Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT) forIBM Connections<br />TIMETOACT GROUP<br />info@TIMETOACT.DE<br />Tel.: +49 221...
CAT – Value Proposition<br />Simplifies configuration of IBM Connections<br />Accelerates and automates administrative tas...
IBM Connections Administration Challenges<br />Fundamentals:<br />Connections configuration is based on XML files<br />Adm...
Standard Connections Configuration Flow<br />Start wsadminenvironment<br />Check-out XML file on Deployment Manager<br />E...
Graphical user interface for configuration & administration of IBM Connections<br />The CATDesign<br />
The CATFeatures - Configuration<br />Change vital Connections settings in a matter ofseconds<br />No XML editingrequired<b...
The CATFeatures - Administration<br />Simplicity<br />Perform complex Connections administration tasks without being a Web...
The CATTechnical background<br />Developed as a Java™ Enterprise Edition (JEE) application<br />User interface developed w...
Just one of manyexamples…<br />
Connections AdministrationThe wsadminway<br />wsadmin Console Part:<br />Switch to Deployment Manager bin Directory:<br />...
Connections AdministrationThe wsadminway<br />The XML file part:<br />After checking out the XML file, it must be manually...
Connections AdministrationConfigure Connections Services the CAT way (1)<br />Nomorewsadmincommands – set all propertiesth...
Connections AdministrationConfigure Connections Services the CAT way (2)<br />Change settingswith a singleclick<br />Avoid...
CAT - Logging<br />Backtrack all thechangesthathavebeenmade<br />
CAT - User ManagementFinding a user<br />CAT combinesMbeansand REST callstoget all userrelateddataanddisplaythem in an uni...
CAT - Communities ManagementFilter Communities by Name, ID or Member<br />
CAT - Scheduler TasksGettinginformationabout a job<br />
CAT - Activities: StatisticsCreate, Delete, Submit, Discard<br />Create ordeletefiles quick and easy withoutanyxml<br />Do...
CAT - Language SelectorSpecifyavailablelanguages<br />Just configureyouravailablelanguages via thechecklist<br />
More Informations<br />Pleasevisitthe CAT web site:<br />http://www.timetoact.de/cat<br />Contactus via mail:<br />info@ti...
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Simplify the configuration of IBM Connections with this easy to install and easy to use web interface tool. Complex multilevel administration commands can be done with just a single click, even by administrators without WebSphere background.

Easily accelerate and automate administrative tasks and enhance the maintenance tasks for IBM Connections. Benefit from extremely lowered effort for training and maintenance.

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Connections Administration Toolkit for IBM Connections product presentation

