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Jonathan Halman
 
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Connections 4.0 – Metrics and CR2
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 6:08a   Jonathan Halman
There is an issue with displaying Metrics within IBM Connections 4.0 if your servers are in the GMT timezone, the effect of which is that Metrics are simply not displayed (as shown in the screen shot below). There is a fix for this issue, ifix LO72778,  but after installing CR2 I found the problem re-occurred. To resolve it I realised I would need to re-apply ifix LO72778 which meant I had to do the following: 1. Uninstall the Metrics component of CR2 (LO72170-IC4000-CR02-Metrics) 2. Uninstal [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Connections 3.0.1 Fix Pack 1 installation issue
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 6:10a   Jonathan Halman
During the installation of fix pack 1 for IBM Connections 3.0.1 I had an issue with the upgrade of the News application. One of the (many) good things about Connections is that it writes a separate insallation/upgrade log for each application which really helps narrow down the search for the cause of installation/upgrade issues, so in this instance I opened the newsUpdate.log (located in /opt/IBM/LotusConnections/logs) and found the following: [exec]   [wsadmin] An unexpected exception was t [read] Keywords: connections ibm application eclipse enterprise facebook java server twitter websphere
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DB2 Control Center launch issue on Windows 2008 Server
Mon, Apr 30th 2012 6:10a   Jonathan Halman
I came across an issue recently where the DB2 Control Center was hanging when trying to start it on a Windows 2008 Server. The splash screen would appear and then just sit there. Looking at Task Manager I could see a process – db2javit.exe – consuming nearly 100% of the CPU so I decided to kill it before it became an issue (thankfully the server was not in production at this stage) at which point the DB2 Control Center started. After a couple more tests I discovered that, rather than [read] Keywords: db2 facebook server twitter
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Reset the superadmin password in TDS
Wed, Feb 29th 2012 3:10p   Jonathan Halman
In my test IBM Connections environment I use Tivoli Directory Server (TDS) as the LDAP server. Unfortunately I misplaced the password for the ‘superadmin’ account (which is used for managing the Web Administration Tool console). Thankfully I found the solution here, all you need to do is edit the console_password file, which in my environment is here: /opt/ibm/ldap/V6.3/appsrv/profiles/TDSWebAdminProfile/installedApps/DefaultNode/IDSWebApp.war.ear/IDSWebApp.war/WEB-INF/classes/securi [read] Keywords: administration connections ibm facebook password security server tivoli twitter wiki
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Don’t fall foul of IBM’s trademark
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 9:09a   Jonathan Halman
OK, sorry the headline is far more dramatic than the content of the article, but I promise it is relevant. Whilst upgrading a Connections environment to 3.0.1 using a response file I got the following error: Invalid byte 1 of 1-byte UTF-8 sequence. 00:00.34 ERROR [main] com.ibm.cic.agent.internal.application.HeadlessApplication run Invalid byte 1 of 1-byte UTF-8 sequence After a quick check of the response file and I could see a strange character (a black diamond with a white question mark in [read] Keywords: agent connections ibm lotus application facebook profile twitter
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IBM Connections – Incorrect Global Moderation Alerts
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 7:10a   Jonathan Halman
I’ve been working with a customer recently on Moderation within IBM Connections 3.0.1 and we discovered an issue where alerts are being sent to Global Moderators when they shouldn’t. In this scenario pre-moderation (content approval) is disabled but post-moderation (content flagging) is enabled and Blog owners (both Community and standalone) are allowed to moderate comments on their blogs. If a Blog owner enables moderation on comments then they will receive a notification asking the [read] Keywords: connections ibm community facebook twitter




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The consultant’s toolkit
Sun, Sep 25th 2011 6:09a   Jonathan Halman
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Dave Hay on several projects and always find him very generous in sharing his knowledge and experience but on the latest project where we worked together he taught me (and I suspect a few others) one of the most important things I will learn, so much so I have to share it. The project we were working on required the team to work some long hours and each evening our meal was a take-away at our desks. After pizza and then burgers obviously it was only a [read] Keywords: facebook laptop twitter
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Notes from upgrading IBM Connections (part 3) – Non-root user install problems
Sun, Aug 21st 2011 6:09a   Jonathan Halman
If you need to install Connections 3.0.1 Fix Pack as a non-root user there are a couple of additional steps that are not in the IBM Connections Wiki article Installing Fixes as a non-root user. Non-root Install To do a non-root install of the Connections 3.0.1 Fix Pack you need to change the -accessRights from admin to nonAdmin in the following files: /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/silent-install.ini /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/launcher.ini If you don’t make this the [read] Keywords: admin agent connections ibm ldd lotus notes application eclipse facebook twitter wiki
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Notes from upgrading IBM Connections (part 2) – Response file problems
