Upgrade HCL Domino on CentOS 7/8 from Domino 11.0.1 to 11.0.1 FP 1

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 08/11 at 09:42 AM


Domino Upgrades / Installations
Software Upgrade

Steps to In-place Upgrade HCL Domino on CentOS 7.7.x or CentOS 8.x to the newest FP1.

- Linux server OS is CentOS 7.7. Both Domino and LInux are 64-bit, of course. Also, performed these steps on CentOS 8.
- The existing start-up script is the Nashed one. It's a few years old, but still worked, so we didn't replace it with the newest one.
- A full step-by-step for new install CentOS 7.7 is also available in this support app titled: HCL Domino 11 on CentOS 7.6 / CentOS 7.7 Step-by-Step Swing Upgrade / Installation
- This server has been swung since R5. Although the paths were updated around Domino 8.5, they have not been updated since. Therefore, the binaries path is still /opt/IBM/domino instead of /opt/HCL/domino.
- Just in case needed, we have the full Domino 11.0.1 installation extracted and available in the /home/myadmin/Downloads/dom1101/

In-Place Domino Upgrade:
1. Using Filezilla, copy the install file to the server in the server's downloads folder.
--> Domino_1101FP1_Linux.tar --> /home/myadmin/Downloads/Domino_1101FP1_Linux.tar

2. Start SSH Terminal to server. View and extract files.
$ ssh myadmin@mydomserver.mindwatering.com
<enter password>

$ cd /home/myadmin/Downloads/
$ sudo su
$ pwd
$ ls *.tar
# tar -xvf Domino_1101FP1_Linux.tar
<watched files extracted>

Rename the folder as desired.
# mv linux64/ dom1101fp1/
# ls
drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 21 May 29 19:25 dom1101
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 20 Jul 20 06:36 dom1101FP1

3. Perform the installation.
# systemctl stop domino.service
$ systemctl status domino.service
... Domino for xLinux (notes) shutdown completed
<ctl + c>

# cd dom1101FP1
# NUI_NOTESDIR=/opt/ibm/domino
# ./install
<go through the prompts>
- The steps/questions are the same. But the navigation is a bit different as the new installation program is InstallAnywhere. Click <tab> to accept a setting, and you have to use "0" to get to the end of the license fine print page.
> TAB to continue at Welcome screen
> TAB to continue to License page. Click any keyboard button to get to second page.
> TAB to continue to License acceptance page. Click Tab to keep <yes> answer and continue.
On the installation page, you should see this:
Installation settings:

Program directory : /opt/ibm/domino
Data directory : /local/notesdata
UNIX user : notes
UNIX group : notes

11000100 upgrade to 1101FP1
> TAB to continue and perform installation update

4. OPTIONAL - Perform a manual run, just in case there is a question to answer.
(There isn't a Directory upgrade with this FP, but we do it just-in-case every time.)
# su notes
$ cd /local/notesdata
$ /opt/ibm/domino/bin/server
<We watch the server startup and run for a few minutes. Enter a q to quit and return to the OS prompt.>
$ exit

5. Start the Domino service
# systemctl start domino
# systemctl status domino
● domino.service - IBM Domino Server (notes)
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/domino.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2020-08-11 10:15:35 EDT; 1min 23s ago
Process: 18118 ExecStop=/opt/ibm/domino/rc_domino_script stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Process: 30218 ExecStart=/opt/ibm/domino/rc_domino_script start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 30248 (rc_domino_scrip)
Tasks: 376 (limit: 8000)
CGroup: /system.slice/domino.service
├─30248 /bin/sh /opt/ibm/domino/rc_domino_script start
├─30305 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/server
├─30314 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/event
├─30520 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/faultanalyzer
├─30707 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/replica
├─30709 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/router
├─30711 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/update
├─30712 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -s
├─30713 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/adminp
├─30714 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/sched
├─30715 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/calconn
├─30716 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/rnrmgr
├─30718 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/ca
├─30719 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/smtp
├─30721 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/http
├─30722 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/imap
├─30723 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/pop3
├─30724 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/ldap
├─30985 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 1
├─30986 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 2
├─30987 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 3
├─30988 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 4
├─30989 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 5
├─30990 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 6
├─30991 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 7
├─30992 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 8
├─30993 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 9
├─30994 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/amgr -e 10
├─31061 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/mtc
└─32202 /opt/ibm/domino/notes/latest/linux/runjava ISpy

Aug 11 10:15:35 domserver.mindwatering.com systemd[1]: Starting IBM Domino Server (notes)...
Aug 11 10:15:35 domserver.mindwatering.com rc_domino_script[30218]: Using Domino config File /etc/sysconfig/rc_domino_config_notes
Aug 11 10:15:35 domserver.mindwatering.com rc_domino_script[30218]: Archived log file to '/local/notesdata/notes_200811_101535.log'
Aug 11 10:15:35 domserver.mindwatering.com rc_domino_script[30218]: Removed LoadMon-Data '/local/notesdata/loadmon.ncf'
Aug 11 10:15:35 domserver.mindwatering.com systemd[1]: Started IBM Domino Server (notes).
# exit
$ exit

6. Monitor the Server
a. Check that you have access via the Admin client.
b. Confirm you can see mail routing in and out of the server.
c. Confirm you have web users access apps.
d. Watch for any errors on the server console.

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