3.1 Novell iManager and Storage-Related Plug-Ins

Novell iManager is a Web browser-based tool used for configuring, managing, and administering Novell eDirectory™ objects on your network. The Storage plug-in is the primary tool used to manage NSS devices, software RAIDs, pools, and volumes.

Novell iManager gives you the ability to assign specific tasks or responsibilities to user accounts and to present the user with only the tools (with the accompanying rights) necessary to perform those sets of tasks. For more information, see the Novell iManager 2.5 Administration Guide .

NOTE:The storage-related plug-ins do not support Mobile iManager.

This section discusses the following:

3.1.1 Understanding Storage-Related Plug-Ins

The following table identifies the storage-related plug-ins for OES:

Table 3-1 Storage-Related Plug-Ins for iManager 2.5 and 2.6

Storage-Related Plug-In

NPM File

Use to Manage

Role in iManager

Archive Versioning Management

arkmgmt.npm

Novell Archive and Version Services for NetWare

Archive Versioning

Cluster Services Management

ncsmgmt.npm

Novell Cluster Services 1.7 and 1.8

Cluster Services

NSS Management

nssmgmt.npm

Novell Distributed File Services for NetWare (Available in NetWare 6.5 SP6 and later)

Distributed File Services

Native File Access Protocols for NetWare (AFP, CIFS, and NFS)

File Protocols

Novell Storage Services

Storage

Storage Management

storagemgmt.npm

Contains common code for all storage-related plug-ins

Required when using any combination of storage-related plug-ins

IMPORTANT:These plug-ins share code in common in the storagemgmt.npm file. If you use more than one of these plug-ins, you should install, update, or remove them all at the same time to make sure the common code works for all plug-ins. If you remove only one of the plug-ins, it removes the common code and breaks the remaining installed plug-ins.

3.1.2 Prerequisites for Using the Storage-Related Plug-Ins

The requirements in this section apply to the following storage-related plug-ins for iManager 2.5:

  • Storage plug-in

  • Distributed File Services plug-in (NetWare)

  • File Protocols plug-in (NetWare)

  • Archive Versioning plug-in (NetWare)

  • Clustering plug-in

IMPORTANT:The Storage, Distributed File Services, File Protocols, Archive Versioning, and Cluster Services plug-ins share common code in the storagemgmt.npm file. If you use more than one of these plug-ins, you should install, update, or remove them all at the same time to make sure the common code works for all plug-ins. If you remove only one of the plug-ins, it removes the common code and breaks the remaining installed plug-ins.

Upgrading to Novell iManager 2.5 and 2.6

The initial release of OES used iManager 2.0.2.

In OES SP1 and NetWare 6.5 SP4, the storage-related plug-ins were redesigned. Enhancements made to the plug-in are not backwards compatible. To take advantage of the changes, you must upgrade from iManager 2.0.2 to iManager 2.5 or later. For information, see Upgrading to iManager 2.5 in the Novell iManager 2.5 Installation Guide .

In NetWare 6.5 SP6, the Distributed File Services plug-in was added. It requires iManager 2.6, which is shipped with the SP6 release.

EVMS

For OES Linux, NSS requires that EVMS be the volume manager of devices that contribute space to NSS pools (and its NSS volumes), and to NSS software RAID devices. It does not recognize devices that are being managed by non-EVMS volume managers. Only unconfigured devices or EVMS-managed devices with free unconfigures space are available to you when you create or expand NSS pools and software RAID devices.

For information about how to make EVMS the volume manager for your existing non-EVMS devices, see Section C.3, Making Devices Available to EVMS.

Web Browser Language Setting

The iManager plug-in might not operate properly if the highest priority Language setting for your Web browser is set to a language other than one of iManager’s supported languages. To avoid problems, in your Web browser, click Tools>Options>Languages, and then set the first language preference in the list to a supported language.

Protocols

The following table provides information about the protocols needed to use iManager to manage storage in a heterogeneous environment. A protocol annotated with an asterisk is the default and is configured automatically on the servers. The protocols that you use must be loaded and running on both the iManager server and the target server that you want to manage.

Table 3-2 Interoperability of Protocols for iManager Server and Target Servers

iManager 2.5 or later Server

Target Server

OES Linux and later

OES NetWare and later; NetWare 6.5 SP4 and later

NetWare 6.5 SP3

NetWare 6.5 SP2

OES Linux and later

* WBEM

CIFS

* WBEM

CIFS

WBEM (Start WBEM.)

