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  1. SCO OpenServer 6 Technical Overview and Demonstration John Boland SCO Support

  2. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • In this session we will cover: • OpenServer 6 Roadmap and Maintenance Strategy • Media Kit Content and System Requirements • SCO OpenServer 6 Editions and Licensing • New and Updated Features • Maintenace Packs and other Projects • OpenServer 6 Support Resources • OpenServer 5 features not in OpenServer 6 • ISL Demonstration • Differences and Features Demo

  3. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • The OpenServer 6 Roadmap: • First Customer Ship (FCS) on Mon 29th June 2005 • Maintenance Pack 1 posted 3rd August 2005 at: • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/release.php?rid=77 • Maintenance Pack 2 posted 8th March 2006 at: • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/release.php?rid=133 • Included in the March 2006 Media Recut • Maintenace Pack 3 expected towards the end 2006 • For latest Maintenance, Drivers, Optional Services and Media recuts see: • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/product.php?pfid=12&prid=20

  4. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 6 Maintenance Strategy: • The Update Service has been withdrawn • Customers can purchase SES as an alternative • We no longer create Update Packs • Maintenance Packs now can include: • Escalations fixes, security fixes and other non-escalated issues • Updated packages and components • New features • Maintenance Packs are: • Cumulative, ie MP2 will include MP1 and more • Included in the next recut of the product Media Kit

  5. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • The OpenServer 6 Media Kit content[1] : • The Standard and Compact Media Kit include: • The Base Operating System CD • SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 base OS • - including J2SE 1.4.2 - JRE and JDK • SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 Development System • The Optional Service CD • Ericom PowerTermTM WebConnect • System Certification Testsuite (SCT) • Squid 2.5STABLE9 • Tomcat 4.1.31 • French and German Message Catalogues

  6. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • The OpenServer 6 Media Kit content[2] : • In addition the Standard Media Kit includes: • A hardcopy of the Getting Started Guide • Note that Release Notes are not hardcopy • Are available in /info on the Base CD • Also available on the SCO Web Site Product Doc page • French and German Standard Media Kits with localised Getting Started Guide also available • Latest available Maintenance Pack

  7. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • SCO OpenServer 6 Editions:

  8. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • SCO OpenServer 6 New Licenses [1]: • New Edition Licenses for • Starter Edition • Enterprise Editions • New Memory Licenses • for 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB • New 5 User License for Starter Edition only • User Licenses • for 5, 10, 25, 100 and 500 additional users • cannot be used with Starter Edition • CPU License (each additional physical CPU)

  9. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • SCO OpenServer 6 New Licenses [2]: • New OpenServer 6 Development System License • New NFR Kit License (Includes Starter and Enterprise) • New Starter to Enterprise “Cross-Grade” License • 507 Customers with an SCO Update Service License can use this/these license(s) to install OpenServer 6 • Can defer License at ISL for a 60 day Enterprise Evaluation License • Ericom PowerTermTM WebConnect installs with a 50 user 60 day Evaluation License

  10. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • SCO OpenServer 6 Upgrade Licenses [1]: • Upgrade licenses only available for: • OpenServer 5.0.7 • OpenServer 5.0.6 • Upgrade License from OpenServer Enterprise -> • Enterprise Edition with 10 users and 4 CPUs • Can use existing(506/507) User and CPU Licenses • Upgrade License from OpenServer Desktop -> • Starter Edition with 4GB Memory • Can use existing CPU Licenses

  11. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • SCO OpenServer 6 Upgrade Licenses [2]: • Upgrade License from OpenServer Host -> • Starter Edition with 5 users and 4 GB of Memory • Can use existing CPU Licenses • Cannot use additional User Licenses, they must be exchanged • Upgrade License from OpenServer Host -> • Enterprise Edition with 10 users and 4 CPUs • Can use existing CPU Licenses • Can use additional User Licenses • Note that all Upgrades are Edition Sensitive

  12. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • SCO OpenServer 6 Trade In Licenses: • Trade In Licences are for: • OpenServer Release 5.0.5 or earlier • Trade In User and Processor Licenses are also available • Change in OpenServer 6 License behaviour: • System will be shutdown after 60 minutes if: • the system has no valid license • the system has an expired license

  13. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 6 Bundled Support: • Optional Service bundled with New Licenses, Upgrades and Trade Ins • The Bundled Support Service includes: • Traditional “Break-Fix” support for 6 months • Per Installation/server • 4 Business Hour Response • Phone, E-mail, Fax or Web – Option to Uplift • Two Authorized Technical Contacts • Service is enabled as part of product registration • The Support Service is upgradable • The Service is a per server offering

