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Installation Issue - Console One - Citrix

I have an issue during the Groupwise install process that is 100% reproduceable on Citrix Xenserver.

I install SLES10.2 (32 bit) as a VM on Citrix XenServer, followed by OES2 (32-bit). The install of eDirectory goes without a problem, and I can connect to it using Console One (on the local machine).

When I start the Groupwise install, it goes fine up until the point when Groupwise fires up Console One in preparation for "Tools -> Create a new Groupwise System". At that point, Console One locks up completely. I have been through 4 complete installs of the OS and Groupwise and it happens every time.

However, If I use the exact same install media, and perform the installation on a VM running on the SLES 10.2 Xen hypervisor, the Groupwise install goes without incident.

I fully expect Novell to say "It's a Citrix problem", and the Citrix guys to say "It's a Novell problem", but in the meantime, I'd be interested in any insights into this issue that anyone may have.

Thanks

Steve

--- Steve Lawrie
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Re: Installation Issue - Console One - Citrix

pantuner wrote:

>
> I have an issue during the Groupwise install process that is 100%
> reproduceable on Citrix Xenserver.
>
> I install SLES10.2 (32 bit) as a VM on Citrix XenServer, followed by
> OES2 (32-bit). The install of eDirectory goes without a problem, and
> I can connect to it using Console One (on the local machine).
>
> When I start the Groupwise install, it goes fine up until the point
> when Groupwise fires up Console One in preparation for "Tools ->
> Create a new Groupwise System". At that point, Console One locks up
> completely. I have been through 4 complete installs of the OS and
> Groupwise and it happens every time.


How about running a console one on a windows workstation with the gw8
snapins and then run the agent install afterwards ?


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Cheers,
Edward
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Re: Installation Issue - Console One - Citrix

Edward,

I can absolutely find work arounds - if I kill the Console One process and restart it, it sometimes works, but eventually with enough cajoling and so on I can get Groupwise to install. That's not my point.

The issue is that Citrix XenServer and Novell OES2/SLES don't seem to play nicely together when it comes to Groupwise installs.

There have been other instances of Novell's products not running virtualized properly - e.g. 64bit NOWS SBE is not supported in a virtual environment, ZCM 10 was supported, then it wasn't, and now it is as of 10.1.x

If there is an issue with running OES2 in a virtual environment, there are far reaching implications for this, and I'd like to know before I suddenly find myself in a situation where its "no longer supported". If the Goupwise install process has a glitch, what other glitches are out there?

Steve

--- Steve Lawrie
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Re: Installation Issue - Console One - Citrix

pantuner wrote:

>
> Edward,
>
> I can absolutely find work arounds - if I kill the Console One process
> and restart it, it sometimes works, but eventually with enough
> cajoling and so on I can get Groupwise to install. That's not my
> point.
>
> The issue is that Citrix XenServer and Novell OES2/SLES don't seem to
> play nicely together when it comes to Groupwise installs.
>
> There have been other instances of Novell's products not running
> virtualized properly - e.g. 64bit NOWS SBE is not supported in a
> virtual environment, ZCM 10 was supported, then it wasn't, and now it
> is as of 10.1.x
>
> If there is an issue with running OES2 in a virtual environment, there
> are far reaching implications for this, and I'd like to know before I
> suddenly find myself in a situation where its "no longer supported".
> If the Goupwise install process has a glitch, what other glitches are
> out there?


I understand your concerns but unfortunately I can't give you any
answers 😞


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Cheers,
Edward
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