Network configuration scenarios
This document covers several network
scenarios. Use these examples to help guide your network planning.
Before you begin: Prior to configuring
your server in any of these scenarios, activate Lotus Foundations with
the provided activation key. If your configuration scenario supports internet
connectivity, you may activate anytime. Remember, Lotus Foundations expires
in 30 days without activation.
Scenario 1: Lotus Foundations
server as a Workgroup Server without a direct connection to the Internet
In this scenario, you would go to
the Advanced Network Settings screen to change the IP address or the network
mask of the local network interface or Lotus Foundations default route.
Although you generally do not need to change these settings, you can still
the Network Devices or Network Routes section of the Advanced Network Settings
screen, click the appropriate action button.
on your choice, the Modify Route or the Network Settings screen is displayed.
Refer to Reconfiguring Network Devices and Editing Network Routes earlier
in this chapter for full descriptions of these two screens.
the appropriate settings and click Save Changes.
Scenario 2: Lotus Foundations
server as a Workgroup Server and Dial-up Gateway to the Internet
If Lotus Foundations has automatically
chosen the proper IP addresses, there is nothing else for you to change.
If you want to change the Lotus Foundations-powered server’s local IP
addresses, you can do so by clicking the edit button on the line describing
the parameters for the Ethernet 0 interface.
The default route is automatically
determined when Lotus Foundations dials in to the Internet. In this case,
there should be no default route entry in the Routes Table.
Scenario 3: Lotus Foundations
server as a Workgroup Server and High-speed Gateway to the Internet
Lotus Foundations auto-configures
its parameters if the ISP uses DHCP as a means of automatic network configuration.
In this case, there should be nothing for you to do on the Advanced Network
Setup screen, although you can change the address of your local network
interface if you want to do so.
If your ISP assigns a unique static
IP address, network mask, and default route, Lotus Foundations discovers
the proper default route, but does not know which IP address to select.
Although Lotus Foundations finds the available address and establish a
proper connection to the internet, you should change the IP address of
your Internet interface to the address assigned by your ISP. You should
do the same with the default route setting.
To change these settings:
the Network Devices section of the Advanced Network Settings screen, click
the eth1 action button.
Network Settings screen is displayed. Enter the new IP address and click
the Network Routes section of the Advanced Network Settings screen, click
the default action button which the last entry in the list.
Modify Route screen is displayed. Change the default route and click Save
Scenario 4: Lotus Foundations
server as a Domain Controller and High-speed Gateway to the Internet.
Lotus Foundations can serve as a
Windows NT style domain controller for all the computers running Windows
on the network. As the domain controller, Lotus Foundations provides authentication
services for the computers on the network. When this function is enabled,
the Windows file server is set up as a domain controller, and a domain
replaces the Windows workgroup.