center as a network deployment environment with at least three profiles running, plus an additional profile to support the unit test environment server, this article describes how a single profile can provide both a Process Center server and a unit test environment server. Creating [read] Keywords: ibm network profile server
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IBM HTTP Server - CTGSK3024W Invalid value for parameter from GSK
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 6:05a   Dave Hay
I hit a wee problem with the Global Security Toolkit (GSK) when creating a certificate for IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.2 This is the command that I was running: - /opt/ibm/HTTPServer/bin/gskcapicmd -cert -create -db /opt/ibm/HTTPServer/ssl/keystore.kdb -pw passw0rd -size 2048 -dn "bam8012.uk.ibm.com,o=ibm,c=us" -label "bam8012.uk.ibm.com" -default_cert yes which resulted in: - CTGSK3024W Invalid value for parameter "-dn" (bam8012.uk.ibm.com,o=ibm,c=us). It was, of course, user error. This i [read] Keywords: ibm security server
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Cognos on Linux - Dependencies - Soup to Nuts
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11:05a   Dave Hay
A follow-up: - IBM Business Monitor and IBM Cognos - DPR-DPR-1035 Dispatcher detected an error IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2, Cognos BI and Unix - Dependencies Again Replicate the problem cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/cognos/SupClusterMember1/bin ./BIBusTKServerMain ./BIBusTKServerMain: error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Diagnose using LDD cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/cognos/SupClu [read] Keywords: ibm ldd apple linux server websphere
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Alias command on Unix - why am I late to the party ?
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
So I regularly make use of this Linux command: - history | cut -c 8- to get the Bash history but without the numbers. Before 131 /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/sibDDLGenerator.sh -system db2 -version 9.7 -platform unix -schema MONCM00 -statementend ";" -user db2user1 >> ~/createMESchemas.sql 132 /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/sibDDLGenerator.sh -system db2 -version 9.7 -platform unix -schema MONME00 -statementend ";" -user db2user1 >> ~/createMESchemas.sql 133 db2 -t [read] Keywords: ibm db2 linux mac sql websphere
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Notes to self - Setting up DB2 Client connectivity
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 8:05a   Dave Hay
It's been ~10 years since I last did this ( DB2 on Unix to DB2 on z/OS or OS/400 ), but I now have a requirement to deliver a DB2 client for WebSphere MQ interaction ( MQ will use ODBC rather than JDBC ). I knocked this up using a pair of VMs on my Macbook ..... Response File - ~/db2client.rsp PROD = CLIENTFILE = /opt/ibm/db2/V10.1LIC_AGREEMENT = ACCEPTINSTALL_TYPE = TYPICAL Install DB2 Client Binaries - as root ./db2setup -r ~ [read] Keywords: ibm notes applications database db2 macbook odbc server websphere
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IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2, Cognos BI and Unix - Dependencies Again
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 1:25p   Dave Hay
This follows on from an earlier post: - Gah, not again - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. I saw this exception: - 10.99.131.190:9081 28605 2014-08-27 06:40:23.824 +0 na na Thread-125 DISP 5003 1 Audit.Other.dispatcher.DISP.pogo pogo com.cognos.pogo.reportservice.ProcessManager Failure DPR-DPR-1035 Dispatcher detected an error.Process BIBusTKServerMain failed to start properly. External Report [read] Keywords: admin ibm ldd R7 aix apple enterprise java linux red hat server websphere
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A Reminder - Which Cluster Does BAM > BPM need ?
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
WebSphere Business Monitor event emitter factory WebSphere® Business Monitor requires an event emitter factory to generate and send events. Use the wbmConfigureEventEmitterFactory command to install and configure the event emitter factory on a server or cluster. You must already have a common event infrastructure (CEI event service). (Otherwise, run the wbmDeployCEIEventService command to create one.) In the four-cluster topology, the event emitter factory is installed on the support cluster. I [read] Keywords: ibm integration security server websphere
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Gah, not again - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed.
