8.2 Agent System Requirements

8.2.1 Hardware and Operating System Requirements

The network server where you install the agents 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 GroupWise agents:

    • 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 agent server console. By default, the agents run as daemons 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

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

  • Adequate server disk space:

8.2.2 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

8.2.3 Agent Memory Requirements

Sample POA Memory Requirements Based on Post Office Size

The amount of memory used by the POA depends on the number of active users, as illustrated by the table below:

Concurrent Users

Minimum Memory Required

Recommended Memory for Best Performance

100 active users (100-250 users in post office)

400 MB

2 GB

250 active users (250-500 users in post office)

600 MB

4 GB

500 active users (500-1000 users in post office)

800 MB

4 GB

1000 active users (1000 - 1500 users in post office)

1 GB

8 GB - 12 GB

1500 active users (1500 - 3000 users in post office)

2 GB

12 GB

The POA typically performs best with abundant cache memory available.

Sample Memory Requirements for Other GroupWise Agents and Applications

Agent/Application

Minimum Memory Required

Recommended Memory for Best Performance

Routing MTA

200 MB

2 GB

DVA

100 MB

1 GB

GWIA and its MTA

400 MB

4 GB

Monitor

100 MB

1 GB

WebAccess Application

400 MB

4 GB

Calendar Publishing Host Application

200 MB

1 GB

WebAccess and Calendar Publishing Host Applications together

600 MB

4 GB