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What's the Novell SLES & OES2  upgrade path of least resistance?

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The situation is this:

1 Netware 6.0 server.
1 SLES 10 Server running OES2 sp2.

I am expected to 'migrate' from Netware 6 to OES2.  From what I understand, I'd have to first upgrade to 6.5 and then migrate to OES.  Is this true?  

Can I simply join the OES server to the Tree and phase out the 6.0 server?  
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Yes.  You can simply put the OES2 server into the existing tree IF you do the following to prepare your eDirectory 8.6.x tree for eDirectory 8.8.x (5 is the latest):

Run the Deployment Manager utility from a OES2-NetWare OS CD...you can download this from www.novell.com/downloads...search on Open Enterprise Server and choose the NetWare OS CD.  The Deployment Manager will check your existing eDirectory to see if it is ready for 8.8.x.  If not it will tell you in brief terms what you need to do which will probably upgrade the eDirectory on your NetWare 6 server to 8.7.x (9 is the last stable release I've used...stay away from .10 from what I hear)

If your tree is already 8.7.x or perhaps 8.8.x then you're ready to go.  Novell makes a really slick Migration/Consolidation utility that will allow you to copy all data on NetWare 6 over to your OES2sp2 server and maintain all trustee rights, file owners and attributes, etc.  It comes with OES2sp2 software or you can download the SCMT.EXE (Server Consolidation/Migration Tool) from www.novell.com/downloads.

I'm doing an inplace upgrade next week to take NetWare 5.1 up to OES2sp2 (which is actually NetWare 6.5 sp8 if you get the NetWare version of OES2) and I'll be doing the same thing with the Deployment Manager.

If you have eDirectory already installed on the OES2 and it is in a separate tree, you can use the nwconfig (NetWare) or ndsconfig (OES2-Linux) to remove directory services from the server so you can put it into the NetWare 6-based eDirectory tree.

Hope that helps..

Scott
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This was basically what I had planned, but didn't have any idea of the utilities to look into.  

Thanks for the clear concise answer.
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