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Dave Hay
 
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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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What's my AIX box doing ?
Fri, May 2nd 2014 12:06p   Dave Hay
Let's ask Nigel's Monitor - aka NMON - written by Nigel Griffiths from IBM Here's the website from 2006: - nmon performance: A free tool to analyze AIX and Linux performance This free tool gives you a huge amount of information all on one screen. Even though IBM doesn't officially support the tool and you must use it at your own risk, you can get a wealth of performance statistics. Why use five or six tools when one free tool can give you everything you need? │ -------------------------- [read] Keywords: ibm aix java linux network twitter
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Foiled Again - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : 1
Fri, May 2nd 2014 8:27a   Dave Hay
So I hit this issue last year: - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : 1 during the installation of an IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 environment. Then I was using Red Hat Enterprise Linuux 6 on VMware. I blogged about it at the time: - Installation of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence has failed. Return code : 1 This time around I've hit the same problem again, but using AIX 7.1 on IBM Power7. Believe it or not, I'm almost the only person in the world who's [read] Keywords: ibm aix enterprise red hat vmware websphere
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AIX - What Have We Got ?
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 12:29p   Dave Hay
So I was keen to confirm the "bitness" of my AIX 7.1 box ( a p710 ), so a quick Google search brought me to this: - How to determine if AIX uses a 32-bit kernel or 64-bit kernel $ getconf KERNEL_BITMODE 64 $ getconf HARDWARE_BITMODE 64 $ oslevel -q Known Maintenance Levels ------------------------ 7.1.0.0 Nice :-) [read] Keywords: ibm aix google
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AIX - How to Include the Current/Working Directory in your Command Prompt
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 12:29p   Dave Hay
From this useful site / article: - How to Include the Current/Working Directory in your Command Prompt (the PS1 shell variable) ...Another desirable command prompt customization is to display the current directory (also known as the working directory) as part of the prompt. When the cd command is used to change to another directory, the prompt should automatically be updated to reflect the change.... In essence, I needed to add: - export PS1=[${LOGNAME}@$(hostname)]'$PWD>' to .profile. Nice [read] Keywords: aix profile
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Setting up a NFS Server on AIX 7.1
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 12:09p   Dave Hay
Please please note that this is very much as-is and I have NOT NOT NOT considered security here - this is for an internal demo environment. Your mileage may/will vary. So these are my notes from a quick setup of a NFS server on AIX 7.1: - Edit /etc/exports Add the file system(s) to be shared via NFS: - $ vi /etc/exports - I added /opt/IBM/SWGRepo NOTE I'm not specifying any access control here - anyone can access this share :-( Start the NFS daemons $ startsrc -s nfsd $ startsrc -s mountd [read] Keywords: ibm notes aix apple security server
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WebSphere Application Server on AIX - 64 bits, no buts
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 12:09p   Dave Hay
( with apologies to the AS/400 CISC > RISC migration programme for nicking their marketing phrase - 64 bits, no buts ) So I was seeing this exception earlier, whilst trying to install WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 8.5.2 onto a 64-bit of AIX 7.1 on a p710: - ERROR: The 32-bit IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment package cannot be installed in a 64-bit package group. Interestingly, I'd seen something similar earlier with IBM Installation Manager 1.6.2: - ERROR [read] Keywords: ibm aix application eclipse network profile server websphere
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AIX - Fun with the tar command
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 11:49a   Dave Hay
I hit an issue today with a fresh install of a number of IBM software products ( WAS, DB2, BPM etc. ) on AIX 7.1. Whilst trying to unpack a file using the gunzip command ( the file was TAR'd and GZIP'd with a .tar.gz extension ), I was seeing issues such as this: - tar: 0511-169 A directory checksum error on media; -252676160 not equal to 44916. which suggested that the file was somehow corrupted. This was the command I was using: - gunzip < file.tar.gz | tar xvf - Source: [AIX] How to extr [read] Keywords: ibm aix community db2 google linux password security
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IBM BPM 8.5 - More about Databases
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 12:45p   Dave Hay
So a quick splurge ( aka aide memoire ) as I'll be setting up IBM BPM 8.5 and DB2 as part of a PoC tomorrow. So here's the formal IBM documentation: - Running the generated DB2 database scripts If you run the BPMConfig command with the property bpm.de.deferSchemaCreation set to true, or if you used the Deployment Environment Wizard and cleared the Create Tables option, you must run the generated database scripts manually to create the database tables. Before you begin Before you begin this ta [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 sql websphere
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Codename: BlueMix - What did I learn today ?
