IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 on Citrix XenApp 4.5: A scalability analysis

This white paper provides an overview of, and recommendations for, how to get the most from your IBM® Lotus® Notes® client on the Citrix XenApp server. In particular, we show that, by tuning your environment so that you get the most from your applications, you can realize significant improvements in running the Lotus Notes client on XenApp. This is true for both the standard and the basic configurations of Lotus Notes.

Moreover, with the addition of 64-bit Citrix XenApp server support for the Lotus Notes client in 8.0.2, you can scale to even higher numbers—well over 100 users—at a much reduced cost. Also presented are the testing environment, tuning parameters, and the workflows that were executed to gather the scalability data using the 8.5 version of the Lotus Notes client.

In this article

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the analysis
  • Test methods
  • Test plan
  • Lotus Notes 8.5 and Citrix XenApp 4.5 scalability testing
  • Scalability results and analysis
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Summary of Lotus Notes Basic 8.5 Client scalability results
  • Appendix B: Windows Server 2003 and XenApp Server optimizations
  • Appendix C: Environment optimizations
  • Appendix D: Physical Address Extension (/PAE)
  • Appendix E: Lotus Notes optimization
  • Appendix F: Workflows
  • Appendix G: Test Environment preparations
  • Appendix H: Lotus Notes install
  • Appendix I: Performance objects and counters
  • Appendix J: Converting Windows Performance Monitor (PerfMon) logs
  • Resources
  • About the authors

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