Author: <span class="vcard">Kenio Carvalho</span>

Today a customer ask why his IBM Connections is not sending notifications and recent upddates is not working anymore.

I got the SystemOut.log and see the following:

[10/1/15 11:20:15:201 BRT] 000001e2 JMSPublisher E com.ibm.lconn.events.internal.publish.impl.JMSPublisher publishEvent CLFWY0148E: Could not obtain an event connection
[10/1/15 11:20:15:201 BRT] 000001e2 LocalExceptio E CNTR0020E: EJB threw an unexpected (non-declared) exception during invocation of method "publishEvent" on bean "BeanId(Communities#lc.events.publish.jar#EventPublisher, null)". Exception data: com.ibm.lconn.events.internal.invoke.async.AsyncEventInvokerException: CLFWY0148E: Could not obtain an event connection
at com.ibm.lconn.events.internal.publish.impl.JMSPublisher.publishEvent(JMSPublisher.java:200)
at com.ibm.lconn.events.internal.publish.impl.JMSPublisher.publishEvent(JMSPublisher.java:164)


The problem: The message engine was not working (started).

To solve the problem:

1 - Shutdown the Connections nodes
2- Clear some files on the disk

/data/shared/messageStores//log/Log
/data/shared/messageStores//store/PermanentStore
/data/shared/messageStores//store/TemporaryStore

(Delete only the files but not the directories)

Restart the servers

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IBM's internal testing on iOS 9.x devices has shown that the iOS 9.x native Calendar app may remove some repeating Domino calendar entries from the mobile device.

See this  technote

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From CF07, you can manually syndicate by using the following methods:

Update
  • This method syndicates items that are newer than the previous syndication. Items that are newer than the last syndication on the syndicator are sent to the subscriber. Items that are newer on the subscriber are not updated. Items that are created on the subscriber that do not exist on the syndicator are not removed from the subscriber.
Rebuild

This method syndicates all items that are newer on the syndicator. All items that are newer on the syndicator are sent to the subscriber. Items that are newer on the subscriber are not updated. Items that are created on the subscriber that do not exist on the syndicator are not removed from the subscriber.
Rebuild with mirror

If you select the mirror option, all items on the subscriber are reset to mirror the syndicator. All items that are newer on the syndicator are sent to the subscriber. Items that are newer on the subscriber are overwritten with the older version from the syndicator. Items that are created on the subscriber that do not exist on the syndicator are removed from the subscriber. Version history is not syndicated.

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In IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FixPack 4 and in releases containing the fix for SPR#MKEE9TKDEM, you may see an error page with the following error message:

CLFAD0382E: The databaseName URL parameter value is not one of the allowed database names. The parameter is &databaseName=otherserver!!app.nsf.

The allowed names are configured in the option xsp.data.domino.param.databaseName.whitelist.
There has been a change in the XPages default behavior, that now requires that the allowable databaseNames be configured in a whitelist. The white list is an option that lists allowed databaseNames. Where the whitelist has not been configured, the error above will occur for remote applications (i.e., applications that are not on the current server). There is an option to revert to the previous behavior but there are security implications associated with that decision.

Read all information here

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A customer has one Domino cluster with 2 members on a virtualized environment (VMWare). it is not a big environment (1600 users) but after 3 months working well some thing happened and the system does not work well.

During a period of 4 hours (9 am to 13 pm) the CPU of one cluster member goes to 100% and the cluster does not send users to the another member.

I check everything possible (this server has 800 GB of mailboxes) and run some administrative commands.  I raise a PMR and sent NSD's.

IBM told me  that the windows kernel is consuming a lot of CPU and Domino was not the cause, but this machine only run Domino.

We talk a lot about the problem an after some verification at the windows 2012 level, we saw a high disk queue lengh (between 8 and 12).

The solution:   The VMWare administrator put each disk on different LUN (We have 3:  OS, Data and Tranlog).

 Until now the machine works well and the disk queue length is bellow 1,2

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IBM Domino Web server configured for Webmail is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials. Note that Domino servers configured for iNotes are not vulnerable to this attack.

See this link for details and how to fix it

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Last week two clustered servers are facing performance problems. The cpu was very high for 2 hours and the disk queue above 5,48.

During the problem the command set config UPDATE_NO_FULLTEXT=1 was issued and the cpu and disk queue decrease

To schedule the full text index i use the this TN

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There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 6 SR16FP3 IF1 that is used by IBM Notes and Domino. These issues were disclosed as part of the Oracle April 2015 Critical Patch Update and are resolved by IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF2.

Get the complete information and fixes here

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On April IBM stop the updates for IBM Knowledge Base  (lotuskb.nsf). I use this database on a daily basis. But now the beloved database was not updated anymore.

The new way to work is Google or IBM Support Portal
I like  the database.
I need offline access, some customers doesn't allow aliens laptops on their networks.

I build a java project to update the legacy lotuskb.nsf.  

1 - I get the URLs of the support feeds
2 - Read the feeds and extract the URL's to technotes
3 - Parse the html of the technotes and store them into the lotuskb.nsf.

I use several packages like JSOUP and JERICHO to parse and render the html. It is not perfect but i got the documents again on the lotuskb.nsf

Thanks to Nathan Freeman for the article about running Domino API on eclipse

The eclipse project is here

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IBM Rational Team Concert integrates task tracking, source control, and agile planning with continuous builds and a configurable process to adapt to the way you work.
Finally -- everything you need to build great software, integrated seamlessly together right out of the box.

Get your 10  free license here

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Google are removing support for Java, and other plugins that use NPAPI, from Chrome 45, which is available in September 2015.
http://www.chromium.org/developers/npapi-deprecation

Oracle are not providing an alternative interface for Java and recommend users use a browser that does support NPAPI.
https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml


Impact to IBM Web Content Manager 8.5 customers


Customers using Chrome will not be able to use Ephox EditLive! from September onwards. It is possible to re-enable the Java plugin in Chrome before then. See the resolution section for instructions.

Impact to users of IBM Web Content Manager 8.0.0.1 and earlier


Customers using Chrome will not be able to use Ephox EditLive from September onwards.

Additionally, the import function of rich text fields, which is used to import an HTML file and it's images from the local workstation, will no longer function on Chrome regardless of the editor used. This is applicable to all design and markup fields, including rich text elements and components as well as menu and navigator designs. A fix for this is in development and will be available for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1 as an iFix and in a cumulative fix (CF) when complete. This fix will not be available on versions earlier than 8.0.0.1.

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