35.8 Novell iFolder 2.1 x Implementation and Maintenance

The following implementation pointers are provided only as introductory information. To begin using Novell iFolder, see the Novell iFolder 2.1 Installation and Administration Guide .

35.8.1 Managing Novell iFolder 2.1 x

You manage Novell iFolder through the iFolder Management Console, which you can access directly or through iManager. For more information, see Using the iFolder Management Console to Configure Your iFolder System in the Novell iFolder 2.1 Installation and Administration Guide .

35.8.2 Configuring the Novell iFolder Server

Before you let users log in to the Novell iFolder 2.1 x server, complete the setup tasks in Configuring Your First iFolder Server in the Novell iFolder 2.1 Installation and Administration Guide .

35.8.3 Creating and Enabling Novell iFolder 2.1 x Users

To provide user access to Novell iFolder 2.1 x:

  1. Create User objects in eDirectory.

  2. Enable the User objects as Novell iFolder users.

  3. Have users create their Novell iFolder accounts by installing and using the Novell iFolder Client. They can then access Novell iFolder in the following ways:

    • On their local workstation

      Changes to their local iFolder are synchronized with the Novell iFolder server.

    • Using NetDrive to create a mapped drive to the Novell iFolder server

    • Using NetStorage to access the Novell iFolder server (providing you have enabled NetStorage for access to the Novell iFolder server)

    The NetDrive and NetStorage options provide direct access to the data store on the server, bypassing the local iFolder.

For more information, see Managing iFolder User Accounts in the Novell iFolder 2.1 Installation and Administration Guide .

35.8.4 Novell iFolder 2.1 x Maintenance

This section summarizes documentation resources to help you maintain Novell iFolder 2.1 x.

Monitoring the Novell iFolder Service Load

As the Novell iFolder service load increases, you might need to increase the server capacity by installing additional RAM or adding disk space.

Use the iFolder Management Console to monitor how the server is meeting the needs of your Novell iFolder users. For more information, see Accessing the iFolder System Monitoring Tool in the Novell iFolder 2.1 Installation and Administration Guide .

Consulting the Novell iFolder Documentation

Novell iFolder documentation includes the following information:

  • Novell iFolder 2.1 Installation and Administration Guide : Provides comprehensive information for administrators on configuring and managing Novell iFolder servers in the enterprise environment and includes the following:

    • A conceptual overview

    • Scenarios for deployment

    • Planning and management issues

    • Instructions for using the iFolder Management Console to manage Novell iFolder

  • Novell iFolder Quick Start : Introduces the Novell iFolder client and provides information on installing and configuring the Novell iFolder client on Windows workstations and laptops.

  • Novell iFolder 2.1 User Guide : Provides comprehensive information on installing, managing, and using the Novell iFolder client on workstations and laptops and includes the following:

    • A conceptual overview

    • Scenarios for use

    • Instructions for setting Novell iFolder client preferences

    • Information on securely accessing files from a handheld device or using a Web browser and Novell NetDrive

  • Novell NetDrive 4.1 User Guide : Provides information on installing and using NetDrive 4.1.

  • Novell 2.1 Readme : Provides information on known issues for the Novell iFolder server and client.

  • Novell NetDrive 4.1 Readme : Provides information on known issues for NetDrive 4.1.