I needed to setup a new development environment because we moved recently from Windows XP to Win7 (yihaa! I am a corporate developer). Because my ‘closest to administrator’ like co-developer (an ex-admin who we have convinced to development!) is on parental leave I had to clear the job myself. This is how far I came so far:
- Virtualbox machine
- Virtual hard drive of 25 GB; will probably create a new clone from this machine for each new project
- OS: win7
- IBM Domino 9.0.1 Social Edition (hurrah!)
- IBM Notes 9.0.1 SE (hurrah hurrah!) Administrator/Designer/Notes clients
I could not find quickly a proper guideline how to setup a Domino server on a local PC. In case you happen to know one I invite you to share it. Or you may write a new one from scratch of course. You do not really need one, but guidance feels always comfortable.
After the installation I launched the server. When completed I could access the server via HTTP (127.0.0.1 or localhost).
Unfortunately the IBM Domino Console program is unable to connect to the server (message: Either the server controller is not running on host admin-PC or is not listening on port 2050).
When completed I launched the Administrator client to alter the server configuration. I was unable to open the server by name e.g. dev1/acme. From a late administrator experience I remember that updating the host file on your OS make your local server better traceable. So I added
127.0.0.1 dev1/quintessens #notes clients
127.0.0.1 dev1.quintessens.com #web browser clients
This did the job for me.
Later I read on stackoverflow not to install the Designer client under program files. Not sure why but I can always re-install it.
If you want to have a short introduction on administering a local Domino development server I suggest you read the following post: The blagger’s guide to XPages Domino administration. Always nice to know some server console commands.
For now this local development environment seems to work for me.
I have not setup mail-routing yet but it would be nice to have (local) mail routing available for a couple of test users.
Would be nice to have the server console program working though.