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How I started managing HCL Nomad via Panagenda MarvelClient

What are my first impressions with HCL Nomad and Panagenda MarvelClient? Yeah, it works! And on the first attempt without a manual.

In preparation for the SUTOL conference, where I will have a presentation on managing HCL Nomad using MarvelClient, I attended the webinar “MarvelClient and HCL Nomad – A match made in heaven”.

Immediately after watching, I updated MarvelClient and decided to try the following steps without preparation:

  • Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”
  • Create a replica of this application and add it to the Replicattion
  • Adding mailDB to “Recent applications” at the first position
  • Create a replica mailDB and add it to the Replication

I have beta HCL Nomad 1.0.5 on both iPad and iPhone. So I tried a tablet first. I still need a phone and what if …

Step 1: Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”

In MarvelClient configuration application I created new object of application / mailfile action type and named it “Nomad – add app”

“General” tab. I used the button “Paste Database data from Link in Clipboard” to avoid having to search the application in the catalog. The data was loaded into the fields: Title, Server, Filename and Replica ID.

“Recent apps” tab. In the “Action” field, I chose the “Create / Update” option and left “Add a recent apps icon one does not exist”. This is how I added the app to the “Recent” on the iPad.

In the “When” and “Who” conditions, I made sure that this setting was implemented only for the selected user.

Finally, I chose that this setting is only for iOS and Tablet.

Then I logged in on the iPad.

And I immediately appeared MarvelClient analyze application icons in “Recent” …

Step 2: Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”

I opened already created document “Nomad – add app” and on the tab “Local replica” I marked “manage local replica on Nomad too”

Chose the options: Create replica, Always replicate and others as needed and saved.

Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately saw the MarvelClient analyze application in the “replicator”

Step 3: Adding mailDB to “Recent applications” at the first position

In MarvelClient configuration application I created new object of application / mailfile action type and named it “Nomad – mailfile”.
“General” tab. I chose “Server and / or local replica” icon and mainly Database: Usermailfile

“Recent apps” tab. In the “Action” field, I chose the “Create / Update” option and left “Add a recent apps icon one does not exist”. This is how I added the app to the “Recent apps” on the iPad. I also wanted the icon to be placed in the first position.

In the “When” and “Who” conditions, I made sure that only the selected user was implemented again. Finally, I chose that this setting is only for iOS and Tablet.

Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately got an icon of my mail in “Recent apps”

Step 4: Create a replica mailDB and add it to the Replicator

I opened already created document “Nomad – mailfile”. On the tab “Local replica” I marked “manage local replica on Nomad too”. I chosed options: Standard replica and because I didn’t want to create a full replica, I just chose “Stub only” and saved.

Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately got my mail DB in the “replicator”

What to write at the end?

Yes, it was a simple test, but I think that’s exactly what you want to set up for your users at the beginning. You do the same on Notes clients.

More about the product can be found on the Panagenda website and come to see my session at the SUTOL Conference

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What do you need to test HCL Nomad for Android?

If you want to test the first HCL Nomad beta for Android, have these minimum system requirements:

  • Android 10.0″ class tablet
  • Android 8.0 (Chrome OS 73 for Android 9)
  • Arm64 or x86_64 architecture
  • 2GB RAM

The following features are not complete:

  • Search
  • Import and export of attachments
  • attachment viewing
  • Copy/Paste
  • Scrollbars in document views

Limitations:

  • Domino policies are not fully supported. Policy settings are applied during first installation and setup of Domino Mobile Apps. Changes made to policy settings after the initial setup may not be applied, however. In addition, not all policy settings have been fully tested. Full support of policies is planned for a future release.
  • AES GCM encryption is not supported. HCL Nomad falls back to AES-128 CBC mode when communicating with Domino servers configured to use AES GCM.
  • Java™-based applications (JavaAgents, XPages) are not supported.
  • Web services design elements are not supported.
  • Use of application management framework such as Android Enterprise is not supported.
  • The Lotus Script ODBC Extension is not supported.
  • Custom actions that are defined for the drop-down action menu are not available.
  • HCL Nomad network requests are limited to 10 seconds. If latency between the client and a Domino server causes network operations to exceed this limit, then normal operations can fail.
  • The Notes Workspace is not supported.
  • Roaming is not supported.
  • The Create menu is not available.
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HCL Nomad beta for Android Tablet is available – how to install

Today was released beta HCL Nomad for Android, for now for Tablet.

