9.1 Benefits of Configuring CIFS for High Availability

With the OES 11 SP2 cluster configured with CIFS protocols, users receive the following benefits of a clustered environment:

  • Novell Cluster Services and Novell Storage Services (NSS), which are part of OES 11 SP2, combine with Novell CIFS to facilitate highly available CIFS access for users.

  • Enabling and disabling CIFS for shared NSS pools has a single point of administration through the browser-based Novell iManager pool configuration or the console-based NSSMU.

  • The cluster-enabled CIFS share is automatically mounted and dismounted when the shared NSS pool's cluster resource is brought online and offline.

  • The CIFS sessions of the users continue without interruption when the shared NSS pool is migrated or failed over to a different node in the cluster.