Use this topic as a roadmap to instructions for installing an IBM® Lotus® Sametime® server.
About the Lotus Sametime server
A Lotus Sametime server is an IBM Lotus Domino® server that has the Lotus Sametime server software installed and set up on it.
Because IBM Lotus Quickr™ for WebSphere Portal is compatible with several releases of Lotus Sametime server software, this topic contains no step-by-step procedures for installation. Instead, you can follow the links below to locate the correct procedure for your platform and for the release of Lotus Sametime you intend to install. Documentation for specific releases and platforms is available over the Internet on the IBM Web site, for download and/or browsing. For information on the releases of Lotus Sametime supported for use with Lotus Quickr, see Supported hardware and software
The installation documentation covers the following basic tasks you perform to complete a Lotus Sametime server before you begin to integrate it with your site:
You are authorized to install and use Domino Directory solely and exclusively in connection with your use of Lotus Sametime and IBM Lotus QuickPlace®. Consult the product license for details.
Critical choices for Lotus Sametime in a Lotus Quickr site
The following table lists choices common to Lotus Sametime installation on most or all platforms, with recommendations for use of Lotus Sametime with Lotus Quickr. Because specific installation steps differ between platforms, the descriptions of the choices are general; do not expect to see the exact wording of the choice when installing for your platform and release. The options highlighted in this table are a subset of all choices you make during installation; in general, if not specified, accept default options.
Be sure to keep a record of all names and passwords you specify, and all directories where the installation programs install software.
Table 1. Sametime server software installation procedure
Setting up the Directory Type dialog box
You can choose Domino Directory (this selection is known as "native") or an LDAP server (which can be either a separate Domino LDAP server or other non-Lotus Domino LDAP server) as the repository for user authentication and management.
The people awareness features and the authentication features behave differently, depending on the directory you choose.
- If you select Domino Directory, people awareness can display names in both the common name format and hierarchical name format. Configuring Lotus Sametime to use the native Domino Directory allows the most flexibility for people awareness. By default, Lotus Sametime searches the native Domino Directory first for user names.
- If you choose an LDAP server, Lotus Sametime installs a Directory Assistance database (da.nsf). If directory assistance is used, multiple LDAP directories can be searched after Lotus Sametime queries the native Domino Directory. In addition, because Lotus Sametime searches the native Domino Directory first and external LDAP servers second, the Domino Directory on the Lotus Sametime server should contain only users that are for administering Lotus Sametime, not Lotus Quickr users.
The Directory Assistance feature is useful in environments where the same users will not be listed in both the LDAP directory and Domino Directory.
If your site uses IBM Tivoli® Directory Server, another reverse proxy, or a load balancer, you may need to enable this option for Sametime.
Multi-server single sign-on authentication
The Lotus Sametime installation program automatically enables this setting.
Parent topic: Enabling Lotus Sametime chat features: qp85