Could you like to try it on?

  • Go to the Google Play store and go to the “Pre-Access” tab at the end of the top app ranking screen
  • Find the HCL Nomad app and install.
  • After installation, open HCL Nomad. It’s a little easier than installing on iOS.
  1. Open the application. Enter your name and the server you are connecting to.

2. If you are unable to connect to the server, enter the server’s IP address or hostname on the next screen.

3. If you have a working IDVault, you will be prompted to enter a password in your User ID. If not, find the User ID that you saved there on the tablet in the storage. ID Vault worked in my installation.

4. After installation, you can start using it.
The illustration shows Workspace or your mail, which is already supported in this version.

So test !

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Panagenda MarvelClient starting manage HCL Nomad

Panagenda MarvelClient allows administrators to manage HCL Nomad clients by defining their own settings. MarvelClient is provided with all installations of HCL Nomad starting with version 1.0.4.

HCL has integrated MarvelClient into Nomad, their new Notes client for mobile devices. Manage Notes clients on tablets and phones right out of the box – for free!

MarvelClient allows administrators to:

  • Centrally manage every aspect of Nomad – including Recent Apps, local replicas, Location/Connection documents, and more – without end-user interaction.
  • Ensure Nomad clients are properly set up following initial installation. End-users can be productive immediately without having to think about settings or how to find their Notes applications.
  • Apply settings consistantly, making sure Nomad stays configured correctly – a simple restart of the app automatically fixes mis-configurations without the need for the help desk to get involved.
  • Continuously collect detailed information about all aspects of deployed Nomad installations, operating systems, and hardware to further administrative analytics.

Configuring MarvelClient on Nomad clients

MarvelClient does not require any manual configuration if there is a MarvelClient Config database at one of the default Domino paths.
Each time HCL Nomad is started, MarvelClient automatically applies any new configurations after the user login process.

Disabling MarvelClient on Nomad clients

MarvelClient on HCL Nomad can be disabled. When not in use a MarvelClient on your Domino server, MarvelClient will not perform actions to configure your HCL Nomad client. There is no need to disable MarvelClient.
If you are using MarvelClient and want to disable it for HCL Nomad, use one of the options:

  • If you use Desktop Policy Custom settings, set the notes.ini NOM_MC_DISABLE=1 parameter. This will disable the MarvelClient’s configurations from being applied to the Nomad client after the user enters their credentials during setup.
  • If you use an MDM in your mobile environment, navigate to HCL Nomad’s AppConfig definition to set the AppConfig variable enableMarvelClient to false.

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HCL Nomad 1.0.5 Beta for iPhone – start testing

Today was released the first version of HCL Nomad, which includes the possibility of testing Notes applications on the iPhone.

If your iPhone is configured with the same iTunes & App Store apple ID and your iPad, then you should see HCL Nomad available from your TestFlight application on your iPhone.

Please ensure your iPhone has network access to your Domino server. If your Domino server is not facing the Internet, then this means usually connecting through a VPN.

The configuration procedure is the same as on the iPad.

Whats new?

For iPhone, when you open a Domino application using HCL Nomad on the iPhone toolbar will have two new icons. A left chevron. These icons are used to navigate your Domino Application frameset in the direction of the arrow. Please use this feature when the application has a complex frameset.

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HCL Verse On-Premises 1.0.8.A available – Release Notice and Fix List

As I mentioned in the article “Verse On-Premises 1.0.8 unavailable mail DB archive” so today came out updates, which include other fixes.

