If you already have OES 11 SP2 ISO image files, skip to Section 4.5.2, Preparing the Installation Media.
If you have OES 11 SP2 product media (CDs and DVDs), skip to Section 4.4.3, Installing OES 11 for Evaluation Purposes.
To download ISO image files from the Web:
If you don’t already have a Novell account, register for one on the Web.
Access the Novell Downloads Web page.
Do a keyword search for.
Click thebutton (upper right corner of the first table).
If you are prompted to log in, type your> and , then click .
Accept the(required for first downloads only) and answer the survey questions about your download (optional).
Print the download page. You need the listed MD5 verification numbers to verify your downloads.
Scroll down to thesection and click the link.
Print the Download Instructions page for future reference.
Use the information on the Download Instructions page to decide which files you need to download for the platforms you plan to evaluate, then mark them on the MD5 verification list on the page you printed in Step 7.
On the download page, start downloading the files you need by clicking thebutton for each file.
If you have purchased OES 11 SP2 previously and received your OES 11 and SLES 11 activation codes, skip to Step 15.
Otherwise, in thesection, click the link in the paragraph.
60-day evaluation codes are sent in separate e-mail messages to the e-mail address associated with your Novell account.
Access your e-mail account and print the messages or write down the activation codes.
Both the OES 11 and the SLES 11 codes are required for product registration and downloading software updates.
Clickto return to the download page.
In the download table at the top of the page, click the> link at the end of the list of files to download.
Although you might have printed this file earlier, the online version is required for the steps that follow.
Scroll past the download decision tables; while you wait for the downloads, read through the brief installation instructions, clicking the links for more information.
Verify the integrity of each downloaded file by running an MD5-based checksum utility on it and comparing the values against the list you printed in Step 15.
For example, on a Linux system you can enter the following command:
where filename is the name of the .iso file you are verifying.
For a Windows system, you need to obtain a Windows-compatible MD5-based checksum utility from the Web and follow its usage instructions.
IMPORTANT:If you have downloaded .iso image files from the Web, it is critical that you verify the integrity of each file as explained in Step 17. Failure to verify file integrity can result in failed installations, especially in errors that report missing files.
After purchasing Open Enterprise Server, use the instructions in OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide to enter the purchased activation codes that you received with your purchase. After logging in as root, complete the step where you enter the activation codes, replacing the evaluation codes with the purchased codes.