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Dave Hay
 
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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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IBM BPM 8.5.5 - Performance Admin Console - Computer says "No"
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 10:05a   Dave Hay
So you're trying to access the IBM BPM 8.5.5 Business Performance Admin Console: - https://bpm855.uk.ibm.com:9445/PerformanceAdmin/login.jsp but the computer says "No" Either the user name or password is wrong, or you are not authorized to log in to the Performance Admin Console. Now we know that the Performance Admin Console runs on the Support cluster: - IBM BPM 8.5.5 - What goes where ? So let's see what's running: - and then let's look at the User RunAs roles: - So there's the ans [read] Keywords: admin ibm password
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How to monitor an IBM Business Process Manager environment using WebSphere Application Server Performance Tuning Toolkit
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 10:05a   Dave Hay
How to monitor an IBM Business Process Manager environment using WebSphere Application Server Performance Tuning Toolkit The WebSphere Application Server Performance Tuning Toolkit (PTT) is an Eclipse-based intelligent tool that is designed to help users tune the performance of WebSphere Application Server using data collection, data analysis, and statistical inference technology. It is designed to help users locate the bottlenecks and tune their applications appropriately. Through JavaTM Manag [read] Keywords: ibm application applications community eclipse interface server websphere
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Shiny, Health Center in IBM BPM 8.5.5.0
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
Thanks to AndyG for pointing out this feature of IBM BPM 8.5.5 Looking nice and shiny. [read] Keywords: ibm
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IBM Notes - Finding my temporary files
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
So one of my colleagues sent me an Excel spreadsheet as an attachment - once I'd finished dressing him down about (a) using MS Office and (b) sending email attachments, I double-clicked on the .XLS file, opened it up in OpenOffice, and then edited it - and then saved it ( note, I said Save, not Save As ). You know what's coming ? Yes, I'd saved the file to some random location on my hard-disk, and couldn't find it to send it back to my colleague - via Connections Files, of course. Thankfully [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes apple desktop email mac office openoffice vmware
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WebSphere Application Server - Migrating to 8.5.5
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 11:45a   Dave Hay
IBM WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit The IBM®WebSphere®Application Server Migration Toolkit is a suite of tools and knowledge collections that enables your organization to quickly and cost-effectively migrate to WebSphere Application Server V7.0 through V8.5.5, whether from a previous version of WebSphere Application Server or competitive application servers including Apache Tomcat Server, JBoss Application Server, Oracle®Application Server, and Oracle WebLogic Server. http:// [read] Keywords: ibm application oracle server websphere
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IBM Business Monitor 8.5.5 - My First Installation ....
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 11:05a   Dave Hay
.... failed rather spectacularly, mainly because I didn't read the manual :-) So BAM 8.5.5 has a different approach to creating the configuration, rather than the previous 8.0.1.2 installation, which used the IBM BPM Deployment Environment process. So I installed the binaries: - com.ibm.cic.agent_1.7.2000.20140227_0303 com.ibm.websphere.MON.v85_8.5.5000.20140530_1037 com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5002.20140408_1947 com.ibm.ws.cognos.v1021.linuxia64_10.2.1.20140530_2310 and then configured the c [read] Keywords: ibm java password properties websphere xml
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IBM Installation Manager - Listing What's Available to Install
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
How to list what's available to install /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories /tmp/Repo/BAM855/repository/repository.config com.ibm.websphere.MON.v85_8.5.5000.20140530_1037 com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5002.20140408_1947 com.ibm.ws.DB2EXP.linuxia64_10.1.1.20140530_0055 com.ibm.ws.cognos.v1021.linuxia64_10.2.1.20140530_2310 and with added detail: - /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories /tmp/Repo/BAM855 [read] Keywords: ibm eclipse websphere
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IBM BPM 8.5.5 - What goes where ?
