Domino server installation steps

The Domino server installation program will launch, and you will first see the Welcome screen.

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Welcome to the Domino Server Install Program♦

Type h for help on how to use this program♦ Press TAB to begin the installation♦

Type h for help

Type e to exit installation

Press TAB to continue to the next screen♦

Figure 2-11 Domino Install Welcome and New Feature Alert

Throughout the installation, you will press the TAB key to move on (same as clicking Next in a standard GUI). Press TAB and you will see the second screen shown in Figure 2-11 on page 107, which is simply an alert regarding the new features available in Domino 6. Press TAB to continue.

Figure 2-12 Domino License Agreement

After you have read and accepted the license shown in Figure 2-12 on page 108,

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The existing Program directory must be specified in order for new Server Partitions to be created. However, existing Data directories do not need to be listed, Any existing Data directories that are listed will be installed to, and old templates in those Partitions will be overwritten.

If you wish to add more than one Partition to your existing Domino server, select "Yes" when asked if you want to run multiple server partitions on this system. Otherwise you will only be able to upgrade or install one Data directory.

Warning:

If you do not have an existing Domino Server on your system, please select "No" for the option to add data directories only.

Type e to exit the Install program. Press ESC to return to the previous screen.

Press the Spacebar to change the setting until you get the one you want. Press TAD to accept a setting and continue to the next screen.

>>>Do you want to install data directories only? [No ]| ¿Pi New (P) Shell

Figure 2-13 Install Data directories only

Press TAB.

you will need to select the type of server you wish to install: Mail, Utility, or Enterprise. To cycle through the available choices, press the Spacebar until the option you want is displayed. Since we will be using clustering, which is an advanced service available only with Enterprise, we selected Domino Enterprise Server as shown in Figure 2-14 on page 110.

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Domino Server Installation

Select the type of installation you want«

Type h for help«

Type e to exit the Install program« Press ESC to return to the previous screen«

Press the Spacebar to change the setting until you get the one you want« Press TAB to accept a setting and continue to the next screen«

>>> Select Setup type ï [Domino Enterprise Server ]|

Figure 2-14 Type of Domino Server to Install

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The optional installation feature for template files is designed for users who are installing over a previous version of the Domino Server and wish to keep all the previous template files♦ If this is not an installation over an existing Domino Server, all template files must be installed♦

Warning; To ensure proper operation of your Domino Server, we highly recommend installing all template files♦ Only select [No] if you are an advanced user and you know that this server already has the latest template files♦ The Domino Server will not run properly without the latest templates«.

Type h for help«

Type e to exit the Install program« Press ESC to return to the previous screen«

Press the Spacebar to change the setting until you get the one you want« Press TAB to accept a setting and continue to the next screen«

>>>Do you want to install all template files for this Domino Server? [Yes]|

Figure 2-15 Template Selection

A new option with Domino 6 is the ability to install a subset of templates instead of automatically installing every template. In general, however, you want to install all templates in order to take advantage of new features and bug fixes.

If your company has customized any of the templates, you will need to evaluate the changes made in light of the new functionality provided by Domino 6. If the customizations are still required, you will need to apply them after the installation completes. Press TAB to install all templates.

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Domino Server Installation

The option to setup an ASP server refers to the configuration of an Application Service Provider server. This type of server can only be configured after an Enterprise Server installation.

Selecting "Yes" belou will cause the Domino Setup program to configure the server appropriately for ASP functionality. This will add security features not present in a normal configuration, so do not select "Yes" unless an ASP configuration is specifically required for this server.

The default value is "No", which is recommended for performing server upgrades and/or non-ASP installations.

Type e to exit the Install program. Press ESC to return to the previous screen.

Press the Spacebar to change the setting until you get the one you want. Press TAB to accept a setting and continue to the next screen.

>>>Do you want to configure this server with ASP functionality? [No ]|

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Figure 2-16 Configure ASP Functionality Press TAB.

Attention: ASP support is Application Service Provider and has nothing to do with Active Server Pages.

Figure 2-17 Location for the Domino Program Files

With R5, you did not have to install the program files to /opt/lotus, but the server required a /opt/lotus symbolic link in order to function properly. Domino 6 no longer requires the /opt/lotus link, and so Domino 6 can co-exist with R5 (still using /opt/lotus) or with other installations of Domino 6.

