07/16/2015

MWLUG 2015: Great Content, Less Fluff

Category Notes Domino XPages Development Admin

crosspost from LearningXPages.com

Just to be clear and so there is NO CONFUSION, MWLUG 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Atlanta, GA next month (August 19-21) is all about content and value and crap we YellowBleeders care about.

It is NOT and IBM Marketing event. It is a TECHNICAL EVENT.

IBM is a huge sponsor, but so is redpill development, and so are BCC, DOCOVA, HADSL, Panagenda, PSC Group, Riva, teamstudio, Ytria, along with all the other MWLUG 2015 Sponsors.

Without these sponsors, awesome geek-focused conferences such as MWLUG simply could not exist. The costs putting together a decent conference at a good venue are phenomenonally high, and if the sponsors were not there with their money then the conference fee would be prohibitively expensive (take the cost of the last Lotusphere you attended and triple it).

MWLUG is a technical content focused conference, CREATED BY YellowBleeders FOR YellowBleeders. Quit your bitching, fork over your measly $50, and join me in Atlanta this August. I'll see you there.

04/30/2013

Installing and Configuring IBM Domino 9 Social Edition on CentOS 6 Enterprise Linux

QuickImage Category IBM Domino CentOS Linux Admin Articles Technical Show-n-Tell Thursday

I realize it is been a while since I posted, I'm hoping this blast of content will make up for my absence.

Since the official release of IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition a few weeks ago, I have been "chomping at the bit" wanting to release a set of instructions / videos on how to install it on a Linux machine.

During the beta program I had the opportunity to "play" with it quite a bit, and let me tell you this release is exceptionally good. It is also by far the easiest and most hassle-free version I have ever installed on a Linux machine -but there are still a few gotchas and watch-outs to be wary of.

I have written an instructional document entitled Installing and Configuring IBM Domino 9 Social Edition on CentOS 6 Enterprise Linux. I hope it helps alleviate some of the fear and confusion with regards to using Linux as your Domino server platform. The document is aimed at YellowHeads (having some experience with Domino installations on Windows) who are thinking about stepping into the world of Linux. The document is focused on 64 bit Linux, but calls out differences from 32 bit installations where necessary. Even though it is aimed specifically at CentOS 6, the instructions should work for any RHEL or Debian-based (with some changes to handle DEB vs. RPM) linux version -although I must point out that the only supported Linux distributions are RHEL 6 and SUSE 11.

I have also cut a series of 9 videos wherein I walk through the instructions step-by step and demonstrate how easy it really is to perform the installation. They are available on my YouTube channel, although I'm hoping I can talk David Leedy into including them on Notes In 9.

Hope this helps!

-Devin

08/05/2011

Installing Traveler on CentOS 6 - Part V

QuickImage Category Technical Linux Domino Traveler Admin

Part V - Installing Traveler

This is the 5th and final part of my series on installing IBM Lotus Domino and IBM Lotus Traveler on CentOS 6. In this video I walk you through the actual installation of IBM Lotus Traveler on your previously configured IBM Lotus Domino Server running on CentOS 6 Linux.

The installation and testing is so simple that this video really is sort of an anticlimactic finish to this series. The point being that with regard to installing Traveler, IBM has done it right and made something that jfw.

-Devin

08/04/2011

Installing Traveler on CentOS 6 - Part IV

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Linux Domino Traveler Admin

Part IV - Post Installation Configuration and Troubleshooting

This is Part IV in my series on installing IBM Lotus Domino and IBM Lotus Traveler on CentOS 6.

