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New SLES user says

Hi all

Were about to replace our ageing NetWare 5.1 Servers and GroupWise 5.5 with new SLES10 Dell servers and GroupWise 7.

I have Salford Software in Manchester (UK) coming to do the data migration and initial setup.

I'm not at all familiar with Linux so where do I start on the mighty SLES10 learning curve?

Thanks all
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Re: New SLES user says

TRCoaters wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Were about to replace our ageing NetWare 5.1 Servers and GroupWise 5.5
> with new SLES10 Dell servers and GroupWise 7.
>
> I have Salford Software in Manchester (UK) coming to do the data
> migration and initial setup.
>
> I'm not at all familiar with Linux so where do I start on the mighty
> SLES10 learning curve?
>
> Thanks all
>
>

I believe Novell has some free Self Study Kits for transitioning your
Netware skills to SLES skills. At Brainshare last year they gave a nice
chart that had the Netware commands on one side and the SLES commands on
the other. They also have a Self Study Kit bundle for SLES 10 which is
nice. It comes with VM's of the SLES server so you don't have to waste
time doing the install.

You can also visit the novell.support.sles.* forums for any support
questions or just to read through problems that other people are having
to get a feel for what you're in for.

Brad
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Re: New SLES user says

TRCoaters wrote:

> I'm not at all familiar with Linux so where do I start on the mighty
> SLES10 learning curve?


Since you're familiar with NetWare you may want to start here.

http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/migrate.html

--
Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us
who do."
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Re: New SLES user says

Check for the free SSK's that Brad mentioned, and you might also want to
look at the SSK for the CLP - it includes VMWare images that you can play
with and blow up (my favorite part about VMWare).
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Re: New SLES user says

I'd also recommend grabbing a live CD of some version of SuSE.
Since you're new to Linux entirely, might as well grab
a beginners Linux book and do a little hands on.


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Re: New SLES user says

On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 09:56:01 +0000, TRCoaters wrote:

> Hi all
>
> Were about to replace our ageing NetWare 5.1 Servers and GroupWise 5.5
> with new SLES10 Dell servers and GroupWise 7.
>
> I have Salford Software in Manchester (UK) coming to do the data
> migration and initial setup.
>
> I'm not at all familiar with Linux so where do I start on the mighty
> SLES10 learning curve?
>
> Thanks all


I'd recommend course 3071 or course 3064 as good starting points for
learning about SLES specifically. 3064 uses SLES10 and works towards the
CompTIA Linux+ objectives; course 3071 is the first of 3 courses that
take you towards the Novell Certified Linux Professional.

You can find out more about the courses at http://www.novell.com/training
- select "Find training" and then enter the course numbers. Both are
available either as instructor-led training or as a self-study kit.

For those new to Linux, I would recommend ILT over SSK, just because
having an instructor who is familiar with the technology makes for a much
more meaningful learning experience.

Jim
--
Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1
Novell Training Services
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