GroupWise 8 FAQ

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GroupWise 8 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the latest release, and where do I find it?
As of February 2010 the access to updates, other than security patches will be restricted to customers with current maintenance for a product. For example, a patch applicable to GroupWise 6.5, 7 and 8 would be openly accessible, as GroupWise 6.5 has already moved beyond the general support phase of the Novell product life-cycle. If customers cannot access a component they believe they should be entitled to, they will have the option to click on a link to engage in a live chat with a Novell support representative—or place a phone call —to address the issue. The Novell Patch finder site will list all patches released for an application - For GroupWise 8
How many users can I have in a Post Office?
Discussed in the Architecture & Design Section
How do I run ConsoleOne on Linux if I have a Windows Workstation?
You need to applications, Putty and XMing - Ensure that you have X11 Forwarding enabled on the Putty session. A more detailed explanation can be found here
What hardware does Novell recommend?
The Design System section discusses this and Virtualisation
How many messages can a post office and domain handle in an hour?
Depends upon your hardware... Discussed here
Why should I deploy GroupWise services on Linux?
Platform options and see the next answer.
How many users can one WebAccess server handle?
In the past where NetWare was prevalent, the limitation placed on a WebAccess system was the number of threads that a NetWare server could host and the number of concurrent users per thread. In the real world this proved to be 2-3 users per thread and 250 threads maximum (?).
Both Apache and Tomcat come from the Linux world and have proven that scalability on Linux is considerably better than NetWare with 100 concurrent users per thread regularly seen in the real world. That would imply that the maximum would be 25,000 per WebAccess server; By that point there may be other factors to consider such as high availability, load balancing and security coming into play. A maximum of 5,000 concurrent users per Agent or Application (Half that if both on the same server) would be a good working number.