4.2 Internet Agent System Requirements

The following sections define the system requirements for the Internet Agent (GWIA):

4.2.1 Hardware and Operating System Requirements

The network server where you install the Internet Agent (GWIA) must meet the following requirements:

  • x86-32 processor or x86-64 processor

    On a 64-bit processor, GroupWise still runs as a 32-bit application.

  • Any of the following server operating systems for the GWIA:

    • Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 (Linux version) or OES 11, plus the latest Support Pack

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 or SLES 11, plus the latest Service Pack

      The X Window System and Open Motif are required by the GUI GWIA server console. By default, the GWIA runs as a daemon without a user interface.

    • Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012, plus the latest Service Pack

  • Adequate server memory as required by the operating system

  • Adequate server disk space:

    • Approximately 91 MB for the GWIA program files (varies by platform)

    • 200 MB minimum for message file processing. The actual amount is determined by the number and size of message files being processed at one time by the GWIA.

4.2.2 Software Requirements

  • Any of the following environments for running the GroupWise Installation program:

    • Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 (Linux version) or OES 11, plus the latest Support Pack

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 or SLES 11, plus the latest Service Pack

      The X Window System is required by the GUI GroupWise Installation program that steps you through the process of creating a new GroupWise system. A text-based Installation program is also available for installing individual GroupWise components on servers where the X Windows System is not available.

    • Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012, plus the latest Service Pack, plus the latest Novell Client

4.2.3 GroupWise System Requirements

The GroupWise system in which you install the Internet Agent (GWIA) must meet the following requirements:

  • The domain’s version must be equal to or later than the GWIA’s version. The domain’s version is determined by the Message Transfer Agent (MTA) version running for it.

  • The versions of any post offices that the GWIA accesses on behalf of POP3 or IMAP4 clients must be equal to or later than the GWIA’s version. A post office’s version is determined by the Post Office Agent (POA) version running for it.

4.2.4 Internet Connectivity Requirements

Before you install the Internet Agent (GWIA), you need to ensure that your network is configured for Internet connectivity.

  • Internet Connection: You can connect to the Internet by using a direct connection over a leased line or a standard switched telephone line.

  • Internet Domain Name: You must have an Internet domain name. The domain name must be defined by an MX RR (mail exchanger resource record) in DNS.

  • DNS Server Access or Relay Host Access: If you want the GWIA to send messages directly to other SMTP hosts, it requires access to a DNS server for address resolution. Otherwise, it requires access to a relay host that can perform the address resolution and message routing. Make sure the server where you plan to install the GWIA is configured to access a DNS server or can access your relay host. For specific details, refer to your server documentation.

  • IP Address: The GWIA’s server requires a static IP address and a fully qualified DNS hostname.