About this workshop

This section has hints and tips for instructors:

Provisioning environments

Use https://bluedemos.com/show/2543 to provision instances of the Skytap environment as needed.

  • Only IBMers can provision an instance, you'll need to log in with your w3ID.

  • You're limited to one request at a time.

  • You can schedule how long you want to keep the instance live.

  • You'll be emailed a link and a password. Distribute these to the lab attendees.

  • There's no cost to running these instances.

  • Instances will automatically suspend after 2 hours of inactivity. Just turn them back on to continue.

Enable the Operations Console

Access the iis-server VM.

Log in with the credentials above. Run the following commands.

Change to the Information Server install path:

$ cd /opt/IBM/InformationServer/Server/DSODB

Edit the DSODBConfig.cfg file. set the DSODBON value to 1. It should be the first value at the top of the file. Save your changes and exit your editor.

DSODBON=1

If you're not familiar with vi you can use sed

sed -i 's/DSODBON=0/DSODBON=1/g' DSODBConfig.cfg

Restart your console:

$ cd /opt/IBM/InformationServer/Server/DSODB/bin
$ ./DSAppWatcher.sh -start

Copy the data over

Access the iis-server VM.

Log in with the credentials above. Run the following commands.

Change to the right folder:

$ cd /IBMdemos

Download the data:

NOTE: the command uses -O (not zero)

$ wget http://ibm.biz/datastage-standalone-data -O raviga-products.csv

Verify the content

$ cat raviga-products.csv
RAV8XLIGA,90033
...
RAV9XLIGA,90033