| Recent Blog Posts
Moving IBM Connections databases to another disk|
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 6:25p Kenio Carvalho
On my connections test server i installed everything in one machine.
The home directory for db2inst1 user ends the file space
The databases and all containers are under the default of /home/db2inst1. So we can use db2relocatedb to move them.
First i tested this here with the sample database, and it worked. Your configuration file should look like the following (This is for FILES DB, you will have to change at least the DB_NAME for the others):
WebSphere Portal 8.5 CF08 Video Series|
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 7:24a Kenio Carvalho
This is a video series about the new features of WebSphere Portal 8.5 CF08
Creating a site with Site Builder: Administrator
Creating a site with Site Builder: Content Authors
Exploring the site toolbar and site manager
Editing options in the site manager
Troubleshooting calendaring & scheduling issues with CalPull database tool|
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 7:54p Kenio Carvalho
This tool allows Help Desk / Support personnel to generate automated emails to a user having difficulty with a Calendar event. The email contains a button for the receiving user to click which will allow them to select the problematic document, automatically extract and email the requested data back to the requestor (or a mail-in database).
See this technote from IBM
IBM Champion for Middleware|
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 8:51a Kenio Carvalho
For the first time i was nominated IBM Champion for Middleware. Since the beginning of the program (2011) i was nominated IBM Champion.
Thanks IBM. New category new opportunities
The list of all IBM Champions for Middleware class 2016
The Revolution OS|
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:58a Kenio Carvalho
I was researching Linux and its development. I found the link to the video Revolution OS that shows how beautiful is the story behind the movement of free software and open source. They changed the world.
Backup IBM Connections with TSM|
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 7:29a Kenio Carvalho
In this post i will describe the steps i follow to backup my IBM Connections 5.0. The TSM Server and Connections Serve are using Linux.
Install TSM Client on the IBM Connections Server.
Install gskcrypt and gskssl. Normally, these libraries can be found in an archive with the TSM Client.
#rpm -ivh gskcrypt64-8.0.x.x.linux.x86_64.rpm
#rpm -ivh gskssl64-8.0.x.x.linux.x86_64.rpm
# yum localinstall TIVsm-API64.x86_64.rpm
# yum localinstall TIVsm-BA.x86_64.rpm
TSM Client Configuration.
Effective way to clean up your IBM Portal Server on linux and save disk space.|
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 5:32p Kenio Carvalho
Today i receive a disk full alarm from my portal server. As usual i delete some logs and files left behind, but for this time this does not solve the issue.
Search for big files or what folder is bigger on linux is hard using du. Googling i found a nice toll and what i found was a big surprise.
I setup NCDU (NCurses Disk Usage) is a curses-based version of the well-known “du”, and provides a fast way to see what directories are using your disk space.
The setup is easy:
1 - yum instal
What i did to get more space on /tmp on linux.|
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 6:01p Kenio Carvalho
Yesterday i was installing a TSM Server for our company. The db2 installer complain about the /tmp size.
The installer need 2,5GB and my /tmp has only 2 GB.
I create a “disk” using dd command with 4GB on a partition with lots of space.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/usr/tmpDSK bs=1024k count=4096
mkfs -t ext3 /usr/tmpDSK
mount -o loop,exec,nosuid,rw /usr/tmpDSK /tmp
After the db2 installation i umount the /tmp and mount it back using fstab -a
Administration differences between the SmartCloud Notes service and on-premises Domino|
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 5:09a Kenio Carvalho
Today i receive an mail with this article.
Some administration features that are available in an on-premises Lotus Domino environment are unavailable, are implemented differently, or have limitations within the SmartCloud Notes service.
It is very important to know this differences.
Common SSL configuration issues and solutions|
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 7:03a Kenio Carvalho
This WebSphere Support Technical Exchange will discuss WebSphere Application Server (WSAS) SSL topologies, SSL terminology, messages and config options like dynamic outbound endpoints, show some common problems and solutions with SSL sessions between WSAS and plug-in, LDAP, Dmgr and nodes, remote hosts and clients.
Click on this link to open the wecast record
Day One Fix Available for IBM Connections 5.5|
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 6:38p Kenio Carvalho
IBM released the first fix for IBM Connections 5.5
Download document for IBM Connections 5.5|
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 6:22p Kenio Carvalho
Download the correct images for IBM Connections can be easy if you know what you need to download.
IBM published the download document with image numbers and description.
Notes/Domino Calendaring & Scheduling field descriptions.|
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 6:10p Kenio Carvalho
If you want to develop applications with Calendaring & Scheduling you need to know how to create the several types of documents.
This TN has the list and description of the fields used by Notes/Domino
IBM Connections 5.5 available for download|
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 6:16p Kenio Carvalho
Today i search for IBM Connections 5.5 download on Software Catalog and i found it
BM Connections V5.5 Multiplatform Multilingual eAssembly (CRY8GML)
IBM Connections 5.5 has many new features.