Sun, Aug 21st 2011 6:09a   Jonathan Halman
If you’re doing a silent install of the Connections 3.0.1 Fix Pack then you need to add some additional lines to the response file which should be there but are missing (unfortunately this IBM technote was not published when I encountered the issue - https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?mynp=OCSSYGQH&mync=E&uid=swg21504396&myns=swglotus ) The following lines are missing from both the response files provided with the Connections 3.0.1 Fix Pack, LC_update.rsp and LC_upda [read] Keywords: connections dogear ibm notes facebook mobile twitter
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Notes from upgrading IBM Connections (part 1) – Files sidebar plugin not working
Sun, Jul 31st 2011 6:09a   Jonathan Halman
After upgrading a few IBM Connections environments from 2.5 to version 3 (and 3.0.1) I thought I’d better make some notes on a couple of issues I’ve come across (which will hopefully be useful to other people and help me to remember). The first issue I’d like to describe is where after upgrading I was initially unable to get the Files sidebar plugin for Lotus Notes working. The error I was getting was “Cannot connect to the Connections server. Either the URL is incorrect [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes facebook password server twitter xml
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Strange search results for deleted Profiles
Tue, May 31st 2011 6:12a   Jonathan Halman
When deleting a person from Connections (as opposed to ‘inactivating’ them) the search index for Profiles does not remove the entry for the deleted person. Most of the time this doesn’t present a big issue as ideally you will be ‘inactivating’ people rather than deleting them, but there will always be occasions when you do need to actually delete someone’s profile. Below is an example of how this issue manifests itself: I have a user I would like to delete cal [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus application database facebook profile properties twitter websphere
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TDI import troubleshooting
Mon, Apr 18th 2011 7:11a   Jonathan Halman
TDI is on my list of products I need to know more about. At Lotusphere this year I went to a ‘Show and Tell’ presentation on TDI – ‘Assemble ‘n Go: Integrate Data and Directories with Tivoli Directory Integrator’ which really showed the power of the product. My experience so far has been limited to its interaction with Lotus Connections (synchronising Profiles with various directories) One of the questions I’ve been asked a couple of times recently (henc [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus lotusphere show and tell facebook tivoli twitter
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Incorrect part number for Lotus Connections 3.0 on Windows
Wed, Mar 16th 2011 6:19a   Jonathan Halman
A couple of months ago I blogged about the incorrect part numbers for Lotus Connections 3.0 on Linux on IBM’s download page, I’ve also discovered a mistake with a part number for Lotus Connections 3.0 on Windows 64-bit. The “Download Lotus Connections 3.0” page for Windows lists the following as the part number for WebSphere Application Server 64-bit: Download 6 of 22 CZFA0ML WebSphere Application Server V7.0 for Windows 64-bit But the part number CZFA0ML is actual [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus application facebook linux network server twitter websphere
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Lotus – What’s in a name?
Tue, Mar 8th 2011 5:13a   Jonathan Halman
I know there’s been quite a bit of talk, particularly since Lotusphere, about the Lotus name and brand; it’s not a conversation I’ve felt strongly about (I’ve tended to believe – “a rose by any other name” – and all that) until the last couple of weeks that is. During the last couple of weeks I have been involved in installing Lotus Connections 3.0 pilots for two different customers, what surprised me was how they both had a similar issue and the i [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes applications facebook outlook twitter
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Error using wsadmin to check-out Lotus Connections configuration
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 6:10a   Jonathan Halman
After reading Dave Hay’s article (WASX7015E seen when using WSAdmin to work with Lotus Connections 3.0 configuration) on problems with checking out Lotus Connections configuration using wsadmin commands it reminded me of a similar “Doh! moment” I had a few weeks ago doing the same thing, which I think is worth sharing as it might help someone resolve the problem more quickly than I did. I started the wsadmin client using the following command (so far so good): cd /opt/IBM/WebSp [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus facebook google password twitter websphere
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LC3 silent installation requires the passwords to be encrypted
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 5:17a   Jonathan Halman
During the installation of Lotus Connections 3.0, which was being performed silently with a response file, we kept getting an error on the Mobile application install phase. The error we were getting was: The token attribute must not be an empty string. /opt/IBM/LotusConnections/replaceAnt_removePassword.xml:388: The token attribute must not be an empty string. This error was a little confusing as it implied that the password was missing but the response file did have a password specified for Mo [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus application applications facebook mobile password twitter wiki xml
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Graphical libraries needed for silent LC3 installation?
Mon, Feb 14th 2011 5:19a   Jonathan Halman
There seems to be an issue with the silent install process for Lotus Connections 3.0 on Linux as it requires two graphical libraries (listed below) to be installed for it to work. gtk2-2.10.4-21.el5_5.6 libgtk-java-2.8.7-3.el5 I could understand the need for these if I was running a GUI install but not when I’m running a silent install with a response file. Thankfully identifying which precise libraries were required was quick and painless (for me) due to the skill of my colleague Richar [read] Keywords: connections lotus facebook java linux twitter
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TDI fixpack installation error
Tue, Jan 4th 2011 5:17a   Jonathan Halman
As part of Lotus Connections 3.0 install I got this error whilst installing Fix Pack 5 for TDI on 64-bit Linux: CTGDKO010W While executing an operating system command, a non-zero return code was returned. Return code=13; Message The installation seemed to complete successfully but I was concerned it case it hadn’t. I removed the Fix Pack, turned on debugging (edit /opt/IBM/TDI/V7.0/etc/updateinstaller-log4j.properties and change the log level from INFO to DEBUG), and then installed the fix [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus facebook linux properties server twitter
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Lotus Connections 3.0 – Additional download information for Linux
Thu, Dec 30th 2010 9:15a   Jonathan Halman
The IBM page “Download Lotus Connections 3.0″ which has the part numbers required for installing Lotus Connections 3.0 on Linux lists the 64-bit WebSphere Application Server components with the 32-bit WebSphere Application Server part numbers. The correct part numbers for WebSphere Application Server 64-bit are: C1G35ML WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V7.0 for Linux on x86, 64-bit C1G36ML WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V7.0 Supplements for Linux o [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus application db2 facebook linux network server twitter websphere
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Lotus Connections Communities and the 64 character limit in Quickr
Wed, Oct 6th 2010 1:14p   Jonathan Halman
My colleague Ben Williams whilst working on Quickr and Lotus Connections Community integration has come up with a useful tip regarding the length of Place names when creating a Quickr Place from a Lotus Connections Community. Communities that have a long name can breach the 64 character limit for Place names in Quickr. If this is the case you get the error below in your web browser when it tries to create the Teamspace. com.ibm.tango.exception.ManagedAppFailureException: com.ibm.tango.exception [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus quickr community facebook integration java microsoft office server twitter xml
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Blog error when trying to “Notify Other Users”
Sat, Sep 25th 2010 12:15p   Jonathan Halman
A Blog owner was trying to notify the members of the Community (to which the Blog belonged) about a blog post by clicking on “More Actions” -> “Notify Other Users” and then selecting all from the  “Pick From Community” list but it caused the error shown below when they clicked send: Notification could not be sent because the email address 123456AB-A1B2-1234-1234-12345678ABCD was not valid. Check the spelling of the email address and try again. The error me [read] Keywords: ibm community email facebook password profile twitter websphere
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Collaboration University
Fri, Sep 24th 2010 2:00p   Jonathan Halman
I was fortunate enough to go to the Collaboration University in London this week and listen to some very smart people talk about Quickr and Sametime. It was particularly good to see and hear about Quickr 8.5 which had only been released 8 days before. I’m looking forward to testing Quickr integration with ECM in our lab which thanks to Rob Novaks presentation should be a lot easier (especially as this has not been properly documented yet). Something that I notice more and more is the numbe [read] Keywords: collaboration quickr sametime facebook integration linux twitter
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LotusLive and on-premises integration
Thu, Aug 12th 2010 3:30a   Jonathan Halman
Here’s something I didn’t know, you can integrate the offering from LotusLive with your existing on-premises Notes/Domino infrastructure. All you need is a Domino server in the DMZ and an OU certifier. There’s an article on Nathan Freeman’s blog that explains it well. This straightforward hybrid approach is exactly where cloud offerings need to be, giving greater flexibility rather than the one-size fits all scenario. [read] Keywords: domino notes ntf facebook integration server twitter




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