Elasticsearch in HCL Connections Componentpack is secured with Searchguard and needs certificates to work properly. These certificates are generated by bootstrap during the initial container deployment with
These certificates are valid for 10 years (
chain_ca.pem) or 2 years (
elasticsearch*.pem) and stored in the Kubernetes secrets
elasticsearch-7-secret. So when your HCL Connections deployment is running for 2 years, the certficates stop working.
During a migration from Cognos Metrics to Elasticsearch Metrics, I had some issues with the index. So I wanted to create a backup of the already migrated data and start over from scratch.
The official documentation has an article on the topic: Backing up and restoring data for Elasticsearch-based components , but I had to slightly adjust the commands to get a successful snapshot.
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I created a git repository with some smaller CSS files to fix some annoyances within HCL Connections.
I started with this to prevent Orient Me to load fonts from external URLs or Elasticsearch Metrics to break the UI on larger screens. These issues are solved after the last updates I got from support, but Blogs and Tailored Experience Wizard can be improved with some simple rules.
The annual conference of DNUG took place in Constance from 22nd to 23rd of June 2022.
I attended the HCL Connections Roadmap session given by Rene Schimmer and David Strachan. They showed the updates for version 8 and beyond.
Yesterday I updated a Connections environment to the latest CFix. In other environments I found that PushNotification Cluster was not started after the update, like described in the knowledge base document PushNotification broken after upgrading to CFix.65CR1.2201 . In this update the application and cluster were running, but not working at all. Browser console.log showed the error:
Error connecting to push auth sync service /servic/info: RequestError: Unable to load https://cnx-fqdn/push/service/info status: 500
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