With the OES 11 SP1 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 SP1, 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.