Author: dan

Blogging Deliquency

I have to admit that I’ve been a very poor blogger over the last two months or so.  It has more to do with a lack of day-to-day hands on with the IBM suite than a lack of topics to discuss. I’m currently back with IBM (on a contract basis) working on an IBM Software […]

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WebSphere Application Server: Component vs Container Managed Authentication Alias

When defining the usage of an authentication alias in a resource in the administration console of WebSphere Application Server, there are two places the data can be specified: Component Managed Authentication Container Managed Authentication Component Managed Authentication is used when the resource configured in the EJB’s deployment descriptor res-auth property is set to ‘Application’. Container […]

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WebSphere Admin Console SRVE0190E: FileNotFound Errors when clicking certain hyperlinks

Should you find that you have some links in your WebSphere Administration console that generate an error in the following format: com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebAppErrorReport: SRVE0190E: File not found: /xxxxxxxxxxx.content.main at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebAppDispatcherContext.sendError(WebAppDispatcherContext.java) at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.srt.SRTServletResponse.sendError(SRTServletResponse.java) at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.FilterProxyServlet.dispatch(FilterProxyServlet.java) at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.FilterProxyServlet.service(FilterProxyServlet.java) at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper.service(ServletWrapper.java(Compiled Code)) at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper.service(ServletWrapper.java(Compiled Code)) t com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.filter.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java(Compiled Code)) at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.filter.WebAppFilterChain._doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java(Compiled Code)) at com.ibm.wsspi.webcontainer.extension.WebExtensionProcessor.invokeFilters(WebExtensionProcessor.java) at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.extension.DefaultExtensionProcessor.handleRequest(DefaultExtensionProcessor.java) It appears that the […]

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ICTY Toronto 2008: Lower Operational Costs and Improving Quality of Service Using Application Virtualization

This presentation was subtitled: Accelerate Business agility and cost savings with websphere virtual enterprise. THis address the question, “How can you minimize the amount of ‘whitespace’ (deadspace) on machines when typical infastructure relys on being able to process peak performance”. Can we instead somehow provision for average performance and leverage more machines when the peak […]

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IBM Impact comes to you: Toronto

As I wait for my next contract to start, I was given the opportunity to attend the Toronto version of the Impact Comes to You held at the IBM Toronto Lab (where I used to commute daily when employed by IBM). My goal today is to blog any interesting points or developments that occur throughout […]

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Slowing things down a bit

I’m currently in-between contracts right now, which means I don’t have my hands on a tool on a daily basis finding bugs and getting frustrated. I’m taking this time as a little break and tinkering with Linux and generally decompressing from a hectic year and a half at Perficient. Not to worry, once I’m back […]

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Migrating to Ubuntu Hardy Heron from Windows XP

I’ve spent much of my time over the last week migrating from Windows to Ubuntu on my Thinkpad T60. I’ve fiddled with linux off an on over the past 5 years (I did write the linux rpm installer for WSAD-IE v5) and did the majority of the linux testing for that release, so I was […]

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IBM TechNote: Content and maintenance of the wstemp directory for WebSphere Process Server V6

IBM released a technote: Content and maintenance of the wstemp directory for WebSphere Process Server V6 which helps to explain what the server does with the ‘wstemp’ directory. There’s also four other articles on the topic: Problem with workspace directories How does wstemp directory work Clearing wstemp will delete console preferences Logs and temporary files […]

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WebSphere Education YouTube Channel

If you like browsing YouTube and actually want to find something educational between all the pet videos, you can check out IBM’s WebSphere Education YouTube Channel. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover the next great internet meme there that will sweep the world.  Or not.

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IBM Podcast: Michael O’Connell interviews Steve Mills

I was listening to the podcast of Steve Mills being interviewed by DeveloperWorks. The nice thing about these podcasts is that they are transcribed, so you can read along. There were a few bits of information that were interesting to me. I was listening to the podcast passively, so I may have missed some even […]

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