Consultant's Corner: GroupWise Redesign Tips and Tricks


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Consultant's Corner: GroupWise Redesign Tips and Tricks

  1. 1. Consultant's Corner: GroupWise Redesign Tips and Tricks Author Gregg A. Hinchman Company Hinchman Consulting Session Number
  2. 2. Introduction, Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation Business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions & Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Redesign Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GroupWise® Audit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move GroupWise System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move Users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction, Speaker <ul><li>Gregg A. Hinchman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Unemployed Consultant, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12+ years of GroupWise® Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 years of Clustering experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Success with Clustering GroupWise 7” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-Author: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Success with GroupWise Document Management” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GroupWise Coolsolutions Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GroupWise Advisor Magazine Articles </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction, A bit of Business <ul><li>Topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will discuss Best Practices for Redesigning GroupWise for consolidation and centralization. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion will be led with supporting examples given. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please hold until 'Question Breaks' </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced GroupWise 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OES Linux/NetWare </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Related Sessions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultant's Corner: A Trip Down Gateway Lane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Success with Clustering GroupWise </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Planning, Definitions & Tools <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidation -to reduce/collapse/merge together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move -to pick up and place in a different location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade -to increase to a new version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrate -to change while moving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cluster -a bunch of servers gathered round a Storage Area Network (SAN)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Novell® Server Consolidation and Migration Utility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GroupWise®Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support.Novell.Com </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Planning, Business Analysis <ul><li>Redesign Reasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old Style Design -Domain, PO, Gateway per remote site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster WAN Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease Administrative Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralization of Services to Data centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clustering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Continuance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save $$$ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Planning, Design <ul><li>Consider the Network Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>How are end users going to connect? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebAccess/Caching/Online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Number of Users? </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Post Offices? </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Gateways? </li></ul><ul><li>Document the Design </li></ul><ul><li>Clustering -Use a GroupWise® Cluster Design Matrix </li></ul>
  8. 8. Planning, Design <ul><li>Post Office Sizing Grid </li></ul>
  9. 9. Planning, Question Break <ul><li>Ask'em if you got'em! </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Implementation, A School <ul><li>Network Design </li></ul>
  11. 11. Implementation, A School <ul><li>Current GroupWise Design </li></ul>
  12. 12. Implementation, A School <ul><li>Current Design (500 users)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Domains, 8 Post Offices, 9 Gateways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals for the School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralize to a Data Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Size of GroupWise® System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Cost and Administration </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Implementation, A School <ul><li>New GroupWise Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Domains, 4 Post Offices, 3 Gateways </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Planning, Question Break <ul><li>Ask'em if you got'em! </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Implementation, A Corporation <ul><li>Network Design </li></ul>
  16. 16. Implementation, A Corporation <ul><li>Current GroupWise Design </li></ul>
  17. 17. Implementation, A Corporation <ul><li>Current Design (4000 users)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Domains, 10 Post Offices, 4 Gateways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals for the Company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralize Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Availability/Fault Tolerant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease Desktop Support with WebAccess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Continuance (Disaster Recovery) with Business Continuity Cluster </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Implementation, A Corporation <ul><li>New GroupWise Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11 Domains, 10 Post Offices, 6 Gateways </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Planning, Question Break <ul><li>Ask'em if you got'em! </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Implementation, A Hospital <ul><li>Network Design </li></ul>
  21. 21. Implementation, A Hospital <ul><li>Current GroupWise Design </li></ul>
  22. 22. Implementation, A Hospital <ul><li>Current Design (14,000 users)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26 Domains, 22 Post Offices, 3 Gateways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals for the Hospital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralize to a Data Center and Cluster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralize Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Continuance (Disaster Recovery) with Business Continuity Cluster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease Desktop Support with WebAccess </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Implementation, A Hospital <ul><li>New GroupWise Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 Domains, 22 Post Offices, 11 Gateways </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Planning, Question Break <ul><li>Ask'em if you got'em! </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Redesign Tips, GroupWise Audit <ul><li>Current Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hub, Mesh, Mixed Topology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sizing -Users and 'On-Disk data' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Offices per Domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Purpose Post Offices -DMS, Resources, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gateway Usage -POP, IMAP, EMAIL, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gateways per Domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Move Status per domain, post office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link Configuration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TCP/IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT UNC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT MAPPED </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Redesign Tips, GroupWise Audit <ul><li>MTA/POA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA: 2nd Priority Threads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA: eDirectory™ User Sync </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA: /TCPINBOUND-600+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>POA: Scheduled Events -Contents with “attclip” -Orphaned Attachments -Bye Bye </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>POA: Scheduled Events -Structure/Index and Fix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA/POA: Bind Exclusively -IP Link Configuration and DNS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA/POA: Ports -Standard vs. non-Standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA/POA: Verbose Logging Please </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA/POA: /Home-Volume:directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTA/POA: Hard configure Ports/IP Addresses??? </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Redesign Tips, Move GroupWise <ul><li>Moving GroupWise® from Server to Server </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to Domain being moved -OR- Post Office Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Change the UNC's -Post Office, Domain, Library Storage (if needed)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Change the SDD </li></ul><ul><li>Change the POA/MTA IP Address, ports (if needed)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Change the POA/MTA Log file path </li></ul><ul><li>Unload the Agents </li></ul><ul><li>Verify 'clean unlocked' status on DB's (wpdomain and wphost)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Move the GroupWise component (Domain, Post Office)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Create new .MTA and .POA configuration files </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade to new GroupWise version (optional)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Load the Agents on the new box </li></ul><ul><li>Verify in ConsoleOne® </li></ul><ul><li>Verify on the Agent Screen -F10 Configuration Status, Redirection Links </li></ul>
