SCO OpenServer Release 6 Sales Guide
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Upgrades and Trade-Ins
For those who have older SCO OpenServer releases in use, and wish to update to the OpenServer 6, SCO is offering specific licenses. You must provide proof of purchase for your existing SCO license in order to make sure you have a qualified license for either an upgrade or a trade-in.
Operating systems qualified for Upgrade to OpenServer 6 from OpenServer 5.0.7 or OpenServer 5.0.6
Your existing additional user, CPU or memory licenses can be used on the new OpenServer 6 system without buying new licenses. Enter the old licenses after installation of OpenServer 6 using the “scoadmin license” command.
Pricing and model numbers are different, depending on whether you are upgrading from OpenServer 5.0.6 or OpenServer 5.0.7. (See Upgrade Model Numbers)
Operating systems qualified for Trade-in to OpenServer 6 include OpenServer 5.0.0 through 5.0.5.
With OpenServer 6, SCO is introducing a new low entry level edition to the OpenServer family replacing the Host and Desktop Editions. The new Starter Edition is configured and priced for customers that need a full-featured, low cost server platform for supporting edge of network services, such as a file and print server or to run a small business environment.
- The Starter Edition contains all of the same performance, reliability, and scalability features that you have come to expect from OpenServer, but is packaged with a two users, a single processor and 1 GB of memory at a new low price.
- The new Starter Edition can be expanded as customer needs grow. Additional users, memory and CPUs can be added to the Starter Edition. This is a change from the older Desktop license.
- The additional user licenses for the Starter Edition are different model numbers than those for OpenServer 6 Enterprise Edition.
OpenServer 6 is designed to support upgrades from OpenServer 5.0.7 or OpenServer 5.0.6.
All upgrades require a fresh install of OpenServer 6. In-place upgrades are not currently supported. New for OpenServer 6 is all upgrade licenses are “edition sensitive”, meaning that the correct upgrade license must correspond to the Edition being upgraded. Two separate sets of upgrade licenses are available; one for upgrades from OpenServer 5.0.7 systems, and one for OpenServer 5.0.6 systems
- Enterprise Upgrades. For current licensees of the OpenServer 5.0.7 or 5.0.6 Enterprise Edition, when upgrading to OpenServer 6, your system will be licensed for the same Edition and the new default levels for Users, CPUs and Memory. During the upgrade process all valid add-on additional user, CPU, and Development System licenses may be added to complete the upgrade process. For example a 15 user (5 default plus a 10-user add-on license) OpenServer 5.0.7 or 5.0.6 Enterprise Edition after application of the OpenServer 6 upgrade will be licensed for 20 users (new default of 10 plus the 10-user add-on).
- Desktop Upgrades. For OpenServer 5.0.7 or 5.0.6 of Desktop Edition licensees, upgrading to OpenServer 6 will result in the new Starter Edition with 2 users plus the ability to grow the system by adding users in increments of five (5) with the Starter Edition user add-on license or additional CPUs or expanded memory licenses. The current Desktop memory limit of 4 GB will also be supported for upgraded systems.
- Host Upgrades. For OpenServer 5.0.7 or 5.0.6 of Host Edition licensees, upgrading to OpenServer 6 will also result in the new Starter Edition which comes with full networking support which is not included in current Host systems. Since OpenServer 5 Host Editions support five (5) users and 4 GB of memory, those limits will be retained. In the case of Host systems licensees who have added extra users beyond the default five, these extra add-on user licenses will not be usable on the upgraded system and will need to be exchanged for the equivalent number of the new Starter Edition 5-user add-on license. As with any Starter Edition, additional CPU, Maximum Memory and the 5-user licenses may be added to the system.
- Host licensees may also choose to upgrade to the OpenServer 6 Enterprise Edition by purchasing a cross upgrade license.
- SCO Update Licensee Upgrades : For customers that licensed SCO Update for OpenServer 5.0.7, the SCO Update license either bundled or add-on version will serve as the upgrade license for OpenServer 6 and the information on specific Edition upgrades above will apply. You only need a OpenServer 6 mediakit and your old OpenServer license + SCO Update license for that system and can fresh install OpenServer 6.
- If you use OpenServer 5.0.6 Enterprise you would need to order the SCO model number LX260-2601W-6.0 in order to upgrade to OpenServer 6 Enterprise. Click HERE for upgrade model numbers..
- If you use OpenServer 5.0.6 Desktop you would need to order the SCO model number LX250-2201W-6.0 in order to upgrade to OpenServer 6 Starter Edition.
- If you use OpenServer 5.0.7 Host you would need to order the SCO model number LX250-2400W-6.0 in order to upgrade to OpenServer 6 Starter Edition OR SCO model number LX260-2400W-6.0 in order to upgrade to OpenServer 6 Enterprise Edition.
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