Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This accomplishes the following:

• Implements bug fixes and other defects
• Resolves known security vulnerabilities
• May include feature enhancements
• Keeps systems up to date and easier to support
• Ensure support from vendor if issues arise

The following tables outline the baselines for the major products within our core area of expertise.
Red = Changed since last quarterly baseline; Gray Italics = Obsolete Product

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Server Operating Systems

Patch Version (Release Date)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11)

SLES 11 SP2 (Feb 27, 2012)**

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10)

SLES 10 SP4 (April 12, 2011)

Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11)

OES 11 SP1 (Aug 28, 2012)**
SLES 11 SP2 (Feb 27, 2011)

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)

OES 2 SP3 (Dec 22, 2010)
SLES 10 SP4 (April 12, 2011)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Win2008 R2 SP1 (March 15, 2011)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Win2008 SP2 (June 25, 2009)

Novell NetWare 6.5 (Obsolete)

NW6.5 SP8 + (May 6, 2009)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Obsolete)

Windows 2003 SP2 (May 12, 2007)

Email Systems and Collaboration

Patch Version (Release Date)

Novell GroupWise 2012

GW 2012 SP1 (Sept 21, 2012)

Novell GroupWise 8

GW8 SP3 HP1 (Sept 14, 2012)

Microsoft Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 SP2 (Dec 4, 2011)

Microsoft Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 SP3 (June 20, 2010)

Novell Vibe

Vibe 3.3 (Jun 26, 2012)

Novell DataSync Mobility Pack

Mobility Pack v1.2.4 (Aug 22, 2012) **

Novell GroupWise 7 (Obsolete)

GW7 SP4 FTF (July 14, 2010)

Microsoft Exchange 2003 (Obsolete)

Exchange 2003 SP2 (Oct 11, 2005)

Novell Products

Patch Version (Release Date)

Novell eDirectory 8.8

eDirectory 8.8 SP7 Patch 1 (Aug 6, 2012)*

Novell eDirectory 8.7 (Obsolete)

eDirectory 8.7.3 SP10 (Oct 22, 2009)

Novell ZENworks 11

ZCM 11.2.1 (Jul 17, 2012) **

Novell ZENworks 11 Agent

ZCM 11.2.1 (Jul 17, 2012)

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 10

ZCM 10 SP3 (Mar 24, 2011)

Novell ZENworks 7 (Obsolete)

ZEN 7 SP1 Release 4 (Aug 13, 2009)

VMWare Products

Patch Version (Release Date)

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.x

ESXi 5.1.0 Build 799733 (Sep 10, 2012)

vCenter 5.x

vCenter 5.1.0 Build 799735 (Sep 10, 2012)

VMware vSphere ESXi 4.x

ESXi 4.1.0 U3 Build 800380 (Aug 30, 2012)

vCenter 4.x

vCenter 4.1.0 U3 Build 816786 (Aug 30, 2012)

Gwava Products

Patch Version (Release Date)

Gwava Reload

Reload 3.1 Build 311180 (May 2, 2012)

Gwava Retain

Retain 2.6.2 (Mar 16, 2012)

Gwava 6 Anti virus

Gwava 6 build 20 (May 29, 2012)

Gwava 5 Anti virus

Gwava 5 Build 28 (Apr 3, 2012)

Gwava 4 Anti virus

Gwava 4.51 Build 9 (Feb 15, 2011)

Gwava Redline 3.5.0

Redline 3.5.1 Build 1012 (Feb 16, 2012)

** Important Notes about SLES 11 SP2 specific to certain Novell products **

When SLES 11 SP2 was first released, many of the Novell products such as OES11, Datasync Mobility Pack, and ZENworks were not supported on SLES11 SP2. Since then, Novell has released subsequent updates that are certified. Therefore, updates for both the underlying OS and the application/service should be considered when applying baseline updates. We are not aware of any “Current” version products on our list that are not certified on SLES 11 SP2.

Miscellaneous Items and Notes

• BIOS updates, firmware, etc should be applied as recommended by the specific hardware manufacturer. The list is too vast to include here.
• As a rule of thumb, there are usually several post Service Pack patches available. When applying baseline updates, we generally recommend applying those patches that are automatically downloaded either through Microsoft Update manager or Linux’s Online Update tool.
• *eDirectory 8.8 patch is somewhat subjective depending on software installed.
For example, on OES2 or OES11, eDirectory should be updated automatically with the OES patches. Other implementations may require manual updates.

Vendor Product Lifecycle Links:

• Novell (Support Lifecycle)
• Microsoft (Support Lifecycle)
• GWAVA (Product Info)
• VMware (Support Lifecycle)
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