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”

Orient Me & CfC LDAP authentication

In many companies, it’s a requirement to only allow administrative access using a personalized user account. Therefore I thought it might be helpful to be able to configure the LDAP authentication with CfC. For CfC this is possible out of the box but because Orient Me isn’t using the default deployment path of CfC you need to do some customizing to get this working: Continue reading “Orient Me & CfC LDAP authentication”

Orient Me: Rethink your Docker storage driver configuration

I did some research around Docker storage drivers, CfC and Orient Me the last days because I had some issues in different Orient Me installations. Finally, I came to the conclusion that the Docker storage driver configuration which is installed by the Orient Me setup might need to be customized for a production environment. Continue reading “Orient Me: Rethink your Docker storage driver configuration”

Urgent fix for IBM Cloud private 1.2 & IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers 1.1

As of today, all IBM Cloud private 1.2 & IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers 1.1 environments stopped working because of an expired certificate. Because Orient Me is based on CfC 1.1 all Orient Me installations are affected too.

Below a list of the known issues: Continue reading “Urgent fix for IBM Cloud private 1.2 & IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers 1.1”

Downsizing Orient Me

First of all: This is not supported by IBM and also not intended for a production environment!

Orient Me 6.0.0.1 does not run on a 4 core virtual machine which means that I’m not able to run it locally on my notebook. Therefore I searched for a solution to downgrade Orient Me to be able to install it locally. Thanks to Ben who also blogged about this.  Continue reading “Downsizing Orient Me”

Orient Me with Docker 17.06.0-ce

Since yesterday Docker 17.06.0-ce is available. While installing CfC, which is part of the Orient Me installation, the installation process will install Docker using yum install docker-ce. This will install the latest available version. Unfortunately, the CfC installation, as well as the Orient Me installation scripts didn’t run successfully with this new Docker version.

The whole story: Continue reading “Orient Me with Docker 17.06.0-ce”

Social Connections 11: All you need to know about Orient Me

In my second presentation, I was talking about how you can install Orient Me in your environment based on the needed installation steps and many useful tips & tricks: