3.11 Understand Your Installation Options

Before installing OES, you should be aware of the information in the following sections:

3.11.1 OES 11 SP2 Installation Overview

The software and network preparation processes required to install OES 11 SP2 are outlined in Figure 3-1.

NOTE:Section 4.0, Getting and Preparing OES 11 SP2 Software contains instructions for obtaining the ISO image files referred to in the following illustration.

Figure 3-1 OES 11 SP2 Install Preparation

For detailed instructions, see Setting Up a Network Installation Source in the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide.

3.11.2 About Your Installation Options

As illustrated in the previous section, OES 11 SP2 lets you install from either physical media or from files on the network.

OES 11 SP2 Options

OES 11 SP2 includes numerous installation options as documented in the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide.

Virtual Machine Installation Options

Virtual machine installations offer additional options. For more information, see

3.11.3 Use Predefined Server Types (Patterns) When Possible

OES 11 SP2 includes predefined server installation options that install only the components required to provide a specific set of network services. These server types are called patterns.

For example, if you want to install an OES 11 SP2 server that provides enterprise level print services, you should select the Novell iPrint Server pattern during the installation.

You should always choose a predefined server type if one fits the intended purpose of your server. If not, you can choose to install a customized OES 11 SP2 server with only the service components you need.

More information about server patterns is available in OES Services Pattern Descriptions in the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide

3.11.4 If You Want to Get Acquainted with SP2 First

Many administrators prefer to install products on and experiment on a smaller scale prior to formal deployment feasibility testing. The OES 11 SP2: Getting Started with OES 11 and Virtualized NetWare walks you through installing and exploring all the basic OES 11 SP2 services.