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Expanding Choice: Moving to Linux and Open Source with Novell Open Enterprise Server


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32722-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32722-3

Expanding Choice: Moving to Linux and Open Source with Novell Open Enterprise Server is a concise, authoritative guide for IT professionals to help evaluate and implement Novell's open source technologies. You will be able to understand and assess the advantages of open source technologies through the discussion of specific, customer-tested implementation strategies for both open source and traditional software. You will also review the benefits and costs of both open source and closed source software systems. Find out how Novell's new Open Enterprise Server combines the choice and flexibility of SUSE Linux with the reliability of Novell's proven networking software in Expanding Choice: Moving to Linux and Open Source with Novell Open Enterprise Server.

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Table of Contents


    Looking for a Common Thread.

      Golden Gate University.


      Hewitt Associates.

    Why This Book?

    How This Book Is Organized.

1. A History of Linux and the Open Source Movement.

    Ancient History.

    The Roots of Open Source.



    The History of Linux.

    Open Source Is More Than Linux.






    How Open Source Development Occurs.

    Open Source Versus Proprietary.

      Open Source AND Proprietary.

    How Open Source Makes Money.






      Training and Education.


2. The Open Source Solution.

    Open Source Advantages.

    Open Source Solutions.

      Operating System–Linux.

      Server Services.

      Desktop Services.

      Web Applications and Services.

      Development Tools.



      Open Source Project Sites.

    Software Costs.

    Simplified License Management.

      Open Source License Templates.

      Simplified License Management.

    Lower Hardware Costs.

    Scalability, Reliability, and Security.





    Deny Vendor Lock-in.

    Quality Software and Plentiful Resources.

      Who Are Open Source Developers?

      How Does the Open Source Process Work?


3. Open Source in the Real World.

    Integration Factors to Consider.






    The Linux Solution.

      SUSE Linux Product Line.

      How It Works.

      Implementation Overview.

    File Services.

      What You Can Do.

    Print Services.

      How Internet Printing Works.

      How Internet Printing Is Implemented.

    Edge Services.

      Build Your Own.

      Buy Commercial.

    DNS/DHCP Servers and Routing, Oh My!.




    Web Servers.

    Workgroup Databases.

      Database for the Enterprise.

      Database for Workgroup.

      Database Implementation.

    Light Application Servers.

      Novell Enables Web Services Creation.

      Open Source Web Services Tools.

      Proprietary Application Servers.

    Computation Clusters.

      High-Availability Clusters.

      High-Performance Cluster.

    Data Center Infrastructure.

      Symmetric Multiprocessing.

      Non-Uniform Memory Access.


      Grid Computing.

      Terminal Services/Thin Clients.

      Multisite Clustering.


      Platform Support.

    Enterprise Applications.







    Messaging and Collaboration.


      Novell GroupWise.


    Internal Development.


      Novell exteNd.

      Lower Development Cost.

    Power Workstations.






4. A Brief History of NetWare.

    The History of NetWare.

    NetWare for the Uninitiated.

      Management Tools.

      Client Tools.

      IP/IPX Tools.

    Why Novell and Open Source.


5. The Rise and Reason for Open Enterprise Server (OES).

    What OES Offers.

      Services and Utilities in Both Operating Systems.

      Services and Utilities in Linux.

      Services and Utilities in NetWare.

   A Transition Strategy for the Data Center.

      Initiate the Project.

      Planning and Design.


    A Transition Strategy for the Desktop.

      Office Productivity Applications.

      Thin-Client Applications.

      Business Applications.

      The Linux Desktop.

      Transition Considerations.

    Approaches for the Desktop Knowledge Worker.

      Proprietary OS Desktops.

      Thin-Client Desktops.

      Novell Linux Desktop.

    Business Appliances.

      Single-Purpose Configurations.

      Multiple Boot Options.

      Client Management.

      Business Appliance Applications.

      Thin-Client Hardware.

    Remote and Branch Offices.

      How It Works.


6. Installing and Upgrading to Open Enterprise Server.

    Installation Considerations.

      Minimum System Requirements.

      Choosing a Path. Linux or NetWare.

      Choosing a File System.

      eDirectory Design Considerations.

    Walking Through a New Installation.

      Installing the Startup Files and Creating a SYS Volume.

      Running the NetWare Installation Wizard.

    Upgrading and Migrating.

      Upgrading a NetWare Server.

      Migrating from a NetWare Server.

      Migrating from a Windows Server.


7. Administering Open Source.

    Working with YaST.

    Novell eDirectory.



      Standards Support.

      Distributed Systems.

      Novell iManager.

      RPM Package Manager.

      Novell ZENworks.

    Administering with ZENworks.

      Drive Imaging.

      Applying Policies.

      Application Distribution.

      Hardware/Software Inventory.

      Remote Management.

Appendix A. Open Source Case Studies.

    Data Center Transition Case Study–Golden Gate University.

      The Way Things Were.

      How They Did It.

      How Novell Helped.

      Smooth Transition.

    Novell Open Source Transition Case Study.

      The Desktop.

      The Data Center.

    Other Businesses.

      Burlington Coat Factory.




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