B.0 Comparing Resources Support for Linux and NetWare

Table B-1 compares clustering support for using Novell Cluster Services on Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and on NetWare 6.5 SP8.

NSS pool cluster resources can be cluster migrated from NetWare to Linux as part of a cluster conversion. If the resource contains data only, no additional steps are required. However, clustered services can require special handling. See the OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services NetWare to Linux Conversion Guide.

Table B-1 Comparison of Clustering Support for Services on Linux and NetWare

Service

NetWare 6.5 SP8

OES 11 SP2

For conversion information, see

AFP (Apple Filing Protocol)

Yes

See Setting Up for Macintosh in the NW 6.5 SP8: AFP, CIFS, and NFS (NFAP) Administration Guide.

Yes

See Configuring AFP with Novell Cluster Services for an NSS File System in the OES 11 SP2: Novell AFP for Linux Administration Guide.

See Section 5.0, Novell AFP.

Apache Web Server

Yes

See Apache with Novell Cluster Services in the NW6.5 SP8: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.5 Resource Configuration Guide.

Yes; use the standard Apache Web Server for Linux.

See Section 6.0, Apache HTTP Server.

Archive and Version Services (Novell)

Yes

Uses a MySQL database.

See Installing and Configuring New Archive Servers in the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell Archive and Version Services 2.1 Administration Guide.

Yes

Uses a PostgreSQL database, which must reside on a Linux POSIX file system.

See Configuring Archive and Version Service for Novell Cluster Services in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Archive and Version Services Administration Guide.

See Section 7.0, Novell Archive and Version Services.

CIFS (Windows File Services)

Yes; Novell CIFS

See Setting Up for Windows in the NW 6.5 SP8: AFP, CIFS, and NFS (NFAP) Administration Guide.

Yes; Novell CIFS

See Configuring CIFS with Novell Cluster Services for an NSS File System in the OES 11 SP2: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.

See Section 9.0, Novell CIFS.

DFS (Novell Distributed File Services) Volume location database (VLDB)

Yes

See Clustering Novell Distributed File Services in the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide.

Yes

See Clustering Novell Distributed File Services in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide for Linux.

See Section 10.0, Novell Distributed File Services VLDB.

DHCP

Yes

See Clustering in NetWare 6.5 in the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell DNS/DHCP Services Administration Guide.

Yes

DHCP for Linux supports using a shared Linux POSIX file system or a shared NSS pool for the cluster resource.

See Configuring DHCP with Novell Cluster Services for the Linux File System in the OES 11 SP2: Novell DNS/DHCP Services for Linux Administration Guide.

See Section 11.0, DHCP Server.

DNS

Yes

See Creating a Cluster-Enabled DNS Server in the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell DNS/DHCP Services Administration Guide.

Yes

See Configuring DNS with Novell Cluster Services in the OES 11 SP2: Novell DNS/DHCP Services for Linux Administration Guide.

See Section 12.0, DNS Server.

Dynamic Storage Technology service

Not available

Can be used in a cluster, but the service is not clustered.

See also Storage, DST shadow volume pairs.

DST runs on each OES node and you set the global server-level parameters to be the same on each one.

eDirectory 8.8x

No

 No

eDirectory has its own redundancy built in (multiple replicas) and would not benefit from being clustered.

Certificate Server

Yes

See Server Certificate Objects and Clustering in the Novell Certificate Server 3.3.1 Administration Guide.

Yes

See Server Certificate Objects and Clustering in the NetIQ Certificate Server Administration Guide.

See Section 8.0, eDirectory Server Certificates.

exteNd Application Server and MySQL

Yes; NetWare 6.5 SP2 or earlier.

See Configuring Novell exteNd Application Server and MySQL with Novell Cluster Services in the NW6.5 SP8: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.5 Resource Configuration Guide.

Not available on Linux.

This install option was discontinued beginning in NetWare 6.5 SP3.

See also MySQL.

FTP Server

Yes

See Cluster-Enabling NetWare FTP Server in the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell FTP Administration Guide.

No; use the Novell FTP (Pure-FTPd) solution.

See Cluster Enabling Pure-FTPd in an OES 11 SP2 Environment in the OES 11 SP2: Planning and Implementation Guide.

Not applicable

Identity Manager Bundle Edition

Can be used in a cluster, but is not clustered. Requires Identity Manager 3.5.

Can be used in a cluster, but is not clustered. Requires Identity Manager 4.0.2.

