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Coexistence Manager for Notes 3.8.2 - 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

4-4 (optional): Configure logging for F/B components

By default, CMN is installed with the log4net utility to generate log files of CMN components’ activity. This information is critical to diagnosing any configuration issues that may arise. Logging is enabled by default for all CMN components.

The default configurations will be suitable for most organizations and circumstances, but you can customize logging features. The log4net utility may be configured to work a particular way with each CMN component. Configuration instructions are nearly identical for all components, so we present the instructions separately, in Appendix C of the User Guide.

4-5 (conditional): Configuring CMN's FBC for Domino clusters

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. Follow the procedures below to set up this configuration. Initially, ClusterNode1 is the active Domino server.

Install QCalCon in ClusterNode2. See 2-1: Physically install the CMN QCalCon task. (QCalCon was installed in ClusterNode1 during step 2 of the initial procedure of this series.)

4-6: Run CMN's Management Console to configure FBC components

Use CMN’s Management Console to configure the Free/Busy Connector’s components—to identify the participating servers and their locations, register the necessary account access credentials, and set other operating parameters and preferences. See chapter 4 of the CMN User Guide for field notes and application notes for each screen in the F/B Connector Management Console.

Be sure to add the O365 suffix ( to the UPN (User Principal Name) suffixes in the Active Directory Domains and Trusts MMC. This lets CMN sign-on to both O365 and the on-prem Exchange with the same credentials (assuming the passwords are the same). If the credentials are different, the FBC lookups to O365 will fail.

Step 5: Configure and test connections among Notes/Domino, Exchange and CMN's FBC Web Server

Before using CMN’s Free/Busy Connector, both directories should be updated to include representative objects for users in both systems. For best results, Quest recommends the CMN Directory Connector for this purpose. The Directory Connector is another CMN component that may already be installed and configured. For more information about the CMN Directory Connector, see User Guide chapter 2.

Use CMN’s Directory Connector to define a bidirectional update (a pair of single-direction updates, in opposite directions, run sequentially)—if you do not have such a pair already defined.

NOTE: If you will enable Free/Busy features for Outlook 2003 clients by using Exchange public folders: Remember that the corresponding DC connector must be configured, for both the Provision and Update functions, with an attribute assignment that matches the AD extensionAttribute you designate for this purpose. (The attribute and its value are designated in the F/B Connector Management Console, in the Exchange Public Folder Writer-AD Contacts screen, as described in the User Guide.)

Schedule the DC connector to run automatically at a frequency to keep both directories current throughout the coexistence period.

You may choose instead to perform a directory synchronization manually, in which case you may follow the two procedures below.

To synchronize Domino mail users to Exchange contacts:


To synchronize Exchange mail users to Domino contacts:

Select Messaging | Domains, then click Add Domain.
Select the Basics tab. In the Foreign domain name box, enter a fictitious domain name (for example, CMNFreeBusy). This forces Domino to direct queries to QCalCon rather than to internal queues. Quest recommends using subdomains with the F/B Connector if feasible.
The name of the foreign SMTP domain must be prepended by an asterisk, for example: * This forces Domino to direct queries to QCalCon rather than to internal queues. Quest recommends using subdomains with the F/B Connector if feasible.
Select the Mail Information tab. Enter the Gateway server name where the QCalCon Domino Server Task is installed.
Click the Calendar Information tab, and enter the Calendar server name of the server running QCalCon Domino Server Task.
Set the mail type to Other Internet Mail.
Set the CalendarDomain property to the same value as the CalendarSystem property of the Foreign Domain document. (This permits configuration of CMN’s Free/Busy Domino server task, QCalCon.)
Set the InternetAddress property of the Person Document to the Exchange SMTP email address.
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