GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

Hello,

I am totally new to groupwise.
I am trying to install a GW 2012 test system.

I tried this several times on Windows 2008 R2 and Linux on VMWare ESXi, without any success.
I searched the internet and this forum for any info but I am stuck.

I can install eDirectory, Novell Client and ConsoleOne

I tried many different settings in eDirectory setup (i.e.):

Tree Name: TESTING

Server: WIN-GW2012-NDS\novell\.com

Admin Name: admin

Admin Context: novell.\com
Password: novell

After installation of the Novell client I cannot login to the client or ConsoleOne.
I tried different values, but I get: Server not found, Tree not found or wrong context.

Is there any step-by-step instruction for setting up a test system?

What are the right values?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
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  • I would suggest not naming any of the components of object names with periods, that is inherently bad. The escaped period in novell\.com is most likely the unexpected part. This isn't active directory, so there is none of the glorified DNS style naming, unless you want to torture yourself.

    When you create your tree, make two organizations ( o=... ) at the top level. This is not best practice naming, but it will work and be simple.

    TREENAME
    -- O=Netadmin <-- Stuff your eDirectory server here when you install the new tree.
    -- O=GroupWise <-- Stuff your GroupWise objects here, when asked during the GW portion of the installation.

    Place your server in the O=Netadmin container, give it a simple name, like "GW" Now you have eliminated all the silly punctuation problems you might encounter.

    -- Bob
  • Thank you for your quick answers. I will try your suggestions.
  • Hi,

    In the Tree field type in the IP of the eDir server. In Server Field type in the IP of the eDir server. Then click on Context and see if you can browse to the context of your user object.

    ConsoleOne doesn't play nice if you have not authenticated with the client first - there are ways around this, but I suggest that you try the above first.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,
  • laurabuckley;2297315 wrote:
    Hi,

    In the Tree field type in the IP of the eDir server. In Server Field type in the IP of the eDir server. Then click on Context and see if you can browse to the context of your user object.

    ConsoleOne doesn't play nice if you have not authenticated with the client first - there are ways around this, but I suggest that you try the above first.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,


    Hello,

    and thank you for your support!

    I tried to login to the Novell Client:

    User: Admin
    Password: novell
    Tree: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (or 127.0.0.1)
    Server: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (or 127.0.0.1)

    Click on Button "Context" -> No access to tree XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (or 127.0.0.1)

    I work with a german GUI so the original messages can be slightly different.
  • Hi

    eDirectory does not bind to 127.0.0.1, only the statically assigned IP address of the server. Perhaps use Telnet to check to see if port 524 is responding.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,
  • Hi,

    Hi again,

    I tried "telnet XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX 524" (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX = static IP of the server)

    Error message: no connection to server port 524

    The firewall is down and I opened Port 524 for TCP.
  • Hi,

    Hi again,

    I tried "telnet XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX 524" (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX = static IP of the server)

    Error message: no connection to server port 524

    The firewall is down and I opened Port 524 for TCP.
  • managedata wrote:

    > The firewall is down and I opened Port 524 for TCP.


    So, if you go into services and scroll all the way down, is x64 NDS Server
    actually running?

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  • The service is not running!
    When I start the service manually I see:

    Startung x64 NDS Server .CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE.

    After one minute I get

    Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

    Following the message in windows event viewer

    Protokollname: Application
    Quelle: NDS Server
    Datum: 12.12.2013 08:22:40
    Ereignis-ID: 6
    Aufgabenkategorie:Keine
    Ebene: Fehler
    Schlüsselwörter:Klassisch
    Benutzer: Nicht zutreffend
    Computer: WIN-GW2012
    Beschreibung:
    Service NDS Server could not establish control over x64 NDS Server .CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE.. (Error code shown as data).
    Ereignis-XML:
    <Event xmlns="">schemas.microsoft.com/.../event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="NDS Server" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">6</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-12-12T07:22:40.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>729</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>WIN-GW2012</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data>x64 NDS Server .CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE.</Data>
    <Data>NDS Server</Data>
    <Binary>EB030000</Binary>
    </EventData>
    </Event>
  • Hi,

    What version of eDirectory did you install?

    Cheers,
  • Hi,

    eDirectory Version 8.8 SP 8 for Windows 64-Bit

    Installation file: eDirectory_88SP8_Windows_x64.zip
  • Hi,

    Perhaps you want to try the following:

    Manually run DSREPAIR from a command prompt.

    Change to the /Novell/NDS/dibfiles directory and type "../dhost dsrepair" and run a Repair Local Database.

    After the DSREPAIR is done and the database opens, restart the server and eDirectory should load properly.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,
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  • Hi,

    after "dhost dsrepair" I get a window with the title "PKI.DLL"
    Message: PKI-8.88-1 (-1471)

    After clicking OK the same window shows again with message:

    PKI-8.88-7

    dhost finishes without any further messages.


    Starting the service x64 NDS Server

    Result:

    The service "x64 NDS Server.CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE." on "local computer"
    could not be started

    Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified

    After system reboot:

    Service "x64 NDS Server" does not start automatically

    Manually start:

    Result: Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion (as seen before)
  • Hi,

    I am going to suggest that you post your eDirectory problems in the eDir forum: http://forums.netiq.com/forumdisplay.php?53-eDir-Windows

    Over here, in the GroupWise forums, we are not eDirectory experts. Perhaps somebody more knowledgeable of eDir can assist in the relevant forum.

    Once eDir is running properly on your server then we can pick up on your GroupWise install.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,