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Migrating GroupWise to OES2 Linux (SLES10.1)



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October 30, 2007 10:54 am

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Here’s a step-by-step process for moving your GroupWise system from NetWare to OES2, courtesy of Norm O’Neal.

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Solving a Socket Error on a Linux Client



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October 30, 2007 5:28 am

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Ritu Sati explains how to deal with socket errors that occasionally happen when you run the eDirectory LDAP performance tool on a Linux client.

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Getting Notifications on E-mails for a Designated Folder



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October 30, 2007 4:19 am

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Anita Moore shows you how to filter incoming e-mails into a designated folder and then get notifications for new messages that arrive there.

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Configuring WebAccess on OES2

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October 30, 2007 2:55 am

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Aaron LeSaux explains how to adjust the default installation of WebAccess so it handles the Tomcat path and ProxyPass correctly.

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Troubleshooting a C06B Error with the GroupWise Server Migration Utility



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October 30, 2007 1:17 am

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Matt Ray explains how to avoid a C06B error when dealing with the GroupWise Server Migration Utility.

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Configuring Virtual Hosting using Apache2 on SLES 10



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October 29, 2007 4:14 pm

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Muhammad Sharfuddin shares a guide on how to configure Virtual Hosting using Apache2 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

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Standards-based open source Storage Resource Management for FibreChannel SANs



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October 29, 2007 9:51 am

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Novell, as a member of both the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and the Eclipse foundation, has been participating in an open source Storage Resource Management (SRM) project called Aperi

Goals of Aperi are stated at the project page – Aperi is a vendor-neutral, open, storage management framework designed to cultivate both an open-source community and an ecosystem for complementary products, capabilities, and services around the framework to promote greater consumer choice and foster competition.

Aperi discovers and manages storage network devices (arrays, swiches and HBAs) and relationships with host servers using a variety of protocols and standards, including SNMP and the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). SMI-S is based on the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Common Information Model (CIM) and defines a number of now standard profiles for storage management.

SNIA has published a series of excellent tutorials on Storage Resource Management and the SMI Specification.

As an Eclipse project committer, I’ve been spending a bit of my spare time contributing to the Aperi project – first to get the Eclipse based Linux development environment and build working for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, and most recently, adding code to support Xen-based Virtual Machines:

AperiXenDisk

The upcoming 0.4 release of Aperi will support SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 and therefore layered Novell products such as Open Enterprise Server 2 and ZENworks Orchestrator based Virtual Machine Manager, which provide Xen as the platform Hypervisor for running guest Virtual Machines.

The Aperi project is a great open source Storage Resource Management tool, for many Fibre Channel SAN-based storage solutions including High Availability Clusters and Virtual Machine Grids.

You can download source code and binaries here and the Aperi project welcomes additional developers, maybe there is a feature you would like to see added, please us know or join the project via the aperi-dev mailing list.

Regards,
Robert

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Nested Groups support in eDirectory 8.8 SP2



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October 28, 2007 11:32 am

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In my last blog, I talked about the performance improvements in eDirectory 8.8 SP2. I am going to talk about a couple of new features this time.

Configurable LDAP interfaces

A multi-valued string attribute is added to the LDAP server object. This attribute is used to store LDAP URLs on which LDAP server listens (on both cleartext and secure ports). This attribute is useful in configuring multiple instances, that requires each instance of the eDirectory server to listen on a specific interface. The attribute can be configured with the IP addresses and port numbers in the LDAP URL format. The LDAP server listens on these IP addresses and ports.

Examples:

The default value of ldapInterfaces attribute is ldap://:389 and ldaps://:636 This means, LDAP server listens on default ports on all the IP addresses configured in the machine.

Nested Groups

There have been multiple requests in the past to provide Nested Group support in eDirectory. We are there finally. eDirectory 8.8 SP2 comes with an experimental support for nested groups where groups can be member of another groups and rights can be assigned in a more organized way. I call it as experimental because the current implementation comes with its own limited support, such as:

  • Nested relationships do not span beyond the local server; the objects, users, and groups involved need to be locally present on the server.
  • No duplicate elimination is done in membership listing.
  • Nesting of dynamic groups is not supported.
  • Nested ACLs as well as the nesting semantics are not supported on older eDirectory servers (version 8.8 SP1 and earlier).Group nesting is possible only within the local server
  • Nested groups can be managed only through LDAP tools today. iManager plug-ins are awaited.

An existing static group can be promoted to a nested group by associating the nestedGroupAux auxiliary class. This auxiliary class should be present on both the containing group (groups that exhibit nested property) and the contained group (groups those are member of another group).

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ZENworks 7 Imaging from USB drives using EXT2 partitions



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October 26, 2007 3:37 pm

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Updated with instructions about using EXT2 partitions. Rich Bryant shares the steps to facilitate using a large external USB Hard drive for ZENworks 7 Disconnected Imaging. It utilizes the ZENworks CD software modified to run on USB storage devices and sets up a data volume to hold your images.

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ODF happening in Berlin



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October 26, 2007 10:48 am

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There’s an interesting ODF shindig happening early next week in Germany. The ODF Workshop taking place in Berlin is touted as the first international OpenDocument Format user workshop. Sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office in collaboration with the ODF Alliance, of which Novell is a member, the workshop is designed for government entities that …

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