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NetWare 6.5 Web Components Part 1: Fresh Install

Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 6 Aug 2003

This is the first installment of the long-awaited sequel to Joe Harmon's training series on NetWare 6.0 Web Infrastructure. That series was so popular with readers, Joe agreed to create a new series to help you get acquainted with the brand-new NetWare 6.5. Joe Harmon is part of Novell's Web Services Support team, so this is kind of an experimental approach to "proactive" support that is offered before you encounter a problem. We'd like to keep Joe's managers happy so they keep letting him work on these, so please take a minute to fill out this survey when you're done reading this installment.

Here at Novell we are trying to cater to the needs of the customer and their Nterprise. We know that you are under constant pressure to Nsure the security of your network to all of your internal and external customers. We know that budgets are getting tighter than ever. We know that the "rip and replace" scenario is not the solution that any company is looking for. So in order to meet your needs, Novell has created the OneNet vision. In this vision, four major developments have come into the industry which allow you to:

  • Properly construct your Nterprise by adding Novell solutions where they are needed, as well as enhancing and condensing existing services to help reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
  • Nsure that you can provide the maximum services in the securest environment through Secure Identity Management on eDirectory backbone allowing you to control, modify, create, link, condense, your users, objects, devices, information, services, and much much more?
  • Provide the ability to exteNd your Nterprise over the ever growing network of the World Wide Web, introducing the latest technologies to get the most out of your services and information.
  • Last but not least, allow you to Ngage some of the best minds at Novell through Novell Consulting and Novell Support. Thus receiving the best practices and specialized help needed for your situation.

Purpose of this book (note by the author)

Over the years I have seen the need to create documents that provide a combination of deployment guides, quick starts, TID's (Technical Information Documents), documentation and troubleshooting information. This need has evolved into creating this document. The purpose of this document is to help you understand, install, and configure the most common Web components with NetWare 6.5. My hope and desire is that you will better understand what Novell has to offer, and to give you the tools and information necessary to make your life a little easier during this process. This document is not going to be a description of how every feature works within a product. If this is what you are looking for then you will need to go to

Table of Contents

Building your Nterprise - Cross-platform services and management
  • Fresh Install of NetWare 6.5
  • Upgrade and Migration Preparation
  • DNS Resolution
  • Building your Nterprise

    What you need to ask yourself before building your Nterprise.

    Some of the first questions that we should ask ourselves are as follows:

    • What are the different paths to getting to NetWare 6.5?
      • Fresh Install
      • Upgrade
      • Migration

      Let's break these down even further:

      • Fresh Install - When would I choose a fresh install and why?

        • How much data needs to be migrated? - In some instances a customer may only have a few Web pages on an old Web server that can just be copied over once the new server is built. It is my considered opinion that if there is not a large amount of data (in the form of files, directories, etc, not data from eDirectory) then why should you do an upgrade or migration.
      • Who is going to need access to this service?
        • Employee
        • Group of users
        • Customer
        • Partner
        • Business
        • Administrator
        • Active Directory Users
        • Sun One Users
      • Where are they going to need access to this service?
        • Internal Only
        • External Only
        • Both internal and external
        • When are they going to need access to this service?
        • Restricted by day and/or time
        • 24 x 7
      • How are they going to access this service?
        • Fat Client
        • No Client
        • Linux
        • Solaris
        • Windows
        • Mac
        • PDA
      • Do I have a Web page or some other existing Web content?


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