IBM provides a number of enhancements to Domino and WebSphere to more tightly integrate these two products. This page outlines the current key integration points and includes a compilation of links to general Domino and WebSphere integration information and more specific information on their implementations on IBM i.

With Domino 6 and later releases, WebSphere and Domino are even more tightly integrated. Domino users are entitled to a restricted-license version of WebSphere Application Server. WebSphere is the strategic direction with regard to Domino and J2EE (JSPs, EJBs and Servlets).

The four cornerstones of Domino and WebSphere integration available on IBM i with Domino 6 and later releases include:

WebSphere servlet access to Domino databases

WebSphere applications can access Domino databases using the Lotus-supplied Java classes. It offers two approaches to accessing Domino objects from WebSphere; local or remote. Using remote access is strongly recommend since it offers simpler setup, a higher degree of portability, and more flexibility with security.

This feature is available on System i with Domino 6 for i5/OS and later releases and WAS 5.0 Express, WAS 5.1, 6.0, 6.1 ND and Base and later release:

Using Domino HTTP Server to access WebSphere resources

WebSphere can be configured to use the Domino HTTP server instead of the IBM System i HTTP Server using the Domino Web Server API (DSAPI). This is one way to converge your web servers to just a single instance, potentially reducing administrative overhead.

This feature is available on System i with Domino 6 for i5/OS and later releases and WAS 5.0 Express, WAS 5.1, 6.0, 6.1 ND and Base and later release:

IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) Domino plugin

With Domino 6 and later releases, the IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) is also supported. This is a significant improvement over the support provided with IBM HTTP Server (original) in Domino R5. One key value add is the ability to easily setup and configure one HTTP Server to manage both Domino and WebSphere requests.

Additional sources of information

The following documents may be referenced to learn more about Domino and WebSphere integration:

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