[ILUG] Lotus Domino on Linux
paolo at marchiori.net
Thu Apr 28 21:20:10 IST 2005
Robert Sweetnam, Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 03:49:37PM +0100:
> We are currently in the process of upgrading our Lotus Domino servers
> globally. One possibility that we are looking at is the possibility of
> running Domino on Linux. There are currently no plans to replace
> Domino in our enterprise since there are a lot of mission critical
> apps running on it.
In the heavily-IBM-based (hardware and software) company I'm currently
working for, Domino is running on AIX and NT/2000, for a total of 6
servers. I actually _removed_ the other 4 machines running Domino on
Linux because they did nothing that couldn't be done with Postfix, but
anyway the Domino/Linux solution was so stable that I'm waiting (in
vain, I fear) for Domino to support the Linux/PPC64 platform.
Anyway, supported distributions for Domino/Linux-x86 are Redhat and Suse, but
with a bit of creativity, installation on Debian is possible. The only
caveat I see is about this part:
> opinion of it or is there anything to be aware of? Specifically we
> will be running Domino 5.0.8
5.0.8 is hellish on any platform. Go for 5.0.11 instead, and especially
avoid 5.0.8 for the clients!
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