I'm in the process of deploying OES2 SP2 through ZLM and I'm a little confused about the steps where novell says to deploy an answer file ? And in order to create this answer file it needs to be done from an OES2 SP2 server.

sudo yast2 create-answer-file ldap_password optional_domain_admin_password
where ldap_password=the LDAP (eDirectory) Admin password

Can someone explain what they mean by the LDAP (eDirectory) Admin?

Also, is this a must? The reason I ask is that I've been able to upgrade 15 servers so far with no issues but have run into an issue with one and would like to rule out this as an issue?

Thanks for the input.