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How to publish Domino 10 statistics to New Relic

IBM Domino 10.0 you can set up Domino to publish Domino statistics to an external monitoring service via New Relic .

You can publish Domino statistics to New Relic, a third-party, web-based monitoring application. New Relic allows you to visually monitor statistics in real time on multiple Domino servers from one dashboard.

This statistics are reported through a New Relic plugin called DominoStats.
Statistics are published once a minute and are retained for 24 hours.
The Domino Stats Plugin New Relic is FREE with limited features.

What you need to do in this case:

  • create a New Relic account
  • add a setting to the server notes.ini file to enable the server to report its statistics.

How to enable Domino statistics monitoring in New Relic :

  • Create an account at www.newrelic.com.
  • Log in to your account.
  • Click the arrow at the top, right of the New Relic window and select Account Settings.
  • Copy your license key in the License key field.
  • On each Domino server that you want to report statistics to New Relic add the following notes.ini setting: NEWRELIC_LICENSE_KEY=
  • Wait a few minutes for the initial metrics to be published.
  • Open the DominoStats plugin, click DominoStats in APM/Plugins

A summary page that you see when you open the plugin reports key monitoring statistics for each server that you have configured to report to New Relic.

New Relic Domino Statistics
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IBM Domino Mobile Apps (IDMA) for iPad

IBM Domino Mobile Apps (IDMA) is access to Notes applications from Apple iPad without the need for re-design Notes applications.

The access to the application is only for registered beta testers for now.

I was lucky because I was included in the IDMA beta program.

I received an email with a link to the application in the “TestFlight app”, which was automatically installed on the iPad. Through iTunes I needed to copy my ID file from the Notes client to the application.

When I open IDMA, I enter the password for my ID file as for the Notes client. Then I can open an application from my server or from local iPad (local) .

IDMA open application

Opened apps will show “Recent applications” as Home by default.. The last 12 are displayed.

IDMA – Recent applications

However, I can open my Workspace. Open / On My Device / Bookmark.nsf

IDMA – open Workspace

For now, Workspace options are limited, but you can, for example, change the background, arrange icons, and so on.

IDMA – Workspace options


Most of us appreciate the ability to replicate applications. This means I can run offline applications just like I am used to from your Notes clients.

Just set the application to be offline. You will see the replication setting screen and you can start replicating.

IDMA- offline settings app

Replication can be found in the replication server as in the Notes client.

IDMA – Replication

The application is in beta. So far with limited functionality.
The iPad does not support Java (JavaAgents and xPages that you used in your applications).

IBM Domino Mobile Apps also supports older versions of servers.
I tested Domino 9.0.1 FP9.

I think this is a good thing from HCL and I look forward to the next version. A lot of users will certainly welcome this access to Notes applications.

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How to install Panagenda Marvel Client Essentials for Domino/Notes

Panagenda MarvelClient Essentials (PMC) is officially a part of IBM Notes 10.0.1 and available on Passport Advantage.

The solution helps Administrators collect information on end user installs of IBM Notes. Example can identify which user is running single vs multi-user clients, who is using ICAA, who is on a Mac, along with which Notes client versions and fix pack users are running.

What you get with PMC:

  • Improve upgrade path, reduce risk, and help desk tickets
  • Continuously analyze and visualize IBM Notes client configurations, operating system details, and desktop icon
  • Improve upgrades by identifying pitfalls upfront, such as insufficient resources or nonstandard installations
  • Deploy files such as your Notes 10 upgrade package, run programs, and manage the Windows Registry
  • Everything FREE

Let’s look at how easy and fast you can implement MarvelClient Essentials.

From the passport advantage, download the installation file for PMC.
Open the DB “MC Essentials Install Wizard” (PMCInstaller.nsf) and start the installation step by step.

Open PMC Wizard DB
Start PMC install
Click”Next” to continue .. on Welcome page
Select a server to install PMC
Rename the PMC Setup and Analyze DB or leave the default names
Click “Install” for next step
The next screen shows the progress of the installation. Click “Finish” to complete the installation
Open PMC Config DB
Click Admins / Instalations to distribute PMC settings to other Notes clients
PMC setup mail
PMC setup mail
After completing the configuration, send the mail to the user
The user will receive the mail. When opened, PMC automatically installs.
A few lines will be added to notes.ini and will be added to the Notes “pmc.dll”

And now you can start analyzing your Notes clients. Just open MarvelClient Analyze DB and browse results.

For example a View of the Notes client version
….or you can view each user’s Notes Workspace
…. or you can leave the results in the graph

This is a simple description of the Panagenda Marvel Client Essentials installation. Now you can start using PMC yourself.

