2.6 Deciding What Patterns to Install

A default SLES 11 SP3 installation has the following base technology, graphical environment, and primary function patterns selected for installation. With the exception explained in the two Important notes below, you can accept or deselect these patterns and install additional patterns as desired.

Table 2-4 Standard SLES 11 SP3 Installation Patterns

Pattern

Description

Server Base System

Consists of all packages that are common to all Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise products. Also provides a Linux Standard Base 3.0 compliant runtime environment.

This pattern is selected for installation by default.

IMPORTANT:You must either install this pattern or the Common Code Base pattern.

Common Code Base

The largest system. It includes all packages available with SUSE Linux, except those that would result in dependency conflicts.

IMPORTANT:You must either install this pattern or the Server Base System pattern.

Novell AppArmor

Novell AppArmor is an open source Linux application security framework that provides mandatory access control for programs, protecting against the exploitation of software flaws and compromised systems. AppArmor includes everything you need to provide effective containment for programs (including those that run as root) to thwart attempted exploits and even zero-day attacks. AppArmor offers an advanced tool set that largely automates the development of per-program application security so that no new expertise is required.

This pattern is selected for installation by default.

GNOME Desktop Environment

The GNOME desktop environment is an intuitive and attractive desktop for users. The GNOME development platform is an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop.

This pattern is selected for installation by default.

X Window System

In continuous use for over 20 years, the X Window System provides the only standard platform-independent networked graphical window system bridging the heterogeneous platforms in today's enterprise: from network servers to desktops, thin clients, laptops, and handhelds, independent of operating system and hardware.

This pattern is selected for installation by default.

Print Server

Sets up a print server to host print queues so that they can be accessed by other computers on the same network, including machines running Microsoft Windows operating systems. The print server can accept print jobs from client computers and direct them to locally attached printers or to network printers. LPD, CUPS, and SMB print servers and queues are supported.

This pattern is selected for installation by default.

The OES add-on installation includes the following OES Services patterns:

Table 2-5 OES Services Pattern Descriptions

Pattern

Description

Novell AFP

A Novell AFP server allows Macintosh clients to access data stored on NSS volumes in the same way they access data on a Mac OS X server.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup / Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Storage Services (NSS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

  • Novell NCP Server

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell Archive and Version Services

Novell Archive and Version Services systematically captures and stores versions of your network files in an archive database, on a schedule that you determine. Users can search for a previous version of a file and quickly restore it.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

  • Novell Storage Services (NSS)

  • Novell NCP Server

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

The Novell backup infrastructure (called Storage Management Services or SMS) provides backup applications with the framework to develop a complete backup and restore solution.

SMS helps back up file systems (such as NSS) or application data (such as data from GroupWise) on NetWare and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) to removable tape media or other media for off-site storage. It provides a single consistent interface for all file systems and applications across NetWare and SLES.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

Novell CIFS

CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a network sharing protocol. Novell CIFS enables Windows, Linux, and UNIX client workstations to copy, delete, move, save, and open files on an OES 11 SP2 server. CIFS allows read and write access from multiple client systems simultaneously.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup / Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Storage Services (NSS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

  • Novell NCP Server

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

  • Novell Samba

Novell Cluster Services (NCS)

Novell Cluster Services is a server clustering system that ensures high availability and manageability of critical network resources including data, applications, and services. It is a multinode clustering product for Linux that is enabled for NetIQ eDirectory and supports failover, failback, and migration (load balancing) of individually managed cluster resources.

Novell Cluster Services lets you add Linux nodes to an existing NetWare 6.5 cluster without bringing down the cluster, or it lets you create an all-Linux cluster. With a mixed cluster, you can migrate services between OS kernels, and if services are alike on both platforms (such as NSS), you can set the services to fail over across platforms.

Using Novell Cluster Services with iSCSI technologies included in OES, you can build inexpensive clustered SANs on commodity gigabit Ethernet hardware. You can leverage existing hardware into a high availability solution supporting Linux and NetWare clusters.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server with these services:

  • High Availability

Novell DHCP

Novell DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) uses eDirectory to provide configuration parameters to client computers and integrate them into a network.

The eDirectory integration lets you have centralized administration and management of DHCP servers across the enterprise and lets you set up DHCP subnet replication via NetIQ eDirectory.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

Novell DNS

Novell DNS uses NetIQ eDirectory to deliver information associated with domain names, in particular the IP address.

This eDirectory integration lets you have centralized administration and management of DNS servers across the enterprise and lets you set up a DNS zone via NetIQ eDirectory.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell Domain Services for Windows provides seamless cross-authentication capabilities between Windows/Active Directory and Novell OES 11 SP2 servers. It is a suite of integrated technologies that removes the need for the Novell Client when logging on and accessing data from Windows workstations in eDirectory trees. This technology simplifies the management of users and workstations in mixed Novell-Microsoft environments.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup / Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell DNS

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

  • Novell Storage Services (NSS)

  • Novell NCP Server

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Samba

  • Novell CIFS

  • Novell AFP

  • Novell Archive and Version Services

  • Novell FTP

  • Novell iFolder

  • Novell NetStorage

  • Novell Pre-Migration Server

  • Novell QuickFinder

NetIQ eDirectory

NetIQ eDirectory services are the foundation for the world's largest identity management, high-end directory service that allows businesses to manage identities and security access for employees, customers, and partners. More than just an LDAP data store, eDirectory is the identity foundation for managing the relationships that link your users and their access rights with corporate resources, devices, and security policies.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • OpenLDAP

