Vivek Agarwal’s Portal/Java Blog

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Posts Tagged ‘WebSphere Portal’

How do you change the LDAP server name for a WebSphere Portal v6 server?

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on June 18, 2008

Today one of the portal administrators in my team was trying to reconfigure the LDAP server being used by an existing WebSphere Portal v6 install. The specific reconfiguration that he was doing was extremely simple – he was replacing one LDAP server with another identically configured LDAP server – so the only change was the name of the LDAP server. We were able to perform this change without disabling/re-enabling security in WebSphere Portal. Read the rest of this entry »

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WebSphere Portal Portlet Error – Unsupported major.minor version 49.0

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on December 19, 2007

Today was a fun day getting the base JSR 168 polls portlet created – I actually got involved doing pair programming with a team member who is new to the Portal world. We chose to create this portlet as a basic JSR168 portlet without Struts or Faces support – the rationale being that we may want to target this portlet at platforms other than WebSphere Portal as well that may not provide the required support for anything other than a basic JSR168 portlet. We did the development in Rational Application Developer (RAD) on my Vista laptop and today pushed me over the edge with Vista. I had RAD crash on me a few times, and now I am convinced that I need to make the time over my winter holidays to just go ahead and downgrade to XP – yes, I am ready to admit defeat on the Vista front and move on with life! Anyway I digress – back to the topic at hand. We got the portlet skeleton coded up and the war file built, and attempted to deploy the portlet on WebSphere Portal v6.0.1.1. And WebSphere Portal rejected the portlet war file with this message –

EJPAQ1316E: Could not process the selected file from the browse button as a WAR file. Make sure it is a WAR file and try again.

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Lotusphere 2008 – here we come!

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on December 2, 2007

Lotusphere 2008 Just a quick blurb to say that I/Xtivia are headed to Lotusphere 2008 in Orlando, Florida on January 20-24, 2008. I have been to several IBM conferences over the years, but this will be my first Lotusphere. We decided to sign up as an exhibitor at Lotusphere and showcase our extensive capabilities with IBM WebSphere Portal, Lotus Quickr, Sametime, and Connections. We have various service offerings ranging from assessments to full-blown implementations that leverage these products in an effective manner and enable you to realize true value from your IBM Lotus and WebSphere investments. In addition to spreading the Xtivia message, I am hopeful that there will be compelling content for us to ingest, and that the conference will be a success all around. We have a major customer attending the conference as our guests – so I will be busy with them, but do hope to spend as much time as I can manage at our pedestal in the Lotusphere 2008 Product Showcase. If you are at Lotusphere, be sure to check out the Xtivia booth and say hello to me and the rest of the Xtivia team! 🙂 If you are launching a new initiative around any of the highlighted products or are just in need of seasoned consultants, I hope you will give Xtivia a chance to be your trusted partner. Yes – a total salesy entry – forgive me for that!

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WebSphere Portal v6 Global Deployment – Content Sync

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on November 20, 2007

Here is a quick update on content synchronization between 2 sites in a multi-master global deployment scenario. I had written sometime back about using JCR schema replication to ensure that WCM and PDM content synchronize between the two sites. This had initially seemed to work well during our mirror testing, but issues cropped up later. Read the rest of this entry »

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XA Errors on server startup after an ungraceful shutdown of WebSphere Portal v6

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on November 14, 2007

There is a new technote out about an issue that I have seen in the past with WebSphere Portal v6 on a test server, where you find XA errors in SystemOut.log during server startup after WP6 was shutdown ungracefully – for example, on a Windows server reboot after installing a Windows update. Resolving the error was relatively straightforward and involved clearing the transaction logs. Read the rest of this entry »

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