Set up IBM Connections in less than one Hour

Thanks to Paul Bastide and the IBM Collaboration Solutions app dev team there is a new version of the IBM Collaboration QuickStart image available in the IBM SmartCloud.

The image can be used by developers to quickly build social apps. It comes with the following pre-installed and pre-configured products and some test user accounts:
– IBM Connections 4.0 CR2
– IBM Domino 8.5.3 FP3
– IBM Sametime community server 8.5.2 IFR1
– IBM Sametime Proxy Server 8.5.2 IFR1

Watch this movie (13 mins) to see how to set up your own development environment in less than one hour.

In the video I used the default configuration with 8 GB Ram which costs $0.48 per hour. You can find out more about costs using the estimator.

The documentation is available in the app dev wiki. Paul also talked about the image at IBM Connect 2013 (video, audio, slides).

In order to start using the image and other images on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise you need to register to activate your IBM ID to get access.

The image can also be used for the Connections App Dev contest where developers can win 5 x $1000.