3.4 Downloading and Preparing OES Software

3.4.1 Downloading OES Software from the Micro Focus Web Site

If you already have OES ISO image files, skip to Section 3.4.2, Preparing the Installation Media.

If you have OES product media, skip to Section 3.3.3, Installing OES for Evaluation Purposes.

To download ISO image files from the Web:

  1. Login to Software Licenses and Downloads (SLD) website or if you don’t have a Micro Focus account, create an account.

  2. Click Search Account and select your account.

  3. Click Downloads and select the product as Open Enterprise Server 2018 SP3, product name depending on your license type and version as 2018.3.

  4. In the Description column, mouseover Reference Material and click Readme to view the .iso name and the new features in the release.

  5. In the Action column, mouseover More Details to view the .iso name and checksum value.

  6. In the Action column, click Download to download the .iso file.

  7. If you have purchased OES previously and received your OES activation codes, skip to Step 9.

    Otherwise, in the Evaluating Open Enterprise Server 2018 SP3 section, click the Get Activation Codes link in the Open Enterprise Server 2018 SP3 paragraph.

    60-day evaluation codes are sent in separate e-mail messages to the e-mail address associated with your Micro Focus account.

  8. Access your e-mail account and print the messages or write down the activation codes.

    OES code is required for product registration and downloading software updates.

  9. Verify the integrity of each downloaded file by running an MD5-based checksum utility on it and comparing the values against the value displayed in Step 5.

    For example, on a Linux system you can enter the following command:

    sha256sum filename

    where filename is the name of the .iso file you are verifying.

    For a Windows system, you need to obtain a Windows-compatible MD5-based checksum utility from the Web and follow its usage instructions.

  10. (Optional) If you plan to install OES from files on your network, see the instructions in Setting Up a Network Installation Source in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

3.4.2 Preparing the Installation Media

IMPORTANT:If you have downloaded .iso image files from the Web, it is critical that you verify the integrity of each file as explained in Step 9. Failure to verify file integrity can result in failed installations, especially in errors that report missing files.

Instructions for preparing installation media are located in Setting Up a Network Installation Source in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

3.4.3 Installing Purchased Activation Codes after the Evaluation Period Expires

After purchasing Open Enterprise Server, use the instructions in Registering the Server in the Customer Center Using the Command Line in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide to enter the purchased activation codes that you received with your purchase. After logging in as root, complete the step where you enter the activation codes, replacing the evaluation codes with the purchased codes.