Ownerless IBM Connections Communities – Python Script for the rescue (and you can use it as Nagios Plugin as well)

We have a lot of ownerless IBM Connections Communities in our environment and I guess every Connections Admin faces this issue in his system.

I haven’t created a python script for a while, so challenge accepted. My specific task was:

  • Don’t use JDBC for DB connections
  • Create a python script which finds all ownerless Communities
  • Use the same script as Nagios Plugin
  • Integrate the script into our Nagios Monitoring

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The Silence of the Installers – ICSUG Event in Bremen

Last week I had the pleasure to present a session at the ICSUG event in Bremen. Topic was how you can automate the installation of IBM Connections prerequisites, the installation of  Connections itself and finally how you can automate post install tasks.

The event was a huge success, more than 100 people were attending, the Keynote was delivered by Kramer Reeves, almost 50 top-notch sessions and 15 IBM Champions were present.

Big thank you to Stefan Sucker and the WE4IT Team for this great event!

The Silence of the Installers on Slideshare

A movie how you can use all these scripts will follow soon.

It’s pretty sure that I will publish some of the code in future. Please contact me if you want to know in detail how this was done or if you want to help improving the scripts even further.

Add a new Webserver to all IBM WebSphere Apps/Modules through python script

If you define your Webserver in WebSphere before you install your applications the apps/modules will not be automatically mapped to this server.

Same happens occasionally even if you have installed your apps before you Webserver.

I.e. if you want to map your Webserver manually to your IBM Connections installation you have to click hundreds of times inside the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console or you use the following script which I created today:


If you already use Christoph Stöttners Connections Scripts from GitHub you are used to run the scripts through the cnxmenu.py. Right now this new script is not available in this menu but I will try to add it in future.

Have fun (and provide feedback if script works for you)!


AdminCamp 2014 – Mein erstes Mal

Endlich schaffe ich es einmal an eine Konferenz in Deutschland, genauer ans AdminCamp in Gelsenkirchen.

Ich freue mich sehr darauf 3 Vorträge mit Christoph Stöttner rund ums Thema IBM Connections Administration halten zu dürfen, mehr Detail dazu in der Agenda zum Event:


Falls Leser dieses Blogs auch am Event teilnehmen, schaut doch bei unseren Vorträgen vorbei und sagt Hallo.