IBM Lotus Domino 8 Administrator
IBM Lotus Domino 8 System Administration Bootcamp


This course covers the entire core Lotus Domino 8 system administration curriculum which is normally taught in 6 days. While the course duration is condensed to 5 days, the course content is not condensed; therefore, this bootcamp offering covers the material at an accelerated pace, and could require participants to attend extended classroom hours.


The prerequisites for this course include previous experience as a network administrator or mail system administrator, and experience using the Lotus Notes 8 Client.

What should you be familiar with?

The target audience for this course is system administrators new to Lotus Domino who need to acquire a foundational knowledge and working experience with the Lotus Domino 8 administration tools and who are responsible for:
Installing and setting up of the initial, basic Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes 8 infrastructure.
Setting up Domino Mail servers in the corporate intranet and extranet (i.e. Internet) environment.
Monitoring and maintaining an existing Lotus Domino 8 infrastructure.
Managing Notes and non-Notes users in a Domino domain.

Session Length

5 Days, 9:00am to 4:30pm


This session is conducted either on site, or at our training rooms.

Topics Covered in this session

Examining the Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes Architecture
Recognizing the role of the Domino system administrator
Understanding the key elements of a Domino environment:
What are Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes?
What is a Domino database?
What is a composite application?
What is a directory?
Performing Basic Administration Tasks
Starting the Lotus Domino Administrator client
Using on-line help
Navigating the Lotus Domino Administrator client
Setting administration preferences
Examining Lotus Domino Security Mechanisms
Recognizing the elements used for Domino security:
What is a domain?
What is a Domino Named Network?
What is a certifier ID?
What is a Notes ID?
What is a server ID?
What are certificates (Notes & X.509)
What is an organization?
What is an organizational unit?
Designing a hierarchical naming scheme
Deciding on an authentication mechanism and anonymous access
Defining groups
Securing a database using the Access Control List
Securing a server using the server access list
Securing a workstation using the Execution Control List
Examining Mail Routing in Lotus Domino
Understanding how Lotus Domino routes mail:
What are the components for mail routing?
What routing protocols does Lotus Domino support?
How does mail route within a Domino Named Network?
How does mail route between Domino Named Networks?
Designing a mail routing topology
Examining Lotus Domino Replication
Understanding Lotus Domino replication:
Replication terms
Replication logic -- source and target servers, and source and target documents
Replica databases
Initiating replication
Recognizing factors that affect replication
Extending Lotus Domino Environment
Identifying what other functions a Domino server can perform
Recognizing how clusters increase server availability
Understanding how Domino partitions work
Identifying what Internet protocols Lotus Domino supports
Integrating other IBM products such as, IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM DB2, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and IBM WebSphere Portal
 Installing and setting up the first Lotus Domino server and administrator
Considering deployment scenarios
Designing a hierarchical naming scheme
Installing and setting up the first Domino server
Installing and setting up the Domino Administrator client
Creating a database to track Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes licenses
Setting up servers in the Lotus Domino domain
Creating additional certifiers for servers and users per an established naming scheme
Creating server IDs per an established naming scheme
Adding Lotus Notes workstations to the Lotus Domino domain
Creating internal Lotus Domino user IDs per an established naming scheme
Installing the Lotus Notes client software
Setting up the Lotus Notes workstation
Creating user groups
Specifying desktop settings using policies
Setting up the administration environment
Specifying administration preferences
Allowing and restricting server access
Allowing administrators access to the Domino Directory
Recording server activity in the Domino Server Log file
Setting up the replication schedule to synchronize Lotus Domino system databases in the domain
Designing a replication topology
Creating a group for server replication
Scheduling replication
Monitoring replication

Configuring intranet Lotus Domino mail routing
Creating Domino Named Networks
Routing mail between Domino Named Networks
Scheduling mail routing
Configuring internet mail routing
Enabling SMTP routing
Configuring basic and advanced settings for SMTP routing
Restricting mail flow to and from the Internet
Enabling message controls
Controlling mail delivery
Setting mail restrictions
Creating whitelist and blacklist filters
Implementing message disclaimers
Enhancing transfer performance
Enabling mail journaling
Understanding how mail rules are executed
Creating mail rules
Stopping the processing of mail rules
Using the blacklist tag and whitelist tag mail rule conditions
Establishing mail quotas
Archiving mail using policies
Controlling Inbox size
Enabling server and messaging monitoring
Testing mail routing
Enabling message tracking
Monitoring mail delivery
Monitoring mail statistics
Enabling message recall
Troubleshooting common mail setup problems
Testing mail connections
Restarting the Router
Forcing mail to route
Managing dead and undelivered mail
Managing Users
Moving a user's mail file
Changing a user's name
Acting on name change requests
Changing a user's location in the hierarchy
Extending a Notes ID
Setting up ID file back
Recovering an ID file
Deleting users
Managing Groups
Creating groups
Changing a user's group membership
Managing groups
Renaming groups
Deleting groups
Managing Non-Notes and Notes Clients
Setting up browser clients
Configuring Smart Upgrade
Enabling Smart Upgrade tracking
Setting up roaming users
Enabling or disabling roaming user upgrade status
Deploying Composite Applications
Understanding composite application deployment fundamentals
Configuring Lotus Notes 8 clients to access composite applications on a WebSphere Portal server
Introducing composite application provisioning
Configuring clients for user-initiated updates
Managing Servers
Using the server console window
Defining a backup process
Enabling Transaction logging
Analyzing activity data
Automating server tasks
Updating Servers
Searching for server references in a domain
Setting up authentication with other Domino organizations
Changing server access
Decommissioning a server
Recertifying a server ID
Changing administrator access
Setting Up Server Monitoring
Identifying mechanisms for collecting server information
Starting the Statistic Collector task
Creating event generators
Creating event handlers
Choosing a notification method in an event handler
Creating probes
Enabling agent logging
Using Domino Domain Monitoring
Creating and configuring Domino Domain Monitoring probes
Using Domino Domain Monitoring
Monitoring Server Performance
Viewing Domino Domain Monitor events
Viewing real time statistics
Viewing statistics with Server Monitor
Using the Domino Web Administrator
Using the Domino Console
Resolving Server Problems
Solving authentication and authorization issues
Troubleshooting replication problems
Troubleshooting connection problems
Solving agent manager issues
Recovering from a server crash
Configuring Automatic Diagnostic Collection and the Fault Analyzer
Resolving User Problems
Troubleshooting workstation problems
Recovering from a workstation crash
Troubleshooting database issues
Troubleshooting connection problems
Tracking user mail messages

Performance-based objectives
  • Be introduced to basic concepts that provide the foundation for Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes.
  • Practice performing basic administration tasks using the Lotus Domino Administrator client.
  • Install and configure a basic infrastructure with a single domain using an existing deployment plan.
  • Set up replication and mail routing in the single-domain environment.
  • Perform standard server maintenance and troubleshooting tasks.
  • Register and maintain Notes and non-Notes users.

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