Just received this:
Dear IBM Connections Orient Me Customer,
The IBM Support team is contacting you to inform you that a new update to Orient Me 6.0 is available. The recent release of Docker 17.06 has an incompatibility with IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers Community Edition 1.1.0 which results in an install failure for Orient Me 22.214.171.124. The Orient Me development team has made available a new release of Orient Me (126.96.36.199) to address the install failure. The installation change is the only update in Orient Me 188.8.131.52. If you have already installed Orient Me 184.108.40.206 with Docker 17.03 then no action is required. Otherwise please download the latest version of Orient Me from Fix Central before deploying.
We apologize to any inconvenience that this might have caused you.
The IBM Support Team
The very excellent Ben Williams and Nico Meisenzahl have dug deeper in Orient Me and found ways to reduce the footprint.
See their blog posts here and here.
I now have Orient Me running with 4 cores. I understand this is not a supported configuration, not until IBM comes up with a way to downsize Orient Me to less than 8 cores, but is definitely a big step forward.
Thanks Ben and Nico !
I finally succeeded in installing Orient Me on a single server. The point is that it needed 8 CPUs and 16 Gb RAM (thanks to Nico Meisenzahl for telling me that 220.127.116.11 would not work with “only” 4 CPUs)
Now I am a bit worried. If these are the requirements only for Orient Me, I wonder where we will end up for the whole Pink when it will replace the actual Connections. A single server installation will be out of question. My problem is that all my customers are in the SMB space so they do not have tons of hardware to dedicate to Connections Pink.
I do really hope that dev and the performance labs can come up with some suggestions on how to make it work on a smaller hardware; they said they are aware of this problem and are working on it. Let’s hope they do the right thing.