5.1 Installing OES 11 SP2 on Physical Servers

The OES 11 SP2 installation leverages the SUSE Linux YaST graphical user interface. You can install OES 11 SP2 services on an existing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 server, or you can install both OES 11 SP2 and SLES 11 SP3 at the same time, making the installation of SLES 11 and OES 11 services a seamless process.

To ensure a successful installation:

  1. Read and follow all instructions in the OES 11 SP2: Readme.

  2. Carefully follow the instructions in the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide, especially those found in

  3. Make sure you always download the latest patches as part of the Customer Center configuration during the install. This ensures the most stable configuration and installation process and prevents some issues that are documented in the product Readme.

  4. After updating the server, you are prompted for the root password.

    This happens because the server reboots as part of the update process and the root password is no longer in memory.

  5. During the installation, you have the option to disable each service for later configuration. However, we recommend that you configure all services at install time simply because the process is more streamlined.

    For more information on configuring services later, see Installing or Configuring OES 11 SP2 on an Existing Server in the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide.

5.1.1 What's Next

After installing OES 11 SP2 and before starting to use your new server, be sure to review the information in Section 6.0, Caveats for Implementing OES 11 SP2 Services.

The various service sections in this guide contain information about completing your OES 11 SP2 services implementation. See the sections for the services you have installed, beginning with Section 11.0, Managing OES 11 SP2.