HCL Sametime – RunFaster=1  

By Milan Matejic | 3/3/22 2:50 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

verybody likes when software performs well and feels "snappy", guided by that mantra I've found that with the help of one "sametime.ini" parameter for LDAP tuning, you can improve the "login" performance of the clients and the time it takes to load Sametime Business Cards considerably.

HCL Sametime – Setting the Community ID  

By Milan Matejic | 12/7/21 2:40 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you are planning to deploy HCL Sametime Community service in a cluster or HA architecture, setting a Community ID is a must. Ideally, this should be an FQDN used for accessing the Community servers, something which is easy to remember, and your users can relate to. So, think ahead and use a name that can be used to access the service externally and internally

HCL Sametime Meetings – Meeting Chat Issue  

By Milan Matejic | 5/17/21 5:20 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Recently I ran into the issue with HCL Sametime, the Chat was not working inside the Sametime Meetings. In this environment, the Sametime Meetings components are deployed on a single Docker host server. After a little bit of Troubleshooting and Log Analysis, I found the following error in the Sametime Proxy catalina logs: WARNING [https-jsse-nio-443-exec-8] com.ibm.rtc.stproxy.servlet.STProxyServlet.forward CLFRX0050E: User null – /stwebapi/chat/nway – <meeting_server_ip_address> is not authenticated.

HCL Sametime Policies – Troubleshooting  

By Milan Matejic | 4/19/21 3:08 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I needed to set a new HCL Sametime policy just for a handful of users, so I have decided to do this via an explicit Sametime policy, assigned to the users via a new user group in LDAP user repository. This process is simple and very well documented, check out the official documentation if you have to do this https://help.hcltechsw.com/sametime/11.5/admin/creating_new_policy.html

HCL Sametime Meetings 11.5 and LTPA version 2  

By Milan Matejic | 4/1/21 3:39 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

As the LTPA Token version 2 is more secure than the LTPA Token version 1, it has become a new default for me. Lately I found out that the Sametime Meetings Server does not accept the LTPA Token v2 out of the box, more on that in the following. :-)

HCL Sametime - Access User Directory over LDAPs  

By Milan Matejic | 3/9/21 2:19 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Andi Kress

Configuring HCL Sametime Community Server to access the user directory over LDAPs is straightforward and usually fairly simple. In order to configure the access to Microsoft Active Directory for example, over LDAPs, you have to do the following...

HCL Traveler Database Migration – From DB2 to MS SQL – Made Easy  

By Milan Matejic | 1/7/21 2:55 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

One of my customers wanted to migrate the HCL Traveler Database from IBM DB2 to Microsoft SQL. The customer is using Microsoft SQL for all other applications, which is set up with redundancy and high availability in mind, so this was a sensible choice, opposed to running a single instance of DB2.

HCL Domino – Default LTPA Token  

By Milan Matejic | 10/19/20 3:07 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I came across an HCL Domino environment with HCL Sametime where the Sametime embedded clients were logging in via LTPA but with a different authentication server than the Sametime Community server. As you can imagine, this was important to keep in mind during a Sametime migration. The Domino server used for authenticating Sametime clients is also hosting multiple websites and using multiple LTPA tokens, so the question was, which LTPA token is actually used for authenticating the Sametime clients.

HCL Sametime 11 – WebClient stuck on Loading  

By Milan Matejic | 10/8/20 1:37 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you experience the issue with HCL Sametime 11 Proxy, where the WebClient just loads endlesly after a user logs in, and the following error is present in "catalina.out" log file (of the Sametime Proxy component): CLFRX0049E: Failed to query the user info: <username>, reason 80000005 Check the "UserInfoConfig.xml" file, on the Sametime Community Server,

HCL Sametime – Creating a Name Change Task without Sametime System Console  

By Milan Matejic | 10/2/20 3:13 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In the HCL Sametime version 11 there is no System Console, which means that the Name Change tasks have to be created directly in the "stnamechange.nsf" database. This process is not documented. After trying to reinvent the wheel and failing gloriously, I decided to write a blog post about it. :-)

Peculiar File Transfer related error in HCL Sametime 11 FP1  

By Milan Matejic | 9/4/20 1:17 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

After going through the HCL Sametime 11 FP1 Community Server logs, I found the following error: CLMONGO, ChatResource::readSrvMsgFlags ERROR: empty UCM_LOCAL_IP Like in the Screenshot bellow: I am not sure if this error affects the any functionality of the System, but to solve it I simply added the "UCM_LOCAL_IP" parameter to the sametime.ini file,

HCL Sametime 11 FP1 – Send Push Notifications via Web Proxy   

By Milan Matejic | 7/28/20 1:10 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

As of today, with the current version of HCL Sametime Proxy Server, there is no supported Sametime configuration which will enable you to send APNs or GCM push notifications via Web Proxy server. This feature will be implemented in future releases. Keep that in mind when planing your Sametime Deployment. HCL Traveler and HCL Connections…

HCL Sametime 11 & SSO via Sametime Embedded Client in Notes Basic Client  

By Milan Matejic | 7/24/20 1:42 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

On a customer site I had to make sure that users are able to authenticate via HCL Sametime Embedded Clients, inside of HCL Notes 9.0.1 Basic Client, using Domino SSO (LTPA). After installing the HCL Sametime 11 Community Server, and applying the standard configuration, the login via Domino SSO for Sametime embedded clients inside of HCL Notes standard or eclipse clients worked without any issues. But we had to make some configuration changes in the “sametime.ini” file to make the same work for ST Embedded clients inside the HCL Notes basic clients.

HCL Sametime 11 – Limited Use vs. Standard License   

By Milan Matejic | 3/25/20 2:37 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I found that there is a lot of confusion going around which Sametime features are covered in Limited Use License, although I could not find a document or a matrix chart covering this in detail, the following article provides some important insights.

HCL Sametime 11 – ST Proxy Server & DNS  

By Milan Matejic | 3/25/20 2:36 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Obviously, when deploying any application, DNS is important and the needed DNS entries need to be set. Before deploying the HCL Sametime 11 Proxy Server you need to make sure that the MongoDB and the Sametime Community Servers are reachable via FQDNs and hostnames.

Live from Tokyo – In Vienna  

By Milan Matejic | 11/21/19 1:39 PM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Oliver Busse

My employer, Axians ICT Austria GmbH, is sponsoring “HCL Tokyo Live Viewing Party” and hereby you are invited. In Addition to the Live Stream from Tokyo, the Agenda is stacked with sessions about HCL Digital Solutions software, which will be held by Axians and other event sponsors. We also have a special guest, Cornelius Granig, the author of “The Darknet”.