Category: Connections

IBM Customizer – Do not reboot the worker node – personal reminder

Rule #1: Drain the worker node before a reboot. Consequences if you do not follow the Rule #1: the mongo-db gets corrupt and you need to repair it.Steps to repair the customizer DB: delete the contents in mongo-node-0, mongo-node-1 and mongo-node-2’s

IBM Component Pack 6.0.0.6 upgrade Kubernetes 1.11.1 to 1.11.5

According to this cve There’s a potential issue with kubernetes 1.11.1 which is used in the component pack 6.0.0.6. So I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the kubernetes version to the patched point release 1.11.5. The long

IBM Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.6 – reveal the elasticsearch secret

In order to combine elasticsearch and Connections you need some of the elasticsearch certificates. With version < 6.0.0.6 those certificates could be found in /opt/certs. With the latest release, they are created directly into your kubernetes cluster. With this simple

IBM Component Pack 6.0.0.6 – quest for the missing elasticsearchsecret

Now the Customizer is up and running. Now I tried to put the elasticsearch stack. Following the IBM documentation, I was able to add a new worker node, dedicated solely for elasticsearch. Putting the additional images in my dockerregistry, installing

IBM Connections Component Pack 6 Installation – Customizer

Today I tried to install a small POC environment for the Customizer only. 1 master node and 2 workers. Following the IBM documentation is straight forward. In my POC I relied on the Deploying a non-HA Kubernetes platform path. I

IBM Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.5 iFix 1 – First impressions Customizer

Direct link to the download The update is really easy. But I only use the customizer at the moment. In short: remove the old pods, upload the new images to the environment and install the new pods with helm. No

IBM Connections Customizer first steps – Improve Search Results View

At the beginning of August, we had an interesting training for IBM Connections Customizer. Everything you need to know is here: Customizer on Github Hide unnecessary things in connections is easy, just inject the appropriate css. Which is much easier

Connections 6 – homepage glitch after ifix install

Hi After installing all the official iFixes for Connections 6.0 as of August 15, our customer noticed a small white line in the homepage.                   Adding the following lines to custom.css should

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New my community widget – prototype

Today I was fiddling around with some of the Connections API’s. Came out with a little widget which shows all my communities in one widget. Ordered by title. Search works for the title and the tags. It makes finding communities

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IBM Connections 6 – Disable Guided Tour

Thanks to IBM Support: To disable the Guided Tours, perform the following steps: 1) Log in to Connections as a user that is mapped to the Admin role for the Common application. 2) Navigate to URL https://[fqdn]/connections/config/highway.main.gatekeeper.tiles 3) Set these

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