4.25 Completing Post-Installation Tasks

After installing your NetWare server, you should install the latest software updates. You can also install additional products or services and configure them to work in the new environment.

This section covers the following post-installation tasks:

4.25.1 Accessing the Welcome Page

The NetWare 6.5 Welcome page provides helpful information for getting the most out of your new NetWare server. To access the Welcome page, open a browser on a workstation with access to the new server and point it to http://IP_address, where IP_address is the new server’s IP address.

IMPORTANT:Apache and Tomcat must be installed on the server in order for the Welcome page to be displayed. If you chose a Basic server installation, or a Customized installation without these two components, the Welcome page is not displayed.

4.25.2 Installing NetWare Licenses

If you installed your server with no license, you must install the MLA license on the installation media before using the server.

If you installed a server for evaluation and the 90-day evaluation period has elapsed, Novell expects you to purchase a standard paper license if you intend to continue using the server. Contact your Novell Authorized ResellerSM for more information.

To install a NetWare license as a post-installation task:

  1. On a workstation that has access to the server, start iManager by pointing the browser to the following URL:


    Substitute the new server’s IP address for IP_address.

  2. Select Licenses > Install a License.

  3. Browse to the /LICENSE folder on the installation media, then click Next.

  4. Select the license certificates you want to install, then click Next.

  5. Browse to the location in the tree where you want to install the license, then click Install.

  6. When you see the message verifying that the license has been installed, click Done.

4.25.3 Creating eDirectory Objects for Existing Volumes

If you installed NetWare on a server with existing NSS or traditional NetWare volumes, the install did not create eDirectory objects in the tree for the existing volumes. You must mount the preexisting volumes, then create an eDirectory object for each volume.

To create an eDirectory object for an NSS volume by using iManager:

  1. Launch iManager on your workstation.

  2. In the Roles and Tasks view, select Storage > Volumes.

  3. In the Server field, specify the fully distinguished name of the server you just installed.

    The existing volumes for the server are displayed in the Volumes list.

  4. Select the volume you want to create an eDirectory object for.

  5. Click the Mount button.

  6. Click the Update eDirectory button.

To create an eDirectory object for an NSS volume by using NSSMU:

  1. Enter nssmu at the server console.

  2. Select Volumes, then press Enter.

  3. Select the volume that needs to have an eDirectory object created for it.

  4. To update eDirectory with the new Volume object, press F8 > Alt+F8.

To create an eDirectory object for a traditional volume by using Novell Remote Manager:

  1. Launch Novell Remote Manager on your workstation.

  2. Click the Plus sign (+) to the left of the Manage Server heading to expand the menu, then select Partition Disks.

  3. Locate the volume you want to create an object for and click Create eDir Object next to the desired volume.

    The Create eDir Object link disappears after the object is created.

4.25.4 Installing or Updating Novell Client Software

If you are running Novell Client software, you should upgrade your existing workstations to the latest version. You can also choose to run workstations without additional software by using Novell Native File Access Protocols.

For more information, see the Novell Client online documentation.

4.25.5 Installing Product Updates

For best reliability and performance, you should download and install the latest product updates available at the Novell Downloads site.

4.25.6 Installing Additional Products

After the initial installation, you can install other networking products on your NetWare server. For specific product information, see the product documentation in the Open Enterprise Server 2 online documentation.

Although many products can be installed during the Customized NetWare Server installation, some additional products such as Novell Cluster Services™ can be installed only after completing the server installation. You can install additional products remotely by using Novell Deployment Manager or locally from the GUI server console.

IMPORTANT:When installing additional products through the post-install procedure, make sure you use the same version overlay CDs as the version of NetWare on the server. If the server is running OES/NetWare 6.5 SP8, you must use the SP8 overlay CDs.

Using Deloyment Manager to Install Additional Products

  1. Log in to the network from a Windows workstation running Novell Client software.

  2. Run nwdeploy.exe (or nwdeploynobrowser.exe for the non-browser version), located at the root of NetWare 6.5 SPx CD 1 (Operating System).

  3. Under Post-Install Tasks, click the Install NetWare 6.5 Products link.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions for adding the desired products.

Using the GUI Server Console to Install Additional Products

  1. Insert NetWare 6.5 SPx CD 2 (Products) into the CD drive of the server.

  2. (Conditional) If necessary, start the GUI server console page by entering startx at the console prompt.

  3. Click Novell > Install.

  4. Click Add.

  5. Specify the root directory of the CD and click OK.

  6. Select the postinst.ni file.

  7. Follow the on-screen instructions for installing the product.

4.25.7 Other Post-Installation Tasks

After completing the NetWare installation, you can run Deployment Manager again and click the links under the Post-Install Tasks heading for information on:

4.25.8 For Additional Information

For further information on the management of your server’s operating system, see the NW 6.5 SP8: Server Operating System Administration Guide.

For information on using Novell iManager to manage your network see the Novell iManager 2.7 Installation Guide.