Use the following instructions to complete the upgrade applicable to the installation source you are using:
Ensure that the server meets the upgrade requirements. See Meeting the Upgrade Requirements.
Insert the OES 2018 SP2 Install Media into the DVD drive of the server that you are upgrading to OES 2018 SP2, then reboot the machine.
From the DVD boot menu, select, then press Enter.
For upgrading in text mode, from the DVD boot menu, select, press F3, select , then press Enter.
Select the language that you want to use, agree to the license terms, then click.
On the Network Settings page, click.
Follow the prompts, using the information contained in the following sections:
Verify that the upgrade was successful. See the procedures in Verifying That the Installation Was Successful.
Complete the server setup by following the procedures in Completing OES Installation or Upgrade Tasks.
YaST tries to determine the correct root (/) partition. If there are several possibilities, or if YaST can’t definitely determine the correct root partition, the Select for Update page displays.
If there is only one partition listed, click.
If there are several partitions, select the root partition you want to upgrade.
YaST mounts the selected partition and displays all repositories that have been found on the partition that you want to upgrade.
On the Previously Used Repositories page, all the previous OES and SLES repositories are marked for removal. Review and click.
To receive support and updates for your OES server, you need to register it in the Customer Center. When the Customer Center Configuration page is displayed, you have two options:
Ensure to configure the network settings using thebutton on the top right corner of the Customer Center Configuration page before proceeding with registration.
On the Customer Center Configuration page, select all of the following options, then click.
What it Does
Proceeds with registering this server and the OES product in the Customer Center.
Sends information to the Customer Center about the hardware that you are installing OES on.
Sends optional information to the Customer Center for your registration. For this release, this option doesn’t send any additional information.
Makes the registration with activation codes mandatory.
Keeps the installation sources for this server valid. It does not remove any installation sources that were manually added.
After you click, the Contacting server message is displayed. Wait until this message disappears and the Manual Interaction Required page displays.
On the Manual Interaction Required page, note the information that you will be required to specify, then click.
On the Customer Center Registration page, specify the required information in the following fields, then click:
Email Address: The email address for your Login account.
Confirm Email Address: The same email address for your Login account
Activation Code for OES Components (optional): Specify your purchased or 60-day evaluation registration code for the OES product.
If you don’t specify a code, the server cannot receive any updates or patches.
System Name or Description (optional): The hostname for the system is specified by default.
If you want to change this to a description, for the Customer Center, specify a description to identify this server.
When the message to complete the registration displays, click.
After you click Your configuration was successful., the Contacting server.. message is displayed with the Manual Interaction Required page. Wait until this message disappears and the Customer Center Configuration page displays with the message:
When you see the message Your configuration was successful on the dialog box, click .
Continue with Specifying the Add-On Product Installation Information.
On the Add-On Product Installation page, you can add the add-on products you want that are supported on OES 2018 SP2.
If you do not want to add any add-on products with OES 2018 SP2, click Verifying and Customizing the Update Options in Installation Settings.to continue with
IMPORTANT:To verify that previously installed services are selected for installation and to install any additional OES services during the upgrade, you must customize the Update Options on the Installation Settings page.
To verify or customize the software packages that are installed on the server:
On the Installation Settings page, click.
In the Update Options page, click>
All of the OES Services patterns that were previously installed are selected by default.
Ensure that the patterns for the services you are upgrading are selected, then select the patterns for any new OES Services that you might want to also install.
A description displays to the right of a pattern when the pattern is selected. For a description of OES Services patterns and the components selected with each pattern, see Table 2-5.
IMPORTANT:If you deselect a pattern after selecting it, you are instructing the installation program to not install that pattern and all of its dependent patterns. Rather than deselecting a pattern, clickto cancel your software selections, then click the heading again to choose your selections again.
Selecting only the patterns that you want to install ensures that the patterns and their dependent patterns and packages are installed.
If you clickand then return to software pattern selection page, the selections that you made become your base selections and must be deselected if you want to remove them from the installation proposal.
Attempting to uninstall a service by deselecting its pattern is not recommended. For more information, see Section 12.0, Disabling OES 2018 SP2 Services.
