Christoph Stoettner

           

I work at Vegard IT GmbH as a senior consultant with a focus on collaboration software, Kubernetes, security and automation. I mainly deal with HCL Connections, WebSphere Application Server, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform and Linux.

Sometimes my daily work results in technical talks and blog articles, which you can follow here more or less regularly. You can find the presentations in the main menu under public speaking .

I created a list of tools I use regularly, most of which have been released under an open source license.

In my spare time I read a lot, test all kinds of technical software and gadgets and try to follow about 200 RSS feeds.
Here you can find a collection of them.

This is my private blog, all opinions are my own.

Additionally to the social accounts, you can reach me on matrix with @stoeps:matrix.org or join my matrix channel #stoeps:matrix.org . For the moment contact me for an invitation to the channel, I need to figure out how many spam accounts will join, if I set it to public.

I save links I want to read later or store because they are interesting in Shaarli .

Shaarli delivers a nice overview of links on daily , weekly and monthly basis. Or you check the Tag cloud when you’re interested in special topics.

I try to add some description to each link, so I don’t need to create the linkdump posts.

Why is the domain name stoeps?

This is a very old story and it started in school. Stoeps was just my nickname and I have kept it ever since.

Credits

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Last Articles

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Last week, I had three systems with issues displaying the Top Updates in the Orient Me. So I tried to find out which applications and containers are involved in generating the content for this view.

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With HCL Connections 6.5 and later, we got the add-on HCL Connections Engagement Center (aka CEC, HCEC, ICEC or XCC) included in a normal HCL Connections deployment.

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I had one Connections’ environment that I wanted to switch from OpenLDAP to Active Directory LDAP. The old OpenLDAP environment used LDAPS to connect, and so I assumed that the change was done quickly.

The first step was to make a copy of the tdisol folder I used for OpenLDAP and start changing the configuration files for the new LDAP server.

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The official documentation, “Migrating data from MongoDB 3 to 5”, wants to dump the MongoDB databases in 3.6 and then restore this data into the newly deployed MongoDB 5.

One issue with this process is that we can’t run the two MongoDB versions in parallel on Kubernetes because the provided helm charts and container for MongoDB 3.6 stop running after Kubernetes 1.21. On the other side, the helm chart providing MongoDB 5 can’t be installed on those old Kubernetes versions. So the process to update is:

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Last week I attended FrOSCon[https://froscon.org], a yearly conference about Free and Open-Source software, organized by the computer science department of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

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After updating HCL Connections to 8CR3 and Tiny Editors to 4.9.2.24 the lines of tables are no longer visible during editing.

Here is the edit form with Tiny Editors 4.8.2.0:

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