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 obsolete. It has been replaced by GroupWise Web. which is a web application built from the ground up that utilizes Docker containers instead of Apache/Tomcat.  For my best practice guide to GroupWise Web, click on this link.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
    GroupWise 18.3 supports Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) through a NetIQ Advanced Authentication server. You may be very interested in setting this up and have no idea where to start. Refer to my GroupWise MFA Guide for details (Coming Soon).
I just started writing this in March 2021. If you're reading it and it seems incomplete, it's because it's a work in process. Feel free to email me from my Contact Page if you have specific questions or would like to add points or counter arguments to any of my discussions.

GroupWise 18.3 Server Build

If you'd like to see how I typically build the operating system for a GroupWise server, check out my articles below:

SLES 15:  "GroupWise 18.3 System Build Guide for SLES 15".