If you want to evaluate OES prior to purchasing it, skip to the next section, Evaluating OES 11 SP1 Software.
If you have decided to purchase OES 11 SP1, visit the Novell How to Buy OES 11 Web page.
When you purchase OES 11 SP1, you receive two activation codes for OES 11 SP1 (one for OES 11 services and one for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11). Both codes are required for registering an OES 11 SP1 system in the Novell Customer Center. After it is registered, your server can receive online updates, including the latest support pack.
As part of the purchase process, it is important that you understand the OES 11 SP1 licensing model. For a brief description, see Section 4.6, Licensing.
After completing your purchase, the installation process goes more smoothly if you understand your installation options. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to review the information in Section 3.11, Understand Your Installation Options and then skip to Section 5.0, Installing OES 11 SP1.