Please point me in the right direction to create a checklist of items to consider when evaluating the upgrade & purchase of Novell 6.5 or moving away from Netware and having a Windows Active Directory Shop.
Network manager is tasked to research information to select Netware 6.5 or Windows 2003 for our next Server Upgrades.
We currently have Dell RAID 5 rack mounted ....W2k Server for Web and e-mail server, W2k for our SAM application Server, W2k development web server, W2k3 testing server
No domains are established at this point.
1st tower- Novell Netware 5.1 Server/ 2nd tower Novell Netware 5.1 (2nd server)
The Novell netware servers are being used as simple file sharing servers. The users do log in to the Novell tree.
has anyone come across a check list ..not arguments one way or the other but things like
hardware Novell requires this Windows requires that
cost Novell is this per user Windows is that per user
speed Novell does this Windows does that
flexibility Novell is adaptable Windows is more so or vice-versa
things along this nature...
I have to present an argument to the Board of Directors to vote up or down on the direction we will take.
Since it is hightly unlikely the WEB Master will use anything but Windows ..we will have to support two OSs if we stay with Novell. Also training for Novell is more expensive and harder to get to than Windows 2003 .
I'd apprciate any advise on good ways to do the evaluation and objective references.