Success with Clustering GroupWise - Hinchman Consulting

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Success with Clustering
GroupWise

Gregg A. Hinchman


Tay Kratzer

Tenacious Integration Services

Novell

ASG304

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Who Am I?


Gregg A. Hinchman


Collaboration Practice Manager


9+ years of GroupWise experience


3 years Clustering GroupWise


Co
-
Author: “Success with Clustering GroupWise”
at
www.taykratzer.com



Tay Kratzer


Novell Primary Support Engineer


11 + years supporting Novell GroupWise


Author for Novell Press


Author at
www.taykratzer.com


Author for GroupWise Advisor Magazine

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Introduction, Presentation Business


Topic: We will discuss and demonstrate how to
cluster GroupWise


Time is a limiting factor when trying to present
this material


Hold Questions for ‘Question Breaks’, Please.


Recommended Knowledge:


Basic Clustering Knowledge


Advanced Understanding of GroupWise


Knowledge of NetWare 6.5



Hand
-
outs


GroupWise Design Matrix


Apache2/Tomcat 4 article in GroupWise Advisor
Magazine

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Introduction, Presentation Outline

I.
Introduction

a.
Presentation Business

b.
Cluster Planning for GroupWise

II.
Cluster a Domain

a.
Planning

b.
Demonstration

III.

Cluster a Post Office

IV.

Cluster WebAccess

V.

Summary

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Introduction, Cluster Planning


Planning the GroupWise Cluster


GroupWise Health


Naming standards


IP address and PORT standards


GroupWise NLM Placement


Cluster Load/Unload Scripts


NCF files


Protected Memory


Failover


GroupWise Cluster Design Matrix

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Introduction, Cluster Planning


Our Demonstration Cluster and GroupWise
System:


2 Node VMWare Cluster


1 Primary Domain (PMDOM)


1 Post Office Domain (PODOM)


1 GWIA Domain (IADOM)


1 WebAccess Domain (WADOM)


1 Post Office (EMAILPO)


1 GWIA (GWIA)


1 WebAccess Agent (WA)


1 Apache/Tomcat Web Server/WebAccess
Application

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Questions?

Answers!

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Cluster a Domain


Planning:


Cluster Resource (Virtual Server and Volume)


IP Address (/ip)


Ports


Directories (/home and /log)


MTA Configuration Switches


Cluster Resource Load Script


Cluster Resource Unload Script

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Cluster a Domain, Demonstration


Demonstration:


MTA Configuration File


Loading the MTA


Loading the MTA in Protected Memory


Building GWUP and GWDN NCF files


Setting the Cluster Resource Load/Unload Scripts


Setting the Cluster Resource Failover


Testing Failover of the GroupWise Domain

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Questions?

Answers!

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Cluster a Post Office, Planning


Planning
:


Cluster Resource (Virtual Server and Volume)


IP Address (/ip)


Ports


Directories (/home and /log)


POA Configuration Switches


Cluster Resource Load Script


Cluster Resource Unload Script

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Cluster a Post Office, Demonstration


Demonstration:


POA Configuration File


Loading the POA


Loading the POA in Protected Memory


Building GWUP and GWDN *.NCF files


Setting the Cluster Resource Load/Unload Scripts


Setting the Cluster Resource Failover


Testing Failover of the GroupWise Post Office

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Questions?

Answers!

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Cluster WebAccess, Planning


Planning:


Cluster Resource (Virtual Server and Volume)


IP Address (/ip)


Ports


Directories (/home and /log)


Cluster Resource Load Script


Cluster Resource Unload Script


Apache/Tomcat


On SYS


On SAN


WebAccess Application

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Cluster WebAccess, Demonstration


Demonstration:


Clustering WebAccess
Agent

ONLY


Agent Configuration and GWINTER.CFG


Loading
the

Agent


Loading the Agent in Protected Memory


Building GWUP and GWDN NCF files


Setting the Cluster Resource Load/Unload Scripts


Setting the Cluster Resource Failover


Testing Failover of the Agent

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Cluster WebAccess, Demonstration


Demonstration: Cluster WebAccess
Application



Install WebAccess Application


Cluster Apache/Tomcat:


Vol:
\
Apache2
\
conf
\
GWApache2.conf


Vol:
\
Apache2
\
conf
\
HTTPd_Default.conf


Vol:
\
Apache2
\
conf
\
mod_jk
\
workers.properties


Vol:
\
Novell
\
WebAccess
\
Spellchk.cfg


Vol:
\
tomcat
\
4
\
bin
\
Tomcat4.ncf


Vol:
\
tomcat
\
4
\
bin
\
TC4STOP.ncf


Vol:
\
tomcat
\
4
\
bin
\
Startup.ncf


Vol:
\
Webup.ncf


Vol:
\
Webdn.ncf

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Cluster WebAccess, Demonstration


Demonstration:


Loading Apache/Tomcat in Protected Memory


Building WEBUP and WEBDN NCF files


Setting the Cluster Resource Load/Unload
Scripts


Setting the Cluster Resource Failover


Testing Failover of Apache/Tomcat and
WebAccess Application

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Summary


Best Practices


Plan, Plan, Plan, Document, Document,
Document


The more nodes the merrier


Set Standards


Service Packs


Healthy GroupWise system


Tips and Tricks


Install NLM’s on the cluster resource


Cluster Load Script formula


Not everything must failover, not every
component must be in the cluster

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Questions?

Answers!

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A
DVISOR

S
UMMIT

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