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IBM Verse on Premises 1.0.2 available

IBM released the new version of IBM Verse on Premises including the following new features:

Calendar Inbox
Make better decisions when responding to calendar notices by viewing your calendar at the same time. The new Calendar Inbox organizes all your calendar notices in one convenient place.

Preview attachments
You can instantly view Microsoft™ Office, OpenOffice documents, and PDFs in Verse On-Premises. View documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in Microsoft Office binary formats such as .ppt and .doc; OpenOffice formats such as .odt and .ods; and Microsoft Office XML-based formats such as .docx or .xlsx.

Password synchronization for encrypted messages
When reading an encrypted message, Verse On-Premises will prompt you to enter the Notes password, if the password entered does not match the HTTP password.

Support for IBM Connections V6.0
Entitlement to IBM Connections V6.0 Files and Profiles are extended to IBM® Notes and Domino users through IBM Domino V9.0.1 Feature Pack 9.

Extensibilit…

IBM Webcast: JUMP Session: Domino Crash & Performance

IBM arranges a webcast regarding Domino Crash & Performance issues:

Abstract

This session aims to differentiate crash from hang issues in Domino server and gathering of diagnostic data needed in troubleshooting. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session. 

Topic: Domino Crash & Performance: Differentiating Crash vs Hang and How to collect Domino diagnostics data
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes

Join the WebEx Meeting to view a slide presentation and participate in group web chat:

https://ibm2.webex.com/ibm2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4df5b4f612a13acf6d49ecce24238a6b
Web conference password: webcast2017 

Further informations like international dial-in number, ... can be found here...

Apache - Redirect based on IP tables

Some days ago I received the question of a customer, if it´s possible to use a Reverse Proxy to either redirect to an internal or an external server based on IP ranges. After some searches and help from Martin Leyrer ( thanks a lot for your suggestions ), I figured out the complete configuration file for this special customer.

If you need some URL redirection/rewriting, feel free to use this code ( suggestions for better ways to accomplish this request are highly welcome ):

<VirtualHost ip-address:80>
 ServerName server01.company.com

 # Redirect all requests to SSL
 Redirect permanent / https://server01.company.com

 ErrorLog /var/www/virtual/logs/portal.company.com_error.log
 CustomLog /var/www/virtual/logs/server01.company.com_access.log common
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost ip-address:443>
 ServerName server01.company.com
 SSLEngine On
 SSLProxyEngine On
 ProxyVia On
 ProxyRequests Off
 ProxyPreserveHost On
 ProxyErrorOverride On
 RewriteEngine On

 # Added due to HTTP 502 errors:
 # ht…

Sync database quotas between servers

Today I again had the issue, that Database Quotas have not been synced between IBM Domino Cluster servers. After some search, I found the following post:

http://tippner.blogspot.co.at/2011/08/synchronizing-database-quotas.html

I did some modifications in the code and ran the agent with the Server ID and scheduled the agent one time a day... So far it´s looking fine...

You can download the database here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ebh3r0qh4hl6ft/sync_dbquotas.nsf?dl=1




IBM Connections 5.5 CR3 upgrade issue

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Today I installed Connections 5.5 CR3 at customer site and followed the required steps here. I also followed the steps for creating the requested Dynacache for the Rich Text Editor:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22001580

As mentioned I created the Dynacache just for the RTE-Cluster and figured out, that this led to problems for all single cluster member. 

So I removed the setting for the RTE-Cluster and added it for the complete cell:


After a restart of all cluster servers everything was fine again.

IBM Connections Engagement Center V6.0

IBM announced the new IBM Connections Engagement Center V6.0 including the following functions:


Increases employee engagement, communications, and collaboration by transforming the IBM Connections environment into a digital workplace hubProvides employees with personalized, easy access to content and resources, such as corporate news, relevant content, links to important resources, files, and events, with content drawn from Connections features already being used, such as blogs and wikis, as well as third-party content or applicationsEnables internal communications professionals to integrate top-down communications with peer-to-peer collaboration, making internal communications more collaborative and engaging.You can read the complete announcement here: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/0/877/ENUSZP17-0400/index.html&lang=en&request_locale=en

Performance problems on Apache Reverse Proxy

Yesterday I had massive performance troubles after going online with an Apache Reverse Proxy running on CentOS 6.9 for IBM Notes Traveler.

The customer has about 1.250 users and approx. 1.650 devices.

After some investigation and a great site, where the performance parameters are described very good:

( https://www.linode.com/docs/web-servers/apache-tips-and-tricks/tuning-your-apache-server )

I figured out, that the default configuration of the HTTP server was causing this issues, because the settings are much too low/high for this amount of devices. I did some modifications in the httpd.conf and now it´s working fine - feel free to use them:

#
# Timeout: The number of seconds before receives and sends time out.
#
# Default Value: Timeout 60
New Value: Timeout 10

#
# KeepAlive: Whether or not to allow persistent connections (more than
# one request per connection). Set to "Off" to deactivate.
#
# Default Value: KeepAlive Off
New Value: KeepAlive On

#
# MaxKeepAliveRequests: The maximum number…