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BP1491: Virtual, Faster, Better - How to Virtualize the Rich Client and Browser Plugin - IBM Connect 2016

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Virtualizing the IBM Notes Client or the IBM Client Application Access (formerly known as IBM Notes Browser Plugin) is an effective way to standardize your client infrastructure, reduce costs for workstation hardware and give your users a consistent experience. Learn how to implement, configure and tune Notes on platforms like Citrix or Terminal Server and get the most out of it by dramatically reducing startup times and more.

A presentation from Christoph Adler (panagenda) and Daniel Reimann (panagenda).

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BP1491: Virtual, Faster, Better - How to Virtualize the Rich Client and Browser Plugin - IBM Connect 2016

  1. 1. BP1491: Virtual, Faster, Better! How to Virtualize the Rich Client and Browser Plugin Christoph Adler, Daniel Reimann / Feb-01-2015
  2. 2. Introduction • Christoph Adler – Senior Consultant  15 years of IBM (Lotus) solutions experience  Since 2007 focused on Notes Client Management  Lives in Germany / don’t give energy drinks  • Daniel Reimann – Director Technical Account Management  Over 15 years of experience in Notes / Domino  Focus on IBM Notes Client optimization and infrastructure analysis  German, lives in Boston
  3. 3. Agenda • Getting started  What can you expect from this session?  What we typically SEE at customers  What we typically DO at customers • To roam or not to roam: that is the question  IBM Notes in virtual environments (recommended) • Best practices • Installing IBM Notes | ICCA in virtual environments (recipe) • Summary
  4. 4. Agenda • Getting started  What can you expect from this session?  What we typically SEE at customers  What we typically DO at customers • To roam or not to roam: that is the question  IBM Notes in virtual environments (recommended) • Best practices • Installing IBM Notes | ICCA in virtual environments (recipe) • Summary
  5. 5. What can you expect from this session? • Best Practices for deploying IBM Notes in virtual environments • Giving an overview on the ideal IBM Notes architecture in virtual environments • A recipe to set up and pre-configure the perfect IBM Notes Client | ICCA installation in a virtual environment
  6. 6. What we typically SEE at customers • Administrators that cannot invest much time in troubleshooting IBM Notes issues because of  too many responsibilities for other IT systems  steadily increasing complexity of IT systems  missing or unknown knowledge sources  “wrong“ or missing tools/solutions • Administrators agree to set up IT systems when requested but rarely have time to adequately maintain them going forward
  7. 7. What we typically SEE at customers • Aged IBM Notes installations in virtual environments that are working “somehow”  Mostly Notes data directories on network drives which cause • long startup times of IBM Notes (up to 60 sec) • hangs and wait times due to interruptions and poor network latency • high network traffic as IBM Notes is constantly reading / writing data • frequently corrupted local applications • permanently occupied disk space on file servers / SAN / NAS – 80MB on average per user – often because of old and outdated files, even templates
  8. 8. What we typically DO at customers • Sparking their enthusiasm for IBM Notes  Especially in virtual environments, IBM Notes can be optimized to start up fast, run smooth and contribute to a positive end user IT experience by • switching to local Multi-user installations • frequently maintaining contents of IBM Notes data folders • relieving network, file servers and / or SAN / NAS systems • Encouraging administrators to spend a little more time on troubleshooting and analyzing IBM Notes  Solve root causes, not symptoms!
  9. 9. Agenda • Getting started  What can you expect from this session?  What we typically SEE at customers  What we typically DO at customers • To roam or not to roam: that is the question  IBM Notes in virtual environments (recommended) • Best practices • Installing IBM Notes | ICCA in virtual environments (recipe) • Summary
  10. 10. To roam or not to roam: that is the question • Given the previous reasons why IBM Notes in virtual environments should not have any files in the network, the following logical questions arise  How can personal IBM Notes data folders of end users be maintained locally on the virtual environment servers? • Think of having N servers in the farm where personal end user data potentially needs to be on every single server  How do end users get their most recent IBM Notes configuration no matter on which server in the farm they log on?  How to ensure that disk space used by IBM Notes data folders is cleared after log off?  How to avoid transfers of large IBM Notes data folders per user during log on and log off which increase wait times and cause network traffic?
