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  • 1. Consultant's Corner: GroupWise Redesign Tips and Tricks AuthorGregg A. Hinchman CompanyHinchman Consulting Session Number

2. Introduction, Outline

  • Introduction
    • Speakers
    • Presentation Business
  • Planning
    • Definitions & Tools
    • Business Analysis
    • Design
  • Implementation
    • A School
    • A Corporation
    • A Hospital
  • Redesign Tips
    • GroupWise Audit
    • Move GroupWise System
    • Move Users
  • Summary

3. Introduction, Speaker

  • Gregg A. Hinchman
    • Self-Unemployed Consultant,www.HinchmanConsulting.com
    • 12+ years of GroupWise Experience
    • 6 years of Clustering experience
    • Author:
      • Success with Clustering GroupWise 7 www.TayKratzer.com
    • Co-Author:
      • Success with GroupWise Document Management
    • GroupWise Coolsolutions Articles
    • GroupWise Advisor Magazine Articles

4. Introduction, A bit of Business

  • Topic
    • We will discuss Best Practices for Redesigning GroupWise for consolidation and centralization.
  • Format
    • Discussion will be led with supporting examples given.
  • Questions
    • Please hold until 'Question Breaks'
  • Knowledge:
    • Advanced GroupWise 7
    • OES Linux/NetWare
  • Related Sessions:
    • Consultant's Corner: A Trip Down Gateway Lane
    • Success with Clustering GroupWise

5. Planning, Definitions & Tools

  • Definitions
    • Consolidation -to reduce/collapse/merge together
    • Move -to pick up and place in a different location
    • Upgrade -to increase to a new version
    • Migrate -to change while moving
    • Cluster -a bunch of servers gathered round a Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Tools
    • Novell Server Consolidation and Migration Utility
    • GroupWiseCheck
    • Support.Novell.Com

6. Planning, Business Analysis

  • Redesign Reasons
    • Old Style Design -Domain, PO, Gateway per remote site
    • Faster WAN Links
    • Virtual Servers
    • Decrease Administrative Staff
    • Centralization of Services to Data centers
    • Clustering
    • Business Continuance
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Save $$$

7. Planning, Design

  • Consider the Network Infrastructure
  • How are end users going to connect?
    • WebAccess/Caching/Online
  • Number of Users?
  • Number of Post Offices?
  • Number of Gateways?
  • Document the Design
  • Clustering -Use a GroupWise Cluster Design Matrix

8. Planning, Design

  • Post Office Sizing Grid

9. Planning, Question Break

  • Ask'em if you got'em!
  • ?

10. Implementation, A School

  • Network Design

11. Implementation, A School

  • Current GroupWise Design

12. Implementation, A School

  • Current Design (500 users)
    • 9 Domains, 8 Post Offices, 9 Gateways
  • Goals for the School
    • Centralize to a Data Center
    • Reduce Size of GroupWise System
    • Reduce Cost and Administration

13. Implementation, A School

  • New GroupWise Design
    • 6 Domains, 4 Post Offices, 3 Gateways

14. Planning, Question Break

  • Ask'em if you got'em!
  • ?

15. Implementation, A Corporation

  • Network Design

16. Implementation, A Corporation

  • Current GroupWise Design

17. Implementation, A Corporation

  • Current Design (4000 users)
    • 15 Domains, 10 Post Offices, 4 Gateways
  • Goals for the Company
    • Centralize Administration
    • High Availability/Fault Tolerant
    • Decrease Desktop Support with WebAccess
    • Business Continuance (Disaster Recovery) with Business Continuity Cluster

18. Implementation, A Corporation

  • New GroupWise Design
    • 11 Domains, 10 Post Offices, 6 Gateways

19. Planning, Question Break

  • Ask'em if you got'em!
  • ?

20. Implementation, A Hospital

  • Network Design

21. Implementation, A Hospital

  • Current GroupWise Design

22. Implementation, A Hospital

  • Current Design (14,000 users)
    • 26 Domains, 22 Post Offices, 3 Gateways
  • Goals for the Hospital
    • Centralize to a Data Center and Cluster
    • Centralize Administration
    • Business Continuance (Disaster Recovery) with Business Continuity Cluster
    • Decrease Desktop Support with WebAccess

23. Implementation, A Hospital

  • New GroupWise Design
    • 16 Domains, 22 Post Offices, 11 Gateways

24. Planning, Question Break

  • Ask'em if you got'em!
  • ?

25. Redesign Tips, GroupWise Audit

  • Current Design
    • Hub, Mesh, Mixed Topology
    • Sizing -Users and 'On-Disk data'
    • Post Offices per Domain
    • Special Purpose Post Offices -DMS, Resources, etc.
    • Gateway Usage -POP, IMAP, EMAIL, etc.
    • Gateways per Domain
    • Pending Operations
    • User Move Status per domain, post office
  • Link Configuration
    • TCP/IP
    • NOT UNC
    • NOT MAPPED

26. Redesign Tips, GroupWise Audit

  • MTA/POA
    • MTA: 2nd Priority Threads
    • MTA: eDirectory User Sync
    • MTA: /TCPINBOUND-600+
    • POA: Scheduled Events -Contents with attclip -Orphaned Attachments -Bye Bye
    • POA: Scheduled Events -Structure/Index and Fix
    • MTA/POA: Bind Exclusively -IP Link Configuration and DNS
    • MTA/POA: Ports -Standard vs. non-Standard
    • MTA/POA: Verbose Logging Please
    • MTA/POA: /Home-Volume:directory
    • MTA/POA: Hard configure Ports/IP Addresses???

27. Redesign Tips, Move GroupWise

  • Moving GroupWise from Server to Server
  • Connect to Domain being moved -OR- Post Office Domain
  • Change the UNC's -Post Office, Domain, Library Storage (if needed)
  • Change the SDD
  • Change the POA/MTA IP Address, ports (if needed)
  • Change the POA/MTA Log file path
  • Unload the Agents
  • Verify 'clean unlocked' status on DB's (wpdomain and wphost)
  • Move the GroupWise component (Domain, Post Office)
  • Create new .MTA and .POA configuration files
  • Upgrade to new GroupWise version (optional)
  • Load the Agents on the new box
  • Verify in ConsoleOne
  • Verify on the Agent Screen -F10 Configuration Status,Redirection Links

28. Redesign Tips, Move Users

  • To Move Users -Preparation
    • Turn Off Virus Scanners

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