Thursday, November 16, 2017

WebSphere How To: fix errore ADMG0011E while Application Server deletion

Working on a WebSphere 8.5.0.2 environment I was unable to delete an Application server getting the error ADMG0011E:

An error occurred while deleting the server. ADMG0011E: An unexpected exception occurred com.ibm.websphere.management.exception. AdminException: Exception in removeTargetFromCUs()..


Inside DMGR and NodeAgent logs I wasn't able to find anything related but inside DMGR FFDC, folder I got a log generated during the deletion time frame with following exceptions:

Caused by: com.ibm.wsspi.management.bla.op.OpExecutionException: CWWMH0121E: Could not read configuration data for composition unit "WebSphere:cuname=<Application_Name>,cuedition=BASE". Error data: com.ibm.wsspi.management.bla.op.OpExecutionException: Enterprise application data for composition unit "WebSphere:cuname=<Application_Name>,cuedition=BASE" could not be read. at com.ibm.ws.management.bla.model.CompositionUnitConfig.read(CompositionUnitConfig.java:293)

After some research  I've found this question on  DeveloperWorks and than I've fixed the issue following this steps:

  1. Deployement Manger stop
  2. check inside WAS_INSTALL_ROOT/profiles/Dmgr_ProfileName/config/cells/Cell_Name/applications if an  Application_Name.ear folder with same FFDC name Application_Name was present
  3. If the folder on step 2 was missing check inside WAS_INSTALL_ROOT/profiles/Dmgr_ProfileName/config/cells/Cell_Name/blas and than delete  Application_Name if present
  4. check inside WAS_INSTALL_ROOT/profiles/Dmgr_ProfileName/config/cells/Cell_Name/cus if the  Application_Name folder is present than delete
  5. Deployement Manger start
  6. Full Nodes Sync from WebSphere console
  7. Tried again to delete the  Application server and it worked!

Thanks to  Jeanette Daly for the detailed response provided at this page .

Friday, November 10, 2017

ICON UK Events: Around the Table - Nov 17 : Domino and Notes 10, Verse On Prem 1.0.3, Domino 9.0.1 Fp10 and more ! Replay available

Today there was a really interesting webinar from the monthly  ICON UK around the table webinar about IBM di Domino 10 announcement and others interesting topics.


I really enjoyed the Q&A part with
This are some of the response:

Domino2025jam 
Jam will be mostly about the future after Domino10 but IBM will listen about request to better understand  what community and customers needs and  to prioritize the related developments
.
9.0.1 FP10
FP10 will be released probably during January 2018

Beta program Domino10
Yes ! There will be a beta program ! 

Domino 10 e Notes 10
Yes ! We will also  have Notes 10

Verse On prem 1.0.3 disponibile seconda metà 
Probably during December 2017 (second half) will be released VOP 1.0.3 with mail&calendar delegation and maybe Sametime integration .

Xpages
There is no no intent to discontinue but the future is under reviews .

below the webinar replay from   ICON UK youtube channel   (thanks guys for your work! )




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

IBM WebSphere 9 with Java 8.0 Service Refresh 5 : how to fix sync issue when LTPA token become invalid

During last weeks I was working on  WebSphere Portal 9 environment who runs over a WebSphere Application server 9.0 FP4 with last JVM available 8.0 SR5 .  Every day after some hours I've noted the nodes goes in unsynched status without a clear reason and after a manual SyncNode the syncronization will be restablished until the next day.

After some investigation I noted sync issue was started at the end of the LTPA token with the following errors:

Node Agent:
[11/3/17 17:05:35:849 CET] 0000006b AdminServiceI 3   invoke method throws exception
                                 com.ibm.websphere.management.exception.AdminException: javax.management.JMRuntimeException: ADMN0022E: Access is denied for the isNodeSynchronized operation on NodeSync MBean because of insufficient or empty credentials.

DMGR
[11/3/17 17:05:52:651 CET] 00000105 SecurityHelpe >  isCertPathValidatorException Entry
                                 com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSLoginFailedException: Validation of LTPA token failed due to invalid keys or token type.


