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New Job

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I suppose I could start with a remark such as, “It’s been a long time since I last posted here”. And, I suppose in a passive way I have taken care of stating the obvious. Now, on with the bigger news. I changed jobs a few months ago. After twenty years working with Dave Jacob and Jacob Solutions, Inc. and its derivative Davalen LLC. I have found my way to a new employer. I will miss working with him and his business parter, Len Barker.

Today I am a technical instructor with Global Knowledge providing instruction in support of a variety of IBM products including the Digital Experience suite of products, the underlying platform, WebSphere Application Server, and other integrated products such as IBM Secure Directory Server, IBM Secure Directory Integrator, etc.

It has already proven to be a great opportunity and lots of fun. At the same time I find myself having more opportunity to engage in personally rewarding activities as a Scoutmaster with Troop 25 of Pelham, NH.

Along the way, I have had opportunity to “play” with Dreamweaver again, after a lengthy hiatus and am thrilled with the enhancements. Most recently I had a chance to experiment with the Fluid Grid Layout tooling. All I can say is how fantastic it is for rapid development of responsive sites. More about that, soon, on another post.

Meanwhile, it’s nice to be back and I hope to see more of you in the coming weeks.

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Written by David Wilkerson

June 6, 2015 at 10:19 am

Posted in General

Stop or Start Community Server on Linux (or other Domino based server).

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A customer asked, recently, how to recycle their Domino based Sametime 9 component, the Sametime Community server. There are a number of approaches to take but here, by way of screenshot, are three:

Domino Admin Client

Domino Web Admin Client

SSH Terminal

Written by David Wilkerson

July 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

Posted in General

Step-by-Step Installation and Configuration of IBM WebSphere Portal V8.5

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WebSphere Portal Enable V8.5
Installation and Configuration of a Single Host Proof of Concept

an example of a configuration screen

Launching the New Config Wizard

Download Instructions
Using either IBM’s Partnerworld Software Catalog or IBM’s Passport Advantage locate the eAssembly part number CRRW9ML. The download list will include the following component parts:
IBM WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager V8.5 Multilingual Quickstart Guide (CIYE7ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal Enable Setup V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW3ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal Server Install V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYV9ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal Enable Install V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW4ML )
IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5.2 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW0ML )
IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition V7.0.6.1 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW1ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal V8.5 Remote Search and Document Conversion Services Multiplatform Multilingual (CIYW2ML )
Other Software
In order to configure the evaluation environment for conventional fault tolerance and scalability additional software components are needed.
IBM DB2 Workgroup Server Edition – Restricted Use V10.5 for Windows on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems (x64) Multilingual (CIWN9ML ) NOTE: This may not be needed if installing a simple single host proof of concept that includes IBM Security Directory Server for which DB2 9.7 is included.
IBM Security Directory Server
IBM Security Directory Server v6.3.1 Client-Server with entitlement(zip file) for Windows Multilingual (CIS0HML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, IM 1.7 for Windows Multilingual 
(CIS0JML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, JDK 1.6 SR 14 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0KML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, DB2 v 9.7 FP6 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0LML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, eWAS 7.0.0.29 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0MML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, GSKit 8.0.14.26 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0NML )

Unpacking Procedures
For the purpose of these notes we are doing an install on Windows Server 2012. Extraction is done using 7-zip based on prior experience with extraction using native Windows tools.
Extracting IBM WebSphere Portal Enable
Take note of the comments in the download list regarding proper unpacking in order to create an installable image. These parts should be extracted such that they form a single directory: CIYW3ML,CIYV9ML,CIYW4ML, CIYW0ML, CIYW1ML.
In addition you should extract these parts into folders of their own: CIYW2ML and CIYE7ML).
Extracting DB2 should be done into a single DB2 folder.
Extracting IBM Security Directory server should be extracted into a single IDS directory.

A complete and illustrated procedure guide is available in PDF format.  I just got too lazy to post the whole process as a blog post so be sure to take advantage of the detailed guide: Installation and Configuration of IBM WebSphere Portal Enable V8.5