We have 100 users on GW 6.5 running on a NetWare 6.5sp7 cluster. We are moving the cluster, and all resources to OES2 Linux running within an ESX 4 environment. Our GW is a single domain, single post-office installation. What is the best path to upgrade to GW 8?
1) Upgrade current installation to GW8/Netware then do a Novell Migration to GW8/OES2 Linux?
2) Upgrade current installation to GW7/Netware then do a Novell Migration to GW8/OES2 Linux?
3) Create GW8/OES2 Linux new domain/new post office then move users from GW6.5 to GW8?
4) Create a best practice GW8/OES2 Linux installation with primary and secondary domains, one post office then move users from GW6.5 to GW8?

All instances will be in same eDir tree.

Of course, if there is an option I left out, don't hesitate to include.

Thanks,

Bart