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Lotus Domino 6 Administration Basics
Lotus Training Overview

During this course you will install and configure the Lotus Domino Server and Domino Administrator. When you finish the course, the Server will be ready to serve Domino applications to Notes clients.

This course emphasizes security, replication, and management--three primary strengths of the Domino Server.

This is an intensely practical course, offering significant hands-on experience with the Domino Server and Domino Administrator software.

Lotus Training Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Install, set up, and configure the Domino Server and Domino Administrator
  • Use Domino Administrator to monitor the status of Domino Servers
  • Configure server statistics, probes, events, and logging
  • Extend your organization using Organizational Unit Certifiers
  • Cross certify other organizations to use your Domino Server
  • Understand and configure server and database security
  • Use groups to manage server and database security access lists
  • Configure the Administration Process to automate administrator tasks
  • Configure the Certificate Authority Process to delegate registration without giving physical access to Certifier ID files
  • Replicate databases and schedule automated replication between Domino Servers
  • Configure a Remote Primary Directory Server to provide centralized directory services
  • Maintain Domino databases and servers and configure them for optimum performance.
Lotus Training Audience

This course is part of a series of Domino administration training courses. Follow these paths to master all aspects of the Domino Server, Domino Administrator, and the administration of Lotus Notes and browser clients:

Courses later in the series assume that you have mastered the content of earlier courses.

This course is designed for LAN administrators who are responsible for supporting Lotus Domino Servers and Notes Clients and who:

have never administered a Domino Server
are proficient Notes 6 users.

You will find this course most useful if prior to this course you have:

studied the principles and operation of personal computer networking using TCP/IP in LAN and WAN environments
installed and supported the operating systems used in this course (Windows 2000 Server and Professional) as well as applications used by those systems
installed, administered, and supported network operating system server and workstation software.

You will find the course especially rewarding if you have already installed a Domino Server and a handful of Notes Clients and have had some experience designing Domino databases.

Lotus Training Course duration

5 days

Lotus Training Course outline

Topic 1: Domino Servers on the Network
Domino on the network
Domino Server services
Domino Server platforms and scalability
OS licensing requirements
Hardware requirements
Example platform performance
How to interpret results
Domino Server licenses
Notes client licenses
Notes client communication protocols
Web browsers
File server
What Domino is NOT
Sharing Server resources
Running Notes client on a Domino Server

Topic 2: Install Domino Server
Pre-installation: OS optimization
Pre-installation: ODBC/RDBMS drivers
Pre-installation: Network connectivity
Pre-installation: File system security
CD versions
Installing from a network drive
Install software
Name/Partitioned Server dialog box
Data/executable directories
Server choice
Customize installation
Program folder
Reboot server
Exercise: Server install
Silent install
QMR/QMU updates

Topic 3: Setup Pre-Planning
To centralize or distribute?
Domino Domain
Multiple Domino Domains
Notes Networks
Organization structure
Domino Server names
Exercise: Setup pre-planning

Topic 4: Set Up First Server
Common configuration and administration
Exercise: Server Setup
Start Setup
Step 1: Server choice
Step 2: Server name and title
Step 3A: Organization Certifier
Step 3B: Organizational unit certifier
Step 4: Domain name
Step 5: Administrator name and password
Step 6A: Server tasks
Step 6B: Customize Server tasks
Step 7B: Network settings
Step 7B: Customize protocols and host name
Step 8: Review
ID files created by Setup
Contents of Server and User IDs

Topic 5: Start Server
Start the Domino Server
Exercise: Start the Domino Server
Server tasks
Turn off unnecessary Server tasks
Other ways to start tasks
Configure Domino to run as a Windows Service
Exercise: Rename ID files

Topic 6: Install and Configure Domino Administrator
Minimum platform requirements
Requirements for Windows directory sync
Connection requirements
Install Domino Administrator software
Name/Shared Installation Server dialog box
Data directory
Client choice
Customize installation
Program folder
Reboot client
Exercise: Install and configure Domino Administrator

Topic 7: Quick Tour of Domino Administrator
Start Domino Administrator
Startup page
User interface
Sequence to use Domino Administrator
Get Administrator Help
Directory Profile
Exercise: Domino Administrator interface
Administration Preferences
Web Administrator
Domino Console

Topic 8: Server Configuration Documents
Console command to edit the NOTES.INI
Server Configuration
Server Configuration document
Exercise: Server Configuration document
Multiple Server Configuration documents

Topic 9: Server Console
Server Console
Useful Console commands
Downing a Server
Remote Server Console
Server Console properties
Server Console filters
Remote Console properties
Remote Server Console display stop trigger
Customize the Send button
Customize the Command button
Start Domino Administrator to "Local"
Running pieces of Administrator

Topic 10: Server Logging
View the Domino Server Log
Log filters
Logging levels
Keeping the Domino Server Log file small
Exercise: Server Log
View Log document
Domino Server Log analysis
Exercise: Log Analysis

