IBM eServer pSeries 690 and Lotus Domino Mail Server Consolidation An IBM Global Services Case Study

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 14 March 2003

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IBM Form #: REDP-3654-00

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Authors: Bill Bocchino, Rick Andony, Neil Hawkins, Cameron Hildebran, Mathew Jenner, Steve Mark, Senaka Meegama, Mark Smith


This is the third in a series of case studies detailing Lotus Domino server loading on IBM eServer pSeries servers. As in previous case studies, this IBM Redpaper details lessons learned by running large Domino mail servers on AIX. In this study, we describe Domino 5 and Domino 6 server migration and loading experiences, as well as exploiting multiple AIX 5L logical partitions (LPARs) defined on each pSeries 690 system. The pSeries 690 system, also known by the internal name Regatta H, currently supports the largest Domino mail and application deployment within IBM.
Prior case studies are also available and detail the first and second phases of Domino server loading efforts on IBM RS/6000 and IBM eServer pSeries systems.
This document is intended to be read by system engineers, architects, technical and marketing support personnel, and sales representatives. In addition to the logical and physical design of the solution, details about system configuration parameters and server statistics during the server loading of the pSeries 690 system are presented.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM eServer pSeries 690 and Lotus Domino mail server consolidation
Appendix A. Boulder AIX and Domino settings
Appendix B. pSeries hints and tips
Appendix C. Shark hints and tips
Appendix D. Problems encountered
Appendix E. GNA data center evolution
Appendix F. Worldwide consolidation addenda
Appendix G. Client migration details

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