product description

The Novell File Management Suite is an integrated offering that provisions, relocates, optimizes, and reports on file storage based on user roles and customized business policies. The Novell File Management Suite helps customers manage the chaos of files and file systems in order to gain efficiencies, ensure compliance, and lower costs for their existing network and file storage infrastructure. The products in the suite are interoperable and complementary. Deploy the products independently, or deploy them in combination to take advantage of increased functionality and benefits.

The Novell File Management Suite includes the following products:

Novell File Management Suite 2.2 Product Descriptions

Novell Dynamic File Services 2.1

Novell Dynamic File Services is an information life-cycle management technology from Novell that uses a policy-based approach for relocating data between two paths. Dynamic File Services provides two pair types to address your storage needs: standard pair and retention pair. The standard pair allows you to efficiently manage your storage across a pair of paths while giving users access to files on both. When users connect to a network share on the primary path, they see merged view of files. The retention pair allows you to keep active data on the primary path, and to move static data that might occasionally need to be accessed to a retention repository on the secondary path. Remote shares can reside on network attached storage (such as NetApp and EMC filers), supported Windows server platforms, and supported cloud storage provider sites.

You decide how the files are distributed between a pair's paths by specifying policies that can move files based on their last accessed or modified date, file extension, file size, file type, and file owner. Policy enforcement is automated with scheduled and on-demand runs of the policies. Novell Dynamic File Services helps optimize the use of storage resources by directing less valuable files to cheaper storage devices, which lowers the costs of hardware, power, and cooling, and streamlines backup processes, without impacting the end user.

New capabilities in Novell Dynamic File Services 2.1 include:

 - Cloud storage archiving. Archive data to Amazon S3, Box, CloudMe, or Dropbox, using our intelligent policy engine to identify unstructured data (files and folders) hosted on Microsoft network shares, including a variety of third party Storage platforms from leading hardware vendors, including Dell, EMC, HP, and NetApp.

 - Web-based archive retention reviews for data hosted in the cloud. Gives ability to discard, or continue to archive based on compliance needs. All actions are tracked and audited.

 - Ability to select archive retention reviewers based on Active Directory Identity.

 - Schedule, and deliver notifications via Twitter or email to perform retention reviews for archived data hosted in the cloud.

 - File content policies. Move data to and from the cloud based on content of files rather than solely on file name, extension, or meta data.

Novell File Reporter 2.0

Novell File Reporter inventories network file systems and delivers the detailed file storage intelligence you need to optimize and secure your network for efficiency and compliance. Engineered for enterprise file system reporting, Novell File Reporter gathers data across the millions of files and folders scattered among the various network storage devices that make up your network. Flexible reporting and filtering options then present the exact findings you need so you can demonstrate compliance or take corrective action.

New to Novell File Reporter 2.0:

 - New architecture
 - PostgreSQL database (included with product)
 - Security reports
 - New file system reports
 - Detailed reports
 - Web browser-based administration
 - Simultaneous reporting of eDirectory and Active Directory storage resources
 - Report notifications

Novell Storage Manager 3.1

Novell Storage Manager introduces management and structure to an unmanaged and unstructured network storage system. In the process, it automates the full life-cycle management of user and group storage. Leveraging directory services (commonly referred to as "the directory"), Novell Storage Manager automates a comprehensive set of storage management tasks based on events, identity, and policies that reside in the directory.

New to Novell Storage Manager 3.1:

 - Cross-Empire Data Migration migration verification utilities
 - Mobile app
 - Dashboard
 - Performance enhancements

system requirements

Novell File Management Suite Platform Support System Requirements
Novell Dynamic File Services 2.1

Service:
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 SP2
- Windows Server 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

Management:
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista SP1
- Windows XP SP3
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 SP2
- Windows Server 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

Novell Dynamic File Services 2.1 Installation Guide

Novell File Reporter 2.0

PostgreSQL Database:
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012

NFR Engine:
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012

NFR Agent for Windows:
- Windows Server 2003 with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- Windows Server 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2008 with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012

NFR Agent for Linux:
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 with a 64-bit processor
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 with a 64-bit processor

Administration:
The administrative interface runs from a Web browser and has been tested on the following:

   Windows:
   - Internet Explorer 8
   - Internet Explorer 9
   - Internet Exlorer 10
   - Firefox
   - Chrome

   Linux:
   - Firefox

   Mac OS X:
   - Firefox
   - Chrome
   - Safari

   iOS:
   - Safari

Novell File Reporter 2.0 Installation Guide
Novell Storage Manager 3.1

Active Directory

Active Directory

NSM Engine:
- Windows Server 2008 SP2/R2 or later with a 64-bit processor

Event Monitor:
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

NSM Agents:
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later (for deployment without quota management), or Windows Server 2008 (for deployment with quota management)

Storage Platforms:
- Windows Server 2003 or later (quota management supported only in Windows Server 2008 and above)

Administration:
- Any Windows workstation or server with the .NET 4 Framework or higher installed

Novell Storage Manager 3.1 for Active Directory Installation Guide

eDirectory

NSM Engine:
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 or later with a 64-bit processor
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 11
- eDirectory 8.7.3.9 or later; or eDirectory 8.8 SP2 or later

Event Monitor:
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 or later with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 11
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 or later with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

NSM Agents:
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2a or later with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 11

Storage Platforms:
- NetWare 6.5 SP8 or later
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 1 and later

Administration:
- Any Windows workstation or server with the .NET 4 Framework or higher installed

Novell Storage Manager 3.1 for eDirectory Installation Guide

 

additional information

For Readme, installation, and administration documentation resources, see the Novell File Management Suite Documentation Web site at http://www.novell.com/documentation/file_management_suite.

For community support, see the Cool Solutions: File Management Suite Web site and the Novell Product Support Forums.

For patches and product updates, see the Patches & Security Web site.

purchasing the Novell File Management Suite

To purchase the Novell File Management Suite, contact a Novell Partner in your area.