Watson Workspace – Send Nagios monitoring alerts to a WW space

Last week IBM introduced Watson Workspace, a collaboration tool that leverages the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.

Of course the WebGate team is already playing around with the provided API and Christian Güdemann already contributed a very handy Watson Workspace API Wrapper.

There is already a python wrapper which can easily used to send Nagios alerts to a Watson workspace, here some screenshots how it looks like: Read more

Fun with TDI (aka SDI) and AD/Domino/Cnx – Part 2 – Upload a file to Connections

Files can be directly uploaded to IBM Connections through the API via a HTTP request. This is documented in the IBM Connections 4.5 API Documentation i.e. when we want to update a file inside Connections we find some informations on how to this here.  

Unfortunately the documentation has no examples (as Carl Tyler nicely described in “The Domino Designer documentation team screwed us all“) and is far away from being perfect. Starting point for me was to use the SBT API Explorer on Greenhouse and/or a local Rest client (I’m using the Cocoa Rest client on my OS X machine). Read more

Fun with TDI (aka SDI) and AD/Domino/Cnx – Part 1

As you can see I really love abbreviations but for those of you which have no clue what I’m talking about:

  • TDI -> IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or the new name IBM Security Directory Integrator
  • AD -> Microsoft Active Directory
  • Domino -> IBM Domino Server
  • Cnx -> IBM Connections

Everyone knows the scenario, a new employee begins to work at your company but before he can use your internal systems he has to be manually added to thousands of systems.
This can be automated/simplified with TDI scripts and this was exactly what I did last week. Read more