Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Creating a FileNet P8 domain

You create a FileNet P8 domain by using Enterprise Manager; a GCD is created automatically if one does not already exist. Thereafter, you can add additional servers to an existing FileNet P8 domain by running the installation program again on a server that is a member of the J2EE domain in which the FileNet P8 domain resides. See IBM FileNet P8 Platform Installation and Upgrade Guide for instructions on installing Content Engine.
GCD Security
The GCD is stored in a database, and contains a security descriptor that controls access to specific GCD objects. Access to the GCD table is a function of how access to the database is controlled.
See Help for Security for more information about the FileNet P8 domain's association with its authentication provider.
Backup and recovery considerations
If the database server hosting the GCD database is totally lost, the system administrator cannot reach the FileNet P8 domain; therefore, it is important to back up the GCD database. See Back up Content Engine for more information.

With Love,
Pravakar Kumar

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Global Configuration Data

The heart of a FileNet P8 domain is its Global Configuration Data, or GCD, which defines Content Engine servers and resources that reside within the domain. Specifically, the GCD contains descriptive and location information for:
Sites: A site represents a geographical location where resources are well connected via a fast, reliable LAN. Object stores, storage areas, content cache areas, index areas, and virtual servers are all associated with an individual site. There is no functional limit to the number of sites a single FileNet P8 domain can contain. Sites are displayed in the Enterprise Manager domain node.
Virtual Servers: A virtual server is the logical service point that Content Engine clients interact with. You can map a virtual server to one or more server instances. When a virtual server contains multiple server instances, client requests are load-balanced across the set of server instances through the J2EE application server's clustering capabilities, or by using a hardware load balancer, providing scalability and high availability. In either case, applications accessing the virtual server are unaware of the number or type of server instances that reside behind it. There is no functional limit to the number of virtual servers a single FileNet P8 domain can contain. Virtual servers are displayed in the Enterprise Manager sites node.
Server Instance: A server instance is an individual J2EE application server instance. Multiple server instances, each running in its own Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM), can be hosted on a single physical server. (This is common when large multiprocessor servers are used.) Content Engine clients do not interact directly with a server instance; logically, clients always go through a virtual server. There is no functional limit to the number of server instances a single FileNet P8 domain can contain. Virtual servers and server instances are created in the GCD when you deploy the Content Engine software on an application server, but are not removed from the GCD when the Content Engine software is undeployed from an application server—users must delete virtual servers manually from Enterprise Manager. Server instances are displayed in the Enterprise Manager virtual servers node.
Object Stores: An object store is a repository for storing objects (such as documents, folders, and business objects) and the metadata that defines the classes and properties of objects. There is no functional limit to the number of object stores that a single FileNet P8 domain can contain. Object stores are displayed in the Enterprise Manager object stores node.
Index Areas: An index area contains one or more indexes, which perform full-text searches against documents in an object store. There is no functional limit to the number of index areas that a single FileNet P8 domain can contain. Index areas are displayed in the Enterprise Manager sites node.
Storage Areas: Storage areas are containers for content storage, and can be configured for file storage, fixed storage, or database storage. There is no functional limit to the number of storage areas that a single FileNet P8 domain can contain. Storage areas are displayed in the Enterprise Manager sites node.
Content Cache Areas: A content cache is a disk area that contains copies of content recently accessed through a Content Engine server. Typically used in a geographically distributed environment, it enhances response time when retrieving content. There is no functional limit to the number of content cache areas that a single FileNet P8 domain can contain. Content cache areas are displayed in the Enterprise Manager sites node.
AddOns: After creating a new FileNet P8 domain, add-on features can be loaded into the GCD, making them available to any object store in the domain. See Add-on features for more information about the classes and properties added to the object store during this process. Add-on features are displayed in the Enterprise Manager domain node.
Marking Sets: By using markings, access to objects can be controlled based on specific property values. Marking sets are displayed in the Enterprise Manager domain node.
Fixed Content Devices: A fixed storage area is a file storage area with a connection to an independent software vendor's fixed content device providing additional storage capacity and security. The Fixed Content Device is an GCD entry representing the fixed content device. One or more fixed storage areas can share a single fixed content device. Fixed content devices are displayed in the Enterprise Manager domain node.
With Love,
Pravakar Kumar

