Lotus Training Overview|
This course covers all aspects of monitoring and maintaining a Domino Server. Domino’s self-monitoring capabilities have expanded with each revision, the latest being Domino Domain Monitoring added to Domino 8.
With this knowledge you will better understand the recommendations on how to increase server reliability and improve server and database performance.
Lotus Training Learning Objectives
In this course, you will learn how to:
Lotus Training Audience
- Use the Domino Server Log to focus on specific operational areas, adjust various logging levels, apply log filters, and use the Log Analysis tool to identify particular server events over time.
- View statistical counters related to server performance and capacity, collect statistics from multiple servers, chart specific statistics in real time, and chart past statistics to get a sense of emerging trends.
- Use several methods to view database and server activity including the granular server and database activity data provided by the Activity Trends Collector Server, which can be reported as current observations and historical trends.
- Monitor overall server and individual task status and health.
- Define Event Generators to keep watch on many aspects of how Domino is running, and define Event Handlers to respond to the events.
- Configure Domino Domain Monitoring to automate problem analysis and provide possible solutions and corrective actions to quickly resolve issues.
- Start Domino under the Domino Controller and then use the Domino Console to remotely control the server as well as issue operating system shell commands on the remote server computer.
- Configure Domino to automatically restart after a crash and how to collect diagnostic files following a crash in a central repository for further analysis.
- Perform routine maintenance on the server and to recover from database corruption using various database utilities.
- Run server tasks, including database utilities, on a schedule using Program documents.
- Determine which anti-virus and backup software packages are available for Domino.
- Learn how to use the Server.Load utility to stress a server so that you can monitor its performance as you fine tune its settings, optimize applications, balance workload between servers, optimize the Domino Directory, and enable network compression.
- Determine when to upgrade the server hardware and understand which changes affect different aspects of performance.
- Decide when to cluster servers to benefit from automatic failover and load balancing.
- Configure servers to assume specialized roles, such as mail routing or replication hub, mail, directory, remote office, etc.
This course is designed for new Lotus Notes users who can:
This course is part of a series of Domino administration training courses. Follow these paths to master all aspects of administering the Domino Server, Lotus Notes, and other clients:
Courses later in the series assume that you have mastered the content of earlier courses.
This course is designed for network/database administrators who are responsible for supporting Lotus Domino Servers and Notes clients. It assumes that you have:
You will find the course especially rewarding if you have already installed a Domino Server and a handful of Notes clients and have had some experience designing Domino databases.
- extensive experience using Notes 8
- experience using Domino Administrator 8 to manage Domino servers
- mastered the concept and skills covered in Lotus Domino 8 Administration Basics.
Lotus Training Course duration
This course is sold as a 2-day course.
Lotus Training Course outline
Topic 1: Domino Server Logging
Topic 2: Server Statistics
Domino Server Log
Keeping the Domino Server Log file small
Exercise: Domino Server Log
Analyze\Log Document tool
Log Analysis tool
Exercise: Log Analysis tool
Even more logging opportunities
Show Statistic command
Statistics graphical interface
Collect statistics in Monitoring Results
Exercise: Collect statistics and read reports
Configure Domino Administrator to collect statistics
Exercise: Local statistic collection
Realtime statistics chart
Exercise: Realtime statistic chart
Exercise: Historical chart
Windows Performance Monitor
Topic 3: Database and Server Activity
Method 1: Basic database activity
Method 2: Database and user activity in the Domino Server Log
Method 3: Database Catalog
Exercise: Update Database Catalog
Method 4: Activity logging
Exercise: Enable activity logging
Run Analyze\Activity tool
Exercise: Run Analyze\Activity tool
Method 5: Database analysis
Method 6: Activity Trends
Configure Activity Trends
Topic 4: Server Status and Monitoring
Change list of servers to monitor
Save server list to profile
Switch tabs to find details
Two monitoring views
Add tasks to monitor
Add statistics to monitor
Polling time recommendations
Exercise: Server Monitoring
Server Health Monitor
Enable Server Health Monitoring
View health metrics
Recommendations to restore health
Exercise: Server Health Monitoring
Topic 5: Statistics Event Generators and Event Handlers
Example Event Generator and Event Handler
Required server tasks
Event Generators overview
Statistics Event Generators
Event Handlers overview
Event Handler for a specific Event Generator
View logged Events
Topic 6: Non-Statistics Event Generators
Database Event Generator
Exercise: Monitor ACL changes
Exercise: Monitor replication failure
Domino Server Event Generator
Mail Event Generator
Task Status Event Generator
TCP Server Event Generator
Global versus specific Event Handlers
Evolve to type and severity level handlers
Specific Event Handlers
Create Event Handler from Remote Server Console
Create Event Handler from Domino Server Log
Monitoring Configuration Setup Wizards
Topic 7: Domino Domain Monitoring
Review of Event Generator probes
Compatibility and platforms
Key elements of DDM
DDM probe views
Create DDM probe
Exercise: Define DDM probes
Scheduled probes chart
Probe results in the Domino Domain Monitor database
Domino Domain Monitor ACL
Domino Domain Monitor interface
DDM Event document
Automatic Report Closing (Administration Probe subtype)
Exercise: Read DDM events
Manually run a DDM probe
DDM Server Collection Hierarchy
Create a DDM Server Collection Hierarchy
DDM data collection failure
Tivoli Enterprise Console Server settings
Shared modular documents
Topic 8: Domino Controller and Console
Advantages of the Domino Console
Advantages of the Domino Controller
Installation and configuration
Operate the Domino Controller and Console
Issue command to multiple servers
Server access fields
Topic 9: Server Recovery and Diagnostic Collection
Automatic Server Recovery
Configure Automatic Server Recovery and diagnostic collection
Server Fast Restart
Automatic Diagnostic Collection
Interpreting NSD output files
Send diagnostic data to IBM
NSD as a Windows service
Third-party recovery tool
Topic 10: Server and Database Maintenance
Recommended maintenance schedule
FIXUP NOTES.INI options
Corrupt view indexes
UPDALL logging options
Other ways to free disk space
If all else fails
Indirect (.IND) and < files
Exercise: Run FIXUP from a Program document
When server starts agent trigger
Server backup options
What directories to back up
Exit a Server automatically
Restore a deleted document
Topic 11: Performance Measurement and Improvement
Interpret Server.Load results
Option 1: Tune operating system
Option 2: Tune Domino server
Option 3: Tune applications
Option 4: Balance server workload
Option 5: Optimize mail Inbox folders
Option 6: Compress network traffic
Option 7: Upgrade server hardware
Option 8: Cluster servers
Option 9: Dedicate Domino Servers
Option 10: Upgrade clients and network
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