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Bob Crandell
06-Sep-2012, 19:02
Hi,

One of my servers randomly quits routing traffic to the internet.
rcnetwork restart "fixes" it for a while, sometimes a week, sometimes a
day.

NOWS SBE
It is the only server on this network.
# cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 4
# cat /etc/novell-release
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.3 (x86_64)
VERSION = 2.0.3
PATCHLEVEL = 3
BUILD

There are 2 NICs. This server has been running fine for a couple of
years. Now this started happening in the last few weeks.

It is fully patched.

Thanks
Bob Crandell

KBOYLE
06-Sep-2012, 19:18
Bob Crandell wrote:

> NOWS SBE
> It is the only server on this network.
> # cat /etc/SuSE-release
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 10
> PATCHLEVEL = 4
> # cat /etc/novell-release
> Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.3 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 2.0.3
> PATCHLEVEL = 3
> BUILD


If you upgraded your NOWS SBE server to the versions shown, that is
likely the problem.

http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=453941

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Bob Crandell
06-Sep-2012, 23:31
On Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:18:47 +0000, KBOYLE wrote:

> Bob Crandell wrote:
>
>> NOWS SBE
>> It is the only server on this network. # cat /etc/SuSE-release
>> SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64) VERSION = 10
>> PATCHLEVEL = 4
>> # cat /etc/novell-release
>> Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.3 (x86_64) VERSION = 2.0.3
>> PATCHLEVEL = 3
>> BUILD
>
>
> If you upgraded your NOWS SBE server to the versions shown, that is
> likely the problem.
>
> http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=453941

That is really mean. You could have at least blamed the hardware.

March was a long time ago. Has this changed at all?
"There are currently no plans to make OES2SP3 compatible with NOWS SBE
2.5."

I can't tell you how much I don't want to reinstall this server.

Thanks. I'll go have a talk with them.
Bob

KBOYLE
07-Sep-2012, 05:18
Bob Crandell wrote:

> That is really mean. You could have at least blamed the hardware.

I call 'em as I see them! :-)


> March was a long time ago. Has this changed at all?
> "There are currently no plans to make OES2SP3 compatible with NOWS
> SBE 2.5."

No! That's just the way it is with NOWS SBE. :-(

> I can't tell you how much I don't want to reinstall this server.

Well, there is good news:

Novell Open Workgroup Suite for Small Business
http://www.novell.com/products/openworkgroupsuite/smallbiz/

Your NOWS SBE license now gives you the full NOWS. You are no longer
hampered by the many NOWS SBE restrictions. It's not often we get a
second chance to "get it right"!

This thread is worth reading:
http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=459492

I hope you don't think of it as more bad news. If you survived a NOWS
SBE installation, installing SLES/OES is a breeze.

Now that we know this is an OES system, you should post further
questions in the NOWS SBE or one of the OES forums.

Good luck!



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Bob Crandell
03-Oct-2012, 17:32
On Fri, 07 Sep 2012 04:18:12 +0000, KBOYLE wrote:

> Bob Crandell wrote:
>
>> That is really mean. You could have at least blamed the hardware.
>
> I call 'em as I see them! :-)
>
>
>> March was a long time ago. Has this changed at all? "There are
>> currently no plans to make OES2SP3 compatible with NOWS SBE 2.5."
>
> No! That's just the way it is with NOWS SBE. :-(
>
>> I can't tell you how much I don't want to reinstall this server.
>
> Well, there is good news:
>
> Novell Open Workgroup Suite for Small Business
> http://www.novell.com/products/openworkgroupsuite/smallbiz/
>
> Your NOWS SBE license now gives you the full NOWS. You are no longer
> hampered by the many NOWS SBE restrictions. It's not often we get a
> second chance to "get it right"!
>
> This thread is worth reading:
> http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=459492
>
> I hope you don't think of it as more bad news. If you survived a NOWS
> SBE installation, installing SLES/OES is a breeze.
>
> Now that we know this is an OES system, you should post further
> questions in the NOWS SBE or one of the OES forums.
>
> Good luck!

Turned out not to be the server at all. It was a network switch with a
bad port. Oh Happy Day.

KBOYLE
03-Oct-2012, 18:13
Bob Crandell wrote:

> Turned out not to be the server at all. It was a network switch with
> a bad port. Oh Happy Day.

I'm glad it was an easy fix, even if it took a while to diagnose.
Nobody likes those kinds of surprises!

The versions of SLES and OES used in NOWS SBE are ancient. You should
start planning how migrate to current software versions *before* you
really do have a server problem!

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Bob Crandell
04-Oct-2012, 19:33
On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:13:15 +0000, KBOYLE wrote:

> Bob Crandell wrote:
>
>> Turned out not to be the server at all. It was a network switch with a
>> bad port. Oh Happy Day.
>
> I'm glad it was an easy fix, even if it took a while to diagnose. Nobody
> likes those kinds of surprises!
>
> The versions of SLES and OES used in NOWS SBE are ancient. You should
> start planning how migrate to current software versions *before* you
> really do have a server problem!

At the risk of going too far afield, I can do an in place upgrade to SLES
11 and it's OES without breaking things. Right?

Thanks
Bob

KBOYLE
04-Oct-2012, 22:28
Bob Crandell wrote:

> At the risk of going too far afield, I can do an in place upgrade to
> SLES 11 and it's OES without breaking things. Right?

Well, you can't upgrade a 32 bit system to a 64 bit system and if this
is a NOWS SBE system installed from the NOWS SBE media then it can't be
upgraded.

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Bob Crandell
05-Oct-2012, 15:40
On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:28:18 +0000, KBOYLE wrote:

> Bob Crandell wrote:
>
>> At the risk of going too far afield, I can do an in place upgrade to
>> SLES 11 and it's OES without breaking things. Right?
>
> Well, you can't upgrade a 32 bit system to a 64 bit system and if this
> is a NOWS SBE system installed from the NOWS SBE media then it can't be
> upgraded.

It's a 64 bit system.
You sure make it hard to be lazy.

KBOYLE
05-Oct-2012, 15:51
Bob Crandell wrote:

> You sure make it hard to be lazy.

IMO, it's better to know the what you're up against ahead of time than
have to correct a costly mistake!

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Bob Crandell
05-Oct-2012, 16:19
On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:51:56 +0000, KBOYLE wrote:

> Bob Crandell wrote:
>
>> You sure make it hard to be lazy.
>
> IMO, it's better to know the what you're up against ahead of time than
> have to correct a costly mistake!

This is true and that's why I asked. Now I'll be meeting with them to
schedule a time to do this.

Thanks
Bob