Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 provides the option of updating an existing system to the new version without completely reinstalling it. No new installation is needed. Existing data such as home directories and system configuration is kept intact. During the life cycle of the product, you can apply Service Packs to increase system security and correct software defects.
NOTE:To upgrade an OES 2 VM guest running on Xen, see the additional instructions and information in Section 10.5, Upgrading an OES 2 VM Guest to OES 2 SP3.