IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus iNotes 8.5.2 on Citrix XenApp 4.5/5.0: A scalability analysis

This white paper provides an overview and recommendations for how to get the most from the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.2 client on the Citrix XenApp 5.0 server. Specifically, it shows that by tuning the environment, you can realize significant improvements when running the Notes client on XenApp. This is true for both the standard and the basic configurations of Lotus Notes. Moreover, the new support for Microsoft Windows 2008 SP2 by Notes 8.5.2, together with memory improvements, means increased scalability to even higher numbers than before at a much reduced cost. We also present the testing environment, tuning parameters, and the workflows that were executed to gather the scalability data on Notes 8.5.2.

Gary Denner (Gary_Denner@ie.ibm.com), Technical Lead, IBM

Gary Denner joined IBM in 1998 as part of the Lotus Software group, working on the localization of Lotus Notes/Domino 4.5.3. Since then he has held various roles in Localization, Automation development, and Test, across various products in the IBM Lotus portfolio. He is currently the Technical Lead and Architect for the Domino System Test team. You can reach Gary at Gary_Denner@ie.ibm.com.



Jeremy Flynn (Jeremy_Flynn@ie.ibm.com), Performance Analyst, IBM

Jeremy Flynn joined IBM in 1996 as part of the Lotus Software group, working on Lotus Organizer. Since then he has held various roles in Localization, Automation development, and Test, across various products in the IBM Lotus portfolio. He currently works with the Domino System Test Reliability team. You can reach Jeremy at Jeremy_Flynn@ie.ibm.com.



Duncan Yule (Yule@ie.ibm.com), Performance Engineer, IBM

Duncan Yule joined IBM in 2010, working with the Domino System Test Reliability team. He is a professional Performance Engineer and Enterprise Application Developer. You can reach Duncan at Yule@ie.ibm.com.



Mary Faherty (FahertyM@ie.ibm.com), Software Developer - Lotus Domino SVT, IBM

Mary Faherty joined IBM in 2008, working with the Domino System Test Reliability team. She brings 7 years of Domino-related expertise to the team.



13 January 2011 (First published 06 December 2010)

This white paper provides an overview and recommendations for how to get the most from the IBM Lotus® Notes® 8.5.2 client on the Citrix® XenApp™ 5.0 server. Specifically, it shows that by tuning the environment, you can realize significant improvements when running the Notes client on XenApp. This is true for both the standard and the basic configurations of Lotus Notes.

Moreover, the new support for Microsoft® Windows® 2008 SP2 by Notes 8.5.2, together with memory improvements, means increased scalability to even higher numbers than before at a much reduced cost. We also present the testing environment, tuning parameters, and the workflows that were executed to gather the scalability data on Notes 8.5.2.

In this white paper

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the analysis
  • Test methods
  • Test plan
  • Lotus Notes 8.5.2 and Citrix XenApp 5.0 scalability testing
  • Scalability results and analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Summary of Lotus Notes Basic 8.5.2 Client scalability results
  • Appendix B: Summary of Lotus iNotes® 8.5.2 Client scalability results
  • Appendix C: Windows Server 2003 and XenApp Server optimizations
  • Appendix D: Environment optimizations
  • Appendix E: Physical Address Extension (/PAE)
  • Appendix F: Lotus Notes optimization
  • Appendix G: Workflows
  • Appendix H: Test Environment preparations
  • Appendix I: Performance objects and counters
  • Appendix J: Lotus Notes install
  • Resources
  • About the authors

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