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NetWare Family Comparative Table, Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP)

The table below compares the features of NetWare 5.0, NetWare 4.20, intraNetWare and Netware 4.10.

Kernel - Core Services - Application Development - Management - Internet/Intranet - Upgrade Support - Other



Feature: Kernel

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 4.20

intraNetWare

NetWare 4.10
  • Symmetrical Multiprocessing (SMP)

Yes
(single kernel supporting max. 32 processors)

Yes
(separate multi-
processing NLM supporting max. 8 processors)

Yes
(separate multi-
processing NLM supporting max. 8 processors)

OEM-product

  • Memory Protection

Yes

No

No

No

  • Virtual Memory

Yes

No

No

No

  • Application Prioritization Capabilities

Yes

No

No

No

  • Number of Connections Supported

Thousands

Thousands

Thousands

Thousands


Feature: Core Services

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 4.20

intraNetWare

NetWare 4.10
  • Novell Storage Services (NSS)

Yes

No

No

No

  • Maximum Volume Size Supported

8 Terabytes

32 Gigabytes

32 Gigabytes

32 Gigabytes

  • Recovery Time (Average for 32 Gigabyte volume)

Seconds

Hours

Hours

Hours

  • Foot print

Minimum fixed at 8 MB

Depends on the number of directory entries in the file server

Depends on the number of directory entries in the file server

Depends on the number of directory entries in the file server

  • Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS)

Yes

Add-on

Add-on

No

  • I2O Support

Yes

Yes
(free file download)

Yes
(free file download)

No

  • Hot Plug PCI Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

  • RSA Public / Private Key

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • Auditing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • Secure Authentication Services (SAS)

Yes

No

No

No

  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Yes

No

No

No


Feature: Application Development

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 4.20

intraNetWare

NetWare 4.10
  • JVM and Java Tools

Yes

Add-on

No

No

  • CORBA ORB

Yes

No

No

No

  • NetBasic Interpreter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add-on

  • JavaBeans

Yes

No

No

No

  • JavaScript

Yes

No

No

No

  • Visual Basic Scripting Support

Yes

No

No

No

  • PERL 5.1

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

  • Integrated Debugger

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • International Cryptographic Services

Yes

No

No

No

  • Oracle8

Yes
(5 user)

Yes
(5 user)

Yes
(5 user, order via web)

No


Feature: Management

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 4.20

intraNetWare

NetWare 4.10
  • Novell Directory Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • WAN Traffic Manager

Yes

No

No

No

  • Catalog Services

Yes

No

No

No

  • LDAP v3 Support

Yes

No

No

No

  • Role-based Administration

Yes

No

No

No

  • DHCP/DNS integrated with NDS

Yes

No

No

No

  • ZENWorks Starter Pack

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

  • Full ZENWorks Functionality

Add-on

Add-on

Add-on

No

  • NDS for NT

Add-on

Add-on

Add-on
(requirements)

No

  • NDS for Unix (Solaris)

Add-on

Add-on
(requirements)

Add-on
(requirements)

No

  • NDS 8 Support

Yes
(free download)

No

No

No

  • NetWare Management Agents (NMA)

Yes

No

No

No

  • ConsoleOne Java based Administration Console

Yes

No

No

No

  • GUI management tools

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Feature: Internet/Intranet

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 4.20

intraNetWare

NetWare 4.10
  • IP Support

Pure IP

IP via NetWare/IP (encapsulation)

IP via NetWare/IP (encapsulation)

IP via NetWare/IP (encapsulation)

  • Compatibility Mode

Yes

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

  • Migration Agent

Yes

Yes
(runs on 4.2 to better integrate with NetWare 5)

No

No

  • Novell Webserver

No

No

Yes

Yes
(free download)

  • NetScape FastTrack Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add-on

  • NetScape Enterprise Server

Yes
(free download)

Yes
(free download)

Yes
(free download)

Yes
(free download)

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Support

Yes
(v3)

Yes
(v2.10)

Yes
(v2.10)

Yes
(free download)

  • Domain Name Services (DNS) Support

Yes
(v3, also supports Dynamic DNS)

Yes
(v2)

Yes
(v2)

Add-on
(v2)

  • CGI Scripting and NetBasic Support for creating Internet Applications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add-on

  • IPX/IP Gateway

No

Yes
(free download)

Yes
(free download)

Add-on

  • Multi-protocol WAN Router

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • File Transport Protocol (FTP) Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

  • NetScape Communicator

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

  • Network Address Translator (NAT)

Available with Support Pack 1

No

No

No

  • BorderManager

Add-on

Add-on

Add-on

Add-on


Feature: Upgrade Support

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 4.20

intraNetWare

NetWare 4.10
  • REXXware Migration Toolkit (RMT)

Free Download Available

Free Download Available

Free Download Available

Free Download Available

  • Novell Upgrade Wizard

Yes
(For upgrades from NetWare 3 and NetWare 4)

Yes
(For upgrades from NetWare 3)

Yes
(For upgrades from NetWare 3)

Yes
(For upgrades from NetWare 3)

  • Accelerated Upgrade

Yes
(free download)

No

No

No


Feature: Other

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 4.20

intraNetWare

NetWare 4.10
  • Year 2000 Ready

Yes

Yes

Yes
(with update)

Yes
(with update)

  • Remote Access via NetWare Connect

Yes

Yes

Add-on

Add-on

  • Back-up Support

SMS

SMS

SMS

SMS

  • Graphical Install

Yes

No

No

No

  • Support for Novell Licensing Service

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

  • Recommended Server Hardware Requirements
  • Pentium class or higher processor
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 550 MB available disk space
  • 386 class or higher processor
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 105 MB of available disk space
  • 386 class or higher processor
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 105 MB of available disk space
  • 386 class or higher processor
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 105 MB of available disk space
  • The C Library shipping with NetWare 4.10 SMP can't be updated (the server will Abend if you try to update CLIB)


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    This page was last updated on 5 November 1999