If you are installing a new IBM
® server, use these general directions to remind you of the steps for installing Lotus Domino
. This procedure assumes that you have a working knowledge of Lotus Domino
administration. Lotus Domino
must use a 32-bit version when installing on AIX
®, x86 Linux
™, or Solaris even if you are installing on a 64-bit version operating system.
Before you begin
If you are adding a server to an existing Lotus Domino
domain, you need to register the server before you can install Lotus Domino
. The registration process creates a Server document in the Lotus Domino
Specify the following settings during registration:
- Store the server ID file that is created during registration somewhere on the system where you will configure the Lotus Sametime® server. Record the path name; you need to specify it when you configure the Lotus Sametime server.
- Use the same network name as the first Lotus Domino server in the Lotus Domino domain.
The Lotus Domino
installation programs for AIX
, and Solaris use scripts that need configuration information to install the software in the appropriate directories.
- Place the CD or DVD in the drive.
- Log in as root.
- Mount the Lotus Domino CD or DVD with execution privileges.
If your operating system mounts CDs or DVDs automatically with execution privileges turned off (such as on some Linux
distributions), mount the CD or DVD manually.
Mount the CD or DVD using the SMIT utility or the appropriate version of the following command:
mount -v cdrfs -o ro /dev/cd0 /cdrom
Mount the CD or DVD using a command like:
mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
Mount the CD/DVD using a command like:
mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
- Complete these preparations:
- Ensure that /bin/hostname returns the fully qualified domain name for this system.
- Ensure that the fully qualified domain name resolves to the IP address of the system and not to localhost. Depending on how domain names are resolved, taking this step may require changes to the DNS, changes to the /etc/hosts file (/etc/inet/hosts on Solaris systems), or some other configuration step.
- Change to the cdrom directory and start the installation script using the following command:
- Follow the directions on each window of the script, making a note of the location you choose for the Domino executable directory and the Domino data directory. You need this information when you install the community server.
To install Lotus Domino
on partitioned servers:
- When prompted to install more than one Lotus Domino server on this computer, click Yes.
- When prompted for the location of the data directory and the Notes® user account, be sure to specify a unique location for the data directory and the appropriate user name for each partitioned server.
- For Lotus Domino 8.5 and 8.5.1 only: Create a file to modify XML transforms needed by Sametime:
- Navigate to the Domino_program_directory/jvm/lib directory.
- Create a file called jaxp.properties.
- Add the following line to the file:
- Save and close the file.
- If the Lotus Domino server is running, restart it so that this change takes effect.
What to do next
Start and stop the Lotus Domino
server at least once before installing the Sametime
server. This action creates certain files that Sametime needs to install correctly.
Parent topic: Installing a Lotus Domino server
Starting and stopping servers in a Sametime deployment