GroupWise Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10; Entitlement Offer Extended

By: coolguys

August 15, 2006 12:00 am





Novell is pleased to announce GroupWise support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10. For GroupWise server installation and use, SLES 10 is a supported platform for all components. The GroupWise 7 Linux client is also supported on SLED 10 for the workstation.

In addition, GroupWise includes an entitlement to SLES 10. This entitlement allows organizations to experience the benefits of running GroupWise in a Linux environment without additional cost. Through this entitlement, customers may deploy SLES 10 on as many servers as needed to host GroupWise services for their enterprise. To host any other application, customers will need to purchase additional SLES 10 licenses.

GroupWise customers who take advantage of this opportunity, and have purchased upgrade protection or maintenance, are entitled not only to GroupWise upgrades and security patches, but to SLES 10 upgrades and security patches, as well. Please note, however, that SLES upgrades are only applicable to servers hosting GroupWise services.

Customers can obtain technical support for SLES 10 through normal channels such as Novell Technical Support or Premium Support contracts.

Key Benefits

Running the GroupWise back end on Linux provides the following specific benefits:

  • Improved stability: Fewer system faults and reduced impact from other application faults.
  • Better application fault handling and recovery: Faster, more automated GroupWise agent restarts.
  • Lower impact: No database corruptions with agent crashes and minimal database corruption resulting from hardware or power failures.
  • Better process-management tools: Automated scripts for loading and unloading agents.
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