Monday, 31 December 2012

Content Engine overview

Content Engine provides a rich set of services, tools, built-in features, and programmable functionality that system designers can use to accomplish their business process management goals.
Content Engine works with Process Engine and Enterprise Application Integration functionality (EAI) to meet the requirements of your enterprise content management application. It has also been tightly integrated with web-based client interfaces such as Records Manager (RM), Workplace, and Application Integration for Microsoft Office and Outlook, which in turn provide an HTTP toolkit for customizing integrations with other applications.
This overview consists of three major parts:
Features—an introduction to Content Engine's powerful feature set for creating,managing, and storing business objects and content.
Architecture—an overview of Content Engine's main components: its internal architecture, tools, client applications, and services.
Technologies—introduces the primary operating system, platform, communication, and database technologies used by Content Engine.
With Love,

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Concepts: FileNet P8 Domain

The FileNet P8 domain represents a logical grouping of physical resources (object store databases, full-text index areas, file storage areas, and content cache areas) and Content Engine servers providing access to those resources. Each resource, and each Content Engine server, belongs to one and only one domain. A Content Engine server can access any resource in its domain, but cannot access any resource that lies outside of its domain.

The FileNet P8 domain is associated with one or more Java™ 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) security realms (typically one) used to authenticate callers and establish their group memberships. The identity and group membership information obtained from the realm is used by the Content Engine server to determine which domain objects the caller can access.
A FileNet P8 domain has the following characteristics:
The servers in a FileNet P8 domain are platform-independent servers and can be in separate J2EE domains.
FileNet P8 domain database servers running Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2 can be in a separate domain from the FileNet P8 domain.
The server on which a FileNet P8 domain is first created initializes or creates the Global Configuration Data (GCD), the heart of the FileNet P8 domain. The GCD, a hierarchical representation of the Filenet P8 domain, is stored in a database and contains information about all the Content Engine components installed into the FileNet P8 domain.
Content Engine services are bound to the FileNet P8 domain in which they were originally created and cannot service other FileNet P8 domains.
The users and groups that log on to a client application and gain access to the FileNet P8 domain are provided by one of the supported application server authentication providers. The initial users and groups given administrative and non-administrative rights are chosen each time you create an object store for a given FileNet P8 domain and can later be updated. See Help for Security for more information.
Enterprise Manager is the FileNet P8 administrator's interface to the GCD and its configuration data about the FileNet P8 domain. Enterprise Manager displays the domain hierarchy, object stores, and associated file and content cache stores for a single FileNet P8 domain, based on the information it finds in the GCD. See Administering multiple FileNet P8 domains for more information. Enterprise Manager must be installed on the Windows operating system, but does not have to reside in the same network domain as the FileNet P8 domain servers.

With Love,
Pravakar Kumar

Thursday, 27 December 2012

What is FileNet P8 ?

IBM FileNet P8 product suite comes with a set of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) tools which helps organization of all sizes to manage the content (i.e. documents) and complex business process built around the content.

Popular products which comes with FileNet P8 Suite includes Content Engine (CE) - to manage content (i.e. documents), Process Engine (PE) - to manage business processes (i.e. workflows) and Application Engine (AE) - which provides presentation layer to both process and content.

With Love,
Pravakar Kumar

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

What is professionalism?

AT A recent training session, a very interesting question came up.
It soon became apparent that this is of particular concern to all the participants.
The magic question that made everyone put on their thinking cap was, "what is professionalism''?
The answers varied but there seemed to be a general lack of succinct understanding of the concept.
To start with let us agree on something -- just because one is a professional, he or she automatically does not exhibit professionalism.
A very general, raw idea of professionalism is a bundle of the following concepts: a focussed approach, pride in what one is doing, confident, competent, motivation towards a particular goal, accountability, respect for people irrespective of rank, status and gender, responsibility while on the path to a particular goal, commitment to word and deed, control of emotions - well, you are beginning to get the idea now.
Basically it all boils down to where you leave out emotional upheavals and stay focussed on the issue no matter what the issue is or how stressful and trying a situation turns out to be.
Cool as a cucumber, grace under pressure, while keeping the total focus on what one is supposed to be doing and accomplishing.
You will be exhibiting professionalism if you:
Base business related interactions to facts, figures and purely on the logic and understanding of the situation at hand.
Do not get carried away by the passion of the moment.
Emotions vary by individual sensibilities and of course, cultures.

