D851AB – Lotus Domino 8.5.1 Administration Basics

During this course you will install and configure the Lotus Domino Server and Domino Administrator, and a Notes client to test the installation. When you finish the course, the Server will be ready to serve Domino databases to Notes clients and browsers and to delivery mail within a single Domino Domain.

This course places special emphasis on database services, security, replication, and messaging, the core strengths of Domino.

Duur cursus: 3 dagen
Kosten cursus: Vraag offerte aan.
Kosten cursusmateriaal: 150,- euro per deelnemer, exclusief 21% BTW.
Locatie: On-site
Maximaal aantal curisten: 6
Startdatum: n.v.t.
Offerte aanvragen: info@appligate.nl
Bijzonderheden: Cursusmateriaal kan ook gebruikt worden als zelfstudie materiaal

Audience

This course is designed for network/database administrators who are responsible for supporting Lotus Domino Servers and Notes clients and who:

  • have never administered a Domino Server;
  • are proficient Lotus Notes users.

Outline

Topic 1:

  • The Services of a Domino Server
  • What Domino is
  • What Domino is NOT
  • Major administrator task areas
  • Other servers you may need

Topic 2:

  • Install a Domino Server
  • Domino Server platforms
  • Hardware requirements
  • Operating system licensing requirements
  • Pre-installation: OS optimization
  • Pre-installation: Lock down server access
  • Pre-installation: Network connectivity
  • Obtain installer software
  • Install from a network drive
  • Start installer
  • Pages 1 and 2: Welcome and License
  • Page 3: Program Files Directory/Partitioned Server
  • Page 4: Data Files Directory
  • Page 5: Server choice
  • Page 6: Summary
  • Reboot Windows
  • Results
  • Exercise: Install Domino Server
  • Custom installations
  • Reinstallation/Uninstallation
  • Maintenance releases and Fix Pack updates

Topic 3:

  • Setup Planning
  • To centralize or distribute?
  • Domino Domain
  • Multiple Domino Domains
  • Domino Named Networks
  • Organization structure
  • Domino Server names
  • Exercise: Setup pre-planning

Topic 4:

  • Setup First Server
  • Exercise: Server Setup
  • Step 1: Start Server Setup program
  • Step 2: Welcome/Fonts
  • Step 3: Server choice
  • Step 4: Server name and title
  • Step 5: Organization Certifier
  • Customize button: Advanced Organization Settings
  • Step 6: Domain name
  • Step 7: Administrator name and password
  • Step 8: Server tasks
  • Customize button: Advanced Domino Services
  • Step 9: Network settings
  • Customize button: Advanced Network Settings
  • Step 10: Security defaults
  • Step 11: Review
  • Results of the Server Setup
  • Remote Server Setup
  • Silent setup

Topic 5:

  • Start Server
  • Start the Domino Server
  • Startup
  • Server tasks
  • Turn off unnecessary server tasks
  • Other ways to start tasks
  • Start Domino as a Windows Service
  • Exercise: Rename ID files

Topic 6:

  • Server Console
  • Running Notes on a Domino Server
  • Server Console commands
  • Useful Server Console commands
  • Downing a server
  • Lock Server Console
  • Server Console Message ID and Severity

Topic 7:

  • Install and Configure Domino Administrator
  • Minimum platform requirements
  • Connection requirements
  • NotesCONNECT
  • Exercise: Install and configure Notes/Domino Administrator
  • Step 1: Uninstall previous installations
  • Step 2: Start installer
  • Step 3: Choose directories
  • Step 4: Client choice
  • Program features options
  • Step 5: Ready and set default email client
  • Step 6: Reboot computer
  • Results of the installation
  • Exercise: Notes configuration

Topic 8:

  • Tour Domino Administrator
  • Start Domino Administrator
  • User interface
  • Sequence to use Domino Administrator
  • Get Administrator Help
  • Exercise: Domino Administrator interface
  • Remote Server Console
  • Remote Console properties
  • Remote Server Console display watch
  • Customize the Send button
  • Customize the Command button
  • Administration Preferences
  • Change to another location
  • Start Domino Administrator to Local
  • Automatically run/open
  • Run pieces of Domino Administrator
  • Server Console properties
  • Server Console filters

Topic 9:

  • Configuration Settings Documents
  • Configuration Settings
  • Directory Profile document
  • Configuration Settings document
  • Multiple Configuration Settings documents
  • NOTES.INI
  • Console command to edit the NOTES.INI
  • Configuration Settings document to change NOTES.INI variables
  • Exercise: Change NOTES.INI with Configuration Settings

Topic 10:

