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

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openserver 6 technical overview
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
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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
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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    • The Update Service has been withdrawn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
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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
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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
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OpenServer 6 Technical Overview
  • SCO OpenServer 6 Editions:
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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.
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
sco openserver 6 installation
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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SCO OpenServer 6 Installation
  • ISL Demo/Walkthrough
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SCO OpenServer 6 Installation
  • Features and Differences Demo