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MWLUG 2014: SA108: Homebrew your own Metrics: An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP

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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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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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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Error with Notes Traveler To Do app on iOS – Fix coming, but workaround available

There was a issue reported to me by a very important colleague related to the To Do app running on his iPhone. When he tried to sync between the Traveler server and his device, he got this error:

ErrorOniOSToDoApp

After a quick call to IBM Support, I was given my answer:

There is a recently discovered problem in the ToDo app that causes HTTP requests to be malformed when the server redirects the requests.  A fix will be published to the App Store, however, it may take 1-2 weeks to appear.  In the meantime, the customer can avoid the issue by instructing the affected users to modify their account settings in the ToDo app.  In the space reserved for the server
name, please use company.com/traveler instead of company.com, for example.  This will avoid the HTTP redirects which trigger the problem and should allow the device to sync normally.

A quick fix, with a more permanent one coming… Well done, IBM!!!

 

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Announcing the 2014 IBM Champions – I’m honored to be selected!

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They announced the 2014 IBM Champions for ICS this morning, but I wasn’t in my email yet when a colleague came by and congratulated me. Sure enough, as I looked at the list, I could not believe it… I WAS CHOSEN AS AN IBM CHAMPION!

Never in my wildest dreams would I think I would be on the same list as many of those that have been and currently are IBM Champions! I consider all of them as legends and heroes in this space.

I was honored to be nominated, and even more honored to be selected. Thank you to those of you that nominated me, and I hope to live up to the honor. Congratulations to to all of you (past and present) who have been selected.

I hope to see you all at IBM Connect 2014!

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