The Lotus Notes Traveler High Availability (HA) mode requires an enterprise database to store Lotus Notes Traveler data that is accessed by all Lotus Notes Traveler servers in a common service pool. Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 release included a limited entitlement to IBM DB2 Workgroup for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This limited entitlement is provided for customers who want to deploy a Lotus Notes Traveler High Availability server but do not already have a relational database management system. The DB2 entitlement is to be used to support Lotus Notes Traveler and not for any other purpose.
In a HA Lotus Notes Traveler solution, the enterprise database holds the user data and security data. This enterprise database system should also be enabled for high availability to avoid the database server from being a single point of failure. In this section, we show a simple DB2 installation on a Windows platform. For more information about DB2 installation, configuration, and high availability setup, see the IBM Redbooks publications:
The Lotus Notes Traveler High availability support requires:
- DB2 Enterprise Server Edition Version 9.7, Fixpack 5 or higher
- DB2 Workgroup Server Edition Version 9.7, Fixpack 5 or higher
64-bit version platform is suggested. It is not required that the DB server platform match the Notes Traveler server platform. Although it is possible to deploy DB2 together with Domino and Traveler, it is not advisable. DB2 should be deployed on its own server.
We perform the following steps to install the DB2 included in Notes Traveler 8.5.3 on a Windows server:
- Begin with DB2 setup Launch pad. Click Install a Product and click Install New.
- Accept software licence agreement:
In the Software Licence Agreement panel, accept the licence for the product and click Next.
- Select the installation type:
The typical setup includes basic database server function, database administration tools, and most product features and functionality. This is sufficient for Lotus Notes Traveler.
- Select the installation, response file creation, or both:
You are presented with the option of saving the installation choices in a response file, performing the installation, or both. You can also specify the location (path) and file name for the response file. The response file allows you to save this installation options selected for deploying to other server. Select Install DB2 Workgroup Server Edition on this computer and save my settings in a response file.
- Select the installation folder:
The default installation folder is set for you. However, you can change the installation path.
- Select user information for the DB2 Administration Server:
In this panel, provide domain user information for the DB2 administration. For Local System account, the default user name is db2admin. Assign a password for Lotus Traveler High Availability configuration.
- Configure DB2 instances:
The default DB2 instance name on Windows is DB2. To change the name, click Configure.
- Prepare the DB2 tools catalog:
The DB2 tools catalog is required for using the Task Center and scheduler. This step is optional.
- Set up notifications:
Set up notifications here if you want to receive e-mail or pager notification when a database needs attention. This step is optional.
- Enable operating system security for DB2 objects:
Specify if you want to enable operation system security for DB2 files, folders, registry keys, and other objects on your computer. This step is optional.
- Start copying files and create response file:
When you click Finish, all your selections are saved in the response file that you specified and the installation process starts.
- Complete installation:
DB2 installation is now completed. You can start to create a database for Lotus Notes Traveler. This is covered in 4.3.2 Database configuration.