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Novell® NetWare® 6.5 Operating System

Installation Instructions and Important Information for DellTM PowerEdgeTM 1950, 2900, and 2950 Systems

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Notes and Notices

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

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Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, PowerEdge, and OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Novell and NetWare are registered trademarks and eDirectory is a trademark of Novell, Inc.; Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. August 2006 P/N FK191 Rev. A00

This document contains information for installing the Novell® NetWare® 6.5 operating system Support Pack 5. The following installation and configuration activities are discussed: · · · Before you install NetWare 6.5 operating system Support Pack 5 Installing NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5 using the Operating System CD or the Overlay CD Completing the operating system installation

Before you Install NetWare 6.5 Operating System Support Pack 5

Before you begin installing the operating system, review the documentation that came with the NetWare software for important product information. Also, review your DellTM system documentation for additional information about NetWare installation and specific system features. Before you start your system for the first time, connect the keyboard, monitor, mouse, network interface card (NIC), and any other devices that you intend to use with your system. NOTICE: You must run NetWare Deployment Manager before installing the operating system on an existing network. Go to the Novell Support website at support.novell.com for further information and to download files. NOTE: The latest information for your system is provided in the Information Update document. Documentation for your system is available on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Look for the Information Update document under "Latest Product Information."

Installing NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5

Installation Using the Operating System CD or the Overlay CD

NOTE: Before installing NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5, ensure that you have the Overlay CDs. If you do not have them, download the Overlay CDs from the Novell Support website at support.novell.com. The NetWare 6.5 Installation and Upgrade Guide provides detailed instructions for installing or upgrading to NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5 using the NetWare 6.5 Installation CD. You can find this document on the Novell Support website at support.novell.com. Dell recommends the following for your NetWare installation: · Select the manual type of installation. Manual installation allows you to install Dell-specific drivers. At the initial release of NetWare 6.5, all required drivers are native to the Novell operating system. See your system documentation for information about NetWare installation and specific system features. · · · When prompted, create a 2-GB DOS boot partition. As you proceed through the installation, accept the defaults unless you are experienced with Novell NetWare installations. When you set up your server using the NetWare 6.5 Products CD, create a new tree for Novell eDirectoryTM unless you are experienced in installing NetWare into an existing network.

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Completing the Operating System Setup

After you install or upgrade to NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5, you may need to configure products to work in the new environment. You can install these products using NetWare Deployment Manager or from the X-Windows System graphical user interface (GUI). See the NetWare 6.5 online documentation for complete information on each product and service included with the NetWare 6.5 operating system.

Creating a Dell Drivers Directory

Create a directory for Dell drivers named, for example C:\dell\drivers. Copy all drivers to this directory to ensure that the drivers will not be overwritten if you later install a support pack.

Updating Device Drivers

After you install the operating system, Dell recommends that you update the device drivers on your system. For more information on the latest updates and downloads, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

Installing PERC 5 and SAS 5 Drivers for Your NetWare Operating System

The device drivers for your Dell PowerEdgeTM Expandable RAID Controller 5 (PERC 5) and the Serial Attached SCSI 5 (SAS 5) controller are native with NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5 and later. You can download the latest device version of the firmware for the controllers as well as the latest version of the device drivers for the NetWare operating system from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Follow the instructions on the website for creating a driver diskette.

Updating an Existing Driver for NetWare 6.5

NOTE: Use this method if the NetWare operating system and the storage controller are already installed, and you want to upgrade to the latest device driver for the controller. 1 Create a driver diskette. 2 Open a server console session. 3 At the prompt type: hdetect 4 Press <Enter> to continue to the Storage Adapters section. 5 Use the arrow keys to select the Storage Adapters section and press <Enter>. 6 Use the arrow keys to access the Driver Name section and press <Insert>. 7 Press <Insert> a second time to select the option of accessing the files on drive A. 8 Press <Enter> to select the new driver. 9 After the driver has finished loading, return to Driver Summary. 10 Continue and complete the installation.

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Installing the Device Driver for a New Controller

NOTE: Use this method if the NetWare operating system is already installed, and you want to install NetWare 6.5 or later version of the device driver after installing the controller. 1 At the root prompt, perform the following steps:

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Type: hdetect Press Continue on the first menu to go to the storage drivers. Follow the instructions for updating the driver. NOTE: For NetWare 6.5, you can press <F3> to auto detect the drivers.

2 Select Configure Disk and Storage Device Options, and then press <Enter>. 3 Select one of the options:

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Discover and Load an Additional Driver Select an Additional Driver

4 If you select the option Discover and Load an Additional Driver, the system detects the extra unit. At the prompt for selecting a driver from the list, press <Insert> to insert the driver, which completes the procedure. 5 If you select the option Select an Additional Driver, perform the following steps:

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After you select this option, the Select a Driver screen appears. Press <Insert> and read the instructions that appear. Insert the driver diskette in the diskette drive and press <Enter>. The system then detects and installs the driver.

Important Information

Dell OpenManageTM Software Support for NetWare 6.5

Dell OpenManage systems management software is not available for NetWare 6.5 on PowerEdge 1950, 2900, 2950, and later systems.

Device Driver Support

The device driver support necessary for installing NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5 on PowerEdge 1950, 2900, and 2950 systems is native to NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5 and later. Earlier support packs are not supported on these systems and you will not be able to install them. However, some stability issues do exist with some of the native device drivers. The following sections help you to download and use additional driver updates for your system.

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System Crash When Unloading the MEGA_SAS.HAM Driver

The native driver for the PERC5 (mega_sas.ham) may cause the system to crash when the driver is unloaded. To avoid this issue, download and update your mega_sas.ham driver to the latest version from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. This issue will be fixed in the next NetWare 6.5 support pack.

Stability Issues With the BNX2.LAN Driver

The native NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5 BNX2.LAN driver for the integrated network controllers on PowerEdge 1950, 2900, and 2950 systems has stability issues which could cause loss of network connectivity. To avoid this issue, download and update your BNX2.LAN driver to the latest version from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. This issue will be fixed in the next NetWare 6.5 support pack.

Incorrect ACPI Driver Loaded for Intel® Xeon® 5100-Series Processors

The NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 5 operating system does not detect Intel Xeon 5100-series processors accurately during operating system installation, causing the incorrect ACPI driver to be loaded. This behavior may cause several issues, such as, some processors not being enabled and ACPI power management features not working as expected. To resolve this issue, follow the instructions and install the patch contained in TID 2974107 on the Novell Support website at support.novell.com.

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