I used the last day before holiday for a first installation of HCL Connections 6.5 on a test system.
dbWizard.sh creates all databases for the core Connections products.
I found a folder
Wizards/connections.sql, but tried the installation of Connections without it first.
I could remember, that the installation of Connections 6.0 CR4 or CR5 didn’t run successfully, when the XCC/ICEC database was missing.
I reviewed the documentation about the database creation, but there was no entry that we need to create the XCC/ICEC database manually.
Update: Documentation contains note now, that you have to create ICEC database manually https://help.hcltechsw.com/connections/v65/admin/install/c_inst_create_database_sql.html?hl=icec
populationWizard.sh asked for the configuration properties of databases and LDAP.
On this screen a click on
Next does nothing in the GUI. I ran the wizard from the console, so I found following message there:
So the Wizard checks the LDAP vendor here, I use OpenLDAP in the test environment, so I’m not surprised that the vendor is not recognized, but I would expect a more visible error message in the UI.
I went to
Wizards/TDIPopulation/linux/TDI/ and configured
map_dbrepos_from_source.properties. Double checked with
collect_dns.sh if the LDAP connection works and fired up
sync_all_dns.sh. All users were provisioned and I could went to the next step of the installation.
profiles_tdi.properties most important parts
TDI encrypts/hashes your password, so just use the cleartext password on the first run
Database connection string
Installing Connections with the Installation Manager validates the databases:
You see here the
XCC database is checked and when I tried to validate it, I got the error that the Highlights database is missing.
The database creation scripts are included in the Wizards package, but we need to start them manually.
db2 -tvf createDb.sql
db2 -tvf appGrants.sql
Now the validation runs through and I could start the installation.
I exported the databases scripts with
dbWizard.sh, but even there the script is not called.
As always the real installation ran around half an hour and ends with
Like HCL promised the last weeks, all announced apps (Touchpoint, Sidebar, Invite and ICEC) were installed with Connections 6.5 and no additional download or install was necessary.
Until now I just tested the legacy WebSphere parts, I will do the Orient Me and Kubernetes parts in some days.
I like the new layout of invite:
The social sidebar seems to need some configuration, so I will check the documentation next year.