Updating the configuration of existing IBM i Domino servers

Ensure your existing Domino® servers are correctly bound to the specific fully qualified host names that you have assigned to them. This will prevent them from conflicting with your Sametime® Community Server. If necessary, you will modify the existing Domino server settings to enable partitioning and specify a unique fully qualified host name.

About this task

Even if you changed your server's fully qualified host name by modifying the server's notes.ini file, the change may not have occurred in the server document. This procedure updates both the server document and the notes.ini file.


  1. Ensure you are assigned *SECADM or higher user account with All object access (*ALLOBJ), System configuration (*IOSYSCFG), and Job control (*JOBCTL) rights.
  2. Stop the Domino server, if it is active, by typing the following command and pressing Enter: ENDDOMSVR DOM1

    where DOM1 is the name of the Domino server.

    Note: Ending the Domino server may take a few minutes.
  3. Change the Domino server settings by typing the following command and pressing F4: CHGDOMSVR DOM1

    where DOM1 is the name of the Domino server.

  4. In the Advanced services field, you should see *PARTITION or *ALL. If neither value is specified, then specify *PARTITION.
  5. In the Internet Address field, enter the fully qualified host name for this Domino server.
  6. Press Enter.

    If the changes to the server settings were successful, the following message is displayed: Command CHGDOMSVR ended successfully.

  7. Restart the Domino server by typing the following commands and pressing Enter: STRDOMSVR DOM1

    Where DOM1 is the name of the Domino server.

    Note: Starting the Domino server may take a few minutes.
  8. Using a Domino Administrator Client, edit the server settings in the Server Document so that the Domino HTTP server binds to the specific host name.
    1. Select the Configuration tab.
    2. In the navigation pane, click Server and select All Server Documents.
    3. Open the server document for the Domino server and click the Edit Server button.
    4. Select the Internet Protocols tab, and then select the HTTP tab.
    5. In the Host name(s) field, verify the DNS name for the TCP/IP address that you specified in the Change Domino Server command.
    6. In the Bind to host name field, select Enabled.
    7. Select the Ports tab, then select the Internet Ports tab, then select the Web tab.
    8. Verify in the HTTP settings that the TCP/IP port has a port number specified. The default port number is 80.
    9. Click Save and Close.
  9. Stop and restart the Domino server.
  10. When the Domino server has restarted, access it through a Notes® client or a web browser to make sure it is still accessible using TCP/IP.