12.9 Adding Advertising Protocols for NSS Pool Cluster Resources

Shared NSS pools support three advertising protocols: NCP (default, required), Novell AFP, and Novell CIFS. You can add Novell AFP or Novell CIFS as advertising protocols for an existing pool cluster resource.

You must install Novell CIFS or Novell AFP on all the servers where you want to fail over the pool resource, but you set up the advertising protocol only once on the pool cluster resource. Before you begin, ensure that the pool is cluster migrated back to the server where it was originally created.

  1. Log in to iManager as a cluster administrator user.

  2. Offline the cluster resource that you want to modify.

    See Section 9.10, Onlining and Offlining (Loading and Unloading) Cluster Resources from a Cluster Node.

  3. In Roles and Tasks, select Storage, then go the Volumes and Pools pages to verify that the volumes are not mounted and the pool is deactive.

  4. In Roles and Tasks, select Clusters > My Clusters, select the cluster, then select Cluster Options.

  5. On the Cluster Options page, use one of the following methods to open the Cluster Pool Properties page for the pool cluster resource that you want to manage:

    • Select the check box next to the pool cluster resource, then click Details.

    • Click the Name link for the pool cluster resource.

    Cluster Objects List
  6. On the Cluster Pool Properties page, click the Protocols tab.

  7. If you are enabling the resource for Novell AFP, select the AFP check box, then click Apply.

  8. If you are enabling the resource for Novell CIFS, select the CIFS check box and view the CIFS Virtual Server Name, then click Apply.

    A default name (up to 15 characters) is suggested for the CIFS Virtual Server Name when you first add the advertising protocol.

    If you later want to modify the CIFS Virtual Server Name, you must use the CIFS plug-in for iManager to manage the CIFS share name of an existing share. See Setting CIFS General Server Parameters in the OES 11 SP2: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.

  9. Online the cluster resource. Click Cluster Manager, select the check box next to the resource, then click Online.