UnixWare® 7.1.4

UnixWare 7.1.4

UnixWare® 7.1.4 is the latest release of Xinuos’s award winning, state of the art UNIX® operating system. It is the mature and proven operating system to support your most critical line of business applications, yet is affordably priced to host all computer needs. It supports the newest industry standard hardware platforms and peripherals and contains even more of the high performance, scalability and reliability features that you have come to expect from UnixWare. As an added bonus, the default configurations of the most popular editions have been adjusted to provide even more value for your money. New installations of UnixWare 7.1.4 as well as upgrades immediately benefit from the additional value in UnixWare 7.1.4. A new, low-entry-level edition has been added and is configured and priced for low budget pilot projects, edge of network services and line of business applications for small companies.



What's New in UnixWare 7.1.4?

Introducing the UnixWare 7.1.4 Small Business Edition

The UnixWare 7.1.4 Small Business Edition (SBE) is the new Edition for customers that need a full-featured, low cost server platform for supporting edge of network services or as a file and print server. It is configured and priced to meet a wide range of needs, including support for a small business or for low budget pilot projects that need to quickly scale up to production if the pilot is successful. The Small Business Edition contains all of the same performance, reliability and scalability features that you have come to expect from UnixWare, and is packaged with a single user and 1 GB of memory. Like all the UnixWare Editions, additional users, and memory can be added to the SBE. However, when customers consider licensing additional resources for the SBE, they may find it more economical to “cross-grade” to a Business Edition instead of licensing additional resources for the SBE.

Additional Value in the Most Popular Editions

The default configurations of the most popular edition of UnixWare have been redefined to provide even greater value to your business.

UnixWare 7.1.4 Editions and the corresponding default configurations are shown in the following table. Note that changes from the previous versions of UnixWare are in red.

UnixWare 7.1.4

 

Small Business

Base

Business

Departmental

Enterprise

Data Center

USERS

1

1

10

25

50

150

CPUs

32*

32*

32*

32*

32*

32*

MEMORY

1GB

2GB

4GB

8GB

16GB

32GB

*Note that all UnixWare 7.1.4 editions now are licensed for 32 logical CPUs.

New Installation of UnixWare 7.1.4 as well as upgrades immediately benefit from the additional value in UnixWare 7.1.4

Enhanced Security Services

The enhanced security features ensure secure transmission of information over the internet, and protect your internal network from outside intrusion. IPSEC has been added to provide VPN services and OpenSSL and OpenSSH are updated for secure transmission over the internet.

Security enhancements have also been included in Sendmail and FTP. With Maintenance Pack 1, Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) capability will was added to enable system administrators to define custom authentication procedures for various system services. SAMBA has also been PAM-enabled in both the single and multi-byte modes and file and file system encryption support has also been added.

More Choices for Applications

UnixWare 7.1.4 application support has been enhanced with updated versions of Java and perl and the popular Mozilla browser has been added to the media kit to replace the old browser. In addition, the popular Open Source relational data bases PostgreSQL and MySQL are available in the media kit as fully supported options.

Installation Improvements

A fresh installation of UnixWare 7.1.4 is more efficient than previous versions of UnixWare. During installation, the system is automatically tuned for the number of users and CPUs. The UnixWare 7.1.4 boot process can be done above 8GB, and using PXE boot, installation can be done over the network. A UnixWare 7.1.1, 7.1.2 (OU8), or 7.1.3 system can be upgraded to UnixWare 7.1.4 in a single step, (though the upgrade fee varies depending on the release that is being upgraded from.)

Support for New Hardware

Xinuos works closely with its OEM partners to ensure that its operating systems products track the direction the major OEM suppliers. Specifically, UnixWare 7.1.4:

  • Supports USB 2.0 devices for a wide range of devices, including printers, keyboards, mice, disk drives, bootable devices and UPC scanners
  • Supports Intel and AMD multi-core CPUs
  • Supports IDE drives with ATA-6 and support for >128GB for storing very large amounts of data on low cost drives. IDE drives are also a lower cost alternative to SCSI drives for deploying RAID solutions
  • Contains new and updated graphics, network and HBA drivers, including Adaptec, Intel and LSI Logic and Qlogic HBA drivers
  • Enhanced support for PCI serial devices
  • Has full support for IBM x-440 platforms.
  • Audio support for i 845 audio chipset

Enhanced Usability Features

A number of new features have been added to UnixWare 7.1.4 to enhance the user experience and provide more user options:

  • CUPS has been added as an alternative to System V LP

  • Gimp-print 4.2.5, foomatic 3.0.0-01, ghostscript 7.05.6

    and hpijs 1.5 for CUPS, have been added
  • A UnixWare 7.1.4 emergency recovery disk can be made on a CD which provides more flexibility in environments where floppies no longer exist

  • Users can set a default desktop to appear at each login

  • Product documentation can be printed or viewed online in html format

  • The printer queue has been enlarged to accommodate 999 print jobs for each printer or class of printers

  • Support for Network Time Protocol v4 has been added

OpenServer Kernel Personality

UnixWare 7.1.4 runs OpenServer applications (including Xenix applications) using the OpenServer Kernel Personality (OKP) function to provide customers with powerful, flexible and cost effective deployment options. OpenServer Kernel Personality for UnixWare enables installation and native execution of OpenServer applications on UnixWare. OKP combines the UnixWare Application Compatibility Package (ACP) with a full OpenServer environment to provide the highest level of compatibility with OpenServer applications (including Xenix compatibility). OKP is an excellent tool for providing UnixWare levels of scalability and reliability to OpenServer applications without undertaking costly migration projects, or for consolidating several UW and OSR5 workloads on fewer UnixWare servers. Customers running multiple Xinuos servers can reliably choose UnixWare 7.1.4 as the platform for consolidating workloads to reduce operating expenses for compute environments that require a secure, mature, and stable platform to support business critical applications.

OKP lite is included in the media kit at no additional charge and is enabled by copying an existing OSR5 image and applications onto the UnixWare System. OKP full is for customers who need a fresh install of OpenServer 5.0.7 on UnixWare and is available for a nominal charge.

Optional Bundled Support Service

With UnixWare 7.1.4, an optional support bundle is available for customers who need affordable basic break/fix support. The service is flexible and can be tailored based on the customer’s business requirements and the service can be upgraded to one of the higher end offerings from Xinuos.

The support bundle includes:

  • Traditional break-fix support for 6 months for the operating system on the licensed server
  • Four business hour response (phone, e-mail, fax or Web, with option to uplift)
  • Two authorized technical contacts

The following options are available as add-ons to the basic bundled service:

  • 24 x 7 emergency service
  • One business hour response time
  • Layered product add-on
  • Upgrade to TEAM, SoftTech or SoftTech Plus

The bundled support is available for selected UnixWare Editions.

Optional Services Changes

The optional Reliant®HA failover cluster module has been enhanced with better GAB halt diagnostics and enabled for single heartbeat system startup for customers who need to start up a system before a cluster is established. This upgraded version of ReliantHA (version 1.1.4) is designed for both new installations and updating versions 1.1.1 through 1.1.3 of ReliantHA. Merge has been updated to version 5.3.26c.

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