Unlike other IBM
® servers that run on WebSphere
® Application Server, the Sametime
community server runs on a Lotus
® server. You must install the Lotus Domino
server before you install the Sametime
community server. The Lotus Domino
Server that runs the community server should be completely dedicated to supporting the real-time, interactive communication services of Sametime
. Lotus Domino
must use a 32-bit version even if you are installing on a 64-bit Microsoft
® system. 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.
community server uses the directory, security, and replication features of the Lotus Domino
server. Do not use the community server for other high-demand Lotus Domino
services such as mail storage and routing, application and database storage, or centralized directory and administration services.
, Oracle Solaris and IBM
i can run multiple partitioned Lotus Domino
servers on the same system. For these server platforms, you can create a new Lotus Domino
server on the same system as your existing production server. This configuration is not supported in Microsoft Windows
. Adding Sametime
to an existing production server is not supported.
To add a server to an existing Lotus Domino
domain for use as a Sametime
community server, register the server to create a Server document before installing Lotus Domino
. For more information, see "Installing a Lotus Domino
server" for your operating system.
To find out which Lotus Domino
releases are supported for Sametime
, see the system requirements for this release:
If your community server will be integrated with the Sametime
System Console, then you must initially configure the console with an LDAP server. The community server must also use the LDAP server. If your user information is stored in a Lotus Domino
Directory, you can configure Sametime
to access the Domino
Directory using LDAP. However, the LDAP service and the community server must run on separate Domino
While an LDAP directory is highly recommended, you can configure the Sametime
community server to directly access the Lotus Domino
Directory if you do not plan to use the Sametime
System Console. Keep in mind that changing the community server to use an LDAP server at a later time is more complicated than initially configuring it to use LDAP.
Parent topic: Planning a Community Server installation
- If you install the Lotus Domino server in a new domain, no users are in the Lotus Domino Directory at the time the server is created, other than the server administrator. Therefore, if you select the Lotus Domino Directory as the user repository for your Sametime community server, you will need to add all of your Sametime users to the Lotus Domino Directory. When you install the Domino server into an existing domain, you will not need to add these users to the directory. However, before a user can use Sametime, the user's directory entry must be updated with the name of a home Sametime server and an Internet password.
- To add a new Sametime user to the Lotus Domino Directory, create a Person document for the user in the directory that includes (at minimum) a Last Name, a User Name and an Internet password. The Person document must also include a home Sametime server. You can use any of the following tools to create a Person document: an IBM Lotus Notes® client, a Lotus Domino Administrator client, or the Sametime server self-registration feature.