Setting up HCL Nomad in the cloud

Follow these steps to set up HCL Nomad if you use IBM SmartCloud® Notes® for mail.

Before you begin

  • Make sure you meet the Requirements.
  • Make a note of your mail server name, which you need to complete this procedure. To determine your mail server name, for example, Mail2/Renovations, open your SmartCloud location document from your HCL Notes® client.


  1. Download and install HCL Nomad.
    • Install Nomad for Android from the Google Playstore.
    • Install Nomad for iOS from the Apple App Store.
  2. Copy your Notes® ID file to your device.
    Tip: See whether your ID file is in a vault: from the Notes® client, click File > Security > User Security. You see the following text in the Security Basics tab when your ID is in a vault: This ID file has been backed up into vaultxxxx. If you don't see this text, make a local copy of the ID on your device.
    To make a local copy of your Notes ID on an iPad:
    1. Install iTunes on your Mac or PC if not already installed. (iTunes for Windows is available from the Microsoft Store.)
    2. Copy your ID file to your Mac or PC.
    3. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC.
    4. Connect your Mac or PC to your iPad. If PC, use an adapter that allows you to connect.
    5. When prompted, allow the Mac or PC to access the iPad, and vice versa.
    6. From your Mac or PC, select the iPad icon:
      ipad icon
    7. In the Settings menu, click File Sharing.
      File Sharing option in the Settings menu
    8. Select Nomad and click Add.
    9. Browse for your Notes ID file and add it.

    To make a local copy of your Notes ID on an Android device, follow instructions from the manufacturer on how to transfer a file. Some examples are email, Google Drive, or USB transfer.

  3. Open Nomad on your device.
  4. Complete the Client Configuration page that opens and then click Next:
    1. In the Your name field, enter the name associated with your Notes® ID, for example, Samantha Daryn.
    2. In the Domino server name field, enter your Domino® mail server, for example, Mail2/Renovations.
  5. Read the Terms and Conditions and click Agree.
  6. If prompted to enter a server address, enter the DNS name for your mail server. The DNS name is one of the following, depending on your geographic location:
    Geographic locationDNS server name
    North America
  7. Browse and select a local copy of the ID file that you copied to your device and provide the password. Click Next.
  8. Wait for the configuration to complete and the Home page to open.