3.10 Understand Your Installation Options

3.10.1 OES 2015 SP1 Installation Overview

The software and network preparation processes required to install OES 2015 SP1 are outlined in Figure 3-1.

NOTE:Section 4.0, Getting and Preparing OES 2015 SP1 Software contains instructions for obtaining the ISO image files referred to in the following illustration.

Figure 3-1 OES 2015 SP1 Install Preparation

For detailed instructions, see Setting Up a Network Installation Source in the OES 2015 SP1: Installation Guide.

For information about preparing the tree, see NetIQ eDirectory Rights Needed for Installing OES and Preparing eDirectory for OES 2015 SP1 in the OES 2015 SP1: Installation Guide.

3.10.2 About Your Installation Options

As illustrated in the previous section, OES 2015 SP1 lets you install from either physical media or from files on the network.

OES 2015 SP1 Options

OES 2015 SP1 includes numerous installation options as documented in the OES 2015 SP1: Installation Guide.

Virtual Machine Installation Options

Virtual machine installations offer additional options. For more information, see

3.10.3 Use Predefined Server Types (Patterns) When Possible

OES 2015 SP1 includes predefined server installation options that install only the components required to provide a specific set of network services. These server types are called patterns.

For example, if you want to install an OES 2015 SP1 server that provides enterprise level print services, you should select the Novell iPrint Server pattern during the installation.

You should always choose a predefined server type if one fits the intended purpose of your server. If not, you can choose to install a customized OES 2015 SP1 server with only the service components you need.

More information about server patterns is available in OES Services Pattern Descriptions in the OES 2015 SP1: Installation Guide.