Last week I had an interesting discussion based on some questions raised in customer roundtable about mail coexistence. Basically they were wondering if there was some design points around duration of a co-existence (Sort of a ‘Best-if-used-by’ idea).
No ‘Best if used by’ date for coexistence
There is no design limit to how long a messaging coexistence can take place. Basically we intend our co-existence tools to be reliable/stable, scaleable, and manageable, regardless of the time period. The intent is that you can use the tools for a day, a week, a month, a year, or 5+ years with the same level of service and management cost. The connector has a watch-dog process that monitors the connector and the IBM API for any problems handling mail, such as a Notes client crash or a stuck message to kick things and cleanup bad items when needed to ensure that the connector continues to function. In addition, now that these tools are released to the web, any reliability bug/issues that are reported will be fixed and updated on the web.
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I will be going into more detail on the mail co-existence tools tomorrow on my webcast so feel free to join in.
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