Thursday, October 7, 2021

LetsConnect event 2021: slides and video

 As Maria said here , we had a really good virtual event this year!





Hoping to be able to meet each other in person soon as possible , I like to post also here a remind about where you could find LetsConnect slides and video of the sessions :




Stay safe and see you soon !!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Let's Connect virtual event - 28 / 29 September 2021

This is a quick reminder about the upcoming virtual  event from Let's Connect team , that is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of September 2021.





The agenda will be  really interesting , starting from a Keynote run by Richard Jefts and Andrew Manby,  there will be sessions about adoptions, anticipations of V8 and VNext and many more !


The complete agenda is available here, and the registration of the event here, see you there !

Monday, September 13, 2021

Webinar : Find Out How HCL Can Support Your Cloud Journey

HCL has organized an interesting webinar scheduled now scheduled for Tue, Sep 14, 2021 4:00 PM with the following points inside the agenda:



1. To cloud or not to cloud: How to overcome the challenges of an ever-changing IT landscape, while maintaining your data privacy, competitive advantage and the continuity of your business. 2. HCL Software’s cloud-native strategy and what it means for our customers using HCL Domino, HCL Sametime, HCL Volt MX, HCL Domino Volt and HCL Connections. 3. Open dialog with Factor-y, Connelink, ISW and Belsoft on how to start your cloud journey with an HCL Digital Solutions’ cloud-hosting master service provider and what lessons have been learned from working with customers.



The inserting fact is there will be a the MSP partner (Factor-y, Belsoft , ISW and Connelink) together with HCL spending an interesting hour talking about how have the best cloud service for HCL Domino v12, HCL Sametime v11.6, and HCL DX CF196 to serve your organization best as possible.





Friday, September 10, 2021

HCL Connections - cfix 70,2108 available for Connections 7.0

HCL during the last month has started to release a cumulative fix package for Connections 6.5 and 7.0 named cfix , released alternated by month between the versions.





Now it's time for the CFix.70.2108 of  Connections 7.0 ( available on FlexNet) that include some new fixes ,  in questa KB di HCL.


This Cfix packages are cumulative, so you need to install only the last one, the only requirement is to have the Connections update installer updated to the 2104 version.

HCL Docs 201, some essential info for newbie to be able to install it on Linux

As you know , HCL Connections have a complementary sw named Docs, that is able to add the feature to view/edit "office" files inside Connections directly into the Browser.

During last years I've installed several of this, some complete, some limited to the Viewer/Converter part and what I like to write is the official docs it's a total mess and for a newbie it's not useful and full of wrong advice.

I 'vent checked all the pages during last weeks but some of the parameter documented are from 1.0.6 and now not supported. and refused by the installer.


As example if you like to install a Converter/viewer environment fowllowing  what is written here  will not be easy because it miss the right name of the packages that needs to be extracted and where to find it.


The basic steps needs to be followed are install the component as described in that page using IBM Installation Manager, 

Add the GUI

  1. Install X11 in your Conversion server. For CentOS/RHEL, run yum groupinstall -y "X Window System".
  2. Install Gnome in your Conversion server. For CentOS/RHEL, run yum groupinstall -y "GNOME Desktop".

and this libraries


yum install -y ImageMagick glibc.i686 gtk2.i686 libSM.i686. For SuSE, run zypper install -y ImageMagick glibc.i686 gtk2.i686 libSM.i686.

Also the other settings related to sudo users could be ok

Now the correct converter package 201 (not the DocsConversion_Linux_2.0.0.zip named in the docs)  could be find unzipping the docs201 install  in this folder 

 

dosc201/IBMConnectionsDocs-repo/native

inside native this package are available

  • DocsApp_2.0.1.zip
  • DocsConversion_2.0.1.zip
  • DocsLCExtension_2.0.1.zip
  • Viewer_2.0.1.zip
  • DocsProxyFilter_2.0.1.zip
  • ViewerLCCustomizeApp_2.0.1.zip

and are the installer of the single docs201 component

Now , after the creation of the related WebSphere Clusters , unzip the 

  • DocsConversion_2.0.1.zip 
then , inside the resulted folder enter in the "installer" folder, the cfg.properties needs to be filled with the environment parameters and to be copied into cfg.node.properties.

Now launching the install.sh script , you should be able to install the Converter and complete your viewer environment.
In case you have to install all the Docs components , this needs to be repeated for the other components too.

Note: during my setup I was always lucky with Installation manager setup, but some of my friends/colleague were not.. so if you are familiar with terminal, considering  to avoid the Installation Manager could be a good advice too.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Using docker-compose to Deploy HCL DX Portal, DAM and CC

One of the harder things in the past for customers and some partners was the complexity of the setup of a DX Portal environment.

Starting from the software  acquisition HCL has started a transition for DX portal to the container world starting from the WebSphere "core" part to the new applications like DAM (the new media access gallery).


During last month  HCL has pushed on github repo an example of how start a complete environment in docker-compose .


Support has also released the following video with a step by step guide.

This is a nice opportunity to have a complete Dx environment up and running in minutes  



Wednesday, August 25, 2021

HCL Sametime Meetings 11.6if1 will be available soon with important fixes

During the last days HCL ha pubblicato questo blogpost about the upcoming Sametime Meetings 11.6IF1  that will be required to support Chrome WebRTC unified Plan , scheduled for 31th August 2021.





Today the 11.6 IF1 Fix List KB was published here with an impressive number of fixes.




The upgrade procedure is documented here and change between docker or k8s environments.

Another kb with the workaround for the WebRTC unified plan has also been published for 11.5 and 11.6 but I strongly suggest you the upgrade to 11.6if1.