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 3:05p   Dave Hay
As if by magic, here it is again: - ERROR: Error during "install" phase: Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : -1 Building upon previous posts: - Here we go again - ERROR: Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : 1 Foiled Again - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : 1 This time I was seeing: - global com.ibm.cognos.exec.I [read] Keywords: ibm eclipse java linux security websphere xml
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Guidelines for setting ulimits (WebSphere Application Server) - includes RHEL 6 updates
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 1:26p   Dave Hay
Guidelines for setting ulimits (WebSphere Application Server) This document describes various ways to set ulimit values on UNIX and Linux operating systems as well as information that pertains to WebSphere Application Server ...Global settings are set in the file /etc/security/limits.conf.... ...On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, why are my settings for nproc (ulimit -u) not being honored. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has introduced a new configuration file, addressed in a bug report, ( /etc/security/ [read] Keywords: ibm application bug enterprise linux red hat security server websphere
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IBM Business Monitor and DB2 users, not instances
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
So I have been wrestling with IBM Business Monitor and, more specifically, Cognos, which was failing to start up with errors such as DPR-DPR-1035, DPR-CMI-4007, CM-CFG-5063 and CM-CFG-5137. Various Technotes etc. suggested that the problem might be with the DB2 database. I did some digging: - db2 list tables for schema db2user2 db2 connect to cognoscs Database Connection Information Database server = DB2/AIX64 10.1.0 SQL authorization ID = DB2INST3 Local database alias = COGN [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 server sql
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Background Reading - IBM BPM - Process Designer and SSL Goodness
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 5:05a   Dave Hay
Not sure whether this will help me resolve a PD to PC problem on a newly minted BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 environment, but I'm book-marking these for future reading: - Technote: Trust store problem when connecting from Process Designer to Process Center in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Configuring the httpProtocolOnly property for Process Designer Forum Post: Process Designer 8.5.0.1... Process Center : peer not authenticated... For the record, Process Designer has a number of SSL object stores [read] Keywords: admin ibm community
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IBM BPM 8.5.5 - Process Center to Process Server - and vice versa - beware of the quotes
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 11:25p   Dave Hay
I'm just completing the build of an IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5 environment, setting up Process Server on one VM to be available for online deployments from a Process Center on another VM. All was looking good until I tried to start the third cluster, AppCluster, which contains the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPNM) run-time. The start process stalled, and I found: - ... [25/08/14 18:41:30:302 BST] 0000011b wle_repocore_ W CWLLG4010W: The repository contact failed due to untrusted SSL cert [read] Keywords: admin ibm apple java network security server vm websphere xml
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Now that I did not know - Amazon and iTunes together
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 11:45a   Dave Hay
So I was recently shopping for a copy of an old-but-good Kate Bush album, The Whole Story. Apple's iTunes had it for £4.99 whereas Amazon had the same MP3 version for £4.59. Now I'm not saying I'm mean but ..... well, it is 50 pence :-) I bought the album via Amazon, and then thought .... OK, how do I get the album downloaded AND added into my iTunes library in order that I can play it on my iPhone, iPad etc. Well, Amazon came to the rescue .... Amazon Music for Mac Once I'd downloaded and [read] Keywords: apple desktop iphone mac
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RAM Raiders - Where has my RAM gone ?
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 12:05a   Dave Hay
Looking at my Linux box ( I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.4 ), I was wondering where my RAM had gone ..... This is what I have: - free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 16081 8876 7205 0 378 7036 -/+ buffers/cache: 1462 14619 Swap: 8015 153 7862 Don't worry, this site had the answer: - http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ How do I see how much free ram I [read] Keywords: apple applications enterprise linux red hat server
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IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5 - More fun and games with BPMDB Boot Strapping ...