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 7:25a   Dave Hay
Or, to be more precise, what applications sit on what cluster ? Note that, in BPM 8.5.X, we only have three clusters; the old WebApp cluster has been morphed into the AppCluster, meaning that the need to "jump" across the cell via a load-balancer has gone away ..... This is what I've discovered thus far: - AppCluster Process Center https://rhel6.uk.ibm.com:9443/ProcessCenter/repository/com.lombardisoftware.repository.Repository/Repository.jsp?v=8.5.5.0 Process Admin https://rhel6.uk.ibm.com [read] Keywords: admin ibm applications integration
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Problems with DBMS_LOCK on Oracle with IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5.0
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
If you see this: - [28/07/14 15:10:54:461 BST] 00000097 XmlBeanDefini I org.springframework.beans.factory.xml.XmlBeanDefinitionReader loadBeanDefinitions Loading XML bean definitions from class path resource [org/springframework/jdbc/support/sql-error-codes.xml] [28/07/14 15:10:54:703 BST] 00000097 SQLErrorCodes I org.springframework.jdbc.support.SQLErrorCodesFactory SQLErrorCodes loaded: [DB2, Derby, H2, HSQL, Informix, MS-SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Sybase] [28/07/14 15:10:54:731 BST] 000 [read] Keywords: ibm db2 java mysql oracle server sql xml
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More fun with BPM 8.5.5.0 and DB Bootstrapping
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
If you see this: - [28/07/14 15:13:24:354 BST] 00000072 wle E CWLLG2229E: An exception occurred in an EJB call. Error: null java.lang.NullPointerException at com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.persistence.dao.TWAclEntryDAO.findByFilter(TWAclEntryDAO.java:73) [28/07/14 15:13:24:382 BST] 00000072 wle_servlet E CWLLG0011E: Caches did not initialize because of an unexpected exception. Error: com.lombardisoftware.client.delegate.BusinessDelega [read] Keywords: ibm java server websphere
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How to run IBM Integration Bus v9 on SoftLayer Servers
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 12:45p   Dave Hay
This from my IBM Hursley colleague, Simon Holdsworth: - How to run IBM Integration Bus v9 on SoftLayer Servers In this article I will describe the steps I took to get IBM Integration Bus Version 9 installed and running on SoftLayer servers. You might want to do this as part of establishing an off-premise cloud environment that includes integration capability, or for managing a pool of integration servers for development and testing. This article shows how to set up a SoftLayer-hosted server and [read] Keywords: ibm community development integration server
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How to automate IBM Integration Bus deployments using IBM UrbanCode Deploy and Chef
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 12:45p   Dave Hay
How to automate IBM Integration Bus deployments using IBM UrbanCode Deploy and Chef IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configurations, and database changes into development, test, and production environments. You can use IBM UrbanCode Deploy with IBM Integration Bus to automate the deployment of integration applications and configure the resources they depend on. You can also use IBM UrbanCode Deploy to automate the installation and config [read] Keywords: ibm applications community database development integration
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IBM UrbanCode Deploy - automating application deployments through your environments
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 12:25p   Dave Hay
IBM UrbanCode Deploy IBM UrbanCode Deploy is a tool for automating application deployments through your environments. It is designed to facilitate rapid feedback and continuous delivery in agile development while providing the audit trails, versioning and approvals needed in production. UrbanCode Deploy provides • Automated, consistent deployments and rollbacks of applications • Orchestration of changes across servers, tiers and components • Configuration and security differences acro [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications development security virtualization
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IBM PureApplication System - Using IPAS to Isolate Virtualized Environments
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
Demonstrating workload isolation in IBM PureApplication SystemLearn how to create two or more application runtime environments in IBM® PureApplication™ System that are highly isolated from each other so that the workloads in one environment cannot interfere with those in another. This article shows how to create them and demonstrates that they are indeed isolated.Source: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-ps-aim1302-workisolation/index.htmlManaging application runtime environm [read] Keywords: ibm application applications websphere
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Faster disaster recovery in IBM Business Process Manager
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
Faster disaster recovery in IBM Business Process Manager Implementing a multiple data center approach to improve recovery time This article describes an infrastructure topology for IBM® Business Process Manager that includes elements that reside in distinct data centers that may be geographically separated from each other. Such a topology can be useful in achieving disaster recovery objectives in certain circumstances, especially when recovery times faster those offered by traditional approac [read] Keywords: ibm database oracle websphere
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Network File System (NFS) Recommendations for WebSphere Application Server to AVOID DATA LOSS
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 8:45a   Dave Hay
Network File System (NFS) Recommendations for WebSphere Application Server to AVOID DATA LOSS This article details some known issues with the Network File System (NFS) implementations that affect the reliability of data stored on such file systems by the WebSphere Application Server transaction, activity and compenstation services and the Service Integration Bus filestore. When reliability is compromised file corruption is possible. In most cases this results in DATA LOSS. It also makes recommen [read] Keywords: ibm application database integration network server websphere
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Patterns for IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Message Broker
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 7:48a   Dave Hay
This document provides access to the support information on the Patterns for IBM PureApplication Systems or IBM Workload Deployer that are associated with IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Message Broker. IBM Integration Bus Hypervisor Edition for AIX V9.0 IBM Integration Bus Hypervisor Edition for IBM AIX, V9.0 is a combination of IBM Integration Bus, IBM WebSphere MQ, and the IBM AIX operating system, optimized to run in server virtualization environments. It offers flexible integration solut [read] Keywords: ibm aix enterprise integration linux red hat server virtualization websphere
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Using the global cache in WebSphere Message Broker
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 7:48a   Dave Hay
Using the global cache in WebSphere Message Broker The new global cache feature in WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.0.1 enables you to store and reference data in an embedded memory cache or an external WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid. This article shows you how to implement a global cache to store and access reference data for use by message flows. Introduction Most enterprise IT solutions have a requirement for reference data that is accessed frequently during operations. Until recently, this refe [read] Keywords: ibm application applications database enterprise java websphere
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IBM HTTP Server - Rewriting HTTP (port 80) requests to HTTPS (port 443)
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
Rewriting HTTP (port 80) requests to HTTPS (port 443) The rewrite module (mod_rewrite.c) provided with the IBM® HTTP Server can be used as an effective way to automatically rewrite all HTTP requests to HTTPS. The rewrite module (mod_rewrite.c) can be used to automatically rewrite all HTTP (port 80) requests to HTTPS (port 443). This provides an effective way to ensure that all traffic to and from the IBM HTTP Server is encrypted over the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) without having to use individ [read] Keywords: ibm server
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From IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance to IBM PureApplication Service on SoftLayer
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
From the IBM PureSystems Blog: - From IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance to IBM PureApplication Service on SoftLayer Over the past five years, IBM has made a significant contribution to the cloud computing space. Specifically, IBM developed and delivered several appliances and rack solutions. Figure 1 shows a timeline on three products. From IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance to IBM PureApplication Service on SoftLayer [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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Knowledge Collection: Security documents for the IBM Business Process Manager products
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
This knowledge collection is a focused compilation of links to security-related documents for the IBM Business Process Manager products. This is applicable to IBM BPM versions 7.5, 7.5.1, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.5 and, 8.5.5. Knowledge Collection: Security documents for the IBM Business Process Manager products [read] Keywords: ibm security
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DB2 - HADR Performance Tuning and Diagnostics
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
When the DB2 HADR feature is enabled, the primary database's transaction logs are replicated to one or more standby databases in real time. The replication provides HA and DR protection, at a cost. The replication adds overhead to the primary's log writing. Applications on the primary may exprience slow down. This article will focus on HADR performance specifically. This article consists of three main sections: - Configuring HADR for Optimal Performance: Preventive Care - Monitoring HADR Perf [read] Keywords: ibm applications community database db2 wiki
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A spot of IBM Tivoli Monitoring ...