See the Identity Manager 4.0.2 Overview Guide.

iPrint

Yes

See the NW 6.5 SP8: iPrint Administration Guide.

Yes

See Configuring iPrint with Novell Cluster Services in the OES 11 SP2: iPrint Linux Administration Guide.

See Section 13.0, Novell iPrint.

MySQL

Yes

See Configuring MySQL on Novell Clustering Services in the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell MySQL Administration Guide.

Yes; use the standard MySQL service for Linux.

See Section 14.0, MySQL.

 

NCP Server

Can be used in a cluster, but is not clustered.

Can be used in a cluster, but is not clustered.

See also Storage, NCP volumes on Linux POSIX file systems.

NCP Server runs on each server node in the cluster. It should have the same configuration on each node of the cluster.

NetStorage

Yes

See Configuring NetStorage with Novell Cluster Services in the NW 6.5 SP8: NetStorage Administration Guide.

Yes

See Configuring NetStorage with Novell Cluster Services in the OES 11 SP2: NetStorage Administration Guide for Linux.

No known issues.

NFS

Yes

See Cluster-Enabling Native File Access for UNIX in the NW 6.5 SP8: AFP, CIFS, and NFS (NFAP) Administration Guide.

No; use the standard Linux solution for NFS.

Novell iFolder 2.1.x

Yes

Not applicable

iFolder 2.1x is replaced by Novell iFolder 3.9.

Novell iFolder 3.9

Not applicable

Yes

See Clustering iFolder Servers with Novell Cluster Services for Linux in the Novell iFolder 3.9.2 Administration Guide.

See Migration in the OES 11 SP2: Migration Tool Administration Guide.

Printing

Yes

Yes

See iPrint.

QuickFinder

Yes

Yes

See Search.

Search (QuickFinder)

Yes; requires QuickFinder 4.2.0.

Install QuickFinder on each server in your cluster, and use virtual search servers.

See Configuring QuickFinder Server for Novell Cluster Services in the NW 6.5 SP8 Novell QuickFinder Server 5.0 Administration Guide.

Yes; requires QuickFinder 5.0.1.

Install QuickFinder on each server in your cluster, and use virtual search servers.

 See Configuring QuickFinder Server for Novell Cluster Services in the OES 11 SP2: Novell QuickFinder Server 5.0 Administration Guide.

See Section 15.0, QuickFinder Server.

Storage, DST shadow volume pairs

Not applicable

Yes

See Configuring DST Shadow Volume Pairs with Novell Cluster Services in the OES 11 SP2: Dynamic Storage Technology Administration Guide.

DST shadow volumes are on shared NSS pools that are created separately, then managed in the same load/unload scripts.

Storage, NCP volumes on Linux POSIX file systems

Not applicable

Yes

See Configuring NCP Volumes with Novell Cluster Services in the OES 11 SP2: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide.

The NCP Server service is not clustered; its volumes can be clustered.

Storage, NetWare Traditional volumes

No

Not applicable

Storage, NSS pools and volumes

Yes

See Setting Up Cluster Resources for Novell Cluster Services in the NW6.5 SP8: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.5 Administration Guide.

Yes

See Configuring and Managing Cluster Resources for Shared NSS Pools and Volumes.

For a feature comparison, see Cross-Platform Issues for NSS in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.

See Section 16.0, Novell Storage Services Pools.

Tomcat

Yes

See Configuring Tomcat and Novell Cluster Services in the NW6.5 SP8: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.5 Resource Configuration Guide.

Yes; native to Linux

Use a similar procedure to the one outlined for Tomcat on NetWare, but use the Linux locations and files.

You cannot convert the NetWare Tomcat configuration for a Linux server.

Xen guest servers as nodes in a cluster

Virtualized NetWare nodes can be used in NetWare clusters. Nodes can be any combination of virtual and physical servers.

Virtualized OES nodes can be used in OES clusters. Nodes can be any combination of virtual and physical servers.

See Configuring Novell Cluster Services in a Virtualization Environment.

Xen virtual machines on the host server

Not applicable

Yes; use the Xen and XenLive templates.

See Virtual Machines as Cluster Resources.

VMware guest servers as nodes in a cluster

For VMware products that support NetWare, virtualized NetWare nodes can be used in NetWare clusters. Nodes can be any combination of virtual and physical servers.

Virtualized OES nodes can be used in OES clusters. Nodes can be any combination of virtual and physical servers.

See OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services Implementation Guide for VMware.