mercoledì 22 luglio 2015

Security Bulletin: Fix Available for Denial of Service Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-1943)

BM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a malicious request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of all CPU or memory resources to cause a denial of service.

more info....

domenica 21 giugno 2015

Attention, to install IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.x on RedHAT

/media/ibm_im_64bit/tools/imcl -input installITDS63.rsp -acceptLicense

ERROR: Error during "install" phase:

  ERROR:   GLPINS005E The IBM Security Directory Server licenses cannot be installed.

with: -

 <message>Cannot run program "/opt/ibm/ldap/V6.3.1/tmp/license/idsLicense": error=2, No such file or directory</message>
in the IIM log ( /var/ibm/InstallationManager/logs/20141018_1816.xml ).

Read the Technote


The shebang line of the idsLicense script requires ksh

Install the missing ksh RPM

yum install ksh

Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ksh.x86_64 0:20120801-10.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package               Arch                     Version                            Repository                Size
 ksh                   x86_64                   20120801-10.el6                    server                   756 k

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 756 k
Installed size: 1.7 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : ksh-20120801-10.el6.x86_64                                                                     1/1
  Verifying  : ksh-20120801-10.el6.x86_64                                                                     1/1

  ksh.x86_64 0:20120801-10.el6                                                                                  


mercoledì 3 giugno 2015

Another step to evolution

Microsoft has shifted towards a more customer-oriented culture.  Microsoft engineers are using social networks, tech communities and direct customer feedback as an integral part on how we make decisions about future investments. A popular request the PowerShell team has received is to use Secure Shell protocol and Shell session (aka SSH) to interoperate between Windows and Linux – both Linux connecting to and managing Windows via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH. Thus, the combination of PowerShell and SSH will deliver a robust and secure solution to automate and to remotely manage Linux and Windows systems.

martedì 2 giugno 2015

developerWorks Accredited Author

today i receive another nice emial by IBM:

The IBM nominate me as developerWorks Accredited Author.

The developerWorks Accredited Author has demonstrated an ability and commitment to educate and influence developers by sharing ideas, knowledge and expertise across the IBM developerWorks community. The author is also recognized for technical content publication and collaborative efforts to help other developers solve problems and build skills.

martedì 12 maggio 2015

Recovery Windows Administrator password on W2k12

To reset the password on your Windows 2012 server, simply complete the following steps:
  • Boot from the Micrsoft Windows Server 2012 DVD
  • From the Windows Setup menu, click “Next”.
  • Select “Repair your computer”
  • Under Choose and option, click on “Troubleshoot”.

  • Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt”.

  • At the command prompt, run the following commands:
    cd windows\system32
    ren Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old
    copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe

  • Close the command prompt and then click “Continue”.
  • The server should now boot and present the logon screen. Here click Windows Key + U

  • At the prompt you can now change the password, by typing the following command:
    net user administrator Password!
    This will set the password for the Administrator user to be Password! (case sensitive).
Closing the command prompt, you should now be able to log back onto the server using the password you have provided in the last step.

venerdì 17 aprile 2015

Social Connections 8 - Boston, MA

in this days i have a nice experience for my first speach in #scocnx event, in Boston,
i talk about #iJack the missing tools in your toolbox. this solution is The Solution, using this tools you can install IBM Connections or IBM Digital Experience (aka Portal) in less then two hours, in this mode you are more competitive!
this is my presentation.

giovedì 26 marzo 2015

IBM Connections 5 on W2k12 strange agreement

If you need to install IBM Connections 5 on Microsoft Windows 2k12, i find some strange declaration :
in official documentation you can find that each component are supported on W2k12, but you must pay attention regarding DB2 and TDI .

About DB2 you must use DB2 10.1 fix 4 or later

 but is better if you install on W2K12 R2, in other case without R2 you must apply a silent installation.

About TDI, is very strange because in official documentation of Connections it's declare supported on W2k12 but if you try to run installer you received following error:

and if you check in TDI offical documentation you can verify that its not supported :-(

in order to solve this problem, you must run it in Compatibility Mode as Windows 7
you have some way to apply this Compatibility, following:

1. using GUI ineterface:
    • Right Click on the TDI installer file and select Properties from the Context menu. For eg: Click on <ISO_Image>\windows_x86_64\ install_tdiv711_win_x86_64.exe and select Properties
    • Click on the Compatibility tab.
    • Under the Compatibility mode section, set the the check box to true for " Run this program in compatibility mode for "
    • Under the drop down select Windows 7 .     
    • Click on OK to apply the compatibility mode.
    • Now run the installer and proceed normally. 

2. via Windows Registry

  • reg.exe Add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
    AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "<your full path to exec file>"
    /d "WIN7RTM"
 3. set Environment Variable
  • and run your installer from the same command windows
using these precautions, you can install your Connections smoothly.