Domino in V11
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Digital Solutions | November 5, 2020
Remotely Debugging Java Applications with Domino 11
For Domino customers on v9 or 10, you might be familiar with debugging a Java agent remotely on IBM JVM using the following server ini’s and set Port 8000 in Debug Configuration from the Designer client: JavaEnableDebug=1 JavaDebugOptions=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=8000  This will work up to Domino v10 but not on Domino v11. In fact, doing so will cause it to crash! This article is going to help developers looking for a way to debug Java agents remotely on Domino v11. The pre-requisites are:  Domino v11 or above on Windows Server 2016 / 2019. HCL Domino Console. Notes, Designer and Administrator Client v11 or above. Java agent to be debugged. Any Web Browser to run Java agent.  Domino v11 uses OpenJDK. With the above ini's enabled, both the JVMs would attempt to bind to same port (8000) and the second process that attempts to bind to this port would fail and crash. To overcome this problem, the idea is to remove the Port 8000 from the Debug and attach it to some other random Port.  First, you will need to add the below ini’s to the server’s notes.ini.   JavaEnableDebug=1  JavaDebugOptions=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n  Note that we are not binding the Debug to Port 8000 by omitting address=8000, as compared to ini which was set on earlier version of Domino.  The JVM will then pick a random port. To know the random Port number, simply quit and load http or run your Java agent from web browser and check the console from HCL Domino Console Program. You will need to restart http task after adding those ini’s to make it work.  Note down this Port number somewhere as you would need it in next step. (The server console in the Administrator Client doesn’t show the Port number information.) With your Port number, you are going to bind to the Debug from the Designer client. Go to Tools menu > Debug Server-side Javascript > Manage Debug Configuration You should land on the Debug Configuration window. Here you need to mention the Port number which you noted down from the HCL Domino Console...
Digital Solutions | October 14, 2020
New October Release: Domino Early Access Program
Last month, we introduced the HCL Domino V12 Early Access Program, where we provided customers the chance to test new product features early in the development cycle. Today, our engaged development team has provided a new code drop named "October 2020", now available for download on Flexnet to all current customers.  We are looking for YOUR feedback on the features provided below, please:  Start testing the Early Access Code - details on how to get started can be found here  Vote for the ideas referenced or leave a comment Join the discussion and provide feedback in our forum here. What’s Provided in this Release     Time-based one-time password (TOTP) authentication   When users log on to a Domino Web server, you can now require that they provide time-based one-time passwords in addition to their user names and passwords. These one-time passwords are generated by authenticator apps like Authy, Google Authenticator or similar.   DAOS Version 2   DAOS Version 2 (DAOSV2) is a new version of DAOS that provides a more reliable way of tracking DAOS objects on a server.    Certificate management improvements   A number of enhancements and improvements related to certificate management are provided:   Disable TLS 1.0 by default now   Support for PEM-file format, in additon to *.kyr file format  (Note: This feature is intended as a test bed for future work supporting PEM-formatted keys and certificates)   Support for using CertMgr to import third-party CA keys and certificates - based on this idea (Thanks Martin!)  Support for replacing keys generated by the Let's Encrypt CA    Domino directory enhancements   There are a number of improvements around the Domino directory design (pubnames.ntf) to improve usability for administrators. Some of which were long standing requests. If you like what you see, please vote for the idea(s)s referenced below:  Mail-In Databases and Resources view - based on your input from this idea (Thanks Michael!)The Mail-In Databases and Resources view now displays the internet addresses of mail-in databases that have them and also includes a Go to...
Digital Solutions | September 23, 2020
Licensing Update: Introducing CCX, External User Entitlements
This year, HCL Digital Solutions has delivered a modern, per user, licensing model for Domino – HCL Domino Complete Collaboration Business Edition (a.k.a. “CCB”). CCB has helped facilitate the growth in the Domino customer base and new user adoption and we’re proud to announce the completion of CCB licensing with the introduction of an eXternal user entitlement – the “CCX” Authorized User.  CCB: Simplifying HCL Domino Licensing  CCB is a key step in our journey to provide one license model for HCL Domino, eliminating the uncertainty of server capacity and sub-capacity (PVU) licensing. A simple “Per User everything model” - use any client and any protocol for any server capacity to run all applications – including enterprise e-mail (HCL Verse). Transparent license compliance management by simple user counting. Adding additional capabilities to the core Domino environment under CCB entitlements – like HCL SafeLinx 1.1 which is now entitled for all CCB users. We recently added a Guest user entitlement to permit web applications to run on CCB licensed servers – vastly improving the value of CCB. (This blog post contains updates to the announcement, “HCL Complete Collaboration (CCB) Guest Licensing” from July 29, 2020) More capabilities will be provided using a simple “add-on” scheme for CCB licensing, which now includes: Domino Volt: can be licensed to all CCB users at renewal or new CCB license sale Sametime Premium v11.5: special price add-on to all CCB users , as soon as Sametime 11.5 goes eGA in November. (Sametime Premium stand-alone will also be available at full price.) CCX: per user add-on for external users, from the end of September. Introducing CCX   CCX is an add-on to a CCB entitled Domino environment extending applications to external users at an attractive per user price. We now distinguish between internal users - who must be...
