13.0 Storage and File Systems

Hosting shared data storage is one of the primary functions of network servers. Whether data volumes are directly attached to the server in RAID configurations or externally accessible in Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS) configurations, users need to be able to access their data on a continual basis.

Use this section to understand the file storage solutions available in Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and then to plan a storage solution that meets your file system management needs.

The storage and file systems links in the OES 11 SP2 online documentation provides overview, planning, implementation, and configuration links.

This section provides the following information about the process of planning and implementing storage services in OES:

Other storage-related topics in this guide are: