R5IMAP Initialization workload

The R5IMAP Initialization workload creates and populates the IMAP mail file with SMTP messages, initializes the mail file, and then converts it to IMAP.


  1. Make sure that you have already set up clients and servers for Server.Load.
  2. Run the Create NotesBench Mail Person Documents agent to create the desired number of Person documents in the Domino® Directory. When prompted, set these variables:
    Table 1. Variables for agent



    Message storage format

    2 (MIME)

    Mail system

    6 (POP3/IMAP)

  3. From the Domino® Administrator client, start Server.Load.
  4. In the Test Type field, choose Built-In, and then choose R5 IMAP Initialization Workload from the list.
  5. Click the Script Variables tab, and enter these values:
    Table 2. Script Variables tab




    Enter the canonical name of the mail server -- for example, CN=MailServer1/O=Renovations.


    Enter the name of the mail file template -- for example, MAIL85.NTF if the release is Domino® 8.5.


    Enter the directory used to store mail files, relative to the data directory.


    Enter the size of the body of the message. Recommended value is 10000.


    Enter the number of characters per line. Recommended value is 80.


    Enter the name of the domain containing the intended recipients -- for example, renovations.com.


    Enter the fully qualified domain name of the Domino® server that is running the SMTP Listener task -- for example, server1.renovations.com


    Enter the fully qualified domain name of the client -- for example, client1.renovations.com


    Enter the number of documents to populate the mail file when it is created. Recommended value is 100.

  6. Start the IMAP task on the server.
  7. In the Build Recipient List using Name and Address Book field, enter the name of the SUT and its Domino® Directory in the format servername/org!!dominodirectory.NSF -- for example, Server1/Renovations!!NAMES.NSF.
  8. Verify that the client and server experience no errors while creating mail files. If a mail file has not been created, the test script creates the mail file during the first test iteration, but this adds overhead on the server back end. As a rule, CPU on the client and SUT should not exceed 75%, and the percentage of Disk Time on the Domino® Server Data directory should not be a factor.
  9. Click the Test Parameters tab. If you are running the test on multiple clients, increment the value of the Starting Thread No. parameter when you run the test on each client.
  10. Optional: Click the Stop Conditions tab to set a stop condition.
  11. Click Execute.
  12. Optional: Select metrics to monitor.
  13. Optional: In the Server to receive console commands field, enter the name of the SUT.
  14. Click Start Test.
  15. Verify that the correct number of test mail files were created in the data directory. Each mail file is named MAILn.NSF, where n is a number.
  16. Complete the procedure to run the R5IMAP workload.