  11. 11. To roam or not to roam: that is the question • The answer is: Roaming!  To provide end users with their latest IBM Notes configuration, their data needs to be roamed onto the server they log on to start their session  Roaming can be achieved through own procedures (e. g. logon script), Domino Roaming or third-party solutions
  12. 12. IBM Notes in virtual environments Log on to virtual session Roam data Start IBM Notes Log on to IBM Notes (happens here: logon script, third-party solutions) Roam data (or here: third- party solutions) Work with IBM Notes Roam data (or here: IBM Roaming) Shutdown IBM Notes Log off from virtual session Backup data Backup data (happens here)(or here)
  13. 13. Agenda • Getting started  What can you expect from this session?  What we typically SEE at customers  What we typically DO at customers • To roam or not to roam: that is the question  IBM Notes in virtual environments (recommended) • Best practices • Installing IBM Notes | ICCA in virtual environments (recipe) • Summary
  14. 14. BP: IBM Notes & ICAA installation • Use default setups for  IBM Notes Client 9.0.1 (Standard)  Client Application Access 1.0.0.1 (ICAA) == 9.0.1FP4 formerly known as IBM Notes Browser Plugin • No need to make changes to MSI package (scripts can help here) • Use default paths for Program, Data and SharedData folders
  15. 15. BP: IBM Notes & ICAA install command lines • IBM Notes Client 9.0.1 (Standard) install command line  setup.exe /s /v"SETMULTIUSER=1 MULTIUSERBASEDIR=C:Users!USERNAME!AppDataLocal MULTIUSERCOMMONDIR=C:ProgramData CITRIX=1" /lime "C:TempNOTES901_msiinst.log" /qn" • IBM Client Application Access 1.0.0.1 (ICAA) install command line  setup.exe /s /v"SETMULTIUSER=1 MULTIUSERBASEDIR=C:Users!USERNAME!AppDataLocal MULTIUSERCOMMONDIR=C:ProgramData CITRIX=1” /lime "C:TempICAA1001_msiinst.log" /qn"
  16. 16. BP: ODS (templates) • The ODS of local IBM Notes applications and templates should always be the native one according to the used IBM Notes release (see next slide) • Although any IBM Notes version can deal with older ODS versions it causes the need of internal conversion during usage • This causes unnecessary file I/O operations on disk • While most administrators take care of upgrading the ODS of applications, templates are often not taken into account  However templates are also touched by IBM Notes quite often and should be optimized as well to gain a performance boost
  17. 17. BP: ODS (templates) ODS = On Disk Structure • ODS 16 = Notes 2 • ODS 17 = Notes 3 • ODS 20 = Notes 4 (or templates) • ODS 41 = Notes 5 • ODS 43 = Notes 6 & 7 • ODS 48 = Notes 8.0 • ODS 51 = Notes 8.5 / 9.0 • ODS 52 = Notes 9.0.1 The difference between ODS 43 and 52 = up to 80% LESS FILE I/O; average 50% less.
  18. 18. BP: ODS (templates) • To upgrade the ODS of all shared templates in a virtual IBM Notes Multi-user installation the administrator can follow these steps • Add the following line to the shared notes.ini in %ProgramData%IBMNotesData  CREATE_R9_DATABASES=1 • Make sure that the Administrator account used to log on to the virtual server does not have a personal IBM Notes Data directory yet (in %LocalAppData%) • From a command prompt type the following commands  cd “%ProgramData%IBMNotesDataShared”  “%ProgramFiles(x86)%IBMNotesncompact” -ODS -* • Copy all upgraded templates over to other servers if needed
  19. 19. BP: notes.ini • A properly configured shared notes.ini can be essential for smooth running virtual IBM Notes environments • The shared notes.ini is used by every IBM Notes client session for which there’s no personal IBM Notes data folder yet • It is located in %ProgramData%IBMNotesData • It is used as a template notes.ini out of which all parameters are transferred into a users personal notes.ini upon the very first IBM Notes start • Find some useful shared notes.ini parameters on the next slide (additionally to the standard entries)
  20. 20. BP: notes.ini • Ports=TCPIP • TCPIP=TCP,0,15,0  Note that this sets port compression to OFF, which is appropriate in virtual environments; Port compression adds 5% CPU overhead and with 60 concurrent sessions this would result in needing 3 dedicated CPUs for just port compression • DISABLE_CLIENTRECORD=1  This disables logging of client information back into the public address book as all virtual environment users share the same servers in the farm anyway
  21. 21. BP: notes.ini • CREATE_R9_DATABASES=1  Enables IBM Notes 9.0.1 to use the latest ODS version for newly created local applications. Make sure to not use CREATE_R8_DATABASES (Lotus Notes 8.0) or CREATE_R85_DATABASES (IBM Notes 9.0) to avoid the use of an older ODS in IBM Notes 9.0.1 • Log=,1,0,7,40000  This disables logging, which is optional but gains a slight performance improvement • ConfigFile=H:NotesConfigconfig.txt  For ConfigFile details see next topic
  22. 22. BP: notes.ini • All parameters for copy & paste Ports=TCPIP TCPIP=TCP,0,15,0 DISABLE_CLIENTRECORD=1 CREATE_R9_DATABASES=1 Log=,1,0,7,40000 ConfigFile=H:NotesConfigconfig.txt [always keep a blank line at the bottom!]
