3.2 Installing NCP Server

3.2.1 Preparing for the OES 11 SP2 Install

Table 3-1 identifies settings for the OES 11 SP2 server that are used as the default settings for NCP Server at install time, and are written to the /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf file. This file specifies parameters that enable file systems on Linux to be available to workstations that connect to it via the Novell Client or the Microsoft NCP Client. It helps enforce the Novell trustee model of file access for NCP users and CIFS/Samba users.

You can change the settings for these parameters as needed to ensure that workstations on the network can access the server. If you later modify the settings for the server, you must also reconfigure them for NCP Server.

Table 3-1 Server Settings Used by NCP Server

Linux Server Setting

NCP Server Parameter Entry in ncpserv.conf

Reference

Server Hostname

NCP_FILE_SERVER_NAME hostname

Section 3.12, Modifying the NCP File Server Name

Server local code page

LOCAL_CODE_PAGE code

Section 3.7, Configuring the NCP Server Local Code Page

SYS: volume mount point

VOLUME sys /usr/novell/sys

Section 3.13, Modifying the sys: Volume Mount Point

3.2.2 Installing NCP Server during OES 11 Installation

NCP Server for Linux can be installed during the OES 11 SP2 installation. For general installation instructions, see the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide.

  1. During the YaST install, on the Install Settings page, click Software to view details.

  2. Select NCP Server / Dynamic Storage Technology option from the OES options.

    When you select Novell NCP Server / Dynamic Storage Technology, the following additional OES Services options are automatically selected:

    • Novell Backup / Storage Management Services

    • NetIQ eDirectory

    • Novell Linux User Management

    • Novell Remote Manager (NRM) for Linux

  3. If you plan to use NSS volumes, select Novell Storage Services from the OES Services options.

    IMPORTANT:DST shadow volumes are supported only for Novell Storage Services volumes.

  4. If you plan to provide access for CIFS/Samba users to NSS volumes on Linux, NCP volumes on Linux POSIX file systems, or DST shadow volumes, select Novell Samba from the OES Services options.

  5. (Optional) Select Novell iManager from the OES Services options.

    You must install Novell iManager somewhere in your network, but it is not necessary to install it on every server.

  6. If you plan to configure NSS volumes on Linux, NCP volumes on Linux POSIX file systems, or DST shadow volumes on a cluster node, select Novell Cluster Services (NCS) from the OES Services options.

  7. Click Finish to continue with the installation.

3.2.3 Installing NCP Server on an Existing OES 11 SP2 Server

You can optionally install NCP Server for Linux at any time after the initial OES 11 SP2 installation. Make sure to select the following options, just as you would for a new installation:

  • Novell Backup / Storage Management Services

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Cluster Services (NCS) (This is required only when installing NCP Server on a cluster node.)

  • Novell iManager (If iManager is not installed on this server, you must install it somewhere in the network.)

  • Novell Linux User Management

  • Novell NCP Server / Dynamic Storage Technology

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM) for Linux

  • Novell Samba (This is required only for CIFS/Samba users.)

  • Novell Storage Services (This is required only where you are planning to use NSS volumes on Linux.)

For general instructions for installing and configuring OES 11 SP2 components on an existing OES 11 SP2 server, see Installing or Configuring OES 11 SP2 on an Existing Server in the OES 11 SP2: Installation Guide.