NotesIn9 094: Installing Domino 8.5.3 Server for a Development Sandbox

I’m excited about today’s show as I’ve been wanting to get this topic on for a long time. This episode also continues a string of NEW contributors to NotesIn9.

I’m very pleased to welcome Sean Cull to NotesIn9. Today Sean will demonstrate how to install CentOS Linux and the Domino 8.5.3 server so you can have your own development environment. I’m a big fan of development environments. If you’re still developing on a production server you really should reconsider that. A good Dev server is worth it’s weight in Gold.

A couple of quick notes:

Sean has a blogged Cheatsheet here:

Even though CentOS is techically not supported, it’s almost a perfect clone of Red Hat which is supported. Since CentOS is free, it’s a pretty good solution for a development server. I used to run this myself a long time ago.

Sean is working with Domino 8.5.3 and Upgrade Pack 1. I would imagine that installing Domino 9, which is due out in December 14th as a Public Beta, would have a very similar installation. :-)

  • raybilyk

    I’ve been waiting for this episode since Sean blogged about it… Can’t wait to pass along to my developer friends!

  • Sean Cull

    Just realised that I missed a short clip at about 20:30 where I unzipped the domino.tar file

    cd /tmp/dom_installs ==================================== unpack the domino install ==================================== tar -xvf domino.tar 

    the cheat sheet is still correct

  • guest

     I prefer Lotus Foundations for Development Sandbox