Topic 11: Server Monitoring
Server Status
Exercise: Server status
Server Monitoring
Start Monitoring
Change list of Servers to monitor
Save list to Profile
Start Monitoring
Two monitoring views
Add tasks to monitor
Monitoring preferences
Polling time recommendations
Exercise: Server Monitoring

Topic 12: Server Statistics
Server statistics
Configuration information
Performance statistics
Memory statistics
Disk statistics
Network statistics
Reset statistics
Statistics graphical interface
Exercise: Statistics
Statistics monitoring
Statistics Reports database
Exercise: Set collection interval
Statistics Reports

Topic 13: Performance Charting
Realtime statistics chart
Chart options
Historical chart
Platform statistics
Platform statistics from the Console
Platform statistics from Domino Administrator
Windows Performance Monitor

Topic 14: Event Generators and Handlers
Event Generators overview
Event Handlers overview
Event Generator: Statistics
Recommended replication threshold
Event Handler: Statistics
Event Generator: Database
Event Generator: Domino Server Response
Event Generator: Mail Routing
Event Generator: Task Status
Event Generator: TCP Server Response
Exercise: TCP/IP Probe and Event Notification
Event Generator: Server and Add-In Tasks
Event Handler: Server and Add-In Tasks
Create Server and Add-In Tasks from log

Topic 15: Database Tools
"Internal" tools
"External" tools
Files function tab
Files display preferences
Folder tools
Database tools
Database white space
Database white space and inactivity Event Generators
Database quotas
Finding quota violations
Other ways to free disk space
Database rollout
Exercise: Database tools

Topic 16: Activity Analysis
Database activity
Database Catalog
Exercise: Database Catalog
Basic server usage logging
Detailed server activity logging
Enable detailed server Activity Logging
Analyze\Activity tool
Database analysis

Topic 17: Security Overview
Security model
General observations
Levels of effort
Lock server console
Basic network security
Port access lists
Directory Folders
Create Directory Folder
Directory Folder caveats
Network data encryption
"Firewall network"
Small shop solutions
Domino firewall domain

Topic 18: User Authentication and Names
Authentication process
Failure to authenticate
Exercise: Failure to authenticate
Anonymous users
Distinguished names
"Authenticated name" for Notes users
"Authenticated name" for browser users
Alternate name
Domino Administrator responsibilities
Developer responsibilities
Increasing authentication security
Advanced topics in authentication

Topic 19: Expand the Organization
Hierarchy of Certifiers
Advantages of Organizational Units
Disadvantages of Organizational Units
Register users with Organization Certifier
Create OU Certifier from Organization Certifier
Create OU Certifier from OU Certifier
Prepare to be a Certificate Authority
Step 1: Identify Administration Server
Step 2: Identify Registration Server
Step 3: Create Certification Log database
Exercise: Create Organizational Unit Certifier
Exercise: Register user under OU
Step 5: Create Mail-In Database for Certification Requests
Certifier security
Add multiple passwords to Certifier ID

Topic 20: Cross Certification
Three methods to cross certify
Method 1: On-demand cross certification
Method 2: Verbally cross certify key
Method 3: Safe ID copy cross certification
Server-to-Server cross certification
Exercise: Server-to-Server cross certification using Safe Copy
Organization-to-Organization cross certification
Exercise: Organization-to-Organization cross certification
Picking the right OU level to cross certify
Exercise: Cross certify Instructor's Organization
User access to extra-Domain Servers

Topic 21: Group Administration
Group member lists
Standard groups
Create Group document
Exercise: Create groups
Group views
Find Group Member
Manage Groups
Rename Group
Delete Group
Organizational wildcards

Topic 22: Server Access Lists
Domino Directory administration
Security tab
Recommended Server Access practices
Exercise: Limiting access
Server access for browsers

Topic 23: Database Security
Access Control List
ACL Entries
Add users to the ACL
Acceptable ACL Entries
Standard settings
User Type
Conflicting/overlapping access
Explicit versus Effective Access
Maximum Internet name & password access
Access privileges
Create and assign a role
Exercise: Define ACL and roles
Set Administration Server
Enforce local security
Manage the ACL with Domino Administrator
Copy and Paste ACLs
Server and Domain-wide ACL management
Exercise: Database Catalog
System database ACLs
Exercise: Monitor ACL changes
Encrypt Server databases
Exercise: Encrypt Server database

Topic 24: Administration Process
Administration Process workflow
Major areas of work
Security requirements
Configure AdminP
Administration Server setting guidelines
Administration Requests database
The views you need to pay particular attention to are:
One Administrative Server or many?
Extended Administration Server
When tasks are performed
Server console commands
Domino Administrator Tell Task tool
Exercise: AdminP in action