Whatch the webcast replay here.
Error when opening TDI Configuration Editor (CE)|
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 8:27a Kenio Carvalho
Today i can’t open the TDI Configuration Editon on one of my servers.
One dialog box appears with the error ” Review the .metadata.log for details.”
To solve the problem:
Go to the /.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.resources/ directory.
If there is a .snap file, then delete or move to different location.
For reference read this IBM TN
WebSphere Portal V8.0 setup SPNEGO and a small big difference|
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 6:22p Kenio Carvalho
Setup SSO with Windows Desktop is not so hard. But when things is not well documented you can get a big headake. A customer ask to implement this SSO. The environment was a WebSphere Portal V.8.0 cluster and the user repository was AD 2012.
I setup the system following several documents from IBM and other blogs. The SSO just not work.
Searching a log for one solution i found the following:
DES Encryption and Kerberos Authentication:
Starting with Windows Server 2008 R2, domain controllers
HTML signature on iNotes|
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 2:30p Kenio Carvalho
Today i found a solution for a customer migrating from Exchange to Domino/SmartCloud. He want to add signature using html on iNotes
You can use HTML within a iNotes signature by encapsulating all HTML tags within brackets [ ] to mark the text as pass-thru HTML.
If you use an image, the file must exist on a Web server that the iNotes client can access. For example, you can store the image within the domino/html directory of the Domino server and reference the image using the Web address such as h
What to do if you don’t know the WebSphere Portal server ports?|
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 8:34p Kenio Carvalho
If you are not sure what your port number is, use the list-server-ports command to determine the port number. Change to the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine/log. Run the list-server-ports task to generate the WebSphere_Portal_PortMatrix.txt file. For example: ./ConfigEngine.sh list-server-ports -DWasPassword=password.
Change to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/cw_profile/ConfigEngine. Run the list-server-ports task to generate the server1_PortMatrix.txt file. For example: ./ConfigEngine.sh
Multiple Vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect IBM Notes and Domino|
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 4:57a Kenio Carvalho
There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 6 SR16FP7 that is used by IBM Notes and Domino. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2015. They are fixed as part of IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 6 SR16FP15.
See the security bulletim here
Packaging the Liberty profile server|
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 3:38a Kenio Carvalho
A compressed file of your Liberty profile containing a server runtime environment, server configuration, and applications can be created using the included packaging wizard. Because a Liberty profile server is lightweight, it is useful to package up applications and the server in a compressed file. You can then store this package, distribute it to colleagues, use it to deploy the application to a different location or to another machine.
To package your Liberty profile environment:
Stop the ser
Route messages to Smart Host|
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 3:25a Kenio Carvalho
A smart host is a directory server to which SMTP-routed messages are sent when the message recipient cannot be found in the IBM® Lotus® Domino® Directory or other secondary directories configured on the server.
Typically, a smart host is used in organizations that employ multiple mail systems within a single Internet domain. Users on these systems may not be in the Domino Directory. For example, if some users are on a UNIX® sendmail system but their inbound messages are routed through the Do
Setup RFC 822 for outbound SMTP on Domino.|
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 7:14p Kenio Carvalho
You can have Domino add a phrase to the sender’s address on outbound SMTP mail and specify the name component to use as the address phrase. By default, addresses do not include phrases. If you choose not to support phrase-style addresses, you can specify that Domino remove any user-added phrases in the recipient fields of outbound messages.
You configure this address format using the “RFC822 phrase handling” field in the Configuration Settings document, under the MIME – A
IBM Champions for 2016 is out|
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 1:11p Kenio Carvalho
Congratulations to all IBM Champions Class 2016. Since the first 50 i was a member of this group.
I will be back!
Complete list here
Change the log language on WebSphere Liberty profile|
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 6:00a Kenio Carvalho
To change the log language:
Create the file jvm.options on /etc/
Add the parameter -Duser.language=en (for english).
Restart the Liberty Server.
HTTP response splitting attack in WebSphere Application Server|
Thu, Nov 5th 2015 5:02p Kenio Carvalho
There is a vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server that could allow an HTTP response splitting attack in Channel.
More information on this link
Disabling WebSphere administrative security when admin console is not accessible|
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 2:12p Kenio Carvalho
/bin/> wsadmin -conntype NONE
Restart the servers.
Enable the security from administrative console.
Once the needed corrections are made, you can re-enable security in the admin console and then restart WebSphere.
Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal|
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 6:26a Kenio Carvalho
Several versions of WebSphere Portar are vulnerable.
BM WebSphere Portal could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to restrict access to resources located within web applications. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain configuration data and other sensitive information.
How to fix this vulnerability ? Go to this link from IBM
Sametime and Connections integration when you use self certificates|
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 6:04p Kenio Carvalho
I setup my IBM Connecitons integration with Sametime Proxy 9. The Connections server SSL is made using a self certificate.
XPages to Web App Part Eight: OSGi JAX-RS REST Access with ODA|
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 5:56a Kenio Carvalho
This is not a part of the series I had planned. But after I talked about the blog posts from Toby Samples about using JAX-RS for HTTP Servlets to provide more secure and tailored REST access to an NSF, I was conscious that this begged the question about how to use OpenNTF Domino API in such a servlet application.
Scheduling XAgents on a Linux box using Cron|
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 8:42p Kenio Carvalho
There is no simple way to schedule Java code that has been written for use with XPages. The best solution I have found has been to use “XAgents” and to poll the corresponding URLs somehow.
Performing staging to production using PAA in WebSphere Portal 8.5|
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 2:01p Kenio Carvalho
I used this tool when i was migrating from V8.0 to V8.5.5. This guide is a must read for WPS Administrators.
This guide provides a comprehensive approach to performing staging to production using Portal Application Archive (PAA) in IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5.
Preparing the source environment
Preparing the target environment
Creating the initial release
Deploying the initial release
Updates with syndication
Updates with ReleaseBuilder
Sametime and IBM Connections integration when you use self certification|
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 9:41p Kenio Carvalho
I setup the integration between Sametime Proxy 9.0 and IBM Connections a long time ago.
When i access the Connections homepage the sametime widget does not work. After some research i found a solution.
I need to install the Sametime Server Proxy Certificate on my browsers. After that the Sametime integration works fine on Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE.
A Java Rite of Passage|
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 10:29a Kenio Carvalho
The last couple of weeks has been a roller coaster of fun in regards to a work application and in regards to my extracurricular development activities. Suffice it to say, things are much improved and what follows is what I hope something that others can learn from, though a simple Google search makes me realize that I’m not only not the first, but bound to not be the last, to make the same mistake in Java development.
Moving from Domino to Wordpress|
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 7:00a Kenio Carvalho
For a long time i used Domino Blog template, since version 7.0.2. I moved the blog to WordPress this weekend. The migration process was not so beautifull. I just read the blog posts using a feed reader and then import into WordPress. I had some problems, related to WordPress security plugin, but now almost everything is ok
Moving from Domino to WordPress|
Sun, Oct 18th 2015 4:47p Kenio Carvalho
For a long time i used Domino Blog template, since version 7.0.2. I moved the blog to WordPress this weekend.
The migration process was not so beautifull. I just read the blog posts using a feed reader and then import into WordPress.
I had some problems, related to WordPress security plugin, but now almost everything is ok.
XPages on Bluemix – an Introduction in 3 Parts|
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 3:04p Kenio Carvalho
I recently made some videos about how to get started on IBM Bluemix using an existing XPages application. The focus was to show how to migrate your application to the SaaS platform IBM delivers with Bluemix and what caveats you have to overcome.
NotesIn9 186: XPages and IBM Bluemix Part 3|
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 2:59p Kenio Carvalho
NotesIn9 186: XPages and IBM Bluemix Part 3. In this show IBM Champion Oliver Busse concludes his 3 part series on getting started with XPages inside IBM Bluemix.
NotesIn9 185: XPages and IBM Bluemix Part 2|
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 2:57p Kenio Carvalho
NotesIn9 185: XPages and IBM Bluemix Part 2. In this show IBM Champion Oliver Busse returns to talk more about using XPages inside IBM Bluemix.
Replay Webinar Move Your XPages Applications to the Fast Lane|
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 10:07a Kenio Carvalho
In this webinar Howard Greenberg will cover these concepts and then apply them to optimizing an XPages application. Learn how to dramatically increase your XPages performance and make your users happy - you might even get a speeding ticket after this webinar!
From XPages to Web App Part Seven: OSGi Application Development Introduction|
Thu, Oct 15th 2015 8:41p Kenio Carvalho
In many ways, this part of the series is out of place, because I developed the CrossWorlds version of the application and subsequently copied the relevant Java files, jar files and resources into a plugin application as the OsgiWorlds version of the application.
NotesIn9 184: XPages and Bluemix Part1|
Wed, Oct 14th 2015 1:24a Kenio Carvalho
NotesIn9 184: XPages and Bluemix Part1. In this show, IBM Champion and all around awesome person, Oliver Busse returns to kick off a three part series on using XPages with IBM Bluemix.
Converting HTML Tags to XPage Tags|
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 11:25p Kenio Carvalho
As xPages becomes a common platform for other modern web frameworks, you may find yourself writing a lot of standard HTML (such as Twitter Boostrap markup) in your Domino Designer source panel. Here is a convenient reminder that most HTML tags can be converted to xPage tags by adding the xp: prefix.
