ovell is all about Making IT Work As One, and although the tagline is new the philosophy has been consistent ever since I joined the company (ten years ago!).
For that reason any serious Novell solution demo has to contain some Windows servers and workstations alongside the Novell SLES/SLED machines, so that we can demonstrate our support for heterogeneous systems. The Novell Utopia Demo System contains around twenty VMware virtual machines, and about half of those run a Microsoft operating system.
But wait... Novell can't legally distribute Windows code to non-employees, so how can we share the Utopia system with our Partner community in a compliant way?
The answer is "Partner Tools": a unique methodology created by our own Kevin Smith. To show you how Partner Tools work Bernd Greber has created a Flash tutorial based on the same content we used recently in our session at BrainShare.
See how easy it is to use Partner Tools to build the Windows pieces of Utopia demos using your own media and licences, so that they can immediately be plugged into the Linux components that we provide, giving partners a fully working Utopia demo, with no 3rd-party licensing issues.
Watch the Utopia Partner Tools demo
Learn more about Novell Demos available to Partners
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.