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.
In this white paper
- Overview of the analysis
- Test methods
- Test plan
- Lotus Notes 8.5.2 and Citrix XenApp 5.0 scalability testing
- Scalability results and analysis
- 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
- About the authors
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