7.5 Setting up the Domino server

 < Day Day Up > 

7.5 Setting up the Domino server

Before you start the Domino server setup, you should complete your Domino infrastructure planning. If this is your first Domino server, you will be prompted during server setup for the Domino server name, your Organization name, the name of your Domino administrator, and your Domino domain name. Do not proceed with server setup until you have created or collected this information. If you are planning a large Domino implementation, you should dedicate time for planning your Domino infrastructure, including Organization, Organizational Unit, and Domains.

The new Java setup allows for remote configuration. To run the remote setup, you must have installed the Lotus Administrator with the remote server setup option on your workstation. Figure 7-19 on page 149 shows where to install the remote server setup.

click to expand
Figure 7-19: Lotus Administrator remote server setup option

  1. If you chose manual server setup at step 16, log on to the server with the Domino user account (domservb), change to the Domino data directory (/domservb/notesdata), and start the Domino server with the listen option as described. If you choose remote server setup, the server is already started in listen mode.

    If you are setting up multiple Domino partitions, you have to invoke the server setup for each partition you try to install separately.

  2. Go to Start Programs Lotus Applications Remote Server Setup to start the Java based-server setup program, as shown in Figure 7-20.

    Figure 7-20: Remote server setup


    The installation guide has a section on the Domino server setup containing information on how to use the program to automate your installation.

  3. You will see a pop-up window, as shown in Figure 7-21 on page 150.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-21: Connect to remote server

    Enter either the server's name or IP address in the Remote Host Address field, then click Ping (see Figure 7-21) to ensure that you have connectivity.

    Click OK to see the welcome screen displayed in Figure 7-22.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-22: Welcome screen of Domino server setup

  4. Click Next to continue. If the fonts on your screen do not look right, press Fonts to change the font. Then continue with Figure 7-23 on page 151.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-23: First or additional Domino Server?

We have set up the first server in our new ITSO domain. If you are setting up an additional server, you will be prompted to specify the location of your server ID and the hierarchical name of the additional server. Once you have done so, you can skip to Step 29.

Click Next to continue with Figure 7-24 on page 152.

click to expand
Figure 7-24: Domino server name and title

  1. Provide a self-describing name for your Domino server. You might want to add this server name to your DNS. If you enter it as an alias for the host of your Domino server, any client will be able to resolve the IP address and therefore connect to the Domino server.

    The Server title gives you an opportunity to provide a short description of the server's main function or the organization to which it belongs.

    Click Next to continue with the naming of your Domino organization as shown in Figure 7-25 on page 153.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-25: Domino organization name

  2. Set a meaningful Organization name, and make certain to enter a secure password for your Certifier ID, then click Next to proceed with naming your Domino domain in Figure 7-26 on page 154.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-26: Domino domain name

    If you want to use an existing certifier, check the box: I want to use an existing certifier ID file:.


    The Certifier ID is the key to all user and server authentication. It should be removed from the server's filesystem immediately after you have finished the setup and stored in a secure location. You should also rename the file (it will be named cert.id by default) to include the organization name.

    Keep in mind, though, however, that you will need the Certifier ID in order to create subsequent Organizational Units (OUs). Additional OUs are useful for distinguishing people from servers, as well as distinguishing departments or regions. You should settle on a scheme that minimizes the number of OUs but provides sufficient detail. See Domino 6 Administration Help database for further details.

  3. If you plan to have multiple domains, use your naming scheme and make certain the first domain conforms to the scheme you will use for all subsequent domains.

    Type the name you would like to use and click Next. In Figure 7-27 on page 155, you have to specify your Domino administrator for your new server.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-27: Domino Administrator name and password

  4. Enter an administrator name and password, then click Next to move to Figure 7-28 on page 156.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-28: Chose services

    If you intend to use the ID locally, check the option: Also save a local copy of the ID file: so that you will have easy access to the ID. Since the Administrator ID has full access to the Domino Directory, it is recommended that you remove the ID from the Person document after downloading it.

  5. If you do not need LDAP services, deselect the LDAP check box; you can always start LDAP and other services from the Domino console.

    Proceed with the network definitions in Figure 7-29 on page 157.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-29: Domino network settings


    You can always add a service later by modifying the ServerTasks= line of the notes.ini or issuing a set config servertasks= command from the Domino console. With the set config command, you need to enter every service you would like to have running, not just the ones to add. You can see the existing services by entering the command show config servertasks.

  6. The auto-detect should determine your network port and host name, as shown in Figure 7-29. If it did not, press Customize to enter the correct settings.

  7. To increase security, ensure that the two check boxes are marked (as you see in Figure 7-30) and click Next to proceed with the setup; see Figure 7-31 on page 159.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-30: Secure your Domino server

    click to expand
    Figure 7-31: Create a local copy of ID files

  8. The remote setup allows the server and certifier ID files to be copied to the local workstation. Make sure the check box is clicked. Remember the location for your ID files and keep them on a safe place as they are key to your Domino security.

    The screen shown in Figure 7-32 on page 160 gives you the opportunity to rethink your decision.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-32: Summary of the installation settings

  9. Look through the information and make sure everything is OK. If you need to make a change, press Back to go back. When you are satisfied that the information is correct, click Setup to finish the process. You can follow the progress, as shown in Figure 7-33.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-33: Installation progress

    Once the installation is complete, you should see Figure 7-34 on page 161.

    click to expand
    Figure 7-34: Stop server listener task

    Click Yes to stop the Domino server command in the listen mode (see Figure 7-34).

  10. After you stop the listener, no message will be displayed on the console. You are now ready to start your Domino server,

 < Day Day Up > 

IBM Lotus Domino 6. 5 for Linux on zSeries Implementation
IBM Lotus Domino 6.5 for Linux on Zseries Implementation
ISBN: 0738491748
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 162
Authors: IBM Redbooks

flylib.com © 2008-2017.
If you may any questions please contact us: flylib@qtcs.net