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Morgan Patou

Documentum – D2 Folder structure import failure with wsctf browser plugin

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Earlier today, I talked about the Export/Download that wasn’t working randomly. In the end, it was both linked to the wsctf browser plugin (that didn’t provide the necessary cookies in the download request) as well as the “loadBalancedContentServer” parameter (that was wrongly set to false). For the previous issue, setting the “loadBalancedContentServer” property to true was sufficient to solve it (see more details on the previous blog). For this blog, unfortunately, the issue has a…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – D2 Export/Download random failure with wsctf browser plugin

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The D2 clients were, until recently (D2 version 16.4 included), working by default with the java plugin mode and therefore, many actions were using a JVM on the client workstation. This setting can be controlled/set in the “WEB-INF/classes/settings.properties” file of D2 applications (D2, D2-REST, D2-Smartview) and the default value was therefore “browser.plugin.mode = java“. Starting with D2 16.5, this was changed and the default value is now “browser.plugin.mode = wsctf,thin“, meaning that it will try…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Rename of Lockbox on RCS/CFS

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As you probably know, Documentum introduced the optional use of a Lockbox since version 7. It was done initially to contribute to the security of the AEK key which is one of the central components of a Content Server. Time showed that, well, it’s not so easy and since then, nothing much changed on the Lockbox layer. With the version 16.4, OpenText introduced some new things regarding the Lockbox like the upgrade from version 3…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – dm_DMFilescan fails with invalid method_verb?

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Recently in a project, one of the Documentum environments we were working on started showing failure on the execution of the dm_DMFilescan job and only this one. After a couple minutes of investigation, I quickly found the root cause of the issue which wasn’t very important, but I thought I would share it because of the implications it has. In addition to that, it’s also not the first time I’m seeing this kind of issue…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – LSS registerOracleVersionView script with wrong content

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As discussed in a previous blog, working with LSS might prove a little bit challenging from time to time. In this blog, I wanted to share an error I saw while installing LSS 16.6.1 on an Oracle database. Initially, I developed my silent installation for LSS (while encapsulate the LSS silent scripts provided by OpenText) using a PostgreSQL database because it’s usually easier to setup an environment on Kubernetes with PG because of licenses.  …

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – D2-Smartview class cast exception

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D2-Smartview is a new UI that OpenText now provides starting with the version 16 of D2. It’s a lightweight UI that can perform some of the actions that D2 does. The list of features will probably increase with time but at the moment, I guess it’s more for simple users that have very basic needs, consumer like roles mainly. An interesting thing is that with a small configuration, users can switch between D2 and D2-Smartview…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – A first experience with the Life Sciences Suite 16.6.1 silent installation

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A few months ago, I was working on automating an LSS installation for a customer so I thought about sharing my experience around that topic… LSS is the Life Sciences product from OpenText (formerly EMC->Dell->OpenText). It can be split into four sub-products, which can be installed independently or all together, depending on the needs. These four products are the LSTMF (eTrial Master File Solution), LSQM (Quality and Manufacturing Solution), LSRD (Research and Development Solution) and…

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Arnaud Berbier

DevOpsDays 2020 at HEG in Geneva

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This 2020 new year began with a really exiting DevOps Event in Geneva. Kubernetes, Helm, Cloud Native, CNCF, CI/CD, Ansible, Terraform,… So much topics around DevOps that was in every people mouth. This confirm that DevOps is a good choice for any retraining 😉 This is effectively the next generation in the IT world. For this second edition, around 300 peoples were attending the event. Thanks to the organizers During the 1st day, I attended…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Java exception stack on iAPI/iDQL login

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Recently, I was doing some sanity checks on a Documentum Server and I saw a Java exception stack while logging in using iAPI/iDQL to a Repository. It was reproducible for all Repositories. I’ve never seen something like that before (or at least I don’t remember it) so I was a little bit surprised. Whenever there are errors upon login, it is usually Documentum error messages that are printed and there is no exception stack. Since…

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