NotesIn9 183: Thinking Different In XPages|
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 10:26a Kenio Carvalho
Ok, this show is a little different. Well.. a LOT different. In case you didn’t know, David Navarre runs an EXCELLENT blog at lostinxpages.com. He recently made a post that I thought was rather interesting: Writing and speaking about your code might actually make it better.
IBM Connections is not sending notifications|
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 12:48p Kenio Carvalho
Today a customer ask why his IBM Connections is not sending notifications and recent upddates is not working anymore. I got the SystemOut.log and see the following: [10/1/15 11:20:15:201 BRT] 000001e2 JMSPublisher E com.ibm.lconn.events.internal.publish.impl.JMSPublisher publishEvent CLFWY0148E: Could not obtain an event connection [10/1/15 11:20:15:201 BRT] 000001e2 LocalExceptio E CNTR0020E: EJB threw an unexpected (non-declared) exception during invocation of method
iOS 9.x native Calendar app may remove some repeating Domino calendar entries from device|
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 5:50p Kenio Carvalho
IBM's internal testing on iOS 9.x devices has shown that the iOS 9.x native Calendar app may remove some repeating Domino calendar entries from the mobile device. See this technote
New Manual Syndication from Portal 8.5 CF07|
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 8:17p Kenio Carvalho
From CF07, you can manually syndicate by using the following methods: Update This method syndicates items that are newer than the previous syndication. Items that are newer than the last syndication on the syndicator are sent to the subscriber. Items that are newer on the subscriber are not updated. Items that are created on the subscriber that do not exist on the syndicator are not removed from the subscriber. Rebuild This method syndicates all items that are newer on the syndicator. A
MWLUG 2015 sessions on Youtube|
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 8:11a Kenio Carvalho
This is a list of sessions of MWLUG 2015 enjoy https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg0OScbQKugOspIMa1vNzYAPFwqISaUmR
IBM XPages DatabaseName URL Parameter Whitelist |
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 5:32p Kenio Carvalho
In IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FixPack 4 and in releases containing the fix for SPR#MKEE9TKDEM, you may see an error page with the following error message: CLFAD0382E: The databaseName URL parameter value is not one of the allowed database names. The parameter is &databaseName=otherserver!!app.nsf. The allowed names are configured in the option xsp.data.domino.param.databaseName.whitelist. There has been a change in the XPages default behavior, that now requires that the allowable database
High CPU usage when Disk Queue is very high. (Domino + Windows)|
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 4:12p Kenio Carvalho
A customer has one Domino cluster with 2 members on a virtualized environment (VMWare). it is not a big environment (1600 users) but after 3 months working well some thing happened and the system does not work well. During a period of 4 hours (9 am to 13 pm) the CPU of one cluster member goes to 100% and the cluster does not send users to the another member. I check everything possible (this server has 800 GB of mailboxes) and run some administrative commands. I raise a PMR and sent NSD'
IBM Domino Web Server Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability |
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 10:49a Kenio Carvalho
IBM Domino Web server configured for Webmail is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials. Note that Domino servers configured for iNotes are no
Performance problems with Full Text Indexer|
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 10:38a Kenio Carvalho
Last week two clustered servers are facing performance problems. The cpu was very high for 2 hours and the disk queue above 5,48. During the problem the command set config UPDATE_NO_FULLTEXT=1 was issued and the cpu and disk queue decrease To schedule the full text index i use the this TN
Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF1 affect IBM Notes and Domino|
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 4:34p Kenio Carvalho
There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBMÂ® SDK Javaâ¢ Technology Edition, Version 6 SR16FP3 IF1 that is used by IBM Notes and Domino. These issues were disclosed as part of the Oracle April 2015 Critical Patch Update and are resolved by IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF2. Get the complete information and fixes here
I like the IBM Knowledge Base|
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 8:00p Kenio Carvalho
