® Proxy Server enables browser-based clients to participate in Sametime
instant messaging and online meetings. In addition, the Sametime
Proxy Server works with Sametime
Community Server or Connections to enable the business card feature in Sametime
, and with Sametime
Unified Telephony or other TCSPI-enabled products to enable the Sametime
click-to-call feature. The Sametime
Proxy Server also provides live names
awareness, and can replace the Links Toolkit used in earlier releases of Sametime
. Read the system requirements to ensure that you know the minimum supported software requirements.
About this taskImportant:
If you will be supporting the use of LiveNames in your Sametime
deployment, you should deploy all Sametime
Meeting Servers and Sametime
Proxy Servers within the same subnet. It is suggested that you configure WebSphere
® Application Server Network Deployment with a single subnet for network traffic. You can use one Network interface card (NIC) on a physical machine or logical partition (LPAR). You can also reference a single Domain name system (DNS) server in the network configuration for the physical machine or LPAR.
Parent topic: Installing on AIX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows
Configuring a Sametime Proxy Server
1. Preparing to install a Sametime Proxy Server
Use the Sametime
System Console to prepare to install an IBM Sametime
Proxy Server by pre-populating values required for installation.
2. Installing a Sametime Proxy Server on AIX, Linux, Solaris, or Windows
Run the installation program on the machine where you plan to install a Sametime
3. Verifying a Sametime Proxy Server installation on AIX, Linux, Solaris, or Windows
Open the IBM Sametime
browser-based client to verify that the installation of a primary node was successful.
4. Adding a Sametime Proxy Server to the Sametime Community Server’s trusted IP addresses
Whenever you install a server that communicates with a community server, you must add the new server's IP address to the community server's settings.
5. Clustering Sametime Proxy Servers
Configuring a cluster of IBM Sametime
Proxy Servers involves several tasks, including synchronizing system clocks, configuring the cluster settings, and optionally deploying an IBM
Load Balancer in front of the cluster.
6. Deploying the Sametime Proxy Server and Sametime Meeting Server on the same machine
When you deploy an IBM Sametime
Proxy Server and a Sametime
Meeting Server on the same machine using the same server host name, conflicts with cookies that are used by each server can occur. If you install both servers on the same machine, then configure the Sametime
Proxy Server with a host alias as a different host name.