Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 SP1 includes enhanced and updated services for Linux that were traditionally only on NetWare.
Managing the services after they are installed is very similar to managing them on NetWare. On the other hand, installing them is quite different.
Novell recommends that you install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and OES at the same time, and also patch SLES and OES at the same time. Update the system with all of the SLES 11 SP2 patches as documented in the “YaST Online Update” section in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 Administration Guide.
If you do install OES after you install SLES, Novell recommends that you patch both SLES and OES before you start the OES configuration.