This week I attended the DNUG Connections Day 2020 in Munich. First of all I need to thank the organization team which did a really good job (Thanks Andreas , Martti and Lara ). During the short breaks we had great conversations with parts of the HCL Developer team and other attendees. Update I completely forgot to mention Jörg Rafflenbeul ! He was responsible for beer steins, a great glass of quits jar, photos, videos and a ton more. Sorry Joerg and thank you! During the first session (Connections Roadmap with Danielle Baptiste ) there was a very important announcement and parts of the audience were really surprised.

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I used the last day before holiday for a first installation of HCL Connections 6.5 on a test system. Wizards dbWizard.sh creates all databases for the core Connections products. I found a folder icec in 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.

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IBM Docs Viewer can open source files with syntax highlighting. This feature is default disabled, but sometimes very useful. You need to enable it with IBM Connections Gatekeeper. Be aware that most of Gatekeeper settings are not officially supported by IBM and can have side effects! Open Gatekeeper with https://your-connections-fqhn/connections/config Now search for FILEVIEWER_PREVIEW_TEXT and change the value to True. Now when you open an html (or other text file) from IBM Connections Files it will open a preview and after a short flickering of the document the source is highlighted.

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After some deployments of IBM Connections pink and IBM Cloud private, I want to share some tools, links and hopefully helpful information around these products. Sources to start with troubleshooting Orientme Blogs: Nico Meisenzahl Socially Integrated IBM Think: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right—Troubleshooting IBM Connections IBM Technotes: If Redis is not reachable, Indexing and Analysis tries to reconnect for 8 times and then fails Mongo and Redis Pods in an Unknown State Some shortcuts, commands and tools During my reading and researches, I optimized some of the shown scripts in the above mentioned links.

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Here for example embedding a video to a blog post. Prerequist is that you’ve no fear to change some html source. Upload the video to the Files application in Connections All blog readers need to have access to the video file Easiest way is to upload to Community files and use it in the Community blog directly in this community Open the file within IBM Connections Docs Viewer and click on ABOUT – Get Links Copy the “Link to download file:” to the clipboard Now create a new blog post (add heading, tags, additional text)

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