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IBM Business Process Manager 8.6
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Kubernetes 1.7 available in IBM Bluemix Container Service
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Using openSSL on macOS to encrypt a file using a password
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This time, it's about a freezer
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This time, it's about a freezer
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Kubernetes 1.7 available in IBM Bluemix Container Service
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Using openSSL on macOS to encrypt a file using a password
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Kubernetes and IBM Bluemix - again with the #HoldingItWrong
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IBM Business Process Manager 8.6
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Doh, check your Java at the door
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Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 and SoapUI
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IBM Installation Manager and the Not-Well-Formed Markup
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Testing JDBC Data Sources using Jython
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Secure Identity Propagation Using WS-Trust, SAML2, and WS-Security
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Doh, check your Java at the door
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 8:32a   Dave Hay
During an upgrade process, moving from IBM BPM 8.5.7 to 8.6, I hit a wee problem.I'd already installed the new binaries, and upgraded the DB schema: -which returned: -…IBM Business Process Manager V8.6.0.0 database upgrade program finished.Creating /opt/ibm/WebSphereProfiles/Dmgr01/logs/De1.DBUpgrade.successAll upgrade steps have been completed successfully.…I then tried to start the Deployment Manager: -/opt/ibm/WebSphereProfiles/Dmgr01/bin/startManager.shbut this failed: -CWUPO0001I: Runn
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IBM Installation Manager and the Not-Well-Formed Markup
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 7:54p   Dave Hay
I saw this: -ERROR: Failed to read response file. ERROR: Problem in /mnt/installIIM186.rsp at line 5: The markup in the document following the root element must be well-formed.00:00.52 ERROR [main] com.ibm.cic.agent.core.application.HeadlessApplication run Failed to read response file. Problem in /mnt/installIIM186.rsp at line 5: The markup in the document following the root element must be well-formed.whilst trying to install IBM Installation Manager 1.8.7, using a response file: -/mnt/ins
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IBM Business Process Manager 8.6
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 11:35a   Dave Hay
As per my previous post: -Introducing IBM Business Process Manager 8.6 and there's moreIBM BPM 8.6 was released today, and I've started the download.This is what I'm pulling down as I type: -IBM Business Process Manager Server Version 8.6 For Linux X86 64Bit Multilingual (3 of 3) (CNM6BML )IBM Business Process Manager Server Version 8.6 For Linux X86 64Bit Multilingual (2 of 3) (CNM6AML )IBM Business Process Manager Server Version 8.6 For Linux X86 64Bit Multilingual (1 of 3) (CNM69ML )More t
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Kubernetes 1.7 available in IBM Bluemix Container Service
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 6:02p   Dave Hay
This arrived in my inbox today: -We're excited to announce that Kubernetes 1.7 is available for IBM Bluemix Container Service. You can now update your Kubernetes master and worker nodes to the latest supported version of Kubernetes by using either the Bluemix dashboard or the CLI.Kubernetes 1.7 available in IBM Bluemix Container ServiceThis is perfect timing for me, as: -(a) I'm reading and reviewing Kubernetes Microservices with Docker (b) I've been tinkering with DB2 and WebSphere Liberty P
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Using openSSL on macOS to encrypt a file using a password
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 8:44a   Dave Hay
I had a requirement to share a file with a colleague, which I did using Box. However, I wanted to go one step further and encrypt the file BEFORE sharing.This is known, in some circles, as Pre-Internet Encryption (PIE), which is funny, because I like pie - fish pie, apple pie, mince pie, you name it :-)This is what I did: -Encrypt the fileopenssl enc -aes-256-cbc -in Patent.doc > Patent_enc.doc This example uses the AES-256-CBC cipher and requests a password, which is used, with the chosen bl
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This time, it's about a freezer
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 2:14p   Dave Hay
So almost all of my blog posts are technical, and most involve some kind of IT and/or IBM product or service.,This time, whilst still technology, it's all about …. freezers.We recently took delivery of a Zanussi ZFT10210WA freezer, and hit a problem ….Specifically, it was a UI problem.More specifically, the UI didn't match the documentation.This is what the documentation has: -whereas the freezer looks more like this: -In other words, how can I set it to -16 degrees C when the Temperature
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Kubernetes and IBM Bluemix - again with the #HoldingItWrong
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 1:27p   Dave Hay
So I saw this: -kubectl get nodesUnable to connect to the server: could not refresh token: unrecognized error {"errorCode":"BXNIM0408E","errorMessage":"Provided refresh token is expired","context":{"requestId":"4294322993","requestType":"incoming.Kube_Token","startTime":"19.09.2017 11:58:26:739 UTC","endTime":"19.09.2017 11:58:26:741 UTC","elapsedTime":"2","instanceId":"tokenservice_dal06/1","host":"localhost","threadId":"1955e0","clientIp":"146.90.21
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Testing JDBC Data Sources using Jython
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 5:35p   Dave Hay
One of my colleagues asked me about this …In essence, did I have a Jython script that allows one to test JDBC data source …Here's one I prepared earlier: -testDataSource.jycellID = AdminControl.getCell()cell=AdminConfig.getid( '/Cell:'+cellID+'/')for dataSource in AdminConfig.list('DataSource',cell).splitlines(): print dataSource AdminControl.testConnection(dataSource)Notes: -- To support the FOR loop, there are indentations ( thanks Python, we love you ) in front of the last two line
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Secure Identity Propagation Using WS-Trust, SAML2, and WS-Security
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 10:43a   Dave Hay
I'm reading this: -Secure Identity Propagation Using WS-Trust, SAML2, and WS-Security [PDF]in the context of Single Sign-on (SSO), via this: -SAML 2.0 VS. JWT: UNDERSTANDING FEDERATED IDENTITY AND SAML and: -The Anatomy of a JSON Web Token
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New Technology Demonstration: BPM Analytics
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 10:12a   Dave Hay
This from my IBM colleague, Allan Chan: -…A new BPM Analytics technology demonstration is available to use with the latest IBM Business Process Manager. The latest version works with V8.5.7.0 CF201706 release at the end of June 2017. The original version worked with V8.5.7.0 CF201703 released on 31st March 2017....The key value of IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) is in streamlining custom enterprise business processes to better optimize service and cost. It does this namely through 1) custom




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