CIFS

CIFS (Field Patch 2B)

OES NetWare and later; NetWare 6.5 SP4 and later

* WBEM

CIFS

* WBEM

NCP

CIFS

WBEM (Start WBEM.)

* NCP

CIFS

* NCP

CIFS (Field Patch 2B)

NetWare 6.5 SP3

* WBEM

CIFS

* WBEM

NCP

CIFS

WBEM (Start WBEM.)

* NCP

CIFS

* NCP

CIFS (Field Patch 2B)

NetWare 6.5 SP2

Not available

* NCP

* NCP

* NCP

WBEM

Where WBEM is the default protocol, WBEM is loaded and runs automatically when you start the server. Otherwise, you must start WBEM to use the protocol.

IMPORTANT:If you receive file protocol errors, it might be because WBEM is not running.

To check the status of WBEM:

  1. As root in a console shell, enter

    rcowcimomd status
    

To start WBEM:

  1. As root in a console shell, enter

    rcowcimomd start
    

For information about installing WBEM, see “Setting Up OpenWBEM” in the OpenWBEM Services Administration Guide for OES .

CIFS (NetWare)

Where it is available, CIFS must be configured before you can use it. An additional CIFS setup requirement for Field Patch 2B is noted where it is required. For information, see the OES Native File Access Protocols Guide .

NCP

NCP™ is the default protocol when the iManager server and target server are NetWare 6.5 SP3 or SP2.

Stop EVMSGUI When Working in iManager or NSSMU

You cannot run the Enterprise Volume Management System Graphical User Interface ( evmsgui) or other EVMS tools at the same time that iManager or NSSMU is running. If you use EVMSGUI to manage NSS devices, close any instance of iManager or NSSMU, and vice versa.

3.1.3 NPM Files for Storage-Related Plug-Ins

Storage Management (storagemgmt.npm)

The Storage Management ( storagemgmt.npm) file contains common code that is shared by the following storage-related plug-ins:

  • Storage

  • Distributed File Services (NetWare)

  • File Protocols (NetWare)

  • Archive Versioning (NetWare)

  • Cluster Services

If you use more than one of these storage-related plug-ins, you should install, update, or remove the storagemgmt.npm file and all installed storage-related .npm files at the same time.

IMPORTANT:If you remove any one of the installed storage-related plug-ins, it removes the common code ( storagemgmt.npm) file, which breaks the remaining installed plug-ins.

NSS Management (nssmgmt.npm)

The Novell Storage Services Management ( nssmgmt.npm) file contains the following storage-related plug-ins:

  • Storage: Use the Storage plug-in to manage NSS services (devices, software RAIDs, pools, and volumes) on NetWare 6.5, OES NetWare, and OES Linux. Information about using this plug-in is the focus of this guide.

  • Distributed File Services (NetWare): Use the Distributed File Services plug-in to manage Novell DFS for NSS volumes on NetWare 6.5 and later servers. Target NSS volumes can be on NetWare 6.0 or later servers and OES Linux servers. For information about using the DFS plug-in, see Section 20.0, Managing Distributed File Services for NSS Volumes (NetWare).

  • File Protocols (NetWare): Use the File Protocols plug-in for NetWare to manage CIFS, AFP, and NFS services for end users of data stored on your NetWare 6.0 and later servers. For information about using the File Protocols plug-in, see the OES Native File Access Protocols Guide .

Archive Versioning Management (arkmgmt.npm)

The Archive Versioning Management ( arkmgmt.npm) file contains the Archive Versioning plug-in for Novell Archive and Version Services for NetWare. For information about using this plug-in, see the Novell Archive and Version Services 2.0 for NetWare Administration Guide for OES .

Cluster Services Management (ncsmgmt.npm)

The Cluster Services Management ( ncsmgmt.npm) file contains the Clustering plug-in for managing Novell Cluster Services™. For information about using this plug-in, see the following:

3.1.4 Accessing Novell iManager

  1. Launch a Web browser.

  2. Click File>Open, then enter

    https://server-IP-address/nps/iManager.html
    

    The URL is case sensitive. Replace server-IP-address with the actual server DNS name or IP address. For example:

    https://192.168.1.1/nps/iManager.html
    

    The iManager Login page opens.

  3. Log in, using your administrator username and password, to the eDirectory tree that contains the server you want to manage.

    In Novell iManager, you can access only the roles and tasks you are authorized to manage. For full access to all available Novell iManager features, you must log in as Supervisor of the tree.

