Planning the deployment of the new release

Depending on the size of your organization and the number of Domino servers involved, an organization upgrade schedule may range from a few hours to a few weeks or months.

An organization with a small number of users and a handful of Domino servers can easily be upgraded in a single day and even in a matter of hours. However, an enterprise with hundreds of thousands of users in multiple domains on hundreds of Domino servers located throughout the world will implement an upgrade plan that spans several months. Fortunately, one of the great strengths of Domino and Notes is that it maintains a strong interoperability story between releases that makes this possible.

The number of ways to deploy a Domino and Notes upgrade is almost limitless. In this section, we provide a few examples of approaches to consider using in your own deployments plans. Adapt these as needed to your circumstances.

To take advantage of all new features and fixes, keeping as close to the current release of Domino and Notes as possible, including Fix Pack (FP) releases, is recommended.