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
This is an ongoing Work-in-Progress The context is that we're looking at solutions to monitor a number of components, including base OS installations, IBM WebSphere Application Server, plus ancillary software, including IBM HTTP Server and the IBM WebSphere Plugin. We're looking at feeding monitoring events back to Tivoli Monitoring, specifically Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server (TEMS), including OS-level activities ( Tivoli Monitoring Agent for Linux ) and log files ( Tivoli Log File Agent [read] Keywords: agent ibm apple application applications community database db2 enterprise integration interface java linux microsoft oracle server sql tivoli websphere wiki
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Mac OS X - Applications and File Types - Changing the system-wide default
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
I inadvertently changed the default application for file type .RFT ( Revisable Form Text ) from TextEdit to OpenOffice. This was, of course, an error. Whilst I knew how to change the default for each individual file, I couldn't work out how to change the default for all files back to TextEdit. This blog post came to my rescue: - OS X: How to Change Default Application to Open File Type Thanks be to David Kirk :-) [read] Keywords: application applications mac openoffice
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IBM Elastic Caching Community
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Thanks to my IBM colleague, Jonathan Marshall: - IBM Elastic Caching Community The future of the web is scale. And when we're talking solving big problems, we mean, eXtreme Scale. Large Volumes, Highly Available, Reliable, Transparent, High Performance, Scalable, Accessible, Secure, Usable, and Inexpensive are just a few of the benefits of using elastic caching. Data in memory is much quicker and easier to access than memory on disk. End user response times and system throughput are improve [read] Keywords: ibm community twitter websphere
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Starting Oracle 11gR2 Database
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
Start the Database $ sqlplus / as SYSDBA;SQL> startup Start the Listener $ lsnrctl start [read] Keywords: database oracle sql
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Six tips for implementing BPM without perishing in the attempt
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 2:05p   Dave Hay
Saw this on Twitter: - Six tips for implementing BPM without perishing in the attempt When you start using IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) the first time, the path can seem difficult, confusing and long, almost like a labyrinth! In this post I will give you some guidelines that hopefully will become your survival kit on the BPM journey. Six tips for implementing BPM without perishing in the attempt [read] Keywords: connections ibm twitter
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Guide to properly setting up SSL within the IBM HTTP Server
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 11:29a   Dave Hay
My ISSW colleague, Mike Whale, drew my attention to this: - Guide to properly setting up SSL within the IBM HTTP Server The following information can be used as a guide for setting up the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) within the IBM HTTP Server. This document covers information on setting up SSL virtualhosts, creating keyfiles, certificates along with how to protect access to directories and URLs to specific ciphers. Also, included is documentation on how to trace and record SSL traffic between a c [read] Keywords: ibm server websphere
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Oracle and Response File Locations
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 11:05a   Dave Hay
To be fair, the exception is fairly clear as to root cause: - $ ./runInstaller -silent -responseFile ../db_install.rsp Starting Oracle Universal Installer... Checking Temp space: must be greater than 120 MB. Actual 27474 MB Passed Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB. Actual 4031 MB Passed Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2014-07-07_04-07-06PM. Please wait ...[oracle@rhel6 database]$ [FATAL] [INS-10101] The given response file ../db_insta [read] Keywords: database oracle
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YouTube - What's New in IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.1
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 8:49a   Dave Hay
This from IBM Rational via Twitter: - IBM UrbanCode Deploy's latest releases continue to push forward the deployment automation capabilities to increase the speed of delivery. In this webinar, the technical lead for IBM UrbanCode Deploy, Matt Wagner, and Product Manager Erin Buonomo, describe the key features and functionality, and will demonstrate what has been recently released. YouTube - What's New in IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.1 [read] Keywords: ibm twitter
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IBM Events - Registration - UK Mobile Enterprise Roadshow 2014
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp006.nsf/v17_enrollall?openform&seminar=D599YTES&locale=en_GB UK Mobile Enterprise Roadshow 2014 15th July (IBM South Bank)16th July (IBM Manchester Lab)17th July (IBM Edinburgh) [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise mobile
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Packt Publishing - 10 Glorious Years
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 12:45p   Dave Hay
From those nice people at Packt Publishing: - This month marks 10 years since we embarked on our mission to deliver effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this huge milestone, we are offering ALL of our eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and you can stock up on as many copies as you like until July 5th. If you've already tried a Packt title in the past, you'll know this is a great opportunity to explore [read] Keywords: development
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IBM BlueMix is officially open for busyness
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 6:45a   Dave Hay
ace.ng.bluemix.net/ Good hunting .... [read] Keywords: ibm
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Integrating WebSphere Message Broker with IBM Business Process Manager
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 10:05a   Dave Hay
This from my IBM UK colleague ( and fellow bon viveur ), Paul Smith, with whom I've shared mainly a fine Hursley Park club-house breakfast: - Integrating WebSphere Message Broker with IBM Business Process Manager This article shows you how to integrate WebSphere Message Broker with IBM Business Process Manager Standard Edition, with pragmatic ways to get the two products working together at both design time and run time. This article describes the integration of IBM® WebSphere® Message Broker [read] Keywords: ibm development integration websphere
