If you want to evaluate OES prior to purchasing it, skip to the next section, Evaluating OES 2 Software.
If you have decided to purchase OES 2, visit the Novell How to Buy OES 2 Web page.
When you purchase OES 2, you receive two activation codes for OES 2 (one for OES 2 services and one for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10). Both codes are required for registering an OES 2 system in the Novell Customer Center. After it is registered, your server can receive online updates, including the latest support pack.
As part of the purchase process, it is important that you understand the OES 2 licensing model. For a brief description, see Section 5.5, Licensing.
After completing your purchase, the installation process goes more smoothly if you understand your installation options. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to review the information in Section 4.11, Understand Your Installation Options and then skip to Section 6.0, Installing OES 2.