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Supported configurations for IBM Notes & Domino 9.x

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Abstract

This document describes the supported configurations of IBM Notes and Domino 9.x when interoperating with servers, templates, and clients from earlier releases.

Content

Start Here: Important information to note
  • If you are running a release of Notes/Domino prior to 8.0, you should upgrade to at least Notes/Domino 8.0 before installing and upgrading to Notes/Domino 9.0. Upgrading from prior versions may work but is not tested or officially supported.
  • Supported during upgrade only means that IBM does not intend to create fixes for the referenced configuration, as the expectation is that customers would run in this configuration only during a phased upgrade process. However, unless otherwise indicated, basic functionality should work (e.g., you can send and receive mail, read mail, and send and receive calendar invitations).
  • IBM recommends upgrading servers before clients; however, running a Notes client of a higher release than the Domino server (e.g,, Notes 9.x client on Domino 8.x server) is a supported configuration during a phased upgrade process. With functionality such as Calendaring & Scheduling and Mail features, caution should be used when running a higher release of the Notes client and mail file design on a lower release of the Domino server. Most functionality an end user will expect is coded into the client and mail template, but some functionality is held on the server. Therefore, functions that require server-side code, will not function properly without it.
  • IBM supports a Notes 9.x client on earlier server versions during the upgrade process, though this configuration is not recommended.
  • In some cases, IBM supports a Notes client combined with a mail template from a later release (such as, Notes 8 client / Notes 9 Mail template) during the upgrade process. However, it is not a recommended configuration for long term usage.

Supported configurations for mail templates

To determine if your configuration is supported, first identify the chart containing the base Domino mail template code level you use. Then, locate the Notes client and Domino server versions in use with that mail template.

-- 9.x mail template (mail9.ntf)
-- 8.5.x mail template (mail85.ntf)
-- 8.0.x mail template (mail8.ntf)



Domino 9.x Mail template (mail9.ntf)

Notes 9.0.x
Notes 8.5. x
Notes 8.0.x
Domino 9.0.x

Supported
Supported during
upgrade only
Supported during
upgrade only
Domino 8.5 . x
Supported during
upgrade only
Supported during
upgrade only
Supported during
upgrade only
Domino 8.0.x
Supported during
upgrade only
Supported during
upgrade only
Supported during
upgrade only



Domino 8.5.x Mail template (mail85.ntf)

Notes 9.0.x
Notes 8.5. x
Notes 8.0.x
Domino 9.0.x

Supported
Supported during
upgrade only
Supported during
upgrade only
Domino 8.5.x
Supported during
upgrade only
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)
Domino 8.0.x
Supported during
upgrade only
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)

    8.5.x mail template issue to b e aware of
    • Technote #1403332 - Out of Office agent can get stuck enabled when using the Out of Office service and pre-8.5.2 mail template.


Domino 8 Mail template (mail8.ntf)

Notes 9.0.x
Notes 8.5.x
Notes 8.0.x
Domino 9.0.x

Supported
Supported during
upgrade only
Supported during
upgrade only
Domino 8.5.x
Supported during
upgrade only
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)
Domino 8.0.x
Supported during
upgrade only
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)
See 8.5x Supported Configurations technote
( #1358406)
    8.0.x mail template issue to b e aware of
    • Technote #1403332 - Out of Office agent can get stuck enabled when using the Out of Office service and pre-8.5.2 mail template.

For system requirements, visit Index of system requirements for Notes, Domino, Domino Administrator, Domino Designer & Notes Traveler


Related information

Supported configurations for Notes/Domino 8.x
Table of requirements for new features in IBM Notes 9.x
What's new in IBM Domino 9.0 Social Edition
What's new in IBM Notes 9.0 Social Edition

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Messaging Applications IBM Domino 9.0

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes

Software version: 9.0

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS

Reference #: 1628675

Modified date: 30 March 2014