We saw these rather helpful dialogue boxes earlier today: -
with the even more friendly message: -
The selected wizard could not be started. Plug-in "com.ibm.etools.portal.ui" was unable to instantiate class "com.ibm.etools.portal.internal.wizard.portal.PortalProjectWizard". Array index out of range: -1
You cannot create and work with the portal projects targeting IBM® WebSphere Portal V7.0, or later. Use the web-based Site Designing Portlet feature to design portal sites on IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.5, or later. Follow the instructions in IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 documentation to migrate portal projects deployed on IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.x to IBM WebSphere Portal V7.0 before working with your portal site using Site Designing Portlet feature.
The Portal Designer can only be used with portal projects targeting all releases of IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.
Bottom line, if you are looking to design portlets, use a Portlet Project, if you are looking to design themes, use the Site Designing Portlet. You should also look at WebDav to allow you to manage your theme components ( bearing in mind that we have deployed WebSphere Portal 220.127.116.11 which includes the new PageBuilder 2 theme ).
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 18.104.22.168.0 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
Interesting exception seen whilst starting IBM Business Process Manager 22.214.171.124
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 126.96.36.199 Advanced environment. From a bit of digging about, it looks like I failed to completely crea [read] Keywords: ibm
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
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 188.8.131.52, 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
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_184.108.40.20620831_1216 com.ibm.websphere.MON.V80_8.0.1002.20131028_1518 com.ibm.websphere.ND.v80_220.127.116.1131205_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