Would you use a Ubuntu Server OS for your Domino Server? Wouldn´t it be very nice to have Lotus Domino supported on a free Linux platform like Ubuntu, with guaranteed updates, without the hazzle of subscription fees, accounts and so on?
If you say yes, then you are not alone ;-). Over the years I got in contact with many domino administrators who like to use Ubuntu Server as there Domino OS. But because of the reason that it isn´t supported nobody does it in a big range. Many from us know that Domino runs fine on Debian or Ubuntu Server for years. Its only a IBM support issue we are talking here about ;-).
So if you would need it what could be done?
- Create a SPR (Service Problem Request) via the IBM Support Website and ask them to add a "Feature Request" with the following content in it: "Please create a (or raise a existing) SPR for us which includes the following: Support for IBM Lotus Domino on Ubuntu Server"
- Contact your local IBM contact and ask him for Ubuntu server support for Lotus Domino.
- Ask the IBMers at Lotusphere.
- Make sure IBM notice that there are requests for that, and that customers want it.
We are not talking about the Notes Client which is already supported on Ubuntu, we are talking about the Lotus Domino Server.