In this set of videos I cover initial configuration and troubleshoot a couple of issues with the Domino on Linux installation. Topics include:

  • Post Installation (Initial) Configuration of the Domino Server
  • Gnome Desktop Launcher Icon
  • Starting the Domino server for the first time
  • Correcting the File Handles Issue
  • Using gedit (the Linux Graphical text Editor)
  • Troubleshooting Linux Bindsock SMTP Port 25 issues
  • Accessing your Domino HTTP server using localhost

The next post in this series will cover the actual installation of IBM Lotus Traveler.
-Devin

Part IV A - Domino Post Installation Configuration

Part IV B - Correcting the File Handles Issue

Part IV C - Troubleshooting Bindsock Port 25 Conflicts

01/13/2010

Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 8.5.1A and 8.5.1B (Domino Setup)

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Lotus Admin Linux

Finally Finished!

It's been a long road getting here, but we're now done (just in time for Lotusphere 2010).

Here's the last set in my series of "how to" videos on Setting up Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1 (64 bit) in VirtualBox 3.0.8 on Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit). These are parts 8.5.1A and 8.5.1B, Domino Setup. This set covers the setup / configuration of the Domino Server. Enjoy!

Part 8.5.1A - Domino Setup

Part 8.5.1B - Domino Setup

01/08/2010

Multiple Monitors, Missing Admin or Designer Clients, and notes.ini mojo

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One of the nice features about the multiple-client design (first introduced in R5) of Lotus Notes is that each client "remembers" where you last left it. When you close any of the "special" Notes Clients (Admin, Designer, or Help); the next time you launch that client it will appear in the same window location and with the same size that you closed it. This is nice, because it allows you to set up your working environment in a manner best suited to you. However, as with most cool UI things, the Law of Unintended Consequences applies. Now, to be fair, Notes isn't the only application that suffers from this problem -other windows applications have very similar issues. But this post is about Lotus Notes.

If you, like me, use multiple monitors then you've probably set up your Notes environment with different clients on different monitors. My laptop has an absolutely incredible 17" LED display (1920 x 1200), and this is where I normally run my Designer client. I use a secondary 19" wide-screen monitor, and that is where I normally position my normal Notes, Admin, and Help Clients. This works well for me, and helps me to operate at peak efficiency. That is, until I take my laptop elsewhere (such as a client's office, or coffee shop, or whatever). If I launch my Admin or Help client they start just fine, and I can see that they are running by checking the task bar or the task manager, but they are nowhere to be found. They are in fact running, but because of their "remember where I was" feature, they render in a non accessible area of my UI. My Designer client doesn't suffer from this issue because I normally keep it positioned on my laptop monitor.

The culprit (and the fix) can be found in your notes.ini file. It is the XXXXWINDOWSIZEWIN parameter; where XXXX is replaced by ADMIN, HELP, or DESIGN. This parameter specifies the position and size of the particular client:
XXXXWINDOWSIZEWIN= TopLeft_Xpos, TopLeft_Ypos, Pixels_Width, Pixels_Height In windows, the X-Y coordinates are a little but funky. On the primary monitor, 0,0 is the top left pixel. Numbers increase going from top left to bottom right. The X-Y coordinates for additional monitors are controlled by the operating system, and based on the physical positioning of those monitors relative to the primary monitor. When configuring your system for spanning the display across multiple monitors you specify this positional relationship.

In my office my secondary monitor is set up physically above my laptop. This means that it's X-Y coordinates start with 0,0 at the bottom left, with X coords increasing and Y coords decreasing (going negative) going to top right. Which means that for me, the TopLeft_Ypos value for my ADMINWINDOWSIZEWIN and HELPWINDOWSIZEWIN notes.ini parameters will always be a negative number. Your coordinates will depend on how you have your monitors set up. The downside of this is that my Admin and Help clients are rendering in a negative Y coordinate space, which does not exist when I'm only using my laptop display. The solution is simple, if a bit of a hassle.

  1. Close all Notes Clients
  2. Open notes.ini in an editor
  3. Change (or delete) the offending XXXXWINDOWSIZEWIN parameters
  4. Save and close notes.ini
  5. Launch Notes

Yes, it would be nice if Windows could/would auto detect and correct this issue. But until (if ever) this happens, at least this PIA solution will work.

