So much interesting activity going on around the IBM/HCL products so in case you missed them I thought I could summarise for you. All are worthy of your time if you care about the future of Domino, Traveler, Verse or Sametime
Firstly – no time to lose – the registration for Beta 2 of Domino , Notes and Traveler closes TODAY at 12pm EST/5pm GMT. If you want access to that Beta due this month hopefully then go and sign up here now https://www.ibm.com/blogs/collaboration-solutions/2018/06/11/announcing-ibm-domino-v10-portfolio-beta-program-sign-today/. Don’t leave it then be disappointed when you don’t get access.
If you have ideas for what you want in Domino, Notes, Traveler, Sametime or anything else – there is a new site (requiring no login) where you can add your ideas and vote on other people’s. It’s been running for a few weeks and there are some great ideas there already to vote for so it’s a good place to browse during your next coffee break. Remember the rule – if you don’t ask you don’t get https://domino.ideas.aha.io/ideas
HCL are publishing a series of videos showing how features that are in v10 will behave. Here are three interesting features announced so far.
Next up in “cool admin things coming your way in v10” – folder syncing. By selecting a folder on a cluster instance you can tell the server to keep that folder in sync across the entire cluster. The folder can contain database files (NSFs and NTFs) but also NLOs.
Well that’s just dumb Gab.. NLOs are encrypted by the server ID so they can’t be synced across clustermates but a-ha! HCL are way ahead of you. The NLO sync involves the source server decrypting the NLO before syncing it to the destination where it re-encrypts it before saving.
So no more making sure databases are replicated to every instance in a cluster. No more creating mass replicas when adding a new server to the cluster or building a new server and no more worrying about missing NLOs if you copy over a DAOS enabled database and not its associated NLO files.
If you follow this blog you know that v10 of Domino, Sametime, Verse on Premises, Traveler etc are all due out this year and I want to do some – very short – blog pieces talking about new features and what my use case would be for them.
So let’s start with FILE REPAIR (or whatever it’s going to be called)
The File Repair feature for Domino v10 is designed to auto repair any corrupted databases in a cluster. Should Domino detect a corruption on any of its databases that are clustered, it automatically removes the corrupted instance and pulls a new instance from a good cluster mate. Best of all this happens super fast, doesn’t use regular replication to repopulate, doesn’t require downtime and the cluster manager is fully aware of the database availability throughout.
I can think of plenty of instances where I have had a corrupted database that I can’t replace or fix without server downtime. No more, and another good reason to cluster your servers.
In this 5th episode of my #Perfect10 webcast I look at how to identify any performance issues in your Domino environment prior to upgrade. Assuming most people will be doing an in place upgrade, we want to resolve or at minimum document any existing issues before starting
In this 4th webcast in my #Perfect10 series I discuss system requirements for v10 of Domino, Sametime and Traveler. Yes I know we don’t know those yet and we don’t even have the beta but we do know some things that are coming and more importantly this is something you should do before any major upgrade regardless. If we want an upgrade to be successful we don’t want it dragged down by old or outdated architecture and operating systems.
It runs a little bit longer than I like at 19 minutes I had a lot of information to cram in. I’m sure you can speed me up to 1.5x if you want to save a few minutes 🙂 As always if you have any feedback or would like me to do a webcast on a specific aspect please let me know.
On today’s #Perfect10 webcast I show how to audit and analyse your Notes client installs in preparation for the v10 upgrade later this year. Understanding how many clients you have active , what versions they are running, how they are installed and on what platforms is going to be a significant part of your upgrade planning.
Following on from our presentation at IBM Think, on Thursday May 24th I will be presenting a follow up webcast with Ram Krishnamurthy, Chief Architect, Notes, Designer and Xpages (HCL) and Andrew Manby, Director of Project Management (IBM). On the webcast we will be showing the latest additions to Notes client mail, calendaring and Verse on Premises all of which comes from live code and will ship with v10 of each product later this year.
If you saw our presentation at Think there have been more additions and changes since then – the speed at which the products are being developed is something I haven’t seen before and there are some great new features and UI changes I think you will like.
We have a lot of content to cover in 45 minutes and Andrew will have some news you will want to hear too so go here to register for the webcast starting 10am EST, this Thursday the 24th of May.
If you want to stay up to date with all the changes happening to Domino, Sametime, Traveler, Verse and other products then keep an eye on the Destination Domino site where all the news and announcements appear first, and while you’re there why ot sign up for the newsletter.
As we all get ready for v10 of the products later this year I will be blogging more of my own preparation work on my blog at https://turtleblog.info and also populating a Youtube playlist called Perfect10 with a series of 10’ish minute videos to help you prepare.