  1. 1. Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT) forIBM Connections<br />TIMETOACT GROUP<br />info@TIMETOACT.DE<br />Tel.: +49 221 97343 0<br />Im Mediapark 2<br />D-50670 Cologne<br />WWW.TIMETOACT.DE/CAT<br />
  2. 2. CAT – Value Proposition<br />Simplifies configuration of IBM Connections<br />Accelerates and automates administrative tasks<br />EnhancesmaintenancetasksforIBM Connections<br />Lowerstrainingand TCO<br />Increases ROI<br />Masters content, accessrightsandusermanagement<br />
  3. 3. IBM Connections Administration Challenges<br />Fundamentals:<br />Connections configuration is based on XML files<br />Administrative tasks are performed using the command line interface wsadmin<br />XML configuration repository<br />More than 20 configuration files<br />More than 6,000 lines of XML<br />Check-out / check-inprocedurerequired<br />Manual editingof XML configurationfilesrequired<br />wsadmin command line interface<br />Sending case sensitive commands<br />More than 300 different wsadmin commands<br />Requires good skills in Jythonscript language, the wsadmin commands and their syntax<br />Complexmultilevelcommandstoachieveone administrative task<br />
  4. 4. Standard Connections Configuration Flow<br />Start wsadminenvironment<br />Check-out XML file on Deployment Manager<br />Edit file<br />Check-in XML file<br />Synchronizechangedfileswith Connections nodes<br />Restartapplications, serversorclusters<br />(Click heretoseedemo on YouTube)<br />
  5. 5. Graphical user interface for configuration & administration of IBM Connections<br />The CATDesign<br />
  6. 6. The CATFeatures - Configuration<br />Change vital Connections settings in a matter ofseconds<br />No XML editingrequired<br />Avoid destroying configuration file structure<br />The Connections administratordoes not needanyknowledgeoftheJythonscriptinglanguageandthewsadmincommandsprovidedby Connections<br />
  7. 7. The CATFeatures - Administration<br />Simplicity<br />Perform complex Connections administration tasks without being a WebSphere Application Server administration expert<br />Betterorientationthrough GUI<br />Find objects, e.g. an activityorcommunity, throughcomprehensivefilteringoptions<br />Safety<br />Nochanceofmisstyping a user ID andaccidentallydeletingthewrongperson<br />
  8. 8. The CATTechnical background<br />Developed as a Java™ Enterprise Edition (JEE) application<br />User interface developed with Google™ Web Toolkit<br />CAT uses the standard Connections administration MBeans and the Connections REST API to perform administrative tasks<br />Running on the WebSphere Application Server Deployment Manager of your IBM Connections installation<br />Installed in a few minutes using standard WebSphereapplication deployment techniques<br />Accessed with your browser<br />
  9. 9. Just one of manyexamples…<br />
  10. 10. Connections AdministrationThe wsadminway<br />wsadmin Console Part:<br />Switch to Deployment Manager bin Directory:<br />cd <dmgr-root>bin<br />Start wsadmin session:<br />wsadmin -langjython -user <admin> -password <password> -port 8879<br />Load Connections-wide configuration script: <br />execfile("connectionsConfig.py")<br />Check-out Connections-wide configuration file: <br />LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("D:/WebSphere/lcc","Connections3Cell01")<br />Edit configuration file<br />Check-in Connections-wide configuration file:<br />LCConfigService.checkInConfig(”D:/WebSphere/lcc”,"Connections3Cell01")<br />Synchronize all WebSphere nodes<br />Restart all servers / clusters<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Connections AdministrationThe wsadminway<br />The XML file part:<br />After checking out the XML file, it must be manually edited by the administrator<br />The administrator needs to know exactly which values he needs to change and to what<br />Incorrectvaluesor a malformed XML structurecandamage Connections<br />
  12. 12. Connections AdministrationConfigure Connections Services the CAT way (1)<br />Nomorewsadmincommands – set all propertiesthrough a graphical UI<br />Save workingconfigurationsto a file - andrestoreitifneeded<br />
  13. 13. Connections AdministrationConfigure Connections Services the CAT way (2)<br />Change settingswith a singleclick<br />Avoidtypos<br />
  14. 14. CAT - Logging<br />Backtrack all thechangesthathavebeenmade<br />
  15. 15. CAT - User ManagementFinding a user<br />CAT combinesMbeansand REST callstoget all userrelateddataanddisplaythem in an uniqueinterface<br />Filter userseither via E-Mail, External ID or User-ID<br />
  16. 16. CAT - Communities ManagementFilter Communities by Name, ID or Member<br />
  17. 17. CAT - Scheduler TasksGettinginformationabout a job<br />
  18. 18. CAT - Activities: StatisticsCreate, Delete, Submit, Discard<br />Create ordeletefiles quick and easy withoutanyxml<br />Double check: Submitordiscardyourchanges in oneclick<br />
  19. 19. CAT - Language SelectorSpecifyavailablelanguages<br />Just configureyouravailablelanguages via thechecklist<br />
  20. 20. More Informations<br />Pleasevisitthe CAT web site:<br />http://www.timetoact.de/cat<br />Contactus via mail:<br />info@timetoact.de<br />

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