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Monitoring Groupwise

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I have a remote client I am currently supporting.  I have had a couple of issues with Groupwise freezing up.  Usualy GWIA is the culprit.  

Is there a way to monitor the GWIA, MTA and PostOffice and notify me if there is a problem.  I am currently setting up Nagios to monitor the servers.  Can this be configured to monitor GroupWise?  

I appreciate any suggestins.

Greg
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What version/SP of GroupWise, on what platform?
I believe Nagios can handle SNMP trapping, so you might want to look into the SNMP options for GroupWise agents.

If you just want to be sure GWIA hasn't locked up or crashed, you could even use a simple script file on a remote computer that pages you if it can't make an SMTP connection, for example. (Yet another opportunity for me to plug AutoIt3, an excellent freeware scripting package for Windows...)

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They are running Groupwise 6.5 on a Novell 6.5 server.  

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Hi,

At this moment we just migrated from a GroupWise 6.5 mailsystem to Micosoft Exchange 2003, but until now we used GWMonitor to monitor our GroupWise-system (http://www.novell.com/documentation/gw6/index.html?page=/documentation/gw6/gw6_admin/data/a7q51ga.html)
It runs on a Windows XP-machine and is easy to setup.

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PBertin, sorry to hear you had to downgrade...

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Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into the SNMP monitoring and the GWMonitor.  Thanks for the assistance.
Bradley FoxLAN/WAN Systems Administrator
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GWIA is always the culprit!  I had to apply SP6 to stop my GWIA issues, but I run GW under Winblows...I may hate MS but I hate Novell more! (with the exception of Groupwise, I love Groupwise!!)

I am also sorry to hear about the downgrade PBertin
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