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WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 - High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL)
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:25p   Dave Hay
IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 enhances the High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) feature that was first introduced in V8.0. As the name suggests, HPEL was created to significantly outperform the existing application server logging and tracing mechanism plus provide a powerful way to extend log and trace entries with extra fields. Beyond that, HPEL provides a number of ease of use improvements for working with log and trace content. Enabling HPEL is quick and easy, and does not re [read] Keywords: administration ibm application applications java server websphere
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IBM Redpaper - WebSphere MQ Primer: An Introduction to Messaging and WebSphere MQ
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 5:45a   Dave Hay
I've just finished this nice little ( 64 real pages ) book on the iPad, and would recommend it to anyone wishing to learn a bit about WebSphere MQ. It's written against the version 7.X codebase, but should still be relevant to version 8. It makes brief reference to WebSphere Message Broker ( now IBM Integration Bus ) and WebSphere Application Server ( JMS etc. ), and does provide a few examples to create Queue Managers, Queues, send/receive messages in C and Java etc. Definitely worth a read: [read] Keywords: ibm application integration java server websphere
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WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit – Liberty Tech Preview
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit – Liberty Tech Preview The IBM WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit – Liberty Tech Preview is now available to download. The Liberty Tech Preview tool helps you move WebSphere Application Server full profile applications to Liberty profile, which can be running inside or outside of the cloud. WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit – Liberty Tech Preview [read] Keywords: ibm application applications profile server websphere
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System administration in WebSphere Application Server V8.5
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 11:45p   Dave Hay
This series of articles offers a comprehensive view of the system administration enhancements in IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V8.5, beginning with this overview of the new system management features. Details further explaining each major feature will be presented in subsequent articles. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal. Part 1: An overview of new administrative features and enhancements Part 2: Using the Centralized Installation Manager Part 3: High [read] Keywords: administration ibm application java server websphere
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Adding WAS as a Unix service
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:05a   Dave Hay
This came up in a conversation during a WAS 8.5.5 enablement session today. It is possible to register and run a WAS server as a service on Linux. This is how: - $ /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/wasservice.sh CWSFU0010I: Usage: wasservice [options] options: [-start] -add -serverName -profilePath [-wasHome ] [-userid ] [-startArgs ] [-stopArgs ] -remove -stop -status $ /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/wasservice.sh -add foobar -serverName dmgr -profilePath [read] Keywords: ibm apple application linux password profile server websphere
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Installing and Using Oracle Java7 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
So, having downloaded the latest Oracle JRE from here: - http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=90215 I wanted to set it as the default JVM on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago) box ( instead of the stock OpenJDK JVM ): - $ java -version java version "1.6.0_30" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.13.3) (rhel-5.1.13.3.el6_5-x86_64) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode) [root@rhel6 ~]# /usr/sbin/update-alternatives --install /usr/java/l [read] Keywords: centos enterprise java linux oracle red hat server vm
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WebSphere Application Server - Everything you wanted to know about scripting but were afraid to ask
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
As shared by my ISSW colleague, Mike Whale: - IBM WebSphere Application Server for Distributed Platforms,Version 8.5 - Scripting various types of applications [PDF] Chapter 1. Scripting for data access resourcesChapter 2. Scripting for Mail, URLs, and other Java EE resourcesChapter 3. Scripting for Messaging resourcesChapter 4. Scripting for naming and directoryChapter 5. Scripting for securityChapter 6. Scripting for Service integrationChapter 7. Scripting web applicationsChapter 8. Scripting f [read] Keywords: ibm application applications integration java security server websphere
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What's new in IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5
Sun, Jun 22nd 2014 4:45a   Dave Hay
What's new in IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5 IBM® Business Process Manager V8.5.5 introduces many new features. • Installation and configuration • Migration • Process Designer and Process Center • Basic Case Management Feature • Process Portal • Process Admin Console • Integration Designer What's new in IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5 Thanks to IBM_BPM for sharing. [read] Keywords: admin ibm apple integration twitter
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Deep Dive on Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Javacores and Javadumps
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 12:27a   Dave Hay
Thanks to my colleague, Mike Whale, for sharing this: - Webcast replay: Deep Dive on Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Javacores and Javadumps Javacores are one of the most powerful tools in WebSphere Application Server and the JVM. This WebSphere Support Technical Exchange is designed to provide a deep dive into Javacores and Javadumps, and includes items that even seasoned professionals may not use or know about - for example, CW states for threads one would presume to be Runnable in IBM Java 5+.Java [read] Keywords: ibm application exchange exchange java server websphere