On April IBM stop the updates for IBM Knowledge Base database (lotuskb.nsf). I use this database on a daily basis. But now the beloved database was not updated anymore. The new way to work is Google or IBM Support Portal I like the database. I need offline access, some customers doesn't allow aliens laptops on their networks. I build a java project to update the legacy lotuskb.nsf. 1 - I get the URLs of the support feeds 2 - Read the feeds and extract the URL's to technotes 3 -
Rational Team Concert - 10 Free Licenses for Small Teams|
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:31a Kenio Carvalho
IBM Rational Team Concert integrates task tracking, source control, and agile planning with continuous builds and a configurable process to adapt to the way you work. Finally -- everything you need to build great software, integrated seamlessly together right out of the box. Get your 10 free license here
Google are removing support for Java, and other plugins that use NPAPI|
Thu, May 7th 2015 8:13p Kenio Carvalho
Google are removing support for Java, and other plugins that use NPAPI, from Chrome 45, which is available in September 2015. http://www.chromium.org/developers/npapi-deprecation Oracle are not providing an alternative interface for Java and recommend users use a browser that does support NPAPI. https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml Impact to IBM Web Content Manager 8.5 customers Customers using Chrome will not be able to use Ephox EditLive! from September onwards. It is
Setup IBM Traveler for IBM Verse App from Zero to Verse Hero|
Fri, May 1st 2015 9:42p Kenio Carvalho
I follow the steps bellow to setup my IBM Traveler 126.96.36.199 to allow the IBM Verse App. My Domino and Traveler is on the same machine using Linux. 1 - Install or upgrade the Domino server 9.0.1 FP3 2 - Install or upgrade IBM Traveler 188.8.131.52 3 - Configure Domino HTTP for SSL. This link was very useful for self cert. 4 - I am using iPhone. The easiest way to import the self cert was sending the cert by mail and then install the cert on the iPhone. 5 - Upgrade the Domino Di
How to specify port when ssh to server|
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 8:15p Kenio Carvalho
Need this kind of port today. The ssh 22 port was used on the firewall for another server. The admin publish the server using port 1234 According to man ssh: -p port Port to connect to on the remote host. This can be specified on a per-host basis in the configuration file. So you should be looking at: ssh -p 1234 user@host to connect to port 1234.
IBM Connections send notifications links as http not https|
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 7:24a Kenio Carvalho
Links on messages from IBM Connections contains links as https and http. The customer want's only https links How to set : 1 - On the DMGR profile: ./wsadmin.sh -lang jython -user admin_user_id -password admin_password 2 -Type the following on wsadmin interface execfile("connectionsConfig.py") 3 - Do a checkout of LotusConnections-config.xml LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("/tmp/",AdminControl.getCell()) 4 - Change de following to true 5 Checkin the new Lo
Domino SSO with Windows Desktop using SPNEGO|
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 12:37p Kenio Carvalho
This week i setup Domino SSO with Windows. The customer will launch a SharePoint portal server and need a SSO with Domino Web Applications. I follow this tutorial, the setup is very simple but some problems arrive. The Domino server have the FQDN domino.mydomain.com.br and the windows server server.mydomain.com.br. The SSO doesn't work. I read the message Attempt by HTTP client to authenticate using Windows NTLM security is not supported on Domino console. After the AD administrato
Setup IBM Cognos with Connections 5 on SLES11 and Oracle|
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 8:23a Kenio Carvalho
This week i spend several hours to setup a machine with IBM Cognos and IBM Connections 5 CR2 on SLES 11 SP3 using Oracle as database. The Cognos wizard complete the CognosBI setup but Trasnformer not. I set the logs to debug level and the messages does not help. The problem was when the error appears the wizard roll back the installation of CognosBI removing everything from WebSphere. After several reviews of the SLES libraries and Oracle client setup i made the setup only for Cogno
IBM Connections requires that XMLHTTP is enabled in Internet Explorer|
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 7:26a Kenio Carvalho
IBM Connections requires that XMLHTTP is enabled in Internet Explorer, either through ActiveX or native object, for the dynamic AJAX functionality to function correctly. Check Enable native XMLHTTP support in the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog Information from IBM TN 1698438
IBM Connections 5.0 Search index error.|
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 6:16p Kenio Carvalho
Some users are receiving the message bellow instead of the search results: CLFRW0075W: Failed to load the index at startup, it may not have been created yetâ The search index on one node was created/copied. To solve the problem i just copy the index from another node.