So stay focussed and keep bringing the person gently back on the issues. Otherwise you will lose complete control over yourself and the situation.
A business interaction has a purpose and a goal. An excessive amount of jocularity of "kidding around'' will be seen as flippant.
That does not mean that you pack up your natural sense of humour. Be mindful of when you are crossing the line. There is a tasteful limit to everything.
The ideal is a combination of light humour, where and when appropriate with a complete seriousness to moving towards the goal that is demanded of the interaction.
Understand your "corporate culture'' and function within its parameters.
Every business must set forth, not only to develop its own identity but also make sure that it is understood and translated in behaviour by the employees.
All the corporate policies otherwise will remain just that, policies on paper.
Understand how to treat superiors, peers and subordinates with the utmost courtesy and in the proper accepted norms.
That will differentiate you from the rest by giving the cutting edge advantage.
More than your technical expertise and academic accomplishments you will be remembered and admired for your strict codes of conduct in your interactions.
Accept the fact that you are there to accomplish a definite task and that should be done with complete integrity, commitment and pride in your job.
This is just the raw data to get you started. The whole concept of professionalism can be very confusing with so many concepts going into it.
It is not something that is measured in any test where you are given scores.
It is there in a very subtle way making a statement about you and others are constantly taking down notes on you. For starters, stick with all the ideas given here and you should be able to survive any professional situation with great professionalism! Best of luck! 

With Love,
Pravakar Kumar

What is Life

I read The Secret book two months ago, from that day I started to practice it from tiny things and now moving to bigger thing in life. Before this, i used to be someone who complaints about everything in my life and put the blame of my life's imperfection on others.

I blamed by parents for not being rich and provide me with luxury life. I broke up with my partner by telling her  that she is not good enough to make my life happy. I blamed her for all the unhappy moment I had faced. Basically I was a person who never took responsibility for my own life and expected others to make my life beautiful.

All that changed after one of my sister's introduced me The Secret. I am 25 now, the book made me realise how many days of my life I have wasted by putting blame on my family, community, environment, fate and etc. What I realised from the book was ONLY I CAN MAKE MY LIFE TO BE WHAT I WANT. That means, I set my dreams, I ask, I receive what I want, and finally thanking God for making it happen.

It is so simple even though I needed a lot of mental exercise it was worth the time spent to change all the negativity of my life to positive.

Now I am back with my girlfriend and now I don�t call her my girlfriend, I call her my soul mate. This time I�m not asking her to make my life happy. I do my part by think great thing about my relationship. Every day I visualise how my life should be, how my relationship should be and how I should be, all in the positive way. Day by day everything is materialising and after two months of effort my mind now could automatically change a negative thought that crosses my mind with a positive one. And I find it easier to think positively than negatively.

I told my soul mate about The Secret book, she read and her attitude also has changed. Previously we only talked about how terrible our life was, always feared that our families wouldn�t accept our relationship, how little money we have to run our life, etc. But now, we only talk about good things, happy moments, luxurious life, perfect career, family and community's acceptance of our relationship.

My life is so wonderful now. I dont fight with anyone and I try to give out love to as many people as possible. I believe that we receive whatever you think, so, I always try to think all good things. I started small and I have the confidence that I will achieve big. My favorite quote is "THOUGHT BECOMES THING" and my soul mate has picked up on this quote as well.

I�m looking forward to all of good things happening in my life. I am so grateful to GOD for creating the moment for me to know the existence of this book, The Secret, to Rhonda Byrne for letting the world know about the Law of Attraction, and to all the people around me who had made me realise the beauty of the life.

With Love,
Pravakar Kumar