15.0 Managing NSS Pools

Novell Storage Services uses storage pools to efficiently acquire and use all free space available on devices. A pool is an area of storage that consists of space, called a partition, obtained from one or more of the storage devices available on a server. The amount of space that each storage device contributes can differ for each member device.

Use the iManager Storage plug-in to configure and manage NSS pools. For information about iManager, see Section 9.1, Novell iManager and Storage-Related Plug-Ins.

You can also use the console-based NSS Management Utility to configure and manage NSS pools. For information, see Section 9.2, NSS Management Utility (NSSMU) Quick Reference.

For information about installing Novell Cluster Services and cluster-enabling shared NSS pools in the Novell Cluster Services clusters, see Configuring and Managing Cluster Resources for Shared NSS Pools and Volumes in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide. For OES 2 SP3 to OES 11 SP2 upgrades, see Requirements and Guidelines for Upgrading Clusters from OES 2 SP3 in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide. For NetWare 6.5 SP8 to OES 11 SP2, see Managing File Systems in Mixed-Mode Clusters in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services NetWare to Linux Conversion Guide.

This section describes how to configure and manage NSS pools by completing the following tasks: