This IBM Redbook describes how to run the IBM Lotus Domino 6 server on the Linux platform. While Lotus Domino 6 is platform-independent, some specific knowledge about the platform and configuration is required to ensure that the Domino 6 server is running most efficiently.
The book provides detailed instructions for installing Linux and Domino 6 for Linux, and describes how to achieve maximum performance of your system. System administration and security techniques are explained and tools for managing and troubleshooting are discussed as well.
Detailed scenarios illustrate some of the features of Domino 6 on Linux, in particular user registration, directory synchronization, creating a Domino application, and accessing external data using DB2 and MySQL. We describe how to configure Domino as a Web server, including the new security options specific to the HTTP protocol in Domino 6. Strategies and techniques for virus protection and data backups are presented, along with details about some of the third-party software packages available to help you with these management tasks.
This redbook is written for administrators with strong Domino and Windows operating system skills, but who are not experts on Linux. Therefore, we show in detail how to install and configure a Linux operating system on your server, but don’t spend too much time explaining basic Domino features. Instead, we focus on demonstrating that Linux is an excellent platform on which to run Domino 6.
About the Author
Tommi Tulisalo is a project leader for the International Technical Support Organization at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He manages projects whose objective is to produce redbooks on all areas of Lotus Software products. Before joining the ITSO in 2001, he was an IT Architect for IBM Global Services in Finland, designing solutions for customers, often based on Lotus software.
Jonathan Bedford is an IT consultant for an IBM Business Partner (H2 Group) in the United Kingdom. His areas of expertise are Domino on Linux platforms, security and IT infrastructures. He is a RedHat Certified engineer and has worked with Lotus Notes/Domino since version 3.
Billy Boykin is a Senior Technology Advocate with IBM Software Group, Americas Technical Sales in Richmond, Virginia. His primary role is the development and delivery of technical enablement to the Lotus Field Sales community. Billy has worked with Domino since version 3 and with Linux since 1994.
Gregory Rick Chadbourne is an IT Architect for Lotus Software. He is an R4.6 and R5 Principal CLP in both Application Development and System Administration. Along with Domino administration and design work, he maintains a Web site and builds Linux servers. Greg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.