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Posted by: Rene on Aug 8, 2011 at 09:18:58 PM

I know it's been a while.  I've been a bit out of touch with the new job.  Things are settling a bit and I'm very excited about writing a paper for you on my experiances and practice of Geographic Clustering in WAS7 and I'm now going to start looking at the WebSphere Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Pack which has me very excited.

To my user group, I know my planning skills have been lacking lately but you knew they would fall off a bit in the transition.  I'll be back on the meeting horse here soon.

Posted by: Rene on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:41:29 AM

The day overall was good.  We got to discuss some of the things in version 3.  However the lab's were still on version 2.  And of corse sense I already know v2 I decided to deviate from the labs and try somthing I had been wanting to do as a pattern for a while...  Leave it to me, I managed to break the environment.  OOPS... guess they still have some work to do.  Make sure your script packages are valid for the component you are dragging it too otherwise you'll end up hanging the environment.  Don't get me wrong.. I still LOVE this technology and think it's the best thing for Admins and truly believe that the way to WebSphere self provisioning vision to come true, in fact lives in this appliance.

A big thank you to IBM and the team who put on this event

Posted by: Rene on Jun 28, 2011 at 09:19:02 AM

Dave Gressor is presenting with Ken Klingensmith and Fuhwei Lwo.

A good part of the day will be labs so lots to discuss


Posted by: Rene on Jun 28, 2011 at 06:53:17 AM

Attending the IBM IWD Proof of Technology day today in Costa Mesa.  Should be interesting to play with Version 3 not that it's out and connect with old friends.

I'll be reporting back to you anything interesting for sure.

Posted by: Rene on May 19, 2011 at 07:44:01 PM

When it comes to paradigm shifts none is more challanging than the changes to how you charge customers for WebSphere and Usage.  With WCA having to come up with a new ChargeBack model is part of the story.  Nitin wrote an article a while ago about it:

I'm starting with that and will run from there.  If your having to figure out your chargeback model ... I'd encourage you to start with the information he has provided and build from there.

It's a challange on it's own depending on the type and size of your organization.  I'll share my journey as it goes.... hopfully ending up with a final model some day.


Posted by: Rene on May 12, 2011 at 10:34:54 AM

The PMR update.... They are working it in engineering and we hope to have a solution for the file issue soon. 

Posted by: Rene on May 4, 2011 at 01:12:52 PM

SHAZAM!! We are now down to 13 Minutes for the deployment with 2 apps included!

Posted by: Rene on May 4, 2011 at 12:15:17 PM

For those of you who follow WCA and my previous Issue posting here's the write up on the issue:

Issues, discovered during WebSphere Cloudburst Appliance and VMWare vSphere integration PoC:

A. IBM Cloud Burst appliance fails to deploy into VMWare vCenter environment if either of the following is true:

 1. vCenter structure in “Host and Clusters” view contains folders.  Cloudburst deploys a VM into ESX host that is a part of the DataCenter. DataCenter is located in a folder.

2. vCenter structure in “VM and Templates” view contains folders.  VM folder is present under DataCenter. Cloudburst appliance uses an account to access VCenter. Account has permissions set to  deploy a VM only into a folder.

 B. IBM Cloud Burst

Posted by: Rene on May 3, 2011 at 09:46:03 PM

There is an issue with WCA that we've been working on through VCenter.  We are going to be working with the IBM build team to see it resolved.  I'm opening a PMR for it to be tracked properly... I'll share the ID with you for updates.  However, here's the scoop.

What I'm told is a "Feature Enhancement" I personally feel is more of a Bug or design flaw.  It has to do with how WCA integrates with the Linux VCenter.  If you have folder structures setup to the target then when you try to deploy it fails to transfer the images to the target.  For example in vCenter you have the following:

\rootdir\lab\cloudburst  = WONT DEPLOY

Had to change it to:

\rootdir\cloudburst = copy worked

Once moved the datacenter tree structure up it worked.  The current

Posted by: Rene on May 1, 2011 at 01:20:11 PM

I've posted the updated presentation for the top 5 reasons you need WCA.  In Presentations section.

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