4.1 Hardware and Operating System Requirements

The requirements listed below are the base server requirements for the GroupWise Domain and agents (Post Office Agent, Message Transfer Agent, Document Viewer Agent, Internet Agent, and Monitor Agent). Other agents might have additional requirements. See GroupWise Component Installation and Setup for these additional agent requirements.

  • x86-64 bit processor

  • Use the following OS support matrix to know what OS is supported for your version of GroupWise:

    GroupWise Version

    Supported OSs

    Added in this Version

    Removed in this Version

    GW 18.0

    • SLES 11, 12, or 15 with the latest support pack

    • OES 11, 2015, or 2018 with the latest support pack

    • Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 with the latest support pack

    • SLES 15 is supported for new installs, not upgrades

     

    GW 18.1

    • SLES 11, 12, or 15 with the latest support pack

    • OES 2015 or 2018 with the latest support pack

    • Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 with the latest support pack

     

    • OES 11

    GW 18.1.1

    • SLES 11, 12, or 15 with the latest support pack

    • OES 2015 or 2018 with the latest support pack

    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019 with the latest support pack

    • OES 2018 SP1

    • Windows Server 2019

    GW 18.2

    • SLES 12 or 15 with the latest support pack

    • OES 2018 with the latest support pack

    • Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 with the latest support pack

     

    • SLES 11

    • OES 2015

    • Windows Server 2012 R2

    NOTE:On SLES 12, the X Window System and Open Motif are required by the GUI GroupWise agent server consoles for the Post Office Agent, the Message Transfer Agent, and the Internet Agent.

    By default, the GroupWise Linux agents run as services without user interfaces. Starting and stopping the agents when they are running with a user interface is not supported in the GroupWise Administration console.

    IMPORTANT:Installing GroupWise on SLES 15 is only supported for new SLES 15 installs and not upgrades. When installing on SLES 15, the following modules/extensions must be installed before installing GroupWise:

    • Basesystem

    • Desktop Applications

    • Legacy

    • Server Applications

    • Web & Scripting (for WebAccess, CalPub, Monitor, and CalServer)

    For more information on modules and extensions on SLES 15, see the Modules & Extensions Quick Start.

  • Adequate server memory as required by the operating system

    Depending on the anticipated load on the GroupWise agents, additional memory might be required. For details, see Sample Agent Memory Requirements.

  • Adequate server disk space as required by each GroupWise component:

    • Domain Folder: 100-200 MB for the domain database, plus 1 GB or more for message queues when links are down

    • Post Office Folder: 5 MB per user (minimum); 100 MB or more per user (recommended); plus 100-300 MB for the post office database; plus 500 MB or more for message queues when links are down

    • GroupWise Server Installation: Approximately 885 MB (GroupWise Administration Service, Message Transfer Agent, Post Office Agent, Internet Agent, and Document Viewer Agent combined; varies by platform)

      For additional Internet Agent requirements, including Internet connectivity requirements, see Internet Agent Functional Requirements.

    • WebAccess Installation: Approximately 525 MB (shared with the Calendar Publishing Host Application and the Monitor Application when they are installed on the same web server; varies by platform)

    • Calendar Publishing Host Installation: Approximately 525 MB (shared with the WebAccess Application and the Monitor Application when they are installed on the same web server; varies by platform), plus 50 KB per published calendar and 50 KB per user for free/busy searching

    • Monitor Installation: Approximately 40 MB for the Monitor Agent (varies by platform); approximately 525 MB for the Monitor Application (shared with the WebAccess Application and the Calendar Publishing Host Application when they are installed on the same web server; varies by platform)