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Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
All you need to know about
Orient Me
Nico Meisenzahl, panagenda
@nmeisenzahl
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Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Nico Meisenzahl
• Consultant at panagenda
• IBM Connections since version 3.0...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Agenda
• What is Docker, Kubernetes, CfC?
• Orient Me
• Tips & tricks
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
What is…
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
What is Docker?
• xx
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
VM vs. Container
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Docker pros
• More efficient resource allocation
• Linux containers
• Isolate...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
What is Kubernetes?
• Container orchestration/management tool
• Allows to man...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
What is IBM Spectrum CfC?
• Container management toolkit based on
• Kubernete...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Orient Me
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Big picture
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Based on…
• IBM services/code
• Apache ZooKeeper
• MongoDB
• Redis
• Solr
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
System Requirements
• RHEL / CentOS 7.3
• designed to be horizontally scalabl...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Installation steps (1)
• Download from Fix
Central
• Install Spectrum CfC
usi...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Installation steps (2)
• Setting up persistent volumes using
provided scripts...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Installation steps (3)
• Install Orient Me using
hybrid/microservices/hybridc...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Installation steps (3)
• Populate Profiles & Communities
• Configure the Acti...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Installation guides
• Knowledge Center: https://goo.gl/CvUmzN
• Martti Garden...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Tips & tricks
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Define mount points for…
• /pv
• Persistent Docker volumes
• /var/lib
• Docke...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Installation: root vs. sudo
• Installation with sudo will work, but:
• Root p...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
DNS vs. /etc/hosts
• Container will talk to your Connections
environment
• Ho...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Reconfigure Orient Me settings
• kubectl edit configmaps
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Redeploy Containers
• Why?
• configuration changes
• Runtime issues
• kubectl...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Internet access is needed!
• Why?
• Docker Hub
• Kubernetes & Helm installati...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Proxy configuration (before CfC setup)
• Customize /etc/environment
• http_pr...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Proxy configuration (after Installation)
• Customize Configmap
• proxy-http: ...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
footer.jsp
• will not be loaded on Orient Me
• Move your customizations into ...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Changing the admin user password
1. Change password using CfC UI
2. Login to ...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
HTTPS only communication (CNX)
• Posting & likes will not work by default
• R...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Troubleshoot Redis configuration
• SELECT * FROM HOMEPAGE.MT_CFG_SETTINGS
WHE...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
People migration
• Issues?
• Check if CNX is reachable
• kubectl exec -it peo...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Reinstall Orient Me (In case of failure)
• hybridcloud/bin/clean.sh
• Will re...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Limitations
• Sametime Proxy integration will not be
loaded on Orient Me
• No...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
More resources
• Kubernetes cheat sheet:
https://kubernetes.io/docs/user-
gui...
Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017
Q&A
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Orient Me is the first Connections service which is built on the new Connections Pink stack. Nico will talk about the installation, integration and administration of Orient Me. He will also provide useful insights around the used backend tools. Walk away with knowledge how to successfully run Orient Me in your own Connections environment!

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  1. 1. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 All you need to know about Orient Me Nico Meisenzahl, panagenda @nmeisenzahl
  2. 2. PLATINUM SPONSORS GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS
  3. 3. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Nico Meisenzahl • Consultant at panagenda • IBM Connections since version 3.0 / 2010 • IBM Notes / Domino since 2008 • Focusing in ICS • Deployment & consulting • Optimization and migration • “panagendian” since 2016 • IBM Champion @nmeisenzahl linkedin.com/in/nicomeisenzahl meisenzahl.org nico.meisenzahl +49 170 7355081 nico.meisenzahl@panagenda.com
  4. 4. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Agenda • What is Docker, Kubernetes, CfC? • Orient Me • Tips & tricks
  5. 5. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 What is…
  6. 6. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 What is Docker? • xx
  7. 7. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 VM vs. Container
  8. 8. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Docker pros • More efficient resource allocation • Linux containers • Isolated user space within one OS • Kernel will be shared • Light weight • Scalable and agile
  9. 9. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 What is Kubernetes? • Container orchestration/management tool • Allows to manage & scale container across many hosts • “kubectl” command & optional web ui • Built by Google to manage their environment • Open source
  10. 10. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 What is IBM Spectrum CfC? • Container management toolkit based on • Kubernetes • Docker repository • Helm • ELK stack • etcd • Web UI to deploy, manage, monitor and scale containers • https://goo.gl/uGeXv9
  11. 11. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Orient Me
  12. 12. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Big picture
  13. 13. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Based on… • IBM services/code • Apache ZooKeeper • MongoDB • Redis • Solr
  14. 14. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 System Requirements • RHEL / CentOS 7.3 • designed to be horizontally scalable, but one node deployment will work • All System requirements https://goo.gl/HNgEJW • Test environment (one node): 4 Cores, 16 GB RAM, 200 GB disk
  15. 15. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Installation steps (1) • Download from Fix Central • Install Spectrum CfC using /opt/deployCfC/ deployCfC.sh
  16. 16. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Installation steps (2) • Setting up persistent volumes using provided scripts • Local (one node only!) • NFS • Enable profile events • TDISOL (tdi-profiles-config.xml) • Profiles (profiles-config.xml)
  17. 17. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Installation steps (3) • Install Orient Me using hybrid/microservices/hybridcloud/install.sh • Configure IHS • Forward /social & /itm • Secure your IHS Proxy configuration: https://goo.gl/KDalJr
  18. 18. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Installation steps (3) • Populate Profiles & Communities • Configure the Action Center • Optional: Configure mail service (Exchange only) • Optional: Secure Redis communication
  19. 19. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Installation guides • Knowledge Center: https://goo.gl/CvUmzN • Martti Garden: http://socialibmer.com/orient-me- installation-and-integration-guide/
  20. 20. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Tips & tricks
  21. 21. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Define mount points for… • /pv • Persistent Docker volumes • /var/lib • Docker with Images, Containers, … • Elasticsearch, Repository, … • Around 20 GB after installation • /opt • CfC root directory Tip: Do not move /var/lib/docker/overlay
  22. 22. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Installation: root vs. sudo • Installation with sudo will work, but: • Root password will be asked • Kubectl within sudo session • export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin • Export PATH before CfC setup • Customize /root/.bashrc
  23. 23. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 DNS vs. /etc/hosts • Container will talk to your Connections environment • Hosts entries will work but many customizations are needed • Use DNS and be happy ;-) • Test only: Install bind server and redeploy kube- dns pods
  24. 24. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Reconfigure Orient Me settings • kubectl edit configmaps
  25. 25. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Redeploy Containers • Why? • configuration changes • Runtime issues • kubectl delete pods xxx • Use kubectl delete --all pods --namespace=default to recreate all Orient Me containers
  26. 26. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Internet access is needed! • Why? • Docker Hub • Kubernetes & Helm installation (curl) • CfC Installation (yum) • Solr pods (yum) • Direct access is the only supported one • Proxy configuration will work too • You may need to reconfigure this after updates!
  27. 27. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Proxy configuration (before CfC setup) • Customize /etc/environment • http_proxy=“http://yourproxy” https_proxy=“https://yourproxy” no_proxy=“localhost, 127.0.0.1,*.cfc” • Create /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d/http- proxy.conf • [Service] Environment=“HTTP_PROXY=http://yourproxy” Environment=“HTTPS_PROXY=https://yourproxy” Environment=“no_proxy=localhost, 127.0.0.1,*.cfc”
  28. 28. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Proxy configuration (after Installation) • Customize Configmap • proxy-http: http://yourproxy proxy-https: https://yourproxy noproxy: localhost,127.0.0.1,*.cfc • Customize “env” section within application configuration • at least for Solr • Redeploy pods
  29. 29. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 footer.jsp • will not be loaded on Orient Me • Move your customizations into header.sjp • Touchpoint • Piwik • …
  30. 30. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Changing the admin user password 1. Change password using CfC UI 2. Login to local Docker registry • docker login master.cfc:8500 3. Recreate secrets • kubectl delete secret myregkey • kubectl create secret docker-registry myregkey --docker- server=https://master.cfc:8500 --docker- username=admin --docker-password=<yourpsw> -- docker-email=connections@us.ibm.com
  31. 31. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 HTTPS only communication (CNX) • Posting & likes will not work by default • Reconfigure configmap • Redeploy pods • orient-webclient-* • itm-service-* • More information: https://goo.gl/doada3
  32. 32. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Troubleshoot Redis configuration • SELECT * FROM HOMEPAGE.MT_CFG_SETTINGS WHERE NAME LIKE 'c2.export.redis%'
  33. 33. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 People migration • Issues? • Check if CNX is reachable • kubectl exec -it people-migrate-* -- curl --insecure -v https://cnx6.pana.local/profiles/admin/atom/profiles.do • Any MongoDB related issues? • kubectl exec -it mongo-0 -- mongo mongo-0 -eval 'rs.status()’ • Migration takes 15-20 minutes for every 10k users
  34. 34. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Reinstall Orient Me (In case of failure) • hybridcloud/bin/clean.sh • Will remove all Orient Me pods/services • Spectrum CfC will stay • Delete persistent content manually (/pv) • Reinstall using install script
  35. 35. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Limitations • Sametime Proxy integration will not be loaded on Orient Me • No embedded experience (Third party integrations) • SPNEGO SSO seems not to work • PMR is under investigation
  36. 36. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 More resources • Kubernetes cheat sheet: https://kubernetes.io/docs/user- guide/kubectl-cheatsheet/ • My troubleshooting session (yesterday) • Slides will be available soon
  37. 37. Social Connections 11 Chicago, June 1-2 2017 Q&A
  38. 38. PLATINUM SPONSORS GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS

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