Many customers have told me that they love OES11 – and that it has been a great, stable release. Now with OES11Sp1 shipping, the hold-outs waiting for the first Support Pack can now deploy :).
OES11SP1 contains all your favorite Novell File and Print services – now updated on the SLES11SP2 platform.
With SP1 we have added several new features such as an Integrated OES/SLES installation DVD, FTP remote home directories, updated eDirectory performance and debugging tools, and a DSFW express installation.
In addition we have added additional Virtualization Platform support, AFP and LUM management, and Btrfs support ( NCP volumes and NCS cluster integration). Although many would not recommend Btrfs for data volumes at this point in time, it is recommended to be used as the root file system, which can give added benefits of file snapshots and rollbacks.
Automated Upgrades are also appearing for the first time in a Support Pack. You can now upgrade all your OES2 64bit servers in an automated and unattended fashion using autoyast and an installation server.
Remember that cool utility in NetWare called dsrepair? We now have a graphical dsrepair that comes with OES11SP1, that helps keep your eDirectory healthy without having to memorize a hundred different switches from ndsrepair :).
Those are a few of the highlights.