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.
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)!
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.
I’m waiting at Heathrow Airport for my flight back from ICONUK and I have to say that the event was a big success.
It was the perfect place for such an event and I enjoyed my session on TDI very much: Read more
The session title “The lazy administrator, how to make your life easier by using TDI to automate your work” says pretty much everything about what we want to show. Read more
I’m building a new IBM Connections 5 test installation on my new MacBook Pro.
During the installation of the pre-requirements unfortunately IBM DB2 ESE 10.1 hung during installation (of course without logging an error message). Never had any issues with DB2 before so I started googling. Read more
After adding the CSV file in part 2 we now want to add a comment to this file to inform the users what was changed.
Create a Comment
The atom entry document for the comment was already created in the previous steps of the TDI script and is called atom-entry-comment and looks like this. The part in red will be the actual comment: Read more