Chapter 1Deploying Domino
This chapter outlines the steps required to deploy IBM® Lotus®Domino™ 6 successfullyand introduces important concepts that youneed to know before you install Dominoservers.
Guidepost for deploying Domino
Whether you’re setting up IBM Lotus Domino 6 and IBM Lotus Notes® 6for the first timeor adding to an established Domino environment,planning is vital. Along withdetermining your company’s needs, you need to plan how to integrate Domino into yourexisting network. Afterplanning is complete, you can begin to install and set up Dominoservers and the Domino Administrator and build the Domino environment. Thefollowing list describes, in order, the process to use to deploy Domino.
Determine your company’s server needs. Decide where to locate each serverphysically, taking into consideration local and wide-area networks and the function of each server.
Develop a hierarchical name scheme that includes organization andorganizational unit names.
Decide whether you need more than one Domino domain.
Understand how server name format affects network name-to-address resolution forservers. Ensure that the DNS records for your company are the correct type for theserver names.
Determine which server services to enable.
Determine which certificate authority — Domino server-based certification authority,Domino 5 certificate authority, third-party — to use.
Install and set up the first Domino server.
Install and set up the Domino Administrator on the administrator’s machine.
Complete network-related server setup.
If the Domino server is offering Internet services, set up Internet site documents.There are some instances where Internet Site documents are required.
Specify Administration Preferences.
Create additional certifier IDs to support the hierarchical name scheme.
Set up recovery information for the certifier IDs.
Add the administrator’s ID to the recovery information for the certifier IDs and thendistribute the certifier IDs, as necessary, to other administrators.
Register additional servers.
If you did not choose to do so during first server setup, Create a group in theDomino Directory for all administrators, and give this group Manager access to alldatabases on the first server.
Install and set up additional servers.
Complete network-related server setup for each additional server.
Build the Domino environment.
Functions of Domino servers
Before you install and set up the first Domino server, consider the function and physicallocation of the servers that your company needs and determine how to connect theservers to each other. The current configuration of local and wide-area networks affectsmany of these decisions. Consider your company’s need for:
Servers that provide Notes and/or browser users with access to applications
Hub servers that handle communication between servers that are geographicallydistant
Web servers that provide browser users with access to Web applications
Servers that manage messaging services