Link PMC documentation

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The Year 2019. New Era Domino/Notes comes. My decision to run my blog.

I dedicate myself primarily to administration, implementation, consultation, training and support of the “Lotus family” for 25 years.

I’ve been through versions Notes 3.0 to today’s V10. I implemented a lot of products but nowadays some are forgotten, for example Lotus Quickr. I have experienced ups and downs. But I am still faithful to the Domino/Notes.

At the end of 2018, when the news came that HCL Technologies buys everything related to Notes, Domino, Connections and more from IBM,  I was hesitated for a moment to keep going.

But I have been keeping an eye on the whole year 2018 and I participated in various beta programs (for example Domino 10 or iPad Client for IBM Domino applications), I personally met with people from HCL Technologies at the conference Engage 2018 in Rotterdam and I saw the other activities of HCL Technologies, I find out that new era of „Lotus“ comes. I would still like to be a part of it.

With this situation came my decision, which I have been thinking for years, but I have never realized, I mean – to start my own blog, where I will push ahead to my knowledge, ideas and tips.

That’s why I’m starting with the 2019 upcoming website and I have New Yearˇs resolution that I will actively use the blog

Although my English is not perfect, I will try to publish in English and also in my native Czech language. Please be patient to my speech in English language.

The year 2019 Comes  and  I expect a lot of news, amazing announcements both from IBM and especially HCL and I believe that will help to perform my blog.

Lots milestones are coming. I have been working with Domino / Notes for 25, Notes will celebrate 30 years anniversary in 2019 and “Domino family” will be completely taken over by HCL company in a half a year.

The new era of Domino / Notes begins!
I’m so excited and I’m looking forward and I want to be a part of it!

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Some components no longer included Domino/Notes 10

The following components are no long part of Domino/Notes 10:

  • IBM HTTP Server. IBM HTTP Server (IHS) has been removed as an install option for Domino on Windows and is no longer supported as a tightly integrated HTTP replacement for Domino HTTP on the same machine.
  • Older IBM Lotus file types for import and export. Lotus 1-2-3 file type is no longer available, by default, for view import or export.Use the notes.ini setting IncludeOldFileTypes=1 on clients if you want to enable these file type options again.
  • The IBM iNotes ActiveX installer. The IBM iNotes ActiveX installer is no longer provided with Domino for iNotes. As of Internet Explorer 11, standard users can install ActiveX controls themselves and administrator access is no longer required.
  • RSS feed reader
  • Domino Offline Services (DOLS)
  • The Open Social components
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What’s new in IBM Domino 10.0

A few tips for Administrator Domino 10.0

  • ODS 53 supports larger databases and folders. The maximum size of databases allowed in IBM Domino 10 has increased to 256 GB; previously it was 64 GB.
  • ODS 52 is the default ODS level. he default On-Disk Structure (ODS) for databases is now ODS 52, the ODS for IBM Domino and Notes 9.0.1. Unless there is a Create_Rx_Databases=1 notes.ini setting on server or client that specifies another ODS (for example, Create_R10_Databases=1).
  • Publishing statistics to external services. A Domino server is preconfigured to publish Domino statistics to the New Relic service using the New Relic Plugin API.
  • Dynamic indexing of high-usage views. IBM Domino now dynamically assigns dedicated view indexing threads to views with content that is frequently updated. This feature keeps busy views up-to-date and enables them to be opened more quickly.
  • Symmetrical clusters. Symmetrical clusters is a feature that ensures that Notes databases remain identical across all servers in a cluster. Any missing or damaged databases are repaired (replaced) with good copies from a donor cluster member.
  • Improved streaming cluster replication during server restarts. IBM Domino 10 implements streaming cluster replication improvements that help preserve the state of the SCR queue after Domino server restarts.
  • New way to synchronize database replicas. IBM Domino 10 provides a new argument for the Replicate command, -F, to force a full database replication when replicas of a database get out of sync. The replication occurs on the side and allows users to continue to see replication updates during the full replication.
  • Document deletion logging. A new compact task option is available to enable logging of data about deleted documents in databases that you specify. The data is logged to entries in deletion log files added to the IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT directory on a server. For example, you can log when documents are deleted from mail files to help troubleshoot if users report missing documents.
  • Automatic dead mail processing. Dead mail occurs when the router can’t deliver or transfer a message to the intended recipient or a non-delivery report to the sender. Prior to Domino 10, if administrators wanted to retry sending dead mail, they did it manually. Also, dead mail stayed in mail.box until an administrator deleted it. In Domino 10, administrators can configure the router to automatically retry delivery of dead mail and if unsuccessful delete it from mail.box after a specified number of retry attempts.
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What’s new in IBM Notes 10 – Calendar

What interesting news can you find in IBM Notes 10 Calendar? Here are few helpful features.

