OES2SP3 has shipped to public beta!
In OES2SP3 we have not only provided great performance gains, and maintenance updates, but also several new benefits that have been requested by our great customers.
I’ll admit it, I was blown away when seeing some of our performance improvements for OES2SP3 NSS file system performance. We set out to gain some modest improvements but were able to see increases of 25-40% with IOZONE Physical Sequential Read tests, a 5-13% increase in NSS Backup performance, and a 20-30% increase in tests using Host based Multi-path SANs.
CIFS – Cifs file access has many new features. This gives your organization the flexibility of going “clientless” on your Windows desktops, but still allow you to take advantage of rich OES services. For OES2SP3, CIFS added NLMv2 support, subtree search, and DST access.
DHCP – Added central management of leases files from the Java Console.
DST – Added the ability to stop a running policy, confirm policy deletion, and support for CIFS file access.
DSFW – New features include the following: allowing the domain to be extended to include multiple edirectory partitions, allowing flexible domain names, and allowing Win2008 server to join as a member.
iPrint – Added Universal Print driver with printer driver profile enhancements, and more flexible iPrint Migration Tools.
Auditing – Added support for IP Address Auditing and Close Written Flag and NSS File Handles .
Management – Management just go easier with the abiltiy to use one proxy user for all your OES services. In addtion, Novell has added a single location to find all OES related log files, saving administrators valuable time.
NCS – A lot of improvements here – see http://www.novell.com/documentation/beta/oes2/clus_admin_lx/data/bp5akj2.html .
SLP – Added the ability to keep SLP lookups persistent, registration backup, and DA synchronization. For those that kept SLP on NetWare, you can now move it to OES2!
Quickfinder – Added new file format supports for MS Office and new PDF versions.
These new features listed above are just some of the highlights. For a complete listing of new OES2SP3 features, see http://www.novell.com/documentation/beta/oes2/oes_readme/data/bjofafj.html , and enjoy the new benefits that these networking, file and print services provide to your business needs.
The beta can be downloaded at www.novell.com/beta.