OES 2 SP3: Getting Started with OES and Virtualized NetWare

Most organizations test new products in a lab setting prior to making them available for general use.

This guide is designed to help you set up a Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 server in a lab environment, using a specific and simplified configuration. The configuration is limited in scope and is meant only to acquaint you with OES 2 and provide exposure to the Novell products it contains.

To help you with your transition from NetWare® to Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 (OES 2 SP2), this guide also includes instructions for setting up a NetWare 6.5 SP8 virtual machine running on an OES 2 SP2 host server.

Guide Purposes

The instructions in this guide will help you do the following:

About the Information Flow in This Guide

The sections in this guide are designed to be accessed sequentially, guiding you through the main tasks of setting up an OES 2 exploration lab:

  1. Installing OES 2 and virtualized NetWare servers in the lab.

  2. Setting up the eDirectory infrastructure: User objects, Group objects, passwords, etc.

  3. Reviewing the services featured in the guide and performing all additional setup tasks required for testing and exploring the features.

  4. Testing and exploring the features.

Using 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 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:

Where is Novell Samba?

The Novell Samba service available in previous versions of OES is still available. However, because it cannot run on the same server as Novell CIFS, instructions for installing and configuring a Samba service have been removed from this guide.

If you are interested in experimenting with the Novell Samba, refer to the Lab Guide distributed with the initial release of OES 2 and available from the Previous Releases page on the OES 2 documentation Web site.


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