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 12:05p   Dave Hay
So IBM are running a series of events for partners, including Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs), codenamed 200 BlueMix Days: - [read] Keywords: ibm application applications community database db2 development eclipse java javascript macbook mobile mysql profile server sql twitter websphere
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IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 lab - Basic Liberty profile administration using the job manager
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 4:06a   Dave Hay
Scenario You are a system administrator responsible for managing web application server installations. An application developer has asked you to deploy a Liberty profile installation to two different hosts in a first-level test environment. You decide to use the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5 job manager to remotely deploy and administer the Liberty profile installations. Goals During this lab, you will do these tasks: - Use the job manager to remotely deploy and manage [read] Keywords: administration ibm apple application network profile server websphere
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How to get rid of smart quotes in OS X Mavericks!
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 10:46a   Dave Hay
I was getting cross with TextEdit in OS X Mavericks this afternoon, as it kept automatically converting single ( ' ) and double ( " ) quotes in my text. Given that I'm then pasting this text into Terminal sessions, causing issues such as: - wsadmin>AdminTask.registerWithJobManager('[-host rhel6.uk.ibm.com -port 9943 -user jobadmin -password passw0rd]') Traceback (innermost last): (no code object) at line 0 File "", line 1 AdminTask.registerWithJobManager('[-host rhel6.uk.ibm.com [read] Keywords: ibm apple password twitter
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Book Review - Testing Cloud Services:How to Test SaaS, Paas and IaaS
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 5:05a   Dave Hay
As per my earlier post: - Book Review - To Come - Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS As per previous book reviews: - Book Review - A Project In Your Pocket Book Review - Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python by John V Guttag working in association with the British Computer Society (BCS), I've just completed this book: - Testing cloud services and here's what I think: - This book is presented as being pertinent to those considering the deployment of IT [read] Keywords: email python security
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Oracle DB - Broken, now Fixed
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 1:25p   Dave Hay
So I managed to break my Oracle 11g database, and have now fixed it. The symptom was that, although Oracle was started, it wasn't really started. I kept getting "Connected to an idle instance" and "ORA-01034: ORACLE not available" as per the following: - sqlplus / as sysdba SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.1.0 Production on Fri Apr 18 19:53:56 2014 Copyright (c) 1982, 2009, Oracle. All rights reserved. Connected to an idle instance. SQL> SELECT owner, table_name FROM dba_tables where owner [read] Keywords: acl apple application database enterprise google oracle sql
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CWMCB0046E seen during the bootstrap of an IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.0.1 environment
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 2:45p   Dave Hay
Whilst bootstrapping a new IBM BPM 8.5 environment: - cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin ./bootstrapProcessServerData.sh -clusterName BPM85Advanced.AppCluster I kept seeing: - com.ibm.bpm.config.util.ConfigException: CWMCB0046E: The command failed. Caused by: com.lombardisoftware.expimp.ExportImportException: PreparedStatementCallback; SQL [insert into LSW_RESOURCE_BUNDLE_KEY (RESOURCE_BUNDLE_KEY_ID,VERSION_ID,AKEY,VALUE,GUID,LAST_MODIFIED,RESOURCE_BUNDLE_ID,LAST_MODIFIED_BY_US [read] Keywords: admin ibm application database db2 google integration server sql websphere
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Interesting exception seen whilst starting IBM Business Process Manager 8.5.0.1
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 1:45p   Dave Hay
So I saw this exception: - [15/04/14 19:25:40:071 BST] 00000001 WsServerImpl E WSVR0009E: Error occurred during startup com.ibm.ws.exception.RuntimeError: Exception while verifying the datasource version: failed to get stardard DB version by jndi jdbc/PerformanceDB ( Yes, that's correct - it did say stardard DB version !! ) This occurred whilst I was starting the Support cluster of an IBM BPM 8.5.0.1 Advanced environment. From a bit of digging about, it looks like I failed to completely crea [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 sql
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Issues with BPMDeleteSnapshot and BPMSnapshotCleanup commands in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 10:06a   Dave Hay
This Flash from IBM Support was released today: - Issues with BPMDeleteSnapshot and BPMSnapshotCleanup commands in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Because issues have been discovered with the BPMDeleteSnapshot and BPMSnapshotCleanup commands, these commands require the interim fixes that are listed in the Content section. Do not use these commands without applying all of the interim fixes for your release. The snapshot deletion commands do not delete all of the related artifacts, which pote [read] Keywords: ibm
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Did you know Mac OS X helps you optimize your home Wi-Fi network? Here’s how it works
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 9:05a   Dave Hay
This is a useful little article from @TheNextWeb Did you know Mac OS X helps you optimize your home Wi-Fi network? Here's how it works( Image from the article, not from my own home WiFi ) [read] Keywords: apple mac network twitter wifi
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IBM Flash - IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server CVE-2014-0160
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 11:45a   Dave Hay
From the article: - Abstract IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server are not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed vulnerability Content CVE-2014-0160 - Heartbleed Vulnerability This vulnerability does NOT affect the SSL that is used by IBM WebSphere Application Server in all editions and all platforms. The IBM Java JSSE does not use OpenSSL. This vulnerability does NOT affect the IBM HTTP Server component in all editions and all platforms. The GSKit component of IBM HTTP Serv [read] Keywords: ibm application java security server websphere
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IBM Redbooks: using Open Source with Liberty profile
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 11:45a   Dave Hay
The IBM Redbooks publication, Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile was published last month and recently updated. For anyone new to the Liberty profile, the book provides an introduction to its capabilities. It then explains how you can install, customise, and configure several open source technologies to deploy to a Liberty profile server. It uses a simple "Todo" sample application to demonstrate the use of multiple open source frameworks or [read] Keywords: ibm apple application development integration profile server websphere
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IBM Business Monitor - Unable to delete BusinessSpaces
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 8:25a   Dave Hay
One of my clients hit an interesting issue with IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.1, that'd likely affect any product using BusinessSpace, including Business Process Manager. This was a newly minted environment, and we were quite able to create Business Spaces, but we were unable to delete them. There were no obvious exceptions in the WAS logs or in the underlying Oracle database. It was a bit of a puzzler. At my suggestion, the client raised a PMR with IBM Support, which came up trumps. The client me [read] Keywords: access control list acl ibm database oracle tivoli
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IBM Installation Manager - What's actually installed ?
