Decouple SMG rpm from the appliance

Eric Maughan, the SMG product manager, floated this idea on today's GroupWise product update webinar and is looking for feedback. 

Please add your comments to this Idea:
Decouple SMG rpm from the appliance

Kevin Boyle, 
Knowledge Partner

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


  • Kevin, I appreciate your input on this topic. We have been working on this idea for a while and we are ready to begin implementing it. I want to emphasize that there should be no pressure to immediately switch to the new offerings, but we do want to launch them as soon as possible so that we can get feedback from administrators and partners, and also give them enough time to prepare for the transition. We will continue updating the SMG piece on the appliance as long as it is compatible. However, the appliance will eventually become outdated, and our solution going forward will be the decoupled RPM distribution with a SLES entitlement. We are aiming for this spring for the first release in this new format. It will also be an LTS (Long Term Support) release. We want to make sure that organizations feel confident that the product will have a high degree of support and SMG will continue to run strong into the future.

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