Sun, Aug 24th 2014 2:45p   Dave Hay
This is definitely a case of "Look for the simple solution, before looking for the complex answer" So I'm trying to bootstrap my BPM database ( the BPMDB used by the AppCluster ): - /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin/bootstrapProcessServerData.sh -clusterName AppCluster and I see this: - Bootstraping data into cluster AppCluster WASX7357I: By request, this scripting client is not connected to any server process. Certain configuration and application operations will be availab [read] Keywords: admin ibm apple application database db2 eclipse java python security server sql websphere xml
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IBM Installation Manager - Installing BPM iFixes via a FOR loop
Sun, Aug 24th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
Following on from an earlier post: - Updating IBM Business Process Manager 8 here's an updated script to install iFixes for IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5: - cd /tmp/Repository/BPM/Fixes for i in *; do /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl install $i -repositories ./$i -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer; done Installed 8.5.5.0-WS-BPM-IFJR49684_8.5.5000.20140612_1045 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory. Installed 8.5.5.0-WS-BPM-IFJR49990_8.5.5000.20140707_1329 to the [read] Keywords: ibm eclipse websphere
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IBM BPM 8.5.5 - Unpacking the Repository
Sun, Aug 24th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
So I'm scripting up an IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5.5 installation, and needed to unpack the products, including IBM HTTP Server and the WebSphere Plugin: - mkdir /tmp/Repository mkdir /tmp/Repository/BPM/ mkdir /tmp/Repository/BPM/Product cd /tmp/Repository/BPM/Product for i in /root/SWGRepo/BPM/Product/*.tar.gz; do tar xvzf $i; done mkdir /tmp/Repository/BPM/Fixes cd /tmp/Repository/BPM/Fixes for i in /root/SWGRepo/BPM/Fixes/*.zip; do unzip $i -d `echo $i | sed 's//root/SWGRepo [read] Keywords: ibm server websphere
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IBM Installation Manager - Looking at What We've Got To Install
Sun, Aug 24th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
See What's Available to Install - Binaries /tmp/Repository/BPM/Product/IM64/tools/imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories /tmp/Repository/WAS/Product/Supplements,/tmp/Repository/WAS/Fixes/Supplements,/tmp/Repository/BPM/Product/repository/repos_64bit com.ibm.websphere.APPCLIENT.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108 com.ibm.websphere.IHS.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108 com.ibm.websphere.PLG.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108 com.ibm.websphere.PLUGCLIENT.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108 com.ibm.websphere.WCT.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108 co [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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CRIMA1161E ERROR: Failed to find required installation files.
Sun, Aug 24th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
I've seen this a few times before: - ERROR: Failed to find required installation files. CRIMA1161E ERROR: Failed to find required installation files. Explanation: Installation Manager did not find required installation files from the repository.An issue has occurred with the package that cannot be resolved by Installation Manager. User Action: If the repository files were transferred from a different location before the installation, verify that the files were not altered during the [read] Keywords: ibm
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Using the IBM Integration Bus EmailInput node in your ESB
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 1:25p   Dave Hay
This from my ISSW colleague, Alasdhair Buchanan: - Starting with WebSphere Message Broker V7, the EmailInput node has enabled you to provide input to a message flow via an e-mail, and the functionality remains the same in IBM Integration Bus V9. This article provides a simple example with the e-mail consisting of either text or a single attachment, and describes possible issues when you are processing more complex e-mail messages. It also shows you how to configure IBM Integration Bus to use the [read] Keywords: ibm integration websphere
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OS X Mavericks: Using Apple's hidden Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 7:06a   Dave Hay
From Jonny Evans at Computerworld: - OS X Mavericks: Using Apple's hidden Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool A really useful article on using the Wireless Diagnostics tool, built into Mac OS X. [read] Keywords: apple mac wireless
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Weirdness with DNS
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 7:06a   Dave Hay
