This documentation describes how to use Novell® Storage Services™ File System (NSS) to manage software RAIDs, pools, and volumes on a NetWare® 6.5 SP7 or later server. Unless otherwise specified, the information in this guide applies to NSS on both NetWare and Linux* platforms.
IMPORTANT:This book contains information for NetWare 6.5 SP8 and Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 Linux. For the latest information about using NSS on Linux, see the Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 Linux or later versions of the OES 2 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide.
This guide is intended for network administrators. Section 34.0, Security Considerations is intended for security administrators or anyone who is using NSS storage objects and is responsible for the security of the system.
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For the most recent version of the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell Storage Services File System Administration Guide, see the latest NetWare 6.5 SP8 Documentation Web site.
For information about planning and implementing storage solutions in Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, see the following:
The NW 6.5 SP8: Planning and Implementation Guide describes considerations for choosing a storage solution and system-wide caveats for implementing the different storage solutions.
NW 6.5 SP8: Storage and File Services Overview describes typical requirements for system storage, and identifies the various storage products and services in Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 that address those requirements.
File System Primer describes the variety of file systems available on Linux and which ones are the best to use for which workloads and data.
For more information about services referenced in this guide, see the following:
The NW 6.5 SP8: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide describes how to configure and manage DFS services for NSS volumes on NetWare or Linux.
The OES 2 SP2: Dynamic Storage Technology Administration Guide describes how to configure NSS volumes as shadow volumes by using Dynamic Storage Technology.
Novell Archive and Version Services provides interval-based archiving for user data. See the following guides:
The NW 6.5 SP8: File Systems Management Guide describes the Novell trustee model and how to configure file system trustees, trustee rights, and attributes for NSS volumes on Linux and NetWare, NetWare Core Protocol™ (NCP™) volumes on Linux, and NetWare Traditional volumes on NetWare.
The OES 2 SP2: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide describes how to manage NCP™ connections for NSS volumes on Linux.
The NW6.5 SP8: Server Disks and Storage Devices describes how disks are handled by the NetWare operating system.
The OES 2 SP2: Novell Linux User Management Technology Guide describes how to Linux-enable users for an OES 2 Linux server.
The NDK: Virtual File Services describes the software APIs for creating software applications and scripts to manage NSS volumes and services on Linux and NetWare.
The NDK: Novell Storage Architecture Component (Media Manager and NWPA) describes software APIs for creating storage-related applications.
The SLES 10 SP3: Storage Administration Guide describes storage services such as the EVMS volume manager, UUIDs, Linux multipath I/O for devices; and Linux software RAIDs 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.
Enterprise Volume Management System for Linux documentation:
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