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Installation Guide for IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 and Conversion Server on Linux

Since especially upgrading IBM Connections Docs has in the past led to some confusion and sometimes failed installation and the installation of the Conversions Server on Linux is something new I decided to document the installation and share this with you. It starts with a Connections 6.0 and IBM Connections Docs 2.0 vanilla deployed and takes you through the upgrade to CR3 and the installation of the Conversion Server.   You can also download the document right here.

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IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 has been released

Today IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 has hit FixCentral! Aside from fixes the two biggest things in my point of view are: Support for the Conversion Server on Linux: This way you can know deploy all of Docs one platform of your choice: Windows or Linux. No need for a mandatory Windows server at customers, that run a Linux only strategy. Important note: currently the Linux Conversion Server does not, yet, support the Graphical Installer. So if you are planning on deploying using it on Linux, install all needed components except the Conversion server first in version 2.0, then upgrade them…

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Coming up soon: IBM Connections Docs CR3 with lots of new features!

Jim Puckett just talked about the upcoming CR3 for IBM Connections Docs (yes, it is right around the corner) at the Social Connections in Vienna. There are lots of great features around the corner with the conversion server being available on Linux probably being the most awaited one.  This is a great step towards our PINK strategy and being able to provide provide also the editing capabilities of Docs via Docker containers. Another great addition will be Track Changes in text document editing, which allows you to see and browse through all changes done since you last accessed the document…

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Announced today: IBM Domino Community Server

Today IBM announced the IBM Domino Community Server, which will allow your organization to test applications in a non-production environment. This offering will provide students, developers and vendors with the capability to test their custom IBM Domino applications. You can find more information here.

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Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 003 has been released

Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 003 has been released just has been released. It adds the following two new capabilities: Added the capability of customizing a watermark when previewing in the Spreadsheets and Documents editors. This allows the administrator to configure a customized watermark to display the user’s name and the preview date to protect important content Added the capability to enable cell protection for third-party repository integration. It fixes everything from iFix002as well as the following things: Fixed the issue that a community page continuously refreshes when CCM integration is not configured correctly. Fixed a UI display issue with some specific locales in a browser.…

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Orient Me 6.0.0.2 has been released

Orient Me 6.0.0.2 has just been released and fixes the incompatibility between IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers Community Edition 1.1.0 and Docker 17.06 which lead to failed installations. You can find the Orient Me 6.0.0.1 download at FixCentral here.

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New June 2017 fixes for Connections 6 and Orient Me released

New fixes for Connections 6 and Orient Me 6.0.0.1 have been released on FixCentral. You can find the Connections 6.0 Fix here. Orient Me 6.0.0.1 can be found here. This is new for Orient Me: Support for a high availability solution. New installation package. Enhanced documentation to describe the upgrade process. Additionally, there is new information on connecting to Connections services on a windows server and managing Redis authentication. Support for these security proxies: ISAM SiteMinder SAML SPNEGO

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If Orient Me suddenly stops working

In one of my environment Orient Me suddenly stopped working and even a reboot of your Linux machine did not help. My colleague Matt Milza pointed me in the right direction to solve this issue: Check your systems disk space with df . You may be seeing that your / has run out of space: Unfortunately there is a bug in the first release of Orient Me that will continue writing logs into /var/lib/elasticsearch/data/elasticsearch-default/nodes/0/indices until all space is used: The solution is simple: Delete all content in this folder ( rm -rf * ) and restart your machine. Then Orient Me should be happily…

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Coming soon to Connections Cloud

A lot of changes are ahead of us on Connections Cloud. Finally we will see a lot of the new capabilities of Connections 6 on-premises appear in the Cloud, too.  Here is what is coming soon: Verse: Preview attachments while composing a message When you compose an email message, you need to be able to preview an attachment while in Draft mode so that you’re confident you’re sending the correct information. Now you can! Click the attachment to preview it in the Verse window. Click X to close it and return to composing your message. Verse: Replied to and forwarded…

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