So I've not yet got the bottom of this one, but I do have a work-around. I'm trying to register my Linux box with our internal Red Hat Network server, using the rhn_register command. Whilst trying to validate that I could connect to the server, I tried this command: - wget https://rhn.linux.ibm.com/pub/bootstrap/bootstrap.sh --2014-08-20 13:34:18-- https://rhn.linux.ibm.com/pub/bootstrap/bootstrap.sh Resolving rhn.linux.ibm.com... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution. wget: unable to [read] Keywords: ibm linux mac network red hat server vmware
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Running SpinRite inside DOS wrapped inside VirtualBox wrapped inside Ubuntu
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
So I'm using Steve Gibson's SpinRite hard-drive maintenance utility to check the health of the Maxtor 6YI60M0 drive that I use to boot Orac up - running Ubuntu 14.04, of course. The quirk is that SpinRite is a good ole fashioned DOS application, that I downloaded from http://grc.com as an ISO image. I then built a VirtualBox VM, booting from the ISO, with an attached virtual disk that points at the Maxtor disk ( /dev/sdb ) upon which Ubuntu is installed. So I have a DOS application running ins [read] Keywords: application mac vm ubuntu
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How to Increase the VMWare Boot Screen Delay
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 12:25p   Dave Hay
Something for which I had a requirement today: - If you've wanted to try out a bootable CD or USB flash drive in a virtual machine environment, you've probably noticed that VMWare's offerings make it difficult to change the boot device. We'll show you how to change these options. How to Increase the VMWare Boot Screen Delay In essence, the author talks one through adding a setting to the .VMX configuration file, which adds a delay to the boot of a VM, providing access to the BIOS screen and [read] Keywords: vm vmware
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"Sixty ways to leave your lover" - or, in this case, sixty ways to remove CR from a file using vi
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
So I had a need to remove the ^M character from a text file, created using Notepad, in vi. Last time around, I simply paged through the file ( it was ~20 lines long ) and removed the character by hand. This time, for a longer file, I thought "Surely there's a better way?" and turned to Google. Guess what, there are MANY ways to do this. Here's a few: - Sometimes DOS files end up on unix systems without being converted. Files will then have those nasty ^M character at the line ending, which p [read] Keywords: applications google
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What is this Orac of which I speak ?
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
I've blogged in the past about one of my home PCs, known as Orac, for reasons which will, I hope become, apparent [read] Keywords: mobile
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IBM HTTP Server and WebSphere Application Server - Plugging in to one another
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 7:25a   Dave Hay
Note to self - if you see exceptions such as this: - [14/08/14 13:20:48:671 BST] 00000169 SystemOut O PLGC0005I: Plug-in configuration file = /opt/ibm/WebSphereProfiles/Dmgr01/config/cells/PCCell1/nodes/AppSrv01Node/servers/webserver1/plugin-cfg.xml [14/08/14 13:20:48:672 BST] 00000169 SystemOut O PLGC0052I: Plug-in configuration file generation is complete for the Web server. PCCell1.AppSrv01Node.webserver1. [14/08/14 13:20:56:029 BST] 0000014c SystemOut O PLGC0062I: The plug-in co [read] Keywords: admin agent ibm application security server websphere xml
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IBM BPM 8.5.0.1 - Booting the Bootstrap
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 5:25a   Dave Hay
I've seen similar problems before, but wasn't sure whether I'd fully documented one particular issue, related to DB permissions. So I'm boot-strapping my BPM database, post installation: - /opt/ibm/WebSphereProfiles/Dmgr01/bin/bootstrapProcessServerData.sh -clusterName AppCluster which returns: - Bootstraping data into cluster AppCluster WASX7357I: By request, this scripting client is not connected to any server process. Certain configuration and application operations will be available [read] Keywords: ibm application database db2 java server sql xml
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A Forking Nightmare - 0403-030 The fork function failed. Too many processes already exist
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 4:07a   Dave Hay
So this one baffled me for several days, until I focused 100% on the problem. This is what I saw when I ran a script to start a WAS 8.5.5.2 Deployment Manager: - 0403-030 The fork function failed. Too many processes already exist on two of AIX LPARs. I've checked the "obvious", including $ lsattr -El sys0 | grep maxuproc maxuproc 4096 Maximum number of PROCESSES allowed per user True $ ulimit -a time(seconds) unlimited file(blocks) unlimited data(kbytes) unlimite [read] Keywords: ibm aix
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Here we go again - ERROR: Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed.
