1.2 Component Overview

1.2.1 The iFolder Client

The iFolder client integrates with your operating system to provide iFolder services in your native desktop environment. The iFolder client allows you to manage your own iFolders and to select which shared iFolders to set up on each computer. iFolder supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista* SP1

  • Windows XP SP2

  • Apple* Macintosh 10.4 and later

  • OpenSuse 10.3

1.2.2 iFolder Server

The iFolder enterprise server is a central repository for storing iFolders and synchronizing files. Before you start using iFolder, you need to connect to an iFolder server by using the IP address given by the administrator. For more information on iFolder accounts, see Section 1.3, iFolder Accounts.

iFolder 3.7 supports multi-server configuration, in which multiple servers participate in a single iFolder domain. A master-slave setup constitutes a multi-server configuration, where one or more slave servers are connected to a master server. This helps to host a large amount of data on your iFolder domain. For more information, see Section 3.0, Using iFolder with Novell iFolder 3.7.

1.2.3 iFolder Web Access Console

The iFolder 3.7 Web Access console provides you an interface for remote access to iFolders on the iFolder enterprise server. For more information on the Web Access Console, see Section 9.0, Using Novell iFolder 3.7 Web Access.