Table 2-1 Example of multiple installations

Version of Domino

Program File Installation Path

Domino R5

/opt/lotus

Domino 6

/opt/dom6a/lotus

Domino 6

/opt/dom6b/lotus

Important: If you have Domino R5 installed on a server, then even if the program files are not installed in /opt/lotus, you cannot install Domino 6 to that directory. Doing so would overwrite the symbolic link and the R5 install would no longer function properly.

For our single server, we chose to install only one version of Domino 6 and so pressed TAB to accept the default path.

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You will now be prompted for information on how to install one or more Domino Data Directories,

Please note that the UNIX user and group names asked for will own all of the data directories specified.

The system will own the program files.

Type e to exit the Install program. Press ESC to return to the previous screen Press TAD to continue to the next screen.

Figure 2-18 Explanation of Linux file ownership

Figure 2-18 on page 113 outlines the basic file ownership concept of Domino running on Linux. The user and group you specify will own the data and will be used to launch the server. The file permissions for the program files, however, will be set to root for required access to the system.

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You can run more than one Domino Server on a single computer at a time♦ This feature is called Domino Partitioned Servers, and requires separate Data Directories for each Domino Server to be run+

Type h for help*

Type e to exit the Install program+ Press ESC to return to the previous screen♦

Press the Spacebar to change the setting until you get the one you want* Press TAB to accept a setting and continue to the next screen♦

>>> Do you want to run more than one Domino Server on this computer ? [No ]|

Figure 2-19 Partition Server Option

Figure 2-19 Partition Server Option

While Domino 6 gives you the ability to run different versions of Domino on a single server, you still have the option to partition a server. If you partition the server, multiple instances of Domino will share one set of program files but each installation will have a separate data directory. The new Domino 6 feature that allows multiple installs requires separate program files, as well as separate data directories, for every instance and so requires more diskspace than partitioning. For our server, we choose not to partition it.

Figure 2-20 Location for the Domino Data Directory

Current data directory setting : /local/notesdata

Figure 2-20 Location for the Domino Data Directory

Press TAB to accept the default directory shown in Figure 2-20 on page 114

Figure 2-21 Linux user account for Domino

Since it makes it easier for crackers to break into your system if they can readily guess an account name, you might not wish to use the default username of notes. We opted to name our account itsodom6 since it reflects our group and the version of Domino about which we are writing. Note that simply changing the name of the account does not alone make your installation secure.

To change the account name, press ENTER, type in the user name, press ENTER again, then TAB.

Tip: From KDE, you can switch to the KDE User Manager program, create (or rename) the user account as shown in Figure 2-5 on page 102, then resume the installation. You do not need to abort the install.

Figure 2-22 Linux group for Domino

Enter the name of the group you created earlier. We chose the default - notes.

Figure 2-23 Configuration Complete Press TAB.
Figure 2-24 Perform Installation

Press TAB if you are OK with the configuration.

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Installation settings;

Session Edit View Settings Help

Installation settings;

Installation type ; Domino Enterprise Server

Install template files ; Yes Configure to ASP Server; No

Program directory Data directory UNIX user UNIX group

/opt/lotus /local/notesdata notes notes

Validating,,,

Not checking patches for linux.

Installing Domino Server kits ...

The installation completed successfully.

Please be sure to login as the appropriate UNIX user before running Domino - Do not run as root.

Figure 2-25 Installation Complete

You will be given a chance to review the information entered as shown in Figure 2-25 on page 118. If you entered something incorrectly, press ESC (same as BACK in a GUI) to correct it. When ready, press TAB to install Domino 6. When the installation finishes, you will be returned to the command prompt.

Important: For those of you familiar with R5 or earlier versions of Domino, do not type http httpsetup unless you don't have X-Windows installed. Domino 6 ships with a new Java installation program that can be run locally or remotely.

If you receive an error message, you will need to fix it then re-run the installation from the start. A typical error message involves either incorrectly specifying the user or group, or else failing to create the user or group before beginning the installation. Another common error message is lack of disk space. You can avoid both of these errors by following the steps outlined in the section, "Before you begin - pre installation tasks" on page 98.

Now that you have successfully installed Domino 6, it is time to configure and setup the server. Log out as root and back in under the notes user account so that it, and not root, owns the X-Window session.

2.2.3 Setup

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