HCL Connections – Journey to Connections 8  

By Urs Meli | 2/27/23 10:10 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Wannes Rams

After the Connections 8 CR1 had been released, we upgraded our production environment. This is our journey

HCL Connections Docs 2.0.2 High CPU load  

By Urs Meli | 1/12/23 9:32 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Wannes Rams

We noticed on at least 2 environments, that the CPU load was around 100%, Memory usage 100% and Swap used 100%. Prior to the update, the servers ran happily and did not show any issues. The process list (htop) showed a lot of /opt/libreoffice7.2/program/soffice.bin tasks.

Keycloak and Kerberos  

By Urs Meli | 1/12/23 9:29 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Wannes Rams

Goal: Login to your Windows Client and do not have to login to Connections Motivation: Sure you can configure SPNEGO directly in WebSphere. But you might want to support OTP/WebAuthn for external users which are not in your AD?

Connections 6.5 – Invite first impressions   

By Urs Meli | 12/11/19 2:29 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Yesterday we upgraded our productive environment from Connections 6.0 CR6 to 6.5. This time we decided to do an in-place update. Updateing the base from WAS to and 6.0 CR6 to 6.5 would have taken around 2 hours of downtime in our case. Because we had an invalid proxy-config.tpl file (our fault), which broke the install process, it took 4h. Next time we should check the xml files first…

IBM Connections Systemd on Centos / RHEL 7  

By Urs Meli | 5/29/19 7:58 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Matteo Bisi

Starting Deployment Manager as a SystemD Service. Save the code below to /etc/systemd/system/dmgr.service

IBM Connections - File Viewer 1.0.6 - Journey to Mime  

By Urs Meli | 12/15/14 1:14 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

We encountered a strange issue. We uploaded a thousends of files through the IBM SBT. Upon testing the files in the File Viewer 1.0.6 we saw that *.doc worked but the *.docx wouldn't. Having a quick look at the Files database showed, that all the docx/pptx had either no mime - type or the binary/octet-stream. After correcting the mime-type everything worked.

Traveler - logging user activity - Part 1  

By Urs Meli | 11/20/12 11:59 PM | - | Added by Niklas Heidloff

Ever wondered that traveler does not provide any statistics about the user activities? Do you want to know how much data gots transmitted over your traveler server? The statistics from the traveler task gives you just a brief overview but if you want to track a single user you are lost, are you?