So my vacation is finished, i enjoyed 13 lovely rainy days in bavaria and see forward to my next travels. Hope to get some sun at ICON UK in London next week.
I will speak with Sharon about Tips and Scripts for your daily business our session we made for Connect 2014 and which is updated for IBM Connections 5 now.
Admincamp will be at 29th september to 1st october in Gelsenkirchen. Admincamp is a great event with lots of technical content and no advertises, organized by Rudi Knegt and some more. I enjoy it very much to be again part of it, this year i will prepare three sessions with Klaus Bild.
41st DNUG will be at 11. and 12. November in Leipzig. I made some session proposals and will see if i can speak there and meet the german ICS community.
Last but not least Social Connections VII will be in Stockholm at 13th and 14th november. Agenda is still open, but i made a session proposal and see forward to meet the Connections User group there.
Missing command history on Linux is a little problem when using command line utilities like wsadmin, db2, sqlplus and so on.
I found a solution for this today.
You can use rlwrap to get command history for all applications on the console and it is possible to recall and edit the commands. Rlwrap uses readline.
Installation on CentOS:
yum install readline-static gcc make
tar -xvzf rlwrap-0.41.tar.gz
Call rlwrap with wsadmin:
rlwrap -r /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/bin/wsadmin.sh -lang jython -username wasadmin -password password
rlwrap and db2
rlwrap -r db2
Use rlwrap everytime with alias
alias db2='rlwrap -r db2'
alias wsadmin='cd $WAS_HOME/profiles/$DMGR/bin;rlwrap -r ./wsadmin.sh -lang jython'
This week starts in the beautiful town Prague with Social Connections VI. I met great people and first of all i want to thank the organisation team for this great event.
At the end we made the traditional image with all attendees.
I enjoyed two very delicious dinners and had great discussions around IBM ICS, met old and new friends. After years of tweets, forum entries and virtual talks i finally met Martin in person and had an entertaining evening with him and Sjaak.
Big thanks to Oliver Heinz who made fantastic photos of prague, us and around the event. All pictures in this blog posts are made by him.
My session “Script it!
This time i made a session without support of Klaus or Sharon, but i was happy with the result and i hope that some attendees will help to get the IBMCNX Community scripts more complete.
And for everyone the offer again, you see the different kinds of persistent Skype group chats, if you want to join, send me a short message.
During this week we heared several announcements:
I see forward to Social Connections VII and hope to meet lots of you there!
As preparation for Social Connections VI in Prague next week i redesigned the “Administration Scripts for IBM Websphere“.
- all scripts are moved to a subfolder with DMGR/bin (folder name: ibmcnx)
- tested in multinode environments
- added some classes everybody can use for his own scripts
- adding policies to libraries (personal and communities) are using search now
- documentation of all jvm settings of each application server
- create a file with all documentation in one step
- create cluster members for additional nodes
Sharon created a document with the content of all of our presentations and collected several tipps all around connections and community scripts. She will share this next time. We started to share parts of this document and more documentations (installation, usage) for scripts and IBM Connections on:
The new version can be downloaded from: