55.2 Configuring an Alternate GWIA for a Domain

By configuring the GWIA to communicate with the MTA by way of TCP/IP, you can configure an alternate GWIA for a domain, so that if the domain’s primary GWIA goes down, the MTA can fail over to another GWIA in your GroupWise system until the primary GWIA is up and running again. This feature is especially useful in large GroupWise systems with multiple GWIAs that handle a lot of Internet messages.

  1. Make sure that you have configured the GWIAs for TCP/IP, as described in Changing the Link Protocol between the GWIA and the MTA.

  2. In ConsoleOne, right-click the Domain object, then click Properties.

  3. Click GroupWise > Internet Addressing.

    Domain object Internet Addressing property page
  4. In the Alternate Internet Agent for Outbound SMTP/MIME Messages field, select an GWIA as an alternate for this domain.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.

The MTA always tries to transfer outbound Internet messages to the primary GWIA first, so after an outage the primary GWIA automatically resumes its normal processing for the domain.