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Community Surveys cannot work in Connections 6.0 when ESI Cache is enabled in IHS.

Technote (troubleshooting)


When using IHS and if installing Connections Surveys on Connections 6.0 surveys will not work and you will see a blank page when accessing the following:

Resolving the problem

There is a known issue with ESI Cache.
The current workaround is to disable ESI Cache for when configuring Connections/Surveys. 

Steps to disable it are as follows:

You can do it from ISC using Servers > Server Types > Web servers > [webserver name] > Plug-in properties > Caching then uncheck "Enable Edge Side Include (ESI) processing to cache the responses".

Or you can do it manually as follows:

Find the file plugin-cfg.xml under proper directory, for example, /opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/config/webserver1/

Set the value of ESIEnabled to false, see following:
<Log LogLevel="Error" Name="/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/logs/webserver1/http_plugin.log"/>
<Property Name="ESIEnable" Value="false"/>

<Property Name="ESIMaxCacheSize" Value="1024"/>
<Property Name="ESIInvalidationMonitor" Value="false"/>

Restart the web server and verify if this resolves the issue.

Document information

More support for: IBM Connections

Software version: 5.5, 6.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2003061

Modified date: 05 May 2017

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