IBM Connections 5 CR2 released|
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 3:49p Kenio Carvalho
1. Update strategy for IBM Connections 5.0: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21683118 2. IBM Connections 5.0 requirements for IBM FileNet for use with Connections Content Manager (CCM): http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21683147 3. IBM Cognos Wizard for IBM Connections 5.0 Cumulative Refreshes (CRs) http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21696033 4. Fix list for IBM Connections 5.0 CR2: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg2
How to test your PC for the New "Superfish" Security Vulnerability|
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 3:36p Kenio Carvalho
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a piece of adware called Superfish that makes your computer vulnerable to all kinds of attacks. Superfish ships preloaded on many Lenovo computers, but can also be installed on any machine. Here's what's going on and how to test if you're infected. See the full article here
WebSphere Portal is removing Apache commons-httpclient JAR files|
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 9:13a Kenio Carvalho
Due to security vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-6153 and CVE-2014-3577) WebSphere Portal is removing the Apache commons-httpclient JAR files from all releases and replacing them with the newer version (Apache HttpClient 4.3.6). Note that the JAR files may not be removed by a specific interim fix but the interim fix will remove all WebSphere Portal uses of those JAR files and the JAR files will be removed by a subsequent Cumulative Fix associated with that release. These JAR files have been on th
Inactivate users based on a LDAP GROUP for IBM Connections|
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 7:27a Kenio Carvalho
One of our Connections customers has the following as a requirement: Inactivate users based on LDAP GROUP Solution The solution I found was to create a text file based on LDAP group and run sync_all_dns.sh command and then run the command delete_or_inactivate_employees.sh The java program The class bellow read the LDAP and verify if the user is a member of the group. I not found good information on how to use the ITDS API to check if a user is a member of a group, so i need t
IBM Web Content Manager Library Dependency Graph Portlet|
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 12:29p Kenio Carvalho
The IBM Web Content Manager Library Dependency Graph v1.0 (LDG1.0) is a portlet that visualizes your Web Content Libraries and their dependencies. The portlet allows you to see very quickly the relative size of a Web Content Library, as well as identify any interactions between your libraries. It even allows you to modify those interactions and dependencies between those libraries in place. Features include: Visualization of Web Content Libraries relative size. Visualization of dependencies bet
Installation Manager asks to close a WebSphere process though WebSphere Application Server is not running|
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 5:39a Kenio Carvalho
When trying to update a existing installation using IBM Installation Manager, the following message appears: Error: The WebSphereÂ® Application Server is currently in use. Please stop the server I reboot the server and try again but no success. Installation Manager show the message . I check the process using ps -ef | grep java and no java process are running. The solution: Delete the pid file on logsservername
WhatÂ´s new in Policies for Domino 9.0|
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 5:34a Kenio Carvalho
There are changes and enhancements to return receipt behavior on both outgoing and incoming mail messages. For Notes client users, the administrator can configure the behavior through policies: For Inotes clients the Return Receipt behavior is set via notes.ini settings: iNotes_WA_SendReturnReceipt=2 display prompt giving user the choice whether to acknowledge the return receipt iNotes_WA_SendReturnReceipt=1 always send return receipt - default behavior iNotes_WA_SendReturnRecei
How to find which process is using a TCP Port in Windows|
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 4:01p Kenio Carvalho
Today i started my Domino server and the HTTP task doesnÂ´t loaded. The console showed a message indicating the port 80 is in use. I shutdown the server and search for a process listening on port 80 but how? Use netstat -ano on the command pronpt. You will see thad the PID 7152 is using the TCP port 80. Go to taskmanager and add a column to view the pid . I discover that skype was using the port 80. So i start skype after Domino starts.
Setting up social rendering |
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 6:03p Kenio Carvalho
In a default IBMÂ® WebSphereÂ® Portal V 184.108.40.206 full or upgrade installation, the social rendering features are not installed. Portal administrators can enable social rendering. Note: This version of social rendering does not work with remote web content rendering by using WSRP. For more detailed information about performing remote rendering of web content see Performing remote rendering with WSRP and the web content viewer in the IBM Web Content Manager documentation. Enabling social rende
Default port numbers for WebSphere Application Server versions|
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 4:00a Kenio Carvalho
WebSphere use a lot of ports. To avoid conflicts or just to remeber check this article
How to determine the IBM Connections version|
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 11:05a Kenio Carvalho
I found this tip here. ItÂ´s simple just use the url http:///homepage/web/jsp/about.jsp. The version is in the footer of the page
Security Bulletin: For safer administration of IBM Domino server, use Domino Administrator client |
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 3:20p Kenio Carvalho
IBM Domino Web Administrator (webadmin.nsf) has two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and one cross-site request forgery of low CVSS score. These vulnerabilities do not exist in the Domino Administrator client. To prevent the potential for these attacks, use the Domino Administrator client or mitigations listed below. Domino Web Administrator is deprecated. IBM Domino Web Administrator (webadmin.nsf) has multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities of low CVSS score. These vulnerabiliti
WCM 220.127.116.11 InLine Editing|
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 6:02p Kenio Carvalho
Last week i found this new feature. You need Portal/WCM 18.104.22.168 Inline editing enables users with edit access to a content item to edit that item from within the web page itself instead of using the authoring portlet. This feature is available when you display content with a web content viewer portlet.
