Installing Domino for Linux
This guide explains how to install Domino server on the Linux operating system. Refer to the release
notes for this product and the Domino manual Administering the Domino Server for more details about
configuring your server.
The minimum system requirements for a Domino server for Linux installation are:
• Processor: 486 or later
• RAM: 64MB or larger (128MB is recommended)
• Swap file: 3 times the physical RAM or greater
• Hard drive space: 750MB free space or larger (1GB is recommended)
• Operating system: Linux kernel version 2.2.5. This installation has been certified on Red Hat
Note: You must have selected the following packages during the Red Hat Linux install and setup:
• C Development
• Development Libraries
• C++ Development
These packages provide the libraries that are required by Domino.
To install Domino for Linux and administer it, it is recommended that you use separate machines for
Notes client and the Domino Administrator client. Both machines must run TCP/IP on the same network
or on the Internet. You can confirm connectivity by pinging each from the other before proceeding.
Note: You can configure the server using a browser on the same machine, but you will need the Domino
Administrator or Domino Designer (a Notes client) on a Windows machine if you plan to create new users
and server IDs or design databases.
See the release notes shipped with this product for the latest information.
Installing more than one server
You can install more than one instance of Domino on a Linux server on separate partitions. Each data
directory will contain data specific to each server, such as databases, templates, bookmarks, ID files, etc.,
but all the program files reside in a single shared program directory. Each server must use different UNIX
user names, to distinguish between processes for the different servers. Each user will be made the
owner of the files in each data directory and the processes run by that server. If the use