Roadmap for deploying Domino® servers

Use this as a tool when planning how to integrate HCL Domino® into your existing environment.

About this task

After planning is complete, you can begin to install and set up Domino® servers and the Domino® Administrator client and build the Domino® environment.


  1. Determine your company's server needs. Decide where to locate each server physically, taking into consideration local and wide-area networks and the function of each server.
  2. Develop a hierarchical name scheme that includes organization and organizational unit names.
  3. Decide whether you need more than one Domino® domain.
  4. Understand how server name format affects network name-to-address resolution for servers. Ensure that the DNS records for your company are the correct type for the server names.
  5. Determine which server services to enable.
  6. Determine which certificate authority to use.
  7. Install and set up the first Domino® server.
  8. Install and set up the Domino® Administrator client on the administrator's machine. The Domino® Administrator client is available in the HCL Notes® Allclient install kit for the Windows platform only.
  9. Complete network-related server setup.
  10. If the Domino® server is offering Internet services, set up Internet site documents. There are some instances where Internet Site documents are required.
  11. Specify administration preferences.
  12. Create additional certifier IDs to support the hierarchical name scheme.
  13. Set up recovery information for the certifier IDs.
  14. Add the administrator's ID to the recovery information for the certifier IDs and then distribute the certifier IDs, as necessary, to other administrators.
  15. Register additional servers.
  16. If you did not choose to do so during first server setup, create a group in the Domino® Directory for all administrators, and give this group Manager access to all databases on the first server.
  17. Install and set up additional servers.
  18. Complete network-related server setup for each additional server.
  19. Build the Domino® environment.