Chapter 1. NetWare 6 Installation
This chapter covers the following testing objectives for
Novell Course 3000: Upgrading to NetWare 6
Identify NetWare 6 features
Identify prerequisite requirements
Prepare your existing network
Prepare your designated computer
Install NetWare 6
NetWare 6 is Novell's most Internet-savvy network operating system to date. In fact, NetWare 6 is the catalyst of Novell's OneNet vision. In this capacity, it offers
access to the following critical network services: filing (iFolder), printing (iPrint), network management (iManager), and directory services (eDirectory).
The mission of NetWare 6 is to extend the reach of local network services to the users who need them—to boldly serve files and printers where no one has
them before—to provide nonstop access to networked resources as the platform of OneNet. Simply stated, Novell has stripped the "i" from Internet and placed it on the front of seemingly every NetWare 6 utility: iFolder, iPrint, and iManager.
With this companion,
Novell's CNE Update to NetWare 6 Study Guide
, you will extend your CNE adventure beyond NetWare 4 and 5, into the Web-savvy world of NetWare 6. This is not your run-of-the-mill network operating system. NetWare 6 is a full-fledged
work operating system. As such, it seamlessly and securely connects
separated portions of your network (including users and printers) via TCP/IP and the Internet.
Here is a brief peek at how we will
700 pages together:
Chapter 1: "NetWare 6 Installation"
— We'll start at the beginning. In this chapter, we will explore the top 20 new and enhanced features of NetWare 6 and then walk through a detailed NetWare 6 installation for the ACME organization. The NetWare 6 installation process consists of 21 steps over 5 phases. It includes a number of new improvements, including enhanced GUI server screens, better hardware autodetection, and a network-based licensing model.
Chapter 2: "NetWare 6 Upgrade and Migration"
— For those of you who are already running NetWare 4 or NetWare 5, Novell has dramatically improved the NetWare Migration Wizard in NetWare 6. In Chapter 2, you will learn how to prepare your network using NetWare Deployment Manager (shown in Figure 1.1), and migrate to NetWare 6 using these new and improved tools. You are going to love the new NetWare 6 GUI (Graphical
Figure 1.1. The new NetWare Deployment Manager.
Chapter 3: "Novell eDirectory Management"
— After you have installed NetWare 6 and
any legacy servers, it is time to build an eDirectory tree using the enhanced version 8.6. In Chapter 3, you will learn how to import eDirectory objects by using ICE, configure eDirectory indexes, and build filtered eDirectory replicas.
Chapter 4: "NetWare 6 Advanced Administration"—
With your new servers firmly planted in the eDirectory tree, you can shift your focus to advanced NetWare 6 management. In Chapter 4, we will explore three very powerful new NetWare 6 management tools: Remote Manager (remote access to the server), iMonitor (web-based console management), and iManager (the future of web-based NetWare 6 management). Then, after you are armed with these new advanced management tools, you will be ready to tackle Novell DNS/DHCP Services, SLPv2, and high-performance server tuning via multitasking, multithreading, and multiprocessing.
Chapter 5: "NetWare 6 Storage Services (
Even with all of its amazing new
and whistles, NetWare 6 still includes a great network filing system. In Chapter 5, you will learn how to configure, manage, and maintain Novell's newest file storage technologies: Novell Storage Services (NSS), NetStorage, and NetDrive.
Chapter 6: "NetWare 6 Access Technology"—
In Chapter 6, we will return to NetWare 6 bells and whistles with a comprehensive discussion of NetWare 6 access technology. One of the greatest features of NetWare 6 is its anytime, anywhere accessibility. In Chapter 6, you will learn how to access the network from native Unix and Macintosh
, get a chance to create web-based virtual
via iFolder, and learn how to print over the Internet using iPrint. You'll also gain experience using Novell web gadgets.
Chapter 7: "NetWare 6 High Availability with Cluster Services"—
Finally, we will complete our NetWare 6 Update coverage with Novell Cluster Services (NCS). NCS is a high availability solution built into NetWare 6 that enables you to create redundant storage area networks for critical network applications and files. In Chapter 7, you will learn how to design a NetWare 6 NCS solution, install it, configure it, and keep it running.
Novell Course 3000: Upgrading to NetWare 6
. As you can see, there's a lot of information to cover, so there's no time to waste. Let's get started with a more detailed review of the top 20 new and enhanced features in NetWare 6. Good luck, and enjoy the show!