Planning your Domino server deployment

Before you install and set up the first HCL Domino® server, you must plan server and organizational naming and security. If you are adding an additional server to an existing Domino infrastructure, you must have already registered the server and its server ID and password must be available.

About this task

The Domino server installer copies server program files onto the designated machine. Once installation is complete, you'll use the Domino server setup program to configure the server.

Note: For important reference information, see the technote Upgrade Central: Planning your upgrade to Notes and Domino 10.0.x in the related links.
Note: If you plan to run multiple language versions of Domino with Web browsers, install the International English version of the Domino server as the base Domino installation. Next, install other language packs.
Note: Do not unpack installation kit files to the same directory to which you install the installation files. Specify a unique directory path for each set of installation files.

Prior to Domino server install, do the following:


  1. Choose a name for the server.
  2. Identify the function of the server; for example, mail server or application server. The function of the server determines which tasks to enable during configuration.
  3. Decide where to locate the server physically and decide who administers it.
  4. Decide whether the server is part of an existing Domino domain or is the first server in a new Domino domain.
  5. If this is the first server in a Domino domain, do the following:
    1. Install the server program files.
    2. Use the Domino server setup program to set up the server.
    3. Complete network-related setup.
    4. Create organization certifier IDs and organizational unit certifier IDs as required by the hierarchical name scheme.
    5. Distribute certifier IDs to administrators.
    6. Implement Domino security.
  6. If this server is part of an existing Domino domain, do the following:
    1. Use the Domino Administrator to register the server.
    2. Install the server program files on each additional server.
    3. Use the Domino server setup program to set up each additional server.
  7. Perform additional configuration procedures, based on the type of services, tasks, and programs that you want to run on this server.