SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 new features and notes

Installation and Licensing

SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 consists of two pre-configured editions -- the Starter Edition and the Enterprise Edition. See ``SCO OpenServer product editions'' for details.

This section highlights changes and updates to the SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 installation and licensing systems:

Installation changes

The SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 installation has been updated, providing improved device auto-detection and advanced disk layout capabilities. Specific changes to the installation process include:

Installing SCO OpenServer products over the network

An install server allows you to ``stage'' software so that other systems in your network can use it to perform a network installation of the operating system or of specific packages.

Currently, SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 systems cannot be configured as an install server. This functionality will be available at a later date.

In the future, SCO OpenServer Release 6 will also support the Media-less PXE boot feature, which allows you to install a system from a boot image offered by an SCO OpenServer install server, as well as to boot a diskless system from the network.

Upgrading to SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0

SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 does not currently provide an in-place upgrade option. At this time, the method for upgrading to SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 from a previous release of SCO OpenServer is to purchase an upgrade license.

When you install SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0, your previous SCO OpenServer system is overwritten, so you should be sure to perform adequate backups before beginning. See ``Before installing'' and ``The installation procedure'' for more details.

After SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 is installed, see the SCO OpenServer Migration and Upgrade Guide for help reconstructng the desired system configuration.

SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 upgrade licenses are available for SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 and Release 5.0.6 systems. Upgrading from earlier releases of SCO OpenServer requires the purchase of a special trade-in license. Contact SCO or your SCO reseller for more information.

NOTE: If you participated in the SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Update Service, your SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Update Service license is also your SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 upgrade license.

See ``Installing SCO OpenServer edition and upgrade licenses'' for more information.

License Manager updates

The License Manager has been updated. One of the primary differences is a simplified interface for adding new licenses. Instead of having to choose between different menu options for licensing products, additional users, and CPUSs, you can now add all licenses using the Add new license option. See ``Licensing and registering SCO OpenServer products'' for more information.

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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 -- 05 June 2007