Sametime 7.5.1 - Best Practices for Enterprise Scale Deployment

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 07 September 2007, updated 17 September 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486531
ISBN-13: 9780738486536
IBM Form #: SG24-7410-00
(884 pages)

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Authors: John Bergland, George Lambie, Charles Price Jr., Jim Puckett, Vineet Rohatgi, Stephen Shepherd, Jennifer Wales, Jeff Pinkston, Rob Fox


This IBM Redbooks publication provides a best practice framework for an enterprise-scale deployment of Sametime 7.5. It covers a range of business collaboration requirements that might typically be found within many large enterprises with geographically dispersed user communities and diverse business requirements for real-time collaboration.

Specifically, we discuss how to plan, install and configure a Sametime 7.5 infrastructure that will scale to meet the needs of a large, globally distributed enterprise. We approach the installation and configuration of Sametime in deployment phases, beginning with implementing the community services (chat functionality) and setting up load balancing.

We next implement the online meeting services. Building upon this infrastructure, we then discuss how to integrate Sametime functionality with other IBM/Lotus products, including Microsoft Office. Finally, we complete the environment by discussing aspects of security, administration, and recommended maintenance. Other topics covered in the book include a discussion of the Enterprise Meeting Server and the Sametime Gateway.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 in the Enterprise
Chapter 2. Planning a Sametime 7.5.1 Deployment
Chapter 3. LDAP User Directory - foundation for Sametime
Chapter 4. Deployment phase 1 - implementing Community Services
Chapter 5. Deployment phase I - implementing Meeting Services
Chapter 6. Deployment phase II -integration with other products
Chapter 7. Deployment phase III - securing the environment
Chapter 8. Sametime Client deployment considerations
Chapter 9. Systems management and maintenance
Chapter 10. Enterprise Meeting Server
Chapter 11. Sametime Gateway
Appendix A. Directory considerations for Active Directory
Appendix B. Directory considerations for Domino LDAP
Appendix C. Project management guide for an Enterprise Sametime deployment
Appendix D. Introduction to load balancing - WebSphere Edge components

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