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installing oes2sp3 on sles11 pl1

hello-

i'm trying to find current information regarding the above combination. i see a fair amount of discussion from quite some time ago indicating that perhaps oes2 required an older operating system, but i'm hopeful this is not still the case. i am setting up a new server, and would really like to employ the current versions of the various software components.

as an extension of the above, i am also looking for instructions on installing oes2 from a shell, versus, from a gui. i have found some documentation here:

Novell Documentation

that only very briefly references installation, and only from a gui.

regards
-ben
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Re: installing oes2sp3 on sles11 pl1

On 18/03/2011 16:06, bblewett wrote:

> i'm trying to find current information regarding the above combination.
> i see a fair amount of discussion from quite some time ago indicating
> that perhaps oes2 required an older operating system, but i'm hopeful
> this is not still the case. i am setting up a new server, and would
> really like to employ the current versions of the various software
> components.


The current release of OES2 requires to be installed on SLES10 - the
exact SP level depends on the release of OES2 being installed. For
example, the latest OES2 SP3 can only be installed as an add-on for
SLES10 SP3.

A version of OES that installs on SLES11 SPn is currently in development.

> as an extension of the above, i am also looking for instructions on
> installing oes2 from a shell, versus, from a gui. i have found some
> documentation here:
>
> 'Novell Documentation'
> (http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes2/inst_oes_lx/?page=/documentation/oes2/inst_oes_lx/data/front.html)
>
> that only very briefly references installation, and only from a gui.


By "shell" do you mean text-mode only or perhaps something else?

A text-mode install is certainly possible as is doing a remote install
via SSH.

HTH.
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Re: installing oes2sp3 on sles11 pl1

>> i'm trying to find current information regarding the above combination.
>> i see a fair amount of discussion from quite some time ago indicating
>> that perhaps oes2 required an older operating system, but i'm hopeful
>> this is not still the case. i am setting up a new server, and would
>> really like to employ the current versions of the various software
>> components.


>The current release of OES2 requires to be installed on SLES10 - the
>exact SP level depends on the release of OES2 being installed. For
>example, the latest OES2 SP3 can only be installed as an add-on for
>SLES10 SP3.
>
>A version of OES that installs on SLES11 SPn is currently in development.


i see, thank you. where can i find information regarding this development cycle? some insight concerning this progression would be helpful.

>> as an extension of the above, i am also looking for instructions on
>> installing oes2 from a shell, versus, from a gui. i have found some
>> documentation here:
>>
>> (Novell Documentation)
>>
>> that only very briefly references installation, and only from a gui.

>By "shell" do you mean text-mode only or perhaps something else?
>
>A text-mode install is certainly possible as is doing a remote install
>via SSH.


yes, exactly. shell meaning /bin/bash, for example, via an ssh session. where can i find documentation for this process?

thank you
-ben
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Re: installing oes2sp3 on sles11 pl1

On 18/03/2011 19:36, bblewett wrote:

> i see, thank you. where can i find information regarding this
> development cycle? some insight concerning this progression would be
> helpful.


Probably the best source is a presentation from this year's GWAVACon
conference (January) - see
http://www.gwava.com/fileadmin/GWAVACon/Torrance2011/OES_Current_&_Futures_GwavaconCA_v1.3.ODP

> yes, exactly. shell meaning /bin/bash, for example, via an ssh
> session. where can i find documentation for this process?


Okay when booting SLES10 SPn to start the install you have the option of
entering boot options - the following will start the install with SSH
enabled using the particular password for the root user

usessh=1 sshpassword=password

You may find this Cool Solutions article useful - see
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/19531.html

In a similar way you can also install remotely via VNC by using

usevnc=1 vncpassword=password

HTH.
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Re: installing oes2sp3 on sles11 pl1

Probably the best source is a presentation from this year's GWAVACon
conference (January) - see
http://www.gwava.com/fileadmin/GWAVACon/Torrance2011/OES_Current_&_Futures_GwavaconCA_v1.3.ODP


great info, thanks.

Okay when booting SLES10 SPn to start the install you have the option of
entering boot options - the following will start the install with SSH
enabled using the particular password for the root user

usessh=1 sshpassword=password


sorry - i was looking for info on installing oes2sp3 via ssh/command line. i've got a bare bones sles10sp3 install [almost anyway - couple of things i'm having trouble with, but i'll ask about that in a separate thread] that i'd like to now add oes2sp3 to.

-ben
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