3. Open Enterprise Server 2/SLES10

3.1. Installation and Prerequisites

SLES 10 can still be installed as a standalone server, but OES2 components will only run on a SLES 10 server. The installation procedure has changed since OES sp1 OES components may now be installed:

  • at SLES 10 Install time as an add on product
  • by selecting the OES patterns from the YaST installation menu
  • following completion of the SLES 10 install procedure

Whilst it is possible to successfully install OES after completion of the SLES 10 components it may be advisable to install OES at install time to avoid possible version conflicts later.

3.2. Configuring Updates

Before updates can be configured for either method a code is required. The code is entered in the Novell Customer Care applet via YaST. Once this is done Online updates may be run manually or configured to auto update via YaST or Rug.

3.2.1. Configuring Updates Via Rug

This is done in the same way as for the instructions for OES1

3.2.2. Configuring Updates Via YaSt

This is a very simple procedure. Configure Customer Care Centre information, and run the updates either from YaST or using the YOU icon on the desktop.

From YaSt choose Novell Customer Care Centre, after clicking on configure now, the server tries to contact Novell, and starts to build a catalogue, this may take some time. This will allow you to enter your code (previously obtained from Richard Saxton). If you keep the default setting "regularly synchronise with the customer care centre" your catalogue will be kept up to date with infromation about new patches to download.

After entering your code click on the YOU icon (a globe surrounded by red and blue circular arrows) in the task bar. This icon changes to an orange exclamation mark when there are new updates and patches. Clicking on this starts the update procedure.

YOU can also be invoked via the YaSt menu, Automatic Online Update.

3.2.3. Automating Updates

Patching is much smoother and better integrated for both OES 2 and SLES 10 components than previously. Both the YaST (gui) and Rug (command line) methods actually use ZLM; Red Carpet is no longer used. This has lead to greater ease and consistency of patching and updating.

It is recommended that only one interface Rug or YaSt Online Update be used. Running the YaSt Online Update interface through the gui or command line provides a consistent approach to patching, and is the preferred route for both OES2 and SLED 10.

Although both Rug and YOU use the same catalogue files, the method by which how patches were installed is not marked, the catalogue are thus viewed differently by each mechanism. Once a method is chosen therefore it is recommended that only this method is used to avoid possible inconsistencies.

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