I.1 Requirements and Caveats for Converting from NetWare to Linux

Before you begin, ensure that your servers and shared storage meet the requirements in Section 4.0, Installation Requirements for BCC.

Plan your cluster conversion from NetWare to Linux as described in OES 11 SP1: Novell Cluster Services 2.1 NetWare to Linux Conversion Guide. The procedures in this section adapt the process to convert peer clusters in a BCC from NetWare to Linux. You must not finalize the conversion of any peer cluster until you are directed to do so.

The cluster conversion from NetWare to Linux requires that nodes are running NetWare 6.5 SP8 with the latest patches applied. For information about managing BCC for Netware, see BCC 1.1 SP2: Administration Guide for NetWare 6.5 SP8.

Consider the following caveats as you convert the clusters to Linux: