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Building the IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 Infrastructure

Course Description


This course builds on the skills introduced in Lotus Education's IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 System Administration Fundamentals course (D8L75). The course is designed to introduce IBM Lotus Domino system administrators to the process of establishing an IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 environment. It provides students with hands-on practice with installing Lotus Domino servers and clients; configuring users, groups, and administrative tools; and configuring, managing, and troubleshooting mail.  


The target audience for this intermediate course is system administrators new to Lotus Domino, who have a general understanding of the Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes administration environment, and who will be responsible for initial installation and setup of a basic Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes 8 infrastructure, and setup of Domino Mail servers in the corporate intranet and extranet (i.e. Internet) environments.


You should:
  • Completion of the IBM Lotus Domino 8 System Administration Operating Fundamentals course (D8L75) orequivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.

Key topics

Lesson 1: Setting Up the First Server and Administrator
  • Topic 1A: Analyzing a Deployment Plan
  • Topic 1B: Installing the IBM Lotus Domino Server Software
  • Topic 1C: Installing the IBM Lotus Domino Administrator Client Software
  • Topic 1D: Launching and Configuring the First Server
  • Topic 1E: Configuring the First Workstation
  • Topic 1F: Assigning Roles to Administrators and Servers
Lesson 2: Adding IBM Lotus Domino Servers
  • Topic 2A: Registering Servers
  • Topic 2B: Configuring and Starting Additional IBM Lotus Domino Servers
Lesson 3: Adding IBM Lotus Notes Clients
  • Topic 3A: Creating an Organizational Unit Certifier
  • Topic 3B: Registering New Administrators
  • Topic 3C: Registering Users from a File
  • Topic 3D: Replicating Server Document Changes
  • Topic 3E: Setting Up an Administrator Workstation
  • Topic 3F: Verifying the IBM Lotus Domino Installation
  • Topic 3G: Creating Replicas on Multiple Servers
Lesson 4: Administering Users
  • Topic 4A: Creating Groups
  • Topic 4B: Creating an Organizational Policy
  • Topic 4C: Creating and Assigning an Explicit Policy
Lesson 5: Setting Up Server Administration
  • Topic 5A: Customizing the IBM Lotus Domino Administrator Work Environment
  • Topic 5B: Setting Access to Create Databases on the Server
  • Topic 5C: Setting Administration Levels
  • Topic 5D: Setting Logging Levels
Lesson 6: Synchronizing IBM Lotus Domino System Databases
  • Topic 6A: Creating Server Groups for Replication
  • Topic 6B: Creating a Connection Document
Lesson 7: Configuring Basic Intranet Mail Routing
  • Topic 7A: Configuring Notes Named Networks
  • Topic 7B: Implementing a Hub-and-Spoke Mail Routing Topology
  • Topic 7C: Selecting a Mail Storage Format for Incoming Mail
Lesson 8: Configuring Mail Routing to the Internet
  • Topic 8A: Enabling the SMTP Listener Task
  • Topic 8B: Configuring Basic SMTP Settings
  • Topic 8C: Restricting Internet Mail Delivery
  • Topic 8D: Enabling Whitelist and Blacklist Filters
  • Topic 8E: Configuring Extended SMTP (E/SMTP) Options
  • Topic 8F: Configuring Internet Addressing
  • Topic 8G: Testing SMTP
Lesson 9: Establishing Mail Controls
  • Topic 9A: Configuring Router Restrictions
  • Topic 9B: Implementing Message Disclaimers
  • Topic 9C: Implementing Mail Delivery Controls
  • Topic 9D: Implementing Mail Transfer Controls
  • Topic 9E: Configuring Multiple Server Mailboxes
Lesson 10: Implementing Mail Rules and Storage Limits
  • Topic 10A: Creating and Activating a Server Mail Rule
  • Topic 10B: Enabling Mail Journaling
  • Topic 10C: Implementing Blacklist Tag and Whitelist Tag Mail Rule Conditions
  • Topic 10D: Establishing Mail Quotas
  • Topic 10E: Controlling Inbox Size with Inbox Maintenance
  • Topic 10F: Archiving Mail
Lesson 11: Monitoring Mail
  • Topic 11A: Verifying Routing and Checking Mail Delivery
  • Topic 11B: Enabling Mail Statistics
  • Topic 11C: Enabling Message Tracking
  • Topic 11D: Configuring Message Recall
Lesson 12: Resolving Common Mail Routing Problems
  • Topic 12A: Sending a Mail Trace
  • Topic 12B: Restarting the Router
  • Topic 12C: Forcing Mail Routing
  • Topic 12D: Resolving Undelivered and Dead Mail


  • Set up the first server and the administrator
  • Add Lotus Domino servers
  • Add Lotus Notes clients
  • Administer users by creating groups and implementing policies
  • Set up server administration
  • Synchronize Lotus Domino system databases
  • Configure basic intranet mail routing
  • Configure mail routing to the Internet
  • Establish mail controls
  • Implement mail rules and storage limits
  • Monitor mail
  • Resolve common mail routing problems

Course Duration

2 Days
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