IBM Connections PINK Troubleshooting Webinar Replay

I held a webinar version of my talk “IBM Connections Troubleshooting” from Social Connections 14 last week. The webinar was provided by panagenda and the replay is available here.

Secure private Docker Registry

Last week I had the use case to deploy a private Docker Registry in a Cloud environment. One prerequisite was that the Images should be available for everyone (pull) but pushing Images should be secured by a password authentication. It was decided to host the Registry on Azure using the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) beside some other services. In this post, I will provide an overview how to deploy a Docker Registry in AKS.  Continue reading “Secure private Docker Registry”

Social Connections 13: Troubleshooting Connections PINK

I was able to talk about IBM Connections PINK Troubleshooting at Social Connections 13 in Philly today. You will find my slides on Slideshare.

I will be hosting a webinar on May 17. You are welcome to attend to see this session again. You will find more information here.

IBM Cloud private, Microclimate, Cloud Garage, Twelve-Factor App, DevOps, …

After one week in Las Vegas where I attended IBM Think 2018 I’m finally back home in my regular daily routine. It was a great time! Meeting friends and customers, attending IBM and Community sessions as well as giving my own talk.

Beside my IBM Collaboration Solution topics my mate Stoeps and I used much of our time to learn about new tools, methods as well as dig deeper into them. Mostly related to Microservices, Docker and DevOps. We talked with many IBMers, attended Keynotes and talks about these topics.

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IBM Think 2018: IBM Connections Troubleshooting

I was privileged to speak at the IBM Think in Las Vegas today. In my session, I talked about IBM Connections Troubleshooting and mainly focused on the IBM Connections PINK topics.

In case you missed it:
We are planning to provide a webinar version of this session too. Stay tuned.

My experiences with Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.5

IBM released Connections Pack 6.0.0.5 earlier this week. With this new release, IBM added new features and improvements:

  • Full upgrade path
  • New Sanity monitoring service
  • Elasticsearch performance enhancements
  • Support for changing the IBM Cloud private user credentials
  • MongoDB now uses Intermediate CA for internal communication

I did a new installation as well as an upgrade and would like to share my experience in this blog post. Continue reading “My experiences with Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.5”

Visual Update 1 with IBM Connections 6 and Customizer

IBM published a preview release of the Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections (also known as Project Periscope) end of last year. Since then it’s possible to enable the preview in your IBM Cloud Organisation using the App Catalog.

But you can also test it on-premises with IBM Connections 6 and Connections Customizer. How to do it? Continue reading “Visual Update 1 with IBM Connections 6 and Customizer”

Deploy and use Connections Customizer

Some weeks ago IBM released Connections Customizer (on-premises) as part of the Component Pack 6.0.0.4. In this post, I would like to describe how to deploy, configure and use it.

First of all, you need to install Connections Customizer (or the whole Component Pack) by following this documentation. This will include the prerequisites like installing IBM Cloud private, configuring persistent storage as well as the installation process itself. Continue reading “Deploy and use Connections Customizer”

Changing the Connections Admin user in a CCM enabled Connections installation

While migrating a Connections environment side-by-side I had the challenge to also change the connectionsAdmin and filenetAdmin alias user. In this blog post, I will describe the necessary steps to successfully switch the admin alias to another user. This post will be focused on the Filenet/CCM part. Continue reading “Changing the Connections Admin user in a CCM enabled Connections installation”

Deployment tips for Orient Me, Metrics & Customizer (ComponentPack 6.0.0.4)

Last week IBM released ComponentPack 6.0.0.4 which includes an updated Orient Me version, the new Elasticsearch based Metrics as well as the Connections Customizer. In this post, I would like to share some of the stuff I learned in my first installations and updates. Continue reading “Deployment tips for Orient Me, Metrics & Customizer (ComponentPack 6.0.0.4)”