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Saving time with IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools - By Mr John Pape Esq
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
From Mr John Pape Esq: - As a member of the IBM WebSphere foundation SWAT team, my daily job typically revolves around solving problems that customers run into using IBM software such as WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere eXtreme Scale. Much of the time I'm working out what diagnostic material is needed to draw the inferences and conclusions into the light so an actionable resolution can be put in place. Saving time with IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools [read] Keywords: connections ibm application server swat websphere
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From the pen of Eric Herness - BAM, IBM Business Monitor and Continuous Process Improvement
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
Customers often ask me why they need BAM, in the case of the IBM Smarter Process Portfolio, why do they need IBM Business Monitor. The answer is a bit complex, but offers a key lesson about business process management in general. This blog post will begin to tell this story and leave some room for interpretation and discussion. BAM, IBM Business Monitor and Continuous Process Improvement [read] Keywords: ibm community
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Samsung TV - When YouTube becomes NoTube
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 10:05a   Dave Hay
So my bro-in-law has a rather shiny 46" Samsung D6530 3D TV, with which I was so impressed I bought a similar model ( albeit only the 2D version as I don't have Sky, BluRay or a passion for foolball ). One thing that made him sad was that the native YouTube app failed to work - it'd just hang there, and never actually get past the logo. A quick Google later, and I suggested that the firmware might need to be updated. He was on 001006, and 001026 appears to be the current version. I downloaded [read] Keywords: google mac vm
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Book Announcement - Modern Web Development with IBM WebSphere
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 9:48a   Dave Hay
Modern Web Development with IBM WebSphere - Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps By Kyle Brown, Roland Barcia, Karl Bishop, and Matthew Perrins This guide presents a coherent strategy for building modern mobile and web applications that are fast, responsive, interactive, reusable, maintainable, extensible, and a pleasure to use. Four IBM experts offer practical, hands-on coverage of front-end development with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5, IBM Worklight, and [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications development javascript mobile server web 2.0 websphere websphere portal
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IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.6 - Get downloading now ....
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
So IBM ODM 8.6 was released last week - Friday 6 June Here's the download guide: - Operational Decision Manager V8.6 Download Document and here are some other documents: - Featured Documents for IBM Operational Decision Manager [read] Keywords: ibm
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More on Java and Canonical Hostnames
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 12:25a   Dave Hay
Following up on my earlier post: - Aide Memoire - Java, Unix and Host Names I've refined my Java class - hostStuff.java: - 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() ) [read] Keywords: ibm apple enterprise interface java linux mac network red hat server vm vmware
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Engage Business Users in Process Improvement with IBM Blueworks Live
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
More from IBM about the benefits of IBM Blueworks Live ...A critical success factor in any business process improvement project is engaging business users. They are, after all, the ones who know best how the current-state process works, as well as the various ways in which it doesn't work. And they are also the ones whose daily work life will be most directly impacted by any process changes. The trick is getting business users directly engaged in the project. They are used to that being "IT's [read] Keywords: ibm
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From the field - Lean and BPM: Two peas in a pod ?
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
From my IBM UK colleague, Sunil Aggarwal, comes this rather useful post about IBM BPM and lean techniques: - ...Recently I have seen a resurgence of customers adopting lean techniques in their projects. In general, these have been very successful due to speed of delivery, quality of deliverables and output, and the ability to drive fundamental change to the business process being implemented. The result is significant and can offer quantitative cost reduction.... Lean and BPM: Two peas in a pod? [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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More Cloudy Fun - 200 IBM Bluemix Days
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 12:06p   Dave Hay
Following on from an earlier post: - Codename: BlueMix - What did I learn today ? Come learn about IBM's new cloud development platform: IBM Bluemix IBM Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps and services of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in [read] Keywords: ibm application development java mobile
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Updating IBM Installation Manager via the command-line
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 7:46a   Dave Hay
So this ties up with a piece of work that a colleague is undertaking on the IBM PureApplication System. As part of his work, he needs to update IBM Installation Manager (IIM) in place from 1.6.2 to 1.7.2 Here's the process: - Before $ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages com.ibm.cic.agent_1.6.2000.20130301_2248com.ibm.bpm.ADV.v85_8.5.1.20131107_1830com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242 During $ /tmp/foobar/userinstc -acceptLicense -dataLocation /home/w [read] Keywords: ibm eclipse websphere
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IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server Not Vulnerable to June 5th OpenSSL vulnerabilities
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 4:06a   Dave Hay
