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Why Now is the Time to Upgrade to Novell Open Enterprise Server

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Fast Track: Bundled Offerings of Essential Services

This bundle of integrated services is designed to help you make the move from NetWare to Open Enterprise Server. Based on best practices and world-class support, this offering will help you upgrade successfully and ensure that you have all the skills you will need to administer the Open Enterprise Server environment.

This offer includes:

  • A technical assessment
  • A high-level design and upgrade plan, including related documentation
  • Five consecutive days (including travel expenses) of predefined, on-site consulting delivered by Novell Professional Services or a qualified Novell partner
  • Three one-year subscriptions to the End-user Computing On-demand Web-based training course library

Depending upon the edition purchased, this offer can also include:

  • Two Scheduled Standard calls or two Service Requests (Standard Edition)
  • Or, two four-hour blocks of Scheduled Standby support if you are current with maintenance (Enterprise Edition)

For more details, see Fast Track on the Web

On-demand Training: Bridging NetWare Skills to Novell Open Enterprise Server 2

If you're an experienced NetWare engineer, this course will reintroduce you to the skills you already have that can help you administer Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 services running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. You will find that many of your existing NetWare server managements skills, in areas such as Novell Storage Services and iPrint, will transfer seamlessly to Novell Open Enterprise Server on Linux.

In addition to the management tools, this course discusses command line equivalents so you can quickly reference how NetWare command line tasks are done on a Linux server.

Course objectives include:

  • Describe the role and function of Open Enterprise Server 2
  • Become familiar with Linux
  • Complete NetWare server tasks on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Prepare SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for Open Enterprise Server 2
  • Install Open Enterprise Server 2 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Use Open Enterprise Server 2 management tools
  • Use Open Enterprise Server 2 migration tools

For video demonstrations and labs, see the "Tell Me" and "Show Me" steps at Bridging NetWare Skills to Open Enterprise Server 2

Novell Upgrade Advisor

This new offering allows you to get targeted, premium support from a designated Novell Advantage Support Engineer for the critical task of upgrading NetWare servers to Novell Open Enterprise Server - at a fraction of the cost of an Advantage Support Engineer contract. This offering, also available through Novell partners and with regular program discounts, such as MLA and VLA, includes:

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  • A single point-of-contact for all service requests pertaining to upgrades from NetWare to Open Enterprise Server. (Currently, Advantage Support Engineer contracts start at $60,000 or with high levels of maintenance, making this offer a great deal.)
  • An introductory environmental interview and assessment by the Advantage Support Engineer
  • Sold through Deal Registration System, and program discounts, such as MLA and VLA, apply to this offering.
  • 90 days of Advantage Support for 10 upgrade-related service requests

See our Services Flyer on Novell Upgrade Advisor for more details

Move IT Upgrade Pricing Promotion: If you move now, you will save big!

With significant discounts on the upgrade price of Novell Open Enterprise Server, there is simply no reason to deny your organization the latest and greatest solutions for workgroup productivity. If you upgrade now, you can take advantage of a 33 percent license discount when upgrading:

  • Save $31 per user
  • 1. One License + Priority Maintenance = $113
  • 2. One License + Standard Maintenance = $109
  • Available to Open Enterprise Server 1 or NetWare customers without maintenance
  • Discount applies when purchasing license + maintenance
  • Novell Open Workgroup Suite customers are not eligible, but can take advantage of a similar discount on Novell Open Workgroup Suite upgrades

To learn more about available upgrade promotions, go to our "Upgrade Now" promotional Web site


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