Upgrade GW8 To GW14 Questions

I know we are bit late on the upgrade process, but better late than never.

We need upgrade from Netware to Linux. I know there are a book from Caledonia "Upgrade Guide for Groupwise 2014" which I will get soon.

The question I have is we still have old Netware 5.1 servers in our tree because we have some Btrive apps that are still being used. So we still using an old DS version. Can GW14 use LDAP to talk with our Edir? Or am I forced to break the tree in two, one for old Netware 5 and one for everything else?

thanks
Phil J
  • Hi Phil J,

    PhilJannusch;2344570 wrote:
    I know we are bit late on the upgrade process, but better late than never.

    We need upgrade from Netware to Linux. I know there are a book from Caledonia "Upgrade Guide for Groupwise 2014" which I will get soon.


    That is an invaluable guide to have. Lots of good info and stuff to read up on to make sure the (move
  • We have 7 POs (all GW8) all on Netware 6.5, located at 6 different sites over the USA. We also have a few Netware 5.1 servers. We currently have a separate ZCM 11.3 server on linux that uses LDAP to authenticate to our Edir tree. We have around 200 users. The 2email servers here have over 1100 gigs of email.
  • PhilJannusch wrote:

    >
    > We have 7 POs (all GW8) all on Netware 6.5, located at 6 different
    > sites over the USA. We also have a few Netware 5.1 servers. We
    > currently have a separate ZCM 11.3 server on linux that uses LDAP to
    > authenticate to our Edir tree. We have around 200 users. The 2email
    > servers here have over 1100 gigs of email.


    Just point GW2014 to one of tne NW65 servers, or even an OES server if
    you have one, for the LDAP source. I don't think having NW51 in the
    tree will be an issue but I definitely wouldn't use it as the LDAP
    source.

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  • PhilJannusch wrote:

    >
    > We have 7 POs (all GW8) all on Netware 6.5, located at 6 different
    > sites over the USA. We also have a few Netware 5.1 servers. We
    > currently have a separate ZCM 11.3 server on linux that uses LDAP to
    > authenticate to our Edir tree. We have around 200 users. The 2email
    > servers here have over 1100 gigs of email.


    Also, as a heads-up, we have a GW2014 "Tech Talk" webinar in a couple
    of weeks. One of the things we'll be covering is GW2014 upgrade best
    practices. You may want to attend if you can. The registration link,
    and complete schedule of all Tech Talks, is available here.

    http://www.novell.com/techtalks/

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  • Thanks for the information. This is what I was hoping for! I am sure I will have more questions later, but I need to get a basic understanding of the new system since I know it is different from Netware based GroupWise.
  • Thank you for the info, this will help.

    Years ago Novell have a seminar showing you the steps on how to upgrade to GW8. It was great, we had a step by step guide showing us how every step. Do you know if such a thing exists for the upgrade to GW14?

    thanks for all your help
    Phil J
  • PhilJannusch sounds like they 'said':

    >
    > Thank you for the info, this will help.
    >
    > Years ago Novell have a seminar showing you the steps on how to
    > upgrade to GW8. It was great, we had a step by step guide showing us
    > how every step. Do you know if such a thing exists for the upgrade
    > to GW14?
    >
    > thanks for all your help
    > Phil J


    So my response to PhilJannusch's comment is...

    Danita at Caledonia has a great Groupwise upgrade guide, highly
    recommended. I believe there is also a guide by Caledonia for moving
    Groupwise from Netware to SLES.

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  • PhilJannusch wrote:

    > Years ago Novell have a seminar showing you the steps on how to
    > upgrade to GW8. It was great, we had a step by step guide showing us
    > how every step. Do you know if such a thing exists for the upgrade
    > to GW14?


    There's an online ATT course which does this, "Moving to Novell
    GroupWise 2014 (Course 8726)."

    https://www.novell.com/TrainingReg/amer#Novell GroupWise

    Here are the details on the course.

    This course includes content related to the newest version of
    GroupWise: GroupWise 2014 (code named Windermere). The course focuses
    on the new architecture, administrative tools, and features of
    GroupWise 2014, and on upgrade strategies for existing GroupWise
    customers. When finished with the course, students will be able to use
    the new administrative tools, use the new client, and have a strategy
    for upgrading their existing GroupWise system. Students taking the
    course should be experienced GroupWise administrators.

    This course is designed with the experienced GroupWise administrator in
    mind. Students should have a good understanding of GroupWise terms and
    concepts such as Domains, Post Offices, Agents, GWIA, and others.
    Students should be familiar with directory database systems such as
    eDirectory. LDAP familiarity is recommended.

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