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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

General FBC deployment considerations

For technical reasons, the QCalCon subcomponent of the F/B 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 must be configured to find and use the single QCalCon instance on the "bridgehead" server.) In a typical scenario, the other four FBC subcomponents can be installed on a single computer, although deployment to two separate computers (as illustrated in the chapter 4 of the CMN User Guide) will improve performance in environments with higher volumes of F/B queries and replies.

The other Free/Busy Connector subcomponents depend 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. For more information about this scenario, see Configuring on-premises Exchange 2003 or 2007 to use Exchange public folders, in the Exchange-side configuration procedures in chapters 2 and 3 below.

Consider also that the Free/Busy Connector usually exerts the heaviest demand on computing resources, compared to the other two CMN components.

Configuring and troubleshooting the F/B Connector with PowerShell

You may use these PowerShell commands (instead of CMN’s Management Console) to configure and/or troubleshoot F/B Connector issues.

PowerShell to configure the F/B Connector

Note that for every set-cmn* command listed here, there is a corresponding get-cmn* command that takes no parameters.

Set‑CmnAutodiscoverConfig

[-CMxEwsUrl] <String>

CMxEwsUrl: The URL of the EWS service.

Set‑CmnEwsConfig

[[-HostName] <String>]
[[-PortNumber] <Int32>]

HostName: Name of server hosting the Notes F/B Connector Service.

PortNumber: Port number the Notes F/B Connector Service is located on.

Set‑CmnDominoFreeBusyConfig

[-DominoServerName <String>]
[-DominoPassword <SecureString>]
[-DominoUserFetchIntervalInMinutes <UInt32>]
[-DominoUserSmtpDomains <String>]
[-ListeningPort <UInt32>]
[<CommonParameters>]

DominoServerName: Name of the Domino server, in Notes format (not FQDN).

DominoPassword: Password of the Domino user ($securePassword).

DominoUserFetchIntervalInMinutes: Time set to refresh list of Domino users.

DominoUserSmtpDomains: Fully qualified SMTP domain for Domino mail domain.

ListeningPort: Listening port for the Quest CMN Domino Free/Busy Connector Service. The F/B Connector uses port 8960 and 8961 for TCP communication. These ports can be adjusted if required using the provided cmdlets. Ensure these ports are not in use and not blocked by any firewall applications.

DominoIdFilePath: Path to ID file for Domino user. Must be stored on same computer where CMN Domino Free/Busy Connector Service is installed.

Set‑CmnExchangeFreeBusyConfig

[[-HostName] <String>]
[[-PortNumber] <Int32>]
[-ShowTentativeAsBusy]
[[-ExchangeEwsUrl] <String>]
[[-Credentials] <PSCredential>]
[-ValidateRedirect]
[[-ValidRedirectUrlList] <String[]>]

HostName: Name of the server hosting Exchange F/B Connector Service.

PortNumber: Port number the Exchange F/B Connector Service is located on.

ShowTentativeAsBusy: $True or $False. Show Tentative Busy as Busy.

ExchangeEwsUrl: The URL of the Exchange Web Service.

Credentials: Credentials to access the Exchange Service. Use Get-Credential to get the credentials.

ValidateRedirect: $True or $False. Can Autodiscover redirect to a different domain.

ValidRedirectUrlList: Comma-separated list of EWS URLs that are valid for Autodisover to redirect to.

Set‑CmnQCalConConfig

[[-ExchangeFreeBusyServiceHostName] <String>]
[[-ExchangeFreeBusyPortNumber] <Int32>]
[[-DaysOfFreeBusy] <UInt32>]

ExchangeFreeBusyServiceHostName: Name of the server hosting the Exchange F/B Connector Service.

ExchangeFreeBusyPortNumber: Port number of the Exchange F/B Connector Service.

DaysOfFreeBusy: Number of days of F/B to be retrieved from Exchange.

PowerShell to troubleshoot the F/B Connector

Get‑CmnExchangeFreeBusy

[-SmtpAddress] <String>

SmtpAddress: Email address of user for whom you are requesting F/B info.

Get‑CmnDominoFreeBusy

[-SmtpAddress] <String>

SmtpAddress: Email address of user for whom you are requesting F/B info.

Get‑CmnExchangeWebServicesUrl

[-EmailAddress] <String>
[-Credentials <PSCredential>]

EmailAddress: Email address of an Exchange user.

Credentials: Credentials to access the Exchange Service. Use Get-Credential to get the credentials.

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