OES 2 SP3: Getting Started with OES 2 and Virtualized NetWare

In Novell® Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 SP2 and earlier, this guide was entitled the OES Lab Guide.

Starting with OES 2 SP3, the title has changed to better reflect the purposes explained below and documented in the following sections:

To install OES 2 SP3 in a getting-started lab prior to installing it in a production environment, we recommend using the following documentation.

Guide Purposes

This guide is designed to help you with your transition from NetWare® to OES 2 by helping you to get acquainted with basic OES services.

The information and instructions it contains help you to do the following:

Work through the Guide Sequentially

The sections in this guide are designed to be accessed sequentially, thus guiding you through the main tasks of setting up an OES 2 environment that you can then explore further as desired.

If You Want to Use This Guide as a Reference

If you want to install additional OES 2 servers, create a different tree structure than the one specified in this guide, or diverge from the instructions presented, you can still use these instructions as a basic outline for setting up OES 2 services in a getting-started lab environment. However, be aware that any divergence from the instructions presented or the order they are presented in, can cause ripple effects through the rest of the guide. If you need to diverge, refer to the information found in the following guides for assistance:


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