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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

On-premises Exchange or hybrid O365 using shared (single) namespace

Follow these steps, in order as presented here, to install and configure CMN’s Free/Busy Connector for an on-premises Exchange or a hybrid Office 365 environment with a shared (single) namespace:

Remember that the FBC for a hybrid O365 is configured only between Notes/Domino and the local on-premises Exchange, while synchronization of the local Exchange to O365 is configured apart from CMN (and documented separately by Microsoft). Configuration of CMN’s FBC for a hybrid O365 is therefore the same as configuring for a local on-premises Exchange.

Step 1: Plan your FBC installation and configuration

To plan your overall FBC installation and configuration:

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.

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