January 2007
PermaLink ID214, Best Practices for Clustering Performance24.01.2007 19:34
Attention: Cluster Replication bypasses Formula Replication!

Nice recommendation for Domino with SAN: Install OS and Domino on the SAN, have another RAID on the SAN for Domino data and use the local disk(s) for Transactional logging because the local disks should be the fastest ones. This will give you a very fast system.

PermaLink AD301, Calendaring and Scheduling24.01.2007 17:30
This session is about how to create calendar entries and invitations.
Very important is a document that lists and somewhat explains all the fields used in calendar documents.
It is planned to provide API functions and webservices to create calendar entries.

PermaLink ID305, IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway24.01.2007 14:30
IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway is built on Websphere Application Server. I basically enabled you to connect Instant Messaging Networks, including Sametime, Google Talk, Yahoo and AOL (yet).
The Sametime Gateway is the successor of the Sametime SIP Gateway which is no longer under development.
In contradiction to multi homed chat clients (Trillian, ...) Sametime Connector enabled user of Sametime 7.5 or Notes 8 to add external users to their buddy list without the need to install any plugin on the client. There is no network connection from the Sametime Client directly to one of the external communities, this is handled by the Sametime server. Users do not have to care about usernames and passwords for multiple communities.
Currently the connector supports presence and instant messagings, more functions like audio chat, file transfer and others are subject of future development.
The (old) SIP gateway can connect to the Sametime connector on the other side so you can have a mixed configuration.
The XMPP support is limited in the current release so it can connect to Google only.

Each protocol uses its own security settings, VP uses RC2 with a 128 bit key, SIP uses TLS and XMPP (google) uses a technique named server dial-back as TLS will be supported later.
There is an API to add (third party) tools for virus canning, content scanning, SPIM filtering etc.

PermaLink ID206, Be the first to know about IBM Lotus Domino 8 Performance23.01.2007 21:44
Angelo Lynn and Harry Murray were takling about Perormance.
Key news:
Domino needs configuraiton on Linux for optimal performance.(MEM_AddressableMemSizeMB, MEM_EnablePreAlloc, ...)
When using Domino 7.0.2 or higher on 64 Bit Linux use Tunekrnl to leveralge 4GB of memory to Domino.

When using Domino on 64Bit Windows the performance is better than with W32 on the same box.

Domino on AIX is able to use the very large memory model which will give better performance.

Recommendation: when thinking about a new server today, buy a 64Bit version.


Server.Load has new mail workload benchmarks - they work with version 7.x too. The new benchmarks is more realistic and assumes a mailboxsize of 250MB with 3000 documents, the old benchmark assumed only 20MB.

It is planned that Domino 8 will try to reduce I/O load. One example is the new Streaming Cluster replication.

PermaLink AD302, What is New in the IBM Lotus Domino Web Server23.01.2007 17:20
In addition to the notes.ini parameter DominoCompleteDocType which has been introduced in 6.5.3, IBM added a field to complete the doctype. Even more useful is a new URL parameter to get JSON from a view instead of XML by using ?ReadViewEntries&OutputFormat=JSON. Although this is on the list of new features for Domino 8 it is available in Domino 7.0.2 and up.
You can add special $$fields to disable Passthru HTML and even narow down on what kind of Passthru HTML you want to disable (by square brackets, marked as such, within a richtext field).
The HTML API has been extended to provide more functions and informations.





PermaLink Ready, Steady, Blog21.01.2007 19:36
Steve and Declan are curentlly speaking at Lotusphere:

Image:Chris A. Brandlehner BLOG - Ready, Steady, Blog

Declan presented not only his own template BlogSphere, but also a lot of other templates. There are two that were new to me:
QBlog: http://www.snapps.com
S3MAPHOR3: http://www.s3maphor3.org


Steve talked about blogging policies and quoted Wild Bill "Don't blog about cheese, don't blog drunk and don't blog naked".


PermaLink Travelling from Vienna to Orlando21.01.2007 19:21
I travelled to Orlando to attend Lotusphere at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida.


PermaLink Five things you may not have known about me18.01.2007 01:14
I am *really busy* the last months but I was tagged by Chad and Vince to post five things you may not have known about me.
  1. I have 7 (!!!) siblings. Have a look here
  2. I had never good grades in english at school, today I am working for IBM so 80% of my communication at work is in english
  3. I wanted to become a teacher (mathematics, physics, ...) so I was a student at the pedagogic academy in Graz for three years
  4. I have a son living with my ex-girlfriend, born in 1995 on the 4th of July
  5. I married my wife Cornelia six weeks after meeting her for the very first time. It was my best decision ever
Now tagging Wickerl, Wolfgang and Michael



PermaLink Effective January 11, 2007, IBM will withdraw from market the IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging offering09.01.2007 19:13
IBM is withdrawing the IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging offering. Existing customers can exchange licenses 1:1 for Domino Web Access licenses. So who says, Lotus Domino is going to be replaced by Websphere?

PermaLink Microsoft Exchange Gateway problem09.01.2007 15:43
I know some customers using the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Domino for coexistence of Notes/Domino and Outlook/Exchange (after migrating from Exchange to Domino). You should be aware that the connector uses Notes RTF export functionality to transfer Notes Rich Text (CD) emails to MS-RTF. Due to the fact that the RTF export was entirely rewritten in 6.5.5 the connector stopps working correctly. With version 6.5.5 (and up) you can use the notes.ini parameter UseOlderRTFImportExport=1 to use the old code again but starting with vesion 7.0 there is only the new code available.
I think MS will have to rewrite parts of their connector hopefully using a different export, prefered Domino XML.

PermaLink still no own car but ...06.01.2007 10:49
I still have no new car but as I need a car sometimes for shopping I joined a carsharing program. DenzelDrive offers cars at several locations all around Austria for a hourly fee plus a fee per driven kilometer, including fuel.

PermaLink Lotus Notes 7.0.2 on Mac OS X, Problem with MIME emails05.01.2007 11:03
As already posted here, Notes 7.0.2 for Mac OS X does not load HTML resources (images) in MIME emails and in databases using passthrough HTML. The problem source does not seem to be a missing perweb.nsf though, I found that this database is being created during setup as expected.



PermaLink ICE, now also from Salzburg to Vienna04.01.2007
I was using the ICE highspeed train from Salzburg to Vienna, it is not only faster but also very nice equipped with leather seats in the first class wagons.

Image:Chris A. Brandlehner BLOG - ICE, now also from Salzburg to Vienna


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