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Coexistence Manager for Notes

Ensure seamless and secure user collaboration throughout your migration

Coexistence Manager for Notes maintains business productivity throughout the coexistence period by ensuring interoperability between IBM® Lotus Notes® and Microsoft® Exchange, Office 365® and hosted Exchange.

This solution mitigates the risk of lost or delayed operations by ensuring the accuracy of your email and calendar data, including recurring meetings and active mail. It also preserves user collaboration by synchronizing directories (users, groups and resources) and enabling free/busy queries between platforms. Supported target platforms include:

  • Exchange 2003
  • Exchange 2007
  • Exchange 2010
  • Exchange 2013
  • Office 365
  • Hosted Exchange

Features

  • Active mail processing – Dell’s patent-pending technology provides Exchange users with access to advanced formatting and live Notes content from within their Outlook client. This functionality includes encryption, embedded buttons, hotspots, collapsible sections and tabbed tables. Without Coexistence Manager for Notes, active mail features are not viewable or actionable in Outlook, prohibiting true coexistence.
  • No need for IBM Domino® databases – Eliminates the need to set up, control access of and perform maintenance on additional Domino databases during the coexistence period.
  • Scalability – You can deploy multiple instances of Coexistence Manager for Notes to increase scalability, as well as improve load balancing and failover.
  • Directory synchronization – Coexistence Manager for Notes synchronizes directories between Notes and Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013, enabling users to view a common list of users, groups and resources, no matter where their mailbox resides. Microsoft offers this functionality for Exchange 2007 but no longer provides it for Exchange 2010 or 2013.
  • Free/busy connection – Coexistence Manager for Notes provides free/busy queries between Notes and Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013, Office 365 and hosted Exchange, enabling users to schedule meetings and view co-workers’ availability, no matter where their mailboxes reside. Although this functionality is offered by Microsoft for migrations to Exchange 2007, Microsoft no longer provides it for Exchange 2010 or 2013.
  • Calendar sharing – Coexistence Manager for Notes ensures that custom and recurring calendar invitations process accurately when sent between platforms. This enables Notes and Exchange users to collaborate and schedule meetings no matter where their mailbox resides.
  • Link tracking – The link tracking service ensures that embedded email links to Notes documents continue to be routed correctly throughout the coexistence period, preserving business productivity.

Sys Reqs

Notes/Domino Environment

Supported Domino Server Versions

Supported Notes Client Versions
(End User Workstations)

6.5.1–6.5.6

7.0.0–7.0.4

8.0.0–8.0.2

8.5.0–8.5.3

6.5.1–6.5.6

7.0.0–7.0.4

8.0.0–8.0.2

8.5.0–8.5.3

Directory Connector

(NA)

(NA)

(NA)

(NA)

Mail Connector

F/B Connector

Directory Connector requires:

  • For Domino 6.5.x (only), constraint checking on LDAP writes must be disabled.

CMN Mail Connector requires:

  • For Domino 6.5.1–6.5.6 systems (only): Communications between Domino and the CMN Mail Connector are improved by configuring a Domino 7 or 8 server to act as a bridgehead between CMN and the existing Domino 6 environment.

CMN Free/Busy Connector requires, on Domino server hosting QCalCon server task:

  • QCalCon must run on a Domino server running on a Windows OS.
  • No firewall is permitted on any Notes server hosting QCalCon.
  • Microsoft PowerShell 2.0, 32- or 64-bit (a component of Windows Management Framework, downloadable at this Microsoft link).
  • Dell recommends 4GB memory with a two-core (or more) processor.

 

Exchange Server(s)

Exchange 2003

Exchange 2007

Exchange 2010

Exchange 2013

CAS Array:
Exchange 2013 RTM or
2010 RTM, SP1, SP2 or SP3

Hosted Exchange

 

RTM

SP1, SP2
or SP3

RTM, SP1,
SP2 or SP3

RTM

Office 365

Directory Connector

Mail Connector

F/B Connector

•*

* CMN's Free/Busy Connector does not support Exchange 2010 running in hosted mode.

