The majority of this part of the GroupWise 8 Interoperability Guide (Section 13.0, Planning GroupWise in a Linux Cluster through Section 18.0, Backing Up a GroupWise System in a Linux Cluster) is designed for those who are creating a new GroupWise system, or at least new domains and post offices, in the context of Novell Cluster Services on Linux.
If you already have an existing GroupWise 8 system on OES Linux and need to configure it to work in a newly installed cluster, see Section 20.0, Moving an Existing Linux GroupWise 8 System into a Linux Cluster. If you already have an existing clustered GroupWise 8 system on OES NetWare, see Section 21.0, Moving a Clustered GroupWise 8 System from NetWare to Linux.
When you implement a new GroupWise system or a new domain or post office in a clustering environment, overall GroupWise system design does not need to change substantially. For a review, see GroupWise 8 Installation Guide. However, the configuration of individual components of your GroupWise system will be significantly different. This section helps you plan the following GroupWise components in a cluster:
A new GroupWise system consisting of the primary domain and the initial post office
A new secondary domain
A new post office
The GroupWise agents: Message Transfer Agent (MTA) and Post Office Agent (POA)
During the planning process, component configuration alternatives are explained. For example, you might want the domain and post office together on the same shared partition or on different shared partitions.
Section 13.7.1, System Clustering Worksheet lists the information you need as you set up GroupWise in a clustering environment. 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 Section 13.7.1, System Clustering Worksheet and Section 13.7.2, Agent Clustering Worksheet, you are ready to continue with Section 14.0, Setting Up a Domain and a Post Office in a Linux Cluster.