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Lotus Domino R5 Administration Basics
Lotus Training Overview

During this course you will install and configure the Domino Server and Domino Administrator. When you finish the course, the Server will be ready to service Notes clients.

This course emphasizes security and replication--two primary features of the Domino Server.

This is an intensely practical course, offering significant hands-on experience with the Domino Server and Domino Administrator software.

Lotus Training Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • install, set up, and configure the Domino Server and Domino Administrator
  • use Domino Administrator to monitor the status of Domino Servers
  • extend your organization using Organizational Unit Certifiers
  • cross certify other organizations to use your Domino Server
  • understand and configure server and database security
  • use groups to manage server and database security access lists
  • configure the Administration Process to automate administrator tasks
  • replicate databases and schedule automated replication between Domino Servers
  • maintain Domino databases and servers and configure them for optimum performance.
Lotus Training Audience

This course is part of a series of courses. Follow these paths to master all aspects of the Domino Server, Domino Administrator, and the administration of Lotus Notes and browser clients:

Courses later in the series assume that you have mastered the content of earlier courses.

This course is designed for LAN administrators who are responsible for supporting Lotus Domino Servers and Notes Clients and who:

  • have never administered a Domino Server
  • are proficient Notes R5 users
You will find this course most useful if prior to this course you have:

  • studied the principles and operation of personal computer networking using TCP/IP in LAN and WAN environments
  • installed and supported the operating systems used in this course (Windows NT/95) as well as applications used by those systems
  • installed, administered, and supported network operating system server and workstation software.
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 Notes databases.

Lotus Training Course duration

5 days

Lotus Training Course design

This course balances lecture with hands-on exercises. The procedures in this course are clearly outlined in step-by-step tables.

Lotus Training Course outline

Topic 1: Domino Servers on the Network
Domino on the network
Domino Server services
Domino Server platforms and scalability
OS licensing requirements
Hardware requirements
Example platform performance
Domino Server licenses
Notes client licenses
Notes client communication protocols
Web browsers
File server
What Domino is NOT
Sharing server resources
Running Notes client on a Domino Server

Topic 2: Domino Server Installation
Pre-installation: OS optimization
Pre-installation: ODBC/RDBMS drivers
Pre-installation: Network connectivity
Pre-installation: File system security
CD versions
Installing from a network drive
Install software
Name/Partitioned Server dialog box
Data directory
Server choice
Customize installation
Program Folder
Reboot server
Exercise: Server install
Silent install
QMR/QMU updates

Topic 3: Setup Pre-Planning
To Centralize or Distribute?
Domino Domain
Multiple Domino Domains
Notes Networks
Organization structure
Domino Server names
Exercise: Setup Pre-Planning

Topic 4: Set Up First Server
Common administration
Exercise: Server Set Up
Start Setup
Step 1: Server choice
Step 2: Setup Method
Step 3: Server Audience
Step 4: Administrative Settings
Step 4: Finish
ID files created by Setup
Contents of Server and User IDs

Topic 5: Start Server
Start the Domino Server
Exercise: Start the Domino Server
Server tasks
Turn off unnecessary Server tasks
Other ways to start tasks
Configure Domino to run as NT Service
Remote access
Rename ID files

Topic 6: Domino Administrator Setup
Minimum hardware requirements
Operating system
Connection requirements
Install software
Name/Shared Installation Server dialog box
Data directory
Client choice
Customize installation
Program Folder
Reboot client
Exercise: Domino Administrator installation and Setup

Topic 7: Quick Tour of Domino Administrator
Start Domino Administrator
User interface
Sequence to use Domino Administrator
Get Help
Exercise: Domino Administrator interface
Domain Bookmark Folder
Server Console
Useful console commands
Downing a Server
Remote Server console
Starting Administrator to "Local"
Running pieces of Administrator

Topic 8: Server Configuration Documents
Directory Profile
Console command to edit the NOTES.INI
Server Configuration
Server Configuration document
Exercise: Server Configuration document
Multiple Server Configuration documents

Topic 9: Basic Server Monitoring
Server Status
Exercise: Server status
Multiple server monitoring
Two monitoring views
Add servers to monitor
Add tasks to monitor
Monitoring preferences
Polling time recommendations
Exercise: Server Monitoring

Topic 10: Server Statistics
Server statistics
Configuration information
Performance statistics
Memory statistics
Disk statistics
Network statistics
Reset statistics
Statistics graphical interface
Exercise: Statistics
Statistics monitoring
Statistics Reports Database
Exercise: Set Collection Interval
Statistics Reports
NT Performance Monitor
Platform statistics

Topic 11: Event Notification
Event server task
Event Notification for Statistics
Method 1: Event Notification for Statistics
Method 2: Event Notification for Statistics
Recommended Replication threshold
Event Notification for server events
TCP/IP server probe
Probe example
Event Notification for Probes
Exercise: TCP/IP Probe and Event Notification

Topic 12: Server Logging
View the Notes Log
Logging levels
Keeping the Notes Log file small
Exercise: Server Log
Notes Log analysis

Topic 13: Database Tools
"Inside" Tools
"Outside" Tools
Files Function Tab
Files display preferences
Folder tools
Database tools
Database rollout
Exercise: Database tools

Topic 14: Database Size Management
Database quotas
Database size logging
Database white space
Database Catalog
Exercise: Database Catalog
Monitor database whitespace and inactivity

Topic 15: Domain Search
Full Text Search versus Domain Search
Full text index settings
Configuration Overview
Database Catalog versus Domain Catalog
Domain Catalog
Catalog replication
Configuration Procedures
Procedure 1: Enable Domain Catalog and Indexer server t
Procedure 2: Include Domino databases in index
Procedure 3: Include other files in index
Procedure 4: Restart server
Notes Client configuration
Search using Notes Client
Search using Browser
Exercise: Domain Search
Domain Search and security
Design considerations
Domain Search and the Inxight Summarizer
Delete Domain Index
Indexer tuning
Other search products

Topic 16: Security Overview
Security model
General observations
Levels of effort
Lock server console
Basic network security
Port access lists
Linked directories
Network data encryption
"Firewall network"
Small shop solutions
Domino Firewall Domain

Topic 17: User Authentication and Names
Authentication process
Anonymous users
Distinguished Names
"Authenticated Name" for Notes users
"Authenticated Name" for browser users
Alternate name
Domino Administrator Responsibilities
Developer responsibilities
Increasing authentication security

Topic 18: Expand the Organization
Hierarchy of Certifiers
Advantages of Organizational Units
Disadvantages of Organizational Units
Register users with Organization Certifier
Create OU Certifier from O Certifier
Create OU Certifier from OU Certifier
Prepare to be a Certificate Authority
Administration Server
Registration Server
Certification Log
Exercise: Create Organizational Unit Certifier
Mail-In Database for Certification Requests
Certifier security
Add multiple passwords to Certifier ID

Topic 19: Cross Certification
Failure to authenticate
User experience
Three methods to cross certify
Method 1: On demand cross certification
Method 2: Verbally cross certify key
Method 3: Safe ID copy cross certification
Server-to-Server cross certification
Exercise: Server-to-Server cross certification using S
Organization-to-organization cross certification
Exercise: Organization-to-organization cross certifica
Picking the right OU level to cross certify
Exercise: Cross certify Instructor's Organization
User access to extra-Domain Servers

Topic 20: Group Administration
Group member lists
Standard groups
Create Group document
Exercise: Create groups
Group views
Find Group Member
Manage Groups
Rename group
Delete group
Organization wildcards
Group synchronization with NT User Directory

Topic 21: Server Security
Domino Directory administration
Security tab
Recommended Server access practices
Exercise: Limiting access

Topic 22: Database Security
Access Control List
ACL Entries
Add users to the ACL
Acceptable ACL Entries
Standard settings
User Type
Conflicting access
Explicit versus derived access
Maximum Internet name & password access
Special rights
Create and assign a role
Exercise: Define ACL and roles
Set Administration Server
Enforce local security
Manage the ACL with Domino Administrator
Copy and Paste ACLs
Server and Domain-wide ACL management
Exercise: Database Catalog
System database ACLs
Monitor ACL changes
Exercise: ACL Change Monitor
Encrypt Server databases

Topic 23: Administrator Access
Who can be an administrator
Domino Administrator and security
Centralized versus delegated control
Web Administrator
Web Administrator security
Start Web Administrator

Topic 24: Administration Process
Administration Process workflow
Major areas of work
Security requirements
Configure AdminP
Administration Requests database
One Administrative Server or many?
When tasks are performed
Server console commands
Domino Administrator interface
Exercise: AdminP in action

Topic 25: Adding Servers to the Domain
Server registration overview
Administrative requirements to register Server
Server name guidelines
Server registration
Exercise: Strip server
Exercise: Register Server
Additional Server setup
Protocol access
Server security requirements
Server Setup application
Exercise: Run Setup on Server
Exercise: Register new administrator
Exercise: Reconfigure Notes/Domino Administrator

Topic 26: Replication Fundamentals
What replication is NOT
What replication IS
Cluster Replication
Why replicate databases
Database Replica ID
Document Universal Note ID
Add documents
Field modification record
Single source field update
Dual source field update
Document deletion
Design/ACL replication
What is NOT replicated

Topic 27: Create a Replica Database
Prepare source of replica
Only one replica on a Server
Create one replica copy
Exercise: Create one replica copy
Create replica using AdminP
Transporting large replicas

Topic 28: Replicate Databases
Force replication
Exercise: Replicate from the Client
Replicate from the Server console
Exercise: Replicate from the Server console
Replicate via Domino Administrator
Verify replication
Replication statistics
Exercise: Replication results

Topic 29: Fine Tune Replication
General perspective
Sequence of conditions
Connection document
ACL settings
Differential access via ACL
Document Reader access list
Replication Settings: Space Savers
Replication Settings: Send
Replication Settings: Other
Replication Settings: Advanced
Exercise: Selective Replication

Topic 30: Scheduled Replication
Replication topology
How often should you replicate?
Replication Type
Scheduling guidelines
Deterministic replication
Example Topology
Example schedule

Topic 31: Replication Connections
Connection documents
Connection topology
Create Connection document
Exercise: Connection documents
Multiple Replicator tasks

Topic 32: Troubleshoot Replication
Replication History and cutoff dates
Clear the replication dates
Deletion stub purge
Replication conflict handling
Replication conflicts in Domino Directory
Preventing conflicts
Phantom documents
General troubleshooting
Enforce consistent ACL
Notes Log
Replication logging
Note ID
Connection trace
Replication Monitor
Other tools

Topic 33: Server and Database Maintenance
Recommended maintenance schedule
Database utilities
Corrupt documents
Fixup NOTES.INI options
Corrupt view indexes
Updall logging options
If all else fails
Program documents
Exercise: Run Fixup from a Program document
System-level maintenance
Anti-Virus software
Server backup options
Backup directories
Open files
Down a server automatically
Backup frequency
Restore a document

Topic 34: Server and Database Performance

Option 1: Fine tune the server
Option 2: Fine tune applications
Advanced database properties
Option 3: Optimize the Domino Directory
Option 4: Upgrade hardware
Option 5: Cluster servers
Option 6: Dedicate Domino servers

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