  • Security Overview
  • Security model
  • General observations about the security model diagram
  • Levels of effort
  • Basic network security
  • Port access lists
  • Network data encryption
  • Firewall network
  • Small shop solutions
  • Domino firewall domain
  • Domino administrator responsibilities
  • Developer responsibilities
  • Resources

Topic 11:

  • User Authentication and Names
  • IDs created during first server setup
  • Contents of Server and User IDs
  • Server ID file: Password or no password?
  • Validation and authentication
  • Increasing authentication security
  • Hierarchy of Organizational Unit Certifiers
  • Registering users and servers with an OU Certifier ID
  • Authentication and Organizational Certifiers
  • Advantages of using Organizational Units
  • Authenticated name for Notes users
  • Failure to authenticate
  • Debugging authentication problems

Topic 12:

  • Notes User Registration and Groups
  • What is Notes user registration?
  • Exercise: Notes user registration
  • Why use Groups
  • Standard groups
  • Create a Group document
  • Exercise: Create groups
  • Group views
  • Auto-populated Group members list
  • Find Group Member
  • Manage Groups
  • Rename Group
  • Delete Group
  • Find Groups
  • Organizational wildcards

Topic 13:

  • Server Access Lists
  • Domino Directory administration
  • Server Access section on Security tab in the Server document
  • Recommended Server Access practices
  • Exercise: Control Server Access
  • The role of digital signatures in design elements
  • Trusted code example: Scheduled LotusScript Agent
  • Stage 1: Who can create an Agent in a database?
  • Stage 2: Who can sign an Agent that is run by someone else?
  • Stage 3: What times of day can Agents run?
  • Stage 4: Who is the effective user of the Agent?
  • Stage 5: Who is allowed to run the Agent?
  • Stage 6: Is the effective user allowed to access the server?
  • Stage 7: What type of operations can the effective user perform?
  • Stage 8: Can the effective user create new databases on the server?
  • Stage 9: What type of operations can the specific Agent perform?
  • Stage 10: Can the effective user create, edit, and delete documents?
  • Stage 11: Can the effective user read/write particular documents?
  • Administrator responsibility for malicious code

Topic 14:

  • Administrator Rights
  • General user access to the server
  • Default administrator access
  • What being listed as an administrator gives you
  • Delegating administrative duties
  • 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

Topic 15:

  • Database Management
  • Add Domino database
  • Exercise: Create a new database on the server
  • Internal tools
  • External tools
  • Files function tab
  • Files display preferences
  • Folder tools
  • Database tools
  • Database white space
  • Compact
  • Other ways to free disk space
  • Database rollout
  • Exercise: Database tools

Topic 16:

  • Database Security
  • Folder Link
  • Folder Links caveats
  • Database Access Control List
  • Centralized ACL control
  • ACL Entries
  • Add entry to the ACL
  • Acceptable ACL Entries
  • Standard settings
  • User Type
  • Conflicting/overlapping access
  • Explicit versus Effective Access
  • Maximum Internet name & password access
  • ACL Entry privileges
  • Roles
  • Create and assign a role
  • Exercise: Define ACL and roles
  • Set Administration Server
  • Manage Multiple ACLs tool
  • Copy and Paste entire ACLs
  • Local ACL enforcement
  • Enforce Consistent ACL across all replicas
  • Server and Domain-wide ACL reporting
  • Exercise: Database Catalog
  • Customize the Catalog database
  • System database ACLs
  • Encrypt Server databases
  • Exercise: Encrypt server database

Topic 17:

  • Administration Process
  • Administration Process workflow
  • Major areas of work
  • Access requirements
  • Configure AdminP
  • Administration Requests database
  • Critical views to monitor
  • One Administrative Server or many?
  • When tasks are performed
  • Modify the processing intervals
  • Dedicated threads for immediate and interval requests
  • User rename requests
  • Server console commands
  • Domino Administrator Tell Task tool
  • Exercise: AdminP in action
  • Debugging AdminP

Topic 18:

  • Cross Certification
  • Exercise: Test access to another Organizations server
  • Locating Cross Certificate documents
  • Purpose of cross certification
  • Three methods to cross certify
  • Method 1 Exercise: On-demand cross certification
  • At what level should you cross certify?
  • Method 2: Safe Copy cross certification
  • Method 3: Verbally cross certify key
  • Revoke authentication from cross certification
  • Allow Anonymous access to Notes
  • Organizations and Domino Domains

Topic 19:

  • Add Servers to the Domain
  • Register server
  • Administrative requirements to register server
  • Server name guidelines
  • Additional server registration
  • Exercise: Erase your servers identity
  • Exercise: Register additional server
  • Start server and run the Server Setup program
  • Protocol access
  • Server security requirements
  • Additional Server Setup
  • Exercise: Server Setup on additional server
  • Exercise: Register new administrator
  • Exercise: Reconfigure Notes/Domino Administrator

