This guided activity takes you through the steps of creating a deployment plan, which collects information that pre-populates installation fields.
Before you begin
If the system console uses only IPv6 addressing, do not use this procedure. Instead install the community server without a deployment plan, as described in the article, "Installing Sametime 8.5.x servers without using deployment plans" on the Sametime wiki:
Make sure that you have installed and prepared the IBM
® server environment on the server where you plan to install the community server and started the Lotus Domino
server. If you plan to connect to a separate slide conversion server, you must have configured the server and know its name and port number.
About this task
Follow these steps to store a deployment plan on the system console to be used when you run the installation program for community server.
- Plan a product installation.
In the Install Sametime community server guided activity, click Create a New Deployment Plan, and then click Next.
- Deployment Name.
Specify a unique, recognizable deployment name that includes the installation and node type, such as stComm. You can include multibyte characters, symbols, and spaces in the name. The name can be up to 256 characters and is not case sensitive. The name is shown only in the system console. Click Next.
- Deployment Product Version Selection.
Select the product version that you want to install, and then click Next.
- Connect to Domino Server.
Provide the fully qualified host name for this community server. Do not use an IP address or the host's short name.
Leave 80 as the default port unless you are using another port for the HTTP server.
Enter the existing Lotus Domino administrator's user ID and password, and then click Next.
Use the common-name portion of the ID, not the hierarchical name that includes slashes. The system console validates the administrator credentials on the Lotus Domino server.
- Slide Conversion.
Do one of the following:
Select Use the Sametime server to host the slide conversion feature on the current server, and then click Next.
Select Use Sametime slide conversion server to host the slide conversion feature on a different community server. Provide the host name and port to connect to that server, and then click Next.
- Connect to an LDAP Server.
Click the LDAP directory that you configured with the system console guided activity, and then click Next.
- HTTP Tunneling.
To allow Sametime clients to make HTTP-tunneled connections on port 80 to a server with a single IP address, click Enable HTTP Tunneling, and then click Next.
Selecting this feature increases the possibility that users in restrictive network environments can exchange data in chats on a community server that is extended to the Internet.
- Deployment Summary.
Review the summary page, and then click Finish.
The deployment plan is ready to be used for the server installation. If you need to make any changes, click Modify an Existing Deployment Plan and update the plan. All changes must be made prior to running the installation.
What to do next
Installing a Sametime community server and supporting software
Parent topic: Preparing to install a Sametime Community Server
Next topic: Mapping the system console's host name when IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled