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)”

Social Connections

I’m happy to announce that I joined the Social Connections team last week! Besides my work as Consultant at panagenda, I will now support the awesome #soccnx to organize great future events!

Some words on #soccnx: Social Connections is an international IBM Connections and social business user group. We meet twice a year and since 2015, we have been splitting the events between Europe and North America. Our conferences are 2-day events filled with keynote sessions, quality speakers, captivating break out sessions, lots of IBM Champions, a Gala night with extra specials were socializing is the focus, speed sponsoring and of course lots of networking! We have a strong focus on Social Collaboration technologies (Enterprise Social Networks) as well as on the implementation and adoption processes. The events are aimed at both existing and prospective customers and partners, and at individuals with both business and technical perspectives.

ComponentPack 6.0.0.4: Docker storage driver configuration

With ComponentPack 6.0.0.4 IBM changed the Docker driver from overlay to devicemapper. Which is a good thing because there were some issues before (more information). But please be aware that you shouldn’t use the default settings in a production environment!

Why? Continue reading “ComponentPack 6.0.0.4: Docker storage driver configuration”

IBM Connections Adminblast: Slides & Video

IBM Connections Adminblast was introduced by Christoph Stoettner and me at Connect 17 in San Francisco earlier this year. Since then, we’ve been giving more Adminblast sessions on many other conferences. All of them had been updated versions with plenty of new stuff in it:

Did you attend one of them? Cool, but be sure to check out the latest version! If not, you have now the possibility to replay my new webinar version. Anytime, Anywhere. :)