Optional: Installing the Component Pack for IBM Connections

The Component Pack for IBM Connections introduces new connectivity capabilities that enhance collaboration and boost productivity.

Component Pack for IBM Connections includes the following services:

Orient Me
The Orient Me home page provides your users with a cognitive view of their most essential Connections content. Orient Me shows users prioritized updates, with content from the people and communities they interact with the most at the top and grouped by source, or view a single stream based on time. The page is fully integrated with an updated Notification Center to truly make the home page a command center for managing time and attention.
Search and metrics capabilities based on Elasticsearch give you greater insights into your data. If you are an administrator, you can get meaningful metrics that demonstrate the business value of IBM Connections in your organization. You can chart Connections events such as every time that users read a blog entry, create a To Do item in an Activity, update a wiki page, or follow a Community. Community owners can also get metrics for the communities that they own. Track who visits the community, information shared such as comments, and participation in such activities as downloading file. Whether your organization is deploying metrics for the first time or migrating your existing Cognos® metrics data to the new metrics, you can now visualize your data more easily with the improved interface.
IBM Connections Customizer is a proxy service that lets you modify the IBM Connections user experience. Customizer intercepts and modifies requests from clients and responses from servers, so it can customize anything that flows through it, such as the behavior of APIs or the look-and-feel of the user interface.

You can perform a full installation to deploy all of the components, or install specific components by selecting a Starter Stack.

Note: Component Pack for IBM Connections requires IBM Connections 6.0 CR1 or greater. Also, the following fixes are required depending on what components you are installing:
  • Orient Me requires iFix
  • Elasticsearch Metrics requires