OES

Howto: Gather troubleshooting information for OES/SLES Linux using Novell’s supportconfig tool

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Novell released two new Linux troubleshooting tools this week (See TID 3513679 for details).  One is specific only to NSS volumes on OES clusters, while the other, supportconfig, gathers all types of information about your server. Getting started with supportconfig is really simple.  Download the rpm, then install it using the following syntax from a […]

Howto: Upgrade OES iManager 2.5 to iManager 2.6 SP3 (and fix some nici problems as well)

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Novell’s iManager hasn’t worked for me since I freshly installed my Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) SP2 linux server. When I access http://myserversip/nps (or https://10.0.0.26/iManager.html), I’m presented with the iManager login screen, but when I enter my credentials I receive the following error: Server Error 500 Either the server is overloaded or there was an […]

OES Linux: YaST Install and Remove Software hangs at Checking Dependencies

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Last week I completed a fresh install of Novell’s OES Linux from the SP2 .iso CDs, and used rug to update the server with all the available patches. I needed to install NSS, so I went into YaST to add the software, but the server kept hanging at the checking dependencies screen. Rebooting the server […]

Howto: Patch an OES Linux server after a new installation using the Red Carpet (rug) command line

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Before you do anything else, if you’re running an OES version prior to SP2, make sure you prepare the OES server for patching. A Cool Tool is available to make this process easier. If you are running OES SP2, read TID3045794 for an overview of the process. That being said, I have a brand new […]