  23. 23. BP: ConfigFile • IBM Notes can be set up unattended by using a so called ConfigFile – often referred to as config.txt or setup.txt • The ConfigFile needs to be referenced in the shared notes.ini using the parameter ConfigFile=Drive: or UNCfolderfilename.txt (see previous topic) • For more details the following IBM technote provides some very good examples on how to create a ConfigFile as generic as possible  https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21112835
  24. 24. BP: Frequent maintenance • IBM Notes data folders need frequent maintenance to reduce the probability of local database corruption and damage • At least the following local databases should get periodical treatment  Compact desktop8.ndk  Compact names.nsf  Compact bookmark.nsf  Compact log.nsf • Quite frankly, this is a challenge (needs scripting / third-party solutions)
  25. 25. BP: jvm.shareclasses • In IBM Notes the jvm.shareclasses file (*xpdplat_.jvm_G11) is stored in each users Dataworkspace.configorg.eclipse.osgi folder and has a size of ~65MB • To optimize file I/O, speed up the IBM Notes Client start and save storage (about 900MB per server == 15users), this file can be shared across all users of the virtual environment server 1. Create the following folder “C:TempNotesShareClasses“ and set folder rights for “everyone” to read / write access 2. Change the value of this parameter “jvm.shareclasses.loc=“ in %ProgramFiles(x86)%IBMNotesframeworkrcpdeployjvm.properties • from “${rcp.data}/.config/org.eclipse.osgi“ • to “C:/Temp/NotesShareClasses“  it’s important to use “/” instead of “”
  26. 26. BP: JVM memory allocation • To speed up the IBM Notes JVM it’s useful to optimize memory settings • Open %ProgramFiles(x86)%IBMNotesframeworkrcpdeployjvm.properties  Modify vmarg.Xmx from “-Xmx256m” to “-Xmx1024m”  Modify vmarg.Xms from “-Xmx64m” to “-Xmx256m” • The implicit rules  Do not change vmarg.Xmx to more than -Xmx1024m regardless of how much memory you have  vmarg.Xms should always be ¼ of what you changed Xmx to
  27. 27. BP: Workspace improvement • Every IBM Notes Client start in a virtual environment is a first (setup) start and takes at least 23 sec • ~65% - 70% of time during first starts is used to build the workspace folder (at least 15 sec) • A typical new workspace folder (IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP5IF1) consists of  >200 files  >150 folders  >85 MB (including 65MB *xpdplat_.jvm_G11 file) • Building the workspace folder causes lots of file I/O
  28. 28. BP: Workspace improvement • Accelerate the IBM Notes Client start to be >65% faster (with less file I/O) 1. With a non-admin user (Windows + IBM Notes) run an initial setup of IBM Notes 2. Start IBM Notes 2 times and wait for 2-3minutes each 3. Shutdown IBM Notes 4. Create the following folder  %ProgramData%IBMNotesDataCommon 5. Copy the workspace folder from %LocalAppData%IBMNotesData to %ProgramData%IBMNotesDataCommon
  29. 29. BP: Workspace improvement 6. Delete the following files / folders out of %ProgramData%IBMNotesDataCommonworkspace a. UDM b. Logs  all but .prov2install c. .metadata.pluginscom.ibm.collaboration.* d. .metadata.pluginscom.ibm.rcp.personality.framework e. .metadata.pluginscom.ibm.rcp.security.auth f. .metadata.pluginscom.ibm.rcp.managedsettings
  30. 30. LIVE
  31. 31. Agenda • Getting started  What can you expect from this session?  Virtual environments  What we typically SEE at customers  What we typically DO at customers • To roam or not to roam: that is the question  IBM Notes in virtual environments (recommended) • Installing IBM Notes | ICCA in virtual environments (recipe) • Summary
  32. 32. Installing IBM Notes in virtual environments • A step-by-step recipe for an IBM Notes installation including other components
  33. 33. Installing IBM Notes in virtual environments • The following components will be considered on the following slides  IBM Notes 9.0.1 english  IBM Notes 9.0.1 MUI Pack for G1 (add only german and french)  IBM Notes 9.0.1 MUI Pack for G2a (add * but set danish to be default language)  IBM Notes 9.0.1 MUI Pack for G2b (add *)  IBM Notes 9.0.1 MUI Pack for G3 (add *)  IBM Sametime 9.0.0.1 (20150825-0430) embedded  IBM Connections Plugins for Notes 4.5 (20150921-1143)  IBM Notes 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 Interim Fix 1