From this Flash released on Friday 6 June: - IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server Not Vulnerable to June 5th OpenSSL vulnerabilities Abstract IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server are not vulnerable to the OpenSSL vulnerabilities noted on June 5, 2014 (CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298 and CVE-2014-3470) Content These vulnerabilities do NOT affect the SSL that is used by IBM WebSphere Application Server in all editions and [read] Keywords: ibm application java server twitter websphere
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WebSphere Application Server - Monitoring for performance - IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java - Health Center
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 2:09p   Dave Hay
Added to my other post: - WebSphere Application Server - Monitoring for performance - IBM Application Performance Diagnostics we also have this tool: - IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java - Health Center Version 2.2.1 The IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java - Health Center is a free low-overhead diagnostic tool and API for monitoring an application running on an IBM Java Virtual Machine. The IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java - Health Center (Health Center) enables y [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications development enterprise java linux mac network red hat server websphere
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WebSphere Application Server - Monitoring for performance - IBM Application Performance Diagnostics
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 2:09p   Dave Hay
So I need to write this up more fully, but I've been brought up-to-speed with two rather useful tools to facilitate the monitoring of WebSphere Application Server ( and other Java workloads ): - IBM Application Performance Diagnostics IBM Application Performance Diagnostics (APD) is a powerful yet lightweight tool that can be deployed quickly to help optimize the performance of your WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal applications. What it does for you • Reduce application dow [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications community java security server websphere websphere portal wiki
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Adoption Scenarios for IBM PureApplication System
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 9:48a   Dave Hay
In my role as Capability Lead for Cloud and Infrastructure, I'm frequently looking at opportunities where IBM PureApplication System (IPAS) can be of use to my clients, either as an on-premise appliance or, more recently, made available via the IBM SoftLayer cloud hosting platform. This is definitely going on my reading list: - A comprehensive task-based handbook for using IBM PureApplication System Download this comprehensive role- and task-based guidebook designed to help all users and organ [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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Security Bulletin: ClassLoader manipulation with Apache Struts (CVE-2014-0114) affects WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)
Fri, May 30th 2014 1:08p   Dave Hay
From the Flash: - Summary There is a class loader manipulation vulnerability in Apache Struts (CVE-2014-0114) that affects WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager. Vulnerability Details CVEID: CVE-2014-0114 DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts 1.X might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, which is caused by the failure to restrict the setting of class loader attributes. An attacker might exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter of an ActionF [read] Keywords: ibm apple application interface security server websphere
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WebSphere MQ 8 - How to download
Fri, May 30th 2014 11:48a   Dave Hay
Thanks to WebSphere MQ for sharing this: - Downloading WebSphere MQ Version 8.0 from the Passport Advantage Web site This document describes how to download IBM WebSphere MQ Version 8.0 eAssembly images from the Passport Advantage Web site. WebSphere MQ V8.0 documentation Welcome to the IBM® WebSphere® MQ, Version 8.0 product documentation, where you can find detailed instructions on how to complete the tasks that you need to perform to create and maintain your WebSphere MQ environment. This [read] Keywords: ibm twitter websphere
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Education: Join webcast on Installation, Configuration and Basic Test of WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security 7.5 in Linux
Wed, May 28th 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
This via Twitter: - On 11 June 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT, a WebSphere Support Technical Exchange presentation on Installation, Configuration and Basic Test of WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security 7.5 in Linux will be delivered by Angel Rivera, a subject matter expert. An open question and answer session will follow the presentation. The objective for this WebSphere Support Technical Exchange is to describe in detail, how to install and configure for first usage the WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Sec [read] Keywords: ibm exchange exchange linux security twitter websphere
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Estimating the effort for BPM migrations – why it’s not easy!
Wed, May 28th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
From Werner Tod in IBM Germany: - This blog entry describes the factors that need to be considered to estimate the necessary effort to migrate an existing environment of Lombardi Teamworks, WebSphere Lombardi Edition, WebSphere Process Server, or an older version of IBM Business Process Manager to a new version of IBM Business Process Manager. Unfortunately, there is no mathematical formula and no 'magic' spreadsheet that would be able to just calculate the effort based on some basic informat [read] Keywords: ibm community server websphere
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Using WebSphere MQ V7 as JMS Provider for WebSphere Application Server V7, V8.0 and V8.5
Tue, May 27th 2014 12:05p   Dave Hay
This rather useful White Paper is currently of use to me, and may be of use to you. Abstract To demonstrate the use of a simple but functional Message Driven Bean (MDB) in WebSphere Application Server V7, V8.0 and V8.5, which interacts with WebSphere MQ V7 as the Java™ Messaging Service (JMS) provider. Content To demonstrate the use of a simple but functional Message Driven Bean (MDB) in WebSphere Application Server V7, V8.0 and V8.5, which interacts with WebSphere MQ V7 as the Java™ Mess [read] Keywords: ibm application archive enterprise java server websphere
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Time for a new JDBC driver for IBM Business Process Manager?
