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OES 2 Installation and Setup

Complete the installation of SLES 10 first as per

Install OES Components and Configure eDirectory:

  • Start the OES install:
    • YaST: Software, Add-on Product
  • Select Local Directory or NFS (depending on where your ISO images are)
  • If using NFS, specify the source server’s fully qualified name address
  • Check the ISO Image box and set the path to /install/OES2-SP1-x86_64-CD1.iso
  • Select and install the following packages:
    • Novell Backup / Storage Management
    • Novell eDirectory
    • Novell iManager
    • Novell iPrint (if needed)
    • Novell Linux User Management
    • Novell NCP Server
    • Novell Remote Manager
    • Novell CIFS (if needed – only works on NSS volumes)
    • Novell Storage Services (if needed)
  • eDirectory Configuration – New or Existing Tree
    • Select Existing Tree
    • eDirectory Tree Name: (enter the existing tree name)
    • Check Use eDirectory Certificates
  • eDirectory Configuration – Existing Tree Information
    • IP Address of an existing eDirectory server: (use the IP of a server hold a replica of root)
    • FDN Existing admin name: cn=admin,o=xxxxx
    • Enter Admin Password
  • eDirectory Configuration – Local Server Configuration
    • Enter Server Context: ou=Servers,ou=Sitename,o=XXXX
  • eDirectory Configuration – NTP & SLP
    • Network Time Protocol Server: (use the IP address of a server holding the master replica of root)
    • Select Configure SLP to use an existing Directory Agent
    • Service Location Protocol Scopes: (enter your scope name)
    • Add SLP Directory Agents: XX.XX.XX.XX
  • Novell Modular Authentication Service – accept defaults
  • You’ll now be at the Novell Open Enterprise Server Configuration summary screen
  • Click on LDAP Configuration for Open Enterprise Services
    • Remove the IP address of your master replica server
  • Click on Linux User Management
    • Accept the defaults on the first screen
    • Select All services to LUM-enable
  • IF installing CIFS, click on Novell CIFS
    • Change the Proxy user name to: cn=cifsProxyUser,o=xxxx
    • Set Search context to o=DOC
    • Set the Proxy user password
  • Click Next on the summary screen to start the installation into eDirectory
  • There will be a few miscellaneous prompts to respond to, such as to restart eDirectory
  • iManager/ConsoleOne Tasks:

    • Add an eDirectory replica to new server:
      • In iManager, go to Partition and Replica Management, Replica View
      • Enter SITE.XXXX, click OK
      • Click Add Replica. Select the new server and click OK.

    Configure NSS (not needed if only re-installing the OS for a failed server – following these steps will delete existing NSS pool/volumes):

    • Run nssmu from the command shell
    • Go to Devices, select the logical drive for the NSS pool, and hit F3 to Initialize it (be careful, make sure you have selected the correct drive!)
    • Create new pool named DATA using all of the logical drive
    • Create new volumes on DATA pool

    Turn off oplocks:

    • Edit /etc/opt/novell/nspserv.conf and make sure it has these two lines:
    • This change requires a restart of NCP server (reboot)

    Register and Patch the server:

    • Register the server with Novell:
      • At the command prompt:
        suse_register -a email=xxx@xxxxx -a regcode-sles=XXXXXXXXXXXX -a regcode-oes=XXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Update the server using YaST, Software, Online Update (this works in text mode with screen)