  34. 34. Installing IBM Notes in virtual environments 1. Install IBM Notes 9.0.1 english  IBMNotes901setup.exe /s /v"SETMULTIUSER=1 MULTIUSERBASEDIR=C:Users!USERNAME!AppDataLocal MULTIUSERCOMMONDIR=C:ProgramData CITRIX=1 /lime "C:TempNotes901_msiinst.log" /qn" 2. Install IBM Notes 9.0.1 MUI Packs  IBMNotes901MUI_G1setup.exe /s /v“ADDLOCAL=German,French /lime "C:TempNotes901MUI_G1_msiinst.log" /qn"  IBMNotes901MUI_G2asetup.exe /s /v“INITIALUILANG=da REPLACELOCALDB=1 LOCALDBLANG=da /lime "C:TempNotes901MUI_G2a_msiinst.log" /qn"  IBMNotes901MUI_G2bsetup.exe /s /v“/lime "C:TempNotes901MUI_G2b_msiinst.log" /qn"  IBMNotes901MUI_G3setup.exe /s /v“/lime "C:TempNotes901MUI_G3_msiinst.log" /qn"
  35. 35. Installing IBM Notes in virtual environments 3. Install IBM Sametime 9.0.0.1 (20150825-0430) embedded  Sametime9001embsetup.exe /s /v"/lime "C:TempSametime9001emb_msiinst.log" /qn" 4. Install IBM Connections Plugins for Notes 4.5 (20150921-1143)  IC45Pluginssetup.exe /s /v"/lime "C:TempIC45Plugins_msiinst.log" /qn" 5. Install IBM Notes 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 Interim Fix 1  Notes901FP5IF1ClientUpdate.exe /s /v"/lime "C:TempNotes901FP5IF1_msiinst.log" /qn"
  36. 36. Installing IBM Notes in virtual environments 6. Optimize IBM Notes 9.0.1 Installation with the following best practices of this presentation  ODS (templates)  notes.ini  ConfigFile  jvm.shareclasses  JVM memory allocation  Workspace improvement
  37. 37. • A step-by-step recipe for an IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) installation including other components Installing ICAA in virtual environments
  38. 38. • The following components will be considered on the next slides:  IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) 1.0.0.1 Multilingual  IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) 1.0.0.1 MUI Pack for G2a  IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) 1.0.0.1 MUI Pack for G2b  IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) 1.0.0.1 MUI Pack for G3  IBM Notes Browser Plug-in 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 Installing ICAA in virtual environments
  39. 39. Installing ICAA in virtual environments 1. IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) 1.0.0.1 Multilingual  ICAA1001setup.exe /s /v"SETMULTIUSER=1 MULTIUSERBASEDIR=C:Users!USERNAME!AppDataLocal MULTIUSERCOMMONDIR=C:ProgramData CITRIX=1” /lime "C:TempICAA1001_msiinst.log" /qn" 2. IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) 1.0.0.1 additional MUI Packs  ICAA1001MUI_G2asetup.exe /s /v“INITIALUILANG=da REPLACELOCALDB=1 LOCALDBLANG=da /lime "C:TempICAA1001MUI_G2a_msiinst.log" /qn"  ICAA1001MUI_G2bsetup.exe /s /v“/lime "C:TempICAA1001MUI_G2b_msiinst.log" /qn"  ICAA1001MUI_G3setup.exe /s /v“/lime "C:TempICAA1001MUI_G3_msiinst.log" /qn„ 3. IBM Notes Browser Plug-in 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5  NBP901FP5setup.exe /s /v"/lime "C:TempNBP901FP5_msiinst.log" /qn"
  40. 40. Installing IBM Notes in virtual environments 4. Optimize IBM Notes 9.0.1 Installation with the following best practices of this presentation  ODS (templates)  notes.ini  ConfigFile
  41. 41. Agenda • Getting started  What can you expect from this session?  What we typically SEE at customers  What we typically DO at customers • To roam or not to roam: that is the question  IBM Notes in virtual environments (recommended) • Best practices • Installing IBM Notes | ICCA in virtual environments (recipe) • Summary
  42. 42. Summary • It is highly recommendable to run local IBM Notes Multi-user installations in virtual environments  Users benefit from fast IBM Notes starts, less database corruption, improved stability  Administrators gain better network quality, free managed storage, less support incidents, satisfied end users • Invest a bit more time in maintaining your IBM Notes virtual infrastructure
  43. 43. Meet us at Solution EXPO booth #400 christoph.adler@panagenda.com daniel.reimann@panagenda.com Thank you! Questions?
  44. 44. Thank you
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  46. 46. Acknowledgements and Disclaimers cont. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2015. All rights reserved. • U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp. • IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, Lotus and IBM Lotus Notes, IBM Notes, IBM Client Application Access, IBM Notes Browser Plugin are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and trademark information” at www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml • Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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