1.2 Understand the Install/Upgrade Options

The NetWare server platform for OES Support Pack 2 is currently NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 6. For ease of reference, this guide uses the term “OES NetWare” to mean Open Enterprise Server SP2 running on the NetWare 6.5 SP6 platform.

Novell does not distinguish between a NetWare 6.5 Support Pack installation and the OES NetWare installation. NetWare 6.5 SP6 and OES SP2 on NetWare are the same product and use the same installation program and CD set. Installing OES SP2 on NetWare is the same as installing NetWare 6.5 with Support Pack 6. Applying the NetWare 6.5 SP6 update is the same as upgrading to OES SP2 for NetWare.

NOTE:The initial release of OES SP2 included NetWare 6.5 SP5. You should update your OES NetWare servers to SP6 to have the latest version of NetWare running in your OES SP2 network.

1.2.1 OES NetWare Deployment Options

OES NetWare provides a number of server deployment options. These options are summarized in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1 OES NetWare Server Deployment Options

Install/Upgrade Option

When to Use

Documentation

New installation of OES NetWare on standard hardware

You have new server-class PC hardware and you want to install OES NetWare on it for the first time.

Section 2.0, Installing OES NetWare

Unattended installation of OES NetWare

You want to run an unattended or “silent” installation of OES NetWare using a response file.

OES NetWare Response File Installation Guide

In-place upgrade of existing NetWare server to OES NetWare

You have an existing NetWare 5 or later server and you want to upgrade it to OES NetWare locally, from the server itself.

Section 3.0, Upgrading to OES NetWare

Remote upgrade of existing NetWare server to OES NetWare

You have an existing NetWare 5 or later server and you want to upgrade it to OES NetWare remotely, through Novell Deployment Manager or iManager.

Section 3.0, Upgrading to OES NetWare

Unattended upgrade of existing NetWare server to OES NetWare

You have an existing NetWare 5 or later server and you want to run an unattended or “silent” upgrade to OES NetWare using a response file.

OES for NetWare Response File Installation Guide

New installation of OES NetWare on a VMware Virtual Machine

You have a VMware server and you want to install OES NetWare on it as a guest operating system.

Section 6.0, Installing OES NetWare on VMware

1.2.2 Server Migration Tools

Novell also offers server migration and consolidation tools to assist you in moving valuable data from older servers to new OES servers. For more information, see System Preparation and Deployment Tools in the OES Coexistence and Migration Guide and the Novell Server Consolidation and Migration Toolkit Administration Guide.

1.2.3 Product-Specific Notes

As you install or upgrade to NetWare 6.5 SP6 with various add-on products and services, you should be aware of the product-specific issues described in this section.

Novell iManager

When you install a new NetWare 6.5 SP6 server and choose to install Novell iManager, the version installed is iManager 2.6. This is the latest cross-platform version of iManager which allows you to manage both OES NetWare and OES Linux servers.

If you are upgrading an existing NetWare 6.5 server to SP6 and the server has iManager 2.5 installed, the version is automatically updated to iManager 2.6.

If you are upgrading an existing NetWare 6.5 server to SP6 and the server has iManager 2.0.2 installed, the version of iManager is not updated. This preserves the user password self-management capability for Virtual Office 1.0. (For information about other changes in iManager since version 2.0.2, see the Novell iManager 2.6 Administration Guide.)

If you want to upgrade iManager 2.0.2 to iManager 2.6, do a product install of iManager 2.6 using the Netware 6.5 SP6 overlay CDs after you have applied the SP6 updates in NWCONFIG.

Virtual Office

Virtual Office was not included in the initial release of OES SP2 (NetWare 6.5 SP5), but it is included in NetWare 6.5 SP6.

NOTE:If you are still on NetWare 6.5 SP5 and you want to use the SP5 overlay CDs to upgrade an OES NetWare server with Virtual Office installed, the existing Virtual Office installation will continue to run. If you are creating a new NetWare 6.5 SP5 server and want to install Virtual Office, install it using the OES SP1 CDs, then update or patch the server to OES SP2. The OES SP1 CD images are available on the Novell Support Web site.

In OES SP1 (NetWare 6.5 SP4), the administration interface for Virtual Office was removed from iManager and incorporated into Virtual Office 1.5 and later. You can install Virtual Office 1.5 or 1.6 on a NetWare 6.5 SP3 (non-OES) server. However, if you are still using iManager 2.0.2, the Virtual Office plug-ins are disabled. When you upgrade a previous installation of Virtual Office to Virtual Office 1.5 or 1.6, the Virtual Office install migrates configuration settings for virtual teams and other services. Bookmarks are not migrated. For more information, see the Novell Open Enterprise Server Virtual Office Configuration Guide.

QuickFinder Server

The Novell QuickFinder™ Server replaces the NetWare Web Search Server. QuickFinder Server is a Web and file system search engine that includes several new and enhanced features. If you install QuickFinder Server on an existing NetWare server with Web Search Server installed, the QuickFinder install recognizes the older installation and migrates the configuration settings and indexes that QuickFinder uses. However, you must regenerate the old indexes before they can be searched. For more information, see the QuickFinder Server 4.2 Administration Guide.

NOTE:If you install or upgrade QuickFinder Server using the NetWare 6.5 SP6 installation program, the QuickFinder software is reported as version 4.2. However, the welcome pages for QuickFinder and other references continue to refer to it as version 4.0.

Recommended Method of Updating Installed Products

If you are upgrading from NetWare 6.5 FCS or later, Novell recommends that you run NWCONFIG and use Product Options to apply the SP6 updates from the update CD. This method upgrades QuickFinder to version 4.2. It also detects the version of iManager and applies either iManager 2.0.2 or iManager 2.6 updates as required.

Before upgrading from NetWare 5.1 or NetWare 6.0 using the overlay CDs, you should back up any server configuration files that you have customized. After the upgrade, you can restore the customized files if necessary.

Removed Products

You should be aware that in OES NetWare, the following components have been removed and can no longer be selected for installation:

  • Novell Nsure Audit Starter Pack Server (removed in NetWare 6.5 SP6)

    The pattern install for Novell Nsure Audit Starter Pack Server has been removed.

  • Novell Nterprise™ Branch Office™ Rsync Server (removed in NetWare 6.5 SP4)

    The pattern install for the Nterprise Branch Office - Central Office Server has been removed. You can upgrade an existing NBO Central Office Server, but you cannot install a new one.

  • Novell Nsure® UDDI Server (removed in NetWare 6.5 SP4)

    In previous versions of NetWare 6.5, this component was installed with the exteNd™ J2EE Web Application Server, Apache/Tomcat Server, and Novell Nsure Audit Starter Pack Server patterns. Only the UDDI Server component has been removed; the three server patterns remain available except in NetWare 6.5 SP6, in which the Nsure Audit Server pattern was removed.

Unless otherwise noted, all other previously available products and functionality of NetWare 6.5 continues to be available in OES NetWare.