A.1 GroupWise 2012 on Linux

Select the GroupWise version that you want to determine GroupWise 2012 compatibility with:

A.1.1 Compatibility with GroupWise 8 on Linux

GroupWise 8 Administrative Components with GroupWise 2012 on Linux

GroupWise 2012 Components

GroupWise 8 Domain and Post Office Databases

GW 8 Objects in eDirectory

ConsoleOne + GW 8 Snap-Ins

GW 2012 Domain and Post Office Databases

N/A

N/A

Not Supported

GW 2012 Objects in eDirectory

N/A

N/A

Not Supported

ConsoleOne + GW 2012 Snap-Ins

Supported

Supported

N/A

Table Summary: ConsoleOne with the GroupWise 2012 snap-ins can be used to access GroupWise 8 databases for domains and post offices and GroupWise 8 eDirectory objects. However, ConsoleOne with the GroupWise 8 snap-ins should not be used to access GroupWise 2012 databases and GroupWise 2012 eDirectory objects.

The general rule is that later GroupWise snap-ins can administer earlier GroupWise system components, but earlier GroupWise snap-ins should not be used to administer later GroupWise system components. The exception in GroupWise 2012 is that the GroupWise 2012 snap-ins cannot be used to administer GroupWise 8 WebAccess eDirectory objects, because WebAccess configuration information is not stored in eDirectory objects in GroupWise 2012. Continue to use the GroupWise 8 snap-ins to administrator GroupWise 8 WebAccess eDirectory objects.

NOTE:If your GroupWise administration includes Novell Identity Manager, see “Identity Manager Driver Version Compatibility” in the GroupWise 2012 Readme.

GroupWise 8 Agents with GroupWise 2012 on Linux

GroupWise 2012 Agents

GroupWise 8 Domain and Post Office Databases

GW 8 MTA

GW 8 POA

GW 8 GWIA

GW 8 WebAccess Agent

GW 8 Monitor Agent

GW 2012 Domain and Post Office Databases

N/A

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

N/A

Not Supported

GW 2012 MTA

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

N/A

Supported

GW 2012 POA

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

N/A

Supported

GW 2012 DVA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GW 2012 GWIA

Supported

Supported

N/A

Not Supported

N/A

Supported

GW 2012 Monitor Agent

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Table Summary: GroupWise 8 agents cannot access domain and post office databases that have been updated to GroupWise 2012. When a GroupWise 2012 MTA or POA accesses a GroupWise 8 database, it automatically updates the database to GroupWise 2012.

The Document Viewer Agent (DVA) is new in GroupWise 2012 and does not interact with any GroupWise 8 agents. The WebAccess Agent that was part of GroupWise 8 is not part of GroupWise 2012.

GroupWise 8 Windows Client with GroupWise 2012 on Linux

GroupWise 8 Windows Client

GroupWise 2012 Post Office Direct Access

GW 2012 POA Client/Server Access Online Mode

GW 2012 POA Client/Server Access Caching Mode

GW 2012 POA Dial-Up Access Remote Mode

Windows Client

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Table Summary: The GroupWise 8 Windows client can communicate with the GroupWise 2012 POA, but it cannot access a GroupWise 2012 post office directly. The general rule is that later POAs can always communicate with earlier GroupWise clients, but earlier POAs cannot communicate with later GroupWise clients.

GroupWise 8 Mac/Linux Client with GroupWise 2012 on Linux

GroupWise 8 Mac/Linux Client

GroupWise 2012 Post Office Direct Access

GW 2012 POA Client/Server Access Online Mode

GW 2012 POA Client/Server Access Caching Mode

GW 2012 POA Dial-Up Access Remote Mode

Mac/Linux Client

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

N/A

Table Summary: The GroupWise 8 Mac/Linux client can communicate with the GroupWise 2012 POA, but it cannot access a GroupWise 2012 post office directly. A GroupWise 2012 Mac/Linux client is not currently available. The Mac/Linux client does not include Remote mode.

A.1.2 Compatibility with GroupWise 7 on Linux

GroupWise 7 components should work with GroupWise 2012 in the same way that GroupWise 8 works with GroupWise 2012. However, extended support of GroupWise 7 ended on September 30, 2012. Self-support is still available. For more information, see the Novell Support Product Support Lifecycle Web page.