The task of managing portal pages and web content is evolving and in the next release of WebSphere Portal the integration between web content management and portal page management will grow even tighter. Recently I installed WebSphere Portal 8 Beta 3 and dove into my first examination. In the following paragraphs I talk about what I saw and learned during my sortie into this new realm.
After logging into the portal I landed on the Getting Started page. I decided to take a quick look at the properties and layout of the page using a conventional approach. I navigated to the Administration pages and loaded the Manage Pages portlet. At the top of the page is a new feature. This pane, which I have dubbed the project pane, represents the state of the page as a member of a project. Projects are not new to Web Content Management but they are, so far as I know, new to page management. According to the product Wiki, "When working in a project, any changes you make to a page affect only your view of the page.
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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 220.127.116.11.0 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 18.104.22.168
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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199, 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_188.8.131.5220831_1216 com.ibm.websphere.MON.V80_8.0.1002.20131028_1518 com.ibm.websphere.ND.v80_184.108.40.20631205_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