Domino Transaction Logs and Drives with 4k Sectors  

By Ted Hardenburgh | 12/4/20 1:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I’m working with a client moving their on-premises data center to Azure. We’re getting the first Domino servers configured there to test performance. I’m not an Azure expert, so the client is also working with someone who is. And while configuring the new servers for transaction logging, we came across and issue that neither had seen before. Azure uses 4k sector sizes on its drives by default and while that is working fine for the drives running the Domino progream and storing the Domino data, when we went to enable transaction logging, Domino crashed as the log files were being generated, just as the last file was being created.

Sametime Meetings 11.5 is the Business!  

By Cormac McCarthy | 12/4/20 1:29 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

There’s been so much chatter on Sametime Premium Meetings 11.5 since the full release last month and with good reason. I’ll keep this as simple as I can, as the user experience is just that, simple. It’s everything a user would expect from a Premium, Enterprise video meeting service. It’s clean, intuitive and modern and it works.

Suppress the "Edit On Desktop" popup entirely in your HCL Connections environment.  

By Remco Angioni | 12/4/20 1:27 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Every time you edit a file using the Edit On Desktop feature, a popup appears. You can check the option “Don’t show this message again”, but when you choose another file, it’s popping up again. And of course, when you clear your browser data including the cookies, the entire process starts from the beginning.

The end of one long mission and the beginning of another   

By Ales Lichtenberg | 12/3/20 9:12 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

It’s unbelievable for me too, but after 26 years, yes you read right, after 26 years I’ve decided to accept a new job offer. My last working day at KAISER DATA will be December 31st. From January 1, my new employer will be the leading Czech HCL Business Partner – Whitesoft. One of my colleagues will be, for example, another HCL Ambassador Jan Valdman.

Testing new Domino 12 transaction methods  

By Martin Pradny | 12/3/20 9:06 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Domino V12 EAP contains new methods to manage code transactions. The underlying C API has been there for quite some time, but I've never really looked at it. Now it's finally official and you will be able to leverage these new features in your apps.

NSD -monitor on Linux  

By Ulrich Krause | 12/3/20 2:52 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

NSD is a great tool to find the cause of a crash or hang ( if you are familiar with how to do the analysis ). But sometimes the log file created by NSD does not include enough information to find the root cause of a problem. In this case, you can start NSD in monitor mode.

Which ACME providers beside Let’s Encrypt do you use?  

By Daniel Nashed | 12/3/20 2:51 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Is someone using other ACME providers then Let's Encrypt to request web server certificates? I have been playing with all applications/services I found... Pebble and Boulder are just test servers for ACME client developers. You can't really use them for anything production. The certificates are not trusted and when you restart the server, all your accounts are gone. But SmallStep CA is a pretty interesting project and I have blogged about some weeks ago.

The Intricate Work of OSGi Dependencies on Domino  

By Jesse Gallagher | 12/2/20 2:10 PM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

One of the main goals of OSGi is proper runtime dependency management, not only allowing a bundle to declare what its dependencies are to ensure that they're there, but even to select one of multiple available versions. For example, you might have one bundle that expects Guava 15 but not higher and another that expects 18 or above, and both can be loaded successfully if you have multiple Guava versions installed.

Flexible View Control for XPages – Category Renderers   

By Michael G. Smith | 12/2/20 2:12 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

What is a Renderer? In the DataTables world, “Renderers” play an important role in creating the visual representation of a table. In fact, behind the scenes the Flexible View Control uses Renderers to display all of the data in a View. In the future, I will be posting about creating custom renderers to further enhance the Flexible View Control, but this post focuses on “Category Renderers” in keeping with the category/subcategory theme of recent posts. Technically speaking, Category Renderers are not the same as standard DataTable Renderers. But the concept is the same – taking a data input and altering the output that is presented to the user.

