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Upgrade your Docker CE environment for the Component Pack

Docker has found a vulnerability in Docker CE and has fixed it in the current version (CVE-2019-5736). The Connections team has successfully tested Docker CE 18.06.2 and is recommending to upgrade to this version. If you are using Docker EE you should stay at 17.03.x for now, as this is the only supported version. You can find the new prerequisites here. You can find out how to upgrade your environment here.

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IBM Connections 6.0 – which functionality is provided by the Component Pack?

I had been asked, what exactly I will be missing, if I don’t have the Component Pack / Customizer Lite / Elasticsearch standalone installed, as these add additional functionalities, which in some parts integrate seamlessly and it is hard to tell which component it is based on. The reason behind this question is, that the Component Pack requires a different technology stack (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm) than the base Connections one, which is built on WebSphere, so some customers have not deployed that, yet. The Component Pack right now basically has 3 major components it provides: Orient Me, Customizer as well…

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Component Pack 6.0.0.6 has been released

Just in time for Social Connections 14 in Berlin the Component Pack 6.0.0.6 has been released (and yes, it’s a coincident, but certainly helping me on my session on this release). Releasing it was a major step as it now removes the hard wires to IBM Cloud private. It is now more open allowing you to use a management platform of choice, while of course still being able to be used with IBM Cloud private, if your company is using it already for other solutions as well. For those who are wondering what the Component Pack is – this is…

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IBM Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.5 has been released

IBM has just released the IBM Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.5 (aka Pink Pack). What’s new: Full upgrade path New Sanity monitoring service (see Using Sanity to monitor Component Pack) Performance enhancements and bug fixes for Orient Me, Customizer, and ElasticSearch Support for changing the ICp user credentials MongoDB now uses Intermediate CA for internal communication In addition to this from my own experience the installation of the Customizer component has been streamlined and improved. You can download it here. Below you can have a look at the Sanity monitoring service. It allows you see in one view if all services…

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Component Pack 6.0.0.4 for IBM Connections 6.0 CR1 has been released

I happy to announce that we have released the Component Pack 6.0.0.4 for IBM Connections 6.0 CR1. What is this component pack? It is a package of multiple components based on the Pink technology. It does not only contain OM 6.0.0.4, but also the IBM Connections Customizer as well as the new elastic search component, that will allow you to get rid of the Cognos Servers for Metrics and use the new Metrics instead. What is the Connections Customizer? The Connections Customizer is a component that allows you do all of your Connections customizations on this Proxy between your users…

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