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New mail account

Andy Pedisich  August 6 2014 09:19:22 AM
I am working on a project where I have been given a new mail account.  It doesn't matter where or what it is, it's new.

Just for fun, with only 4 messages in my inbox so far, I am trying to discipline myself.  I will retain no email unless it is really needed to see how small a quantity of email I can retain.  Enough of the 2 GB mail already.



Got a new cert

Andy Pedisich  July 29 2014 09:31:00 PM
About a week ago I completed a new level in IBM certs.  I passed the IBM Smartcloud Notes Hybrid Config and Onboard Data Transfer test.

I had to take a special training course to be allowed to take this exam.  This means that Technotics is now authorized to assist customers with creating a hybrid environment and moving to the cloud.

I've learned details of rolling out a hybrid environment using on-premises Notes domains and the IBM SmartCloud technology.  This includes designing and developing the infrastructure, migrating all or selected parts of mail files into the IBM SmartCloud, and skills in managing the whole project.

I've done plenty of Domain consolidations in my career.  And I've done plenty of migrations.  It's very nice to be in a position to assist those who want to move all or part of their Notes domain to the Smartcloud. It's a good move for those that want to leave the infrastructure management business to someone else.

Along the way to take the course and the cert exam I had to build a new Domino lab environment from scratch for me to work with. I do this often, but rarely with the target of blending into a hybrid environment.  I got some "real life" experience of preparing mail files and uploading them to the cloud.  

I was tasked to build several Domino servers with different roles, which I chose to create them in Amazon's EC2.  It was an enriching experience.  I don't think I will ever purchase another server.  It was way too cool to build it and configure it on EC2.  I'm still quite a newbie at it, but I'll never purchase another server for the office.



Resource reservations

Andy Pedisich  June 10 2014 03:22:32 PM
You can't change resource documents or add a new reservation if the server you're on is not the administration server for the R&R database.  Hold that thought.

If the ACL says that the admin server (the one with the key icon) is DominoTest1/Test and the actual name of the server is DominoTEST1/TEST, you won't be able to add a new reservation or change resource documents.  That's because the Lotusscript that does the comparison between the the name on the ACL and the db.server property don't do non-upper and lower case comparison.  They do a direct comparison.  And if the case doesn't match, everything stops.

I had forgotten all about that until this afternoon when it got up and bit me.



Added staging names to Connect 2014 downloadables

Andy Pedisich  June 4 2014 04:55:32 PM
If you're doing domain consolidations, I've added the Staging Names address book that I use.

It has some agents that might be helpful.

We've done quite a few major domain consolidations over the past year.  We seem to custom make tools for different consolidation situations, but this staging directory is pretty central.

Hit the Connect 2014 resources link to download the staging address book.