A mixed-license environment includes a combination of IBM
® Entry servers, along with Sametime
Standard servers and possibly Sametime
Advanced. When you deploy IBM Sametime
Entry servers with other types of servers, plan for additional steps to meet the licensing requirements for Sametime
Entry, which offers only instant messaging features and does not offer meetings. Sametime
Entry users are licensed for instant messaging features only and not Web conferencing. Fully-licensed users for Sametime
Standard or Sametime
Advanced have access to instant messaging and Web conferencing.
You have a mixed-license environment if you have Sametime
Entry, as well as any combination of these offerings in the same production environment.
- Sametime Standard
- Sametime Standard/Advanced
- Sametime Advanced
When you configure a mixed-license environment to comply with licensing limitations involving Sametime
Entry servers, some people cannot create or attend meetings. It is important to let everyone in your organization know about the mixed environment so users who have access to meetings through Sametime
Standard or Sametime
Advanced servers can decide how to work with users whose Sametime
Entry home servers prevent them from using meetings.
Configuring the mixed-license environment on IBM i
i, you have some choices about how to configure Sametime
Entry home servers.
Information for Sametime Standard or Sametime Advanced users
- When you install the Sametime Entry offering (only *BASE option of 5724J23), any servers you configure are Sametime Entry servers and meetings are disabled automatically.
- When you install the Sametime Standard offering (both *BASE and Option 1 of 5724J23), the servers are Sametime Standard Community servers by default, but you can elect to make some of them Entry servers by running a command that disables meetings. For any server that will be assigned to Sametime Entry users, you must disable meetings on that server to create the mixed-license environment.
When you upgrade, meetings are re-enabled on all Sametime servers and you must disable meetings again on any servers that are assigned to Sametime Entry users.
Here are some of the issues Sametime
Standard or Sametime
Advanced users should be aware of when working with Sametime
Information for Sametime Entry users
- The client contact list does not indicate what type of home server another user has.
- It is not possible to have instant meetings with Sametime Entry users. If someone sends an invitation to join a meeting, the invited user should click the Respond button on the meeting invitation to let the meeting initiator know that it is not possible to join the meeting. Otherwise, the meeting initiator does not know why the Sametime Entry user cannot join the meeting.
It is not possible to use meeting features even though the user interface in the client may suggest otherwise. Here are some of the issues Sametime
Entry users should be aware of:
Parent topic: Planning
Configuring a mixed-license environment with clients that connect to Sametime Entry servers
Disabling or enabling meetings on an IBM i Sametime Standard server sta852ifr1
Sametime offering features by client type
- Sametime Entry users receive meeting invitations, but cannot actually join meetings.
In attempting to join meetings, users see a message indicating the Sametime Meeting Room is being prepared but they are never allowed to join the meeting and must manually close the window.
Tell users to click the Respond button on a meeting invitation to let the meeting initiator know that it is not possible to join the meeting. Otherwise, the meeting initiator does not know why Sametime Entry users cannot join the meeting.
- Sametime Entry users who open the Sametime Meeting Center on a Sametime Standard server and click Attend a Meeting or Schedule a Meeting receive a message that tells them they are not authorized to perform that action.
- Sametime Entry users receive an error message when they try to start an instant meeting through an action such as right-clicking a name in the Contact list and selecting a "Collaborate" option.