2.3 Supported Environments

2.3.1 IPv6 Support

The Post Office Agent, the Message Transfer Agent, the Internet Agent, and the Monitor Agent support the IPv6 protocol when it is available on the server. If IPv6 is available, the agent detects it and supports it by default, along with IPv4. The Document Viewer Agent does not support IPv6.

As you configure your GroupWise system and specify the network address of an IPv6 server in ConsoleOne, you must specify its DNS hostname. IP Address fields in ConsoleOne do not accommodate IPv6 address format.

2.3.2 Clustering Support

You can set up your GroupWise system in any of the following clustering environments, as described in the GroupWise 2012 Interoperability Guide:

If you are using one of these clustering environments, follow the installation instructions in the GroupWise 2012 Interoperability Guide, rather than the installation instructions in this guide.

2.3.3 Xen Virtualization Support

You can install components of your GroupWise system in virtual environments where a software program enables one physical server to function as if it were two or more physical servers. Xen virtualization technology in OES 2 (Linux version), OES 11, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 and 11 is supported. For more information, see:

Large post offices with busy Post Office Agents are not good candidates for Xen virtualization. Specialized Post Office Agents, such as an indexing Post Office Agent with no mailboxes and users, could be virtualized using Xen. Other GroupWise components such as the Message Transfer Agent and the Internet Agent do well when virtualized using Xen.

2.3.4 VMware Support

GroupWise is supported on the following versions of VMware:

  • VMware Server (formally GSX Server), an enterprise-class virtual infrastructure for x86-based servers

  • VMware ESX Server, a data center-class virtual infrastructure for mission-critical environments

    For more information, see the VMware Web site.

All GroupWise components are good candidates for VMware virtualization.

2.3.5 Citrix Support

Any version of the GroupWise client runs successfully on any 32-bit version of Citrix terminal services.

The GroupWise agents run successfully on Citrix XenServer.

For more information, see the Citrix Web site.

2.3.6 Domain Services for Windows Support

GroupWise can be used with Domain Services for Windows (DSfW) in your eDirectory tree. GroupWise accounts can be added to User objects in the DSfW partition, but all other GroupWise objects (Domain, Post Office, Agent, and so on) must be created in the eDirectory partition. Do not install GroupWise on the same server with DSfW.

2.3.7 Linux File System Support

For best GroupWise performance on Linux, the ext3 file system is recommended. If you are running OES Linux and need the feature-rich environment of the NSS file system, GroupWise is also supported there. The reiser3 and Btrfs file systems are also supported.

NOTE:If you choose to use the NSS file system, turn off Salvage for best performance. For more information, see the Novell Open Enterprise Server Documentation .