25.0 Monitoring a GroupWise System in a Windows Cluster

The setup procedure for the Monitor Agent in a Windows cluster is similar to the setup procedure for the POA and the MTA. Therefore, you should already have the skills necessary to set up the Monitor Agent as well.

When you first install the Monitor Agent, it gathers information about agents to monitor from a domain database (wpdomain.db). This provides the resource group IP address of each agent. When an agent fails over or migrates to a different node, its status in Monitor displays as Not Listening until it is up and running again, at which time its status returns to Normal.

Because the Monitor Agent must use resource group IP addresses to monitor the agents in a clustered GroupWise system, the Discover Machine and Discover Network options do not work in a cluster. Resource group IP addresses cannot be obtained by examining the network itself. If you need to add agents to monitor, use the Add Agent option and provide the agent’s resource group IP address.

For instructions on setting up GroupWise Monitor, see Installing GroupWise Monitor in the GroupWise 2012 Installation Guide.