The IBM® Lotus Notes® Traveler server can be deployed using several different configurations.
The Lotus Notes Traveler server is installed and runs on an IBM Lotus® Domino® server. The server must have access to the mail files of mobile Lotus Notes Traveler users. These mail files are either located on the same server as the Lotus Notes Traveler server or they are hosted on remote Domino servers. Lotus Notes Traveler uses a Lotus Domino directory to find the home mail server for a Lotus Notes Traveler user. If the mobile users are not present in the local Domino directory (names.nsf), then Lotus Domino directory assistance must be configured so that these users can be found in remote Domino directories.
The Lotus Domino server that is hosting the Lotus Notes Traveler service must have the HTTP web server component installed. This component is installed by default when you install your Lotus Domino server.
Lotus Domino service provider configuration is not supported by Lotus Notes Traveler. Lotus Domino Service Provider setup does not allow servlets which are required for Lotus Notes Traveler to function.
For information about the types of network topologies to consider and details about local and remote mail files, see these topics:
Planning your network topology
Where to place your IBM Lotus Notes Traveler server in your network depends on the types of devices used and sync types. This section includes a list of possible scenarios and why one might be selected over another.
Remote and local mail file considerations
IBM Lotus Notes Traveler user mail databases do not need to reside on the same Domino server as the Lotus Notes Traveler service. In a remote configuration, the Lotus Notes Traveler service looks up the Lotus Notes Traveler mail server name and file name of the user from the local names.nsf and remotely connects to that mail server when needed.
Supporting multiple Lotus Domino domains
For performance reasons, have your IBM Lotus Notes Traveler server in the same Domino domain as your mobile users. However, it is possible to have your Lotus Notes Traveler service installed on a Domino server in one Domino domain and have mobile Lotus Notes Traveler users in different Domino domains.
Server capacity planning
Many factors can affect capacity planning for your IBM Lotus Notes Traveler server deployment, such as Lotus Domino tasks, the number of users, and the capabilities of the server hardware.
Parent topic: Planning for installation and configuration