  14. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • System Requirements

  15. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • System Requirements [2]: • CPU can be an: • Intel® Celeron®, Pentium®, Pentium II, Pentium II Xeon™, Pentium III, Pentium III Xeon, Pentium 4, or Intel Xeon microprocessor, or a microprocessor that is 100% compatible (e.g., AMD Athlon™, Athlon 64, Duron™, Sempron™, or Opteron™ processor) • Bootable CDROM, PXE NIC or Floppy • Video Capable of SVGA • PS/2, Serial, Bus or USB Mouse • USB or PS/2 keyboard • PCI, ISA, PCcard or Wireless Network Card

  16. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Features new to OpenServer 6 [1]: • New SVR5 Kernel that delivers [1]: • Advanced fine grained locking to scale up to 16 CPUs (OSR507=4) • Support for up to 16GB General Purpose Memory (OSR5=4GB) • Support via PSE for up to 64GB using shm/dshm • Large File Support up to 1Tb (OSR507 = 2GB) • Improved Disk I/O Performance • Improved Network Stack Performance • Improved SMP and Load Balancing • Kernel Threads • Dynamically Loadable Modules • Hyperthreading

  17. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Features new to OpenServer 6 [2]: • New SVR5 Kernel that delivers [2]: • Dynamic Add Memory Support • Hot Plug CPU • Hot Plug PCIx • Hot Plug of Disk, Tape and CD/DVD Devices • Veritas Journalling Filesystem • Encrypted Filesystem support • IPsec and VPN • MPIO • NIC Failover • Automatic Tuning at boot time • SAN Support (MSA1000)

  18. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Features new to OpenServer 6 [3]: • New SVR5 Kernel that delivers [3]: • Serial ATA HBA Support (ahci driver) • Serial Attached SCSI HBA Support (hpsas driver) • Fiberchannel HBA Support (Qlogic qlc2300 HBA) • Prism II Wireless Nic Support (pcpms driver) • Centrino™ Wireless Nic Support • Improved AIO (not compatible with OpenServer 5 AIO) • AC97 support for i845 chipset for applications that do not expect opensound driver.

  19. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Features new to OpenServer 6 [4]: • Media Less Boot and Network Install (PXE boot) • Emergency Recovery CD • KDE Desktop Release 3.3 • Ericom PowerTermTM WebConnect Server • X.org X11R6 X Server with • Greater device support, Improved performance and Multi-head support • DocView support the Print Book Option in Postscript and PDF format • DocView content changed from Book to Topic format

  20. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Features new to OpenServer 6 [5]: • Single Certification of Applications • SCOAdmin FTP Manager • SCOAdmin Hot Plug Manager • SCOAdmin Printer Manager can invoke CUPS Admin • Heimdal Kerberos 0.6.2Ib • tcpdump • Extended Shells (bash, zsh and tcsh) • foomatic, ghostscript and hpijs • vim and xpdf

  21. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Updated Features in OpenServer 6 [1]: • Updated Web Services Components • Perl 5.8.6 • Apache 1.3.33 (docview) with • mod_perl 1.29 • mod_ssl 2.8.22 • PHP 4.3.11 • Mozilla 1.7.8 • Tomcat 4.1.31 (on Optional Services CD) • Squid 2.5Stable9 (on Optional Services CD)

  22. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Updated Features in OpenServer 6 [2]: • Updated Networking Components • Samba 3.0.13 • NFS v3 • Sendmail 8.11.1 • Updated Database Components • Postgresql 7.4.7 • MySQL 4.1.10 (removed in March 2006 recut) • CDRecord DVD Pro v 2.01.01a01

  23. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 6 Maintenance Pack 1: • Available to download from • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/release.php?rid=77 • Main features included: • Addition of Dual Core support • Mozilla updated to 1.7.10 • Java updated to 1.4.2_08 • Critical OS fixes

  24. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 6 Maintenance Pack 2: • Available to download from: • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/release.php?rid=133 • Main New features include: • Online Data Manager (ODM) 3.2 (requires an additional license) • Ant 1.6.5 • ftp and scp now LFS capable • Multiple Core Processor support • PCI Parallel Port Support • UPS Support • Scoadmin System Tuner

  25. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 6 Maintenance Pack 2: • Updated components include: • Apache Web Server   1.3.34 • Secure Shell OpenSSH_4.2p1 • Mozilla Web Browser 1.7.12 • Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2_10     • Portable Document Format (PDF) Viewer 3.01pl1 • Heimdal Kerberos 5 Implementation 0.6.5 • Samba File and Print Server 3.0.20 • PostgreSQL Database Management System 8.1.0 • ESP Ghostscript 8.15.1 • Apache Tomcat Servlet Container 4.1.31Na • Squid Proxy Cache 2.5.12 • AHCI HBA Driver 1.1 • ide - Generic IDE/ATAPI Driver 7.1.4c • Critical OS fixes