This release is a fix pack release that contains changes for the following:

  • Dropping of DST timezone in Brazil: VERSE-57078
  • Suggested Folders feature intermittently fails to show suggestions: VERSE-57346
  • Server side archives should be listed in the folder panel even if the user does not have an Archive Settings policy assigned: VERSE-57616
  • Server side archives should not be displayed in delegation mode: VERSE-57634
  • Policy assigned Archive server is not used when loading archive from Verse: VERSE-57668
  • Japanese translations for alternate name settings need corrections: VERSE-57627
  • Documentation links in the product should point to HCL’s documentation site: VERSE-57547
  • Product name branding should be HCL Verse: VERSE-57623

Source: HCL Support

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HCL Nomad 1.0.4 for the Apple iPad available from the Apple App Store today

HCL Nomad 1.0.4 was released today. What can you expect? Here is the article Update: Strategy and Release of Nomad 1.0.4 for Apple iPad.

Domino Mobile Apps is now HCL Nomad! We have a new look and exciting new features with this release. 

HCL Nomad now includes panagenda MarvelClient at no additional cost, allowing seamless configuration of your HCL Nomad client. 

HCL Nomad 1.0.4, requires connectivity and login to your Domino home Server once, before offline use can be used. This process helps ensure that your client is properly configured

New Features:

  • panagenda MarvelClient integration – MarvelClient comes installed with 1.0.4 to help administrators manage their HCL Nomad clients.
  • MDM AppConfig Support –Administrators can now use most MDM providers to deploy, configure and manage their HCL Nomad clients.
  • Personal Mail File Access – Users can now access their personal mail file using HCL Nomad. Administrators please reference the Management doc for feature configuration details.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where with iPadOS unexpected white lines are painted across forms.- Fixed an issue where the Recent Apps page would fail to load.
  • Fixed an issue where the error “You cannot add a directory to your workspace” would repeatedly be appear when opening applications.
  • Fixed an issue where the Toolbar actions were not translated.
  • Fixed an issue where double byte characters, using the default font, did not support font styles such as Italicize.
  • Fixed an issue with multi-stage text input that prevented the user from using the space bar to select candidate strings.
  • Fixed usability issues with the initial setup dialogue.

Limitations new to version 1.0.4:

  • Mail file usage does not currently support rendering of MIME type emails.
  • Mail file action “Forward as Attachments” is not supported in HCL Nomad.
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Known Traveler issues with iOS 13.x

The following issues have been identified when running the Apple built-in apps for mail and calendar with a Traveler Server:

Duplicate Sent folder entries

Description:
As of iOS/iPadOS 13.0, Apple devices add an entry to the Sent folder for any emails sent from the Mail app. When the Sent folder is synced, the server entry is added and the device does not remove the original, resulting in a duplicate. HCL development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7337231).

Workaround:
No workaround is available

Accepting a meeting invitation from the iOS device does not send the response to the server

Description:

If ghosting is disabled on the Traveler server, responding to a calendar notice from an iOS 13 device does not send the response. The meeting accept is reflected on the app but not in the user’s notes calendar. iOS 13.0 and 13.1 do not send MeetingResponse requests to the Traveler server unless the event is ghosted to the calendar. HCL Development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7328175).

Workaround:
Ghosting is enabled at the Traveler server by default. Check the Traveler server notes.ini parameters for NTS_CALENDAR_GHOSTING_SYNCML and NTS_IOS_CALENDAR_INITIAL_GHOST. If found, make sure that they are set to true.

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When users cannot manage the Notes ID from Traveler homepage

When user click the “Manage the Notes ID” from Traveler home page, there is an error saying:
“404 – File or directory not found. The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”

It is possible that the server administrator changed the URL of the external server when using large “T” in the word “traveler”.

The “External Server URL” configuration of the Notes Traveler tab in the server documents is case sensitive.


Change therefore:
https://server URL/Traveler to https://server URL/traveler
Restart traveler server

Source: Support HCL

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HCL Masters Nomination is open

The HCL Master nominations, known as IBM Champion, are open on October 1.

The HCL Masters program is a recognition program that showcases the best of our community. HCL Masters go ‘above and beyond’ their normal job roles to help others, share information and organise events for the whole community to benefit.

Nominations will be judged by a panel of HCL employees.

Do you want to nominate someone or yourself? Read more on this LINK.
More about HCL Master is on this LINK.