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Today, June 29, 2023, HCLSoftware announces several changes to further simplify our Domino portfolio licensing and capabilities:

  1. End Of Marketing (EOM) and End Of Support (EOS) of Domino Utility Server and Domino Utility Express server licenses and part numbers.
  2. The addition of the Domino License Analysis Utility tool (DLAU) to help establish a CCB/CCX entitlement baseline and security health check.
  3. EOM and EOS of the Domino AppDev Pack Supporting Program.

HCLSoftware continues to simplify its Domino licensing based on the Domino Complete Collaboration (CCB) model – a modern, per-user, licensing model comprised of:

HCL Domino Complete Collaboration Business Edition (CCB) for the B2E and B2C users,

HCL Domino Complete Collaboration eXternal User (CCX) for B2B users,

HCL Domino Complete Collaboration Solution Partner Edition (CCS) for ISVs.

CCB is the only license entitling customers to all Domino’s features, updates, and supporting programs. To realize all the benefits, HCL strongly recommends that customers move to CCB licensing and upgrade to Domino version 12.0.2 as soon as possible.

Following an adoption rate of over 70% for CCB licensing and with many more planning to move to CCB, we are making the Domino License Analysis Utility (DLAU) tool available to enable customers to perform a baseline count of the needed CCB/CCX entitlements for any Domino configuration and, at the same time, to perform a security “health check” on your Domino deployment.

1 – Deprecating Utility and Utility Express licenses and part numbers

Today, June 29, 2023, HCLSoftware completes the move away from server-only licensing. Utility Server and Utility Server Express were based on Processor Value Unit licensing, an old license metric no longer relevant in a modern Cloud / Kubernetes world. Effective today, HCL is announcing the immediate End of Marketing (EOM) of the following part numbers. In addition, these parts and licenses will be End of Support on June 30, 2024:

Effective with this announcement, EOM means these parts are no longer available for purchase.

EOS means that HCLSoftware no longer provides Support Benefits for these products after June 30, 2024.

To enable you to continue under support, you need to move to Domino CCB/CCX licensing at your next renewal. To help you do this, you must run the DLAU tool to assess your environment and share the report with your HCLSoftware business partner or HCL sales representative as input into obtaining a quote.

2 – Introducing the Domino License Analysis Utility (DLAU) tool.

DLAU will assist you in determining the entitlements needed for Domino CCB licensing of your complete Domino deployment. DLAU is a non-intrusive tool only scanning server log files and configurations and is fully GDPR compliant. DLAU is currently available to any Domino customer – full documentation and instructions on using the tool are here:

A downloadable version of DLAU will be included along with Domino in the HCL License & Download portal over the coming months before Domino v14 ships.

3 – EOM and EOS of Domino AppDev Pack.

Due to the success of the Domino REST APIs, HCLSoftware will remove Domino AppDev pack as a supporting program. Specifically, the Domino AppDev Pack will no longer be:

  • Available for download from the HCL License & Download portal after September 20, 2023.
  • Supported after December 31, 2023. Customers and partners with a perpetual entitlement can continue to run it unsupported if they choose.

Customers and partners who have deployed the Domino AppDev Pack should use the Domino REST APIs instead. The Domino REST APIs were released in version 12.0.2 and are available under CCB entitlements.

If you have any questions about this announcement, Domino licensing, or what Domino CCB and Volt MX Go can do for you, please contact your HCL product specialist or Business Partner. 

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 HCL Domino Product Team 

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