Groove Site Planning Conditions and Requirements


Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-04

The issues discussed in this chapter are intended to help you determine how to best deploy Groove software at your site so you can meet your current and foreseeable collaboration needs. Some of the topics addressed are especially relevant if you are considering incorporating onsite Groove servers into your managed Groove environment. Others, such as Network Planning and Capacity Planning, provide applicable information, regardless of your Groove management context.

Successful deployment involves understanding basic Groove requirements and assessing the network management requirements of your site. Key questions to consider include:

  • How does Groove affect your network? How does Groove interact with proxies, firewalls, and other similar devices on your network, what network port requirements does Groove have, and how does Groove affect network bandwidth? See Network Planning for Groove for some answers.

  • How many Groove users do you need to support and what hardware will you need to manage them? See Capacity Planning for Groove for a discussion of these issues.

  • What emergency outages can you anticipate and prepare for? What system failover measures are already in-place? See Failure Contingencies and Disaster Recovery for Groove for a discussion of emergency preparedness.

Each company contends with unique administrative, technical, and environmental issues in setting up and maintaining its communications network, but the general conditions discussed here are likely to arise at any site. This section addresses important decision points.

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