IBM Connections PINK Troubleshooting Webinar Replay

I held a webinar version of my talk “IBM Connections Troubleshooting” from Social Connections 13 last week. The webinar was provided by panagenda and the replay is available here.

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.

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”

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)”

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. :)

Social Connections 12: IBM Connections Adminblast

Thanks to the Social Connections team for another great event. In my session “IBM Connections Adminblast” my mate Stoeps and I provided more than 50 useful tips and tricks around IBM Connections. Check the slides below:

AdminCamp 2017

Thanks to Rudi for another wonderful Admincamp in Gelsenkirchen. Below you will find my slides on the topics “IBM Connections Adminblast” and “IBM Connections Troubleshooting”. They are also available on Slideshare.