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“Homebrew your own Metrics: An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP” – Slide deck from MWLUG 2014

Tom Bilan and I would like to thank everyone for attending our session at MWLUG 2014 – “Homebrew your own Metrics: An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP”. (I also want to thank everyone that grabbed some of my homebrew as well!)

Here is our slide deck for the session:

Personally, I want thank Tom for speaking with me. He’s a great presenter, an awesome person, and one of the smartest people I know. I’m constantly learning from him, and hope to continue to work with him for years to come.

Please feel free to provide us with any feedback on the session, both from the session evaluations and by email/comments below. We have some ideas for additional sessions in the future, and we strive to be better every time.

Also, for those of you that took some of my homebrew, please feel free to provide me any honest feedback. I’m trying to get better with that every day as well.

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Help tip the scales so IBM will support SHA-2 in the native HTTP stack

Go read Darren Duke’s ‘Call to Arms’ about getting IBM to listen to those of us that want/need SHA-2 support in the native HTTP stack:

So Domino and SHA2…..There’s a SPR for that

Now that you’ve read it… ACT! He tells you how, and even provides easy links to get you going.

Thanks Darren for leading this charge! Sometimes #ItsDarrensFault is a good thing…

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Only 3 weeks left until MWLUG 2014 – Hotel Discount Expiring!

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There’s only 3 weeks left until MWLUG 2014 in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan at the even more beautiful Amway Grand Plaza Hotel from August 27-29, 2014!

I have some simple questions for you:

  1. Why haven’t you registered yet?
  2. Why haven’t you booked your room yet? (Hotel discount is expiring)
  3. Why don’t you want to be cool like the rest of us that are attending? (Yes, you can be cool simply by attending)
  4. Why don’t you like beer? (See Thursday Social Event at Founders Brewing Company)
  5. Why don’t you like Kramer Reeves? (He’s got the OGS presentation)
  6. Why don’t you support our veterans? (World War II veteran, author and inventor Virgil Westdale is giving a talk also)
  7. Why don’t you like culture? (See Wednesday Tour of Gerald R. Ford Museum)
  8. Why don’t you want to learn and be social, thereby helping your employer and you? (43 sessions and workshops plus 3 BOF user group meetings can’t be wrong)

Go register (http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Register.xsp) and book your room (http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Hotel.xsp) NOW, then when you get there, you can buy me a beverage as thanks for reminding you! See you in GR!

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MWLUG 2014 Sessions and Workshops announced – What’s in it for you?

mwlug2014_banner As Richard Moy posted yesterday on his blog, the sessions and workshops for MWLUG 2014 have been announced. I am fortunate to speak with my manager, Dr. Tom Bilan, at this year’s event. This is our session:

Homebrew your own Metrics: An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP It’s important as an IBM Domino administrator to get metrics on your servers so that you know what’s going on in your “Brewhouse”. There are also many ways to obtain this very valuable information, like 3rd party tools and even the IBM Domino Administrator client. What many don’t know is that there is also another way to capture this very valuable information. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. In this session, you will learn more about it, what it can give you, how to set it up, and ways to ‘drink in’ or monitor the information. With proper configuration, administrators not familiar with IBM Domino can obtain and use key IBM Domino server metrics. Homebrew your own metrics by attending this session!

If you haven’t registered to attend this event in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan (selected for two years as Beer City USA and recent city to host the National Homebrewers Conference), you need to stop reading this and go register! For only $50, you get over 47 hours of technical and business training, plus the chance to network (collaborate) with some of the best and brightest in our industry!

Have you registered yet? No? Here… let me give you the link: http://www.mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Register.xsp

Did you know that Kramer Reeves, the Director of Product Management for Collaboration Solutions at IBM, is the MWLUG 2014 Opening General Session Speaker? There also going to be some GREAT sponsors there, anxiously waiting to tell you about there products (and maybe give away an item or two).

NOW you want to attend, right? SO GO REGISTER!

Done? Good! Don’t forget to get yourself a place to stay, because you’re not staying with me!

Did I mention that there might be a beer or two there?

Looking forward to see you all there!!!

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Introducing… You Drink Some, You Brew Some

Like many of my IT brethren that are going out and following their individual passions (also known as ‘things that keep them happy and sane’), I am also following their lead and getting more into the hobby of making my own beer, wine and spirits (also known as zymurgy). I wanted to keep track of the things I see, do and taste, so of course, I’m going to blog it.

Because I didn’t want to change this blog, or add content that might not be technologically related, I created a new blog, so I proudly introduce to you…

You Drink Some, You Brew Some - http://www.drinksomebrewsome.com

As I stated on my first blog post,

My goal for this blog is to take my passion and share it with the world. I want to do product reviews, book reviews, recipes, stories, beer tastings and anything else I can do, but only about beer.

Of course, as I get more into wine and spirits, I’ll add to that as well.

Why am I doing this now? Tomorrow I leave for Grand Rapids to attend the National Homebrewers Conference. I’m hoping to learn a lot, see a lot, drink a bit, and most importantly, share it all with you (on my new blog).

Who knows where this may lead me, but so far, I’m loving the journey…

Cheers!

