Domino 7 Server Consolidation
31.07.2006 - Emil Čelustka

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This Redpaper examines the issue of Domino Server Consolidation as a way to maximize your investment in Domino.
Starting in the late 1980s, organizations began to invest heavily in distributed computing and client/server architectures. One key client/server environment that businesses deployed was Lotus Notes and Domino, which provided them with a robust messaging and collaboration environment.

Over time, as businesses grew in size, adding staff through expansions, mergers and acquisitions, greater demand was placed on the messaging and collaboration services that Domino provided. This equated to adding servers to handle the increased user load, often in remote offices so the servers hosting those services would be closer to the end user. Domino also matured and evolved as a product over the years. New collaboration capabilities were added, such as support for web-enabled mail and applications. Domino services were exposed so they could be accessed using other standard Internet protocols, such as LDAP, IMAP, IIOP, and web services. These additional capabilities and services increased resource demands on individual Domino servers, often mandating additional hardware to redistribute and balance system loads.

In many businesses, these changes led to significant growth in the number of Domino servers over time. Servers are like children - they need to attention, maintenance and constant care.

Since the introduction of Domino 7, IBM/Lotus has been highlighting the capabilities of Domino to now do more with less - ultimately using Domino 7 more efficiently to better leverage existing investment - and ulitmately reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). For many companies however, the key issue remains about how and where to begin with a consolidation effort. What are the best practices and specific steps to get started with this effort. This Redpaper addresses these questions.

The overall goal of Domino consolidation is to provide a better Return on Investment (ROI) for an business’ environment while maintaining or improving the system’s Quailty of Service (QoS). Depending on the current condition of a company’s Domino environment, this goal might be reached in different ways.
Since there is no “one-size- fits-all” approach to Domino server consolidation, this paper examines the issue from a best practices perspective. Specifically, it discusses Domino Server Consolidation in terms of the following topics:


Chapter 1. Introduction to Server Consolidation
Chapter 2. Reasons for Consolidation
Chapter 3. Approaches to Consolidation
Chapter 4. Administration Models
Chapter 5. Project planning overview for Performing Server Consolidation
Chapter 6. Performing Server Consolidation - step by step examples

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