The majority of this part of the GroupWise 2012 Interoperability Guide (Section 2.0, Planning GroupWise in a Linux Cluster through Section 8.0, 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 2012 system on OES Linux and need to configure it to work in a newly installed cluster, see Section 10.0, Moving an Existing Linux GroupWise 2012 System into a Linux Cluster.
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 2012 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), Post Office Agent (POA), and Document Viewer Agent
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.
The System Clustering Worksheet and the Agent Clustering Worksheet list the information you need as you set up GroupWise in a clustering environment. You should print these worksheets and fill them out as you complete the tasks listed below:
After you have completed the tasks and filled out the System Clustering Worksheet and the Agent Clustering Worksheet, you are ready to continue with Section 3.0, Setting Up a Domain and a Post Office in a Linux Cluster.