How to start GroupWise agents manually

  • 7015275
  • 24-Jun-2014
  • 30-Apr-2019

Environment

Novell GroupWise 2014
Novell GroupWise 2012
Novell GroupWise 8

Situation

How to start up GroupWise agents manually

Resolution

To start the GroupWise Agents in user interface or show mode, follow the steps below:
Note: Verify you are in a GUI session (VNC or the server's GUI screen) for the console to display.

For Linux servers:
  1. From a terminal window, enter the following command:
    cd /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/bin

  2. Display the contents of the share directory:
    ls ../share

    Note: This displays a list of GroupWise agent startup files among other configuration files. Make note of the agent file you are wanting to start manually. Note the following naming sequence, for your information:
    • MTA startup files are <DomName>.mta
    • POA startup files are <POName>.poa
    • GWIA default is gwia.cfg

  3. Start the agent manually from the terminal window:
    Note: Replace the filename after @ with the startup file determined from Step 2.
    • To start the MTA, please enter the following:
      ./gwmta @/groupwise/<domainname>/mta.cfg --show &
    • To start the POA, please enter the following:
      ./gwpoa @/groupwise/<postofficename>/poa.cfg --show &
    • To start the GWIA, please enter the following:
      ./gwia @/groupwise/<domainname>/wpgate/gwia/gwia.cfg --show &

      Note: The default log directory for the agents will be /var/log/novell/groupwise/<startupAgentFileName> unless otherwise specified in the startup configuration file with the --log switch.


For Windows servers:

  1. Open a Command Prompt window as Administrator and enter the following command:
    cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\GroupWise Server\Agents"
    OR
    cd "C:\Program Files\Novell\GroupWise Server\Agents"


    Note: This is the default install path for GroupWise server software.

  2. Display the available agent startup files:
    dir *.mta *.poa

  3. Start the agent manually from the command prompt window:
    Note: Replace the filename after @ with the startup file determined from Step 2.
    • To start the MTA, please enter the following:
      gwmta.exe @domain.mta &
    • To start the POA, please enter the following:
      gwpoa.exe @post_office.poa &
    • To start the GWIA, navigate to the GWIA directory instead of the Agents directory, then start the agent:
      cd ../GWIA
      gwia.exe @gwia.cfg

Additional Information

For a complete list of Startup Switches, see Using POA Startup Switches.

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