-Devin

01/07/2010

Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 8A - 8C (Installing Domino)

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Lotus Admin Linux

Welcome to my first SNTT post of 2010. I sincerly hope you all (all three of you) have a great New Year.

Here's the next set in my series of "how to" videos on Setting up Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1 (64 bit) in VirtualBox 3.0.8 on Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit). These are parts 8A - 8C, Installing Domino. This set covers the actual installation of the Domino Server (finally). Enjoy!

Part 8A - Installing Domino

Part 8B - Installing Domino

Part 8C - Installing Domino

12/24/2009

Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 7A - 7D (Preparing for Domino)

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Lotus Admin Linux

Happy SNTT! and Merry Christmas!

Here's the next set in my series of "how to" videos on Setting up Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1 (64 bit) in VirtualBox 3.0.8 on Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit). These are parts 7D - 7D, Preparing for Domino. This set covers the final steps necessary prior to installing the Domino Server. Enjoy!

Part 7A - Preparing for Domino

Part 7B - Preparing for Domino

Part 7C - Preparing for Domino

Part 7D - Preparing for Domino

12/22/2009

Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 6A - 6E (Network Bridge and Shared Folders)

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Lotus Admin Linux

Happy SNTT! Yes, I realize it's only Tuesday, but I'm going to be very busy for the rest of the week, so I figured I'd give you this one a bit early.

Here's the next set in my series of "how to" videos on Setting up Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1 (64 bit) in VirtualBox 3.0.8 on Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit). These are parts 6A - 6E, Network Bridge and Shared Folders. This allows you to connect to your guest OS from outside the guest OS, either from your Host OS or (if you choose to enable it) from another machine entirely. Additionally, I show you how to set up shared folders so your Host OS and Guest OS(es) can quickly and easily share files betwixt them. Enjoy!

Part 6A - Network Bridge and Shared Folders

Part 6B - Network Bridge and Shared Folders

Part 6C - Network Bridge and Shared Folders

Part 6D - Network Bridge and Shared Folders

Part 6E - Network Bridge and Shared Folders

12/10/2009

Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 5A - 5D

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Lotus Admin Linux

Happy SNTT! Here's the next set in my series of "how to" videos on Setting up Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1 (64 bit) in VirtualBox 3.0.8 on Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit). These are parts 5A - 5D, VirtualBox Guest Additions. VirtualBox Guest Additions are installed AFTER installing the Guest O/S -they allow for a nice, clean, tight integration between the Host and Guest O/S. Enjoy!

Part 5A - VirtualBox Guest Additions

Part 5B - VirtualBox Guest Additions

Part 5C - VirtualBox Guest Additions

Part 5D - VirtualBox Guest Additions

12/03/2009

Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 4A - 4D

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Lotus Admin Linux

Happy SNTT! Here's the next set in my series of "how to" videos on Setting up Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1 (64 bit) in VirtualBox 3.0.8 on Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit). These are parts 4A - 4D, Installing OpenSUSE. Don't worry, it's not that difficult. I had to break this into 4 parts (A-D) simply because of the YouTube time limit for video segments. Enjoy!

Part 4A - Installing OpenSUSE

Part 4B - Installing OpenSUSE

Part 4C - Installing OpenSUSE

Part 4D - Installing OpenSUSE

11/27/2009

Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 1 - 3

QuickImage Category Show-n-Tell Thursday Technical Lotus Admin

I know it's not Thursday, but yesterday was a National Holiday here in the US, so I'm posting this SNTT topic today instead.

I've started putting together a series of "how to" videos on Setting up Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1 (64 bit) in VirtualBox 3.0.8 on Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit). I'm sure that a lot of those in our Yellow Bubble have no need of this help because they're uber admins; but I figured the developer types (you know who you are) might find these useful. These are the steps that can be followed to get a dev/test server up an running on a laptop.

Enjoy!

Part 1 - Introduction

Part 2 - Installing VirtualBox

Part 3 - Configuring the Virtual Machine

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