Notes client 11.0.1 in Windows 10 is blurred at scale and layout display 125%  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 12/2/20 2:11 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I received a request to resolve the following issue. After upgrading the Notes client from 9.0.1 to 11.0.1 on a Windows 10 laptop and the recommended display of 125% (Scale and layout), the Notes client and all applications were a bit blurry. The same problem can be reproduced when set to 150%

HCL Digital Solutions Sandbox  

By Rainer Brandl | 12/2/20 2:09 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL is offering the possibility to test multiple Collaboration Solutions with one account. You just have to register and afterwards it´s possible for you to check the amazing capabilities of HCL Domino Volt including sample apps and HCL Sametime Premium

31 years of Notes   

By NCUG | 11/30/20 7:40 AM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

Last Friday, November 27th, HCL Notes had it’s birthday. 31 years ago, a revolutionary piece of software was unleashed upon the world. And what a ride it has been.

DirSync – OID rules for bitwise comparison.  

By Ulrich Krause | 11/30/20 2:37 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

As of FP2 for Domino / Notes 11.0.1, DirSync now supports filters using OID rules for bitwise comparison. This extension of the filter options is very useful if you want to filter on attributes that contain the information as bit patterns.

Overrule external mailflow in Domino in case of ForeignDomain *.* to AllInternetHosts  

By Remco Angioni | 11/30/20 2:35 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

When you have setup the SMTP routing by Foreign Domain document and pulling the mail towards 1 or more OutBound SMTP Domino servers, you cannot add an alternative route for mail and outbound SMTP flow. Every mail is routed to the defined SMTP Domino server in the connection documents.

Flexible View Control for XPages – Adding Subcategories To Categorized Views  

By Michael G. Smith | 11/30/20 2:34 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

With the last post in the Flexible View Control Series introducing categorized Views, this post is picking right up where that left off and demonstrating how easy it can be to add multiple levels of categorization to a View.

Happy Happy 31st Anniversay - HCL Notes and Domino  

By Mat Newman | 11/27/20 6:15 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

While 2020 is a year that most of us would like to forget, TODAY - the 27th of November - is ONE day that I like to recognise every year, because it represents a significant milestone in the software industry. Today is the 31st anniversary of the Gold Release build of the software that is now known as HCL Notes and Domino, that was compiled in it's first iteration as Lotus Notes Release 1.

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Design Errors Notes Database - Roles  

By John Oldenburger | 11/27/20 1:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post a brief explanation of a design problem concerning the roles in the Access Control List of Notes databases. Defining roles requires coordination between the database manager and designer to determine if a role is necessary and to decide which users, groups or servers should be assigned the role.

How to run Notes Apps on Big Sur on brand new Mac’s with M1 chip   

By Roberto Mazzoni | 11/25/20 4:29 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Practically with the release of Apple Big Sur, HCL also delivered the Fix Pack for HCL Notes. Many thanks, we appreciated that very much. The release notes make clear that an Intel based Mac is required. And as usual we already have requests for Mac’s with new M1 chip. HCL Notes does not (yet) run on Mac’s with the brand new M1 chips.

Verse App on Android is not “respecting” security settings from the server  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/24/20 3:20 AM | Development - Digital Experience | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today I had a call with a customer who complained that after an upgrade of the Verse App the user was forced either to enter a 8-pin password or a 6 character alphanumeric password. The weird issue was that we forced the user only to have a 6 digit numeric password set on the device in the settings of the HCL Traveler server. After opening a case at HCL we received the information that Google required changes to the Device administration for Android 10 and above devices. There´s also an entry in the HCL Knowledge Base describing the complete issue.

Using the Quill editor in XPages  

By Chris Bekas | 11/23/20 6:06 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If you're after a simple WYSIWYG HTML editor to add to your XPages apps, take a look at Quill. Quill is a flexible and powerful open-source HTML editor built for compatibility and extensibility that can easily be integrated in XPages applications as a replacement to the built-in RichText editor, if all you're after is the HTML output.

Domino on Docker remote workshop with hosted servers   

By Daniel Nashed | 11/23/20 3:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Last week Thomas Hampel and myself did the first part of a remote hands-on workshop. Each participants is sitting @home on their own computer. Last year at the DNUG workshop we had everyone install their Linux server on their notebook on the VM product of their choice. That was a bigger challenge that we thought. I prepared a whole server with local lab network with CentOS mirror, Docker registry, DNS, local clone of Docker documentation, own Git server, it took still quite a while to have everyone up and running. Standardized hosted infrastructure in the cloud I had that idea a while ago and last weekend I finally took the time to write it up for this workshop. It took some time, but this will not be the last workshop where we are using it. For sure we will have more workshops and make that concept available for others like DNUG here in Germany.