Selecting a pattern automatically selects the other patterns that it depends on to complete the installation.
If you want to see the details of your selections, click.
When you have the software components selected that you want to install, click.
When the notification about deleting unmaintained packages appears, click.
(Conditional) If the prompt fordisplays, click .
(Conditional) If you are prompted to resolve any dependency conflicts, resolve them.
If the Update Options page displays again, click.
On the Installation Settings page, ensure the following are listed under the:
Product Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server <earlier version number> will be updated to Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server 2018 SP2
Proceed with Section 5.4.7, Accepting the Installation Settings.
If you see package conflict errors (red text under the OES 2018 SP2: Release Notes for resolution instructions.link), refer to the
Continue with Accepting the Installation Settings.
Review the final Installation Settings page to ensure that you have all the Installation settings you desire. Ensure that the page shows all the OES Services that you want to update and install.
After you have changed all the installation settings as desired, click.
In the Confirm Update dialog box, click.
The base installation settings are applied and the packages are installed.
After the server reboots, continue with Specifying Configuration Information.
When the server reboots, you are required to complete the following configuration information:
OES 2018 SP2 includes eDirectory 9.2.1.
When the following dialog box appears, click.
If you are upgrading from OES 11 SP3, this dialog will show that the OES 11 eDirectory database (DIB) and config file were found.
If you are upgrading from OES 2015 SP1, this dialog will show that the OES 2015 eDirectory database (DIB) and config file were found.
On the eDirectory Upgrade - Existing Server Information page, type the, then click .
On the Novell Modular Authentication Service page, click.
Continue with Specifying LDAP Configuration Settings.
Many of the OES services require eDirectory. If eDirectory was not selected as a product to upgrade or install but other OES services that do require LDAP services were installed, the LDAP Configuration service displays so that you can complete the required information.
In thefield, specify the name for the existing eDirectory tree that you are installing this server into.
In thefield, specify the name and context for user Admin on the existing tree.
In thefield, specify a password for user Admin on the existing tree.
Add the LDAP servers that you want the services on this server to use. The servers that you add should hold the master or a read/write replica of eDirectory. Do the following for each server you want to add:
When all the LDAP servers that you want to specify are listed, click.
Continue with Configuring Open Enterprise Server Services.
After you complete the LDAP configuration or eDirectory configuration, thesummary page is displayed, showing all the OES components you updated and installed and their configuration settings.
Review the setting for each component and click the component heading to change any settings.
When you specify the configuration information for OES services, see the information in Configuration Guidelines for OES Services, or click a link below:
When you are satisfied with the settings for each component, click.
When you confirm the OES component configurations, you might receive the following error:
The proposal contains an error that must be resolved before continuing.
If this error is displayed, check the summary list of configured products for any messages immediately below each product heading. These messages indicate products or services that need to be configured. If you are running the YaST graphical interface, the messages are red text. If you are using the YaST text-based interface, they are not red.
For example, if you selected Linux User Management in connection with other OES products or services, you might see a message similar to the following:
Linux User Management needs to be configured before you can continue or disable the configuration.
If you see a message like this, do the following:
On the summary page, click the heading for the component.
Supply the missing information in each configuration page.
When you specify the configuration information for OES services during the upgrade, see the information in Configuration Guidelines for OES Services.
When you have finished the configuration of that component, you are returned to the Novell Open Enterprise Server Configuration summary page.
If you want to skip the configuration of a specific component and configure it later, clickd in the status to change the status to .
If you change the status to Installing or Configuring OES Services on an Existing OES 2018 SP2 Server., you must configure the OES components after the installation is complete. See
After resolving all product configuration problems, clickto proceed with the configuration of all services and installation of iManager plug-ins.
When the Readme page displays, click Section 5.4.9, Finishing the Upgrade.and continue with
After a successful configuration, YaST shows the Installation Completed page.
Deselect. Cloning is selected by default.
This increases the speed of finishing the installation update.
AutoYaST is a system for automatically installing one or more SUSE Linux Enterprise systems without user intervention. Although you can create a profile from a system that has been upgraded, it does not work to upgrade a similar system.
Finish the upgrade by clickingon the Installation Completed page.