2.5 Understand Your Installation Options

2.5.1 OES Installation Overview

The software and network preparation processes required to install OES are outlined in Figure 2-1.

NOTE:Section 3.0, Getting and Preparing OES Software contains instructions for obtaining the ISO image files referred to in the following illustration.

Figure 2-1 OES Install Preparation

For detailed instructions, see Setting Up a Network Installation Source in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

For information about preparing the tree, see OES eDirectory Rights Needed for Installing OES and Preparing eDirectory for OES 2018 SP3 in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

2.5.2 About Your Installation Options

As illustrated in the previous section, OES lets you install from either physical media or from files on the network.

OES 2018 SP3 Options

OES includes numerous installation options as documented in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

Virtual Machine Installation Options

Virtual machine installations offer additional options. For more information, see Installing, Upgrading, or Updating OES on a VM in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

2.5.3 Use Predefined Server Types (Patterns) When Possible

OES includes predefined server installation options that install only the components required to provide a specific set of network services. These server types are called patterns.

For example, if you want to install an OES server that provides enterprise level print services, you should select the OES iPrint pattern during the installation.

You should always choose a predefined server type if one fits the intended purpose of your server. If not, you can choose to install a customized OES server with only the service components you need.

More information about server patterns is available in OES Services Pattern Descriptions in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.