Topic 20:

  • 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 21:

  • Replication Fundamentals
  • What replication is NOT
  • What replication IS
  • Domino Cluster Replication
  • Why replicate databases
  • Database Replica ID and Document UNID
  • Server-to-server replication
  • Item modification record
  • Single source item update
  • Dual source field update
  • Deleted documents
  • Design/ACL replication
  • What is NOT replicated

Topic 22:

  • Create a Replica Database
  • Prepare source of replica
  • Who can create a replica on a server
  • Rule: Create only one replica of a particular database on a server
  • Immediately create one replica database
  • Exercise: Create replica database
  • Create replicas using AdminP
  • Transporting large replica databases

Topic 23:

  • Replicate Databases
  • Force replication
  • Exercise: Replicate from Notes
  • Replicate from the Server Console
  • Exercise: Replicate from the Server Console
  • Verify replication
  • Exercise: Replication results

Topic 24:

  • Replication Settings
  • General perspective
  • Sequence of conditions
  • Connection document
  • ACL settings
  • Differential access via ACL
  • Document Reader Access List
  • Replication Options
  • Exercise: Selective Replication
  • Replicate unread marks

Topic 25:

  • Replication Topology
  • Replication topology
  • Connection topology and selective replication
  • How often should you replicate?
  • Replication Type
  • Scheduling guidelines
  • Deterministic replication
  • Example three-tier topology
  • Example schedule

Topic 26:

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

Topic 27:

  • Troubleshoot Replication
  • Replication history and cutoff dates
  • Clear the replication history
  • Deletion stub purge
  • Replication conflict handling
  • Replication conflicts in the Domino Directory
  • Preventing replication conflicts
  • Document locking
  • Enable document locking
  • Document locks and mobile users
  • Exercise: Replication conflicts and document locking
  • Phantom documents
  • General troubleshooting
  • Replication stops if ACLs are different
  • Domino Server Log
  • Replication logging
  • Note ID
  • Connection trace
  • Prevent incorrect system time changes
  • Replication monitoring tools

Topic 28:

  • Browser Access to Databases
  • Domino Web Server
  • Incoming URL parsing
  • Serving file system resources
  • Serving Domino databases
  • User authentication
  • Increase the strength of stored Internet Passwords
  • Other means to authenticate users
  • Login name versus authenticated name
  • Internet Access section on Security tab
  • Anonymous users of the server
  • Failed Internet password tracking/lockout
  • Database security
  • Maximum Internet name and password
  • Database encryption
  • Exercise: Open Marketing Discussion from browser
  • Lotus iNotes
  • Domino Web Administrator
  • Additional server configuration

Topic 29:

  • Domain Catalog and Domain Search
  • Database Catalog versus Domain Catalog
  • Database Catalog replication
  • Full Text Search versus Domain Search
  • Full text index settings
  • Configuration overview
  • Configuration procedures
  • Procedure 1: Enable Domain Catalog and Indexer server tasks
  • Procedure 2: Include Domino databases in multi-database indexing
  • Procedure 3: Include other files in index
  • Procedure 4: Map URL to directory
  • Procedure 5: Restart server
  • Notes client configuration
  • Domain Search from Notes client
  • Search using Browser
  • Exercise: Domain Search
  • Domain Search and security
  • Design considerations
  • Delete Domain Index
  • Indexer tuning
  • Other search products

Topic 30:

  • Message Transfer and Delivery
  • Message flow in Notes mail
  • Choosing a mail client
  • Choosing a mail protocol
  • Think Domino
  • Domino Domain
  • Domino Named Networks
  • One Domino Named Network
  • Multiple Domino Named Networks
  • One WAN, multiple Domino Named Networks
  • Multiple protocol/NIC Servers
  • Notes mail architecture
  • Notes configuration
  • Create a message
  • Submit mail to recipient
  • Deliver mail to user
  • Read mail
  • User registration and mail
  • Exercise: Test mail delivery
  • Mail Users view in Domino Administrator
  • Router task
  • Exercise: Test mail delivery
  • Message document internals
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2 Responses to “D851AB – Lotus Domino 8.5.1 Administration Basics”
  1. Frank zegt:

    Hallo Rob,

    Kan ik mij voor deze cursus inschrijven
    Ik hoor van je .

    Frank Kuipers
    Lelyweg 1
    7602EA Almelo
    bedrijf PANalytical

  2. Rob Bontekoe zegt:

    Frank,

    Deze cursus geven we alleen als in-company training en niet als open-training wegens de geringe belangstelling, dus inschrijven is niet mogelijk.

    Het spijt ons.

    Rob Bontekoe

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