2.3 What’s New (OES 2 SP3 January 2013 Patches)

Upgrade to Novell iManager 2.7.6

The January 2013 Scheduled Maintenance for OES 2 SP3 includes a channel upgrade from Novell iManager 2.7.5 to Novell iManager 2.7.6.

Novell iManager 2.7.6 provides the following enhancements:

iManager documentation links in this guide have been updated to reflect this change.

iManager 2.7.6 documentation is available on the Web. For earlier iManager versions, see Previous Releases.

OES Client Services Support for Windows 8 and IE 10

In the January 2013 Scheduled Maintenance for OES 2 SP3, OES client services added support for user access from Windows 8 clients (excluding Windows 8 RT), with the exception of Domain Services for Windows (DSfW). DSfW was not tested with Windows 8 clients and does not support them.

Client applications are supported to run on Windows 8 clients in the desktop user interface view.

Web-based client access is supported for the Internet Explorer 10 Web browser in the desktop user interface view for Windows 7 clients and Windows 8 clients.

OES Client Services Do Not Support Windows Server 2012

In the January 2013 Scheduled Maintenance for OES 2 SP3, OES client services were not tested with Windows Server 2012 servers. Client access support for Windows Server 2012 is not planned for OES 2 SP3.

New Novell Cluster Services Plug-in for iManager 2.7.5 and Later

The Clusters plug-in for Novell iManager 2.7.5 or later supports the management of OES and NetWare clusters and resources. The availability of different cluster management features depends on the version of Novell Cluster Services and the server platform that are installed on the cluster being managed. A comparison of the old and new interface is available in What’s New (January 2013 Patches) in the OES 2 SP3: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.8 Administration Guide for Linux.