2.3 What’s New (OES 11 SP1)

The DNS and DHCP Services in OES 11 SP1 have been modified to run on 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2. In addition to bug fixes, the following enhancements are available:

Path Change for dhcpd.pid

In OES 11, the DHCP process ID is located in /var/run/dhcpd.pid.

In OES 11 SP1, the DHCP process ID is located in /var/lib/dhcp/var/run/dhcpd.pid. The path for dhcpd.pid was changed because the /opt/novell/dhcp/bin/cluster_dhcpd.sh script was modified to support DHCP-4.2.3-P2 in SLES 11 SP2. To improve security, SLES 11 SP2 included a security update that enables dhcpd to run in a chroot environment. For information about this security update, see “The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Version” in the SLES 11 Administration Guide.

The cluster_dhcpd.sh script was modified to alter the location of the dhcpd.pid file to /var/lib/dhcp/var/run, and set the ownership of the path to the dhcp user instead of the root user.

If you use DHCP in a cluster with Novell Cluster Services, you must manually modify the path for the dhcpd.pid file in the unload script for the DHCP resource. This allows the process to be gracefully unloaded from a node when the DHCP cluster resource fails over to a different node. For information on how to modify the path, see “Changing the Path for dhcpd.pid”.

Support for Chinese Characters in Resource Record Names

Beginning in OES 11 SP1, the Java Console supports resource record names specified in the Chinese language. You can now specify resource record names with a combination of English, Chinese, and numeric characters. You can specify a maximum of three Chinese characters during resource record creation.