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:
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:
At this time, the installation process allows you to configure the root hard disk only. If you have additional hard disks attached to the system, you cannot configure partitions and filesystems on those disks until after the installation completes.
You can use the Select alternate root disk option to select a disk other than the detected primary hard drive, to use as the root disk for the installation.
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.
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.
See ``Installing SCO OpenServer edition and upgrade licenses'' for more information.
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.