April 16, 2008
With Novell® GroupWise® Mobile Server 2 for Linux, you can synchronize e-mail messages and other personal information manager (PIM) data from your GroupWise mailbox to supported mobile devices. Support Pack 3 is the first version of GroupWise Mobile Server 2 that is available on Linux*.
GroupWise Mobile Server 2 for Linux includes the following modules from Intellisync* Mobile Suite:
Intellisync Wireless Email with the GroupWise Connector
Intellisync Mobile Gateway
Intellisync Secure Gateway
Synchronization software for supported devices
Some Intellisync Mobile Suite modules are not included in GroupWise Mobile Server 2. For supported devices and module details, see the GroupWise Mobile Server 2 Getting Started Guide on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site.
If you have been a Beta site for GroupWise Mobile Server 2 for Linux, follow the instructions in
Uninstalling an Existing Linux Version of Intellisync Mobile Suite and
Restoring Existing Data in the Intellisync Mobile Suite Linux Installation Guide on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site before you install the shipping version.
If you have a Web server running on the server where you plan to install GroupWise Mobile Server 2 for Linux, stop the Web server.
Download the GroupWise Mobile Server 2 for Linux compressed tar file (gms203_linux.tar.gz) from the Novell Downloads Web site to a temporary directory on your Linux server.
In a terminal window, change to the temporary directory, then use the following command to extract the gms203_linux.tar.gz file into the temporary directory:
tar -xvzf gms203_linux.tar.gz
Become root by entering su - and the root password.
Change to the Novell directory:
To start the installer, enter the following command:
Follow the on-screen instructions to install GroupWise Mobile Server 2 for Linux.
For detailed installation instructions, see the GroupWise Mobile Server 2 Getting Started Guide and the Intellisync Mobile Suite Linux Installation Guide on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site.
For information about installing the GroupWise Mobile Server client software on mobile devices, see the device-specific Client Guides on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site. Use the GroupWise Mobile Server machine URL and your GroupWise username and password to log in from your mobile device to install the client software.
For a list of known issues and fixes in Intellisync Mobile Suite, see the Intellisync Mobile Server Release Notes on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site.
GroupWise Mobile Server (specifically the Secure Gateway module) cannot run on the same server with Apache and Tomcat if both programs are installed with their default ports. Instructions for post-installation reconfiguration of either the Secure Gateway or Apache are provided in the GroupWise Mobile Server 2 Getting Started Guide on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site.
If you have two NICs installed in the GroupWise Mobile Server machine, device synchronization could fail. When a user provisions an account with a mobile device, the secondary NIC is added to the GroupWise Event Configuration. This address is used to “slap” (that is, to send a notice that an event has triggered) the GroupWise Mobile Server machine whenever a change occurs in the user’s account. Because the wrong address is used, no slaps reach GroupWise Mobile Server. Therefore, synchronization does not occur.
To resolve the problem:
In a Web browser on the GroupWise Mobile Server machine, display the following URL:
Log in as the GroupWise Mobile Server administrator.
Click, then scroll down to the field.
In the field to the left of the equal sign (=), specify:
In the field to the right of the equal sign (=), specify one or more NIC addresses:
Restart the Intellisync Mobile Suite service for the changes to take effect:
Delete all the Intellisync Mobile Suite users.
Add the users again manually.
Set the Intellisync Mobile Suite to auto-discover, then have the users add themselves.
For detailed instructions, see
Managing Users in the Intellisync Mobile Suite Linux Administrator’s Guide on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site.
GroupWise Mobile Server 2.0.2 for Windows has been certified to run on VMware* Workstation 4.0.0, build 4460.
GroupWise Mobile Server 2.0.3 for Linux has not been officially certified to run on VMware, although experience indicates that it runs successfully on versions of VMware for workstations and for servers.
GroupWise Mobile Server is not supported in a virtualized environment.
For a complete list of defect fixes, see the Intellisync Mobile Suite Release Notes on the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site.
The GroupWise Mobile Server 2 for Linux documentation is available at the GroupWise Mobility Documentation Web site.
The following documentation is provided by Novell:
GroupWise Mobile Server 2 Product Readme
GroupWise Mobile Server 2 Support Pack Readmes
GroupWise Mobile Server 2 Getting Started Guide
The following Linux server documentation is provided by Nokia:
Intellisync Mobile Suite Release Notes
Intellisync Mobile Suite Linux Installation Guide
Intellisync Mobile Suite Linux Administrator’s Guide
Intellisync Mobile Suite Windows-to-Linux Server Migration Guide
Intellisync Mobile Suite Secure Gateway Administrator’s Guide
Online help for the WebAdmin Console
The following client documentation is provided by Nokia:
Device-specific Client Guides
On-device help for client users
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