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 7:05a   Dave Hay
So I've blogged about this particular command before: - $ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages which returns: - com.ibm.cic.agent_1.6.0.20120831_1216 com.ibm.websphere.MON.V80_8.0.1002.20131028_1518 com.ibm.websphere.ND.v80_8.0.8.20131205_0207 com.ibm.ws.cognos.v1011.linuxia64_10.1.1.20121103_1244 but we also have this: - /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages -features -long /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse : com.ibm.cic.agen [read] Keywords: ibm application eclipse network server websphere
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WebSphere Portal 8 - Unified Task List Portlet with BPM 8.5
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 8:46a   Dave Hay
It's been a while since I posted anything about WebSphere Portal. When I started this blog, seven years ago, I was working in the Technical Sales team, within the IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) Brand of IBM's Software Group ( fka Lotus ), and WebSphere Portal was one of the software products upon which I specialised, along with IBM Connections ( fka Lotus Connections ) and IBM Web Content Manager ( fka IBM Lotus Web Content Management ). Times have a-changed, and I now focus on pure WebSphe [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm ldd lotus application portlet server websphere websphere portal wiki
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Integration Throughout and Beyond the Enterprise
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
Abstract Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Integration of transactional, integration of data or integration of processes, each has its own challenges and associated patterns and anti-patterns. In an age of Mobile, Social and Cloud, integration is more than important than ever, but the scope of the challenge facing IT projects has changed. Partner APIs, social networks, physical sensors and devices, all of these and more are impor [read] Keywords: ibm application enterprise integration mobile
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The placement of BPM runtime components in an SOA
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 8:45a   Dave Hay
Again, thanks to Twitter for alerting me to this: - The various runtime components within a business process management (BPM) solution have a subtle relationship with the SOA reference architecture. This article looks at how these components relate to the SOA layers in practice. This content is part of the IBM Business Process Management Journal. Introduction Although the service-oriented architecture (SOA) reference architecture is intentionally simplistic at a high level it, it holds some sur [read] Keywords: ibm apple interface soa twitter
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Records exist in LSW_TASK table that are not associated with a BPD instance ID for IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 7:45a   Dave Hay
Question Is it safe to delete rows in the LSW_TASK table where the column bpd_instance_id is null? The subject column of the row starts with "Error executing." Cause When an undercover agent (UCA) or system activity fails, a record is inserted into the LSW_TASK table to record the failure. The instance is marked as FAILED. These instances need to be restarted through the Process Inspector (web or IBM Process Designer) or REST API. While you purge closed tasks and instances, you might notice [read] Keywords: agent ibm
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IBM Installation Manager - More on iFixes via the Command Line
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 7:26a   Dave Hay
Following my previous posts: - Applying an iFix to IBM BPM 7.5.1.1 using the Command Line Using IBM Installation Manager to report on available iFixes for IBM BPM I wanted to further document the process of applying iFixes to a WAS-based product via IBM Installation Manager. In this case, I am applying an iFix for the Business Space component to IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2. Here's the iFix: - APAR JR49061: INSTANCES WIDGET TEXT CANNOT BE SELECTED WHEN USING INTERNET EXPLORER Fix Central int [read] Keywords: ibm apple eclipse linux profile websphere widget xml
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The WebSphere Contrarian: Options for accelerating application deployment
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 6:45a   Dave Hay
This from developerWorks via Twitter: - Looking for ways to speed up application deployment in IBM® WebSphere® Application Server? In this installment, The WebSphere Contrarian outlines how applications are deployed and offers options for accelerating the deployment process. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal. The WebSphere Contrarian: Options for accelerating application deployment [read] Keywords: ibm application applications server twitter websphere
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Purging data in IBM Business Process Manager
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 6:45a   Dave Hay
This excellent developerWorks article has been updated to reflect the most recent fix packs for IBM BPM 7.5, 8.0 and 8.5: - IBM® Business Process Manager is a stateful product that accumulates data over time. As with any stateful product, it's essential to its ongoing health to have a strategy for purging some of that state occasionally. This article explores the areas of IBM BPM where data is collected and the methods that exist today to purge that data. This content is part of the IBM Busine [read] Keywords: ibm
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Profound - Oracle DB - Schema == User
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
I'm slowly getting my head around Oracle's DB product, and saw this earlier: -A schema is a collection of logical structures of data, or schema objects.A schema is owned by a database user and has the same name as that user.Each user owns a single schema.Schema objects can be created and manipulated with SQL and include the following types of objects:Source: Introduction to Schema Objects This is especially useful to me with IBM Business Monitor, where I have three users: -COGNOSIBMBUSSPMONITO [read] Keywords: ibm database integration oracle profile server sql websphere
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Ooops, will I ever learn ? Problems with IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 due to Linux libfreebl3.so library
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 5:28a   Dave Hay
Saw this whilst starting the Support cluster as part of an IBM Business Monitor 8.0.1.2 installation ( a fresh install using Oracle 11g R2 instead of my normal DB2 LUW ): - native_stderr.log …JVMJ9VM135W /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern setting "|/usr/libexec/abrt-hook-ccpp %s %c %p %u %g %t e" specifies that core dumps are to be piped to an external program. The JVM may be unable to locate core dumps and rename them. java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Ws60ProcessManagement (/opt/IBM/WebSphere/App [read] Keywords: agent ibm notes db2 enterprise java linux oracle red hat websphere
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New IBM Redbook - Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 1:05p   Dave Hay
Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Abstract This IBM® Redbook®s publication explains the capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, which is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and fast to use. Liberty profile provides a convenient and capable platform for developing and testing your web and OSGi applications. The Liberty profile server is built using OSGi technology and concepts. The fit-for-purpose nature of t [read] Keywords: ibm application applications development integration profile server websphere
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WebSphere Application Server 8.5 - Just a Bunch of Links ....
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 10:25a   Dave Hay
8.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.0 YouTube: WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 Overview What's new in WebSphere Application Server V8.5 IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 delivers a faster, more flexible development environment along with new intelligent management capabilities for enhanced resiliency IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 delivers enhanced Liberty profile capabilities and introduces a new lightweight Liberty only offering for Web Profile applications WebSphere [read] Keywords: administration ibm application applications development profile server websphere
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Digital media processing in the cloud using IBM Business Process Manager
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 8:05a   Dave Hay
The purpose of this article is to describe some of the challenges inherent in building a cloud-based digital media processing factory, and how those challenges can be addressed using IBM® Business Process Manager and related products. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal. Digital media processing in the cloud using IBM Business Process Manager [read] Keywords: ibm websphere
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Book Review - To Come - Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 1:45p   Dave Hay
As part of an irregular series of book reviews, working in association with the British Computer Society (BCS), I've just received this: - Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS by Kees Blokland, Jeroen Mengerink and Martin Pol This is what Amazon say: - Everybody is confronted with cloud computing. Whether you are a user, designer, programmer, project manager, or tester, sooner or later the cloud affects your work. If you are involved in selecting or implementing services fr [read] Keywords:
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Codename: BlueMix - Development in the cloud .... Want to know more ?
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:05a   Dave Hay
Calling all Born on the Cloud, Entrepreneur and Mobile Developers: Come learn about IBM's new cloud development platform, Codename: BlueMix. Here you will have the opportunity to deploy your application and have it running in a matter of hours! As part of this workshop you will be able to: - Learn the fundamentals of building and deploying your application in the Cloud (BlueMix DevOps Services) - Work with BlueMix experts on how to use the product and migrate your application - Help shape Blu [read] Keywords: ibm application development java mobile
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British Computer Society - Southampton - With Added Raspberry Pi !!!
Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 10:22a   Dave Hay
MayRaspberry Pi: Workshop, presented by Joe Dunn,jointly with the IET, at Southampton Solent University Details to be confirmed Due to a high level of interest, prior registration for this free workshop is mandatory, This event is free to attend for all IET, non-IET, BCS and non-BCS members. Learn to programme the GPIO pins on your Raspberry Pi to control external systems! A hands-on interactive workshop on how to use the GPIO pins on board the Raspberry Pi to control external systems. Bring you [read] Keywords: laptop network




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