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Running Novell BorderManager on Novell Cluster Services

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By Craig Johnson, Mrinal KB, Sachhin AS

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Posted: 18 Sep 2003

Novell Cluster Services (NCS) 1.6 is a reliable and cost-effective storage area network (SAN) solution that provides you with virtually uninterrupted access to your critical storage resources. This multinode server clustering product for NetWare ensures high availability and manageability of critical network resources including data (volumes), applications, server licenses, and services. It is enabled for eDirectory and supports failover, failback, and migration (load balancing) of individually managed cluster resources.

This AppNote discusses the use of Novell BorderManager Proxy and Firewall services in an NCS environment. After describing the advantages of running BorderManager on NCS, it shows an example clustering setup and lists the steps for installing and configuring these BorderManager services in that environment. It also discusses the configuration of access control and authentication, and provides some practical tips on clustering BorderManager servers.


  • Example Cluster Setup
  • Novell BorderManager Pre-Install Procedures
  • Installing Novell BorderManager on Cluster Nodes
  • Configuring the Novell BorderManager Nodes
  • Configuring Access Control and Authentication
  • Tips for Clustering BorderManager Servers
  • Conclusion

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