Preparing to install Lotus Domino on AIX, Linux, or SolarisAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|Set up the environment on a computer running IBM® AIX®, Linux™, or Oracle Solaris before installing IBM Lotus® Domino®.
Set up the environment on a computer running IBM
™, or Oracle Solaris before installing IBM Lotus
Parent topic: Installing a Lotus Domino server
- You must log in as the root user to install the Lotus Domino and Sametime server.
- You must have a designated operating system user who can start the Sametime server, and this user must be a part of a designated operating system group.
The default user is notes and the default group is also notes, but any user name other than root and any group name can be used. To verify that the designated operating system user is part of the operating system group, type the following command, where dominoUserName is the name of the Lotus Notes® user.
For example, if you type groups notes and get the return value of notes, the return value indicates that the user name notes is a part of the group notes.
- Verify that the file system has at least 1 GB of disk space, then enter the following command:
type "df -k"
If you are installing from a downloaded image rather than a CD, you must also consider the disk space required for the *.tar installation files and the unpacked installation files, which require approximately 2 GB of disk space.
- On AIX only: The input/output completion ports (IOCP) must be installed and configured.
If not, the Lotus Domino
setup cannot begin, and you get the following error message:
Your system is not configured with I/O Completion Ports. I/O Completion Ports
must be installed in order to run the Domino 7 Server. Install and make
available I/O Completion Ports and restart your system.″ Refer to Lotus
Knowledgebase Technote 1086556 for detailed instructions on how to
- 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.
- On partitioned servers only: Additional preparation is necessary if you plan to install Sametime on a partitioned Lotus Domino server:
- Ensure that each partitioned server has a unique IP address.
You can map multiple IP addresses to one network card using the ifconfig command:
ifconfig device alias new_IP_address netmask subnet
ifconfig en0 alias 192.0.2.10 netmask 255.255.255.128
- Ensure that each partitioned server has a DNS name that maps to its unique IP address.
- Run each partitioned server using a unique user account.
Create a UNIX™ Lotus Notes user for each partitioned server that you plan to install. You can use a single Lotus Notes group for all partitions.