Installing Domino on Linux

This topic guides you through the steps for installing Domino® interactively on a UNIX™ system. You can install Domino® on a UNIX™ system by following this procedure, or you can perform a silent installation of a local server.

About this task

Note: Ensure that you have installed the Linux OS in the ‘en_US’ locale.

To install a HCL® Domino® server:


  1. Before you install the Domino® server program files on a UNIX system, do the following:
  • Temporarily disable any screen savers and turn off any virus-detection software.
  • Complete any pending reboot actions.
  • Make sure that all other applications are closed.
  1. As the root user, run the install program ./install available in the software package.
Note: This step runs the installation in console mode. Graphical mode is not available.
  1. Read the Welcome screen and click Next.
  2. Read the license agreement, accept the terms, and click Next.
  3. Optional:Choose Install Data Directories Only.
Note: Choose the Data Directories Only option when migrating a single server install to a multiple server install. If you are adding multiple partitions, select the option to install partitioned servers when specifying the corresponding program files directory name. Or, choose this option when you are upgrading only one partition on a multiple-partitioned server.
  1. Choose the program directory and choose whether you are installing partitioned servers. (You can install up to eight partitioned servers.) Click Next.
  2. Specify the data directory in which to copy the software. If you are installing a partitioned server, specify a data directory for each partition.
Note: For partitions, use the Add button to add each of the data directories to the list. If they are not added to the list, they will not be installed.
  1. Specify a UNIX™ username and UNIX™ group name.
  2. Required:If you are installing to a directory other than /opt/hcl/domino, you must create the /opt/hcl/domino soft link.
  3. Choose a server setup option.
Note: The server setup options are not available for servers with multiple partitions.
  1. Select the server type you acquired:
  • Domino Utility Server -- Installs a Domino® server that provides application services only, with support for Domino® clusters. The Domino® Utility Server removes client access license requirements.
    Note: It does not include support for messaging services. See full licensing text for details.
  • Domino Messaging Server -- Installs a Domino® server that provides messaging services. Note that it does not include support for application services or Domino clusters.
  • Domino Enterprise Server -- Installs a Domino® server that provides both messaging and application services, with support for Domino clusters.
  • Customize -- Allows you to select the features you want to install.
    Note: All installation types support Domino® partitioned servers.
  1. Review the summary information and click Next to begin installing files.
    Note: When configuring the Domino server, it's very important to specify the correct and fully qualified host name. Failure to use a fully qualified host name correctly may cause the Web SSO Configuration to fail. During Domino startup, verify that the dns domain is correct. If you see failed to load SSO error during Domino startup, the dns domain is incorrect in the Web SSO LTPA document.
  2. Click Finish to complete the install program.

    For more information on installing HCL Domion 11.0, refer to the HCL Domino product documentation.

    See, Installing Domino on Unix.

What to do next

Configuring Domino for Sametime