The Novell Data Synchronizer Connector for Novell Vibe transfers user data from Vibe to GroupWise through a Synchronizer system. It works in conjunction with Novell Data Synchronizer and the GroupWise Connector.
The Vibe Connector synchronizes calendar entries and task entries through a Synchronizer system from Vibe to GroupWise. Synchronization is primarily one way, from Vibe to GroupWise.
Calendar entries and task entries are synchronized to GroupWise from Vibe folders that meet the following criteria (even if the entries are not explicitly assigned to you):
Calendar folders in all of your team workspaces, or in any sub-workspace or sub-folder under your team workspaces
Calendar folders or Tasks folders in your personal workspace
Calendar folders or Tasks folders that you are following in Vibe
Synchronized Calendar folders and Tasks folders become sub-folders under your GroupWise Calendar folder. Synchronized folders reflect the name of the team or personal workspace where the folder is located in Vibe, with the name of the folder itself in parentheses. If the calendar entry or task entry does not pertain to a team that you are a member of, the folder name in GroupWise assumes the name of the Vibe folder that contains the calendar entry or task entry that is being synchronized.
A GroupWise sub-calendar namedis created by the Vibe Connector to store Vibe calendar entries and task entries that meet the synchronization criteria but are either located in a Vibe folder where you do not have access rights to the parent workspace or folder, or that are located in a Vibe folder that is not a Calendar folder or a Tasks folder. For example, it is possible in Vibe to create a task in any type of folder, such as a Blog folder.
During initial synchronization into GroupWise folders, all qualifying Vibe calendar entries and task entries within the past 30 days are synchronized. You can increase or decrease the number of days that are initially synchronized, as described in Section 3.3, Adjusting the Initial Sync Interval for Past Entries.
Non-calendar entries in Calendar folders are not synchronized. Non-task entries in Tasks folders are not synchronized.
Over time, additions, modifications, and deletions for the Vibe folders synchronize to GroupWise. Folders deleted from Vibe are deleted from GroupWise.
Removing a user’s access to a personal or team folder in Vibe causes the folder to be deleted from GroupWise. Folders are also removed from a user in GroupWise if the folder is moved to a location in Vibe where the user no longer has rights.
In addition to the folder criteria listed above, the following additional criteria apply as Vibe calendar entries synchronize to GroupWise as appointment items:
Vibe calendar entries that are assigned explicitly to you, to a team that you are a member of, or to a group that you are a member of synchronize to GroupWise.
Modifications made to Vibe calendar entries synchronize to GroupWise.
Calendar entries located in a Vibe Tasks folder synchronize to a GroupWise sub-calendar folder as if they had been located in a Vibe Calendar folder.
In addition to the folder criteria listed above, the following additional criteria apply as Vibe task entries synchronize to GroupWise as task items:
Vibe task entries that are assigned explicitly to you, to a team you are a member of, or to a group you are a member of synchronize to GroupWise.
Modifications made to Vibe task entries synchronize to GroupWise.
Task entries located in a Vibe Calendar folder synchronize to a GroupWise sub-calendar folder as if they had been located in a Vibe Tasks folder.
If you modify theor fields of a task in GroupWise, the status information synchronizes back to the Vibe task entry. (These fields are the only fields that support bidirectional synchronization.)
You must install the Vibe Connector software on a server where Data Synchronizer and the GroupWise Connector have already been installed. The Vibe Connector software is installed within the Synchronizer software directory structure:
The Vibe Connector interacts with the Synchronizer system through the Synchronizer Connector Manager, which connects it to the Sync Engine.
You manage the Vibe Connector through Synchronizer Web Admin, as described in Novell Data Synchronizer System Administration Guide.
The Vibe Connector is one component in a multi-component Data Synchronizer system:
For more information about the components that make up a Data Synchronizer system, see Novell Data Synchronizer Installation Guide
Your Data Synchronizer system can consist of one or more servers, as described in Novell Data Synchronizer Installation Guide.
The configuration of you GroupWise system might also determine whether you need one or more Synchronizer servers in your Synchronizer system, as described in GroupWise Connector Installation and Configuration Guide.
A single Synchronizer server with the Vibe Connector installed can efficiently support approximately 500 Vibe users.
Additional aspects of your Vibe system that might indicate the need for a multi-server Synchronizer system include:
Multiple Vibe servers
Multiple Vibe zones
Each Vibe server or zone requires its own Synchronizer server.