This white paper is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how install the IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics application on Red Hat Linux with IBM DB2. You will learn how to prepare DB2, and how to install/configure IBM Cognos and IBM Connections with the Metrics application on a one-node environment.
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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.
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To work well, the new Metrics component in IBM Connections 4.0 needs the deployment of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence. This white paper describes how to prepare a DB2 instance and install IBM Connections in a single-node environment, with emphasis on installing and configuring Metrics and Cognos components on AIX.
In this white paper
- Getting started
- Creating a database instance on DB2
- Installing WAS for IBM Connections
- Configure WAS to communicate with the LDAP directory
- Install WebSphere Application Server 7.0 for IBM Cognos on AIX
- Installing and configuring DB2 Database Client
- Installing and configuring IBM Cognos
- Installing IBM Connections
- Validating Metrics and Cognos integration
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This article introduces how to use the Global Metrics and Community Metrics tools in IBM Connections 4. The Global Metrics tool helps you monitor how people interact with Connections applications. You can view usage data, filter metrics by applications or time period, and view metrics in a chart or table format. The Community Metrics tool helps Community owners monitor adoption and Community vitality.
What’s new in using?
Share a status update or file from anywhere in IBM Connections. Log in and then click the Share link in the header.
The activity stream displays an aggregated view of the latest updates from people or events that you are following and people in your network. To view more information about an update, repost it, or like it, click the entry to launch the embedded experience.
IBM Connections now introduces an enhanced Metrics application. Metrics employs the analytic capabilities of the IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence server, which is provided as part of the IBM Connections installation to support the collection of metrics data. Administrators and designated users can work with interactive displays of global metrics by clicking Server Metrics in the footer. Community owners can view non-interactive reports for their communities by clicking Metrics in the navigation pane.
The rich text editor, which is used across the IBM Connections applications, has been upgraded to CKEditor 3.6.3 in this release. There are a number of new features in the Wikis editor.
Profiles has been updated to include the activity stream, which shows the profile owner’s latest updates from across IBM Connections.
When viewing your search results, you can filter the results from Profiles to exclude inactive profiles by selecting Exclude Inactive People from the Show menu on the Profiles Search Results page.
The social analytic widgets now recommend private as well as public content, based on your existing relationships with public and private content in IBM Connections.
The Trending widget displays a list of the hot topics that are trending in your organization. The widget displays when you filter your search results using the Status Updates option.
Status updates and microblogging content are now included in the analysis of the relationships that are used to recommend content and people in the social analytics widgets.
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.