15.0 Understanding the Update Process

You can update a Novell GroupWise 5.x, 6.x, or 7 system to GroupWise 8.

NOTE:To update a GroupWise 4.x system to GroupWise 8, you must first update the system to GroupWise 5.x. The functionality to update from GroupWise 4.x is not part of the GroupWise 8 Administrator snap-ins to ConsoleOne.

Before you begin updating your GroupWise system to GroupWise 8, you should review the following sections. These sections, which describe the process to follow when updating, help you plan and implement a successful update strategy:

For a list of enhancements and new features in GroupWise 8, see Section 14.0, What’s New in GroupWise 8.

In some cases, you might need to maintain a mixed-version environment as you roll out GroupWise 8. For a table showing which GroupWise 5.x, 6.x, and 7 components can be used with GroupWise 8, see Section A.0, GroupWise Version Compatibility.

For additional advice and counsel on the update process, specifically for NetWare, see Consultant’s Corner: Upgrading to GroupWise 8.