Types of Lotus Server

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HOw many types of Lotus Server in Domino. e.g. Registration Server, Administration Server, Cluster Server, Application Server. I think there few more types of server are in Lotus Domino which I dont know.

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There are other things that Domino can do…. These are done by adding to the base Domino environment. This is so the products can utilise the robust and secure Domino infurstructure.

These include

<b>IBM / Lotus Products</b>:
Sametime – Instant Messaging… and allot more.
Quickr – Team rooms – webbased WIKI – Bloggs etc
Connections – Joint Working – Corporate social networking
DB2
and more

<b>Third party</b>
BES – Blackberry Enterprise Server
SAP
and more

As you can see the Domino platform can be used for allot. It can also be used as a authentication server via LDAP for other prodcuts to unitlise the same security information.

IBM are priding themselves in building a platform that can last and will intergrate with more and more product with every release.

As per the discussion the things you have stated can all be part of the same Domino Server. Each servr can do it all. Performance permitting.

<b>Administration server</b> – used to update the readers and authors field in the Domino Directory
<b>Replication server</b> – used as a replication HUB for regional or inter corporate connections.
<b>Cluster Server</b> – A Domino Server that is part of a Domino Cluster.
<b>Application Server</b> – A server that has databases that use Domino to run AGENTS / Document Storage / etc
<b>Mail Only</b> – Servers that do not have the full range of protocols and tasks that run under Domino
<b>SMTP Server </b>- a Domino Server with SMTP Listernet turned on and a connection to the internet to route mail
<b>Directory Server</b> – a Domino server used for Searching – ie Address lookups
<b>Webserver</b> – a Domino server that is running the HTTP Task

Basically there are many uses for the platform. I hope this helps you to understand what Domino is rather than answer the question.

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  • SlikTool
    Seems as though your question mixes functional names with product names. What is the purpose of the question, then we can answer it more accurately for you situation. As an example, Application server is more of a product name, Cluster server is a functional name. Another issue with the current state of the question is, an Administration server can be both a registration and cluster server - because they are functions and a single server can maintain multiple functions. Mike Kinder
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  • Kelvinsw
    Didn't know Domino can run as different type to be honest. Was thinking is a mail server only...Could be nice if someone can give more inputs. Thanks.
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  • SlikTool
    That is a common misconception. Microsoft did a great job getting everyone to see Lotus Notes/Domino as a MAIL only solution. Lotus Notes/Domino is a collaboration platform, part (a very small one at that) is email. So, a Domino server does email. I believe there are 3 basic "flavors" of servers (whether express or not): Enterprise Utility Mail Mail - is a server meant only as a mail server, whether full Notes mail, IMAP, POP3, or webmail (iNotes) Enterprise - is a full collaboration server that allows for mail and applications to be run, the cost per processor is a fair amount more, so if you are buying just for mail, buy the Mail server licenses - they are around $15/pvu (or $1,500 per single processor, where and enterprise server is around $40/pvu or $4,000 per processor) Utility - is a mail and app server that allows for unlimited anonymous connections - thus web. It can be pricey, check with a reseller. Now all of these are offered in at a lower cost in the Express versions, but they are limited on the number of servers and functionality. They are intended for companies with less than 1,000 users, and, with the exception of Utility Express, there is NO SERVER COST the cost is only for each client. So if you had a small office, say with 10 users, you buy 10 Domino Enterprise Express licenses (around $130/each) and you get up to 8 processors (maybe more can't remember for sure) worth of servers for free. There is also the self contained Lotus Foundations which is meant for really small offices. There are many options, if you want to explain your entire situation to me better, just email me mkinder(at)acadiasolutions.com
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  • Petetm
    To add to Mikes answers, the ones you mention (Registration Server, Administration Server, Cluster Server, Application Server) are sort of correct but in reality, they aren't different servers. Some are tasks that reside/run in Domino and others (as Mike alluded to) are dependent on which license you buy. That is, you can't run apps on a mail server but you can on Utility or Ent. To add to the discussion of tasks, Domino can also provide you will the ability to run in conjunction with Note mail clients, POP3 and IMAP clients, host web sites/'apps, host your IM infrastructure (with Sametime added), connect to windows mobile devices (with Lotus Traveler) and much more. Note: Sametime should really be run on it's own instance of Domino.
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