In Novell® Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 SP2 and earlier, this guide was entitled the OES Lab Guide.
Starting with OES 2 SP3, the title has changed to better reflect the purposes explained below and documented in the following sections:
To install OES 2 SP3 in a getting-started lab prior to installing it in a production environment, we recommend using the following documentation.
This guide is designed to help you with your transition from NetWare® to OES 2 by helping you to get acquainted with basic OES services.
The information and instructions it contains help you to do the following:
Install an OES 2 SP3 server into a new eDirectory™ tree named EXAMPLE_TREE
Install selected OES 2 components on the server
Install an OES 2 SP3 virtual machine host server, create a virtual machine (VM) on the server, and install NetWare 6.5 SP8 on the VM
Create seven different user types, at least one of which should closely align with the users on your network
Perform simple tasks to get acquainted with basic OES 2 services on a Windows XP or Windows 7 workstation.
The sections in this guide are designed to be accessed sequentially, thus guiding you through the main tasks of setting up an OES 2 environment that you can then explore further as desired.
If you want to install additional OES 2 servers, create a different tree structure than the one specified in this guide, or diverge from the instructions presented, you can still use these instructions as a basic outline for setting up OES 2 services in a getting-started lab environment. However, be aware that any divergence from the instructions presented or the order they are presented in, can cause ripple effects through the rest of the guide. If you need to diverge, refer to the information found in the following guides for assistance:
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