Wednesday, August 24, 2016

IBM Sametime desktop client build available

Today IBM release a new Sametime desktop client build over live update service (I'm on CE datacenter).
This new client is also available for download on account settings -> download and setup ->View chat options) .

This are the issue addressed on this build:

Live update should be activated clicking on Settings  -> tools -> enable  , disable live update.
Live update is not available for Sametime Embedded client for Notes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How monitor the usage ,the status and adoption of IBM Connections ? Panagenda Connections Expert

When you are working with IBM Conenctions probably you will be asked to monitor the usage, the status and the adoption of the environment.

Panagenda during the last few months has released a new product named Connections Expert that could fit this requests.

Connections Expert is released with 2 license named basic (free of charge!) and professional, is build as virtual machine appliance and is based on following components:
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Tomcat 8 Application Server 
  • NodeJS 6 Application Server 
  • Nginx 1.10 Reverse Proxy Server 
  • Java 8 Virtual Machine 
  • PostGre SQL 9.5 Relational Database Server
In addiction to the appliance you have to install on Connections DMGR an interface application named Bridgehead that transfers IBM Connections statistics directly to ConnectionsExpert.

After the deployement of VM and bridgehead application you are ready to start and monitor all Connections features like the folling examples:

from dashboard you can see a complete overview about user simulation response time and applications status:

on other tabs you can see applications usege:

or file library overview:

On other tab there are salso the Community activity (moving the pointer over the baloon you can see more data about communities)

This was only few examples about how you can see using this solution.

Reading this page you can find following a complete overview of Panagenda CE with the differences between basic or professional version, pricing and the forms to ask the free licence.

In my opinion if you are using IBM Connections you have to try this solution because is really fast to deploy and give you a complete control over Connections usage, status and adoption.

If you are interested in more details please contact Panagenda or your preferred Panagenda Partner !

Thursday, August 18, 2016

IBM Traveler available on fixcentral

IBM has released  on fixcentral the new cumulative IBM Traveler with the following new fixes:

  • > LO89772 - Multiple replies sent to meeting chair from invitee using Apple Native Calendar
  • > LO82881 - Domino server may crash if $NTTrack field is corrupted.
  • > LO89471 - Traveler invitee status may be incorrect if using mixed case Internet addresses.
  • > LO89606 - Number of recipients limited to 100 when sending mail from a mobile device.
  • > LO89745 - Traveler server enters constrained state when load balancing a large number of users.
  • > LO89840 - IBM Verse mobile application fails to download entire mail for very large mail documents.
  • > LO89952 - Deleted device still present in the Web Administration UI after the 30 day reap interval.
  • > LO89954 - E-mail not in sent folder on mobile device when user sends and files an e-mail in Notes client

At this link you could read the Server release documentation with all info related

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ephox editor and application.conf in custom path

One of steps required configuring Ephox editors is create an application.conf file that must be placed in one of following path depending on the OS

  • linux       /opt/ephox/application.conf 
  • windows WAS_INSTALLATION_DRIVE:\opt\ephox\application.conf

Some weeks ago i was working on customer with an organization policy that enforce a different path for disk mount so i supposed to not use /opt/ephox/ path then i found a workaround using generic JVM argument where you can provide the right config for your environment like 

If you need more details read this page about this configuration on step 2

Monday, August 1, 2016

IBM Connections cloud Notes hybrid config, actions required (ip address updates)

There is a new ip address update required for customers on CE datacenter before 22th August 2016 for NRPC and SMTP protocol that must be done to avoid issue and services downtime.

If you have configured firewall security policy for Cloud connections please contact you IBM BP or write an email to to obtain new PDF updated on  8th July 2016 that will contains all ip address range included AKAMAI's range for web protocols.

Friday, July 29, 2016

IBM Connections upgrade: how fix CLFWZ0029E: A maximum of 40 widgets can be added.

In these days I'm working on IBM Connections upgrade from 4.5 to 5.5 and after the setup of the upgraded environment i was getting a repeating error on systeout like following that was very noisy on the log:

0000019c WidgetInfoSer E widgets.service.WidgetInfoService$1 worker CLFWZ0029E: A maximum of 40 widgets can be added.                          

Thie errors occourred because IBM Connections 5.5 have a limit of 40 widget for community, tu fix this erorrs you can add to LotusConnections-config.xml   the following property

<genericProperty name="MAX_WIDGETS_PER_PAGE">50</genericProperty>          

IBM Connections 5.5 , Ephox editors released

Ephox editors are included inside IBM Connections 5.5 entitlements and in my opinion are a great features to install and use.

Some days ago IBM has released on IBM Fixcentral a new build that include some new features (like Microsoft Edge support ) and bug fixes:

New Features

  • Images uploaded by EditLive! in Forums are now uploaded to the Forums storage rather than to Files.
  • Integration of into Connections.
  • Java 8 support for EditLive
  • Image upload failures now display more meaningful error messages.
  • Added image upload failure message handling for an error uploading in Forums.
  • Added logDownload setting to control whether 'logDownload="false"' is added to the end of image URLs uploaded by EditLive.

Bug Fixes

  • Spelling service caused problems for when there was no port in the URL.
  • Error uploading images in some Community pages.
  • ACL functionality for @mentions.
  • EditLive! could get stuck in background mode ("freeze").
  • Renamed editlive.css to ephox.css.
  • Updated @mentions profile search URL.
  • A function call was incompatible with Internet Explorer 8.
  • A function call was incompatible with Internet Explorer 7.
  • New Activities to-do items had an incorrect title.
  • Changed EditLive! upload behaviour to stop "editlive" tag being attached to Files images.
  • Autosave in wikis was moving the caret. This fix prevents the caret moving in most instances, except when the Table of Contents macro is used.
  • Added "spellingServiceEnabled" configuration item, to permit enabling/disabling the spelling service.
  • version upgraded to 1.3.2. Edge now supported.
  • Altered URL encoding behaviour to prevent URL encoding of "!#", which was causing incorrect behaviours in certain scenarios.
  • Reduced size of "lite" editor.
  • Improved "!#" handling to handle multiple links within a single content item.
  • @mentions fixes, notably around the handling of empty @mentions links.
  • CSS fix to prevent editor overlapping pop up menus in homepage
  • Improved activities attachment deletion behavior.
  • Removed filtering of existing incomplete @mentions.

If you need help about install procedure please check  Ephox documentations

To verify the Ephox editors currently installed on your server check the following URL:


and you should obtain this response

Ephox Editors for IBM Connections has been successfully installed.

This is release

The EditLive! version in this release is
The version in this release is