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
Last week IBM introduced Watson Workspace, a collaboration tool that leverages the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.
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
OK, we now have all our IBM WebSphere, TDI and DB2 logs inside the Elasticsearch index DB and want to gain some insights.
Kibana is the way to go to create visual representations of the data, following Video shows you what you can do with it: 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
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
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
As Luis Benitez blogged about, there is a new IBM Connections Theme which looks pretty nice.
I just installed it on our production server but of course I had to customize it to our corporate needs. Unfortunately I had no luck doing this through changing CSS style definitions as described here. Read more
In a recent customer engagement I was asked how a Media Gallery can be locked so no further image upload is possible.
Reason for this was that they wanted to use the Media Gallery as voting platform for a competition with a defined end date. So the Gallery had to be locked down at this date but the Community members should still have read access to the uploaded images.
I just upgraded our Connections environment from 4 to 4.5. Unfortunately it didn’t run as smoothly as expected.
I did a side-by-side migration (no application artifacts export) and copied all content stores to the new server
A really nasty problem was that all activities file uploads could not be accessed after the upgrade 🙁