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If you've ever wondered how to deliver DEF (Dynamic Event Framework) events to a monitor model so that unit testing can be conducted, this post is for you!
I recently worked with a client who had developed a sample test monitor model based on Business Monitor v8.5.5 using the new event delivery method known as DEF (Dynamic Event Framework). He wanted to unit test it using the Integration test client (ITC) provided with Integration Designer 8.5.5, but ITC only generates the CBE based events and is not... [More]
So you tried out the Business Rules Service on Bluemix , and you are wondering why you should stick to ODM .
You have a good point there.
Except, maybe you don't. It really depends.
That's not really an answer you say.
To start with, lets outline what Business Rule on Bluemix provides, and what it doesn't.
Number one: you have to be okay with less control.
I repeat, you have to let go.
Now if you are one of those type A personalities... [More]
If you have worked with and are a fan of IBM ODM (who isn't?), you should give the Business Rules Service on Bluemix a try. You should try it out even if you just typed “ODM” in Google search.
Wait, what are business rules again? And since Wikipedia was not very helpful, what does ODM do?
Businesses define repeatable decisions or policies that govern their operations. What this means is they define certain rules to live by to earn money (or try to not lose money at the very... [More]
With the new decision service, governing and deploying your rules is simplified and accessible to use. A Decision service is a new management unit that allows complex decisions that involve several rules projects to be managed as one single entity. The decision service comes with deployment configurations, allowing rule changes to be deployed by business users for better testing and impact analysis.
A new interface in the Business Console enables business users to define and run their own tests suites with full... [More]
Have you ever needed answers to questions you hadn't yet thought to ask? This is the purpose of a set of Business Process Management Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents. For the majority of this year, the Business Process Management team has updated their collection of informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents making it quicker and easier for you to find the answers you need. By analyzing client interests, recent problems, and maintenance offerings we have created this list for you. Our goal is to address relevant... [More]
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]
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 v22.214.171.124 release. This APAR fixes the situation that For Inbound Web Services in BPM 7.5.1, when a complex... [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 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]
There are three steps to installing and deploying Cognos to a system that has already been installed with IBM Business Monitor:
1) Install Cognos binaries
There are two ways to install the binaries for Cognos:
Use Installation Manager
Use the native installer contained within the repository shipped with Monitor
The Installation Manager repository for Cognos contains the native installer for Cognos. For example for the Windows 64 bit installer is in the following zip file
<root of... [More]
If you're wondering what features and enhancements you can look forward to in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) 8.5.6, watch our new What's New video for a tour of the highlights.
Don't have 8 minutes to spend watching the whole video?
Jump straight to the enhancements that really spark your interest:
Installation, Configuration and Migration
Maintainability and Serviceability Functions