Issue: Traveler not starting after installation of Domino 11.0.1 FP3   

By Detlev Poettgen | 4/12/21 8:02 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you are running Traveler on Linux and you plan to updrade to Domino 11.0.1 FP3, you should read this HCL Support document: Traveler task does not start after installing Domino 11.0.1FP3 on Linux systems

Updating to Domino 11 FP3 in 30 seconds  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/8/21 9:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

Domino 11.0.1 FP3 has been released and I added FP3 to our Docker Community GitHub project in the develop tree today. To update my servers I have created custom image. I first ran the standard ./build.sh domino. Afterwards I used the new domino_container script to build an add-on image containing my NashCom Tools and pushed it to my JForg registry. From there I can pull it on any of my servers.

HCL Domino 12 – Active Directory Password Sync  

By Ulrich Krause | 4/7/21 6:05 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Active Directory Password Sync applies the Windows passwords of users registered in an Active Directory domain to their Domino HTTP and/or Notes ID passwords. To setup and configure Active Directory Password Sync, you need at least 2 Domino v12 servers. One server acts as Request Creator and the other one has the role Request Processor.

When you need OS Acces, but DON'T Have it, OPENNTF to the Rescue  

By Keith Brooks | 4/6/21 9:52 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Picked up a new client from my home state with a small but necessary business, which they run on their HCL Domino application. The problem started when I realized I needed to scrape their old website from a hosting provider and then put it under HCL Domino. Simple enough to get the site files and fodlers, but when I went to add the site to Domino realized I did not have RDP/VPN/FTP access to their server at the OS level. What do I do?

HCL Domino/Notes 12 (Beta 3) - integrated Backup and Restore solution   

By Ales Lichtenberg | 4/6/21 7:11 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

One of the new features you will find in Beta 3 HCL Domino/Notes 12 is the integrated Backup and Restore. After installing this release, I tested this new functionality with a backup on my home NAS.

Domino V12 Backup & Restore leveraging native Borg Backup Integration  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/6/21 1:49 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Domino V12 Beta 3 introduces a Backup & Restore which is designed for easy integration with 3rd party backup solutions. The server tasks "backup" and "restore" are accompanied by a new dominobackup.ntf/nsf which holds all the configuration, logs and a database inventory. There is an admin friendly Notes based UI which allows you to restore databases with many options including restoring deleted documents and folders into the original database. The solution is intended to complement existing backup solutions and to make it easier for customers and partners to integrate with existing backup solutions which are not Domino aware today.

HCL Domino v12 Beta 3 Has Arrived   

By HCL Digital | 4/5/21 4:12 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

What a blast! In our webinar hosted this week, we announced Beta 3 is now available for download on Flexnet for all Domino customers. Watch the replay here. This will be the last beta drop before the v12 release so don’t miss your chance to participate and help us shape the future of Domino! In this third iteration, we are unleashing another set of great features.

Domino 12 beta 3: subtile UI changes  

By Oliver Busse | 4/1/21 12:44 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Now I want to focus on some improvements of the UI of the standard client. I am not talking about the new 64bit basic client which looks like... R6.5 Let's forget about that for a minute There were several posts in the forum about the new workspace, the tabs, the sidebar and the new templates. I also posted my 2 cents to that and look what we got with beta 3: some improvements (I will name those that didn't make to beta 3 in the end).

Creating Backups with Domino V12 Beta3  

By Rainer Brandl | 4/1/21 12:42 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

With the newly released Beta3 of HCL Domino V12 ( the GA has been announced for June 7th 2021 ) it´squite easy to create backups without additional software.First of all you have to upgrade your Domino Server to Beta3.- I upgraded my Beta2 without any troubles to Beta3. So there´s no need to uninstall and reinstall !

End of HTTP (non-SSL) support for HCL Traveler mobile clients  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 3/31/21 2:24 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

End of HTTP (non-SSL) support for HCL Traveler mobile clients - Ales Lichtenberg If you are still using only HTTP for Traveler, prepare for the end of support on October 21, 2021. From then on, only HTTPs will be supported.

