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Coexistence Manager for Notes 3.8.2 - Release Notes

Getting started with CMN 3.8.2

Deployment considerations

CMN’s three primary components are installed, configured and run independently. Each component’s operations require the connection and coordination of three separate environments: the Notes and Exchange environments, and the server(s) between them hosting the CMN applications. CMN operations also require the use of accounts with suitable access rights to Exchange and Notes, and of course the CMN components themselves must be configured for your own environment and operational preferences.

Before installing CMN, it is important to document a deployment plan. The plan should specify the components, where they will be installed, and how many instances will be required. You can install and configure the CMN components in any order you like, but consider that the Directory Connector provides directory updates the Free/Busy Connector needs to facilitate its functionality.

It is possible to install two or more CMN components on a single server, but some production environments with a greater volume of message and free/busy traffic may benefit from installing on separate servers for optimal performance. One common approach involves installing the three CMN components to three separate computers, one for each component.

Environments with very high message volume may also deploy multiple Mail Connectors and/or install the Free/Busy components on different computers:

For more information, review Mail Connector Deployment Options in chapter 3 of the CMN User Guide.

For technical reasons, the QCalCon subcomponent of the Free/Busy Connector (FBC) must be installed on a Domino server. But if the Domino environment contains more than one Domino server, QCalCon is installed on only one server. (Other Domino servers must be configured to find and use the single QCalCon instance on the “bridge¬head” server.) The other four FBC subcomponents can be installed on a single computer, although deployment to two separate computers (as illustrated in chapter 4 of the CMN User Guide) will improve performance in environments with higher volumes of F/B queries and replies.

Deployment of the other Free/Busy Connector subcomponents depends on whether the Exchange side of the environment includes Outlook 2003 clients connected to Exchange public folders, to facilitate the sharing of F/B information. This scenario is more fully explained in the FBC Scenarios Guide.

The relative processing and hardware requirements for different components will vary based on the typical activity in each environment. However, the Free/Busy Connector will see heavier demand in many environ-ments. The Mail Connector will also have requirements around mail and calendar processing, but the volume of required updates may not be excessive for many Notes and Exchange coexistence environments. Directory Connector activity is typically scheduled and requires resources only during active processing. As a result, the demands and requirements are typically lower than for either the Mail Connector or Free/Busy Connector.

AutoRun

The installation media for CMN includes an autorun.exe application. The AutoRun application provides access to useful information and links to tools needed for the CMN product, including:

The AutoRun Install tab includes links to install CMN components, and some additional tools:

Software Updates: Includes a link to versions of CMN available for download.
Coexistence Manager for Notes Mail Connector: Includes a link to open the CMN Mail Connector Setup Wizard.
Coexistence Manager for Notes Directory Connector: Includes a link to open the CMN Directory Connector Setup Wizard.
Coexistence Manager for Notes Free/Busy Connector: Includes a link to open the CMN Free/Busy Setup Wizard.
PowerGUI: Includes a link to open the Quest PowerGUI Installation Wizard. PowerGUI is an extensible graphical administrative IDE for managing systems based on Windows PowerShell.
Mobile IT: Mobile IT allows administrators to take advantage of Quest tools from their mobile devices.
Mobile Pack: Provides CMN information to the Mobile IT system.

Upgrade and installation instructions

Before you begin, review the Deployment considerations above, and map out your intended deployment before you install CMN components. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of CMN, be sure to also see Upgrade and compatibility above for important upgrade considerations and guidance.

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