roehmdo1 Absent Member.
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Edir upgrade quick question I hope

I have about 18 Netware 6.5 SP8 servers in my tree running Edir 8.7 along with a few new OES Linux running Edir 8.8.. I would like to upgrade the Netware servers to 8.8 if possible. Can I simply download the Edir 8.8 patch and install it via NWCONFIG on the Netware servers or is there more involved issues to be aware of ??..These netware 6.5 servers have been updated all along with service packs and therefore do not have the 8.8 version on them. Can someone point me to the appropiate download file I would need as well as any installation instructions or "gotcha's" that may be floating around ??
Thanks so much in advance
Doug
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Re: Edir upgrade quick question I hope

You will want the full installer here -
NOVELL: Downloads - Novell eDirectory 8.8.5 ISO Install on NetWare Platform-Specific

Then the patch
NOVELL: Downloads - eDirectory 8.8 SP5 Patch6 for NetWare

Usually I find it easier to upgrade if you have physical console access (be it ipkvm/ilo/drac/vm) but the upgrade can be done remotely. Make sure the tree is healthy/timesync/communication/etc/etc.

There is always the answer "migrate to oes2/oes11" 🙂

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roehmdo1 Absent Member.
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Re: Edir upgrade quick question I hope

thats the ultimate plan - oes2 but for now its netware.
Do I need to apply the 8.7.3.10 patch to bring them to 8.7.3.10b before I do the update ??
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Re: Edir upgrade quick question I hope

On Sun, 04 Dec 2011 15:36:01 +0000, roehmdo wrote:

> thats the ultimate plan - oes2 but for now its netware. Do I need to
> apply the 8.7.3.10 patch to bring them to 8.7.3.10b before I do the
> update ??


No, just upgrade to 8.8, then the latest patch for 8.8. There's a DIB
upgrade involved, so it'll take some time to get the 8.7 to 8.8 upgrades
done. Plan accordingly.


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Re: Edir upgrade quick question I hope

David Gersic wrote:

>There's a DIB
>upgrade involved, so it'll take some time to get the 8.7 to 8.8 upgrades
>done.


In my experiance, the DIB upgrade part is pretty fast. The main time of
the installation the the GUI part afterwards to install tools and udate
eDirectory objects after the install (like updating the LDAP objects and
NMAS attributes).

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Re: Edir upgrade quick question I hope

thanks all for your help
Doug
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