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Getting Ahead: Migrating from NetWare to OES



June 14, 2007 1:38 am

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Getting Ahead: Migrating from NetWare to OES
by Ken Baker
Novell Connection Magazine – Q2 2007

Here’s an excerpt:

When it comes to discovering the key to a successful migration, it’s not likely that experts in the IT realm will turn to the 19th Century children’s classic, Alice in Wonderland. Regardless of how unlikely, that migration key reveals itself on the story’s pages when a confused and lost Alice asks the Cheshire cat for directions. The cat responds, “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” When Alice says she doesn’t really care where she goes, the mischievous cat answers, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

Although Novell Senior Product Manager, Jason Williams, never once referenced the children’s story in his BrainShare presentation on migrating from NetWare to Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 on Linux, he certainly echoed the Cheshire cat’s words when emphatically declaring, “The key to a successful migration is to know where you are and where you want to go. In other words, before you start, you have to actually plan your migration.” Some of the issues influencing your destination—issues Williams recommends you consider when planning a NetWare to Novell Open Enterprise Server migration—include:

  • Migration or Consolidation
  • Physical to Physical or Physical to Virtual
  • Directory Concerns
  • Clustering
  • Linux Considerations
  • Migration Tools.

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