Testing the Domino 12 backup feature  

By Oliver Busse | 3/31/21 2:22 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL released the 3rd iteration of the public beta today. One of the new features of the server is the integrated backup. HCL implemented a solution called Veeam to run as a new server program. It used a simple configuration and logging database which is a new template to V12 beta 3.

Domino 12 beta 3: CertStore and Trusted Root Certificates  

By Oliver Busse | 3/31/21 2:20 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Man, this is very intense. I am testing the 3rd beta of V12 and it's very dynamic. I posted to the forum, immediately got feedback, commented on other's posts and also got feedback. The people are very busy to check everything out - which is great! This post is about the Certstore and the process to obtain an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. With beta 3 you need a valid trusted root certificate set up in this database. There are several options to get it, and this posts is about how.

Free DNS wild-card service from Japan  

By Daniel Nashed | 3/30/21 2:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you are using a home lab and want to test with many different hosts, having a wild-card DNS entry can be helpful. This will not work with Let's Encrypt DNS-01 challenges, because it would need DNS TXT records, which are not yet available in a way they can be consumed at MyDNS today. Still https://www.mydns.jp/#about is a very interesting option today, because of the sub-domain you can point to your server. And they have a very simple to use HTTP request option to update your IP.

18 Essential Steps for Your HCL Notes / Domino Upgrade  

By Panagenda | 3/27/21 4:48 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

For many organizations, HCL Notes and Domino form the backbone of their critical business processes. To keep up with innovations, organizational requirements, and growing user expectations, IT groups are performing regular upgrades to their Notes and Domino production environments. But despite the obvious benefits of upgrades, mistakes in the process can quickly erode the value of upgrading. Performing a major, enterprise-wide upgrade is usually a challenging task for any IT department since many of the activities are performed manually. There are many obstacles that can prevent the successful upgrade of your HCL Notes/Domino environment.

Running BorgBackup & Restore on Docker  

By Daniel Nashed | 3/26/21 11:14 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Borg Backup https://borgbackup.readthedocs.io/en/stable/quickstart.html is a great solution for optimized backup repositories either local or a remote location. It supports encrypted repositories local or remote, compression and deduplication! Now that I moved some of my servers into containers running on Podman, I looked into backup options inside the container. For now I am preparing our Docker repository to include the Borg Backup option.

Domino 12 – SSL Performance  

By Martijn de Jong | 3/22/21 2:54 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

A few weeks ago I wrote about the new Certificate Manager in Domino 12, which enabled Domino 12 to request and automatically update LetsEncrypt certificates and implemented a better way of Server Name Indication (previously introduced in Domino 11.0.1), so you can use different SSL certificates for different websites without needing multiple IP addresses. The Certificate Manager also allows you to use the most recent (ECDSA) ciphers. The lack of this functionality in previous versions of Domino was an important reason why, in many Domino installations, an Nginx, Apache or IHS server is placed in front of the Domino HTTP task as a reverse proxy. There was however another reason: Domino used a lot of cpu power for and was rather slow to decrypt and encrypt SSL traffic. Letting Nginx/Apache/IHS offload the SSL de-/encryption task, reduced total load on the server and sped up performance. I therefore wondered if HCL also managed to solve this problem.

Updated Zoom Plugin for HCL Notes V11  

By David Hablewitz | 3/22/21 2:09 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

HCL Notes users: If you are using Zoom instead of HCL Sametime for your video meetings, you may have discovered that the Notes integration plugin provided by Zoom that made it easy to schedule Zoom meetings in your Notes calendar broke with Notes V11. Well I have good news. Zoom is finally releasing an update…

Troubleshooting Agent Manager Abnormal Process Terminations  

By Daniel Nashed | 3/18/21 3:55 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

During a Domino 11.0.1 migration on AIX we ran into an abnormal process termination. This is the most ugly situation you can run into, because the process will just crash and often not leave any hint behind what went wrong. Depending on the platform you either see the parent process cashing with a "child died" signal (Linux/UNIX) -- in this case the agent scheduler process -- or the server process monitor crashing (W64). In some cases you can still find information in memcheck about the running agent. Finding the info there is quite complicated.