Publications

IBM DeveloperWorks Article: Enabling SSL in IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.1: A complete guide

I would like to announce the publication of the IBM DeveloperWorks article “Enabling SSL in IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.1: A complete guide”.  This white paper outlines the steps required to enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for an IBM Lotus® Sametime® component based on IBM WebSphere® Application Server. It focuses on installing the trusted root and intermediate root certificates, and on generating and installing a SSL certificate signed by a Certificate Authority. In addition, we’ll cover the steps to enable the Sametime Community server to connect to LDAP over SSL (LDAPS).

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/documentation/sametimessl/

Note: While this article was written for Sametime 8.5.1, the procedures and concepts still apply for later releases.

IBM DeveloperWorks Article: Deploying a scalable IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 environment for small-to-medium businesses

I am pleased to announce that one of the papers I have authored “Deploying a scalable IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 environment for small-to-medium businesses” has finally been released to IBM developerWorks.  Any organizationwhich is interested in hardware minimization or stacking certain components together should definitely read this paper.  One of the main focal points is stacking multiple nodes on the same physical host.  While the information is not covered in the Sametime Information Center, such a configuration does allow organizations to both scale the environment and add on redundancy as needed.

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/documentation/scalablesametime/

Sametime Wiki article: Optimizing Sametime’s Name Lookup Solution

Special thanks to David Tull and Jeanmarie White for their contributions in publishing these articles.

Sametime Wiki: Optimizing_Sametimes_Name_Lookup_solution