6.0 Configuring Samba for NSS Pools and Novell Cluster Services

This section describes how to configure Samba for Novell Storage Services (NSS) pools on Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP3 (OES 11 SP3) with Novell Cluster Services (NCS). Configuring Samba to work in a cluster ensures that the SMB/CIFS file services remain available if there is an unexpected server shutdown. Authentication for Samba users requires that they be NetIQ eDirectory users that are enabled with Linux User Management (LUM).

Novell Samba is an alternative to Novell CIFS for NSS pool access when you have both Linux volumes and NSS volumes on your servers and you want to provide access to both volume types with only SMB/CIFS. For information about configuring Novell Samba for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) volume groups, see Section 5.0, Configuring Samba for LVM Volume Groups and Novell Cluster Services.

IMPORTANT:If you use only NSS volumes for data in your cluster, consider using Novell CIFS instead of Novell Samba. With Novell CIFS, users are not required to be LUM enabled. For information about configuring Novell CIFS in a cluster and enabling CIFS as an advertising protocol for pool cluster resources, see Configuring CIFS with Novell Cluster Services for an NSS File System in the OES 11 SP3: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.