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Friday, 29 January 2010
IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus iNotes 8.5.1 on Citrix XenApp 4.5/5.0: A scalability analysis
Site analytic support in IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1.5
In this white paper, we discuss the importance and types of analytics and explain how to integrate WebSphere Portal into your favorite UEOI Web analytic software. We also discuss the exciting future of Web analytic integration into WebSphere Portal, including autonomic enhancements.
Setting up single sign-on between IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 and Computer Associates' SiteMinder
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Moving and renaming VMware images - WiP
A virtual disk is made up of one or more .vmdk files. If you have specified that the virtual disk should be split into 2GB chunks, the number of .vmdk files depends on the size of the virtual disk. As data is added to a virtual disk, the .vmdk files grow in size, to a maximum of 2GB each. (If you specify that all space should be allocated when you create the disk, these files start at the maximum size and do not grow.) Almost all of a .vmdk file's content is the virtual machine's data, with a small portion allotted to virtual machine overhead.
If the virtual machine is connected directly to a physical disk, rather than to a virtual disk, the .vmdk file stores information about the partitions the virtual machine is allowed to access.
Earlier VMware products used the extension .dsk for virtual disk files.
- It's probably a stupid thing to say, but make sure that the VM is not running; ideally, shut down Fusion / Workstation before proceeding
- Rename the subdirectory
- Remove the log files - they play no part in the actual operation of the VM, but may be worth moving/backing up for future reference
- Remove the appListCache directory - this MAY be a VMware Fusion feature which I don't use, so don't mind losing
- Rename all of the files
- Replace references to WPX615 in the .VMX, .VMXF and .VMDK files
PS Some very useful hints from here
Enabling Business Space to work with IBM InfoSphere MashupHub
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Social Software .... Development
Integrating Lotus Connections social software into the Rational Team Concert Web interface provides many new collaboration capabilities that allow you to identify, connect with, and exchange ideas with a wide community of IT and business stakeholders, partners, and end users. You can:
- Learn more about your colleagues, by accessing their complete social profile
- Find out what's happening in your community, blogs, wikis, and activities
- Search for technical and business contacts based on their experience, skills, or key relationships
- Publish work items as Lotus Connections activities or microblog status updates
- Microblog ideas and status updates from the dashboard
- And more ...
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Notes/Domino 8.5.1 Fix Pack 1 is available on Fix Central;
Friday, 22 January 2010
WebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management Beta Three Now Available
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Open Mic: Planning for deployment of Lotus Sametime 8.5 - 27 January 2010
Support Content Highlights for IBM WebSphere Portal/ Web Content Management (January 2010)
Losing, and then finding, File Type Associations with Lotus Symphony on Mac OSX
- Choose Lotus Notes -> Preferences
- Navigate to IBM Lotus Symphony
- Choose File Type Associations
- Choose the appropriate file types e.g. All, Open Document Format, Microsoft Office 2007 etc.
Once done, I was able to double-click on a file from within Finder, and have it open up in Symphony within the Notes client as I'd expect.
Monday, 18 January 2010
Deja Vu - I've been down this road before ...
2. Open the Server document.
3. Click Internet Protocols > Domino Web Engine.
4. Below Java Servlets, select Domino Servlet Manager in the Java servlet support field.
5. Save and close the document.
After making these changes, you need to restart the HTTP task (enter restart task http on the server console) for them to take effect.
Installing WebSphere Portal Server 6.1.5 on Windows ...
I used the following script to unpack the images: -
unzip CZ8G7ML.zip -d c:\temp\W-Setup
unzip CZ8H2ML.zip -d c:\temp\W-1
unzip CZ8H8ML.zip -d c:\temp\W-2
unzip CZ8I4ML.zip -d c:\temp\W-3
unzip CZ8I5ML.zip -d c:\temp\W-4
unzip CZ8I6ML.zip -d c:\temp\W-5
unzip CZ8I7ML.zip -d c:\temp\W-5A
using the ubiquitous unzip.exe tool ( part of PKZip iirc ) to expand the ZIP files.
Hope this helps ...
Friday, 15 January 2010
Configuring Microsoft Windows single sign-on for IBM Lotus Connections
The SSO is achieved by means of Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO), which is a GSSAPI "pseudo mechanism" used to negotiate one of a number of possible real mechanisms. The negotiable sub-mechanisms include Windows NT LAN Manager (NTLM) and Kerberos, both of which are supported by Microsoft Active Directory.
Windows SSO can be implemented in a variety of ways, including via WebSphere® Application Server SPNEGO Trust Association Interceptor (TAI), Tivoli® Access Manager, or other third-party access managers.