Topic 25: Administrator Rights
General user access to the Server
What being listed as an "administrator" gets you
Administrator use of Domino Administrator
Full Access Administrator mode
Domino Console Server access fields
Administrator access to the Domino Directory
Administrator access to system databases
OU Administrators
Extended ACL
Enable xACL
Define the xACL

Topic 26: Certificate Authority Process
Certifier ID source
Configuration steps
Step 1: Add languages and password recovery to the Certifier ID
Step 2: Migrate the Organization Certifier ID to the CA Process
Step 3: Unlock or activate the Certifier
Step 4: Use the CA Process
Step 5: Migrate any OU Certifier IDs to CA Process
Step 6: Add or delete CAs or RAs
Issued certificate list database
Certificate Revocation Lists

Topic 27: Adding Servers to the Domain
Step 1: Register Server
Administrative requirements to register Server
Server name guidelines
Additional Server registration
Exercise: Remove Server configuration
Exercise: Register additional Server
Step 2: Run the Server Setup program
Protocol access
Server security requirements
Server Setup application
Exercise: Server Setup on Additional Server
Exercise: Register new administrator
Exercise: Reconfigure Notes/Domino Administrator

Topic 28: Replication Fundamentals
What replication is NOT
What replication IS
Cluster Replication
Why replicate databases
Database Replica ID
Document Universal Note ID
Add documents
Field modification record
Single source field update
Dual source field update
Document deletion
Design/ACL replication
What is NOT replicated

Topic 29: Create a Replica Database
Prepare source of replica
Only one replica on a Server
Immediately create one replica copy
Exercise: Create one replica copy
Create replica using AdminP
Transporting large replicas

Topic 30: Replicate Databases
Force replication
Exercise: Replicate from the client
Replicate from the Server Console
Exercise: Replicate from the Server Console
Replicate via Domino Administrator
Verify replication
Replication statistics
Exercise: Replication results

Topic 31: Replication Settings
General perspective
Sequence of conditions
Connection document
ACL settings
Differential access via ACL
Document Reader access list
Replication Settings: Basics
Replication Settings: Space Saver
Replication Settings: Send
Replication Settings: Other
Replication Settings: Advanced
Exercise: Selective Replication

Topic 32: Scheduled Replication
Replication topology
How often should you replicate?
Replication Type
Scheduling guidelines
Deterministic replication
Example topology
Example schedule
Cluster Replicator

Topic 33: Replication Connections
Connection documents
Required replication connections
Connection topology
Create Connection document
Replication schedule grid
Exercise: Connection documents
Multiple Replicator tasks

Topic 34: Troubleshoot Replication
Replication history and cutoff dates
Clear the replication dates
Deletion stub purge
Replication conflict handling
Replication conflicts in Domino Directory
Preventing conflicts
Document locking
Enable document locking
Document locks and mobile users
Phantom documents
General troubleshooting
Enforce consistent ACL
Domino Server Log
Replication logging
Note ID
Connection trace
Replication failure Event Generator and Handler
Third-party replication monitoring tools

Topic 35: Primary and Configuration Directories
Distributed directory architecture
Centralized directory architecture
Pros and cons
Hybrid directory architecture
Directory Type settings
"Show Xdir" console command
Change the directory type

Topic 36: Full Text and Domain Search
Full Text Search
Full Text Index options
Full Text Search index properties
Exercise: Create Index
Limitations of Full Text Search
Search for information
Search results
Exercise: Full Text Search
Valid search operators
Improve your results
More options
Exercise: Use the Search Builder
Save searches
Full Text Search versus Domain Search
Full text index settings
Configuration overview
Database Catalog versus Domain Catalog
Domain Catalog
Catalog replication
Configuration procedures
Procedure 1: Enable Domain Catalog and Indexer Server tasks
Procedure 2: Include Domino databases in index
Procedure 3: Include other files in index
Procedure 4: Restart server
Notes Client configuration
Search using Notes Client
Search using Browser
Exercise: Domain Search
Domain Search and security
Design considerations
Domain Search
Advanced options
Exercise: Domain Search
Delete Domain Index
Indexer tuning
Other search products

Topic 37: Server and Database Maintenance
Recommended maintenance schedule
Database utilities
Corrupt documents
Corrupt view indexes
UPDALL logging options
If all else fails
Indirect (.IND) files
Automatic Fault Recovery (Windows/UNIX)
Free but unsupported tools
Program documents
Exercise: Run FIXUP from a Program document
System-level maintenance
Anti-virus software
Server backup options
Backup software
Backup directories
Open files
Exit a Server automatically
Backup frequency
Restore a document

Topic 38: Server and Database Performance
Option 1: Fine tune the Server
Option 2: Fine tune applications
Advanced database properties
Option 3: Optimize the Domino Directory
Option 4: Enable network compression
Option 5: Upgrade hardware
Option 6: Cluster Servers
Option 7: Dedicate Domino Servers

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