3.1.5 Downloading and Installing Plug-in Updates

This section contains the instructions for downloading and installing updates to storage-related plug-ins.

Downloading the Plug-In

  1. Click the Download link, log in, and review the download agreement.

    If you do not have a Novell account, you can register for free.

  2. On the system where Novell iManager is installed, download the storage-related NPM files as described in Section 3.1.3, NPM Files for Storage-Related Plug-Ins. Make sure to include the common code file called storagemgmt.npm. None of the storage-related plug-ins work without it.

    NOTE:When downloading this iManager plug-in, the browser might rename the downloaded file by adding a .zip extension (i.e. pluginname.npm.zip). If this occurs, you can either install the .zip file in iManager, or you can rename the file and install it. Any plug-in with the additional .zip extension can still be installed with iManager without any additional steps.

  3. You can leave the NPM files in the downloaded location, or move them to the iManager packages location.

Installing the Plug-In for iManager 2.5 When RBS Is Not Configured

If you do not have Role-based Services (RBS) configured for Novell eDirectory, install the NPM files as follows:

  1. Download the NPM update files.

    For information, see Downloading the Plug-In.

  2. In a Web browser, log in to iManager on the system where you downloaded the NPM files.

    For information about accessing iManager, see Section 3.1.4, Accessing Novell iManager.

  3. Click the Configure icon (person seated behind a desk).

  4. Under Module Installation, click Available Novell Plug-In Modules.

  5. Click New, browse to select the nssmgmt.npm and storagemgmt.npm files, then click OK.

    If you are using the Archive Versioning ( arkmgmt.npm) and Clustering ( ncsmgmt.npm) plug-ins, make sure to select their NPM files, too. When the page refreshes, it returns to the Available Novell Plug-in Modules page.

  6. Select the plug-ins from the list of available modules, then click Install.

    This install takes a few minutes. You should receive a message confirming a successful install.

  7. Click OK to dismiss the message, then close iManager.

  8. Restart Tomcat 4, using one of the following methods:

    Platform

    Restart Command

    NetWare 6.5 or later

    Enter

    TC4STOP
    

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    TOMCAT4
    

    OES Linux

    Enter

    /etc/init.d/novell-tomcat4 stop
    

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    /etc/init.d/novell-tomcat4 start
    

    Windows*

    Stop and start the Tomcat service.

    Solaris*

    Enter

    /etc/init.d/imgr stop
    

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    /etc/init.d/imgr start
    

    HP*-UX*

    Enter

    /opt/hpws/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh
    

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    /opt/hpws/tomcat/bin/startup.sh
    
  9. Tomcat sometimes requires several minutes to fully initialize. Wait at least 5 minutes before trying to log into iManager.

For more information, see Downloading and Installing an NPM in the Novell iManager 2.5 Installation Guide .

Installing a Plug-In When RBS Is Configured

If you are running iManager in Assigned Mode and have RBS configured for eDirectory, complete the following steps to install the NPM files.

IMPORTANT:To re-install an existing plug-in, you must first delete the rbsModule object for that plug-in from eDirectory, using the Module Configuration>Delete RBS Module task.

  1. Download the NPM update file.

    For information, see Downloading the Plug-In.

  2. In a Web browser, log in to iManager as an RBS Collection Owner on the system where you downloaded the NPM file.

    For information about accessing iManager, see Section 3.1.4, Accessing Novell iManager.

  3. Click the Configure icon (person seated behind a desk).

  4. Under Module Installation, click Available Novell Plug-In Modules.

  5. Click New, browse to select the nssmgmt.npm and storagemgmt.npm files, then click OK.

    If you are using the Archive Versioning ( arkmgmt.npm) and Clustering ( ncsmgmt.npm) plug-ins, make sure to select their NPM files, too. When the page refreshes, it returns to the Available Novell Plug-in Modules page.

  6. Select the plug-ins from the list of available modules, then click Install.

    This install takes a few minutes. You should receive a message confirming a successful install.

  7. Click OK to dismiss the message, then close iManager.

  8. Restart Tomcat 4, using one of the following methods:

    Platform

    Restart Command

    NetWare 6.5 or later

    Enter

    TC4STOP

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    TOMCAT4

    OES Linux

    Enter

    /etc/init.d/novell-tomcat4 stop

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    /etc/init.d/novell-tomcat4 start

    Windows*

    Stop and start the Tomcat service.