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 4:07a   Dave Hay
So, hopefully, this is the last post I'll ever write about this issue, following: - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : 1 Foiled Again - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : 1 I had the same problem as before e.g. during the installation of IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 on AIX 7.1: - imcl -input installBAM8012.rsp -acceptLicense I saw: - ERROR: Error during "install" phase: ERROR: Installation of IBM Cognos Bu [read] Keywords: ibm aix profile websphere
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IBM Operational Decision Manager - Issue when creating WAS Profile
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 5:25a   Dave Hay
I'm installing IBM ODM 8.5.1.0 onto an AIX platform, and found that the WAS profile creation phase failed with exceptions such as: - ... /opt/ibm/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/rules/management/ds/actions/copyBinsAndFixPermissions.ant:31: Failed to copy /opt/ibm/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/rules/lib/rulesTemplateResource.jar to /opt/ibm/lib/rulesTemplateResource.jar due to /opt/ibm/lib/rulesTemplateResource.jar (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.) ... 2 [read] Keywords: ibm aix profile websphere
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IBM Installation Manager - 32 vs. 64 bits
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 5:05a   Dave Hay
So I'm seeing: - ERROR: The 32-bit IBM▒ Installation Manager package cannot be installed in a 64-bit package group. when trying to install IBM Installation Manager 1.6.2, WAS 8.5.5.2 and IBM BPM 8.5.0.1 on a 64-bit AIX LPAR. I've seen similar issues before: - WebSphere Application Server on AIX - 64 bits, no buts This time around, the solution was to change my response file ( I have one file for all the products, including IIM ) from: - ... ... ... to: - ... ... [read] Keywords: ibm aix application eclipse profile server websphere
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Deployment Environment wizard user interface is not available in IBM Business Monitor
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
From the IBM Technote: - Deployment Environment wizard user interface is not available in IBM Business Monitor Problem(Abstract) In previous releases of IBM Business Monitor, there is a Deployment Environment configuration user interface to configure the network topology. In IBM Business Monitor V8.5.5, this graphical user interface is not available. Resolving the problem In IBM Business Monitor V8.5.5, to create a deployment environment for the components and monitor models on the clusters [read] Keywords: ibm interface network properties
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What to do when AIX doesn't include unzip
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
So I'm working in an AIX environment, where the unzip command isn't available in /usr/bin, and the AIX Toolkit version isn't installed in /opt/freeware/bin. So how do I unzip a file ? The answer ? Use Java :-) AIX UnZip By default, AIX does have an option to unzip .zip files, it's just a little bit hidden. Normally one would use 'unzip' but that's not available by default. You can install it as a rpm, but that's not necessary. Java is installed by default and is also capable of unzippin [read] Keywords: aix apple java wiki
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Security Bulletin: Unauthorized disclosure of system information in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) 8.5.x (CVE-2014-3076)
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 12:46p   Dave Hay
From the Security Bulletin: - Security Bulletin: Unauthorized disclosure of system information in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) 8.5.x (CVE-2014-3076) ...Summary System information is provided on an unprotected diagnostic page. Vulnerability Details CVEID: CVE-2014-3076 DESCRIPTION: IBM Business Process Manager 8.5 contains an unprotected JavaServer™ Pages (JSP) file that returns system information to unauthenticated users. An attacker might use this information to aid in further att [read] Keywords: ibm notes apple security
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Film Review - ALGORITHM
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 12:46p   Dave Hay
So I watched ALGORITHM, aka The Hacker Movie, last evening, having purchased it a few days ago. I'd heard about this from Steve Gibson on the SecurityNow podcast last year, and had contributed to the crowd-funding campaign, run on Indiegogo last year. "...When I look around, I don't see borders, wall, locks - I see puzzles. In the late 1950s, MIT hackers believed, as I do, that information should be free. They call that terrorism nowadays What happens when I know everything ?..." The fil [read] Keywords: apple network podcast security twitter
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WebSphere Application Server - IBM Support Assistant, Health Center and Memory Analyser Lab
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 6:46a   Dave Hay
One of my colleagues drew my attention to this lab: - Java Troubleshooting with ISA 5 using Health Center and Memory Analyzer What this lab is about This lab is provided AS-IS, with no formal IBM support. In this lab you will use IBM Support Assistant 5 Beta (ISA 5) to diagnose JVM issues experienced by a running WebSphere Application Server 8.5. A badly implemented web application will be used to simulate common problems such as memory leaks, unexpected garbage collection cycles triggered by [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm application java server websphere




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