Administering Lotus Connections requires editing XML files and sending commands in a case sensitive scripting language using “wsadmin” - the command line interface of the WebSphere Application Server. Learn in this session how Lotus Connections can be administrated with a graphical user interface, the Lotus Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT).
CAT is an easy-to-install and easy-to-use application that features contextual help and a change log with comments. CAT reduces administrator training requirements, eliminates faulty operation and increases administration efficiency.
This session will demonstrate how to administer Lotus Connections with wsadmin and with the Connections Administration Toolkit. It will show how the Connections Administration Toolkit reduces complexity and simplifies Lotus Connections administration and maintenance.
Lotus Connections is deployed on WebSphere application server. Many Lotus Connections administrators have a background of administrating Lotus Domino using the Domino Administrator and are not used to the command line interface of the WebSphere Application Server. Domino Administrators might therefore avoid using wsadmin as much as possible.
Executing a single administrative task in Lotus Connections with wsadmin typically requires the following steps: 1. open remote console to Connections Server, 2. open DOS-BOX, 3. launch wsadmin, 4. identify and load relevant Jython scripts separately, 5. store temporary data, 6. check out XML file, 7. edit temporary data in XML file and 8. finally check in XML file.
Sample tasks that challenge even an experienced Lotus Connections administrator: