Before installing OES, you should be aware of the information in the following sections:
The software and network preparation processes required to install OES are outlined in Figure 2-1.
NOTE:Section 3.0, Getting and Preparing OES Software contains instructions for obtaining the ISO image files referred to in the following illustration.
Figure 2-1 OES Install Preparation
As illustrated in the previous section, OES lets you install from either physical media or from files on the network.
OES includes numerous installation options as documented in the OES 2018 SP1: Installation Guide.
OES Install Media: You can install OES from a single ISO or DVD obtained from a Novell Authorized Reseller or created from a downloaded ISO image file.
CD/DVD Install: You can install OES by using a CD/DVD obtained from a Novell Authorized Reseller or created from downloaded ISO image files.
Network Install: You can install from the network by using the NFS, FTP, or HTTP protocol.
Automated Install: You can install from the network by using an AutoYaST file.
This lets you install without providing input during the installation process. It is especially useful for installing multiple servers with similar configurations.
OES 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 server that provides enterprise level print services, you should select thepattern 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 server with only the service components you need.