21.0 Planning GroupWise in a Windows Cluster

The majority of this part of the guide (Section 21.0, Planning GroupWise in a Windows Cluster through Section 26.0, Backing Up a GroupWise System in a Windows Cluster) is designed for those who are creating a new GroupWise system, or at least new domains and post offices, in a Windows cluster. If you already have an existing GroupWise 2012 system and need to configure it to work in a newly installed cluster, see Section 27.0, Moving an Existing GroupWise 2012 System into a Windows Cluster.

When you implement a new GroupWise system or a new domain or post office in a Windows cluster, your overall GroupWise system design does not need to change substantially. For a review, see Installing a Basic GroupWise System in the GroupWise 2012 Installation Guide. However, the configuration of individual components of your GroupWise system is significantly different. This section helps you plan the following GroupWise components in a Windows cluster:

During the planning process, component configuration alternatives are explained. For example, you might want the domain and post office together in the same resource group or in separate resource groups. You might want to install the agents to the standard c:\Program Files\Novell\GroupWise Server\Agents directory on each node or to manually create a drive:\Program Files\Novell\GroupWise Server\Agents directory for each shared disk for domains and post offices so that the agents fail over with the domains and post offices they service.

The System Clustering Worksheet lists all the information you need as you set up GroupWise in a Windows cluster. You should print the worksheet and fill it out as you complete the tasks listed below:

After you have completed the tasks and filled out the System Clustering Worksheet, you are ready to continue with Section 22.0, Setting Up a Domain and Post Office in a Windows Cluster.