OES 11 SP3: Readme

Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP3 delivers all the enterprise-class networking, file, and print services that enterprises have relied on for years. OES 11 SP3 is now on the most advanced Linux platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4, which provides valuable benefits including power savings, virtualization, manageability, and interoperability.

By upgrading to Open Enterprise Server 11 SP3, you can now further streamline administration across the infrastructure by consolidating on one platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4, without the cost and risk of migrating to Windows.

This Readme focuses on issues and information that are specific to the OES 11 SP3 release.

For access to the entire OES 11 SP3 documentation set, see the OES 11 SP3 documentation web site.

Before installing this release, be sure to review the known issues in this guide. For known issues in this release, see Service Issues.


  • The following products have entered extended support: NetWare 6.5 on March 7, 2010 and OES 2 SP3 on July 31, 2013. For more information, see the information on the Novell Support Site.

  • Beginning with OES 11 SP2, no further enhancements are planned for the following technologies: Archive and Version Services, iFolder, NetStorage, and QuickFinder. For more information, see the Notice about certain OES services.

For NetWare documentation, see the NetWare 6.5 SP8 Online Documentation web site. For OES 2 SP3 documentation, see the OES 2 SP3 Online Documentation web site.