Time/Date views in Notes: What are the options?|
Wed, Oct 16th 2013 6:33a Kenio Carvalho
Yesterday a custommer complaint about the performance of one application. I found several views using date calculations This is a know problem and this TN explain the solutions for date calculations in views
COMPRESS_LZ1_CREATE parameter no longer works on Domino 9.0|
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 7:17a Kenio Carvalho
As an administrator you want to enable LZ1 compression on databases by default. In previous versions of Domino you used the parameter COMPRESS_LZ1_CREATE=1. Since upgrading your servers this parameter no longer works This parameter was implemented for initial testing and not designed or ever intended for general release. Development deliberately removed the parameter in 8.5.2 . There is an enhancement request SPR DPBE8TVN2F requesting that this functionality be implemented again in a
IBM File Viewer|
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 4:12p Kenio Carvalho
IBM File Viewer provides a high-fidelity viewer for IBM Connections files and community files in the web user interface. You can view files directly within the IBM Connections Files and Communities applications. Supported Open Document files include word processing documents (.odt), spreadsheets (.ods), and presentations (.odp). You can also view Adobe PDF and the Microsoftâ¢ equivalents of these file types â Word (.doc and .docx), Excel (.xls and .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx).
IBM Connections Bookmark - Install Add Bookmark toolbar|
Tue, Oct 8th 2013 8:00a Kenio Carvalho
Bookmarks is a set of social bookmarking tools that you can use to save, organize, and share Internet and intranet bookmarks. If you have not done so already, install the Add Bookmark browser toolbar button from the Bookmarking Tools link in the footer of the Bookmarks window. Visit a web page that you want to bookmark and click the Add Bookmark toolbar button to create a bookmark.
DST in Brazil|
Tue, Oct 8th 2013 6:28a Kenio Carvalho
Every year we have problems with DST. Scheduling, messages. ItÂ´s common here in Brazil administrators setup the OS (windows or linux) to not observe DST but some companies observe DST. On the Notes Client "The "Use the Operating System's Timezone Settings" should always be set to Yes for all Notes client versions Setting this parameter to "No" may cause unpredictable results in currently supported versions of Notes software. This setting is considered obsolete and is not rec
Sametime 8.5.2.x Migration to Sametime 9|
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 11:57a Kenio Carvalho
Because of changes to Websphere Application Server architecture, it is not possible to perform a straight migration from Sametime 8.5.x (based on Websphere 7.0.0) to Sametime 9 (based on Websphere 8.5.5). Instead, you must deploy Sametime 9 separately from your 8.5.x deployment and then reproduce any custom configuration items the Sametime 9 deployment. A key area of concern is the migration of user based data stored in DB2 such as your Sametime Meeting Rooms, Chat Rooms and Broadcast communitie
IBM Connections 4.4.1 for iOS7|
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 9:26a Kenio Carvalho
ItÂ´s available today.
10 tips for getting your employees on board with social|
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 7:26a Kenio Carvalho
Heidi Ambler, director of IBM Social Business, offers these tips to help your organization devise a successful social media strategy. Link
Domino HTTP Active Thread recommendations|
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 7:43a Kenio Carvalho
What is the recommended maximum number of active HTTP threads for a LotusÂ® DominoÂ® server? You set this value in the "Number active threads" field on the Internet Protocols - HTTP tab of the Server document. This TN can answer your question
Upgrade the embedded sametime client on Notes 9|
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 7:54a Kenio Carvalho
IBM Sametime 9 was launched a few weeks ago. When i saw this video i do the upgrade of my embedded Sametime client on Notes 9 The process was very easy, just download the package, shutdown the Notes Client and run the installer.
Integrating IBM Connections with IBM Sametime|
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 2:00a Kenio Carvalho
Just finish the integration between our Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 and IBM Connections. This guide is a excellent material to get started. My environment is not the same, but with few modifications, i got Sametime and Connections working together. On the page 208 the author show hot to display connections photos ins Sametime web client instant messages. If you have a few users it is easy to fill the PhotoURL field but if you have a lot of users you need the power of Domino Agents and @Function
Adding a New Disk Drive to an Centos 6 System|
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 9:47a Kenio Carvalho
I have several servers with Centos running Domino, Sametime etc. I need to setup Sametime Proxy just to use with IBM Connections and Mobile Devices. We are a small deployment but need more disk space to setup the Proxy on the same machine of the community server This command above show the hard drives installed # ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 After instal a new one i get this # ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb dev/sdb is the new hard disk
SSO Connections and Domino|
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 7:51a Kenio Carvalho
A good document on how setup SSO between connections and other IBM products.