    Solaris*

    Enter

    /etc/init.d/imgr stop

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    /etc/init.d/imgr start

    HP*-UX*

    Enter

    /opt/hpws/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh

    Wait at least one minute, then enter

    /opt/hpws/tomcat/bin/startup.sh

  9. Tomcat sometimes requires several minutes to fully initialize. Wait at least 5 minutes before trying to log into iManager.

  10. After Tomcat initializes, in a Web browser, log in to iManager as a Collection Owner again.

  11. Click the Configure icon.

  12. Under Role-Based Services, select RBS Configuration.

    The table on the 2.x Collections tabbed page displays modules ready to update.

  13. Locate the collection where you want to install the plug-in, then click its Out-of-Date number.

    The plug-ins you added should be displayed under Modules Not Yet Installed column.

  14. Select the plug-ins.

  15. Click Update.

  16. Wait for the Completed message, then click OK to continue.

    The Storage role and File Protocols role should appear on the Roles and Tasks pane.

3.1.6 Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager

  1. Access iManager, then log in to the eDirectory tree where the server you want to manage resides.

    For information, see Section 3.1.4, Accessing Novell iManager.

  2. In Roles and Tasks, do one of the following:

    • Expand the Storage role to reveal its main tasks.

      The iManager NSS Storage Management Role and Tasks
    • Expand the Distributed File Services role to reveal its main tasks.

      The iManager NSS Storage Management Role and Tasks

    As you work in the storage-related plug-ins, use the navigation links at the top of the page, referred to as “breadcrumbs,” to return to pages you recently visited, or use the links in Roles and Tasks. If you use the Refresh and Back features of your Web browser to navigate, iManager returns you to the initial page you encountered after login.

  3. To activate the options on the selected page, select a server to manage.

    For information, see Section 3.1.7, Selecting a Server to Manage.

3.1.7 Selecting a Server to Manage

Before you can access the management options on a selected task page, you must select a server to manage that is in the same Novell eDirectory tree where you are currently logged in.

  1. Use one of the following methods to select a server in the tree where you are logged in:

    Server Search Field
    • Type the Novell eDirectory distinguished server name for the server you want to manage, then click Apply. For example: svr1.company.

    • Click the Search icon to open the eDirectory Object Selector. Browse or search the list to locate the server you want to manage, then click the server name.

    • Click the Object History icon to select a server you have recently managed.

  2. Wait for iManager to retrieve information about that server and display the appropriate information to the task page you are in.

    It might take several seconds to retrieve the information, depending on the size and complexity of your storage solution.

3.1.8 Understanding the Storage Plug-In

The Storage role comprises seven key tasks:

Pools

You can create and manage storage pools to efficiently use all free space. For NetWare, you can also enable the Pool Snapshot feature to preserve point-in-time views of data pools and to support data backup and recovery.

Use the following table to find information about subtasks available from the Pools task.

Table 3-3 Pool Management Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Pools

A list of all pools on the selected server.

Viewing Pools on a Server

Details

View information about a selected pool.

Viewing Pool Details

New

Create a new pool on the selected server.

Creating a Pool

Delete

Delete a selected pool and all of its volumes and their data.

Deleting a Pool

Rename

Rename a selected pool.

Renaming a Pool

Activate

Mount and activate a selected deactive or unmounted pool.

Activating and Deactivating Pools

Deactivate

Deactivate a selected active pool.

Activating and Deactivating Pools

Increase Size

Add more partitions from available devices to expand the size of a pool.

Increasing the Size of a Pool

Snapshot

Opens the Pool Snapshot Management page where you can create and manage pool snapshots.

Managing NSS Pool Snapshots (NetWare)

Update eDirectory

If a storage object is not recognized, update eDirectory objects to force recognition.

Updating eDirectory Pool Objects

Deleted Volume

View and salvage deleted volumes in a pool.

Viewing, Salvaging, or Purging Deleted NSS Volumes in a Pool

Offline

For a pool snapshot that is online as an active pool, take it offline. This does not delete the pool snapshot.

Moving an Active Pool Snapshot Offline from the Pools Page

Partitions

View a list of the partitions comprising the pool’s storage space.

Viewing Partition Information for a Pool

Volumes

View a list of all volumes on a selected pool.

Viewing Volume Information for a Pool

Devices

View a list of the devices that contribute space to a selected pool.

Viewing Device Information for a Pool

Volumes

You can create and manage NSS volumes, including their key attributes.

Use the following table to find information about subtasks available from the Volumes task.

Table 3-4 Volume Management Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Volumes

View a list of volumes on the selected server.

