This section describes how to install the Domino server to the level used in the integration environment.
IBM Lotus Domino is used to host critical business, collaboration, and messaging applications. It delivers reliable, scalable, and secure applications, helping companies enhance the productivity of people, streamline business processes and improve overall business responsiveness.
In the example environment the Domino server has a dual purpose.
- It hosts the LDAP directory (Domino Directory) that all of the servers in the environment use for authentication.
- It hosts the iNotes application that supports web access to mail files stored on the server.
The Domino server will act as the user registration server, the mail server using Domino HTTP for access to iNotes based mail files, and the directory server using Domino LDAP. Use the guide to deployment
to help you survey your environment and needs.
When you plan certifiers, host names, and user Distinguished Name formats consider what use will be made of the Notes hierarchy and how the naming scheme for the certifiers, servers, and user names will reflect your organization. Be sure to use the guide to naming conventions and standards
during this stage. You can, also, access the online Domino administrator help guide
In the example environment, the certifier name is Demos
. In the 2. System architecture
, you can see how the servers are related to each other and their planned purposes by the name of the certifier and names of the servers.
For information on the basic hardware and operating system configuration of the server, refer to 3. Prerequisite information
For more information on specific software and hardware requirements for Domino, please refer to the following technote: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019423
IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 is installed in the example environment. The following is the complete list of products and part numbers required for this specific installation.
Domino server installation
You can read the full details and considerations for installing the Domino server
in the IBM Lotus Domino and Notes Information Center
. Details below illustrate items of particular interest during the installation process.
- The Domino server is installed using all the default options.
- In the Domino setup the following non-default choices are made:
|First or additional server||Set up first server...|
|Administrator name||Domino Admin|
|Internet services||Select Web Browsers (HTTP services),|
Select Internet Mail Clients
Select Directory services (LDAP services)
- HTTP is required for hosting iNotes
- Internet Mail Clients are required so that other services can send notifications to users via SMTP
- LDAP is required for hosting the common LDAP directory for the example environment
Verify Domino installation
Perform the following steps to verify the Domino installation:
- Start the Domino server and check the console to see that the server is started.
- From a command prompt type:
telnet host name of the primary Domino Server 1352
The result should be a blank Telnet window
- From a browser type:
http://Domino host name/names.nsf
and log in with your administrator credentials. The Person view of the Domino directory should be displayed.
This section details the tasks carried out once the Domino server has been installed.
Apply Lotus iNotes 8.5.3 IF1
Perform the following steps to install the fix pack:
- Shut down the Domino server.
- In the Domino Data/iNotes directory, rename Forms85.nsf to Forms85.nsfOEM853.
- Copy the new Forms85.nsf from the fix pack into the Domino Data/iNotes directory.
- Restart the Domino server.
Install Domino Administrator client
Once the server has been installed, Notes clients can be installed. For the example environment a single "All Clients" installation is performed on the Domino server to provide a Domino administrator client that is used to administer the server. For detailed information on installing the client refer to the following document:
To validate the installation:
- Start the Domino Administrator client.
- Log in with your Domino administrator credentials.
- Open the Domino directory (names.nsf) on the server.
Domino user registration
You may register users
, including Notes IDs and mail files, by entering them one at a time in the Register Person dialog. More efficient and much more simple to modify on an as needed basis, you may use a text file
with attributes, ID, and mail file for each user defined, with one user per line of text.
For the example environment:
- Around 80 users are registered from a pre-populated text file.
- Once the users are registered, additional information is added to each user record to flesh out the user characters. This information includes phone numbers, office locations, job roles, manager and secretary names.
Note: this information is used during the Connections installation to populate the user profiles. See "Populate Profiles" in 4.3 IBM Connections installation.
Verify Domino LDAP functionality
To validate that the Domino LDAP is functioning:
- Open a command prompt on the server.
- Change to the Notes client program directory.
- Type the following at the command prompt.
ldapsearch -h Domino server hostname cn=user common name where user common name is the name of a user in the Domino directory
If the details of the appropriate user are returned, the LDAP task on the Domino server is working correctly.
For more information on configuring and testing the LDAP task refer to the following document 4.1.1 Domino LDAP - Advanced configuration and verification
Verify iNotes functionality
To validate that Lotus iNotes is working correctly.
- Type the following URL in a browser window.
http://Domino server hostname/mail/user mail file where user mail file is the file name of one of the mail files on the server
- Log in as the owner of the mail file and the iNotes Home page should be displayed.
For more information on configuring and testing the HTTP task refer to 4.1.2 Domino HTTP - Advanced configuration and verification
Access the online Domino administrator help guide
, the IBM Support portal
, and the Community and Forums
sites for questions, further help, or troubleshooting.