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Sometimes users are asked to update an IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)/Lombardi configuration file to overwrite default configuration settings. I hope this step-by-step guide will help a new BPM administrator finish his first configuration update quickly before reading many technote and product documentation pages about the related product design.
What configuration files could/should be changed?
Generally speaking, you should not make changes on the default configuration files directly,... [More]
Did you know that some versions of IBM MQ are now supported with SELinux enabled on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
Historically the advice for SELinux was always to disable it when using MQ. However, because SELinux is enabled by default in Red Hat Enterprise Linux it was inconvenient for users to disable it. Also, SELinux provides many security benefits so it's better to leave it enabled where possible.
There are some conditions to the SELinux support. The main ones are:
The minimum MQ versions are 188.8.131.52... [More]
For Web service processing, there are some things that you need to know about between the different versions of Business Process Manager (BPM).
First, if you haven't installed JR41994 on your BPM 7.5.1 environment, then the SOAP response generated with ns1 prefix may be in the wrong format.
JR41994: INCORRECT NAMESPACE WHEN USING COMPLEX DATA TYPE FROM TOOLKIT
This error occurs in the BPM v184.108.40.206 release. This APAR fixes the situation that For Inbound Web Services in BPM 7.5.1, when a complex... [More]
Many of us are familiar with the traditional IBM Installation Manager (IIM) Eclipse-based rich client, IBMIM , that allows one to drive IIM in an environment where a GUI is available.
However, this approach is not always feasible, especially in an environment where one needs to access IIM on a remote server, perhaps one without a GUI console i.e. operating in so-called "headless" mode.
This is often the case with remote UNIX® servers ( AIX, Linux, Solaris etc. ) where one's only point of access is via... [More]
The Java™ JRE will throw an OOM error for more than just a Java heap with no free space. So the single heapdump you have from an outage might not be useful at all and could lead you down the wrong debugging path. It is very important to get a complete set of documentation from an OutOfMemory (OOM) error. A single heapdump is never enough to figure out the general type of OOM you’re dealing with.
(Note that this information is correct for a WebSphere Java process running with an IBM Java JRE, and... [More]
IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) supports powerful, high-performance business process management while providing a simple way to model business processes. BPM is based on WebSphere Application Server and includes many components. So it can be complicated when you hit a performance issue, as the performance issue can occur in any component. This blog will discuss the required information and data for troubleshooting the performance issue by yourself or the IBM Support team.
Benchmark your application before putting it... [More]
By default, Business Process Manager (BPM) provides the values below for Time Schedule :
7AM-7PM Every Day
9AM-5PM M-F, 9AM-1PM Sat
But users may note the behavior of Holiday Schedule varies with different Time Schedule . Please see the screen capture below:
When you select 7AM-7PM M-F / 9AM-5PM M-F / 9AM-5PM M-F, 9AM-1PM Sat in Time Schedule , the Holiday Schedule works as expected.
But if you select 24x7 or 7AM-7PM... [More]
The BPM mobile app works with the IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Blueworks Live products. In this blog, we will discuss the steps to log on client, launch, view and finish task of IBM BPM, which are most of the basic functions of IBM BPM process portal.
1) First you need to download and install IBM BPM Mobile Application from the Apple App Store or iTunes:
2) Choose for which product you want to create... [More]
In late 2014, we published Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2014-3566) . As detailed in the bulletin, the IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack to... [More]
In most cases, we normally install multiple interim fixes interactively for one time using the GUI wizard mode of Installation Manager. However, for some special cases, users have a need to install interim fixes silently only using imcl command lines. Therefore, this article will introduce two special situations our users encounter when using the command line to install multiple interim fixes.
1. Command Line Used to Install Interim Fixes
imcl install fixID -repositories repositoryLocation... [More]
Many IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) clients have reported that end users did not get expected authorization privileges while operating human service activities in BPD – “You are not authorized to …”
Hopefully this blog can help you resolve this kind of problem by yourself.
You first need to check the BPD design, and ensure the human service activity is actually supposed to be routed to the user.
If the task is assigned to a particular user, it’s easy to determine whether the... [More]
In some circumstances, you believe that a user belongs to the participant group/team/ad-hoc group directly or indirectly, but the membership records in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) DB tables do not indicate it. Assuming it’s LDAP security provider configured within WebSphere Application Server (WAS) federated repository, which is the most typical client scenario:
Step 1. Check user-group membership on your LDAP server. Ensure the user and security group exist in LDAP server, and the user belongs to the target... [More]
The HAManager/HAM (High Availability Manager) Framework is an integral WebSphere Application Server (WAS) part designed to provide an infrastructure for making selected WAS services highly available. It is present in all JVMs including Deployment Manager and Node Agents. HAM can be used by other internal WebSphere components to provide automatic failover support.
Four basic HAManager services:
Bulletin Board - Used by WLM and ODC
HA Groups ... [More]
This series of demonstrations (YouTube videos) will show you a simple insight solution development using a customer profile management scenario.
The solution project is the starting point for building an even driven application; in this video, you will learn how to create a solution project in Insight Designer.
⇒ Creating a solution project
⇒ Modeling entities and events
⇒ Developing a rule agent
CPSM (CICSPlex System Manager) makes managing your CICS systems much easier. It is also a requirement if you are going to use the CICS Explorer to view and manage multiple CICS regions. But CPSM can be a challenge to setup for the first time.
One of the questions we often get in Level 2 is how to setup a basic CICSPlex that spans multiple LPARs. That task involves setting up a CMAS on each LPAR and connecting them so that they can talk to each other. While there are a number of ways to do that, I will provide sample JCL below... [More]