For general information about moving from a NetWare cluster to a Linux cluster, see the OES 11 Novell Cluster Services 2 for Linux Administration Guide. It is possible to have a cluster that includes both NetWare and Linux servers. Therefore, you can move your GroupWise 8 system from NetWare servers to Linux servers one component at a time. However, all of the servers on the failover list of each GroupWise component must be of the same platform. For example, a domain and MTA on a NetWare server cannot fail over to a Linux server; they must fail over to another NetWare server.
Ideally, you should administer a GroupWise system on Linux using the Linux version of ConsoleOne, which is available from Novell Product Downloads site.
The GroupWise Server Migration Guide provides instructions to help you move components of your GroupWise system to Linux.
GroupWise 6.5 cannot run in a cluster on Linux. Therefore, if you have a clustered GroupWise 6.5 system, you must update it to GroupWise 8 before you can move it into a Linux cluster.