  28. 28. Redesign Tips, Move Users <ul><li>To Move Users -Preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn Off Virus Scanners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unload GWAVA (/vsnoadm)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contents Check with /attclip Support Option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off Schedule Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off QuickFinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify/Clear no previous User Move Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify/Clear no pending operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify Link Configuration between Source, Destination and Primary domain are 'Direct, TCP/IP' </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set POA Agent Settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Message Handler Threads =10 to 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TCP Handler Threads =10 to 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Max Thread Usage for Priming and Moves =80/90 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>F6 -Restart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor the Source/Destination/Primary Domain MTA's </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Redesign Tips, Move Users <ul><li>To Move Users -Moving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to Destination Domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Source Post Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select User to move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right Click -Move User </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View Tools| GroupWise® Utilities| User Move Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set POA Logging to Diagnostic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View Source/Destination POA for Status and Item count </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To Move Resources -Moving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reassign all Resources to 'temp' user in old post office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reassign Resources to a 'ResourceMgr' user in the new post office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problems Seen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password reset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Folders/Address Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Management </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Summary <ul><li>Review the Business Needs and Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Seek Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Novell® Support Site, Cool Solutions, Books, Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Find Help </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants to fast-track </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the Costs involved </li></ul><ul><li>Plan the GroupWise® Redesign Process </li></ul><ul><li>Document a new GroupWise Design </li></ul><ul><li>Verify the Health of GroupWise </li></ul><ul><li>Move Domains and Post Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Move Users </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy easier management and uptime </li></ul>
  31. 31. Creating a New Slide Show based on this template <ul><li>Copy the groupwise.pot template onto your local drive, under MS OfficeTemplates Presentation Designs directory. </li></ul><ul><li>Once in PowerPoint, select File>New> Presentation Designs, and open the groupwise.pot template file. </li></ul><ul><li>Update the contents of the title slide, session information (session #, title, etc.), author & company. </li></ul>
  32. 32. New Slide Show Continued... <ul><li>Update the footer of the Handout Master, which you can access by going to View-Masters-Handout Master </li></ul><ul><li>Begin adding slides with your content. </li></ul><ul><li>When finished, name the file as your session number (for example XYZ301.ppt). </li></ul>
  33. 33. To base an Existing Slide Show on this template <ul><li>Copy the groupwise.ppt template onto your local drive, under MS OfficeTemplatesPresentation Designs directory. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the existing slide show in PowerPoint. </li></ul><ul><li>From the Format menu, select Apply Design </li></ul><ul><li>Select the groupwise.pot template, and click Apply. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Existing Slide Show Continued... <ul><li>Your slides should be automatically updated to reflect the styles in this template. </li></ul><ul><li>If your title slide doesn’t reflect the new style, delete it from your presentation. From the Insert menu, select New Slide, choose Title Slide and update the session information, author & company. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue adding slides with your content. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Slide Guidelines <ul><li>To create a slide show with a consistent look that is easy for people to read (including people in the back of the room), please follow these guidelines. </li></ul><ul><li>Your slides should emphasize key points. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Max 9 lines per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Max 9 words per line </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Slide Guidelines Continued... <ul><ul><li>Minimum font size for code = 20 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End your slides 3/4 of the way down. Do not put important information in the bottom 1/4 of the slide. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please do not change font style, size, and color except for special purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the defaults provided by the groupwise.pot template. </li></ul><ul><li>When finished, name the file as your session number (for example XYZ301.ppt). </li></ul>
  37. 37. Working with Speaker Notes <ul><li>Speaker Notes give you a place to provide additional documentation or explanation to the bulleted points on your slides. </li></ul><ul><li>To add or edit Speaker Notes, go to the View menu and choose Notes Page. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While in this view, you can only edit notes. To go back to editing your presentation, double click on the slide or choose slide from the View menu. </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Speaker Notes Continued... <ul><li>You can also add or edit Speaker Notes by going to the View menu and choosing Speaker Notes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While in this view, a small window will pop up on your screen and you will be able to view and/or edit your notes as you edit your slides. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your notes may be longer than the page size. They will not be cut off during the file conversion for the CD, but the text exceeding the page will not appear in print. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Speaker Notes Continued... <ul><li>During the file conversion for the CD, speaker notes will become plain black text on a white background. Any special formatting for this text and/or text area will be lost. </li></ul><ul><li>When you finish adding and editing slides and speaker notes, name the file as your session number (for example XYZ301.ppt). </li></ul>
  40. 40. Final Note <ul><li>When submitting your file(s), simply save your PowerPoint presentation as instructed in previous slides. </li></ul><ul><li>If submitting multiple files per session, please separate them in folders. </li></ul>
  41. 41. ADVISOR SUMMIT Web Update Page <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This session WILL / WILL NOT </li></ul><ul><li>have updates. </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Please remember to fill out your evaluation. </li></ul>
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