Tue, May 27th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
This from IBM_BPM via Twitter: - Time for a new JDBC driver for IBM Business Process Manager? IBM Business Process Manager comes with Java database connectivity (JDBC) drivers for DB2, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server databases. The version of the database JDBC drivers represents the level of the database product at the moment that the IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) product was released. A good practice is to update these drivers to fit the latest version of your database vendor....You have [read] Keywords: ibm community database db2 java microsoft oracle server sql twitter
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IBM WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit - What It Is
Tue, May 27th 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
IBM WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit The IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Migration Toolkit is a suite of tools and knowledge collections that enables your organization to quickly and cost-effectively migrate to WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5, whether from a previous version of WebSphere Application Server or competitive application servers including Apache Tomcat Server, JBoss Application Server, Oracle Application Server, and Oracle® WebLogic Server. plus this: [read] Keywords: ibm application oracle server websphere
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Linux - Digging into performance
Tue, May 27th 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
This came to me via Twitter: - Linux Performance [read] Keywords: linux twitter
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WebSphere Application Server - Get started with Liberty profile
Mon, May 19th 2014 8:05a   Dave Hay
etc. etc. It's all on WASdev here: - Get started with Liberty profile [read] Keywords: application profile server websphere
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IBM Business Process Manager 8.5 - The (long) story of the missing WebSphere Variables and why my JDBC datasources don't fully work
Fri, May 16th 2014 12:30p   Dave Hay
So, on a newly minted IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 installation, I noticed that some of the JDBC datasources that are created when I generate the Deployment Environment using the BPMConfig command: - /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/BPMConfig.sh -create -de BPM85Advanced.properties fail to connect, via the Test Connection button within the WAS Integrated Solutions Console (ISC). This is what I see: - specifically: - The test connection operation failed for data source BPM CellScopedDB data source [read] Keywords: ibm db2 password properties server websphere xml
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WebSphere Application Server - Controlling whether WAS node name is added to J2C Authentication Aliases ... or not
Thu, May 15th 2014 10:08a   Dave Hay
Following on from my previous post: - More on IBM BPM and IBM Business Monitor integration - get your aliases right ... this is how I should've scripted the creation of the EventEmitterAlias J2C alias as follows: - wsadmin> AdminTask.setAdminActiveSecuritySettings('[-customProperties["com.ibm.websphere.security.JAASAuthData.removeNodeNameGlobal=true"]]') wsadmin> AdminTask.createAuthDataEntry('[-alias EventEmitterAlias -user wasadmin -password passw0rd -description "Created for BAM [read] Keywords: ibm application integration password security server websphere
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Webcast - Decision Management: Making the right change at the right time - 4 June 2014
Wed, May 14th 2014 9:25a   Dave Hay
Decision Management: Making the right change at the right time Topics • Making rules visible, understandable and adaptable to changes in market demands • Using Decision Management to modernize existing mainframe applications • Getting the right business behavior with the right changes made at the right time • Adopting a decision methodology incrementally with "market validated" decisions Speakers: • Richard Szulewski, Senior Product Manager, Business Process, Rules and Event [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications mobile
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IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 - Problems emitting events from IBM BPM Advanced 8.5
Tue, May 13th 2014 9:26a   Dave Hay
So I'm on a journey of discovery, working with a colleague to set up IBM BPM -> IBM Business Monitor integration for the very first time. I will write up my notes in due course, but I did hit two problems, one of which I've referenced below, purely for information. The thing that kicked this off was an exception: - Track support for CWMAX4230 error on IBM® WebSphere® Business Monitor model configuration. that my colleague saw when he tried to deploy a Monitor model ..... Briefly, it's n [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm notes quickr sametime apple exchange exchange integration security server websphere websphere portal
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More on IBM BPM and IBM Business Monitor integration - get your aliases right ...
Tue, May 13th 2014 9:06a   Dave Hay
So part of the process of integrating IBM BPM and IBM Business Monitor is to set up an Event Emitter Alias. This is an ID ( with a fixed name - EventEmitterAlias ) that exists on BPM, and is known to Monitor. Monitor then fires messages at the BPM cell, using this alias. The alias, as created on the BPM cell, also known as a Java2Connectivity (J2C) Authentication Alias, is then used to map the alias to a real user only known to/by the BPM cell. The documentation is quite explicit in this: - Crea [read] Keywords: admin ibm integration java password security xml
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IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 - Problems emitting events from IBM BPM Advanced 8.5
Tue, May 13th 2014 8:46a   Dave Hay
So I'm on a journey of discovery, working with a colleague to set up IBM BPM -> IBM Business Monitor integration for the very first time. I will write up my notes in due course, but I did hit two problems, one of which I've referenced below, purely for information. The thing that kicked this off was an exception: - Track support for CWMAX4230 error on IBM® WebSphere® Business Monitor model configuration. that my colleague saw when he tried to deploy a Monitor model ..... Briefly, it's ne [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm notes quickr sametime apple exchange exchange integration security server websphere websphere portal
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British Computer Society - Raspberry Pi: GPIO Workshop - Monday 19 May 2014
Tue, May 13th 2014 4:06a   Dave Hay
As per my previous post: - British Computer Society - Southampton - With Added Raspberry Pi !!! Monday 19 MayRaspberry Pi: GPIO Workshop, Presented by Joe Dunn, at Southampton Solent UniversityTime: 17:00 for 17:30 (20:30 finish)Venue: Reginald Mitchell building, 1st floor, room RM 148, Southampton Solent University, SO14 0RDFree but Booking essential via : Joe Dunn - j.dunn@theiet.org Organised jointly with the IET, BCS Hampshire Branch and Southampton Solent UniversityLearn how to use wireless [read] Keywords: laptop network networking wifi wireless
