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How can i install netware 5 server?

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Hi,
I want to install netware 5 as EE Experts ?
How EE Experts install Netware 5 server ?
i need EE Strategy and Expert considerations in this issue.

Thanks in advance

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Well, first, purchase a NetWare v5.1 (oldest supported version) license and media kit from Novell. http://www.novell.com, or call 1-800-NETWARE (assuming you're in the US) and find your local sales rep. Alternatively, and perhaps better, just purchase the license and download the NetWare v5.1 Support Pack 7 Overlay image from http://support.novell.com/filefinder/9331/index.html

If the online license purchase works the way I think it will, they'll send you an image file for a license diskette. The NetWare v5.1 Support Pack 7 Overlay file will unpack into an ISO file you can burn onto a CD.

Finally, you'll need a copy of DOS. I personally use MS-DOS v6.22, but PC-DOS and DR-DOS also work. I haven't tried FreeDOS.

This is, of course, how *I* set up my servers. There are a number of permutations that are equally valid, including booting straight to the CD and having it install a minimal DOS partition.

0) Assemble the server, configure the drive arrays or subsystem, install any vendor service partitions, make note of adapter card slots, etc. Basically, prepare the workspace.

1) Install the flavor of DOS you selected. Make the DOS partition a standard, bootable FAT partition (transfer the system files). Size should be at least <SIZE OF DOS> + 100 MB + <AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL RAM> or 2 GB (the size limit of a 16-bit FAT partition under DOS), whichever is most appropriate or possible for you. Edit CONFIG.SYS to remove SETVER.EXE, HIMEM.SYS and all the other default garbage; strip AUTOEXEC.BAT down to basically a PATH statement. Install CD-ROM support appropriate to the machine. Reboot.

2) After reboot, but NetWare v5.1 CD-ROM in the CD, switch to the appropriate drive letter and run INSTALL.BAT.

3) Install and configure NetWare. I generally limit the SYS: Volume to around 2-4 GB, depending on my needs, the server's purpose, and available disk space. The rest of the disk I split up according to the server's purpose, naming Volumes appropriately. After the post-install reboot, install any applicable Post-SP7 patches (also downloadable from http://support.novell.com/filefinder/9331/index.html).

4) Install application packages as needed (e.g. GroupWise, ZENworks, Identity Management, whatever) or configure services a NetWare server hosts (e.g. NFAP,  Apache, Perl, MySQL, whatever).

If you install using the Novell-supplied media, you'll have to download and install SP7 separately. I very much prefer using the Overlay CDs, because I get a fully-patched install from the start.
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hi,sorry for a delay and thanks for your comment.
what is your strategy on Creating Partition
Sizes?
Example How can you measure the size of
sys Partitions or other volumes?

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The answer to your followup questions depends on what the server is for. Let's say I was setting up a server for which it sole task would be to store user data. It wouldn't do printing, E-Mail, web-service, databases...none of that. Just serve files to users. And let's say I had 100 or 200 GB of storage (maybe its SAN, maybe not).

I'd probably make the SYS: Volume about 2 GB, because all its going to hold is the NOS and mebbe an NDS replica. I'd then allocate the rest of the storage (100GB, 200GB, whatever) as Volume DATA: and start creating whatever directory structure was needed and granting rights.

That's just one example. Multi-purpose servers will tend to have more Volumes. For example, when I was running a server that hosted the GroupWise E-Mail system and was also responsible for network printing, it had a MAIL: Volume (for all the E-Mail) and a PRINT: Volume (transient storage for print jobs in queue). The MAIL: Volume was about 20 GB or so, and I had maybe 1GB for PRINT:, which was probably overkill for that Volume (the server hosted about 50 queue-based network printers, so that was 20 MB of space for every printer, assuming that every printer was queuing jobs at the same time, which never actually happened). The GroupWise Post Office and Message Transfer Agents and associated files went on the MAIL: Volume, all the Print Queues went on the PRINT: Volume.

You need to look at what you server or servers will be doing, how much disk space you have available, and how much you can afford to make available to your users. Then you also need to look at how many drive letters you want to have MAPped. Use all this info to determine how to arrange your resources.
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thanks For your good answer.
I increase points From 50 to 100.
I will install netware 5 tommorrow.
please give me some times for accepting your answer.
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Hello?
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thanks for your answer and sorry for my delay.
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Glad its working for you.
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