Digital Solutions | September 15, 2020
Project Eleven: Get the Most Out of Domino with Easy Direct Upgrades
HCL is fully committed to enabling you and your organization to maximize the value you get from the Domino and Sametime platforms today and in the future.   In the latest release of Domino v11.0.1, we’ve delivered innovative new capabilities such as low-code app dev and integration with Microsoft Active Directory. We’ve also launched a brand new Sametime meetings solution over the last two years. The response from customers and business partners has been unanimously positive!    Today, we’re excited to announce, “Project Eleven,” a new program designed to help every Domino and Sametime customer running on releases prior to v11 have a smooth upgrade experience. As part of the HCL Digital Solutions Academy, Project Eleven’s goal is to enable you to:   Go straight to Domino v11.0.1: HCL now supports direct upgrades from any of Domino version prior to v11. Whether you’re on v8, v9, or older, you can go straight to v11.0.1 with no additional steps necessary. Experience the latest version of Sametime risk-free: Secure meetings and data privacy are the most important features in today’s environment. Sametime meetings runs on Cloud Native technologies allowing you to auto scale as needed. Experience our brand new, highly secure, scalable video meetings and enterprise chat risk-free. Augment your skills today: Attend our online training sessions and get best-in-class support and training from a technical advocate in your local language. We’re rolling out more than 40 webinars and workshops and new articles, cookbooks, and help guides. Speak to a technical expert: Schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled technical advisors to understand your options and create an upgrade plan that’s right for you.    Check out the new Project Eleven webpage to find all the resources you need to make your upgrade worry-free.                                             
Digital Solutions | September 8, 2020
Introducing HCL Domino Early Access Program
We’re proud to announce the HCL Domino Early Access Program, a new program that gives our customers and business partners a chance to test new product features early in the development cycle. This program provides a preview of features and functionality that may be shipped with a future version of HCL Domino and gives us the ability to incorporate your valuable feedback. At this stage, we are providing early access to features that contribute to HCL Domino v12.  The Early Access Program aims to get feedback on specific features, with a more formal traditional beta program planned at a later stage to receive feedback on the overall release quality and language packaging.  The Early Access Program is feature-driven and iterative, meaning new iterations and code drops will be made available as soon as it is declared ready for testing by our development team. New code drops can be provided in just a few weeks after the previous one, on short notice, without sticking to a fixed release cycle.   Based on your feedback we may proceed, improve or adjust the feature, or in some cases withdraw the feature from the code stream. The following graphic illustrates this concept: Each code drop is provided in the form of a Docker image which enables us to ship new iterations faster and to minimize the time to upgrade from one code drop to the next. You can expect us to deliver code drops at a fast pace as we want participants to have exclusive access to our latest product feature set. Please note that only the newest code drop will be available for you to download. How to Participate HCL Ambassadors who have registered Domino v11.0.1 Beta Preview will automatically be added to Domino Early Access Program. Customers and partners with a current Notes/Domino entitlement will also have access to the Early Access Program as of today. There is no need to register separately to participate. For overall...
Digital Solutions | August 18, 2020
Best Practices for Upgrading to v11: Webinar Replay and Q&A
Last week, our team of global support advisors hosted a webinar on best practices for upgrading to Domino v11. If you missed the webinar, feel free to watch the replay here. In this session, we covered several topics on how to prepare for a successful upgrade including: Baseline monitoring: Know your current workloads   Evaluating your environment: Should you upgrade in-place, or do you need new hardware? Deployment sequence: See the order of steps to upgrade your environment  Preparing your environment: What to do before your upgrade  Application upgrades: Learn how to handle your custom apps    We received a lot of questions during the webinar and you can find the Q&A recap below.    Want to learn more about what’s new in Domino v11 before planning your upgrade? Download this deep dive to see newest features. For our technical folks, check out this support article which provides a guide on how to plan your upgrade and a step-by-step guide for Domino install, setup, and upgrade tasks.   Q: Regarding Notes.ini, are there any tools we can use to check the values used in our Notes.ini to identify redundant ones?    A: DCT would be a good place to start, however there is no such tool available for the same. DCT will not detect duplicates. It is a best practice to start with a new notes.ini file.  Q: Can we get a list of Notes.ini obsolete parameters?  A: We are working on a consolidated article and will be publishing it soon.  Q: Is there a URL for recommend new Notes.ini settings to help weed out old Notes.ini settings?  A: Starting with a new Notes.ini file is the best way to ensure your file does not contain outdated settings.   Q: Can we have a mix of both Domino 9 for applications and Domino 11 for email servers?  A: Yes, you can upgrade your mail servers to version 11 now, and the application servers can remain at Domino 9.0.1. As mentioned, make sure that you are not mixing Domino versions in a cluster. Use a test pilot to see how well your Domino 9.0.1 applications work in the Notes 11 client.  Q: Is...
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