IBM Lotus had a special that any customer with active maintenance
agreements were entitled to 20 user licenses of IBM Lotus Instant
Messaging / Web Conferencing (Sametime) and that is what they have.

I will have to talk to their supplier on the Sametime server software
since the entitlement certificate has been delivered but no Sametime
CDs. Or just download from the Passport site.

I have the 6.5 CDs but remember that somewhere it was recommend to skip
to 6.5.1 for some reason. If there isn't a compelling reason to skip I
might just setup everything as 6.5 until it all can go to 6.5.1 safely.



On 3/16/2004 3:45 PM, Chris Whisonant wrote:

You will have to obtain separate Sametime server software to load. Currently, you cannot install Sametime 3.1 (the latest release of ST) onto a 6.5.1 server. Technically, you can install it, but it is unsupported. Here is the info from a Lotus Technote on supported versions:

iSeries: Sametime 3.1 for iSeries supports the following releases of Domino for iSeries: 5.0.12 and later R5 releases 6.0.2 CF1 and later 6.0.x releases Domino 6.5

If you want full support, I would recommend installing the 6.5.1 code and then install another Domino partition (subsystem) on either 6.0.3 or 6.5 since they are multi-versioning capable. This way, your mail server would be at the 6.5.1 stream with it's enhancements and you would be able to get assistance for any problems. Once ST is 6.5.1 friendly, you will be able to update that partition's code to 6.5.1.

The documentation with the Sametime server software is fairly thorough on how to set it up on an iSeries.

You do know that if you have software support for your Notes/iNotes clients that you get Lotus IM bundled? You are not licensed to use the Sametime Connect Client, but you can use the integrated IM and presence awareness for Notes/iNotes.

Finally, a Lotus tech told me that they are supposed to have a 6.5.xEXT code for iSeries that will install the necessary code for Lotus IM (Sametime). I believe it should be out this quarter, but you never know.

Chris Whisonant
Senior Mid-Range Systems Administrator
IBM eServer Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
IBM Certified Associate System Administrator - Lotus Notes and Domino 6
803.326.7270 (W)
803.326.6142 (F)

"Roger Vicker, CCP" <rv-lists@xxxxxxxxxx> Sent by:
03/16/2004 04:32 PM
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Where's it at - iSeries Lotus IM setup.

Now that I finally have Domino/Notes 6.5.1 media and the special Passport license for 20 Sametime clients I am looking at adding IM. The only information I have been able to find on setting up the server states that you have to 1) have a separate IP 2) a separate server instance and 3) not much detail on really doing it on the iSeries.

Where can I find the information on adding Sametime (hopefully using the same IP) as we go from 6.0.2CF1 to 6.5.1 or shortly thereafter?

I would really like to keep this as simple as possible as they only have one server (iSeries at R5V2, Domino, and Apache for HTTP).


Roger Vicker, CCP

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