2.1 Meet All Server Software and Hardware Requirements

Before installing OES Linux, ensure that your system meets the following requirements.

2.1.1 Server Software

As part of the OES Linux installation, you will install SUSEĀ® Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP3.

2.1.2 Server Hardware

Table 2-1 Server Hardware Requirements

System Component

Minimum Requirements

Recommended Requirements


Server-class computer with Pentium* II or AMD* K7 450 MHz processor

Server-class computer with Pentium III, Pentium III Xeon*, Pentium 4, Intel* Xeon 700 MHz, AMD K8 CPUs (Athlon64 and Opteron), Intel EM64T or higher processor.

NOTE:OES runs in 32-bit mode only.


512 MB of RAM

1 GB of RAM

Free Disk Space

6 GB of available, unpartitioned disk space

10 GB of available, unpartitioned disk space. Additional disk space might be required depending on which OES components are selected and how they are used.

CD-ROM Drive

4X CD-ROM drive

48X CD-ROM drive

Hard Drive

20 GB

Network Board

Ethernet 100 Mbps

IP address

  • One IP Addresses on a subnet

    If installing Novell iFolderĀ®, you need an additional IP address. iFolder requires a separate IP address on Linux.

  • Subnet mask

  • Default gateway



USB or PS/2

Server computer BIOS

If doing a CD-ROM installation, prepare the BIOS on your server computer so that it boots from the CD-ROM drive first.

NOTE:The RAM and disk space amounts shown here are for system components only. The OES Linux service components you install might require additional RAM and disk space.

Be sure to complete the planning instructions found in the Novell OES SP2 Planning and Implementation Guide for each component you install. During that planning process, you are instructed to record and track the additional RAM and disk space you need on the worksheet.