6.1 Installing OES 2

The OES 2 installation leverages the SUSE Linux YaST graphical user interface. You can install OES 2 services on an existing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 server, or you can install both OES 2 and SLES 10 at the same time, making the installation of SLES 10 and OES 2 services a seamless process.

To ensure a successful installation:

  1. Read and follow all instructions in the OES 2 Readme.

  2. Carefully follow the instructions in the OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide, especially those found in

  3. Make sure you always download the latest patches as part of the Customer Center configuration during the install. This ensures the most stable configuration and installation process and prevents some issues that are documented in the product Readme.

  4. After updating the server, red text appears under the CA Management section, indicating that the CA must be configured before proceeding.

    This happens because the server reboots as part of the upgrade process and the root password is no longer in memory.

    Click CA Management, type and confirm the root password in the indicated fields, then click Next. The installation proceeds.

  5. During the installation, you have the option to disable each service for later configuration. However, we recommend that you configure all services at install time simply because the process is more streamlined.

    For more information on configuring services later, see Installing or Configuring OES 2 SP3 on an Existing Server in the OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide.

6.1.1 What's Next

After installing OES 2 and before starting to use your new OES 2 server, be sure to review the information in Section 7.0, Caveats for Implementing OES 2 Services.

The various service sections in this guide contain information about completing your OES 2 services implementation. See the sections for the services you have installed, beginning with Section 12.0, Managing OES 2.