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Smooth Mooves: GroupWise 6.5 Transitioning to Linux

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By Danita Zanre

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Posted: 16 Dec 2004

Tech Talk #6 - Smooth Mooves - by Danita Zanr?
GroupWise 6.5 Transitioning to Linux
Novell Connection Magazine - Nov/Dec 2004

Here's an excerpt:

In recent Novell Connection articles you have seen how to create new GroupWise domains and post offices on Linux in new and existing GroupWise systems. You have also seen how the various client options available for Linux can give your Linux desktop users access to your GroupWise systems.

In this article, I'll show you how to bite the bullet and bring existing GroupWise components to Linux painlessly and safely. From my experience in the past few months working with organizations who are eager to embrace GroupWise on Linux, I've found that not all of them want something new for their Linux servers. They do, however, have existing needs to relocate GroupWise components from their current location to the Linux platform.

Here are the components that are available to run on Linux:

  • MTA
  • POA
  • GWIA
  • WebAccess Application
  • WebAccess Agent
  • ConsoleOne/GroupWise Administration
  • GroupWise Monitor Application
  • GroupWise Monitor Agent

As you can see, all of the core GroupWise 6.5 agents are available for Linux. Feel free to mix and match components any way you choose for the best utilization of Linux in your environment. For our purposes, we are going to move an existing post office to Linux so the company can test the post office agent for our users.

Let's look at some of the scenarios where organizations with existing GroupWise systems are planning to use Linux.

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