Changing WebSphere Application Server environment variables
The directory paths to IBM
Connections application data and other resources are given associated WebSphere
® Application Server environment variables. If you change default paths in your environment, you must update the variables.
Changing the name of the session cookie ID
The session cookie ID for IBM
Connections is named JSESSIONID by default. Other products hosted by the WebSphere
Application Server often use the same name for their session cookie. If IBM
HTTP Server is hosting multiple web servers, you might want to change the cookie name of one of them to prevent the cookie from being lost when the user is redirected from one product to another.
The Activities, Communities, Files, Forums, News, Search, and Wikis applications use the IBM WebSphere
Application Server scheduling service for performing regular tasks. You can use wsadmin
commands to change the schedule by which a task runs or to disable a scheduled task altogether.
Maintaining application databases
Connections application stores data in a database, and some also store data on a file system. You must back up these databases and file systems on a regular schedule using the methods documented by the vendor from whom you purchased the database and file system that you are using.
If you did not create a mail session on the WebSphere
Application Server during the initial installation, you can configure it afterwards to enable support for email notifications in the IBM
Removing nodes from a cluster
You can remove IBM WebSphere
Administration Server nodes from a cluster using the Integrated Solutions Console or using a command.
Backing up and restoring data
You must back up both the application databases and content stores on a regular schedule using the methods documented by the vendor from whom you purchased the database and file system you are using.