About Marvin Huffaker

Marvin Huffaker is one the most experienced Micro Focus GroupWise experts in the world, providing independent consulting services to business customers globally. Marvin actively supports GroupWise every single day for these customers. When it comes to GroupWise, there aren't many people that have made a career supporting it almost exclusively. Marvin has been working with GroupWise for over 20 years, has been through extensive training, has lectured about GroupWise migration strategies, and has been heavily involved with the GroupWise Beta Team for many of the recent GroupWise releases. When you work with Marvin Huffaker, you're working with one of the best in the industry!

May 2021

Best Practice Guide to Implementing Cloud Integrated Storage (CIS) on OES

By |2021-09-28T08:33:50-07:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Cloud Integrated Services (CIS) on OES Best Practice Guide CIS is a new service that became available with the release of OES 2018 SP1, I believe sometime in 2019. I started working with it shortly after it was released due to a large scale customer implementation. Since then I have worked with the product extensively as it has been developed and improved up until now (Currently working with OES 2018 SP2, with SP3 release right around the corner.) This [...]

April 2021

Obtaining GroupWise Cores on SLES 12 and SLES 15

By |2022-07-01T08:17:49-07:00April 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Obtaining GroupWise Cores on SLES 12 and SLES 15 When I first started moving GroupWise systems to SLES 12, I had a horrible time just configuring GroupWise to capture a core in the event of a crash. It took a long time to figure it out since it's not as automatic as on previous SLES versions.  I've also found similar challenges on SLES 15. I was finally able to compile a list of needed items to either try to prevent [...]

March 2021

GroupWise 18.3 Discussion and Best Practice Guide

By |2021-04-06T23:21:04-07:00March 15th, 2021|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise 18.3 Discussion and Best Practice Guide This document outlines some of the best practices I use in my day to day business installing, upgrading, migrating, and supporting GroupWise for customers throughout the United States and around the world. GroupWise 18.3 was released in December 2020 as a milestone feature release of GroupWise.  In addition to bug fixes and minor feature enhancements, GroupWise introduced two major new components to the product: GroupWise Web GroupWise WebAcess is now considered [...]

GroupWise 18.3 System Build Guide (SLES 15)

By |2022-06-28T14:13:30-07:00March 4th, 2021|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise 18.3 Quick Build Sheet (SLES 15) Here's a quick reference sheet for how I typically build a GroupWise server on Linux. My preference is to use SLES 15, and that is what I outline in this document. If you'd like to read my discussion regarding the various supported operating systems, click on my "GroupWise 18.3 Discussion and Best Practices" article. VMware Server Configuration Adapt as needed to hypervisor platforms. My preference is VMWare ESXi and anything [...]

January 2021

GroupWise Web 18.3 Best Practices

By |2022-07-18T22:18:56-07:00January 23rd, 2021|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise "GWWEB" 18.3 / 18.4 Best Practices GroupWise 18.4 Notice:  This document was initially written for GroupWise 18.3.   Due to certificate changes with GroupWise 18.4, it's very likely you will not be able to successfully implement GroupWise Web on GroupWise 18.4 with this guide alone. There are additional configurations and requirements that must be met. I hope to update this document soon, however, my workload has been very high and my time to write has been extremely limited. [...]

October 2020

GroupWise WebAccess 18.x Best Practices (Windows)

By |2021-03-04T00:03:38-07:00October 31st, 2020|GroupWise, Technical|

This post is still relevant for GroupWise 18 versions through 18.2.1, however with the release of GroupWise 18.3 in December 2020, the traditional GroupWise Web Access is no longer supported.  WebAccess has been replaced by a newly designed "GroupWise Web".  My post for the new GroupWise Web can be found here. GroupWise 18 WebAccess on Windows Server Here is a list of things required to get GroupWise WebAccess 18 running on a Windows Server. The architecture is different [...]

June 2018

Introducing the VIP Prepaid Services Block Packages

By |2018-06-06T02:47:19-07:00June 6th, 2018|Featured Offering|

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my updated and improved VIP Prepaid Services Block Hours packages. The VIP Prepaid Service Hours are a great way to retain consulting services when you need help on a regular basis without a monthly contract. This option eliminates the paperwork and billing hassles, so the focus and effort can be on your projects and support issues. Hot tip: Billing is easy. If you want to get started on your project quickly, you can buy [...]

Introducing the VIP GroupWise Annual Support Package

By |2018-06-06T00:42:20-07:00June 6th, 2018|Featured Offering|

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my new GroupWise Annual Support Package. Revised and updated to include new features and options for GroupWise 18 and beyond, it's an all inclusive offering that gives you unprecedented service and support for a fixed annual free. Plus, no overages and no surprise billing.  Check out the brochure for full details of this offering.

June 2014

Q3 2014 Server Baseline Updates

By |2016-12-22T14:36:22-07:00June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Major Patches Published through June 30, 2014. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This [...]

How to Login to GroupWise via IMAP Using a Trusted Application

By |2016-12-22T14:36:25-07:00June 15th, 2014|GroupWise, Technical|

If you ever find yourself attempting to troubleshoot GroupWise mailboxes using IMAP and Trusted Applications, you will soon find that it can be a cumbersome process. You will also find that it's very difficult to actually find information that tells you how do be successful in your Trusted App login. Why would you need this?  Well, in my case I was troubleshooting an issue with a customer that uses Baracuda Archiving for long term message storage. It was having issues [...]

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