In Lotus Connections 2.5, the Windows SSO support is built on WebSphere Application Server SPNEGO TAI. Figure 1 illustrates how the SPNEGO authentication is performed with WebSphere SPNEGO TAI (excerpted from the developerWorks article titled, "Administering the SPNEGO TAI: Tips on using Kerberos service principal names").
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Using Lotus Sametime Connect client in a load-balanced Sametime server environment
However, because of this algorithm, we cannot use network sprayers in front of Domino servers. When a Notes client uses a Network Sprayer address as a Domino server address, the network sprayer may make the final connection to any of the Domino servers behind it. If the name supplied by the client is not the Domino server name of the selected server, the connection will be broken.
This fix provides a mechanism to skip the server name checking to allow this configuration to work.
NOTE: This mechanism is suitable ONLY if the database being accessed is available on all the Domino servers being sprayed to! This is only true for very constrained configurations. For example - Sametime Servers that want to use SSO, or clusters in which all accessed databases have replicas on all servers! There are many configurations in which this feature will not work.
To enable this feature, on each of the Domino servers behind the network sprayer add NETWORK_SPRAYER_ADDRESS=sprayer to notes.ini. Where "sprayer" is * * to match any name, or the DNS or HOST file name of the sprayer itself, or a comma separated list of names.
Monday, 11 January 2010
WebSphere Portal NOW - BP Enablement @ IBM Hursley Park on February 17/18
Friday, 8 January 2010
Now this is a sight that you don't see every day ...
Want to run Windows applications natively on the Mac, without using VMware Fusion, BootCamp etc. ?
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Using Tivoli Directory Integrator to populate Lotus Connections Profiles from a Domino group
/opt/IBM/TDI/V6.1.1/ibmdisrv -s . -c Domino_Group_Members_into_Profiles.xml -r Domino_Group_Members_into_Profiles
With thanks and kudos to many, including: -
and three awesome products; Lotus Domino and Tivoli Directory Integrator and Lotus Connections.
Plug Plug Plug - IBM Lotus Connections 2.5: Planning and Implementing Social Software for Your Enterprise
Guess what I'll be reading on the plane to Boston ...
The first book to cover the newest version of the breakthrough product from IBM: Lotus Connections 2.5. This book includes practical techniques for building dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers that promote innovation, business agility, and authoritative guidance for business and technical planning, deployment, integration, and much more. Social networking is the newest frontier in business collaboration, and IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 gives businesses the tools they need to make the most of it–easily, securely, and cost-effectively.
In this book, a team of IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 experts thoroughly introduces the newest product and covers every facet of planning, deploying, and using it successfully. The authors cover business and technical issues and present IBM's proven, best-practices methodology for successful implementation. The authors begin by helping managers and technical professionals identify opportunities to use social networking for competitive advantage–and by explaining how Lotus Connections 2.5 places full-fledged social networking tools at their fingertips. IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 carefully describes each component of the product–including profiles, activities, blogs, communities, easy social bookmarking, personal home pages, and more. The book contains practical coverage of administering Lotus Connections 2.5 and detailed guidance of integrating and extending Lotus Connections 2.5.
VMware Server 2.0.2 and it's use of datastores
vmrun -t server -h https://orac:8333/sdk -user root -password passw0rd register "[standard] $1/$1.vmx"
vmrun -t server -h https://orac:8333/sdk -user root -password passw0rd start "[vmwares] $1/$1.vmx"
vmrun -t server -h https://orac:8333/sdk -user root -password passw0rd start "[vmwares] $1/$1.vmx"
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Want to add a CD/DVD repository to Ubuntu's APT sources.lst ?
sudo apt-cdrom add
Patching things using Ubuntu Server 9.10
Testing patch ./vmware-server.2.0.1_x64-modules-18.104.22.168-fix.sh: 71: patch: not found Sorry, problem with the patch, I can't apply it
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Changing the default search engine for Firefox keyword searches ...
CTGDKE039E Error occurred when creating TDI Property store
On the subject of aliases ...
I'm a super-massive fan of time/labour saving devices, and that goes for command-line tips n' tricks to save me: - (a) typing more s...
I'm tinkering with a tool that uses pip and python, and was seeing: - zsh: /usr/local/bin/pip: bad interpreter: /usr/bin/python: no such...
I've just spent ~1 hour trying to get a pair of Powerline adapters to .... pair. This involved pressing a "Pair" button on one...
So this is a fresh installation of Oracle 12c ( 22.214.171.124.0 ) on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 box. All has gone well ….. until now …. When ...