3.3 Evaluating OES 2018 SP3 Software

This section walks you through the OES software evaluation process and discusses the following topics:

3.3.1 Understanding OES Software Evaluation Basics

You can evaluate the full OES product. The evaluation software is the complete, fully functional OES product.

As you install each server, you are required to accept an end user license agreement (EULA). Your rights to evaluate and use the OES product are limited to the rights set forth in the EULA.

Briefly, the evaluation period for OES servers is 60 days. To receive software updates during this time, you must have or create an account with the Customer Center, receive evaluation code for OES while downloading the software, and use this code to register your server. No software updates can be downloaded after the 60-day evaluation period expires until you purchase the product.

3.3.2 Evaluating OES

During the evaluation period, we recommend that you fully explore the many services available in OES.

3.3.3 Installing OES for Evaluation Purposes

After completing the instructions in Section 3.4.1, Downloading OES Software from the Micro Focus Web Site, you will have an activation/evaluation code for OES. As you install OES, you should register with the Micro Focus Customer Center and use this code to enable your server for online updates from the OES patch channels.

IMPORTANT:Always download the current patches during an installation.

Instructions for using the activation codes during an installation are found in Specifying Customer Center Configuration Settings in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

The evaluation period begins when the codes are issued. Use the same activation codes for each OES server you install during the evaluation period.