Upgrading Lotus Notes 8.5 with Embedded Symphony 3.0 with Fix Pack 1 from 1.3

This information may already be out there, but I really couldn’t easily find it. At least I couldn’t find one place that gave a step-by-step on how to update your Symphony from version 1.3 to version 3.0 with Fix Pack 1 embedded in Lotus Notes 8.5. So, after successfully installing it, I decided that this may help someone else who might be trying to do the the same thing:

Here are the steps:

1. First you need to download the IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 Add on Pack from IBM Partnerworld or your IBM Passport Advantage account. The correct product name and part numbers are:

– IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 Add on Pack for Windows Multilingual (CZT5PML)
– IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 Add on Pack for Linux (RPM Install) Multilingual (CZT5RML)
– IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 Add on Pack for Linux (Debian Install) Multilingual (CZT5TML)
– IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 Add on Pack for Mac Multilingual (CZT5VML)

2. Once downloaded successfully, extract all the files and locate the instructions for installing the add-on from within the extracted files. Follow those instructions (each platform has different instructions). Make sure, of course, that you close Lotus Notes before installing. I installed the Windows package so I did the following:

– Inside the extracted files you should find a folder called “Lotus_Symphony_Add-on”. Run Setup.exe inside that folder and follow the directions to install the upgrade.

3. Once you complete Step 3, you will need to download the Fix Pack for your platform for Lotus Symphony 3.0. Here’s information from IBM about the prerequisites needed for your platform and how to install the update [IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Fix Pack 1 (embedded with Lotus Notes) Release Notes]: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21459445

4. You can find the Fix Packs for your platform at the following URL in the LDD Fix Central. Please locate and download the Fix Pack:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=475&navkey=1ByProduct&tc=SSKTWP&loc=en-us&dc=D400&dtm

Here are the names for the Fix Pack for your platform:

– IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Embedded in Lotus Notes fix pack 1 for Ubuntu Linux​
– IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Embedded in Lotus Notes fix pack 1 for Linux​
– IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Embedded in Lotus Notes fix pack 1 for Mac OSX​
– IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Embedded in Lotus Notes fix pack 1 for Windows​

5. Once downloaded, extract the files as you did for the 3.0 upgrade and follow the instructions in the URL provided in Step 3 above to install the Fix Pack. Of course, still make sure that Lotus Notes is not running when you install the Fix Pack.

7. You should be all set now

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