You want to get on the latest software to get the best support and latest features - but what about all the time it takes to do the upgrade? Novell just made it simpler by providing an automated upgrade mechanism to get your OES2 64bit servers upgraded in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
The process is simple -
Setup a network install source for your servers that contains the OES11 / SLES files, along with a couple other pre-configured files the automated ugprade will use.
Before you down your server to be upgraded, run a script that will ask for your eDirectory password. This will encrypt the password making it available for the automated upgrade.
Next, reboot the server and start the upgrade, pointing the server to the installation source and configuration files. That's it.
Repeat the last two steps for all other servers on your network.
OES11 is ready for you...it's time to upgrade!
For more information see - http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes11/inst_oes...
Download the software package and read the install instructions at
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.