5.5 Licensing

This section explains the following:

5.5.1 The OES 2 Licensing Model

The only OES 2 licensing restriction is the number of user connections allowed to use OES 2 services on your network. You are authorized to install as many OES 2 servers as you need to provide OES 2 services to those users.

For example, if your OES 2 license is for 100 user connections, you can install as many OES 2 servers as desired. Up to 100 users can then connect to and use the services provided by those OES 2 servers. When you install OES 2, you must accept an end user license agreement (EULA). Your rights to use the OES 2 product are limited to the rights set forth in the EULA. Violators of the Novell license agreements and intellectual property are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

To report piracy and infringement violations, please call 1-800-PIRATES (800-747-2837) or send e-mail to pirates@novell.com.

For more information on OES 2 licensing, see the OES 2 Licensing page on the Novell Web site.

5.5.2 SLES Licensing Entitlements in OES 2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) entitlements in OES 2 have changed. For more information, refer to the EULA on the Web.

After installing OES 2, you can use Novell iManager to install and manage license certificates in your eDirectory tree and to monitor NetWare usage. You can also monitor usage of Novell Licensing Services-enabled products.

5.5.3 OES 2 Doesn’t Support NLS

Novell Licensing Services (NLS) are not available on OES 2, nor does an OES 2 installation require a license/key file pair (*.nlf and *.nfk). Therefore, in a mixed OES 2 and NetWare eDirectory tree, at least one NetWare server must hold a replica for each partition where there is a NetWare server object. For more information about licensing for NetWare servers in OES trees, see NetWare Licenses and OES 2 Trees.