OES Coexistence and Migration Guide

This guide discusses coexistence and migration issues when dealing with Novell® Open Enterprise Server (OES) Support Pack 2 for the NetWare® 6.5 and SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 platforms. The guide is divided into the following sections:

This guide is designed as a companion to the Novell OES SP2 Planning and Implementation Guide, which helps network installers and administrators plan their deployment of OES.

Also included are links to the various OES product administration guides, which provide more detailed coexistence and migration information specific to individual products.

As you scope out your OES transition project, you might find that you require strategic or technical assistance beyond what can be provided in this guide. Novell offers a wide range of services—including enterprise-level consulting, training, education, certification, and technical support—to meet the needs of your organization. Visit the Novell Web site for information on how to engage Novell for assistance.


This guide is intended for network installers and administrators.


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Documentation Updates

For the most recent version of the OES Coexistence and Migration Guide, see the Novell Open Enterprise Server online documentation.

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