Moving Domino to a container  

By Oliver Busse | 11/23/20 3:29 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today I successfully moved a Domino server from a native installation on a non-supported Linux to a docker container. It actually wasn't really a moving as I installed a different server version. The original server was V11 and the containerized one now is of course the latest code drop of V12.

Advanced Configuration of Meeting Invitations  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/20/20 3:46 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Yesterday I had an issue at customer site. The customer is using Microsoft Teams with their official domain ““. This domain is also used as primary domain in the Global Domain document on their Domino Server. The customer has an optional internet domain ““.

Domino 12 EAP and OpenNTF Webinar Recap  

By Oliver Busse | 11/20/20 3:16 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Yesterday OpenNTF hosted the November webinar about Docker in general and Domino on Docker in particular. The aspects were diverse: from a manager's point of view, a developers perspective and for administrators. Christian Güdemann, our OpenNTF chairman opened the session by talking about general benefits using container. Then Dan Dumont, also OpenNTF board member, demonstrated how he uses 3 (!) Dominos on his machine to work on the AppDev pack - impressive! The last block was performed by Roberto Boccadoro (you guess it, OpenNTF board member, too) who showed how to get the Domino Early Access Program code drop up and running which is delivered exclusively as a Docker image and has no installers. This was done in several minutes including the server configuration - awesome!

Some notes on upgrading to Sametime 11.5  

By Cormac McCarthy | 11/20/20 1:15 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Couple of quick notes on upgrading Sametime to 11.5 (from Sametime 11.0 FP2). For this article I’ll concentrate on the chat server, so Sametime Community server and Sametime proxy. It’s based on a recent real-life install on Windows 2016 where all components sit on the same host. Firstly, it would be remiss not to say that generally with anything related to Sametime nowadays I’ll check what Ales Lichtenberg has written and here is no different. This guide works but I’d a couple of addendums from my experience.

ID Sync for Nomad Biometrics Authentication, Traveler now supports MySQL and Notes on Big Sur.  

By Cormac McCarthy | 11/19/20 2:55 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL aren’t shy on rolling out big new features are they…. There’s been three significant releases in the last 24 hours. HCL Notes and Domino have both have 11.0.1 FP2 released and Traveler similarly has 11.0.2. These are not bog standard fix packs.

Traveler 11.0.2 released -- including Support for MySQL in Traveler HA mode  

By Daniel Nashed | 11/19/20 2:52 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Beside some important JVM out of memory fixes and room reservation support for ESA 16.x with Apple calendar, there is one more big new thing! Support for MySQL !! This is big news for many customers. Today the DB2 license is still bundled with the Traveler HA license. This is still covered by an agreement with IBM. But this support will end as some point and if a customer uses DB2 just for Traveler HA, this might be overkill..

HCL Traveler v11.0.2 released including MySQL support for Traveler HA Pools  

By Detlev Poettgen | 11/18/20 7:18 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Traveler 11.0.2 with Build Level Build 202010261910_30 includes fixes for the Traveler server and two new features. The big news: Traveler 11.0.2 will support MySQL for building Traveler HA Pools (Cluster) as one more option besides IBM DB2 or Microsoft SQL Server.

Flexible View Control for XPages Updates  

By Michael G. Smith | 11/18/20 1:40 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

On the heels of the OpenNTF Webinar where I presented the Flexible View Control for XPages, I was able to make some long-overdue updates that improve the functionality and performance of the control. Get the code from GitHub: Release v2020-11-17 Updates in this release: Improved the setup and configuration process to make it more intuitive,…

The Resiliency of HCL Domino and how to get Multiple SSL Certs to work with it  

By Keith Brooks | 11/18/20 1:35 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

There was a technical limitation since removed in Domino 11 related to how Domino handled the SNI(Server Name Indication). Prior to R11 you can only use one SSL certificate per IP address in Domino. Since I run about a dozen domains on my server, this was not helpful, but now, it works quite well.