Consolidating lotus notes servers

29-May-2019 15:49

The above pictures show the before and after consolidation difference on one of the sites of your Notes organization. Before consolidation a typical multi-server Notes organizations looks like this: Domino servers are the blue spots, each server hosting the Notes databases of the users plugged on the network of the site or of the building (represented by the grey surfaces).

Domino servers are interconnected via WAN links (the blue lines).

After consolidation of your Domino servers, here is the picture: The Domino servers of the sites have been removed and replaced by routers connecting the networks of the sites to the consolidated server(s).

When, , a Notes user from Site A sends a Notes message to a user located on Site B , email traffic is generated between the Domino server of Site A and the Domino server of Site B, using the WAN link between these Domino servers.Andy Pedisich, President of Technotics, was pulled in to assess the requirements and to design the project that would pull these MS Exchange domains and Lotus Notes domains into an already existing corporate Notes domain.The firm also wanted to consolidate Domino servers onto a bigger, more resilient platform, moving from geographically distributed WIntel platform based servers to centrally located clustered Domino servers running in the IBM i Series AS400 environment.Contrary to the LAN traffic, this WAN traffic has a cost.If, at the same time, a Notes user from Site C sends a message to a Notes user on Site D,, email traffic is generated between the Domino server of Site C and the Domino server of Site D, using the WAN link between these Domino servers.

When, , a Notes user from Site A sends a Notes message to a user located on Site B , email traffic is generated between the Domino server of Site A and the Domino server of Site B, using the WAN link between these Domino servers.

Andy Pedisich, President of Technotics, was pulled in to assess the requirements and to design the project that would pull these MS Exchange domains and Lotus Notes domains into an already existing corporate Notes domain.

The firm also wanted to consolidate Domino servers onto a bigger, more resilient platform, moving from geographically distributed WIntel platform based servers to centrally located clustered Domino servers running in the IBM i Series AS400 environment.

Contrary to the LAN traffic, this WAN traffic has a cost.

If, at the same time, a Notes user from Site C sends a message to a Notes user on Site D,, email traffic is generated between the Domino server of Site C and the Domino server of Site D, using the WAN link between these Domino servers.

The entire clustered server environment supported over 100,000 users and 10,000 Notes applications worldwide.