Thursday, September 29, 2016

Some personal considerations after ICONUK 2016 and IBM Social Enterprise Executive Exchange

This month starting from 16th until 21th i was able to attend 2 different events, first IconUK in London, a user group event  and then Social Enterprise Executive Exchange in Venice organized by IBM .

This 2 events was different with different kind of attendees but both was  focused about IBM social  collaboration software in different declination and now, after some days I like to share my opinion about our movement: I'm Happy!

First of all our community , we are amazing!
I'm an IBM Champion from 3 years and during this period I was able to attend some of this events in Europe and US and having the opportunity to share experience , meet other Champions and Bloggers from over the world it's every time a better experience.
Thanks all for your friendship !

After this I really like to kudos IBM because during this events I had the opportunity to talk with Barry Rosen, Ed Brill and Rishi Vaish and I have really appreciate the availability and  the patience showed replying every questions about sw news, support, functionality and roadmap.. thanks !

Last but not least, I've to say I also liked what I heard about IBM software and roadmaps: in a big family like our maybe not all of us could be happy at same time but personally I think IBM is going to right directions and during next months when we will be able to have new features and products like Verse extensibility , Cognitive features, Toscana ,  Verse on prem and so on  our works will became better and easier than today .

Thanks all for read, i hope to see you all at IBM Connect 2017

Saturday, September 24, 2016

How to: Install WAS9 Http9, Plugin 9 and configure WebSphere cell inside a docker images - iconuk 2016

During my session in IconUK we have made an interesting live demo where we showed also the live build of an Websphere 9 image with the WebSphere cell configuration.

I've uploaded the docker file and all response file used on my github account  here

As you can see we have build our images starting from Ubuntu 16.04, the nice news is
both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Docker are supported

Feel free to comment the post , or contact me over skype or twitter if you need more clarification.

Friday, September 16, 2016

My slides from my iconuk 2016 session

This morning i had the honor to take a session during ICONUK 2016 together with my friend amico Andrea Fontana about Docker and IBM collaboration software.

At the end of the session we did a live session while we was showing a complete build of Was 9.0 images and we showed a complete Wesbphere Portal CF11 running inside a container with his http server.

During next days i will release too some of the dockerfiles on my git hub account , stay tuned.

ICONUK, some news about IBM Verse on prem

This morning i followed another great session from  IBMer Barry Rosen.

Verse on prem (VOP) will be available as gold image during next December

VOP will be available as zip file to download, and the setup will be very simple , so you will have to copy someting over domino file system and start it ! Obviously some configuration to the IBM Connections parts involved should be done to inside some properties.

VOP is thinked to be easy to setup and mantain .. can't wait to see it live!

To have a complete Verse experience, you will have to integrate VOP to your IBM Connections environment or if do not have one, IBM will provide free entitlement for IBM Connections profiles, files, and Docks viewer.

Last thing the VOP search will use  on Domino engine and not solr like cloud version did.

Now some slides from Barry's session

verse on prem architecture

Verse on prem timeline

How do i get VOP

IN the next slide you can see the new prioratize inbox that will be released too and will use Watson to analyze and prioritize mail for you and your business ( this feature will be available first in english then in other languages)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Icon uk domino's roadmaps

Hello all, i'm in London for ICON UK and i'm looking  the roadmap sessions from Uffe and Barry.

They just confirm the news about extend domino support ungtil 2021 and they are saying also another things : from here we will have fixed delivery date of new sodtware and reached the day we was declared we will ship it.... amazing!

Verse on prem will be available starting from November 18th
VOP will be included in following entitlement
Ceo plus Messaging or enterprise Cal / pvu
Messaging collaboration express
Dual entitlement

Docs viewer entitlement will be included into vop too to makes a sinilar experience than cloud version.

MIcrosoft Ouloook for mac support isn't now yet scheduled because is a completely differnt technologies that win version.. we will investigate next month to see if this version could be requested enough to build a dedicated version.

IBM Notes templates will be delivered as dedicated setup during next month while requested.

Notes client is not death but the emphasis will be on Verse on premises. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

IBM Domino and IBM Notes 9.0.1 , today was a good day ! Support extendet at least to 2021 and new FP7 released.

Today was a good day for IBM Domino and Notes, because IBM has announced the extension of support at least to  9 Sept 2021 and also they will continue to develop new features though the brand new Feature pack.

About this topics you can read a lot of blog post like this one from Roberto and this one from Paul.

IBM later on the day have released the new Fixpack 7 for 9.01 on fixcentral that will entroduce a lot of new fixes and also new functionality like Xenserver 7.7 support and new SSL encryption features.

To read more about FP7 , check this post from Johnny .

Now i like to end this post with repeating the start  sentence :

Today was a good day for Domino and Notes , we will have new features and support (at least) for next 5 years !!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How to: websphere liberty profile and ssl trusted store

Today i was exposing a java application running on websphere liberty profile through a reverse proxy but the applications wasn't working properly.
From the browser debug tool I saw some errors 500 with the following headers errors: PKIX path building failed: PKIXCertPathBuilderImpl could not build a valid CertPath.; internal cause is: The certificate issued by CN=GeoTrust Global CA, O=GeoTrust Inc., C=US is not trusted; internal cause is: Certificate chaining error

The reverse proxy was configured to expose the app with TLS security so I've exported the certificate from Firefox to a file using crt format.

After the certificate response, i followed the following steps :

  • ssh to the server and copy the crt files
  • cd  /opt/was_lp/usr/servers/servername/resources/security
  • /opt/was_lp/java/java_1.7_64/bin/keytool -importcert -trustcacerts -alias AliasCert -file cert.crt

aftert the keytool you will get the folloing confirm request

Trust this certificate? [no]:  yes
Certificate was added to keystore

as last steps you have to configure the trusted stor inside the server.xml that is usually in a path similar 


here check if the following line is present and then check the password.

<keyStore id="defaultKeyStore" password="passwordStore"/>

After a restart the websphere liberty profile had trust the SSL certificate and the app has started to run properly.