Yet again, It’s been awhile since I’ve updated the blog.. I’ve been busy getting married and I’ve made the decision to leave Perficient and try my hand at independent consulting in Canada. If you’d like to talk about what services I can provide, feel free to hit me up on one of the ten thousand […]
If you are trying to use datapower’s url-open command to an MQ destination and need to set the MQMD header, you must follow the information contained in the following post: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/message.jspa?messageID=14542843#14542843 Basically, the final xslt document that needs to be sent as part of the http-headers is: <xsl:variable name=”newSerializedMQMD”> <header name=”MQMD”></strong> <xsl:value-of select=”$mqmdSer” /> </header></strong> […]
If you plan on using datapower to write a modified value to the AppIdentity MQMD header, ensure that your Put Message Options on your destination are correct. You want to use “2052” which represents “MQPMO_SET_CONTEXT_ALL” along with “MQPMO_NO_SYNCPOINT”. You need to tell MQ that it should use the message headers from the written message. In […]
If you are using DataPower to pull messages from MQ which contains persistent messages, do yourself a favor and set the ‘Units of Work’ on the QM in DP to 1. This will enable DataPower to use SyncPoints from MQ and allow you transactionality on a per-message basis. Without this setting, you can get very […]
In WTX, I have a COBOL EBCDIC input with a bunch of filler fields. The Input Type Tree was created by the Cobol Copybook Importer. I had an ‘invalid input’ occur when I submitted a cobol message to my WTX map. The map failed on a filler item where the input wasn’t spaces, but NULL. […]
I was using WTX 8.3 to build a type tree off a COBOL copybook. When I then attempted to run a map based on the tree I got the error “One or More Inputs was Invalid”. My Input data was in EBCDIC format and RFHUtil was my saviour. It was able to display the copybook […]
Just had a problem where a WSDL file that was uploaded to the DataPower device did not show up in the local:// drop down for selection. Upon further inspection, we found that there was whitespace before the <? xml .. ?> tag and whitespace before the <wsdl:definitions…> tag. Once this extra whitespace was removed, the […]
I’ve posted a question to the Datapower external newsgroup asking about how Siteminder can be used to authenticate users. The documentation is pretty thin on the subject. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=315235 Basically, i have a username and password that I’d like Siteminder to authenticate. I’m sure that Datapower invokes a URL and posts the information to the given […]
Yes, I’m still alive. Things have been pretty slow this year and I haven’t had all that much to say here at DanZrobok.com. It looks like business is picking up in the 4th quarter and I find myself with an opportunity to work with iTKO Lisa, an SOA Testing tool. I’ll get into more details […]
Redpaper, published: Mon, 9 Nov 2009
This IBM® Redpapers™ publication describes how you can integrate IBM WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository with IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and IBM WebSphere Process Server to create a flexible and robust infrastructure for the execution of SOA solutions.
This tutorial shows you how to migrate WebSphere Process Server configuration data,
application data, and databases from V126.96.36.199 to V188.8.131.52. The tutorial also describes the sub-tasks
involved and shows you how to use migration log files for troubleshooting.
If you are planning on upgrading your WebSphere Servers to a later fixpack level, be sure to start with the Deployment Manager. If you do not, your Deployment Manager will not be able to contact your ‘future level’ node agent. “Server cannot be started because the node agent for server Node1 on node x is […]
If you are upgrading Solaris, you will see a bunch of patch numbers fly by along with a bunch of return codes. When I first saw the return codes, I was concerned that something was not updating properly. I saw lots of Return Code 2 and Return Code 8. When I checked out what the […]
Just incase you were thinking of writing some IBM Certifications, there will be a new promotion in July called Take It Again which allows you to rewrite a failed certification test free. I have to re-write my WebSphere Integration Developer, WebSphere Process Server and DataPower certifications and am waiting for this promo to start before […]
You can import and export your WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Process Server profiles into .CAR archive files. Importing and exporting version 6 WebSphere Application Server profiles provides the specific wsadmin (or RAD/WID) steps to perform.