Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Engage 2019 was another great event ! Some of the announchements made during the conference

Engage 2019 was ended today , this year I wasn't there but as I was able see from my remote location it was another great success :-) !!
 Huge congratulations to Theo , Hilde and all staff members who made the event possible.

I've read some cool themes and heard about the interesting round tables.. I cannot wait to read the slides (that will be added to the event agenda when available) and blog post that will be published during next days.

I wrote this post to collect some of the products announcements made during the event

Notes , Domino , Sametime Verse

In this area was showed a lot of confirm about HCL announcements made during Factory Tour 2 in Milan. More live demo showed and also announced  11 beta program will start during next weeks:

  • Notes 11: blue skin , simplified interface getting rid of unused options, with a  super fast boot
The DAOS object storage support was expanted to S3 compatible storage ! This means customers could use his preferred cloud providers to enjoy the reduce of the storage cost

New template 11 optimized for mobile view

Sametime 10 entry will be shipped soon sametime 11 will be released  with Notes and Domino 11

Verse  1.0.8 has added I Series support


Connections Mail could comes to live ... administrator will be able to change the files ownership, new GUI optimization and Tiny editors.. this are some of the new features that will be released in Connections 6 CR5 during June 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Engage 2019 is ready to start !

Engage 2019 will run in Brussels during next 14th and  15th May 2019 but starting from tomorrow there will be meetings and workshops.

Engage it's one of the most important and well organized ICS user group event in the World and I'm sure this year will be the same.

Here you could read the sessions agenda , the most popular theme will be related to Domino , but also others products like Connections and Sametime will be covered as well.
HCL and IBM will cover a huge amount of sessions !

Unfortunately this year due working reasons I could not be there  but I will follow the event remotely on Twitter following
During next days the sessions slides will be probably published in the event agenda.

I hope to be able to be there again in 2020 :-) . Enjoy the event my friends !

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

IBM Security directory server 6.4 and db2 11.1, if you have issue creating istance .. read this post

IBM Security Directory server 6.4 with FP16 , released at the end of 2018,  has added support of db2 11.1 that's is an awesome news for IBM Connections customers because this match the same db2 version of Connections server .

Some  days ago this product has reached the FP18.

Here at this page , IBM has published the step by step guide to install and configure SDS 6.4 with this db2 release, but at point 9 there is an error that will probably points you to receive an error during the instance creation.

 In this step , admin have to check the file

usually available inside the following path

  • AIX: /opt/IBM/ldap/V6.4/etc/
  • Linux: /opt/ibm/ldap/V6.4/etc/
  • Windows: <SDS_V6.4_Install_Location>\etc\

updating /creating the following lines inside the file


I've followed this instruction and I've received an error due invalid db2 version while I was creating the ldap instance.

After a quick check of the same file I've edited the file as below


and than I was able to create the instance successfully !
Pay attention of the whole lines and their order..

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

IBM Connections component pack available with important security fix

If you have installed IBM Connections component pack or you have to plan immediately to update to the brand new component pack just released over IBM Fixcentral.

The issue was noted inside a package included in the component pack , named event-stream that was containing a library exploited by a hacker in the public npm repository to include flatmap-stream.

IBM Connections is not using this library so this should not have any real impact on your system but please consider to upgrade your environment soon as possible to avoid any unwanted behavior on your servers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Docker on Windows 10, how to fix "unauthorized: incorrect username or password" starting hello-world

Working on my Win10 laptop I've decided to switch from Virtualbox to Hyper-V , so I was also forced to change  my docker setup from Docker toolbox (legacy)  to  Docker for Windows.

After the change , when I was testing docker running the hello-workd I've got the following error:

C:\Users\mbisi>docker run hello-world
Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally
docker: Error response from daemon: Get unauthorized: incorrect username or password.
See 'docker run --help'.

Docker is storing the docker hub credential encrypted as referred in the following config file:


The easiest way to fix this issue is to perform a logout

C:\Users\mbisi>docker logout
Removing login credentials for

and a login from the hub:

C:\Users\mbisi>docker login
Login with your Docker ID to push and pull images from Docker Hub. If you don't have a Docker ID, head over to to create one.

that should fix the issue.

On the first try I tried to insert my username using the complete email address, but this cause a new authentication issue:

Username: myEmailAddress
Error response from daemon: Get unauthorized: incorrect username or password

If you are getting same error, try with the username should definitely fix this issue.The easiest way to find your docker hub username is logn to the  docker hub using a browser:

so I've retried:

C:\Users\mbisi>docker login
Login with your Docker ID to push and pull images from Docker Hub. If you don't have a Docker ID, head over to to create one.
Username: mbisi
Login Succeeded

This fixed the original issue give me back the access to the docker hub.

A general recommendation if you have to switch from docker toolbox to docker for windows:
  1. uninstall docker toolbox
  2. check in the OS System environment and delete all docker_* variables
  3. check path variable and remove docker if present
  4. reboot the os, change the hypervisor 
  5. install docker for windows

Friday, April 5, 2019

Domino e Notes 10.0.1 FP1 and Language Pack G1 available for download

During the previous days IBM and HCL have released the new language pack G1 and Fp1 for Notes and Domino 10.0.1 .

If you like to read a list of the fix included in FP1 check this page.

if you needs more info about LP like partnumbers please  read this blog post from Daniel Nashed..

I like to add a quick info before closing:

Domino and Notes are out of my daily job from several years, so in the future I'll blog about it only about major release or for very important issue and the focus of my post will be pointed on Connections , Portal and WebSphere news.

I invite you to follow planetlotus or Collaboration Today , where I'm one of the curators, too remain up to date about Domino and Notes news.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0.7 available for download with mobile browser access and ics import.

IBM has released the new VOP package 1.0.7 with a good number of new features , click here for a detailed description.
If  you already have a previous version installed this update could take you up to 10 minutes.

What's my 2 preferred features?

VOP from mobile browser  , right now supported from iOS Safari and Chrome Android ( insert  VOP_GK_FEATURE_160=1 inside notes.ini of the Verse server  )

Direct Import of ics invitation:

VOP 1.0.7 is available with part-number  CC0NFML .Take your times and update  your servers !