Friday, February 25, 2011

Installing a Fixpack and Interim Fix for Domino and Quickr Installs

Packt also included more parts of the chapter on installation but I will include it here as well so new admins or people afraid of fixpacks or interim fixes have no need to be any more. Again, buy the book, make your life easier. The IBM special ends Feb 28. Or if reading this post afterwards, you can get it form the link on the top right side of the blog.

Installing Fix Pack 3

Once Domino 8.5.1 has been installed, the next step is to install the Fix Pack. The required Fix Pack for Quickr 8.5 is Fix Pack 3.
  1. The Fix Pack should have already been downloaded from the IBM Fix Central site (http://ibm.com/support/fixcentral) and accessible on the network or the server.
  2. Locate the file and double-click on it to run it. You will see the following window popup, verifying the Fix Pack file is 100% ready to be installed and downloaded fully.
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  3. Once verified, the Fix Pack Installer will provide a window, as seen in the following screenshot, asking you to accept the End User License Agreement or EULA. Click on I accept and then click on Next to continue:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  4. The following screen prompts you for the location of your Domino program files and Domino data directories. Once verified click on Next:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  5. The installer will now check the files to be updated and ensure that everything is set in place before asking you to select Next to start the update.
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  6. During the update the installer shows a progress bar to let you know how much more needs to be completed. Do not worry about it saying you are Updating Notes, it is a typographical error:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  7. Once completed, the following screen will appear and you can click on Close to complete this installation.
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
You should now start the Domino Server and make sure it recognizes the update you just applied to it.
If you wait for the server to complete its startup routine and then type sh ser from the server console, you should see something that looks like the following:
How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
You can now tell the server to stop by typing quit at the server console. Once the server is shut down, you can move on to installing the Interim Fix 2.

Installing Interim Fix 2

The requirements for Quickr 8.5 state that a Domino Server version of 8.5.1 FP3IF2 is required. If you have previously downloaded the Interim Fix 2, locate the file and run the executable.
  1. You should see a window similar to the following screenshot, asking for you to accept the EULA. If you do accept it then click on the Next button:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  2. You will be asked to verify the location of your Domino program files directory and the Domino data directory. Once verified, click on the Next button:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  3. The verification screen will appear and check whether you have the required version of Domino installed, 8.5.1 FP3 and to continue click on Next:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  4. The Interim Fix is now being installed. Again as before, ignore the Upgrading Notes reference:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  5. Once completed, the following screen will appear letting you know you have upgraded your server and you can click on Close:
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  6. At this point start the Domino server again and when it has finished loading, type sh ser at the console and see if you have something similar to the following listed. If so, you are ready to start installing Quickr 8.5.
    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server
  7. Shut down the Domino server by typing quit at the server console and wait for it to completely finish before moving to the next section on installing Quickr 8.5.