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Any Domino administrators looking for a gig in Tampa, Florida?

I received this email and thought that I would share it. (I’m enjoying what I’m doing here right now, so I have to decline… at this time.) Although it says it’s for a developer position, everything in the qualifications scream administrator.

Dear Ray:

 

We have a urgent requirement for our direct client. Please find the job description below and let me know your interest.

 

Job title    :Lotus Notes Designer

Job locationTampa,FL.

Job Type      Full time.

 

Relevant Exprience :

  • Solid understanding of Domino basics such as mail servers, NAB components, domain documents, routing topology, etc.
  • Experience leading low-level projects and resourcing Domino tasks on larger-scale projects
  • Solid analytical and troubleshooting skills for Domino server issues, e.g., able to drive an issue to resolution, pull in other resources when needed, etc.
  • Able to work individually when troubleshooting issues with vendors, e.g., manage problem tickets with IBM or other vendors.
  • 5-8 years Domino mail and application server administration
  • Experience with with Sendmail SMTP (Unix command-line)
  • experience with administering messaging mobility services such as Traveler, Blackberry, and/or Good
  • Experience with IBM/Lotus Quickr (QuickPlace)
  • Has supported or administered Domino environments that worked with the following technologies:
    •    – Siteminder
    •    – Cisco ACE load balancers
    •    – Apache
    •    – SQL
    •    – Websphere

 

Shashi Mani Dubey
Techinical Recruiter
E*PRO Inc  
http://www.epro-tech.com/
Phone no:732-283-0499 Ext-234
Email id: 
mshashi@epro-consulting.com
http://in.linkedin.com/pub/shashimani-dubey/88/145/596/

Contact the recruiter directly if interested (but let them know that I sent you…)

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Quick reminder: Abstracts for MWLUG 2014 are due TODAY (May 23rd)

Make sure to get your abstracts in for MWLUG 2014 by 5PM TODAY (Friday, May 23, 2014)!

Register and submit your abstracts here: http://www.mwlug.com/

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MWLUG 2014 Abstract Submission Extended until Next Friday, May 23, at 5:00 PM

From Richard Moy and the MWLUG Committee:

With the sad news of Tim [Tripcony] passing away, many of us have not had the time to absorb what has happened.  Given that, the MWLUG committee has decided to extend the abstract submission period for MWLUG 2014 until the end of next week, May 23.  MWLUG was the first time that I met Tim in person.  He was one of the first to volunteer as a speaker when we first started the MWLUG conferences.  He will be sorely missed.

Great idea…

There’s also a mention that Tim has allowed Red Pill to use his last presentation given publicly, and they have submitted it for MWLUG. If I had a vote, there would be no question… I hope to see that presentation at MWLUG!

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An “Outsider’s” view of Tim Tripcony

I was at a loss yesterday when I heard about Tim from Scott Hooks. I’m still doing some soul searching, but since a lot of the ‘collaboration family’ is sharing their thoughts, I thought that I’d share mine.

As some of you know, I’m primarily an administrator, and I refer to myself only as a ‘closet developer’. I used to believe that when referring to administrators versus developers, it’s was ‘us vs. them’. That all changed the first time I met Tim.

I knew that Tim was a development rockstar, but had no idea how much of a nice person he was until I was just sitting one day with a few developer friends, and Tim walked into the room. All of a sudden, all eyes and ears were on him, and I too found myself moving closer and closer to listen in to some of the most eloquent code being discussed and some of the most far out ideas being discussed as though it was one line of code away from reality. (As it usually turned out, it was only one or two lines away from reality!) As I sat there, I found myself asking questions and Tim was usually the first one to answer me. When many of the ‘developer rockstars’ talk to me about what they’re doing, they talk over my head or talk down to me… Tim would talk over my head about his ideas, but then he would then explain what he just said in a way that I would understand AND he would never look down on me as ‘one of those admins’. It was Tim that helped me realize that we’re all in the same boat, but just rowing on each side of it.

From that initial day, we were friends. Whenever we caught up with each other, he would still talk way over my head, but I always seemed to hang on and keep up with what he was saying and doing. In some ways, he reminded me of my father, he was soft-spoken, but when he spoke, you listened, not because he forced you to listen, but that you wanted to listen. Every word he said was significant, whether it was about a piece of development code, current events, or anything in between.

Those of you that had the honor of knowing him better than I did should be thankful for those nuggets of time, because you are all better for knowing him. I know that I am….

Thank you, Tim, for speaking with me that first time… My life is better for knowing you and calling you friend.

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MWLUG 2014 Call for Abstracts Now Open

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Ok, time to submit your abstract for MWLUG 2014, which is being held at the historic Amway Grand Plaza on August 27-29, 2014!

For those of you that want to be on the ‘big stage’ at IBM Connect, this is a great way to feel it out and see if it’s right for you! (I also hear that track managers look to regional user groups like MWLUG for future speakers.)

Go check it out now!

http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Abstract.xsp

Deadlines for submission is May 16th at 6PM.

Registration for the conference will be open on May 1st.

P.S. – I hear that there may be some beer there…

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