May 6, 2017 3:12 PM
145 Posts

Have you ever read the following?

  • Category: Domino Server
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role: Administrator
  • Tags: Server Upgrade
  • Replies: 3
Upgrade Cookbook: Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.x

Particularly the Domino Sections...  There are many ways to skin a cat and we document a few of them....


https://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/UC1_TableofContents.htm


Granted it is about upgrading to Domino 8.5.x but pretty much all principles still apply if you were going to Domino 9.0.1 FP8.

Seems like what you are planning to do is overly complex, but don't know enough detail about the reason for you planning.

Personally, if I had 6 Servers and I was consolidating them down to 4 Servers I would keep 4 existing servers....

I could first consolidate them in place...

I would then upgrade them in place one by one to 9.0.1FP8

What is your concern about design upgrades of 9.0.1 Templates?  You can always remove all templates off a Domino Server after you run the install which would certainly keep any design upgrades from happening..

There's a proper way of upgrading at a later time, but we'll save that conversation for a different time if that is what you decide to do.

I would then move the Domino servers one by one to Windows 2016 Servers .  Discussed in the Cookbook....

Are all your servers 64 Bit Domino or do you have some that you will be converting fro 32 Bit Domino to 64 Bit Domino....

Feel free to drop me an e-mail at jpaganet@us.ibm.com if you have any further questions...