5.4 GroupWise Messenger Worksheet

The GroupWise Messenger Installation program helps you migrate your Messenger system and install the Messenger software. The Installation program prompts you for the information in the worksheet. Print the worksheet and fill in the information for your Messenger system before you start the Messenger Installation program.




Installing to a cluster

Specify if you are installing in a cluster and the cluster settings.

See Clustering Option for the Messenger Agents.


Old Messenger System:

  • LDAP server address:

  • SSL for LDAP (y/n):

  • LDAP port:

  • LDAP SSL certificate:

  • Old Messenger service DN:

  • User and password to connect to old Messenger system:

Specify the information used to connect to your old Messenger system.

See Old Messenger System Information


Agents IP address

Bind (Y/N)

Specify the IP address of the local server and if you want the agent to bind to that address.

See Agent Network Address


Security Configuration:

  • Internal or External Certificate?

  • Internal:

    Hostname or IP address for certificate:

  • External:

    Certificate file:

    Key file:

    Key password:

    Allow self-signed certs:

Choose whether you are going to use internal or external certificates for Messenger. If external, specify the certificate file, key file, key password, and if you are using self-signed or weak certificates.

See SSL for Agents and Database

Server Certificate path

Specify the path where you want certificates to be stored on the server. The default is /opt/novell/messenger/certs.

See SSL for Agents and Database

Database password

The default username for the database is messenger. Please create a password for this user.

See Planning the Messenger Database Configuration


Database Port

Specify the port you want the database service to use.

See Planning the Messenger Database Configuration


MARS Configuration

  • Username: <GWAdmin>

  • Password:

  • Port: <8315>

Specify the username,password, and port used by GroupWise to connect to Messenger

See Planning the MARS Configuration