Wednesday, February 15, 2017

IBM Connections Cloud: administrative partition released

During last days IBM has released a new administrative feature named partitions.
After enabling partitions, an organizational Administrator can split the administration to local admin, eg based on org/country/city data contained inside the Domino Directory.

To see partitions details see the following documentations (thanks Maurice Teeuwe ! ).






Thursday, February 9, 2017

IBM Connections 5.5 , how to expand Wikis policy size

IBM Connections 5.5 like previous versions has several policies to limit and organize the space of Wikis, File library and other features.

In this post I like to describe the steps needed to expand a Wiki policy size, this procedure isn't complicated but I think a blogpost about this could be helpfully for some rookies admins.

Open a  wsadmin prompt   , and start Wikis administration

execfile("wikisAdmin.py")

now create a new policy named Wiki 2GB with 2GB size

WikisPolicyService.add("Wiki 2GB", 2147483648L)


this will be the respose

A policy was added with the new id b5231c92-af29-41af-3259-c6e1a9665824 .


Now to assign the policy to the Wiki we need to know the wiki's UID

with following command we could extract all wikis info 

WikisLibraryService.exportSyncedResourceInfo("c:/community_wikis_output.xml", "community")

now we have to search community names inside the xml and then look the value after the name included in this snx:objectIdentifyingId 

<snx:objectIdentifyingId xmlns:snx="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/sn">22101b6a-3cf0-4238-afd2-3db031c82219</snx:objectIdentifyingId>


Using the following command we can assing the new policy to the desired Wiki

WikisLibraryService.assignPolicy("22101b6a-3cf0-4238-afd2-3db031c82219","b5231c92-af29-41af-3259-c6e1a9665824")


If customer prefer to expand the default size to a new limit like 2GB we can use the following command

WikisPolicyService.editDefault(2147483648L)


To see furthers details pleas read  this Wiki page .

Monday, February 6, 2017

IBM Mail support for Microsoft Outlook 2.0.1 FP3 available for download

After few days until last upgrade, yesterday I've received from Live update service the new FP3 for IMSMO.

This FP  introduce some fixes and corrections and finally, the introduce the ability to save the account password.

To find this new setting , go to   Control Panel -> Mail -> email account setting

double click on the IMSMO account, then after click nexdt you will be prompted for username and password, then you will be asked about the save:







Read this page to get the complete list of the fixes introduced with this FP 3.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

IBM Mail support for Microsoft Outlook 2.0.1 FP2 available for download

IBM has published  on fixcentral and Live Update service the new  FP2 for  IMSMO 2.0.1 .

This release introduce a relevant number of fixes ( included also  "alarms can re- trigger again after dismissing them " )  , improves the stability and introduce also some new debug parameters.

If you are working on IBM Cloud you probably receive soon the alert of new release like the following



after some clicks and next next finish you will able to easily update the client.

This FP2 will introduce also a  new set by default : "Prevent copying or moving data between different accounts or *.pst files".
If you like to know more about this statement and see how disable it , please read the releated technote.


Reading this page to find the complete fixlist.

Friday, January 27, 2017

IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Preliminary Release Notice available

Today IBM has published the preliminary release notice of the first feature pack ever, that will be published soon after a long preliminary beta test.

Some of the most announced features for 9.0.2 will be released like the following:


  • Optionally Move Views outside of NSF  for Increased data store in NSF. 
This feature is useful for large databases and provides the following benefits:
- A smaller database file size, to avoid reaching the 64GB limitation.
- Faster database backup and restore.
- Better performance by allowing concurrent access to database and views.


  •  Windows Server 2016 Support - (SPR #SVROAEPS4R)

  • Java Upgrade to 1.8. 
The Java run time environment provided with Domino has been upgraded to Java JRE version 1.8 to provide you with access to the latest features. 



Something like Notes client on linux or 32 bit servers on *ix platforms will be dropped:

  • Notes Client on Linux - There is no Notes client for Linux shipped with 9.0.1 FP8. This client platform has been discontinued and customers are encouraged to move to Windows or Mac.
  • Domino Server on Linux32 and AIX32 - There is no Domino Server for Linux32 and AIX32 shipped with 9.0.1 FP8. This server platform has been discontinued and customers are encouraged to move to the 64-bit platforms. Windows 32 bit remains a shipped and support platform.
  • NBP replaced with ICAA - There is no NBP (Notes Browser Plugin) shipped with 9.0.1 FP8. This has been replaced with ICAA (IBM Client Application Access). For more information, see IBM Client Application Access V1.0.1 documentation

This was my highlights of the feature pack 8, for the complete list of new features and bug fixed please see the official release notes page .

Thursday, January 26, 2017

IBM Connections 5.5 , CR2 upgrade mayfail if you have set multiple domain inside SSO configuration

Yesterday i was upgrading a Connections 5.5 CR1 to CR2 but first attempt has failed.

After that i checked the IBM Installation manager logs and i saw the following lines at the end of the log file just before the upgrade Failed message


 - Set Single Sign-On domain to [[.domain1.com .domain1.net  .domain2.com]
[01/25/17 11:00:57] unexpected error occurred during install.
------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/ibm/connections/lib/connections.py", line 1113, in install
    self.do_install_specific()
  File "/opt/ibm/connections/lib/connections.py", line 1070, in do_install_specific
    self.configure_was_security()
  File "/opt/ibm/connections/lib/connections.py", line 525, in configure_was_security
    was_security.sso_domain(sso_domain)
  File "/opt/ibm/connections/lib/wasobj.py", line 266, in sso_domain
    AdminConfig.modify(sso, [['domainName', domain]])
com.ibm.ws.scripting.ScriptingException: com.ibm.ws.scripting.ScriptingException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException:
WASX7122E: Expected "]"  not found.


This customer has configured Multiple domain inside WebSphere SSO, so I've opened the DMGR console . then

Global security > Single sign-on (SSO)

and I've removed secondary domains from SSO , made an offline sync between DMGR and NA ,

After this config I've restarted the upgrade and it worked correctly .

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Webinar: Around the Table by ICON UK , Verse On-Premises and Verse extensibility with Scott Souder, Barry Rosen and more

The ICON UK user group has started from some month to release interesting webinar about IBM Collaboration software.

I found this kind Webinars well organized and with high relevant topics, so if you are involved in ICS I strongly suggest you to partecipate or at least to subscribe the ICON UK youtube channel to not miss the Webinar replays .

This month Scott Souder and Barry Rosen has speach about Verse extensibility and Verse On-Premises but there was also several others arguments in the Table of Contents opening the video directly on youtube.



Many thanks ICON UK team , great work !


If you like to be involved in the IBM Social Business User Community , follow the link and subribe the Community to find your user group and to not miss any relevant event like this Webinars.