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By Friscojw ·
I have a client running 4.11. What are a few reasons to stress on why he should upgrade?

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by jtschneider In reply to 4.11 Upgrade

One Big Reason - Novell offically ends support for NetWare 4.11 in December of 2001

2 - Support for open standard protocols like TCPIP. Depending on the size of the customer, they may want to work towards eliminating IPX from their network and implementing Pure IP (IP can now make native NCP calls and no IPX is needed)

3 - Most of Novell's future products will only take advantage of eDirectory (version 8 of NDS). eDirectory 8.5 runs very well on NetWare 5.1 and is the preferred platform for eDir. eDirectory will also run on non-netware platforms such as Windows NT/2000 or Solaris UNIX.

4 - The benefits of NDS 8 (comes with NetWare 5.1 or 6) are many. Increased performance (NDS tree walking is much faster), scalability (up to one million objects per partition - this used to be approximately 1500 to 3500 objects) and reliability. Supports LDAP ver 3 for directory searches and inquiries.

5 - you can access data across the Internet using webdav. Remote users can then access their home drives and the stored data without having to install the Novell client on their home PC or laptop. Inbound Port 80 traffic will need to be opened on the firewall.

5 - Servers can be managed using the Management Portal NLM. Serverscould then be managed across the Internet using the default TCP port of 2200. The server can remotely be rebooted or monitor.nlm-like stats can be checked. SET parameters can also be changed.

There are many other reasons and the size of the customer can definitely be a factor. The support reason is a large factor for upgrading. The types of applications are also important. They must be checked to see if they support NW 5 or 6.

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by interpretivewoodwork In reply to 4.11 Upgrade

Your not going to get a better answer than the one from jschnider. (sp?)

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