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What am I reading right now ?
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 5:22a   Dave Hay
Faster disaster recovery in IBM Business Process ManagerThis 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 approaches are desired. Additionally, the strategy described in this paper uses
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IBM Notes 9 - Why-oh-why does my Contacts DB keep appearing when I start the client ?
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 5:02a   Dave Hay
This has bugged me, a bit, for the past week or so. Whenever I start the IBM Notes 9.0.1 client ( I'm running it on Mac OS X 10.10 ), I found that my Contacts ( address book aka names.nsf ) would always appear as an open tab: -I tried ( almost ) everything to resolve this, including multiple restarts of the client, checking/unchecking this: -I even jumped into Notes Basic ( via /Applications/IBM Notes.app/Contents/MacOS/Notes -basic ) but to no avail.Eventually, I found this: -and a Google sear
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IBM Installation Manager - Installing across the 'web'
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 4:42a   Dave Hay
Typically, when one installs IBM software such as WebSphere Application Server, IBM HTTP Server, IBM Business Process Manager etc., it is common to create a "local" software library from which to install.This software library, either hosted on the target server's local disk or, more logically, on a shared file server ( NFS etc. ), is then used by IBM Installation Manager (IIM) as the target repository.This is a common pattern, and allows one to run IIM commands against the repository, as per
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WebSphere Application Server - What the heck is nulldllsdir ?
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 4:22a   Dave Hay
Not a problem per se, but I noticed references to nulldllsdir in my WAS SystemOut.log file during the startup of an IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5 environment (running on WAS ND 8.5.5.4 )This is what I see: -user.install.root = /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01Java Home = /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java/jrews.ext.dirs = /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java/lib:/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/classes:/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/classes:/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/lib:/opt/IBM
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WebSphere Application Server 8.5.54 and IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5.0 - Available commands
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 4:02a   Dave Hay
Here's a subset of the wsadmin commands available for WAS 8.5.5.4, with BPM Advanced 8.5.5.0 installed: -print AdminTask.help('-commands')WASX8004I: Available admin commands: BPMActivate - This command activates a process application snapshot on a Process Center server or a Process Server.BPMArtifactIndexFullReindex - This command will reindex the artifact search index.BPMArtifactIndexUpdate - This command will update the artifact search index.BPMCheckOrphanTokens - Command for generating a p
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WebSphere Application Server - Listing users in a WIM registry
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 3:42a   Dave Hay
A few months back, I was asked how to create users and groups in WAS, using Jython scripts. This is the post from that time: -WebSphere Application Server - Scripting 101Subsequently, I wanted to run a query against WIM to see what users existed, following an openLDAP integration.Having determined the available Jython commands: -WebSphere Application Server 8.5.54 and IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5.0 - Available commandswhich drew me to this: -AdminTask.listRegistryUsers()By default, this is what I get:
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Using openLDAP on Mac OS X as a user registry with WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.4
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 3:22a   Dave Hay
I had a requirement to quickly add an LDAP into an IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5 environment, hosted on WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.4, and thought .. hey, why don't I use openLDAP ?Given that I'm running my servers on a pair of Macs, I wondered whether I could also host my LDAP server natively, rather than needing to build out another VM.Lo and behold, OS X includes openLDAP, with which I have some experience.This document was of immense use: -Setting up an OpenLDAP server on OS X for testingf
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WebSphere Application Server - Some basic 101
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 2:02p   Dave Hay
Some notes from my own environment today, for future reading and re-use.Note that this merely provides a basic IHS > Plugin > WAS setup, and makes no use of the WAS ND concepts, such as Deployment Manager, Managed Nodes etc.In addition, the resulting infrastructure is NOT secure, specifically in terms of the default browser > IHS configuration being over HTTP ( port 8080 ) rather than HTTPS ( SSL/TLS ).See What We Have Available/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listAvailab
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IBM HTTP Server - Custom Logging for Additional Intel
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 9:22a   Dave Hay
For my current project, I had an interesting discussion with one of our test team, when I was explaining one of my reasons for beating up our developers - the developers, whilst lovely people, were publishing URLs that go directly to the back-end servers ( WAS, BPM, IIB etc. ) rather than going via the front-end IBM HTTP Server boxes.I then showed how we can then configure the IHS logs to deliver additional metrics, to further assist in the analysis of test results.This includes content from IHS
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 Mac OS X - Missing my wget command
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 2:02p   Dave Hay
I was trying to download IBM Installation Manager 1.8.1 onto my Mac Mini, which I use in "headless" mode, mostly via ssh. This is for my software library, as I'm about to create an IBM BPM 8.5.5 environment, utilising the Stray Node Topology Pattern, to provide resilience across two data centres, without breaking the laws of WAS.Whilst I can bring up a remote desktop, using Finder and Screen Sharing, I like having the option to only use the command-line, and avoid the dreaded GUI.I had logged




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