mercoledì 19 novembre 2014

IBM Mail next ? IBM Verse New way to work.......

IBM Verse

IBM Verse is new idea to use collaboration e-mail where  mail server ( powered by Domino) and Social Software ( powered by IBM Connections),  and a very power crawler and analytics working together, in a new product.

In following video you can see the event was stream  yesterday from New York.

More information you can find in  #IBMVerse

In this Play-list you can find more video, interview, and so on

Welcome IBM Verse, simplify innovation, and you can use it !

sabato 1 novembre 2014

IBM briefing: build the future with Ubuntu on OpenPOWER

IBM briefing that highlights how OpenPOWER is working with Ubuntu and Canonical to build the future.

Are you looking to quickly increase business opportunities? Are you interested in adding new Cloud, Mobile, or Big Data support?

IBM and Canonical collaborate to enable you to order Ubuntu Server 14.04 for IBM POWER directly from IBM. This collaboration will help accelerate innovation in the cloud, providing developers a combined set of tools for creating emerging Big Data and mobile software applications.

more info 

venerdì 17 ottobre 2014

martedì 7 ottobre 2014

Simplifying an IBM Connections installation

  • Do you want to try IBM Connections but have no interest in the Cloud?
  • Do you want an installation, which integrates into your current environment and does not come as a black-box or island solution? ‎
  • Do you want a streamlined installation, where your settings will be documented and can be looked up without the hassle of taking note somewhere else?
  • Do you want your IBM Connections installation to be ready in a few hours instead of days?

After a lot of planning, work and testing we are proud to announce the launch of the private Beta for "InstallJack for IBM Connections".

more info 

martedì 23 settembre 2014

How to Auto Start more then one instance of DB2 in linux environment

When a DB2 server has more than one instance in a linux environment, it may be useful to prepare different scripts for automatic startup of the instances to riavvo server.

In linux environment each instance has a "user" owner, and only that user can start the instance correctly, in parallel, in most cases you do not want the service to run with root privileges.

to solve the problem it is sufficient to copy the following script in /etc/init.d
give you the rights to run and specify the user under which to boot, change the parameter


and assign it with  the user name which to run DB2.

    # Startup script for DB2
    # by A.F.


    # Provides:       $DB2_USER
    # Required-Start: $network $remote_fs
    # Required-Stop: $network $remote_fs
    # Default-Start: 3
    # Default-Stop: 0 1 2 5 6
    # Short-Description: DB2 $DB2_USER job service
    # Description:  DB2 Instance $DB2_USER job service

    # Find the name of the script
    NAME=`basename $0`

    start() {
        DB2_START=$"Starting ${NAME} service: "

        su - $DB2_USER -c '. ./sqllib/db2profile; \
            ./sqllib/adm/db2start > /dev/null'

        if [ $ret -eq 0 ]
                echo "$DB2_START Success."
                echo "$DB2_START Failed!"
                exit 1

    stop() {
        echo -n $"Stopping ${NAME} service: "

        su - $DB2_USER -c '. ./sqllib/db2profile; \
            ./sqllib/adm/db2stop > /dev/null'

        if [ $ret -eq 0 ]
                echo "Success."
                echo "Failed!"
                exit 1
    restart() {
    case "$1" in
            echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
            exit 1
    exit 0

lunedì 22 settembre 2014

IBM Worklight ready for iOS 8.0

The IBM Worklight team has been testing Worklight with Apple's iOS 8.0 operating system and the good news is that Worklight now supports running existing and new applications on iOS 8.0.

Testing has been performed on Worklight 5.0.6x, 6.0x, 6.1x, and 6.2x.

Obviously in some cases, depending on the functionality being used, a Worklight iFix may be required to address known issues. Plans are to have this iFix available concurrent with iOS 8.0 availability.

You can find more datails in a IBM TechNote

lunedì 15 settembre 2014

IBM has placed the ConnectED 2015 tracks online for the January 25-28, 2015 event

In 2015, IBM Connect will transform into an even more in-depth technical event, this evolution from LotusSphere thru IBM Connect and the new level is “IBM ConnectED”.....
Now IBM publish a trace and description, you can deepen it at following link
IBM has placed the ConnectED 2015 tracks online for the January 25-28, 2015 event - See more at:
IBM has placed the ConnectED 2015 tracks online for the January 25-28, 2015 event - See more at:
IBM has placed the ConnectED 2015 tracks online for the January 25-28, 2015 event - See more at:
IBM has placed the ConnectED 2015 tracks online for the January 25-28, 2015 event - See more at:
IBM has placed the ConnectED 2015 tracks online for the January 25-28, 2015 event - See more at:

mercoledì 6 agosto 2014

IBM Connections 5.0 Portlets For WebSphere Portal

IBM release new portlets support IBM Connections 5.0

The IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal delivers the IBM Connections rich set of social software services for use within a WebSphere Portal environment. WebSphere Portal users can integrate the Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Forums, Profiles, and Wiki applications of Connections along with a Tag Cloud portlet for quick filtering in composite applications.

find here

venerdì 1 agosto 2014

IBM Connections 5 strange identity

It's really interesting that a product distributed only on 64-bit platform. which brings with it the tool to be able to always install the 64-bit is not compatible with the 64bit installation tool, but it needs a tool 32bit.

Obviously, the error message appears at the end of the setup after you've installed all add-ons.


English version:

The following packages do not support the 64-bit version of Installation Manager that you are using: IBM Connections If you continue, you might have issues with installation and deployment. For information about 64-bit mode support for a package, see the package documentation.


The 64-bit version of Installation Manager checks each package for 64-bit support. If a package does not support the 64-bit version, you receive a warning.

User response

Use a 32-bit version of Installation Manager to install the package.

mercoledì 30 luglio 2014

Security Bulletin: : Fixes available for vulnerability in Apache HttpComponents HttpClient contained in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2011-1498)


Apache HttpComponents could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an unspecified error in HttpClient. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to send the Proxy-Authorization header to the host and disclose the user's password.

 TechNote to solve it

in my inbox email

Dear Andrea Fontana,

Certification: IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.5
Candidate\Testing ID: VUEB01948

Congratulations on achieving your certification and welcome to the world of IBM Collaboration Solutions certifications!  Your commitment to increasing your expertise and knowledge with IBM Collaboration Solutions technology is an asset to you and your customers. The Professional Certification Program from IBM distinguishes professionals in the IT community as experts in leading-edge technology. 

martedì 15 luglio 2014

Manual create Database for IBM Connections 5

In this days i install and configure my first IBM Connections 5.0, i normally install all from command line, i complete each task bat at the end some feature have seedlist crawler broken, the problem born during creation of Databases, because i create it sequentially but i do not pay attention to sequence, followed the sequence I used for connections 4.5

Correct sequence for IBM Connections 5.0 is:

CCM if used
     Global Configuration
     Object Store

using following script:

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\activities\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\activities\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\blogs\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\blogs\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\dogear\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\dogear\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\cognos\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\cognos\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\communities\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\communities\db2\appGrants.sql
  3.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\communities\db2\calendar-createDb.sql
  4.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\communities\db2\calendar-appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\files\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\files\db2\appGrants.sql
  3.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\files\db2\pns-createDb.sql
  4.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\files\db2\pns-appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\forum\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\forum\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\homepage\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\homepage\db2\appGrants.sql
  3.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\homepage\db2\initData.sql
  4.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\homepage\db2\reorg.sql
  5.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\homepage\db2\updateStats.sql

IBM Connections Content Manager
Global Configuration
  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\libraries.gcd\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\libraries.gcd\db2\appGrants.sql

Object Store
  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\libraries.os\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\libraries.os\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\metrics\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\metrics\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\mobile\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\mobile\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\profiles\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\profiles\db2\appGrants.sql

  1.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\wikis\db2\createDb.sql
  2.  <DB2Home>\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 -td@ -vf <WizardsHome>\connections.sql\wikis\db2\appGrants.sql

Step by Step guide to setup an IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager V8.5 Cluster from Zero to Hero, on RedHat (part 2)

This guide want to explain how install, configure, and building an IBM WebSphere  Portal v8.5 cluster using:
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 update 3
DB2 10.5
Active Directory 2012 R2 mixed mode
IBM HTTP Server 8.0
          Pre check
             Create Additional Cluster Node
              Install IBM Installation manager
              Install WebSphere Portal
              Federated Additional Cluster Member
                  Install profile templates
                  PreSet the database drivers on additional node
                  Verify Time Set
                  Create Secondary Profile
                  Federated Secondary Node
                  Add Secondary Node
              Install IBM HTTP Server
              Configure Virtual Host
              Define WebServer into WebSphere ICS

following link : step-by-step...

martedì 17 giugno 2014

Announcing IBM Connections 5.0

in two week we can download it !

Today in Prague IBM announcing IBM Connections 5.0 and that's just a week after IBM Connections came out as a leader in the latest Forrester Wave.

The announcement letter has been posted here if you want to take a look. Basically, it says that the software will be available for download on June 26th ! If you are using our cloud offering, you pretty much got it already!

lunedì 9 giugno 2014

Step by Step guide to setup an IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager V8.5 Cluster from Zero to Hero, on RedHat (part 1.)

This guide want to explain how install, configure, and building an IBM WebSphere  Portal v8.5 cluster using:
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 update 3
DB2 10.5
Active Directory 2012 R2 mixed mode
IBM HTTP Server 8.0
    • Pre check
    • Install IBM Installation manager:    
    • Install WebSphere Portal    
    • Configuration WebSphere Portal    
    • Prepare Database Server
    • Install DB2    
    • Transfer Database    
    • Install & Configure Deploy Manager    
    • Install DMGR    
    • Configure DMGR    
    • Create Cluster    
      • Federate the node

      following link : step-by-step....

giovedì 15 maggio 2014

Just arrived: Exceptional Digital Experience: IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager V8.5

Exceptional Digital Experience:IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager V8.5 documentation


What's new

Learn what's new in IBM® WebSphere® Portal Version 8.5.

Just arrived Portal 8.5

The first signals this that is coming WebSphere Portal 8.5 there are, these days have been issued the new portlet to integrate with Portal8.5 Connections 4.5
and was released for the new CTC Portal 8.5

Here are the links

IBM Connections 4.5 Portlets For WebSphere Portal 

WebSphere Portal users can integrate the IBM Connections Community Libraries, Activity Stream, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Forums, Profiles, Wiki, & Tag Cloud applications in order to:
  • View and interact with events from your communities.  Events include updates to documents, wikis, blogs, forums, profiles and status updates and other content updates to your communities.
  • Deploy community pages, which are portal pages associated with communities from IBM Connections Communities. Portlets on community pages are automatically scoped to the community membership and display content from the community in the portlets. For example, if your community contains a forum, adding the forum portlet to a community page lets portal users view and interact with the forum content from a Portal application.
  • View and contribute to discussion topics using the Forums portlet.
  • Blogs, Forums, and Profile summary portlets
  • Portal Search Center integration
  • Security integration allows community membership to be used for access control decisions in Portal through a new VMM adapter.
  • Create and work with IBM Connections Activities within WebSphere Portal. Users can easily set prioritization, activity status and to do items for their activities. Also, users have the ability to manage the membership to add and leverage the expertise and experience of others in the organization by working together.
  • Within WebSphere Portal users can view and create IBM Connections Blogs postings and comments. You can also view and contribute to Ideation Blogs you can access. Ideation blogs, unlike standard blogs, are used to generate and promote ideas in a community.
  • Easily create, edit and discover bookmarks in IBM Connections that have been qualified by others with similar interests and expertise.
  • Search a directory of colleagues you can use to build a network and locate expertise. Update and comment on Status Updates from your network.
  • Collaborate on a project with Wikis. Wiki members can view and edit the pages, or add their own pages. Use the wikis portlet to create a  collection of pages about a particular subject.
  • Incorporate meaningful keywords to find associated content and filter the items in other IBM Connections portlets.
  • Activity Stream portlet brings the IBM Connections Activity Stream experience into your Portal pages
  • Incorporate community based file access providing the ability to upload, check out, comment and version files of a community library.

The IBM Connections 4.5  Portlets for WebSphere Portal support:
  • IBM Connections 4.5 CR4
  • IBM WebSphere Portal Server CF 11+
  • IBM WebSphere Portal Server 8.5
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10
    • (IE browser needs to be running in IE7 Document Standards mode for Activity Stream Portlet and CCM Portlet)
  • Mozilla Firefox 25+
  • Apple Safari 5
  • Chrome 32+


IBM Content Template Catalog 4.2 for WebSphere Portal v8.5.0.0

The Content Template Catalog v4.2 (CTC4.2) is a suite of assets that simplify and accelerate the process of building a website. It includes common page templates, content types and design elements - making it possible to build a basic site very quickly - with little or no customization. For more complex sites, CTC4.2 can be used to rapidly lay down the groundwork for the site with the templates and design elements easily tailored for your content.
CTC4.2 is delivered as a Portal Application Archive, which is a package of IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager assets and code, installed using the Portal Solution Installer. After installing this package you have a full templating system for building content-oriented WebSphere Portal sites.

New features in CTC 4.2 include:
  • WebSphere Portal 8.5 theme support:
    • CTC 4.2 supports and requires the WebSphere® Portal 8.5 theme
  • Embedded editing
    • All text and rich text fields throughout Content Template Catalog are now editable using the new "embed" mode for inline editing. The embed mode retains the exact styles and layout of the page, giving you true WSYWIG editing of all fields.
  • Localized CTC demonstration sites, available in English, Arabic, German, Spanish and Chinese.
Enhanced features in Site Builder 4.2 include:
  • Site and section creation can be achieved by users without requiring them to have Administration permission's in Portal

CTC 4.1 Overview video: What's new in IBM's Content Template Catalog v4.1
CTC 4.0 Overview video: An Overview of the Content Template Catalog Version 4
Youtube Channel: IBM Exceptional Digital Experience
Portal Wiki: Portal Wiki
User Guide: Documentation for Content Template Catalog v4.2 on the WebSphere Portal Family wiki
Previous versions of CTC: CTC3 for WebSphere Portal v7.0; CTC3.1 for WebSphere Portal v8.0; CTC4.1.2 for WebSphere Portal v8.0.0.1

giovedì 13 marzo 2014

Do you know, that most web sites track your user experience?

Most major websites track their visitors' behavior and then sell or provide that information to other companies (like advertisers). 

Have you seen, that when you surf on FB into the frame on top right, you receive more suggested site, in relation of your product search in other sites? 

This features is called "personalization", it's legal after you accept to use yours FB credential to login in.

Good, do you remeber "Netiquette" (if not read associated link), now FireFox introduce a new features
"Do Not Track"

Firefox has a Do Not Track feature that lets you tell websites you don't want your browsing behavior tracked. This article explains what tracking is, how the Do Not Track feature works and how to turn it on.

When you turn on the Do Not Track feature, Firefox tells every website you visit (as well as their advertisers and other content providers) that you don't want your browsing behavior tracked. Honoring this setting is voluntary — individual websites are not required to respect it. Websites that do honor this setting should automatically stop tracking your behavior without any further action from you.
Turning on Do Not Track will not affect your ability to log in to websites nor cause Firefox to forget your private information — such as the contents of shopping carts, location information or login information. 

The Do Not Track feature is turned off by default. To turn it on:
  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Options
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Choose Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked.
  4. Click OK to close the Options window
    Do Not Track Win7 Fx 21
now you are enabled to choose if you want to be track or not.  Enjoy

mercoledì 12 marzo 2014

new WorkShop

Next Monday start a new WorkShop

Welcome to the IBM WebSphere Portal V.Next System Administration Core Exams Workshop!

I am very honored to be a part of that international team, I hope that we will be able to produce an appropriate examination for the certification of WebSphere Portal 8.5 v.Next,

I ogli wishes and let us do them to the team for a good job .....


lunedì 17 febbraio 2014

How to consume a Domino Web Services from Visual Studio under Security

 In this article I want explain how we can develop a Web Services Consumer, using Microsoft Visual Studio Environment, and securing it using iCredential authentication mechanism.

sabato 1 febbraio 2014

WebSphere Portal Next: new face

at a first glance have appeared some new features in the coming days will deepen their use, and for now I leave you all with two snapshots

First Page
Logged In

New Menu

New Toolbar

venerdì 31 gennaio 2014

IBM WebSphere Portal Next will come, IBM Open Beta of V.Next

IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager V.Next Beta is now available.

As the pace of business and the speed of content continue to accelerate, so does the demand to reach your audiences through a rich and robust online experience via multiple channels and devices. Exceptional digital experiences have the ability to build and strengthen relationships between organizations and people, and enable partners, employees and customers to chose their user experience, with personalized applications based on role, context, actions, location, preferences and social collaboration needs. IBM WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager solutions provide web portals that help companies deliver highly relevant, social and multi-channel digital experiences for their customers. These products help increase visitor response and reduce web operations cost while offering a range of capabilities to meet your business needs.

You can partecipate it's an Open Beta, Only registration is requaried.

you can find it at following link