4.4 Evaluating OES 2015 SP1 Software

This section walks you through the OES 2015 SP1 software evaluation process and discusses the following topics:

4.4.1 Understanding OES 2015 SP1 Software Evaluation Basics

You can evaluate the full OES 2015 SP1 product. The evaluation software is the complete, fully functional OES 2015 SP1 product.

As you install each server, you are required to accept an end user license agreement (EULA). Your rights to evaluate and use the OES 2015 SP1 product are limited to the rights set forth in the EULA.

Briefly, the evaluation period for OES 2015 SP1 servers is 60 days. To receive software updates during this time, you must have or create an account with the Customer Center, receive evaluation codes for OES 2015 SP1 and SLES 11 while downloading the software, and use these codes to register your server. No software updates can be downloaded after the 60-day evaluation period expires until you purchase the product.

4.4.2 Evaluating OES 2015 SP1

During the evaluation period, we recommend that you fully explore the many services available in OES 2015 SP1.

4.4.3 Installing OES 2015 SP1 for Evaluation Purposes

After completing the instructions in Section 4.5.1, Downloading OES 2015 SP1 Software from the Novell Web Site, you will have two activation/evaluation codes: one for OES 2015 SP1 and another for SLES 11. As you install OES 2015 SP1, you should register with the Novell Customer Center and use these codes to enable your server for online updates from the OES 2015 SP1 and SLES 11 patch channels.

IMPORTANT:Always download the current patches during an installation.

Instructions for using the activation codes during an installation are found in Specifying Novell Customer Center Configuration Settings in the OES 2015 SP1: Installation Guide.

The evaluation period begins when the codes are issued. Use the same activation codes for each OES 2015 SP1 server you install during the evaluation period.