Boot Camp Training

Domino Administration: The Essentials

Like many, you may be responsible for not only your IBM Domino environment, but for several other environments as well. This leads to a situation where you have an implementation you may not fully understand, and therefore, are not as effective at administering it as you could be. This video series is designed to ensure you have a solid understanding of your Domino environment. Additionally, you will learn about new features and functions that are available with Domino and how to implement the most critical ones. You’ll also learn about some hidden gems that will make your life as an Administrator much more productive.

This Boot Camp video training series was produced in conjunction with Kim Greene Consulting.

Learning Objectives

In this Boot Camp, you will learn:

  • Upgrade best practices
  • How to properly secure your Domino infrastructure
  • How to make your Domino environment highly available by understanding the ins and outs of clustering and replication and how to set it up in your environment
  • Key features available with the latest release and feature packs of the IBM Domino product and how to implement them
  • Do’s and don’ts for achieving the most optimal performance
  • Make email/calendar/contacts mobile and highly available

Upon completion, you will understand:

  • IBM Domino infrastructure
  • How to properly maintain your Domino environment
  • What IBM Verse is and how it can benefit your company

Video Overview

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Overview of Boot Camp lesson objectives

Lesson 2: Domino Infrastructure

  • Server, configuration, internet, connection, program, person, group documents
  • The administration process
  • Mail routing
  • Calendaring and scheduling

Lesson 3: Feature Packs and the Future of IBM Domino

  • What are feature packs
  • What is in the most recent feature packs
  • What is the future of IBM Domino

Lesson 4: Domino Administration Essentials

  • Monitoring your servers
  • Keeping your servers up and running
  • Critical server maintenance

Lesson 5: Securing Your Domino Infrastructure

  • The elements and levels of Domino security
  • ID handling
  • Checking for and resolving common security mistakes
  • Working with SHA-2 certificates in Domino
  • Protecting key system databases

Lesson 6: Performance

  • Tips for a high performing Domino environment
  • Dos and Don’ts for performance from a system perspective down to specific features and functions
  • Learning from customer examples
  • Performance improvements in Domino 9

Lesson 7: Upgrade Best Practices

  • Planning an upgrade
  • Preparing for an upgrade
  • Executing an upgrade
  • Upgrading clients
  • Upgrade tips and tricks

Lesson 8: Going Mobile

  • IBM Notes Traveler basics
  • What data synchronizes with the mobile devices
  • What data can be accessed
  • Planning a Traveler implementation
  • Implementing Traveler stand-alone mode
  • High availability for mobile access
  • Managing the server
  • Tips for working with a Traveler server

Lesson 9: High Availability

  • How it can benefit your company
  • How failover and load balancing works
  • The ins and outs of implementing clustering
  • Tips and tricks for an HA environment
  • Ensuring proper failover

Lesson 10: IBM Verse

  • Understanding what IBM Verse is
  • How Verse can benefit your company
  • Verse on Premises

Bonus Lesson: Self-Healing Capabilities of Domino 10

  • Domino 10 focus
  • Automatic cluster database symmetry
  • Automatic database repair
  • Replica synchronization tool
  • Replication currency monitoring
  • Automatic hot view updating
  • Note deletion logging


Kim Greene

Kim Greene

Kim Greene is president of Kim Greene Consulting, Inc. specializing in providing consulting services for the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio for IBM i, Windows, and Linux. Kim has over 20 years of experience with IBM Domino. She specializes in installing and configuring Domino, Sametime, and Traveler servers; providing performance analysis; system and application tuning; health checks and security reviews; upgrades and migrations; disaster recovery assessments; high availability solutions and customized application development. Other services offered include providing customized education and training for customers and business partners.

Kim has written for technology magazines and speaks at many conferences worldwide. Prior to starting her own consulting business, she was employed at IBM Rochester, MN where she worked in the PartnerWorld for Developers (PWD) organization helping IBM business partners incorporate Domino into their existing applications. Prior to working in PWD, she worked on several areas of OS/400 performance in the AS/400 development laboratory.


An individual subscription to the Domino Essentials Boot Camp video training series is $499/Member and $599/Nonmember.

Individual Subscription

Site licenses are available for three or more individuals from the same organization. The subscription cost is $1399/Member and $1699/Nonmember.

Site License

All individual subscriptions and site licenses are valid for one year. Renewals are available at a 50% discount by calling us at 312-279-0192 or 800-777-6734.