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IBM Domino and Docker Support Announced

Bill Malchisky  August 15 2017 08:00:00 PM
During Barry Rosen's Future directions on Notes/Domino session and again during our Linuxfest DC session last week at MWLUG, IBM announced that they will support Domino on Docker with Domino 9.0.1 FP10. Originally, this support would be announced in 2018, but due to the success of the IBM Application Insights Survey announced at Engage, IBM changed their task priorities and accelerated Docker support based upon your input.

FP10 is scheduled to be released by EOY 2017. The next question is, "What does support imply?" Currently, if you call IBM and ask them for support and tell them you are running Domino in a Docker container on Linux, you will be told, "That configuration is not supported." Once FP10 is released, you can use Domino on Docker as a valid platform.

Next, I asked Barry about supporting as a deliverable a Docker image file. Thus, "Will be be able to type, 'docker pull domino' and get an image?" He replied that is not part of the original plan, but under consideration.

Finally, as I discussed with a few MWLUG attendees after Linuxfest DC and also during my last session, I want to provide a few points on deploying Domino intelligently inside a docker container
1. Feel free to create your own docker image files locally so you can deploy internally Domino in a Docker container
2. Be certain that you only include the installation files for Domino in the image
3. Avoid installing or completing server setup within your image file or you'll have multiple servers deployed and running with the same server ID and server name
4. Ensure that you also keep confidential or otherwise sensitive information out of your image files -- especially if any Docker image you create should be published to the Docker container catalog

Nice to see that IBM is making great strides to improve what they offer and listen once again to the great IBM Community.

Any questions, please feel free to ask.

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