DeployAgents Tool: A tool that is used for remotely installing and configuring NFR Agents, NSM Agents, and Novell Storage Manager Event Monitors.
Identity System: Refers to the supported directory services, which are eDirectory and Active Directory. Novell File Reporter can report on storage resources that reside in either identity system.
NFR Agent: Compact programs that can run on Novell Open Enterprise Server and Microsoft Windows Server hosts. NFR Agents can examine and report on a variety of file systems, including Novell NSS, Traditional, and Windows NTFS. Additionally, NFR Agents examine and report on file system security, including folder rights, trustee assignments, and permissions.
NFR Engine: The component that runs Novell File Reporter. It can be hosted on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012.
The NFR Engine does the following:
Stores scans in the database
Schedules the scans that the NFR Agents conduct
Processes the scans and compiles them for inclusion in a report
Provides the report information to the user interface
Determines that a condition has been met to start a triggered report
Runs scheduled reports
Monitors how many agents are online
Sends notifications that Novell File Reporter has completed a scan or generated a report
Novell Storage Manager: A network file management system that utilizes directory services enacted policies to automatically manage user and group network storage. When installed and configured in the same network, Novell File Reporter can report on Novell Storage Manager policies.
PostgreSQL Database: The database for Novell File Reporter.
Preview Report: A report generated through theoption. Might also be referred to as “viewing the report in Preview mode.”
Proxy Agent: An NFR Agent that performs agent services on a storage resource through a proxy association. NAS devices, clustered configurations, and NetWare servers require proxy agents.
Proxy Target: Servers, clusters, and NAS devices that are not hosting an NFR agent but are being scanned through a proxy agent.
Report: The result of a report request specified through the report definition. Novell File Reporter provides 17 different reports. Reports are first presented on-screen in either Preview or Stored mode. You can save reports in a number of different formats.
Scan: Comprehensive file information pertaining to a storage resource at a specific time. Information from scans is the means of generating reports.
Scan Policy: Specifies how and where the scan is conducted. All scans are managed through a scan policy.
Scan Target: The storage resource on the network that can be scanned by Novell File Reporter.
Storage resource: A resource within the network environment that Novell File Reporter monitors and reports on. Depending on the environment in which Novell File Reporter is deployed, a storage resource can be a server volume, a Windows server share, a Novell Storage Manager policy, or a network folder path.
Stored Report: A report that is stored in the Reports folder of the NFR Engine. By default, a stored report is only stored for 30 days, but this setting can be adjusted through the Stored Reports Configuration page.
Unformatted Report: Report data generated as “raw” text rather than formatted and presented in a formatted report. In some instances, having an unformatted report might be useful for doing extensive sorting and filtering of the report data through a product such as Microsoft Excel.
Web Application: The Novell File Reporter administrative interface that runs on top of Microsoft IIS.