9.4 Configuring CIFS in a Cluster

Perform the following tasks to configure or enable CIFS and make it available in a cluster environment:

9.4.1 Prerequisites

  • The cluster environment is set up and ready.

  • All nodes in the cluster are installed and configured for CIFS.

  • All nodes in the cluster meet CIFS standalone server setup requirements and CIFS is running.

  • The disk you want to use for the pool is configured through the iSCSI or SAN software. It is marked as Shareable for Clustering by using NSSMU, the Storage plug-in to iManager, or the nlvm share command.

9.4.2 Creating Shared Pools and Accessing Sharepoints

You can configure, enable, and access the CIFS services by using iManager, NSSMU or the NLVM create command.

Creating Pools Using iManager

For details on creating pools by using iManager, see Creating a Pool in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.

NOTE:If the cluster object is created in a container that is different from the one in which the nodes are present or is at a higher level than the context where the nodes are present, then the CIFS proxy user must be manually added to the trustee list of the cluster server object and required rights must be assigned to it along with the inherited rights.

Creating Pools Using NSSMU

For details on creating pools by using NSSMU, see NSS Management Utility (NSSMU) Quick Reference in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.

Creating Pools Using NLVM

For details on creating pools by using NLVM, see NLVM Commands in the OES 11 SP2: NLVM Reference

You can add Novell CIFS as an advertising protocol when you create a cluster-enabled NSS pool. For information, see Creating Cluster-Enabled Pools and Volumes.

You can add Novell CIFS as an advertising protocol when you cluster-enable an existing NSS pool. For information, seeCluster-Enabling an Existing NSS Pool and Its Volumes.

You can add or remove Novell CIFS as an advertising protocol for an existing cluster-enabled NSS pool. For information, see Adding Advertising Protocols for NSS Pool Cluster Resources.