2.1 Server Platforms

You can deploy OES services on either OES NetWare® (NetWare 6.5 SP3 or later) or SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9) server. You can choose to install OES on a new server or upgrade an existing NetWare 6.5 or SLES 9 server to run OES services. The OES install automatically upgrades NetWare 6.5 with Support Pack 4 and SLES 9 with Support Pack 2 if the Support Packs were not previously installed.

As stated in Figure 2-2, each platform offers unique strengths. Novell OES offers a range of reliable, proven network services.

Figure 2-2 OES Server Platforms

OES server platforms include NetWare and SLES 9.

IMPORTANT:The OES documentation set includes the SLES 9 Administration Guide , which contains valuable information regarding SLES 9 and its standard services. The OES Documentation Web site contains links to much of the information in the SLES 9 guide.

Be aware that some instructions in the SLES 9 guide, such as the installation sections, are for installing and running a standard SLES 9 server but not for installing a SLES 9 server and running OES services.

You should always consult the information in the OES manuals and guides first when working with OES services on SLES 9.