At a glance
Publisher
Novell
Web
Status
Not Available, Not Supported
Introduced
1984
Latest
6.5 SP8
Design
Multitasking
Type
Server
 
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
 
Details
Summary High performance server including web-based administration and one of the most compressive directory services for large environments. Some documents refer to Netware as Open Enterprise Server, but this is a set of tools that runs on Linux.
News 7-Mar-2010 General support ends, but Knowledgebase is available for self-support.
23-Apr-2009 General support for Netware ends in March-2010.
23-Jul-2003 Netware 6.5 to ship in August (there was no press release for the actual launch)
14-Apr-2003 Netware 6.5 Announced, and Beta available
17-Oct-2001 Netware 6 Released
Requirements
Product Novell NetWare 6.5
Processor Pentium II or better, PIII or better recommended
RAM 512 MB or more recommended
Drive space 2 GB plus 200 MB in a FAT partition
Drives Runs from hard disk
Video SVGA or better
File systems FAT and NetWare
Compatibility NLM (NetWare Loadable Modules)
Java
Interface Text based, with GUI web-based management
Installation The boot up portion installs in a DOS 3.3 or later boot partition and requires at least 200 MB free (DOS 7 is included with NetWare if needed). The OS itself installs in its own primary partition on any drive.
Variants {Variants}
Versions 3.2
4.0
4.1
4.2
5.0
5.1
6.0 17-Oct-2001
6.0 SP1 6-Mar-2002
6.0 SP2 11-Sep-2002
6.5 Aug-2003
6.5 SP1 10-Nov-2004
6.5 SP2 20-Jun-2005
6.5 SP3 7-Jul-2005
6.5 SP4 7-Jul-2006
6.5 SP5 24-Sep-2007
6.5 SP6 13-May-2008
6.5 SP7 1-Mar-2010
6.5 SP8 21-Oct-2010
Downloads Download center
Links Novell
Support
Open Enterprise Server Home
Documentation archive
Developers Home
Books Books on Netware
Publisher Novell, Inc.
1800 South Novell Place
Provo, UT 84606
USA

Phone 888-321-4272
Web www.novell.com
Support Discontinued
Alternatives Windows Server, Linux, Solaris
Secrets
Pricing Historical pricing, as it is no longer sold:
NetWare per user license $184
NetWare Server $995 (with 5 client licenses)
NetWare Server $1840 (with 10 client licenses)
NetWare Server $4600 (with 25 client licenses)
NetWare Server Competitive Upgrade $530 (w/ 5 client licenses)Compare
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