Notes & Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 (Zircon)

Notes Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 (Zircon) is available on Fix Central starting today and it will also be available on Passport Advantage starting August 24th.

Beginning with 9.0.1 FP8, fix packs have been renamed to feature packs. To ensure quality, these feature packs still have a high focus on addressing high impacting defects. Where possible, these features are optionally enabled to minimize risk. The same packaging, architecture and install kits used in previous fix packs remain in use for feature packs.

Notes®/Domino® 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 addresses defects in the Client, Server, and the Domino OpenSocial component. All Feature Packs are language independent and may be applied on any language version of Notes®/Domino® 9.0.1.

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Microservices mit Docker und Kubernetes

” Docker is the world’s leading software container platform. Developers use Docker to eliminate “works on my machine” problems when collaborating on code with co-workers. Operators use Docker to run and manage apps side-by-side in isolated containers to get better compute density. Enterprises use Docker to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence for both Linux and Windows Server apps. ”

 

 

Passend dazu bietet edcom den Kurs “Microservices mit Docker und Kubernetes” ab Mitte Juli 2017 in München an. Der 2-Tages-Kurs richtet sich an Administratoren, die sich mit dieser Technologie beschäftigen möchten, und liefert die Grundlagen und eine Einführung in Container und die Orchestrierung von Microservices auf Basis von Docker und dem Google-Tool Kubernetes.

DominoServer_901FP8_Linux64 on Ubuntu

Reminder to myself:

Installing FP8 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-042stab120.11 x86_64) will not work until you edit in the FP-path the following file:

…/linux64/domino/tools/lib# vi NIC.pm

and replace in line 80:  if (defined(@{$scr->{target_hosts}}))

by

if (@{$scr->{target_hosts}})

IBM Client Application Access (ICAA)

IBM® Client Application Access ermöglicht Benutzern den Zugriff auf ihre herkömmlichen Notes-Anwendungen in einem Browser (auf Systemen mit Microsoft Windows) oder über eine kleine eigenständige Anwendung (auf Systemen mit Mac OS).
IBM Client Application Access ist in IBM Notes Web und IBM Verse integriert und umgekehrt. Wenn beispielsweise ein IBM Notes-Web oder IBM Verse-Benutzer eine E-Mail mit einem Link zu einem Notes-Dokument erhält, wird das Dokument durch Klicken auf den Link in IBM Client Application Access geöffnet. Dieses Hilfedokument enthält Informationen zur Installation, Konfiguration und Nutzung von IBM Client Application Access.

Source: IBM Knowledge Center

IBM Traveler – Action Required by January 1, 2017

 

It is important to note that failure to meet all of the requirements listed below may result in your Verse for iOS, Verse for Android, IBM Notes Traveler Companion and IBM Notes Traveler To Do apps being unable to connect to your Traveler servers.

  • Mobile apps must connect only using HTTPS and not the unsecured HTTP protocol.
  • The server certificate must not be expired or invalid.
  • The server certificate common name (CN )or a name from the server certificate’s Subject Alternate Name (SAN) list must match the host name of the server with which the client is connecting. For example, if the mobile app is connecting totraveler.example.com, then the certificate must list traveler.example.com in the CN or SAN fields. A wild card certificate is allowed but the domain from the wild card must match the server’s domain.
  • The negotiated Transport Layer Security version must be TLS 1.2. Since devices running Android prior to version 4.1 do not support TLS 1.2, they can no longer be supported.
  • The server certificate must be trusted and either issued by a certificate authority (CA) whose root certificate is incorporated into the device operating system or is a trusted root CA that has been installed by the user or a system administrator on the device.
  • The negotiated TLS connections cipher suite must support forward secrecy and be one of the following:
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • The leaf server certificate must be signed with one of the following types of keys:
    Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) key with a length of at least 2048 bits
    Elliptic-Curve Cryptography (ECC/ECDSA) key with a size of at least 256 bits
  • The leaf certificate hashing algorithm must be Secure Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA-2) with a digest length of at least 256 (SHA-256 or greater).

Source: IBM Support

Links to Release Notices & Fix Lists

Notes/Domino Release Notices & “Top 20” Fix Lists

IBM Mail support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO)

IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Fix pack 6

9.0.1 Fix pack 6 is a collection of low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues. IBM strongly recommends that customers running Notes/Domino 9.0.1x upgrade to this latest Fix Pack since it addresses a small percentage of defects that impact the broadest set of customers. Fix Packs are released periodically between Maintenance Releases to provide a greater level of stability for customer environments. They go through the same level of fix, regression and interoperability testing that occurs with Maintenance Releases. Fix Packs are always cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous ones. All Fix Packs are language independent and may be applied on any language version of Notes/Domino 9.0.1x.

Source: IBM

Connections Administration Toolkit

The Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT) eliminates the complexity of IBM Connections administration and content management.

It is an easy to install and easy to use web interface tool even from any mobile device. Mastering IBM Connections administration and content becomes a breeze with CAT, even for non-technical users.

Source: connections-apps.com

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