OpenServer 6

OpenServer Release 6 Datasheet

OpenServer® Release 6.0 is an impressive new operating system for low-cost, commodity hardware that features large file support and support for a broad array of modern applications. With a decade of rock-solid stability and dependability, OpenServer has stood the test of time for small and large businesses needing an affordable all-in-one server.

OpenServer 6 brings to users a powerful, new, and modern operating system with large file support and kernel-level threading for greater application support. With speed and performance improvements due to the integration of the SVR5 kernel, OpenServer 6 establishes a new standard for rock-solid stability and dependability. With increased memory and file size support, security enhancements, backward compatibility, support for Apache, Java® and Mozilla, OpenServer 6 is pure power and reliability.

OpenServer 6 includes application support for powerful UnixWare® applications, and provides the easy-to-use KDE® graphical interface.

OpenServer has stood the test of time for small to large businesses needing an affordable all-in-one server. It’s the kind of advantage you expect from Xinuos, the supplier of the world's most popular UNIX® operating system for low-cost hardware.


OpenServer® is the applications platform of choice by computer professionals for reliable, stable, and secure deployment on Intel and compatible computer systems. Now, with the release of OpenServer 6 these attributes have been refined to meet the challenges of a global economy. The greatest improvements in OpenServer 6 include multi-threaded application support, large file support (up to 1 terabyte), and an updated look and feel. With the introduction of the SVR5 kernel technology, OpenServer 6 customers have reported up to 1000% increase in performance.

Key improvements include:

  • File support up to 1 TB
  • Multi-processor support increased to 32 processors
  • Memory support up to 64 GB
  • Adding the power of the SVR5 kernel that is in UnixWare 7.1.4 to OpenServer 6
  • Dramatic performance improvement


Reliability continues to be the most important OpenServer 6 differentiator. OpenServer is known for its phenomenal stability and quality. An IDC survey of 1000 IT professionals found UNIX to be superior to Linux in multi-processing, integration, security, and skills availability. Overall UNIX was more likely to meet expectations for features, overall performance and manageability.Recent studies have also concluded that UNIX is more secure than either Linux or Windows. Additional competitive advantages include low total cost of ownership, and established reseller relationships.

Xinuos offers a wide range of global services to meet partners' and end-users' business requirements. Customized and standard options are available. For more information about Xinuos's support offerings contact your local Xinuos sales representative, or in the Americas, phone 1 (800) 726-6561 or in the rest of the world, phone +44 8700 994 992.


OpenServer 6 contains many new features that help make your business and employees more productive. New and enhanced features of system management, performance, and ease of use in OpenServer 6 enable greater productivity for both administrators and users.


Businesses are built on reliability and stability. Many businesses rely on Xinuos’s UNIX platform to provide the high-level of security needed in a demanding, fast transaction business. Businesses need systems that are always up and always responsive, and they demand a level of security able to meet customer demands. OpenServer 6 includes new features and improvements that make it the most dependable UNIX-on-Intel platform available on the market.


Businesses today need instant information on new, mobile devices and clients. Stronger business collaboration tools enable business managers to make more intelligent decisions at a faster pace. With the increasingly mobile nature of business, strong server support is necessary to serve up instant information to a mobile workforce.

OpenServer 6 connects clients like PDAs, smart-phones and other handhelds to the corporate backbone. It also provides support for provisioning and deploying applications on mobile devices. OpenServer 6 includes security management tools for wireless device connectivity and allows system administrators to monitor the health of their systems and mission critical applications while on the move.


Xinuos recognizes the significant investment that companies make in their hardware and software IT solutions. With a large number of small businesses running Xinuos UNIX systems, a long term return on investment is imperative. With OpenServer 6 businesses have significant investment protection, including the ability to expand the computing environment, scalability (both up and out), support for large file systems to handle growth of business data, as well as the assurance of backward compatibility as future versions are released.

OpenServer 6 has the power to run some of the largest businesses in the world, yet is so simple to install and maintain that the smallest organization can manage it.


OpenServer 6 is an applications, or solutions, platform. It provides the productivity, security, agility, and investment protection required of a modern operating system, yet it extends far beyond the traditional limits of an operating system. OpenServer 6 is the productivity foundation that underpins the computer infrastructure for both large and small businesses.Get full details


OpenServer 6 brings even tighter compatibility with UnixWare because it is now possible to certify a solution on the specified releases of OpenServer or UnixWare and be assured that the solution (application software or device driver) will run unchanged on both platforms.Learn more about single and broad industry certification


Hardware Minimum Recommended Maximum
CPU A single Intel® Celeron®, Pentium®, Pentium II, Pentium II Xeon™, Pentium III, Pentium III Xeon, Pentium 4, or Intel Xeon microprocessor, or a microprocessor that is 100% compatible (e.g., AMD Athlon™, Athlon 64, Duron™, Sempron™, or Opteron™ processor) Pentium P4 32 CPUs
Memory 64MB of Random Access Memory (RAM) is required. For running graphically-intensive applications like Java or KDE, a minimum of 128 MB of RAM is required 256MB. 64GB
Disk Space To install all packages included in the media kit, 4GB of disk space is required. Small footprint installations can run on partitions as small as 1GB. 8GB 1TB (per disk)
Other Requires a CD-ROM and a BIOS that supports booting from the CD-ROM, keyboard, and monitor Mouse, NIC, and 1.44MB floppy drive  

*SAS available for HP Proliant products.


  • Starter Edition and Enterprise Edition Licenses
  • Different Upgrade Licenses for OpenServer 5.0.6 and 5.0.7
  • Upgrades are Edition sensitive
  • Trade-ins are available for OpenServer 5.0.0 through 5.0.5.
  • Additional user licenses for Enterprise Edition sized at 10, 25,100, and 500 users
  • Additional users for Starter Edition in increments of 5-users.
  • New set of maximum memory licenses for 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB
  • Additional processor licenses
  • Edition, Upgrade and Trade-in licenses available with bundled support
  • Trade-up license from Starter to Enterprise Edition


Language versions include portions of the operating system localized. Not all documentation is localized.

  • English
  • French
  • German


A separate license is required for each of these products. For detailed information on these products see their individual data sheets


  Starter Edition Enterprise Edition
Users 2 10
Memory 1GB 4GB
CPUs 1 4
Restrictions Special user bump None