Managing NSS Volumes

Details

View information about a selected volume.

Viewing the Details of an NSS Volume

New

Create a new unencrypted volume.

Creating and Configuring Unencrypted NSS Volumes with iManager

Delete

Delete a selected volume and all of its contents.

Deleting an NSS Volume

Rename

Rename a selected volume.

Renaming an NSS Volume

Activate

Mount and activate a deactive or unmounted volume.

Activating and Deactivating an NSS Volume

Deactivate

Deactivate an active volume.

Activating and Deactivating an NSS Volume

Mount

Mount an unmounted volume. (A volume must be mounted to view its details.)

Mounting and Dismounting an NSS Volume (Linux)

Dismount

Dismount a mounted volume.

Mounting and Dismounting an NSS Volume (Linux)

Move

Move a selected volume to reorganize and redistribute storage on the same server (or to other servers) in response to changing business needs.

Use the DFS plug-in to manage Move Volume jobs.

Moving Volumes

Split

Split a selected volume to reorganize and redistribute storage on the same server (or to other servers) in response to changing business needs.

Use the DFS plug-in to manage Split Volume jobs.

Splitting Volumes

Properties

View or set attributes for a volume, including the Lookup Name Space. View usage statistics for a volume.

Viewing Properties of an NSS Volume

User Quotas

View and manage user quotas.

Configuring a User Space Quota

Offline

Take a selected snapshot volume offline, where it remains active in the background.

Moving an Active Pool Snapshot Offline from the Pools Page

Update eDirectory

If a storage object is not recognized, update the eDirectory object to force recognition.

Updating eDirectory Volume Objects

User Quotas

The User Quotas task is available in Storage tasks list only in iManager 2.6 or later. Previously, this function was accessible only as a subtask on the Storage>Volumes page. An individual user can now log in to iManager under his or her own username to view the user’s user space restrictions.

Table 3-5 User Quotas Task

Subtask

Description

Reference

User Quotas

For the Admin user, view and manage user quotas.

For the user, view the user’s space restrictions.

Configuring a User Space Quota

Partitions

NSS creates and deletes partitions for you when you work with software RAIDS and pools in iManager and NSSMU. To delete partitions manually, use the NSSMU Partitions page.

Use the following table to find information about subtasks available from the Partitions task.

Table 3-6 Partition Management Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Partitions

View a list of partitions on the selected server.

Viewing a List of Partitions

Details

View information about a selected partition.

Viewing Details for a Partition

Label

Add a label to a selected partition.

Labeling a Partition

Software RAIDs

You can create and manage software RAID 0, 1, and 5 devices to improve storage performance and reliability. You must use NSSMU to create a software RAID 10 or 15 pool.

Use the following table to find information about subtasks available from the Software RAIDs task.

Table 3-7 Software RAID Management Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Software RAIDs

View a list of software RAID devices on the selected server.

Viewing Software RAID Devices on a Server

Details

View the details of a selected software RAID device.

Viewing Details of a Software RAID Device

New

Create a new software RAID 0, 1, or 5 device for the selected server.

Creating a Software RAID Device Using iManager

Rename

Rename a selected software RAID device.

Renaming a Software RAID Device

Increase Size

Expand an existing software RAID device by adding a partition to the RAID (up to the limit for that type of RAID). If there are no devices available, the button is disabled.

Each partition you add must reside on a different device. You can add partitions that match the shared state of current member devices. They must be all local or all shared; you cannot mix them.

Increasing the Size of a Software RAID Device

Restripe

Complete a restriping process for a RAID 0 or RAID 5 device that has been paused.

Restriping a Software RAID 0 or 5 Device

Delete

Delete the selected software RAID device and remove the RAID relationship between member partitions and the underlying storage structures. All data on the member partitions is lost.

Deleting a Software RAID Device

Pools

Create and manage software RAID devices.

Viewing Pools on a Software RAID Device

Partitions

View details about partitions in the RAID. In some cases, you can also delete a partition to repair a RAID.

Viewing Partitions on a Software RAID Device

Devices

You can configure, mount, and maintain a wide selection of storage devices, including direct-attached-storage devices, network-attached storage devices, networked storage devices in a Fibre Channel or iSCSI storage area network (SAN), and hardware device arrays.

Use the following table to find information about subtasks available from the Devices task.

Table 3-8 Device Management Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Devices

A list of all local and external devices available on the selected server.

Viewing Devices on a Server

Details

View information about a selected device.

