HCL Notes Connections Plug-In – Login via SPNEGO not possible   

By Milan Matejic | 10/20/20 3:29 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you are trying to use SPNEGO as the means for authenticating HCL Notes Connections Plug-In and you run into an issue, check if "Use the alias host name for the application server" option is used on Websphere Application Server and if that is the case try turning it off.

Elasticsearch index creation problem  

By Christoph Stoettner | 10/9/20 1:43 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today I activated Elasticsearch Metrics and Typeahead Search on my demo HCL Connections cluster. To my surprise the indices weren’t created and I got errors on the wsadmin.sh commands. SearchService.createESQuickResultsIndex() I checked the Elasticsearch pods which showed a running state, but the logs showed following messages: [es-master-c9cc5d877-trwsd es-master] [2020-10-08T12:11:13,708][WARN ][o.e.c.r.a.DiskThresholdMonitor] \ [es-master-c9cc5d877-trwsd] high disk watermark [90%] exceeded on [sqwY58MtRa2MoPkHr1o70Q][es-data-2][/data/data/nodes/0] \ free: 2.7gb[5.4%], shards will be relocated away from this node So even with 2.7GB free space it does not generate the needed shards and indices. This is default behavior of Elasticsearch, but can be changed:

Let’s Connect to the Latest News  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 10/6/20 9:08 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Matteo Bisi

Another virtual conference is over, this time with the focus on HCL Connections. Here’s the latest about Connections 7.0 and related products and strategies! As most other user groups have had to do this year, Let’s Connect (previously Social Connections) had to go virtual. The conference took place on September 29th and 30th, and it was chock full of news from HCL regarding Connections.


By Maria Nordin | 10/6/20 2:24 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Matteo Bisi

Let’sConnect Virtual 2020 is over! The event was a real success and we are very happy for all the good feedback we have received from the attendees and speakers. It feels great that the community showed up, took part, asked questions and participated in polls from the speakers. A real good feeling to see so many familiar names in the attendee list, and also so many new ones! We are also pleased with the content that our speakers provided, we know it can be tough. Especially now in these times! We have been working fast to get all presentations and replay videos published. Please also see our other blog posts where we share poll results, and the Q&A from the sessions.

Installing the HCL Connections Component Pack 6.5 CR1 – Part 6: Configuring the applications  

By Martijn de Jong | 10/2/20 8:23 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In part 5 I discussed the installation of all components. Now it’s time to configure them. My goal is not to duplicate the HCL documentation on this point, but to highlight where this documentation is ambiguous or incomplete. So by all means, also read that documentation.

HCL Connections – URL Preview Tip  

By Milan Matejic | 10/1/20 5:03 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you have implemented or planing to implement the "URL Preview" feature for HCL Connections, make sure you import the Root Certificate for "Let’s Encrypt" certificate authority inside the java trust store. By default, the root certificate of "Let’s Encrypt" certificate authority is not in the java trust store which the HCL