[ngw] SLES 15 SP3 for GroupWise

David Krotil David.Krotil at hilo.cz
Mon Aug 23 14:25:16 UTC 2021


And there is no migration tool, I wouldn´t have any problem with the new
install, but transfering highly configured GMS setup manually is big
pain.


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>>> "James Taylor" <James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com> 23.08.2021 16:13
>>>
GMS 18.3.1 is a bit of a challenge because you can't upgrade to it.
You need a new install on SLES15SP3.
‑jt
 
 

James Taylor
678‑697‑9420
james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com 



>>> "Marvin Huffaker" <mhuffaker at redjuju.com> 8/22/2021 5:32 PM >>> 
I did a production GroupWise upgrade over the weekend, 5 total servers,
all SLES 15 SP3, 1400 users. Migrated from older SLES 11 servers.  No
problems whatsoever and everything went pretty smoothly.

GMS 18.3.1 on the other hand... that's a different story ;)

Marvin
>>> Matt Ray <mray at groupwiseguru.com> 8/21/2021 11:11 AM >>>
Cool.  Hope this is in a TID somewhere. 

Matt Ray
MC Consulting/GroupWiseGuru
mray at groupwiseguru.com 
661.599.3416

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Marvin Huffaker
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Subject: Re: [ngw] SLES 15 SP3 for GroupWise

James, yes. I had tried those with no luck. I did more digging based on
this though, and I found the solution. But to understand and help others
that may have this issue, here are the symptoms and answers to your
original question. I have the actual solution down below..
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systemctl start grpwise.service is successful and starts the agents.
systemctl status grpwise.service shows agents running as expected.
systemctl is‑enabled grpwise.service results in "disabled"
systemctl enable grpwise.service results in the following error:

grpwise.service is not a native service, redirecting to
systemd‑sysv‑install.
Executing: /usr/lib/systemd/systemd‑sysv‑install enable grpwise
/sbin/insserv: No such file or directory

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Solution:

I had to install the insserv‑compat package in Yast.   Once I did this
I was able to successfully enable the GroupWise services.   I assume
this is not just an SP3 issue, it's just a missing package but I haven't
run into it with earlier builds.   

Marvin
>>> "James Taylor" <James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com> 8/14/2021 2:11 PM 
>>> >>>
Checked systemctl is‑enabled grpwise.service ?
If not enabled, then systemctl enable grpwise.service, then systemctl
start grpwise.service


You may have already checked this, but just in case...
‑jt



James Taylor
678‑697‑9420
james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com 



>>> Pam Robello <pkrobello at gmail.com> 8/13/2021 7:38 PM >>> 
Marvin,

I think there is a tid on this but I am not in a spot with a good
internet connection.  I will see if I can find it in the morning

Pam

On August 13, 2021, at 1:23 PM, Marvin Huffaker <mhuffaker at redjuju.com>
wrote:

The issue at hand.. I'm able to start/stop the GroupWise services
manually on SP3. However currently GroupWise services will not start
automatically with the system on boot.   They show disabled in the
services manager, and when I try to change it, I receive the following
error:

Writing the configuration failed:
Could not set 'grpwise' to be started on boot.  Would you like to
continue editing.

It's not a show stopper, just slightly annoying.  

Marvin
>>> "Pam Robello" <pkrobello at gmail.com> 8/12/2021 4:42 PM >>>

Marvin,



It should be fine.  As far as I remember off the top of my head, we've
not had any calls on issues with it.



Pam


>>> Marvin Huffaker<mhuffaker at redjuju.com> 8/12/2021 8:34 AM >>>


Has anybody upgraded their GroupWise servers to SLES 15 SP3 yet?  Does
it work? Any issues?  Is it officially supported by Micro Focus?




(Not talking about GMS, I'm talking about the main GroupWise agents).




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