NW65 SP8: Installation Guide

This guide describes how to install and upgrade Novell® NetWare® 6.5.

This guide is divided into the following sections:


This guide is intended for network installers and system administrators.


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Documentation Updates

The latest version of the NW 65 SP8: NetWare Installation Guide is available at the NetWare 6.5 documentation Web site.

Additional Documentation

Because NetWare enters its extended support phase in 2010, Novell encourages you to transition your Novell services to Open Enterprise Server 2. The following documentation will help you make the transition.

Table Additional Documentation References

For more information about


Planning and implementing OES 2

OES 2 SP2: Planning and Implementation Guide

Installing OES 2 Linux

OES 2 SP2: Migration Tool Administration Guide

Migrating NetWare data and services to OES 2 Linux

OES 2 SP2: Migration Tool Administration Guide

Upgrading from NetWare to OES 2

OES 2 SP2: Upgrading to OES—Planning and Implementation Guide

Transitioning from NetWare management tools to OES Linux tools

OES2 SP2: Linux Tips for NetWare Administrators

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