2.1 GroupWise Administration Requirements

2.1.1 Hardware and Operating System 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 GroupWise agents (Post Office Agent, Message Transfer Agent, Document Viewer Agent, Internet Agent, Monitor Agent):

    • 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 GroupWise agent server consoles for the Post Office Agent, the Message Transfer Agent, and the Internet Agent. By default, the GroupWise agents run as daemons without user interfaces.

    • 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

    Depending on the anticipated load on the GroupWise agents, additional memory might be required, as detailed in Section 8.2.3, Agent Memory Requirements.

  • Adequate server disk space as required by each GroupWise component:

    • Software distribution directory: Approximately 800 MB for all GroupWise components in one language

    • Domain directory: 100-200 MB for the domain database, plus 1 GB or more for message queues when links are down

    • Post office directory: 5 MB per user (minimum); 100 MB or more per user (recommended); plus 100-300 MB for the post office database; plus 500 MB or more for message queues when links are down

    • Message Transfer Agent/Post Office Agent/Document Viewer Agent installation: approximately 117 MB (varies by platform)

    • Internet Agent installation: approximately 91 MB (varies by platform)

    • WebAccess installation: approximately 127 MB (shared with the Calendar Publishing Host Application and the Monitor Application when they are installed on the same Web server; varies by platform)

    • Calendar Publishing Host installation: approximately 127 MB (shared with the WebAccess Application and the Monitor Application when they are installed on the same Web server; varies by platform), plus 50 KB per published calendar and 50 KB per user for free/busy searching

    • Monitor installation: approximately 38 MB for the Monitor Agent (varies by platform); approximately 127 MB for the Monitor Application (shared with the WebAccess Application and the Calendar Publishing Host Application when they are installed on the same Web server; varies by platform)

2.1.2 Software Requirements

  • eDirectory 8.7 or later, plus the latest Support Pack, with LDAP enabled

    You can download Directory from the Novell Downloads site.

  • ConsoleOne 1.3.6h or later, with the LDAP snap-in installed

    GroupWise 2012 includes ConsoleOne 1.3.6h for Linux and for Windows in the downloaded GroupWise 2012 software image.

    You can install the LDAP snap-in for Linux ConsoleOne along with ConsoleOne. You can download the LDAP snap-in for Windows ConsoleOne from the Novell Downloads site.

    ConsoleOne requires IBM JRE 5 Update 11 or later.

    On Windows, ConsoleOne also requires the latest version of Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows. You can download the latest Novell Client from the Novell Downloads site.

    On Linux, ConsoleOne also requires the X Window System, version X11R6 or later.

  • Any of the following environments for running ConsoleOne and 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

    • Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Professional or Business, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 8 Professional plus the latest Service Pack, plus the latest Novell Client (ConsoleOne only)

2.1.3 Internet Connectivity Requirements

  • Internet domain name for your company

  • Internet Service Provider (ISP) or in-house DNS address resolution

2.1.4 Web Server Requirements

The Web server that is supported for your operating system, for use with WebAccess, Monitor, and the Calendar Publishing Host:

  • OES 2 Linux / SLES 10

    Apache 2.2 plus:

    • Tomcat 5 or later

      Tomcat 5 is included with the Linux operating system. If it is not already installed, use YaST to install it before you install the GroupWise software.

    • IBM JRE 5 or later

    • ModProxy Module

  • OES 11 / SLES 11

    Apache 2.2 plus:

    • Tomcat 6 or later

      For OES 11, Tomcat 6 is included with the Linux operating system. If it is not already installed, use YaST to install it before you install the GroupWise software.

      For SLES 11, Tomcat 6 is added to the Linux server with the GroupWise software.

    • IBM JRE 5 or later

    • ModProxy Module

  • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2

    Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 6 or later plus:

    • Tomcat 6

    • IBM JRE 5 or later

    • Jakarta Connector 1.2

      Tomcat 6, IBM JRE 6 Update 26, and Jakarta Connector 1.2 are installed along with the GroupWise software if they are not already present on the Windows server.

  • Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

    Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 7 or later plus:

    • Tomcat 6

    • IBM JRE 5 or later

    • Jakarta Connector 1.2

      Tomcat 6, IBM JRE 6 Update 26, and Jakarta Connector 1.2 are installed along with the GroupWise software if they are not already present on the Windows server.

2.1.5 Web Browser Requirements

Any of the following Web browsers for the agent Web consoles:

  • Linux: Mozilla Firefox

  • Windows: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or later; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome