The Novell Linux Volume Manager (NLVM) replaces the Enterprise Volume Management System (EVMS) for the management of Novell Storage Services (NSS) storage objects in Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11. NLVM provides the same media management functionality that was used by NSS in EVMS, and makes the following enhancements for OES 11:
Initialize a Device with a DOS or GPT Partitioning Scheme:
The nlvm init command allows you to specify partitioning scheme format of MS-DOS (the default) or GPT. MS-DOS has a 2 TB size limit. Devices of any size can be configured with GPT. For information, see
Init Device in the OES 11: NLVM Reference.
See also the related commands:
Create a Linux POSIX File System Volume:
The nlvm create linux volume command allows you to create a volume with a Linux POSIX file system. The volume can be created as a traditional Linux volume or as a Linux Logical Volume Manager 2 (LVM2) volume on an LVM2 volume group. If the device is shared with nodes in a Novell Cluster Services cluster, you can cluster-enable the LVM2 volume group. For information, see
Create Linux Volume in the OES 11: NLVM Reference.