IMPORTANT:Although the latest version of OES mentioned in this guide is OES 11 SP1, the content and principles discussed apply equally well to OES 11 SP2.
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Moving from NetWare to Open Enterprise Server (OES) poses some major changes, which are mainly related to the change from the NetWare kernel to the SLES Linux kernel and the resulting differences in the implementation of the various OES services.
Throughout this guide, Open Enterprise Server refers to OES on the Linux kernel. Open Enterprise Server based on the NetWare kernel is always referred to as NetWare.
This guide is primarily intended for skilled Novell NetWare administrators with a good basic knowledge of Linux who plan to migrate their Novell NetWare environment to Novell Open Enterprise Server.
Experienced Linux administrators who are interested in best practices for the deployment, configuration, and updating of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and OES systems should also read this guide.
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For the complete set of OES documentation, see the Open Enterprise Server 11 Documentation web site.