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Coexistence Manager for Notes 3.8.1 - FBC Scenarios Guide

About the CMN Documentation Introduction On-premises Exchange or hybrid O365 using shared (single) namespace On-premises Exchange or hybrid O365 using separate namespaces Non-hybrid O365 using shared (single) namespace Non-hybrid O365 using separate namespaces Appendix: FBC Planning Worksheet Appendix: Troubleshooting the FBC

1-1: Verify system requirements

Review the system requirements (in the CMN Release Notes), and verify either that your environment conforms to the requirements, or that you will have the necessary hardware and software to meet the requirements.

1-2: Make a configuration map

Scan through the installation and configuration procedures in this chapter, and think through what this process will entail in your own environment, to accommodate your own needs and preferences. Identify any special circumstances or issues, and decide how these will be addressed.

Then sketch out a configuration map to show which FBC components will reside on which computers. For technical reasons, the QCalCon component of the Free/Busy Connector 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 can find and use a single QCalCon instance on a "bridgehead" server.) The other four Free/Busy Connector components can be installed on a single computer, although deployment to two separate computers will improve performance in environments with higher volumes of F/B queries and replies.

When Free/Busy Connector components are deployed to two computers, they are typically installed like this:

If you want to support F/B features for Outlook 2003 clients, an alternate configuration is required that will omit some of these typical FBC subcomponents and add one or two others. Step 3 of this procedure explains which subcomponents are necessary and where they must be installed to use Exchange public folders to facilitate F/B features for Outlook 2003 clients.

1-3: Complete the CMN FBC Planning Worksheet

Use the worksheet in Appendix A of this Scenarios Guide to gather and organize the information you will need to enter into CMN’s Management Console application when configuring the Free/Busy Connector. You can just print the worksheet to paper, and use a pen or pencil to write the information into the wide right margins.

Step 2: Configure the Notes/Domino side

A particular configuration of the Notes/Domino environment works best in most environments for compatibility with CMN's Free/Busy Connector. This section explains how to achieve the recommended configuration.

To configure the Notes/Domino side:

CMN supports Domino server clusters (ClusterNode1 and ClusterNode2) that provide Lotus Notes mail service in an active/standby redundancy configuration. In this case, a single CMN Web Server is required to support both Domino Servers.

Some Domino configuration steps are required for this scenario, but they occur only after the CMN FBC Web Server is configured (in Step 4 below). Complete the steps here to configure the rest of the Notes/Domino side, and then you will configure support for Domino clusters later in Step 4.

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