This document provides recommendations for performance tuning of IBM Connections 4 Connections based on the experience of the IBM Collaboration Solutions Performance team. However, the optimal tuning and the resulting system capacity can be affected by many factors, including the characteristics of the load on the system and the hardware used, including servers, disk subsystems, network topology, and more. Therefore the recommendations in this document should not be considered the optimal values for every situation, but rather a recommended starting point for tuning a Connections deployment. Using this configuration as a baseline, we suggest monitoring the system performance, making any desired changes, and measuring their impact.
This Reviewers Guide provides an extensive overview of the latest version of IBM’s social software, IBM Connections 4.0, and its nine applications: Home, Profiles, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, and Wikis. In addition, this guide explains how to extend the features and functions of IBM Connections to your existing applications.
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This document is intended as a guide for resolving performance problems you may encounter with IBM WebSphere Portal version 5.1 or later. In this guide, you will find:
o Information on how to isolate the nature of the problem you are encountering
o Useful information to help you diagnose the problem
o Descriptions of common performance problems, so you can identify the specific problem you are facing, and
o Descriptions of how to resolve those problems.
This guide is intended for a technical audience – those who are comfortable working with WebSphere Portal and its associated software. It will not be generally useful to end-users who are accessing web sites built using WebSphere Portal.
This guide is not intended as the only definitive resource regarding WebSphere Portal or Java tuning, performance or troubleshooting. It provides a guideline and suggestions that will aid the majority of WebSphere Portal administrators when encountering the performance problems described in this guide. It should be used in conjunction with the product support documentation in addition to other references.
This document contains screenshots and sample log output from WebSphere Portal 6.1, running on WebSphere Application Server 22.214.171.124. Are you using a different version of WebSphere Portal? That’s not a problem. While the exact steps for some of the actions vary from version to version, the basic methodology described here applies to all versions of WebSphere Portal, and to products built on top of WebSphere Portal, such as Lotus Quickr.
Thinking or planning to migrate to Notes/Domino 8? If you are, here’s a MUST READ that covers the recommended steps for migration. As always, don’t wait too long to involve IBM support when you run into issues.
This technote provides information on migrating to Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino 8 from versions 6.5 and 7.
This document contains the recommended procedure for migrating
to Lotus Notes/Domino 8.x from versions 6.5 and 7.
Can’t afford IBM Services? Are you a roll up your sleeve and get down and dirty type of guy or gal? I mean that in a professional way of course. Well, here’s an attempt to walk you through the migration process step-by-step. Keep in mind that these are general steps for migration and doesn’t take into account any unique nuances your environment may have.
Thanks to my man Jon Mell, he’s put together a good Lotus Connections Install Guide. I’ve included it in this post for your reference.