IBM Cnx 5.5 CR1 and WAS update - something to remember

I was updating a Connections 5.5 environment to CR1 today and part of the process is updating WebSphere to The installs all went very smoothly untill we went to verify the updates by launching the site. We saw the always generic “We are unable to process your request” message hitting the homepage. Off to the SystemOut.log! Looking at the logs, I saw a series of SSL Handshake errors and then it hit me - the Java policy files to handle the large SSL key size must have been overwritten. [Read More]

IBM Docs Mapping CIFS Drives

Working on a Docs 2.0 install and came across some strange issues when setting up the servers to map drives to the Windows file share. On some servers, the drives mapped as expected, while others didn’t. No errors were logged in the Windows Event Viewer. For reference, the documentation from IBM we followed is here. (Note: This is now a link to HCL documentation) To determine what was going on, I edited the cifsmount. [Read More]

DB2 HADR Configuration Reminder

This one is a reminder for me more than anything: When setting up DB2 HADR, for IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, or anything, don’t forget to make sure you’ve set the logging for the database before trying to configure the standby database. It’s easy to do when you’re working with the number of databases that Connections involves and that’s what happened here. We somehow skipped over one of them, even though we were using the DB2 directory as a guide. [Read More]