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 OES 11 SP1: Novell Cluster Services 2.1 for Linux Administration Guide. For OES 2 SP3 to OES 11 SP1 upgrades, see OES 11 SP1: Novell Cluster Services 2.1 for Linux Administration Guide. For NetWare 6.5 SP8 to OES 11 SP1, see OES 11 SP1: Novell Cluster Services NetWare to Linux Conversion Guide.
This section describes how to configure and manage NSS pools by completing the following tasks: