product description

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:

Novell Storage Manager 3.1 is also available in the Novell File Management Suite, which includes Novell File Reporter and Novell Dynamic File Services. It is also available in Novell File Management Suite for OES which includes Novell File Reporter. For information, see the Novell File Management Suite Documentation Web site at http://www.novell.com/documentation/file_management_suite.

system requirements

Novell Storage Manager 3.1 supports Novell eDirectory and Microsoft Active Directory networks. For information about the installation requirements for each component in each environment, see the following resources on the Novell Storage Manager 3.1 Documentation Web site:

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

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

additional information

For other documentation resources, see the Novell Storage Manager 3.1 Documentation Web site at http://www.novell.com/documentation/storagemanager3.

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

purchasing Novell Storage Manager 3.1

To purchase Novell Storage Manager 3.1 or the Novell File Management Suite, contact a Novell Partner in your area.