  • Team calendar. A team calendar enables everyone on a team to see the availability of team members and schedule meetings with team members. To use a team calendar, you create a mail file that is configured as a mail-in database.
  • Add calendar categories and assign colors at the same time. You can add calendar categories right from the Category colors preference tab.You need template Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf)
  • Allow attendees to invite others. A meeting chair can allow attendees to invite or propose other people to attend a meeting. You need template Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf)
Allow attendees to invite others
  • Delegate calendar but not Contacts. You can delegate your calendar to someone while keeping your Contacts private. You need template Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf)
Delegate calendar but not Contacts.
  • Apply Sender Colors to meetings. If you use the Sender Colors feature to assign colors to particular people you receive mail from, you can now apply those colors to the meetings chaired by these people, too. You need template Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf)
Apply Sender Colors to meetings
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What’s new in IBM Notes 10 – Mail

What interesting news can you find in IBM Notes 10 Mail? I allowed myself to choose a few helpful features.

  • New By Sender view categorizes messages received by sender. Unlike the Inbox, it contains all messages you’ve received,even ones that you’ve moved to folders. You need the IBM Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf).
By Sender view
  • Schedule when messages are delivered. You can schedule a message to be delivered at a specific date and time. For example, you can send a message on the afternoon but schedule it to be delivered next day. You need the IBM Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf). The administrator must allow this option with a policy.
Delay Delivery settings
  • Keep multiple forwarded messages separate. You can select multiple messages in your Inbox and forward them as .eml attachments. You need the IBM Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf).
Forward multiple messages as .eml

  • Second signature for replying and forwarding. You can create a mail signature to use just when you reply to or forward messages. This feature comes in handy if you use a more concise version when you reply to or forward messages. You need the IBM Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf).
Setting signature for Reply and Forward Messages
  • Larger Junk Mail Senders list. Your Junk Mail Senders List can now contain up to 300 KB of data for addresses, 10 times more than before. You need the IBM Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf).S
  • Send mail errors and warnings. Administrator has the option to put limits on messages that you send, such as limits on the number of attachments or recipients. When you send a message that exceeds more than one of these limits, you’ll see all error or warnings messages at once.

Mail errors and warnings
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Verse On-Premises 1.0.6 is available

Verse On-Premises 1.0.6 is available from December 18. You can run it on Domino 9.0.1 and Domino 10.0.x

What’s new in version 1.0.6

  • Import events from an internet calendar
    You can now import single and repeat events from an internet calendar into your IBM Verse calendar. For example, import events from your Google calendar.
  • Choose the language to use in IBM Verse
  • Enhancements to the calendar event design preview.
  • In IBM Verse 1.0.6, the calendar event design preview feature

VOP 1.0.6 of course includes news from version 1.0.5

  • New calendar event design preview. A preview of a new calendar event design offers an improved experience for creating and managing events in your calendar.
  • Add an image of yourself from Gravatar. You can upload an image of yourself to an account on Gravatar web site (gravatar.com) that is then shown in the Verse “important to me” bar. An administrator enables this feature.
  • Minimize a new message or new calendar event in the mail view You can minimize a new message or calendar event that you compose from the mail view. Minimizing collapses the message or event and moves it to the bottom of the window temporarily so that you can read other mail content.
  • Select from suggested folders. As you add or move a message to a folder, Verse suggests ones to select based on the folders you’ve used previously
  • Print your calendar. You can print your calendar and choose printing options.
  • Show an additional time zone in your calendar. Do you have co-workers that are in a different time zone? Now you can add the times from their time zone in your calendar to make it easier to schedule meetings with them.
  • Remove all messages from the Trash at once. There’s now an Empty Trash option to remove all messages from the Trash folder at one time.
  • Put the word Confidential in the subject of a message.
  • As you compose a message, use the option Mark Subject Confidential to precede the message subject with the word Confidential
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The View option for attachment is back in Notes 10.0.1

In Notes 10.0.1 returned option “View” when double click attachment.

You can prevent dialog box from appearing by enabling the local notes.ini parameter AttachmentActionDefault=1. With this parameter enabled, double clicking on an attachment icon will simply open the file without a dialog box first displaying. This parameter may also be set via a Desktop policy.

The setting options for this notes.ini parameter include:

AttachmentActionDefault=1 Defaults to “Open”

AttachmentActionDefault=2 Defaults to “Edit”

AttachmentActionDefault=3 Defaults to “View”

AttachmentActionDefault=4 Defaults to “Save…”