This course explains the benefits of upgrading to Notes and Domino 7 and describes how to plan for and upgrade an existing installation to Domino 7. You will learn the proper sequence to install the software and update the databases to avoid problems and service disruptions.
This course thoroughly explores the many new features that make it easier to monitor and control Domino servers and Notes clients.
Lotus Training Learning Objectives
After you complete this course, you will be able to
Note: This course only touches on Domino’s ability to use DB2 as its data store, Domino Access Views, and Query Views. Take DB2 for Domino 7 Administrators and Developers course for detailed instruction on these topics.
- List the proper sequence of steps to install and configure Domino 7 over an existing installation and how to immediately take advantage of the Domino 7 performance gains.
- List the platforms initially supported by Domino 7 and those that will be supported in point releases.
- Explain how Domino 7 utilizes DB2 as a second database engine.
- Describe how the usability and performance of Domino Web Access have been vastly improved.
- Upgrade users to Notes 7 using the improved Smart Upgrade feature.
- Control Mail preferences using policies and lock down most Notes settings to prevent them from being changed by users.
- Configure Domino 7 to use a private blacklist as well as both public and private whitelists and understand how Notes mail rules can act on messages coming from blacklist or whitelist domains.
- Configure Domino to insert message disclaimers into outbound Internet messages.
- Archive mail using the improved user interface.
- Explain how the new Rooms and Resources Manager server task all but eliminates resource overbooking.
- Describe the new ways in which room and resource reservations are made and how to give resource owners more control over their assets.
- Configure the nine types of probes that are included with the new Domino Domain Monitoring feature and learn how to use the reports to understand why a particular problem occurred and how you can solve the problem.
- Quickly implement the new capabilities of Server Recovery and Diagnostic Collection to better react to crashed systems.
- Describe how the addition of three new Event Handler actions and the improvement of an existing action give you greater power to automatically reconfigure Domino in response to events.
Lotus Training Audience
This course is designed for experienced Notes and Domino 6.5 administrators who plan to upgrade their environment to Notes and Domino 7.
You will find the course especially rewarding if you have already installed a Domino 7 server and a handful of Notes 7 clients and bring your questions to class.
To learn more about:
If you missed the Notes/Domino 5 to 6.x upgrade, we have these courses to prepare you for the Notes/Domino 6.5 to 7 upgrade courses:
- upgrading applications to run under Domino 7 using Domino Designer 7, take the Domino 6.5 to 7 Developer Update course
- upgrading to Notes 7 (users), take the Lotus Notes 6.5 to 7 User Update course.
- Lotus Domino 6.5 Developer Update
- Lotus Domino 6.5 Administrator Update
- Update to Notes 6.5
If you are new to Notes and Domino 7, this is not the right course for you to take, as it assumes significant prior knowledge of Notes and Domino 6.5. You should, instead, participate in a series of Domino administration training courses. Follow these paths to master all aspects of the Domino 7 server, Domino Administrator 7, and the administration of Lotus Notes 7 clients:
Courses later in the series assume that you have mastered the content of earlier courses.
Lotus Training Course duration
This course is designed as a half-day seminar/lecture and demonstration course, but can be lengthened and modified to include hands-on activities.
Lotus Training Course outline
1 Upgrade Planning
Why Upgrade to Domino 7?
2 Notes Upgrade and Administration
Domino platform support
DB2 database integration
Domino Web Access
Sametime 7 server
Java-based installer under Windows
Notes platform support
Smart Upgrade Kit detachment
Smart Upgrade Governor
SUCACHE Server Console commands
Smart Upgrade failover
Smart Upgrade Tracking reports
Smart Upgrade debugging
Notes Application plug-in
Mail preferences policy setting
Lock down policy settings
Custom password policy
Revert user renaming
Roaming User Upgrade prompt
3 Mail and Calendar Administration
Private Blacklist and Whitelists
Blacklist/whitelist processing order
Configure blacklists and whitelists
Blacklist desired actions
Whitelist desired actions
Two new conditions
New rule action
New Server Mail Rule conditions and action for administrators
Message disclaimer basics
Two conditions for message disclaimers to be added
Define message disclaimer text and have Notes add it
Message disclaimers added by Mail Router
Domino Web Access message disclaimers
Archive Settings policy
Rooms and Resources
Rooms and Resources Manager server task
Site: Automatic reminder notices
Resource: Limit advanced reservations
Clusters and multiple Resource Reservation databases
4 Server Monitoring
Domino Domain Monitoring
Review of Event Generators and Handlers
Objectives of the DDM system
Key elements of DDM
Define DDM Probes
Open the Domino Domain Monitor database
Domino Domain Monitor interface ACL
Domino Domain Monitor interface
DDM Event document
DDM Server Collection Hierarchy
Tivoli Enterprise Console server settings
Server Recovery and Diagnostic Collection
Diagnostic Collection for Domino servers
Diagnostic Collection for Notes clients
Other Server Monitoring Changes
Tivoli Advanced Monitoring
Server Console Message ID and Severity
Event Handler actions