Thursday, June 25, 2020

HCL Sametime: Exclusive Global Launch and Unveiling

Now it's official, HCL Sametime 11.5 will be revealed the next August 5th with a webinar.

This new release will be a milestone , because it will contains the totally renewed meeting part , to provide a solid and secure alternative, to the SaaS solutions .

I'm really exited about this release.. don't forget to register your seat for the presentation webinar !

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

HCL Digital Solutions Academy with Education and technical certifications it's coming soon !

HCL has just announced a new initiative named HCL Digital Solutions Academy.

This site, not yet available, will be the hub of the education about HCL Digital sw and will include this kind of content:

  • webinars, 
  • workshops (hands-on labs)
  • technical videos (10-15 minutes each)
  • podcasts
  • learning journeys

Technical certification/badges will be available too !

I'm really happy about this initiative, I'm looking forward to see it when the Academy will be available. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

HCL Sametime 11 FP1 - what's chek if file transfer isn't working as expected

During my last HCL Sametime 11 Fp1 setup I've realized the file tranfer wasn't working (apparentely the file will be sent but never received).

After some reaserch I've found this HCL technote with a similar issue due to a missing temp folder


In my case the folder was present but the owner of the folder was wrong because it was assigned to root for uknown reason.

After I set correct ownership to the notes user, the issue was resolved.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

HCL Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 ifix009 available for download

HCL has released on FlexNet the first ifix for Docs, ifix009 for  2.0 CR3 .

The fix list is available at this page, the upgrade steps Infos are available here.
I've just upgraded an environment without issues (please read and follow all the steps, backup included).

Ifix packages are cumulative, so you could install this ifix009 on top of every Docs release starting from 2.0 CR3.

I like to close this post with the link of the new home of Docs documentation :

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

HCL Sametime Meeting 11.5, registrations for the preview are opened

HCL is pushing hard also on HCL Sametime , now out with 11 FP1 release .

Sametime is a secure on-prem solution, for Instant messaging and awareness now composed of 2 components, a community server and a proxy server for web connections.

The webclient was totally renewed in this version and also the architecture has changed with Tomcat and MongoDB instead of WebSphere and db2.

The next Sametime component of the roadmap is now the Meeting that will be available with version  11.5 targeted for June 2020.

Yesterday HCL has opened a registration form to access a preview version hosted by HCL , so partner and customers will be able to try this solution and evaluate the feature. During the last ICON CH I had the pleasure to try the meeting in advance and I was well impressed.

The meeting should be released initially as a docker image for an easy and fast implementation and eventually later as a classic setup.

Friday, April 17, 2020

HCL Connections - how manage community library file space when it's filled up

Working with Connections sometimes could happen to fill up a community usable space getting an error with new file uploads.

Connections spaces are managed with a set of policies that define the space occupation limits for communities, wikis, etc.

To manage these spaces some wsadmin commands are required. To simplify the reading of this post I've shorted the long id generated with a label like CommunityID.

First of all start the file administration:


with the following command, with the communityID (visible in the URL) it's possible to get the space info's about a community library


{summary=, percentUsed=99.97249487787485, label=LabelID, type=community, title=Community Name, themeName=default, externalInstanceId=LabelID, externalContainerId=6bd7b2a9-99da-4786-b0ac-a1e1bf733740, size=5367232450, policyId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001, lastUpdate=Thu Nov 12 09:21:42 CET 2015, ownerUserId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000, maximumSize=5368709120, id=LibraryID, createDate=Wed Oct 28 16:19:36 CET 2016}

the 3 red numbers are the percent of the space used, the size used and the maximum size.

As first step to fix the issue is possible to check the existing policy, to see if any policy present in the system could fix the space needed.

 FilesPolicyService.browse("title", "true", 1, 25) 

this output of the command will be a list of policy available with size (expressed in bytes !! ) , id and description

maximumSize=524288000, id=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000005, title=!Default for Application}

To create a new policy, eg 10GB  use the following command

 FilesPolicyService.add("10 GB Policy", 10737412742L) 

As output will be printed a PolicyID  that should be used with the assign Policy command

FilesLibraryService.assignPolicy("PolicyID", "LibraryID") 

This commands (and more) are available at  this page in the HCL docs 


Friday, March 27, 2020

HCL Connections 6.5 CR1 available for download

HCL has released CR1 for HCL Connections 6.5that includes, as usual, some fixes, some new functionality and the return of a missed feature.

You could see the new functionality in this video from HCL youtube channel:

The feature comes back from the past is  HCL Connections MAIL that permit the integration of  mail and calendar inside Connections:

Last but not less important HCL has introduced a new upgrade also for the Component pack that upgrade the elastic stack and finally support Kubernetes 1.17.2 , instead of the previous out of support 1.11 version (here the upgrade procedure for CP to the last version).

The upgrade procedure is same as previous CR, follow the Update strategy article, here the technote with dbs upgrade, you could find all the packages inside flexnet looking for   "HCL Connections v6.5 CRs and APAR Fixes"