You can create a new post office in the same resource group where its domain is located or in a separate resource group. If the post office and its domain are in the same resource group, they fail over together. If they are in separate resource groups, they fail over separately.
To create a new post office in a Microsoft cluster:
If you selected System Clustering Worksheet item 4), map a drive to the shared disk of the domain resource group.for (under
Map a drive to the shared disk of the post office resource group (System Clustering Worksheet item 5).
Manually create the post office directory (System Clustering Worksheet item 8).
This step is not required, but in a Microsoft cluster, Step 4 is easier if the post office directory already exists.
Use the Post Office Worksheet you filled out in Section 36.3, Planning a New Clustered Post Office to fill in the fields on the Create GroupWise Post Office page.
If you want to create a library at the post office (System Clustering Worksheet item 9), select .
The Planning Cluster-Unique Port Numbers for Agents in the Cluster for the resource group IP address and cluster-unique port numbers that you need to specify in order to configure the link.option is selected by default. Select . Refer to the Agent Clustering Worksheet that you filled in during
In ConsoleOne, right-click the new Post Office object, then click.
Click, then in the field, select .
Right-click the new POA object, then click.
On the POA Agent Settings and Scheduled Events pages, you might want to specify unique times for the following POA activities to prevent multiple POAs from performing the same activities on the same node at the same time during a failover situation:
Start User Upkeep
Generate Address Book for Remote
Enable QuickFinder Indexing
Mailbox/Library Maintenance Event
For more information about these repetitive POA activities, see GroupWise 8 Administration Guide.
Make sure you are still connected to the domain that owns the new post office.
Rebuild the post office database for the new post office, following the steps provided in GroupWise 8 Administration Guide. Be sure to browse to the database location (System Clustering Worksheet item 7) through the shared disk you accessed in Step 1 to the post office directory you created in Step 2 above.
The database rebuild is necessary in order to transfer the POA configuration information and the post office link information into the post office database, because the POA for the new post office is not yet running.
If you want to create a library (System Clustering Worksheet item 9) for the new clustered post office, follow the steps in GroupWise 8 Administration Guide, after you have completely finished setting up the new clustered post office.
Continue with Installing and Configuring the MTA and the POA in a Cluster.