I've open a PMR and after I've send the log   ( remember to follow the Must gather steps when you set logs to WAS support) IBM support has recognized a similar behavior on  known APAR

IJ00732: JAVA JIT: INCORRECT RESULTS FOR PATTERNS OF SHIFTED AND OR'D BYTES
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IJ00732
Due to this JIT failure, sudden LTPA toke validation issue happens and it results into the  synchronization issue.

Would it be possible to see if the issue can be avoided by the JVM entiry?
System administration > Deployment manager > Process definition  > Environment Entries
Name: TR_DisableIORByteSwap
Value: 1

I've followed the suggested workaround and the issue was fixed !
A new JVM 8.0.5.5 now scheduled for Nov 13th  will fix this issue.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 available for download

IBM  has relased on fixcentral  the new IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 with some very interesting update like Support for the Conversion Server on Linux and track changes functionality, to see who has modified what inside documents.
This are othere features released in this upgrade:

Enabled the Notification API of editing session start and end for 3rd party repository integration.
Watermark with real time information can be customized in File Preview of Document and Spreadsheet files.
Added Cell Protection support in spreadsheet files for 3rd party repository integration.
IBM Docs can be configured to automatically check in documents to FileNet repository through IBM Content Navigator.




IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 contains all previously released CR and ifixes.
More info available on release note page and reading this Martti Garden blogpost  that announce also the Track change release for Connections cloud during November.

IBM Jump Session: IBM Domino Applications on Cloud - 8 November 2017

As you probably know some weeks ago IBM has announced a new service named Domino Application on Cloud , to host customers application inside Domino Docker container on Bluemix.

IBM Support has scheduled a Jump session on this topic for 8 November 2017 with the following key arguments:

  • Introduction to the offering
  • How it is structured
  • Pre-requisites
  • Configuration
  • Start-up options

This webinar is scheduled for:
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM EST (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-5 hours) for 60 minutes


Webinar and group chat will be available to the following link

Web conference password: webcast2017

This is a new interesting offering from IBM that could provide the feature missing from IBM Smartcloud Hybrid configuration, if you could be interested i strongly recomend to not miss this webinar because usually it end with Q&A.

For any other details like phone numbers or ics calendar entry please visit this page.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

You have to read this : IBM Domino run will continue indefinetly ! Domino 10 and more will comes out during 2018

Today IBM has announced a partnership with HCL about IBM Collaboration software development:

In few words HCL will take in charge the development of
  • Domino 
  • Notes
  • Traveler
  • Sametime ( !!! )
  • IBM Verse
  • IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook
  • IBM Client Access (ICAA)
  • IBMEnterprise Integrator (LEI)
  • IBM MobileConnector 
This basically means a change of the route with huge investments and as result during 2018 we will see some major release coming like Domino 10 and more !

Nothing will change for customers and Business partners, license and support still in charge to IBM .

Domino 9.0.1 FP10 and  IBM Verse 1.0.3 will be released before the end of this year.


IBM today has also clarified  that development of Notes and Domino will continue indefinitely!

IBM has also announced an Ideation Jam named Domino2025 so anyone likes to contribute with idea and suggestion to roadmap and features is invited to contribute.

Below an ED Brill video with a recap about this exiting announcements !


Saturday, October 21, 2017

My favorite 4 sessions from Social Connections 12

Social Connections 12 took place a few days ago in Vienna and there were a lot of interesting sessions about administration, customization, adoption and case history related to IBM Connections.

IBM took the opportunity to announce several important Connections news releases that will be released over the next few days / months..
Unfortunately  I've miss this opportunity but i like to share inside this post my 4 favorite sessions from this event, thanks for share your slides guys !

  • Nico and Christoph with Adminblast for IBM Connections
  • Christoph about automation , Ansible and Connections
  • Robert   and his adventure about Connections ethical hacking
  • Daniele  and Martin with Connections deep dive customization