IBM Connections cnx5.sites

IBM Connections 5 CR3 (CentOS 7)

Conversion, Docs, Viewer cnxDocs.sites

IBM Connections Docs 1.0.7 (Windows 2008 R2)

create LCUSER
db2set DB2CODEPAGE=1208
db2stop force
create database (cnx5.sites)
 db2 -td@ -vf appGrants.sql
install Python
disable Netbios
disable TCPIP Netbios Helper


If you want Docs to work with CCM libraries, you must install IBM CMIS for FileNet Content Manager.

issues with when running "new deployment"

shared storage using CIFS Server

  • Install Samba on cnx5.sites
  • share /opt/IBM/Connections/data/shared and map to X drive on cnx5docs.sites
  • for Docs and Viewer components provide local folders (C:\IBM\Docs\docs_data, C:\IBM\Docs\viewer_data) on cnx5Docs.sites
  • for webresources use X:\provision\webresources
  • for ConnectionsData use X:\


For reinstallation always remove server / cluster / application / IBMDocsBus objects and  clean  /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/temp and ./wstemp folders  Clean C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp folders

shared storage using NFS Server cnx5.sites

mkdir -p /nfs/docs_data
chown -R root:root /nfs/docs_data
chmod -R 775 /nfs/docs_data

mkdir -p /nfs/viewer_data
chown -R root:root /nfs/viewer_data
chmod -R 775 /nfs/viewer_data

vi /etc/exports
/nfs/docs_data cnx5docs.sites(insecure,rw,async,no_root_squash)
/nfs/viewer_data cnx5docs.sites(insecure,rw,async,no_root_squash)

service rpcbind restart
service nfs restart
service nfslock restart

showmount -e
Export list for cnx5.sites:
/nfs/viewer_data cnx5docs.sites
/nfs/docs_data   cnx5docs.sites

chkconfig rpcbind on
chkconfig nfs on
chkconfig nfslock on

NFS client cnx5docs.sites

servermanagercmd.exe -install FS-NFS-Services
umount –f W:
umount –f Y:
nfsadmin client stop


start cmd and create Default entry (non-existing in Windows 2008 R2):

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ClientForNFS\CurrentVersion\Default /V LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1

then add Anonymous UID and GID using regedit.exe:
New > DWORD 32-bit – Name as AnonymousUID
New > DWORD 32-bit – Name as AnonymousGID.

Set value for AnonymousUID and AnonymousGID to 0 and base as Decimal; this will allow AnonymousUID to access nfs share as root

nfsadmin client start

nfsadmin client localhost config fileaccess=755 SecFlavors=+sys -krb5 -krb5i

mount -o mtype=soft retry=10 timeout=6 casesensitive=yes anon cnx5.sites:/opt/IBM/Connections/data/shared/Docs/docs_data W:
mount -o mtype=soft retry=10 timeout=6 casesensitive=yes anon cnx5.sites:/opt/IBM/Connections/data/shared/Docs/viewer_data Y:

In order to mount the share automatically with windows restart see above link.

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