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Coexistence Manager for GroupWise 1.7 - Release Notes

Upgrade and installation instructions

CMG’s three primary components are installed, configured and run independently. Each component’s operations require the connection and coordination of three separate environments: the GroupWise and Exchange environments, and the server(s) between them hosting the CMG applications. CMG operations also require the use of accounts with suitable access rights to Exchange and GroupWise, and of course the CMG components themselves must be configured for your own environment and operational preferences.

Before installing CMG, it is important to document a deployment plan. The plan should specify the components, where they will be installed, and how many instances will be required. You can install and configure the CMG components in any order you like, but consider that the Directory Connector provides directory updates the Free/Busy Connector needs to facilitate its functionality.

It is possible to install two or more CMG components on a single server, but some production environments with a greater volume of message and free/busy traffic may benefit from installing on separate servers for optimal performance. One common approach involves installing the three CMG components to three separate computers, one for each component.

Environments with very high message volume may also deploy multiple Mail Connectors and/or install the Free/Busy components on different computers, such as:

For more information, review Mail Connector Deployment Options in chapter 3 of the CMG User Guide.

CMG’s Free/Busy Connector subcomponents are deployed in different configurations for different combinations of GroupWise environment, Exchange environment, and single- vs. muli-namespace environment. These scenarios and their associated deployment considerations are fully described in the FBC Configuration Guide.

The relative processing and hardware requirements of the different components will vary based on the typical activity in each environment. However, the Free/Busy Connector will see heavier demand in many environments. The Mail Connector will also have requirements around mail and calendar processing, but the volume of required updates may not be excessive for many GroupWise and Exchange coexistence environments. Directory Connector activity is typically scheduled and requires resources only during active processing. As a result, the demands and requirements are typically lower than either the Mail Connector or Free/Busy Connector.

Deployment considerations

CMG’s three primary components are installed, configured and run independently. Each component’s operations require the connection and coordination of three separate environments: the GroupWise and Exchange environments, and the server(s) between them hosting the CMG applications. CMG operations also require the use of accounts with suitable access rights to Exchange and GroupWise, and of course the CMG components themselves must be configured for your own environment and operational preferences.

Before installing CMG, it is important to document a deployment plan. The plan should specify the components, where they will be installed, and how many instances will be required. You can install and configure the CMG components in any order you like, but consider that the Directory Connector provides directory updates the Free/Busy Connector needs to facilitate its functionality.

It is possible to install two or more CMG components on a single server, but some production environments with a greater volume of message and free/busy traffic may benefit from installing on separate servers for optimal performance. One common approach involves installing the three CMG components to three separate computers, one for each component.

Environments with very high message volume may also deploy multiple Mail Connectors and/or install the Free/Busy components on different computers, such as:

For more information, review Mail Connector Deployment Options in chapter 3 of the CMG User Guide.

CMG’s Free/Busy Connector subcomponents are deployed in different configurations for different combinations of GroupWise environment, Exchange environment, and single- vs. muli-namespace environment. These scenarios and their associated deployment considerations are fully described in the FBC Configuration Guide.

The relative processing and hardware requirements of the different components will vary based on the typical activity in each environment. However, the Free/Busy Connector will see heavier demand in many environments. The Mail Connector will also have requirements around mail and calendar processing, but the volume of required updates may not be excessive for many GroupWise and Exchange coexistence environments. Directory Connector activity is typically scheduled and requires resources only during active processing. As a result, the demands and requirements are typically lower than either the Mail Connector or Free/Busy Connector.

AutoRun

The installation media for CMG includes an autorun.exe application. The AutoRun application provides access to useful information and links to tools needed for the CMG product, including:

The AutoRun Install tab includes links to install CMG components, and some additional tools:

Software Updates: Includes a link to versions of CMG available for download.
Coexistence Manager for GroupWise Mail Connector: Includes a link to open the CMG Mail Connector Setup Wizard.
Coexistence Manager for GroupWise Directory Connector: Includes a link to open the CMG Directory Connector Setup Wizard.
Coexistence Manager for GroupWise Free/Busy Connector: Includes a link to open the CMG Free/Busy Setup Wizard.
PowerGUI: Includes a link to open the Quest PowerGUI Installation Wizard. PowerGUI is an extensible graphical administrative IDE for managing systems based on Windows PowerShell.
Mobile IT: Mobile IT allows administrators to take advantage of Quest tools from their mobile devices.
Mobile Pack: Provides CMG information to the Mobile IT system.

Upgrade and installation instructions

See Upgrade and compatibility above for important notes and requirements pertaining to upgrading from certain earlier CMG versions.

If you choose to not disable UAC while installing CMG, then you must perform this procedure for CMG to work properly:

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Review the Deployment considerations above, and map out your intended deployment before you begin to install CMG components.
In the AutoRun utility you can browse product information including the Prerequisites and all CMG Documentation before installing the product.
3
Verify that your environment conforms to the System requirements specified above. Several of the required third-party components may be downloaded from links on the AutoRun Prerequisites tab.

The checker can also be run independently from your Windows Start menu, in the Quest Inc. | Coexistence Manager for GroupWise group. The Prerequisites Checker log file is written to %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Quest\.

Click Finish from the last screen to complete the installation. The CMG Installer then exits, and returns you to the Autorun utility, on the Install tab. If you are installing the Free/Busy Connector and have marked the Prerequisites Checker checkbox, that wizard now runs (in a separate window).

CMG component operations are configured and controlled by settings and values entered in a Management Console—for names and locations of mail servers and directories, scope of operations, operational options, scheduled runs, and so forth. The CMG Management Console is used to configure all three CMG components, although different components’ settings are managed on different screens.

Detailed configuration instructions for CMG components are beyond the scope of these installation instructions. Configuration instructions and pertinent notes are provided in the CMG User Guide.

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Check the box Use Existing Configuration.
3
Click Set Configuration.
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