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Thursday, 4 November 2010

IBM i and Enterprise upgrades - Intro
















Here be dragons, huge ones!

The job in hand is to upgrade a large corporate with 30000 users to Notes and Domino 8.5.2. The servers are IBM i 810, 820 and 570's. Some AIX as well.

The plan is to upgrade the OS from 5.4 to 6.1, leave all Domino servers on 7.0.3 and test. Then upgrade to 8.5.2 and test.

The fly('s) in the ointment is Sametime 7, Quickplace 7, Websphere intergration, IBM i 820.

In addition IBM documentation and Wiki's. :-)

The project timeline is around 80 days with some flexibility.

I am going to blog my experiences as this project continues as a reminder and to share some knowledge.

The usual caveats apply and in addition although it sounds easy it is only easy when things go according to plan. Things NEVER go according to plan and being able to recover from a potential disaster is down to experience.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I am going to - Ray Davies - Lotus Services Lead in Malaysia.

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