I had the pleasure to attend the “IBM Connections Pink Developer Briefing” last week in Dublin and I have to say it was the best IBM Workshop ever! Read more
Back from a very successful Social Connections event in Stuttgart, more than 260 participants were there and I enjoyed every minute!
Thx again the whole Soccnx team, the best event so far!
My session was titled “How to monitor your IBM Connections environment with Python Scripts, JMeter and Nagios” which is pretty self explaining.
I promised to publish all the plugins, here we go: Read more
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
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.
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
I will do a session on administration of IBM Connections and how scripts can help you doing this next week at BCCON in Hamburg with my good friend Christoph Stöttner. He is THE man on this topic and I managed to convince him that he needs me as a co-speaker. His only request was that I had to create a brand new python script, so here we go. Read more