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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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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Connection to docbrokers and Repositories inside K8s from an external DFC Client

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How can you connect an external DFC Client to docbrokers and Repositories hosted on Kubernetes Pods? That seems to be a very simple question yet it might prove difficult… Let’s talk about this challenge in this blog and possible solutions/workarounds. As you all know, Kubernetes is using containers so just like for a basic Docker container, you won’t be able to access it from the outside by default. On Docker, you will need to expose…

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Cesare Cervini

A Ruthless Repository Shutdown Utility, Part II

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Stopping the unreachable repositories Suppose that the docbroker has been stopped prematurely and that we want to shut down the repositories but the out-of-the-box dm_shutdown_repository is not effective. Why is it so by the way ? If we look closely inside the shutdown script, we quickly notice the reason: #!/bin/sh ################## DOCUMENTUM SERVER SHUTDOWN FILE ###################### # # 1994-2018 OpenText Corporation. All rights reserved # Version 16.4 of the Documentum Server. # # A generated…

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Cesare Cervini

A Ruthless Repository Shutdown Utility, Part I

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You have finally completed that migration and need to restart all the Documentum processes. So, you shut down the docbroker and move on to the repositories but then you receive an error message about them not being reachable any more. Or conversely, you want to start all the Documentum processes and you start first the repositories and later the docbrokers. Next, you want to connect to one repository and you receive the same error message….

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – NoSuchMethodError on setResourceBundle with D2-REST 16.4 on WebLogic

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In the scope of an upgrade project, with some colleagues, we have been deploying some D2-REST applications on Kubernetes pods using WebLogic Server. As explained in a previous blog, we first tried to upgrade our D2-REST 4.x into 16.4 but faced a small error. I don’t know if you already used/deployed D2-REST but it seems to me that the deployment is always kinda chaotic. Sometimes you will need to apply some steps and then for…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Cast trouble with D2-REST 16.5.x on WebLogic

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In the scope of an upgrade project, with some colleagues, we have been deploying some D2-REST applications on Kubernetes pods using WebLogic Server. At the beginning, we started using D2-REST 16.4 and that was working properly (once the issue described here is fixed (and some others linked to FIPS 140-2, aso…)). After that, we tried to switch to higher versions (16.5.0 Pxx, 16.5.1 P00 or P04) but it stopped working with some error. We were…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – LDAP Config Object “certdb_location” has invalid value

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In a previous blog, I talked about the automation of the LDAP/LDAPs creation. However, the first time that I applied these steps, I actually faced an issue and I couldn’t really get my head around it, at first. This will be a rather short post but I still wanted to share my thoughts because it might avoid you some headache. The issue is only linked to the SSL part of the setup so there is…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Automatic/Silent creation of LDAP/LDAPs Server Config Objects

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If you have been working with Documentum, then you probably already created/configured an LDAP/LDAPs Server Config Object (or several) so that your users can be globally managed in your organization. There are several compatible LDAP Servers so I will just take one (Sun One/Netscpae/iPlanet Directory Server). To create this LDAP/LDAPs Server Config Object, you probably used Documentum Administrator because it’s simple and quick to setup, however that’s not enough for automation. In this blog, I…

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