Non-Standard Hostnames in the QuickStart

Do you need a new hostname?  Such as

Open a new Terminal Session


type whoami and make sure you see root…. otherwise type sudo -s

If hostname –long  doesn’t show the DNS name you want, type hostname ${HOSTNAME_NEW}

The name is then changed for the time of the session.

Preconfigured Development Environment – How to provision instance IBM Collaboration Quickstart for Social Business 3.0

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How many times have you setup IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and IBM Domino to replicate a complete customer environment?  100 times, 10 times, 1 time?

How many times have you done it to develop code? 100 times? 10 times? 1 time?

Well, the IBM Social Business Toolkit and Application Development team has saved you time and energy, and you focus on development. 

The IBM Collaboration Quickstart for Social Business is a pre-configured development, test and demonstration environment which includes IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, IBM Domino, IBM Connections Mail, IBM Domino Social Edition and IBM Social Business Toolkit.  The software is configured to work together using single sign and integrated feature sets with the developer optimizations turned on.  These software are also setup to work with 85 pre-configured users and service specific users.  More details are at the AppDev Wiki. An instance can be provisioned in just about one hour.

The newest Quickstart 3.0 contains:

  • IBM Connections 4.5 CR1
  • IBM Sametime 8.5.2 IF1
  • IBM Domino 9.0 and Social Edition
  • IBM Social Business Toolkit 2013 07 10
  • IBM Connections Mail 1.3

The Quickstart is available for use on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. The image is  “IBM Collaboration QuickStart for Social Business v3.0 64b”.  There is also an ongoing trial available. Details on provisioning the instance to your SmartCloud account is available at

How to Create a Collaboration Quickstart Instance 3.0

I wrote this article / presentation based on demand from customers and IBMers on how to create an instance of their own.