Plain simple guide to setup Domino V10 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (RHEL) is one of the supported platforms for Domino V10. In this post I will show how to setup a Domino V10 server on RHEL 7.4 in a just a few steps.

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After you have successfully registered as a Red Hat Enterprise Linux® Developer, you can download the iso image to setup a new RHEL 7.4 installation.
I will not go into the installation details here. I just recommend to select “minimal install”. Remember, we are installing a server. So why would we need all the overhead of a GUI.

When the installation has finished successfully you’ll have a running RHEL server 7.4. Make sure that the server is connected to the internet because we need to install a couple of packages prior to installing Domono V10.

To get updates for your RHEL 7.4 server, you must register the machine with Red Hat first using the credentials that have been used when registering for the no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux® Developer subscription.

subscription-manager  register --username my.mailaddress@mydomain.tld --password PaszVV0rd --auto-attach --force

Registering to:
The system has been registered with ID: 7e798124-d48a-4b55-826b-b9c77a398648 

Installed Product Current Status:
Product Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Status:       Subscribed

The Domino installer has some dependencies that are not installed during the initial setup of our RHEL 7.4 server.

yum install perl
yum install bc-1.06.95-13.el7.x86_64

To access your server via the TCP/IP, you must open some ports first. Install the firewalld package

yum install firewalld

and then open the needed ports

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=22/tcp --permanent  
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8585/tcp --permanent
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=1352/tcp --permanent

After that reload your configuration.

firewall-cmd --reload

Next we can install Domino V10. As user root upload DOMINO_SERVER_V10.0_64_BIT_LINUX_.tar to i.e. /tmp and unpack the archive with

cd /tmp
tar xvf DOMINO_SERVER_V10.0_64_BIT_LINUX_.tar

cd linux64/domino

The installation wizard will start

          Initializing Wizard........
          Launching InstallShield Wizard........

Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for IBM Domino

The InstallShield Wizard will install IBM Domino on your computer.
To continue, choose Next.

IBM Domino


Press 1 for Next, 3 to Cancel or 5 to Redisplay [1] 

Follow the instructions on the screen. Depending on your hardware the installation process will take about 5-10 minutes.

After you install the program files for an IBM® Lotus® Domino® server on a system, you can use either a Microsoft® Windows® client system or another Domino server to run the server setup program remotely. Running the server setup program from a Windows client is easier if the client has Domino Administrator installed — to run the program from a client without Domino Administrator, you need the Java™ runtime environment plus some files from the program directory of an installed Domino server.

Follow the instructions in this technote to configure your Domino V10 server.

Finally, we want to start the Domino V10 server when the OS starts. this can easily be done using the start script by Daniel Nashed. You can get a free copy of the script here.

There will be a newer version of the script soon. Watch Daniel’s blog for updates.

Installation is straight forward; Just follow the instructions in the “Quick Configuration” section of the rc_domino_readme.txt file that comes with the start script.

[root@serv02 ~]# systemctl status domino.service
● domino.service - IBM Domino Server (notes)
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/domino.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-11-27 15:48:55 CET; 14h ago
  Process: 1120 ExecStart=/opt/ibm/domino/rc_domino_script start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 1349 (rc_domino_scrip)
    Tasks: 157 (limit: 8000)
   CGroup: /system.slice/domino.service
           ├─1349 /bin/sh /opt/ibm/domino/rc_domino_script start
           ├─1445 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/server
           ├─1556 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/logasio NOTESLOGGER reserved
           ├─1641 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/event
           ├─2523 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/update
           ├─2524 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/replica
           ├─2525 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/router
           ├─2526 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -s
           ├─2527 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/adminp
           ├─2528 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/smtp
           ├─2529 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/daosmgr
           ├─2532 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/dbmt -compactThreads 1 -updallThreads 1 -range 4:00AM 6:00AM -compactNdays 5 -force 1 -nounread
           ├─2598 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 1
           ├─2925 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/cldbdir
           ├─3072 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/clrepl
           ├─3265 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/autorepair
           └─4268 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 2

Nov 27 15:48:54 systemd[1]: Starting IBM Domino Server (notes)...
Nov 27 15:48:55 rc_domino_script[1120]: Archived log file to '/local/notesdata/notes_181127_154855.log'
Nov 27 15:48:55 rc_domino_script[1120]: Starting Domino for xLinux (notes)
Nov 27 15:48:55 rc_domino_script[1120]: Warning: Cannot write to [FTBasePath] '/local/ft' (/local/ft)
Nov 27 15:48:55 rc_domino_script[1120]: done PID is 1349
Nov 27 15:48:55 systemd[1]: Started IBM Domino Server (notes).
[root@serv02 ~]# 

If everything is set correct, you will now have a Domino V10 server running on RHEL 7.4