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Installing OES 11 on SLES 11 SP2

We originally setup a GroupWise 2012 server on SLES 11 SP2 server without OES 11, thinking we would be able to use SAMBA as our File server later. Our computer consultant convinced us to go the OES route so we now have a SLES11 SP1 / OES 11 server and a SLES 11 SP2 / GroupWise 2012 server.

How hard is it to install OES 11 on the SLES 11 SP2 server with GroupWise 2012?

What steps would I need to take to get this done?

Thanks,
Ken

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RLMILLIES wrote:

> How hard is it to install OES 11 on the SLES 11 SP2 server with
> GroupWise 2012?
>
> What steps would I need to take to get this done?


While OES is an add-on to SLES, the documentation specifies it should
be installed in conjunction with SLES and only with the default SLES
components installed. There is no guarantee that an update to your
current server would be successful.

Your new OES11 server is a bit out of date too: the current version is
OES11-SP1/SLES11-SP2. Very shortly OES11-SP2 will be available and will
run on SLES11-SP3. You should ensure you are using the latest version.

As I see it, you have two choices:

1. Migrate GroupWise to your current OES server... or

2. Create a new OES server and migrate GroupWise to it.

You can get help with your GroupWise migration in the GroupWise forums
and help with migrating from SLES to OES in this one.

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"KBOYLE" wrote:

> While OES is an add-on to SLES, the documentation specifies it should
> be installed in conjunction with SLES and only with the default SLES
> components installed. There is no guarantee that an update to your
> current server would be successful.


Success is more likely if the SLES install has not been patched which
considering SLES11 SP2 has been out for a while (and now superseded by
SLES11 SP3) would seem unlikely.

> Your new OES11 server is a bit out of date too: the current version is
> OES11-SP1/SLES11-SP2. Very shortly OES11-SP2 will be available and will
> run on SLES11-SP3. You should ensure you are using the latest version.


Note by "shortly" Kevin means months not weeks.

HTH.
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Thanks for the reply. I was thinking that would be what was needing to be done from reading how OES and SLES work together.

Thanks again,
Ken
smflood;2276482 wrote:
"KBOYLE" wrote:

> While OES is an add-on to SLES, the documentation specifies it should
> be installed in conjunction with SLES and only with the default SLES
> components installed. There is no guarantee that an update to your
> current server would be successful.


Success is more likely if the SLES install has not been patched which
considering SLES11 SP2 has been out for a while (and now superseded by
SLES11 SP3) would seem unlikely.

> Your new OES11 server is a bit out of date too: the current version is
> OES11-SP1/SLES11-SP2. Very shortly OES11-SP2 will be available and will
> run on SLES11-SP3. You should ensure you are using the latest version.


Note by "shortly" Kevin means months not weeks.

HTH.
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Novell Knowledge Partner

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