Upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit Domino (what is a flatform?)

Nice technote detailing a couple of scenarios for upgrading Domino from a 32 bit Install to a 64 Bit install on Windows flatform well I suspect they meant platform


Setting the typo aside, it is actually a good technote, giving a couple of scenarios as well as highlighting the ease of which Domino can move between 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems and installs.

If you haven’t yet upgraded your Domino servers to 64 bit what are you waiting for, in my environment we have really benefited from the additional memory available to Domino in a 64 Bit install

Technote 1296452: FAQ 64-bit version of Domino

Technote 1506430: Steps to migrate a 32 bit Domino server to 64 bit server on Windows platform

Update: The team responsible for Technote content has already reached out to let me know the typo will be fixed

6 Responses to Upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit Domino (what is a flatform?)
  1. Bill Buchan
    July 20, 2011 | 10:18 am

    We’ve seen real issues with 64-bit – especially around the administration interfaces. Some PMR’s have been outstanding with Lotus for over a year. Nasty, horrible, things-will-stop-working issues.

    My advice is to test your applications before moving onto any new platform.. If it works – great – you get a far snappier server that can address far more memory if necessary.

    —* Bill

  2. Thomas Duff
    July 20, 2011 | 10:21 am

    I think the “flatform” is the new secret program IBM has, where they’ll start selling all their apps at Ikea stores…

    • Mitch Cohen
      July 20, 2011 | 10:49 am

      Ikea does not sell anything that is pronounced as easily as “flatform”

  3. Erik Brooks
    July 20, 2011 | 10:23 am

    64-bit Domino is the best thing to ever happen to Domino web/XPages/HTTP. It’s downright awesome.

  4. jeremy hodge
    July 20, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Not to be pedantic, but 64 bit domino really isn’t “64 bit domino” … yes you can access more shared memory w/ the windows OS (mostly due to the way the OS manages memory, not really domino from what I understand) . but the memory manager in Domino is still restricted to 32 bit addressing … this only allows the shared memory to increase to the full 32 bit addressable limit … Linux does not have this issue, and Domino is only 32bit, but can access the “extra” memory already. — my point is .. i’d really like to see a true 64 bit domino, and on linux…

  5. luis benitez
    July 20, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    glad to see we are monitoring your blog and fixed the issue 😀