By using the deployment plan that you created earlier, you have fewer selections to make when you run the installation program. The community server cannot be installed on a computer with any other IBM
® Sametime servers.
Before you begin
If your server uses multiple IP addresses or one or more network interface cards, verify that the host name you will specify during installation resolves to the correct IP address. If the host name does not resolve properly, you may encounter problems during Sametime installation.
You should have a deployment plan for the community server. If the system console supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, you must have mapped both addresses to the console's host name. Start the system console server and verify that the server deployment plan is in the Ready to Install state. Close any open Sametime clients.
Complete any pending restart actions you have from installing other applications. Make sure that all applications on the computer are closed, including the Lotus
® server administrator and the web browser. All Lotus Domino
services must be stopped. Otherwise, you might corrupt any shared files and the installation program might not run correctly.
™, or Solaris operating systems, verify that:
- The /bin/hostname command returns the fully qualified domain name of this system.
- The fully qualified domain name resolves to the IP address of the system and not to the local host. Depending on how domain names are resolved, you may need to change the DNS, make changes to the /etc/hosts file for AIX or Linux or the /etc/inet/hosts file for Solaris.
- If you are installing using the GUI mode, you must use the full X11 desktop environment.
On Linux, library libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 is required.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux only: Disable Security Enhanced Linux on any Red Hat operating system.
- Log in as root on the Linux Red Hat server where you will install the software.
- Open the /etc/selinux/config file for editing.
- Locate the SELINUX setting. Change its value to either disable or permissive.
- Save and close the file.
- Restart the Linux server.
- Log in to your computer as the system administrator on Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems or as root on Linux operating systems.
Solaris only: The installation must be performed by the root user using su or a normal login session. Independent sudo packages are not supported on Solaris.
- Prepare to use the Sametime® Community Server installation package.
- To download installation packages:
- To download installation packages, you must have an IBM Passport Advantage® account. For information on using Passport Advantage, see the topic Using Passport Advantage to download IBM products.
- Open the Download document for the release you want to install:
Sametime 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release 1 (Sametime 8.5.2 must be installed first)
Locate the components that you need in the document's listing, then download the packages labelled with the corresponding part numbers to the system on which you are installing.
When extracting downloads on Windows
operating systems, use a short path location such as C:\ and not a long path location such as the user's desktop
directories. When extracting to long path locations or deeply nested directories and using the built-in Windows
extract utility, corruption is sometimes seen without any warning. This corruption occurs when maximum path lengths on some Windows
versions are exceeded.
- If you are installing from physical media and your operating system mounts CDs or DVDs automatically with execution privileges turned off, mount the CD or DVD manually instead.
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 similar to the following command:
mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
Mount the CD or DVD.
- Navigate to the folder where you stored the downloaded files for Sametime and open the Server folder. Start the installation program by entering one of the following commands:
Select the language and click OK.
Click the I accept the terms in the license agreements option and click Next.
Click Yes to install from the system console, and then click Next.
Supply the values for connecting to the system console, and then click Next.
demo32.exe runs if autorun is on; otherwise, enter this command:
Select the community server deployment plan that you created earlier with the system console guided activity, and then click Next.
Review the summary, then click Install to start the installation.
If you are prompted, click Finish to restart the system.
On Windows 2008 only:
- Sametime System Console host name
Use the host name and not a DNS alias.
- Use SSL
Keep this option selected to run the server over a secure connection.
- Sametime System Console port
9443 is the default value.
- Sametime System Console administrator
Provide the WebSphere® Application Server user ID and password that you created when you installed the system console.
- Fully qualified host name for this Sametime server
Provide the fully qualified host name of the computer that you are currently using. This name is the same name that you used when you created the deployment plan for this installation. Do not use an IP address or short host name.
After the installation, perform this required configuration step to ensure continuous connections for Sametime components.
- In a text editor, open the sametime.ini file located in the community server installation directory. For example, the default directory in Windows is C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Lotus\Domino.
- Search the file for the following line:
- If the line does not exist, add it to the [Config] section.
- Save the file if you made changes.
- Close the file.
file contains a zero (0) if the installation is successful. If the installation was not successful, look at the installation logs for more information. Fix the problem, then try installing again. The installation logs are stored in the following locations.
AIX, Linux, or Solaris
The default Lotus Domino
data directory is /local/notesdata/
This log can be in /tmp or in the Lotus Domino data directory.
Console connection log
Parent topic: Installing a Sametime Community Server and supporting software
Previous topic: Preparing to install a Sametime Community Server
Next topic: Enabling IPv6 support on a Sametime community server
Mapping the system console's host name when IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled
Guided activity: Preparing to install a Sametime Community Server
Starting the Sametime System Console
The default Lotus Domino
data directory is c:\program files\ibm\lotus\domino\data\
and the Lotus Domino
program directory is c:\program files\ibm\lotus\domino
This log can be in %TEMP% or in the Lotus Domino data directory.
Console connection log
Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp\SSCLogs\ConsoleUtility0.logInstalling a community server in silent mode
Use a silent server installation command to install a community server on AIX
, Solaris, or Windows
without any intervention during the installation process. An options file provides the information for the installation process.
Enabling the administrator to manage the community server
When you use a deployment plan to install the community server, you must add the Sametime Administrator listed in the LDAP directory to the Sametime Configuration database to enable the administrator to manage the community server. Skip this task if you installed the community server without using a deployment plan or if you upgraded the community server from an earlier release.
Configuring partitioned Lotus Domino servers to avoid IP conflicts
If you install multiple IBMSametime
Community servers on a single computer, you must assign a distinct IP address to each server. On AIX
, or Solaris, you can install multiple Sametime
Community servers on a single computer, within the same logical partition. Each Sametime
Community server instance runs on a separate partitioned IBMLotusDomino
server. If you are also running any other Domino servers or HTTP servers within the same logical partition, you must also be certain that those servers are assigned separate IP addresses to avoid port conflicts. After installing a community server in an IBM Lotus Domino
partitioned-server environment, configure the partitioned servers to avoid IP conflicts.
Verifying a community server installation on AIX, Linux, Solaris, or Windows
After installing the community server on AIX
, Solaris or Windows
, start the server and verify that the installation was successful.