  26. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Other OpenServer 6 Projects [1]: • Dialogic Telephony Drivers: • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/release.php?rid=123 • MySQL Network • http://www.sco.com/products/mysql/ • SCO HA (requires an additional license): • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/release.php?rid=162 • USB Modem and Serial (Expected late June 2006) • Java 1.5 (expected June 2006) • Firefox/Thunderbird (expected CQ3 2006)

  27. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Other OpenServer 6 Projects [2]: • JBOSS: • ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr6/vols/jboss-4.0.2Sa-VOLS.cpio • Wine • ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr6/wine/ • FreeRadius 1.0.4 (upcoming Skunkware release) • OpenOffice (upcoming Skunkware release)

  28. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 6 Support Resources[1]: • Porting Guide: • http://www.sco.com/support/docs/openserver/600/porting/osr6portingTOC.html • Upgrade Guide: • http://www.sco.com/support/docs/openserver/600/porting/osr6portingTOC.html • Model Numbers: • http://www.sco.com/products/openserver6/model_numbers_master.html • Knowledge base: • http://wdb1.sco.com/kb/search

  29. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 6 Support Resources[2]: • Online Documentation and Late News • http://www.sco.com/support/docs/openserver/ • Support Download Page for OpenServer 6: • http://www.sco.com/support/update/download/product.php?pfid=12&prid=20 • SCO “Legend” Mailing List: • Legend-subscribe@list.sco.com • Porting/Migration Alias: • osr5to6@sco.com

  30. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 5 Features not implemented [1]: • In place upgrade • Complexity introduced by kernel change • For a description of how to manually upgrade see: • http://www.sco.com/support/docs/openserver/600/upgrade/index.html • Software Raid (Virtual Disk Manager) • ODM shipped as part of MP2 • Advanced File and Print Server (AFPS) • Migration Guide to Samba at: • http://www.sco.com/support/docs/openserver/600/migration/AFPStoSambaMigGuide.htm

  31. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • OpenServer 5 features not implemented [2]: • Netscape Communicator • Mozilla 1.7 is the alternative • Netscape Fasttrak Server • Apache 1.3 is the alternative • Volution Manager • IPX, NetBIOS and Netware • Advanced Power Management

  32. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Issues to be aware of [1]: • OpenServer 5 kernel drivers will not work on OpenServer 6 • Application/Console issues with at386-ie: TA 126154 and MP2 • PCI Parallel Ports: See MP2 • Documentation references to OpenServer 5 • Configuring a new Host Bus Adapter: TA 126185 • Running SCO Unix, OpenServer 5 and UnixWare 7 applications on OpenServer 6: TA 126184 • Modem Serial Port for Dial in/out: TA 126160

  33. OpenServer 6 Technical Overview • Issues to be aware of [2]: • Running Foxbase on OpenServer 6: TA 126153 • vi(C) displays only 8 lines: TA 126115 • Emergency Boot from CD only

  34. SCO OpenServer 6 Installation • In this section we will cover: • Initial System Load (ISL) Enhancements • Installing SCO OpenServer 6 • Hands on installation of SCO OpenServer 6

  35. SCO OpenServer 6 Installation • Initial System Load (ISL) Enhancements: • “No emulation” CD boot • Autoboot timer displayed at boot prompt • Support for install above 1024 cylinders/8GB • Autodetect of CPUs at boot time • Boot splash screen • Support for Installation Response Disk • Prompt for additional HBAs during ISL • HBA install from floppy and CD • Ability to run DCU once HBAs are loaded

  36. SCO OpenServer 6 Installation • ISL Enhancements [2]: • Defer option <F8> to use Evaluation License • Enterprise Edition is used for Evaluation • Install Media options are • autodetected CD drives • TCP Network Server • Can set the time on the server at install time • ISL accepts multiple licenses for upgrades • Licenses must be entered “most recent first” • Note there is no option to perform an in-place upgrade

  37. SCO OpenServer 6 Installation • ISL Enhancements [3]: • Hard Disk Setup Changes: • No need to badtrack disks anymore • New option to install on Alternative disk • “Customise” runs fdisk and divvy and allows you to configure up to 11 divisions on Primary Disk • Root filesystem can be VXFS or HTFS • User defined filesystems can be VXFS, HTFS, EAFS, AFS, S51K

  38. SCO OpenServer 6 Installation • ISL Enhancements [4]: • Graphics card, mode and resolution not configured at install time • Graphics deferred or autoconfigured at Xserver start • Mouse is autodetected and tested • Support for Network and Media less (PXE) install • Post ISL install logs are held in /usr/adm/ISL/log • ISL Restrictions: • ISL via Serial Console Not Supported • Support for configuration of only 1 disk at ISL • hwconfig hardware listing no longer displayed

  39. SCO OpenServer 6 Installation • ISL Demo/Walkthrough

  40. SCO OpenServer 6 Installation • Features and Differences Demo

  41. Questions?