Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vote for my presentations at Oracle Open World 2009

Could you do me a favor and vote for my sessions for the Oracle Open World 2009? Go to these URL's (short registration) and click on vote:

Thanks in advance!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Different servers in Content Server

I'm taking some steps to work on my ECM 2.0 skills.
One of the things to do was the tutorial which comes with the software.
At a certain point you are asked to use the "Administration Server".
Clicking on it revealed the following text:

Unable to retrieve root IdcAdmin page. Permission denied. Address '' is not an allowable remote socket address.

Ok, I'm using VMWare and did this from the Windows host, while the Content Server runs on one of my Linux machines. I tried with a browser inside the VMWare itself.
Same result.

Searching the OTN forums I found a part of the solution. The posts say that you need to add the IP address of the machine to the config.cfg file. Then the apache.cfg file needs to be changed ("Allow from any" becomes "Allow from all"). The final step is the restart of the server.

Well - it took me a while to find out why it didn't work.
The content server has (at least) two servers:
  • one in $UCM_HOME/etc
  • and one in $UCM_HOME/admin/etc
My first attempts where in the first directory but never delivered the result I needed. After restarting the server in the $UCM_HOME/admin/etc I finally succeeded.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Are You The Smartest 2009

Oracle has a competition which is called "Are You The Smartest". This is for Oracle partners only. After five sessions with four multiple choice tests the results came in last week.

I won for Accenture.

Apparently I was the only one who prolongated his title from the 2008 competition. So I will be on a trip to see Oracle's HQ in Redwood Shores, enjoy Las Vegas and fly with a helicopter to the Grand Canyon.

Before you all think I'm bragging I need to tell you that I did not expect it, and the two runner ups were just trailing one and two points. So the competitors were very good and I will need to do my best to beat them again next year.

However the best is of course that I have again learned some things which I did not know before. This is the BEST PRICE EVER!