Last week I attended Social Connections 14 in Berlin, the event location had a great view and weather was great. I had the chance to do a session on "Kubernetes Basics for IBM Connections Admins". The session slides are attached on that post and there will be a video recording available some day at https://www.panagenda.com. Kubernetes Basics for IBM Connections Admins On each event all attendees do a group picture, thanks to Hogne (Elfworld): The event was well organized (as always) of the awesome team Wannes, Maria, Simon, Nico, Martin and Jan.

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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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This year I attended IBM Connect in San Francisco. In my eyes it was a great event and I enjoyed it very much. Some announcements are very important for the future and evolution of the IBM portfolio: IBM Connections Pink – Jason Gary and the IBM Development team showed the future of IBM Connections. The basis will be Docker and a lot of other Opensource products. I see forward to work with a complete new stack and be very curious on deployment, migration and scaling. It is a complete rewrite and will not longer need DB2 or WebSphere.

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