4.1 Hardware and Operating System Requirements

  • x86-64 processor

  • Any of the following server operating systems for the GroupWise agents (Post Office Agent, Message Transfer Agent, Document Viewer Agent, Internet Agent, Monitor Agent):

    • Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11, plus the latest Support Pack

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, plus the latest Service Pack

      NOTE:On Linux, 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.

    • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2, plus the latest Service Pack

  • 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 Section 4.6, 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 Section 4.5, 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)

    For additional disk space guidance, see the GroupWise Best Practices Wiki.