CMN Directory Connector requires:

  • An Exchange user account granted membership in Exchange View-Only Administrators (for Exchange 2007) or Organization Management (for Exchange 2013 or 2010). This user must be added to the ACL for the Windows domain, and must have permission to Create and Delete All Child Objects applied onto This object and all descendant objects (domain object Properties | Security tab | Advanced Security Settings | Edit).
  • The Exchange server OS must be the English-language edition —OR— the CMN Directory Connector mapping files must be manually edited to replace hard-coded English elements with their native-language equivalents. For example, when the CMN log for a French enterprise shows an error message like:

problem 1005 (CONSTRAINT_ATT_TYPE), data 0, Att 90284 (showInAddressBook)
... then "All Users" (the hard-coded portion of the string) must be replaced by its French equivalent "Tous les utilisateurs" in every mapping file where the "showInAddressBook" entry occurs. The Directory Connector mapping files are in C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Quest Coexistence Manager for Notes\Directory Connector\Tools\Global\map.

CMN Mail Connector requires:

  • Smart hosts must be configured, if not using internal routing domains. (If necessary, see Email Coexistence Before and After CMN in chapter 3 of the CMN User Guide.)

 

 

Active Directory Server

CMN Directory Connector requires:

  • Target Active Directory server must have the Exchange schema extensions.
  • Account configured to run Directory Connector service must have read/write access rights. At a minimum, the target OU must be delegated to this account.

SQL Server:

CMN's Directory Connector requires access to a Microsoft SQL Server, installed on the CMN workstation or by connecting to an existing SQL instance, with a minimum of 20GB free disk space. Note:

  • You may use an existing (installed) Microsoft SQL Server version 2012, 2008 or 2008 Express or 2008 R2, 2005 or 2005 Express, or 2000, or you can download and install a free copy from Microsoft, from the link provided in the CMN AutoRun installer.
  • Note that CMN running with SQL Server 2008 requires the SQL 2005 Native Client on the admin's workstation to communicate with SQL. The SQL 2008 Native Client is not supported at this time.
  • For best performance, particularly at sites with a large number of groups or domains, Dell recommends a full-featured (non-Express) edition of SQL Server.
  • Any account used for SQL access must be configured (in SQL) with sysadmin and dbcreator permissions. If the DC will connect to SQL via Windows Authentication, the account must also have "logon as a service" permission.

Outlook End-User Workstations

Supported Outlook Client Versions

Outlook
2003

Outlook 2007

Outlook 2010

Outlook 2013

RTM

SP1

SP2

32-bit

64-bit

32- or 64-bit

Mail Connector

F/B Connector

For Mail Connector, note also:

  • Decryption of Notes-encrypted mail requires a valid Notes certificate.
  • Active Mail processing requires a Notes client, which must connect to a Lotus Domino server.

Outlook Web Access Host Server: Outlook Web Access 2007 or 2010.

Admin CMN Servers (running CMN components)

Supported Operating Systems

Hardware Specifications

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2012

32-Bit

64-Bit

32-Bit

64-Bit

Minimum

Recommended

SP1

SP2

R2

SP2

R2

SP1

SP2

SP1

SP2

R2

R2 SP1

RTM

Directory
Connector

500MB disk space.
2GHz processor.
4GB memory.

1+GB disk space.
2- or 4-core processor.
8GB memory.

Mail
Connector

20GB disk space.
4-core 3+GHz processor.
4GB memory.

20GB disk space.
4-core 3+GHz processor.
8-16GB memory.

Free/Busy
Connector

20GB disk space/server.
4-core 3+GHz processor.
4GB memory.

20GB disk space/server.
4-core 3+GHz processor.
8-16GB memory.

 

Important: Admin CMN servers must be separate machines from the Exchange and Notes servers.

 

Required on every computer hosting a CMN component:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.51, and 4.0 Full Framework. (The CMN Installer provides a link to these, as a convenience, if they are not already installed.)

Mail Connector also requires:

  • Active mail processing requires Lotus Notes 7.0.3 or 7.0.4, or Lotus Notes Basic (not Eclipse) 8.0.0.

Free/Busy Connector also requires:

  • No firewall is permitted on any server hosting a Free/Busy Connector component.
  • Microsoft PowerShell 2.0, 32- or 64-bit (a component of Windows Management Framework, downloadable at this Microsoft link).
  • Lotus Notes Client 7.0.x to 8.5.x, installed in single-user mode.
  • For CMN’s Autodiscover and EWS: Microsoft IIS 6.0, 7.0 or 7.5, configured and enabled to use ASP.NET 4.0.

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