9.2 Why Install OES Services on Your VM Host?

Novell supports three OES services running on a Xen VM host server: Novell Linux User Management, Novell Storage Management Services, and Novell Cluster Services.

Having these components installed on a Xen VM host server provides the following benefits:

  • Linux User Management (LUM): Lets you SSH into the server for management purposes by using an eDirectory user account.

    This functionality requires that you

  • Storage Management Services (SMS): Lets you back up the VM host server and all of the VM guests.

  • Novell Cluster Services (NCS): Lets you cluster the VM guests running on the VM host.