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Cross-cell configuration between IBM Business Monitor and IBM Business Process Manager
Mon, May 12th 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
Abstract This document describes a cross-cell configuration between IBM Business Monitor and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) to allow for the monitoring of events from Business Process Definitions (BPDs) deployed in a remote cell to IBM Business Monitor. Content The instructions below assume an environment with IBM Business Monitor V8.0.1, IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.1, and DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V9.7.0.4 installed. It also assumes that an IBM Business Process Manager Advan [read] Keywords: ibm db2 linux profile server
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IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.6 - Coming soon in June
Mon, May 12th 2014 4:25a   Dave Hay
IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.6 Announcement Technical Information Detailed system requirements to support the announcement of IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.6 IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.6 delivers enhanced decision management and enriched validation and deployment capabilities within the Business Console IBM® Operational Decision Manager (IBM ODM) V8.6 delivers new and enhanced capabilities plus additional deployment options: • Delivers a new unit of rule management, th [read] Keywords: ibm apple application db2 eclipse enterprise
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Reconfiguring BusinessSpace to avoid HTTP to HTTPS redirection
Mon, May 12th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
NOTE: This is an unsupported "solution" to a problem that may occur during the setup of demo/test environments. Your mileage may vary; if in doubt, please contact IBM Support for a formal supported solution. So, during the build of an IBM Business Process Manager 8.5 PoC environment, one of my developer colleagues had a requirement to connect to BPM using HTTP rather than the secure HTTPS protocol. By pure coincidence, as this was a PoC environment, I'd not hardened WAS to my normal standard, [read] Keywords: admin ibm apple application applications archive enterprise websphere xml
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New - IBM Business Process Manager, IBM Integration Designer, IBM Process Designer and IBM Business Monitor - version 8.5.5 - June 2014
Mon, May 12th 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Announcement: IBM Business Process Manager (BPM), IBM Integration Designer, IBM Process Designer, and IBM Business Monitor Version 8.5.5 products The IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5 products are an update to the comprehensive and consumable business process management platform that provides visibility and management of your business processes. IBM Business Monitor V8.5.5 is an update to the IBM Business Process Manager comprehensive, operational, intelligence solution. It offers visibility [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications development enterprise integration mobile
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IBM Business Monitor and IBM Cognos - DPR-DPR-1035 Dispatcher detected an error
Fri, May 9th 2014 1:46p   Dave Hay
So I noticed an interesting quirk with my IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 environment today, whilst monitoring (!) the logs during a startup. I saw this: - 35 1 Audit.Other.dispatcher.DISP.pogo pogo com.cognos.pogo.reportservice.ProcessManager Failure DPR-DPR-1035 Dispatcher detected an error.Proces s BIBusTKServerMain failed to start properly. External Report Server process BIBusTKServ erMain cannot be startedProcess BIBusTKServerMain failed to start properly.j [read] Keywords: ibm aix google java server websphere
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IBM HTTP Server - Serving multiple directories via Alias and DocumentRoot and Directory directives
Wed, May 7th 2014 12:46p   Dave Hay
I needed to deliver a simple mechanism for log file access to my developers, so chose to use IBM HTTP Server to provide a simple web-based access to the files, rather than insisting that they log into WebSphere Application Server or use a terminal emulator such as PuTTY ( the servers are hosted on AIX ). I've done this before, and it's a simple solution. Here's the relevant directives from httpd.conf for IBM Business Process Manager: - ...DocumentRoot /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/App [read] Keywords: ibm aix application server websphere
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IBM Operational Decision Manager - Problems connecting Rule Designer to Decision Center and Decision Server
Wed, May 7th 2014 7:11a   Dave Hay
I installed Rule Designer into my W2K8 VM, and immediately saw issues connecting to Decision Server (RES) and Decision Center (RTS), including: - Unexpected error: ilog.rules.res.util.http.IlrConnectionExceptionIO error when contacting "/res/repositoryService" This is the same problem that I saw at a client back in late 2012, and occurs because, unlike Process Designer, Rule Designer doesn't seem "smart" enough to retrieve the SSL certificates from the JVMs on which RES and RTS are runn [read] Keywords: ibm security server vm
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Five Things to Know About Systematically Deploying IBM Business Process Manager
Tue, May 6th 2014 9:45a   Dave Hay
From IBM developerWorks: - 5 Things to Know About Systematically Deploying IBM Business Process Manager Want to get a leg up on deploying the new IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Version 8.5? A recent IBM Redbooks publication describes the latest features of this popular BPM software and includes step-by-step tips to help ensure your set-up goes smoothly. IBM BPM provides a common software platform for business process improvement and lifecycle governance. Built-in analytics and search capab [read] Keywords: ibm community enterprise security server websphere xml
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More about GNU tools on AIX
Sat, May 3rd 2014 6:45a   Dave Hay
So I've got a script that creates and updates the httpd.conf configuration file used by IBM HTTP Server. This script makes use of the sed command, and works perfectly on Linux, specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, both on x86-64 and z/Linux. As an example, here's a portion of the script: - ...sed -i'' 's/Listen 8080/#Listen 8080/g' httpd.conf sed -i'' 's/#LoadModule ibm_ssl_module/LoadModule ibm_ssl_module/g' httpd.conf sed -i'' 's/#Listen 443/Listen '${httpsPort}'/g' httpd.c [read] Keywords: ibm aix applications enterprise interface linux red hat server




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