NetWare to Linux Migration

As we migrate many of our customers to OES Linux, we are getting a lot of questions about backup and antivirus solutions. So here, we are going to do a quick review of what you need to look for and the questions you need to ask when deciding on a solution for your particular environment.

Many network professionals are moving their Novell networks from NetWare to OES Linux. However, there is a lot of conflicting information out about the differences between Novell SLP and OpenSLP. Now, we are going to set the record straight!

The only way to truly learn Linux is to work with it every day. If you are bored and want to play, give Linux a try … I hope my experiences will help you take the plunge!

As we all know, Novell is bringing an era to a close by discontinuing support for NetWare. Now the choice is before you as a network administrator. Do you stick with Novell and explore what Linux has to offer? Or do you move to a Microsoft Active Directory and Window's server operating system? As you weigh your options, here are a few points to consider.

OES2 SP 1 now includes Domain Services for Windows (DSFW). This enables your users access to AD authentication and services using their eDirectory user name and password. Learn more about how OES2 SP 1 can help you!

As Novell customers consider moving their NetWare environments to Linux on Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, some indicate that since they are planning to migrate, they feel they should consider all of their migration options. Typically, these other migration options revolve around either Microsoft Windows 2003 or Windows 2008. To assist customers in considering their migration options, this paper outlines key aspects that should be factored into decisions regarding whether to upgrade to Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 on Linux or to a Windows Server offering.

Economic downturns have a tendency to accelerate emerging technologies, boost the adoption of effective solutions, and punish solutions that are not cost competitive or that are out of synch with industry trends. IDC research finds that Linux users are clearly satisfied about their choice to deploy Linux, and during trying economic times, the potential for those same customers to ramp up their deployment of Linux is strong.