Viewing Details for a Device

Initialize Disk

Initialize the selected device by erasing its partition table and effectively destroying all its data.

Initializing a Disk (NetWare)

Multipath

For network configurations with multiple paths between network devices, opens the Multipath page where you can set the primary path and path failover priorities for fault tolerance of connections between host bus adapters and storage devices. You can also bring paths up and down.

Managing Multiple Connection Paths to Devices (NetWare)

Set Default Path

Sets the connection to selected device to its user-defined default primary path.

Setting the Primary Path for a Device to Its Default Path

Reset Registry

Resets the multipath priority settings for a selected device in the server registry to its user-defined defaults.

Resetting the Server Registry with Default Priority Settings for a Device

Shareable for Clustering

Enable device sharing to support high-availability server clusters.

Sharing Devices

Pools

View a list of pools on a device.

Viewing Pools on a Device

Partitions

View information about partitions configured on a device.

Viewing Partitions on a Device

Scan for Devices (NetWare)

You can scan for devices on a NetWare server that were not found automatically by the Media Manager.

Use the following table to find information about subtasks available from the Scan for Devices task.

Table 3-9 Scan for Devices Task

Subtask

Description

Reference

Scan (Continue)

After you select a server to manage, scan for devices added since you booted the server.

Scanning for Devices (NetWare)

3.1.9 Understanding the Distributed File Services Plug-In (NetWare 6.5 SP6)

The Distributed File Services plug-in requires iManager 2.6 or later. The DFS role comprises four key tasks:

Volume Job Control

After you use the Move Volume or Split Volume tasks on the Storage>Volumes page, use Distributed File Services>Volume Job Control to manage those jobs.

Table 3-10 Volume Job Control Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Create a Move/Split Job

Move or split an NSS volume.

Prerequisites and Guidelines for DFS

Move/Split Job Report

After creating a move volume or split volume job, view the job’s status report.

Managing Move or Split Volume Jobs

Pause

Pause active move and split jobs.

Pausing a Move or Split Job

Resume

Resume previously paused move and split jobs.

Resuming a Move or Split Job

Reschedule

Reschedule pending move and split jobs.

Rescheduling a Move or Split Job

Delete

Cancel and delete pending move and split jobs.

Deleting a Move or Split Job

Finish

Manually force a job completion to occur for a selected move or split job that cannot complete without manual intervention. Typically, this occurs if files are open during the move or split process and cannot be copied to the new location.

Finishing a Move or Split Job

Manage Replica Sites

Add or remove replica sites that host the VLDB services for a DFS management context.

Table 3-11 Manage Replica Sites Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Replica Sites

Select a server to find the DFS management context it is in, and view information about its replica sites.

Monitoring the Health of VLDB Services

New

Add a replica site for the selected DFS management context.

Adding a Replica Site

Delete

Remove a replica site. If it is the last replica site, this action also deletes the management context.

Removing a Replica Site

Actions>Details

View more information about the selected replica site. Optionally configure the back-end database location and number of threads to use when services are running.

Viewing Details of VLDB Services on a Replica Site

Actions>Activate

Start VLDB Services that are already loaded on the selected replica site.

Starting or Activating VLDB Services

Actions>Start

Load VLDB services on the selected replica sites, then activate the services. If VLDB services are already loaded, it simply activates them.

Starting or Activating VLDB Services

Actions>Stop

Deactivate VLDB services on the selected replica sites, then unload the services.

Stopping VLDB Services

Actions>Repair

Configure a repair of the VLDB database on the selected replica site.

Repairing the VLDB

Create Management Context

Create a DFS Management Context where you plan to use Novell Distributed File Services for NSS volumes.

Table 3-12 Create Management Context Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Management Context

Specify the O or OU level in the eDirectory tree where you want to create the management context.

Specify one or two NetWare 6.5 or OES NetWare servers where you want to host VLDB services for the context.

Specify the directory path where you want to locate the VLDB database file on the replica sites.

Creating a DFS Management Context

Run VLDB service on server restart

Select this option if you want VLDB services to start automatically whenever you reboot its replica server.

Creating a DFS Management Context

Delete Management Context

Delete a DFS management context. This removes the context and the VLDB services from the replica sites.

Table 3-13 Delete Management Context Tasks

Subtask

Description

Reference

Delete a DFS Management Context

Select a server to find the DFS management context it is in.

Visually verify that the management context and its VLDB replica sites are the ones you intend to delete, then click OK to delete the context.

Deleting a Management Context