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||Issue with Connections media widget timing out
Whilst building a new Connections environment for a customer we noticed a strange issue when uploading large files to the media gallery.
Initially I thought it was related to the size of the file, but the same file will upload to the Connections files application without issue. There is very little errors in the SystemOut.log for the Connections server, so I was baffled.
A PMR was opened and the very helpful Mr Dave McCarthy was the PMR owner and we then started on our investigation. During the testing I noticed that the uploads appeared to timeout after 20 mins, exactly 20 mins. After some experimenting on 4 different Connections systems, it was confirmed that it was a timeout, reguardless of the file policy or file library size. So not many people are on a intenet connection that may take 20 mins to upload a video, but we know it is an issue as the customer I was building the system for confirmed this.
After much digging through existing PMRs Dave was stummped, so the PMR was passed up the chain to the development team. Who confirmed very quickly that their is a setting in the config.js which is burried in the news ear file which has a time out set to 1200 sec (20 minutes)!! Change this setting and as if by magic the timeout issue is resolved.
To change the time out setting do the following :
Find this section, (Line 450), that specifies some timeout values,
including one for upload that is set to 1200 sec (20 minutes):
Raise the upload value from 1200 to what is needed to complete the large file upload on your connection speed and save the file. Then restart the News application to make the change effective. This file should be changed on the primary Connections node if you have more than one and sync the changes around the other nodes.
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How to stop FeedBurner from uglifying your clean URLs |
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 10:00a Stuart McIntyre
I’ve had to do this a few times in the past, so found myself googling it again this morning when I was updating some feeds…
If you use a Feedburner feed to allow others to receive posts from your blog or site, you may see URLs like this come through:
So what causes the nasty and very additions to the URL (the bit that starts with ?utm_source)?
[read] Keywords: domino
Honoured and somewhat shocked! |
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 7:50a Stuart McIntyre
I am truly honoured and somewhat shocked absolutely blown away to be on the list of IBM Champions for ICS 2014!
Thank you to those that nominated me and stood by me through some tricky times in the last year or so. Your support means a huge amount to me.
Congrats to all those listed below:
Daniel Lieber [read] Keywords: ibm
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 7:37a Stuart McIntyre
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time
- David Bowie, Changes, 1971
Life never stands still, does it? That’s one of the pure joys of it – you never know what’s around the corner… You just have to have faith, step out, and do what you believe is the right thing.
And sometimes, [read] Keywords: collaboration
One of the new features in IBM Connections CR3: ‘community re-parenting’ |
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 1:32a Stuart McIntyre
As you may be aware by now, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) shipped yesterday.
Amongst the detail of that fixpack, is a description of the new functions contained within it:
1. Reparenting communities
This function allows an administrator to modify a top-level community to become a subcommunity of another community or modify a subcommunity to become a top-level community.
2. Community activities view
This function provides a view that lists all activities that are part of all [read] Keywords: connections
IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 released |
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 2:45p Stuart McIntyre
After a couple of false starts, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) has been released on FixCentral for download.
18.104.22.168-IC-Multi-CR03-LO77120 is 742 MB in size and is available for all server platforms.
It is a fairly major update, and therefore requires database schema changes. If CCM is installed then there is a requirement to update FileNet as part of the upgrade.
Here are some useful links:
Installing interim fixes Update strategy for IBM Connections 4.5 Fix list for IBM Conne [read] Keywords: connections
Automatically accepting all the defaults when installing VMware Tools on Linux |
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 11:10a Stuart McIntyre
You know when you’ve spent hours (or at least it seems like hours) completing a very dull repetitive task, and then suddenly you go “Doh!”?
I had one of those this morning when installing VMware Tools on a CentOS VM that I will clone to be the basis of about 5-10 other VMs. Usually this is a long process of accepting a bunch of default answers – it is really very unusual for me to take any non-default option, particularly when there is no X Windows installed. It’s one of thos [read] Keywords: centos
IBM Connections Touchpoint: on-boarding for new users |
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 1:43a Stuart McIntyre
A new project from the IBM Labs – IBM Connections Touchpoint…
The IBM Connections Touchpoint provides an interactive user experience that can be used for a wide variety of end user touchpoint scenarios, such as new user profile creation, community and network contact recommendations, organization polling and more, driving user engagement and increasing the business value of your organization’s social business platform.
Perhaps the best way to describe this is via screenshots:
Her [read] Keywords: connections
Reviving Social Business adoption |
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:40p Stuart McIntyre
A topic close to my heart…
Dennis Pearce of Information Week:
The last piece of the puzzle is how to turn a theoretical model like this into a practical analysis tool to help guide your adoption strategy. The first step we took at my company was to simplify the model to get a more focused communication plan. Since the goal is to jump the chasm and gain critical mass, in practice there are really only three groups to worry about:
The Early Adopters (which combines both early adopters an [read] Keywords: enterprise
IBM Sametime 9 Hot Fix 1 enables additional Connections integration |
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10p Stuart McIntyre
A couple of great new features shipped in IBM Sametime 9.0 Hot Fix 1 last week:
What’s New in Hot Fix 1
In Hot Fix 1, the following features were added to Sametime 9 Communicate, Conference, and Complete offerings:
The Chat Rooms widget displays a list of Sametime chat rooms and allows a user to enter a chat room directly from Connections. The Meeting Rooms widget displays a list of Sametime meeting rooms and allows a user to join a meeting directly from Connections.
Aspects of this [read] Keywords: collaboration
Managing Macs at Google Scale |
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 10:40p Stuart McIntyre
Google has one of the largest managed fleets of Macintosh computers in the world. With tens of thousands of assets to manage and an ever-changing security landscape, the organization has had to develop many of its own tools to effectively maintain its fleet and keep its end-users safe and productive. Macintosh Operations is the internal team tasked with developing these tools and managing these machines globally.
Interesting deck and audio shared at the Lisa ’13 conference earlier this month [read] Keywords: google