When can we expect production release of SP8 ?
It's been released: http://download.novell.com/protected/Summary.jsp?buildid=n6SkQz52x7s~
~~ Instructions: http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes2/esd/di_oes2_sp1.html
Tape drive problems
I'd like to suggest to mention a NWTAPE.CDM rename for those OPs, that run third party backup solutions: They don't need the NWTAPE.
So IMHO it might be better to hide it unloadable. E.g. rename it nwtape.cd_, or to move it to c:\nwserver\drivers\dont.use\nwtape.cdm