1.0 Overview of NSS

Novell® Open Enterprise Server provides Novell Storage Services™ (NSS) File System for both Linux and NetWare® kernels. Its many features and capabilities include visibility, a trustee access control model, multiple simultaneous name space support, native Unicode*, user and directory quotas, rich file attributes, multiple data stream support, event file lists, and a file salvage sub-system. These features can help you effectively manage your shared file storage for any size of organization, scaling management of the system for even the largest of organizations with hundreds of thousands of employees.

NSS volumes are cross compatible between kernels. You can mount an NSS data volume on either kernel—Linux or NetWare—and move it between them. In a clustered SAN with Novell Cluster Services, volumes can fail over between kernels, allowing for full data and file system feature preservation when migrating data to Linux.

You can manage all storage management functions in the Web-based Novell iManager utility. NSS also supports third-party tools on both kernels for advanced data protection and management, virus scanning, and traditional archive and backup solutions.