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.

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”

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”