8.5 iSeries as/400 8.5 Upgrade Notes

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp Black

Created: 11/20/2009 at 09:37 PM


Domino Upgrades / Installations
Software Upgrade, QuickPlace, SameTime

Software requirements:

Patches requirements for Domino 8.5 for i components:

Domino server 8.x compatibility matrix for O/S:
IBM i6.1
- Domino 8.5, 8.51, 8.01, 8.02, 7.04, 7.03
- Sametime 8.02, 8.01, 8.0
- Quickr 8.2, 8.1, 8.002, 8.0
- LEI 8.02, 8.01, 7.04, 7.03

IBM i5.4 & 5.4.5
- Domino 8.5, 8.51, 8.0, 7.04, 7.03, 7.02, 7.01, 6.56, 6.55
- Sametime 8.02 back through 7.0
- Quickr 8.2 back through (QuickPlace) 6.51
- LEI 8.02 back through 7.01, and 6.56 and 6.55

Domino server 8.x compatibility matrix for Domino itself:
Domino 8.5.1
- Quickr 8.2
- LEI 8.5.1

Domino 8.5
- Quickr 8.2
- LEI 8.5
- Workflow 7.0

Domino 8.02
- Sametime 8.02, 8.01, 8.0
- Quickr 8.1 (if all Quickr servers in same LPAR are using same Domino release, 8.02)
- LEI 8.02
- Workflow 7

Domino 8.01
- Sametime 8.02, 8.01, 8.0
- Quickr 8.1
- LEI 8.01
- Workflow 7

Domino 8.0
- Sametime 8.02, 8.01, 8.0
- LEI 8.0
- Workflow 7




- Upgrade OS from i5.4 (V5R4) to i6.1 (V6R1)..
If you do this first, then you don't have do a program conversion when you install the Domino 8.5 multiversion. (Technote: 7013152 and See also technotes: 21294587 and 21295455)
Instead you will do a conversion on the existing 7.0x on the server. A conversion will also take place upon Domino first start-up afterwards, but services might appear hung as they wait during the conversion.

- Back-up Domino server data directory(s) and libraries. (See http://publib-b.boulder.ibm.com/lotus/c2359770.nsf)

- Download the software. Installation is supported via disk and software via LODRUN locally on server or via the setup.exe on a remote PC.

- Verify there are no interactive jobs using the WRKDOMSVR panel group.

- Verify the system value QVFYOBJRST is 3 or higher or install may fail with error:
"Object has a signature that is no longer valid."
To change the value enter something like:

- Note that the C API is NOT multiversion compatible. You can install the new version, but then all current running servers of previous release must be stopped and their API will be upgraded.

- I prefer to install via the GUI using the Install wizard. You can also install using the RSTLICPGM commands.
- - To install run the setup.exe (if on DVD or the install exe if downloaded from Lotus Passport).
- - Follow the prompts.

- Verify the install afterwards:
(Something similar will display:)
5733L85 *BASE 5050 Lotus Domino 8.5
5733L85 *BASE 2924 Lotus Domino 8.5
5733L85 1 5050 Lotus Domino 8.5: C API
5733L85 11 5050 Lotus Domino 8.5: Release 8.5.1
5733L85 11 2924 Lotus Domino 8.5: Release 8.5.1

Using the printout, check for any errors:
(Something similar will display:)
No errors detected by CHKPRDOPT.

- Start the server using the STRDOMSVR command, WRKDOMSVR option 1 or via the System i Navigator.
Note: The 8.5 release will cause view indexes to be updated in names.nsf and other system databases. If you have a large directory, this view index will delay the Domino services to start for several minutes to even an hour depending on the speed of the hardware (1-4 processors) and the number of users (e.g. 10,000 vs 150,000 users).


Post Upgrade:

- Remove older version of Domino software once last server has been upgraded:
Use the DSPSFWRSC command to display installed versions and options.
Use the DLTLICPGM command to remove old Domino versions:

To remove Domino 8.0x

To remove Domino 7.0x

To remove Domino 6.5x

To remove Domino 6.0x

To remove Domino 5:

See also technotes: 21294587 and 21295455

- Improve performance of existing Domino server(s) by removing DECS if it is not required:
Check existing servers for DECS; configure new servers with CNNSRV(*NONE) if DECS is not required.
The default value for Connection Services on the CFGDOMSVR command is CNNSRV(*DECS). To unload DECS, use the CHGDOMSVR command:


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