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IBM TDI/SDI tuning guide

Vladislav Tatarincev  9 November 2018 11:29:30

Many of us use TDI (Tivoli Directory integrator) or new name is IBM Security Directory integrator.
On IBM Identity Management training where TDI (let me use old name) is also used, and we came across tuning of TDI.

For large Connections environments tuning might be needed, great guide. Even from 2010, still a lot of valuable information.

    No more sales and Technical exams are required to sell IBM Domino

    Vladislav Tatarincev  19 October 2018 17:10:00

    Today IBM has updated IBM Messaging and Collaboration product group Certification requirements. No more Sales or Technical exams are required to sell IBM Domino.

    While the intention is quite clear, to extend number of seats, I am a bit sceptic that people without proper knowledge can understand Notes licensing and PVU calculations, or plan deployment.
    So far it is not clear if partners who have certificates will have advantage, lets wait for @IBM clarification.

    Domino is a Swiss knife for Enterprise, or Ferrari from Software point of view. Beautiful software, for beginners a bit complicated, with own ideology, but software that can do a lot of things.
    I think people need some knowledge to sell it, and loyal old partners of IBM should have benefit or advantage in selling software professionally.

    As IBM Instructor from 2004 and DUAL PCLP Certified in all releases from 5->8.5  I am thirsty to hear about Certification for Notes 10/Domino 10 as Administrator, Developer and Instructor.

    For Domino 9 I have created my own 6 days Training class, and seems with things that were added in Domino 10 course will grow to 7 days. If interested in Training, check page here.
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      Domino 10 and Notes V10 will be available for Download soon

      Vladislav Tatarincev  9 October 2018 00:52:23
      IBM Just posted two technotes on how to download IBM Domino V10 and Notes v10.
      partnumbers are not yet available on Value Package, but will be available soon.
      Thank you IBM. Great product.

      Lets go and download it as soon as available. If you wish to secure IBM Domino with 2FA read my previous post. We plan special promotion for 2FA and Domino V10, it will be published later this week.

      2 Factor Authentication solution = Verified for Domino V10

      Vladislav Tatarincev  1 October 2018 09:39:26
      Our 2Factor Authentication solution for IBM Domino iNotes/Xpages/VerseOnPremise has passed verification for Domino V10.
      Installed and configured under 15 minutes, makes your environment secure.

      2FA is also requirement from GDPR, since it says "You should have additional security on top of login/password"

      More information on 2FA for IBM Domino is here.

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        50% discount on IBM Security exams, Sales, Mastery and Technical

        Vladislav Tatarincev  29 June 2018 08:45:43

        IBM Has announced via their certification blog discount on Security exams.
        More information can be found here. Due to GDPR and growing threats Security is growing market, and IBM helps parters to get knowledge.

        Another great help from IBM is where you can get knowledge for free about different IBM products, starting from Identity Management to IBM i2.
        I use this resouce a lot, and find it very valuable.

        Stay tuned, and check you passwords and logs ;)

        Certification tests:  SECURITY50CERT
        Sales mastery tests:  SECURITY50SM
        Technical mastery tests:  SECURITY50TSM

          Notes/Domino Fix List and Status page now has Domino 10.0 Hurray!

          Vladislav Tatarincev  15 June 2018 17:58:58
          Checked link to find particular version release date and found that Domino 10 is now included in IBM Notes/Domino fix list.


          If interested you can sign up for beta code here.

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            Perfect Domino: DBMT Tips on MailFiles with Custom Templates and Traveler

            Vladislav Tatarincev  12 June 2018 14:24:53
            Few years ago we started to design monitoring solution, that keeps an eye on Domino. We realized that many customers monitor only Port UP/DOWN.
            We gathered many hundreds of statistics and values that need to be monitored. Today it helped to filter DBMT issues customer had every night.

            If you check SHOW STAT DBMT.*, you may find some Unsuccessful >0. in majority of cases this is because file is busy and Domino cant drop it.
            For example if you have Traveler installed, you will never drop LotusTraveler.nsf by running DBMT, because Traveler task needs it. So you have to do this separately.

            If you want to monitor DBMT.Unsuccessful  it is good idea to use notes.ini DBMT_COMPACT_FILTER=LotusTraveler.nsf.
            as well, figured out that Crash.nsf where Domino stores all NSF files is always opened and not dropped, so it is wise to include this file as well. DBMT_COMPACT_FILTER=LotusTraveler.nsf,crash.nsf

            Since many customers use custom MailTemplates, check DBMT documentation, that says by default only databases that inherit design from StdR8Mail, StdR85Mail, StdR9Mail will be processed.
            If you want all your user $Inbox $Sent, $All to be up to date in the morning, dont forget to implement another notes.ini DBMT_MAILTemplate=StdR9MailCYONE,StdR9Custom

            Check out this link for DBMT presentation from IBM Support
            Image:Perfect Domino: DBMT Tips on MailFiles with Custom Templates and Traveler

              Upgrading .box and Templates to new version of ODS

              Vladislav Tatarincev  24 April 2018 12:49:50
              When you work with Domino databases, old ODS versions should warn you. Normally all databases on servers must be on latest ODS version.
              We all know that Create_R5_Databases=1 must be enabled and after that "Compact -c" should be fired. When You do Upgrade, then some system databases should be compacted offline, with server turned off, just by running compact command.

              Compact -c unfortunately will skip templates.

              We have a tool, that periodically scans all databases, all ACLs, all agents, and not only does inventory, but also calculates penalty poinst for every databases, and later brings these results to Monitoring.
              If developer creates a  ACL , where anonymous is too high, Monitoring will bring alert.
              FullText index Immediate on Large DB, or not enabled DAOS will give some penalty points to db.
              As result  you can find most problematic databases, and fix it, rerun a report and then see that server feels better now. I will blog more about monitoring later this month.

              To bring all templates on latest ODS, you can run "Load compact -c -*"
              This is documented in
              Official Explanation from IBM, that storing in old ODS saves some space for templates, but for me 50 templates and  2-3MB saving per template is not so important. I better be sure that all my databases are on last ODS, and as soon as somebody puts database in old ODS

              ODS 52 (Latest one) is almost twice faster, then 43 ODS. Even if db is very small, on IBM Notes clients, Upgraded ODS will give you faster Notes client.

              Image:Upgrading .box and Templates to new version of ODS

              Image:Upgrading .box and Templates to new version of ODS