Category: Connections

IBM Connections Systemd on Centos / RHEL 7

Starting Deployment Manager as a SystemD Service. Save the code below to /etc/systemd/system/dmgr.service [Unit] Description=”Connections Deployment Manager” Requires=network.service [Service] User=connections ExecStart=/opt/ibm/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin/ ExecStop=/opt/ibm/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin/ PIDFile=/opt/ibm/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/logs/dmgr/ Type=forking Restart=no TimeoutStartSec=6000 TimemoutStopSec=600 LimitNOFILE=60000 LimitNPROC=12500 [Install] Enable dmgr at boot time: systemctl enable dmgr.service

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Connections – Mass file removal

I got a request to cleanup some files in a IBM Connections environment. Remove all the files created before 1.1.2015. Getting the list of files is easy. connect to files@ export to files.csv of del modified by nochardel select hex(ID),

Connections Customizer Lite

As we are currently only using the Customizer from the stack formerly known as pink (sfkap) I was suprised to find the Customizer Lite in the downloads. As my connections 6 lab is running with the sfkap I decided to

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 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 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 – reveal the elasticsearch secret

In order to combine elasticsearch and Connections you need some of the elasticsearch certificates. With version < 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 – 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 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