Personal names in Brazil and Domino Directory|
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 9:11a Kenio Carvalho
Here in Brazil we are known by first name. The Domino Directory only lists people using Last Name, First Name. I know is not a good idea to change Domino Directory but users are very confused to work with Last Name , First Name. So i change some views (column name) on the Domino Directory and change the person name order to First Name Last Name For reference you can read the article Personal names around the world People DisplayPersonName := @Trim(@Implode(@Trim(@Subset(FirstNa
Should Microsoft kill SharePoint?|
Wed, Sep 18th 2013 7:26a Kenio Carvalho
From my inbox today http://memeburn.com/2013/09/should-microsoft-kill-sharepoint-gartner/
A week within the Matrix|
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 12:09p Kenio Carvalho
The past week has been very productive and exciting. I worked with two engineers from RedPill which are very famous in the community of ICS and IBM also Champions. This week I was totally immersed in a process of modernization of Notes/Domino applications that really impressed everybody, as much as for the customer, which has one of the highest Notes/Domino installations in the world. The numbers are impressive, both in number of users, servers and applications. In a week we have created 200+
Homepage Search: Profiles server fails while creating the initial index|
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 5:10a Kenio Carvalho
When trying to create the initial index for Global Search from the Homepage server, the index update fails with an error. To prevent further problems with indexing, perform a search in the Profiles database for any null entries in the table EMPINST.EMPLOYEE. select * from EMPINST.EMPLOYEE where EMPINST.EMPLOYEE.PROF_DISPLAY_NAME is null If any entries are returned they must be updated with an entry in the display name column for the Profiles feature to index successfully. To prev
Recommendation to delete and recreate Notes Traveler account on BlackBerry 10 devices after upgrading Notes Traveler server to 22.214.171.124 or later|
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 5:17a Kenio Carvalho
Notes Traveler users using BlackBerry 10 devices must delete and recreate their BlackBerry 10 Notes Traveler account on the device when the Notes Traveler server is upgraded from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 or later to ensure maximum compatibility. NOTE: This is required only if the device had previously been connected to a Notes Traveler 184.108.40.206 server. No action is required if setting up a new 220.127.116.11 or later server or if connecting a new device to an existing 18.104.22.168 server. The BlackBerry 10
Knowledge Collection: IBM WebSphere Portal Performance|
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 6:18p Kenio Carvalho
How should I start tuning WebSphere portal Server for better performance ? This tuning guide provides details about the parameters that you can tune to improve portal performance. This guide serves as a very good starting point to start portal tuning process before production usage. Performance tuning guide for WebSphere portal on IBM i This document discusses additional performance tuning recommendations that is specific to running WebSphere Portal on the IBM i platform. The focus is more
Just in case you donÂ´t have a graphical interface on linux|
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 2:43p Kenio Carvalho
Transfer files between machines is easy using Filezilla Client. But if you donÂ´t have a graphical interface you need to know some commands. You can use sftp or ftp http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-unix-ftp-commands/
Configure fixed IP Centos|
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 7:41a Kenio Carvalho
I am configuring a Centos 6.3 box and need to setup a fixed IP. Above the steps ## Configure eth0 # # vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE="eth0" NM_CONTROLLED="yes" ONBOOT=yes HWADDR¤:BA:DB:37:F1:04 TYPE=Ethernet BOOTPROTO=static NAME="System eth0" UUID=5fb06bd0-0bb0-7ffb-45f1-d6edd65f3e03 IPADDR=192.168.1.44 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 ## Configure Default Gateway # # vi /etc/sysconfig/network NETWORKING=yes HOSTNAME=centos6 GATEWA
How to check the version of Java in Notes|
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 4:00a Kenio Carvalho
There are three options: OPTION 1: About IBM Lotus Notes -- In Notes, select Help -> About IBM Lotus Notes -- Click the "Configuration Details" button and look for the following line java.runtime.version=pwi3260sr12ifx-20121108_01 (SR12) OPTION 2: Issue "java -version" command -- In Command Prompt, navigate to jvmbin -- Issue the command java -version -- The output should appear as follows: java version "1.6.0" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build pwi3260
Testing network services using telnet|
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 4:00a Kenio Carvalho
Information bellow from TN1437778 Many internet protocols are ascii based and can be accessed through a simple telnet connection. You may want to use telnet to troubleshoot many of these products so that you can remove a lot of the complexity. HTTP connections 1. Connect to the target server using telnet, specify the port for the web service. telnet serverName port 2. Once connected to the server type the following replacing the serverName with the website's internet address:
Highlighting important information related to File Server Roaming in Notes and Domino 8.5|
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 12:29p Kenio Carvalho
1. What is File Server roaming? 2. How does File server roaming differ from Domino server roaming? 3. How does an administrator configure ("upgrade") a user to roam using a file server? 4. How does an administrator "downgrade" a user from file server roaming? Each question is answered below: 1. What is File Server roaming? File server roaming is the ability to house a roaming user's files on a standard file server instead of a Domino server. This functionality has been reques
Customizing Display Name IBM Connections 4.x|
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 9:14a Kenio Carvalho
One of the most important part of the IBM Connections is the person profile. The full name of the person, in general, is stored on a corporate LDAP. Last week i am in charge to populate the profiles database with photos, and a lot of data from LDAP. The person attributes on the ldap , like SN, CN, Display name was in capital letters like FIRST NAME LAST NAME. We donÂ´t want this kind of display names, The solution: Custon function before importing the users. Copy this function