2.1 Messenger System Requirements

Before installing Messenger, make sure that your system meets the following server installation requirements:

2.1.1 Messenger Server Requirements

  • 32-bit/x86 processor or 64-bit/x86 processor

    On a 64-bit processor, Messenger still runs as a 32-bit application

  • Any of the following server operating systems for the Messenger agents:

    • Novell Open Enterprise Server (NetWare or Linux version), plus the latest Support Pack

    • NetWare 6, or NetWare 6.5, plus the latest Support Pack for your version of NetWare

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, plus the latest Support Pack

      When installing on SLES 12, be aware that:

      • eDirectory is not currently supported on SLES 12 and therefore needs to be run on a separate, supported server

      • The Linux client must be installed as an RPM file on SLES 12

    • Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows Server 2008, plus the latest Service Pack for your version of Windows

  • Adequate server memory as required by the operating system

  • eDirectory 8.7 or later, plus the latest Support Pack

  • ConsoleOne 1.3.6h or later, with the LDAP snap-in installed

    On Linux, ConsoleOne requires Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.4.2, plus the X Window System, version X11R6 or later. If necessary, you can download ConsoleOne for Linux from the Novell Product Downloads site.

    On Windows, ConsoleOne also requires the Novell Client. ConsoleOne 1.3.6h requires version 4.91 SP3 or later of the Novell Client. If necessary, you can download the latest Novell Client from the Novell Product Downloads site.

  • Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and the Novell Client on any administrator Windows machine where you run ConsoleOne or the Messenger Installation program

    If necessary, you can download the Novell Client from the Novell Product Downloads site.

The Messenger agents are highly scalable. If you are setting up a large Messenger system, you should run the Messaging Agent on a dedicated server with dual processors speeds of 3 GHz and with 4 GB of RAM. The Messaging Agent has been tested to easily support 1000 active conversations on such hardware. If you assume that 2% of Messenger users might be conversing simultaneously, you could plan on your Messenger system including as many as 50,000 users.

2.1.2 Installation User Rights Requirements

  • You must have the following rights when you run the Messenger Installation program:

    • Supervisor rights at the root of the eDirectory tree to extend the eDirectory schema

    • Read and Create rights in any containers where Messenger objects will be created

    • File, Super user, or Administrator rights (depending on the operating system) to the server or workstation where the Messenger snap-in to ConsoleOne and the Messenger agents will be installed

  • Additionally, if you run the Messenger Windows Installation program from a Windows workstation, you must have the following:

    • Access to the eDirectory tree

    • Windows XP workstation

    • Novell Client