Novell FTP

Novell FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is integrated with NetIQ eDirectory so that users can securely transfer files to and from OES volumes.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell iFolder

Novell iFolder 3.9 is a simple and secure storage solution that increases user productivity by enabling users to back up, access, and manage their personal files from anywhere, at any time.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell iManager

Novell iManager is a Web-based administration console that provides secure, customized access to network administration utilities and content from virtually anywhere you have access to the Internet and a Web browser.

iManager provides the following benefits:

  • Single point of administration for NetIQ eDirectory objects, schema, partitions, and replicas

  • Single point of administration for many other network resources

  • Management of many Novell products by using iManager plug-ins

  • Role-Based Services (RBS) for delegated administration

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

Novell iPrint

Novell iPrint lets employees, partners, and customers access printers from a variety of locations across the network and the Internet. From a web browser, users can easily install any printer on the network from any location.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • CUPS

Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

Linux User Management (LUM) enables eDirectory users to function as local POSIX users on Linux servers. This functionality lets administrators use eDirectory to centrally manage remote users for access to one or more OES servers.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

Novell NCP Server / Dynamic Storage Technology

Novell NCP Server for Linux enables support for login scripts, mapping drives to OES servers, and other services commonly associated with Novell Client access. This means that Windows users with the Novell Client installed can be seamlessly transitioned to file services on OES.

NCP Server includes Novell Dynamic Storage Technology, which allows seldom-accessed files on NSS volumes to be automatically moved, according to policies set by the administrator, from faster-access storage to lower-cost storage media where the files can be more easily managed and backed up.

Services included with NCP (NetWare Core Protocol) are file access, file locking, security, tracking of resource allocation, event notification, synchronization with other servers, connection and communication, print services and queue management, and network management.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

Novell NetStorage

Novell NetStorage provides the solution for simple, Internet-based access to file storage. NetStorage is a bridge between a company's protected Novell storage network and the Internet. It lets users access files securely from any Internet location, with nothing to download or install on the user's workstation.

With Novell NetStorage, a user can securely access files from any Internet-enabled machine. Users can copy, move, rename, delete, read, write, recover, and set trustee assignments (based on their privilege level) on files between a local workstation and a Novell storage network. Access is available from any Internet-attached workstation, anywhere in the world. There is no need to email or copy data from one machine to another.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell iManager

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell Pre-Migration Server

A Novell Pre-Migration Server is not actually a service. Rather, it is a special-purpose server—the target of a Server ID Transfer Migration.

Selecting this option causes this server to be installed without an eDirectory replica, thus preparing it to assume the identity of another server that you plan to decommission. For more information, see the OES 11 SP2: Migration Tool Administration Guide.

You should also select and install all the services that you plan to migrate from the other server. Services that are not installed on this server prior to the migration cannot be migrated.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup / Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory (without a replica)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell QuickFinder

QuickFinder lets your users find the information they're looking for on any of your public and private Web sites, your partners' sites, and any number of additional Web sites across the Internet or internal file servers, all from a single search form on your Web page.You can easily modify the look and feel of any of the sample search results pages to match your corporate design.You can create full-text indexes of HTML, XML, PDF, Word, OpenOffice.org, and many other document formats in almost any language with the QuickFinder Unicode indexing engine.You can configure and maintain your indexes remotely from anywhere on the network with the QuickFinder Web-based administration module.This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

Novell Remote Manager lets you securely access and manage one or more servers from any location through a standard Web browser. You can use Novell Remote Manager to monitor your server's health, change the configuration of your server, or perform diagnostic and debugging tasks.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

Novell Samba

Novell Samba provides Windows (CIFS and HTTP-WebDAV) access to files stored on an OES server's file system using an eDirectory user name and password.This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Novell CIFS

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

Novell Storage Services (NSS)

The Novell Storage Services (NSS) file system provides many unique and powerful file system capabilities. It is especially suited for managing file services for thousands of users in an organization. It also includes Novell Distributed File Services for NSS volumes.

Unique features include visibility, trustee access control model, multiple simultaneous namespace support, native Unicode, user and directory quotas, rich file attributes, multiple data stream support, event file lists, and a file salvage subsystem.

NSS volumes are cross-compatible between kernels. You can mount a non-encrypted NSS data volume on either the Linux or NetWare kernel and move it between them. In a clustered SAN, volumes can fail over between kernels, allowing for full data and file system feature preservation when migrating data to Linux.

This pattern selects and installs these services:

  • Novell Backup/Storage Management Services (SMS)

  • NetIQ eDirectory

  • Novell NCP Server

  • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

  • Novell Remote Manager (NRM)

This pattern cannot be installed on the same server as these services:

  • Xen Virtual Machine Host Server

If you want to install these services, you can select them to install with most other patterns during the initial server installation by customizing the installation or you can install them after installing your initial Open Enterprise Server. For more information, see Customizing the Software Selections and Installing or Configuring OES 11 SP2 on an Existing Server.