3.0 Storage Documentation Quick Reference

To learn more about storage provisioning and management with OES 11, refer to the storage-related documents in this section.

Table 3-1 File Systems

Storage Solution

Reference

Linux POSIX File Systems

POSIX file systems on Linux, such as Btrfs, Ext3, XFS, and Reiser.

OES 11 SP2: Linux POSIX Volume Administration Guide

OES 11 SP2: NLVM Reference

SLES 11 SP3 Storage Administration Guide.

NCP Server and NCP Volumes for Linux

A special-purpose service that provides secure file services for NSS volumes and NCP volumes on Linux.

OES 11 SP2: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide

Novell Storage Services File System

Offers the same familiar file system and features that you enjoyed on NetWare.

OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

OES 11 SP2: NLVM Reference

Table 3-2 Storage Solutions

Storage Solution

Reference

FCoE for Linux

Support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) SANs on Linux. Servers can be FCOE initiators.

Fibre Channel over Ethernet Networks: FCoE in the SLES 11 SP3 Storage Administration Guide.

iSCSI for Linux

Support for iSCSI SANs on Linux. Servers can be iSCSI initiators or targets.

Mass Storage Over IP Networks: iSCSI in the SLES 11 SP3 Storage Administration Guide.

Novell Cluster Services

Server clustering application for 2 to 32 servers using shared or unshared volumes on direct attached storage devices, in Fibre Channel SANs, or iSCSI SANs.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide

OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services NetWare to Linux Conversion Guide

OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services Implementation Guide for VMware

Quick Reference for Clustering Services and Data in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services NetWare to Linux Conversion Guide

Novell Distributed File Services

This NSS technology allows you to use junctions and a volume location database to present a virtual file space view of data to users.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide for Linux

Dynamic Storage Technology

Shadow volumes that provide tiered storage transparently to users. A shadow volume is a virtual storage space that consists of a primary storage area and a secondary storage area. Typically, the primary volume resides on high-performance storage media and is contains current and recently used files; the secondary volume resides on less-expensive storage media and is contains less-used files.

OES 11 SP2: Dynamic Storage Technology Administration Guide

Novell iFolder 3.9

A special-purpose server that provides file synchronization of users’ local data, and provides users secure access to their local data from anywhere, at any time.

Novell iFolder 3.9.2 Administration Guide

Novell iFolder 3.9.2 Deployment Guide

Server and Data Consolidation

Information for consolidating servers and data.

OES 11 SP2: Planning and Implementation Guide

OES 11 SP2: Migration Tool Administration Guide

Table 3-3 Archiving and Backup

Storage Solution

Reference

Novell Archive and Version Services

A special-purpose server that copies versions of files at specified intervals or times to its file version archive. Saved file versions are available to users via NetStorage and File Version utilities for secure, on-demand user data recovery.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Archive and Version Services Administration Guide

OES 11 SP2: Novell Archive and Version Services User Guide

Novell Storage Management Services

A basic server backup utility and interface for vendor backup/restore applications.

OES 11 SP2: Storage Management Services Administration Guide for Linux

Table 3-4 User Access to File Services

Storage Solution

Reference

File Systems Management

File systems management and access control for directories and files, using file system trustees and trustee rights for NSS volumes on Linux.

OES 11 SP2: File Systems Management Guide

Linux Access Control Lists

Local access control for Linux POSIX file systems.

Access Control Lists in Linux in the SLES 11 SP3 Security Guide

NCP Server and NCP Volumes for Linux

A special-purpose service that provides secure file services for NSS volumes and NCP volumes on Linux POSIX file systems.

OES 11 SP2: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide

Novell Client 4.91 SP5 for Windows XP/2003 Installation and Administration Guide

Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Administration Guide

Novell Client 2.0 SP3 for Linux Administration Guide

NetIQ eDirectory

A powerful directory services application that provides secure user access and network resources management.

NetIQ eDirectory 8.8 SP8 Administration Guide

Novell AFP for Linux

A special-purpose Linux service that provides secure, native AFP file access on NSS volumes.

OES 11 SP2: Novell AFP for Linux Administration Guide

Novell CIFS for Linux

A special-purpose Linux service that provides secure, native CIFS file access on NSS volumes.

OES 11 SP2: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide

Novell Domain Services for Windows

A special-purpose Linux service that provides secure, native CIFS/Samba file access in an Active Directory domain.

OES 11 SP2: Domain Services for Windows Administration Guide

Novell NetStorage

A special-purpose server that provides secure web-based access to network data and optionally to archived file versions (requires Novell Archive and Version Services).

OES 11 SP2: NetStorage Administration Guide for Linux

Novell Linux User Management

A service that enables eDirectory users to access volumes on Linux using non-NCP protocols and Linux utilities, commands, and services.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Linux User Management Administration Guide

Novell FTP (PureFTPd) for Linux

Provides authenticated and anonymous FTP access for Linux and Windows users. Novell FTP provides PureFTPd with eDirectory for authentication.

Novell FTP (Pure-FTPd) and OES 11 SP2 in the OES 11 SP2: Planning and Implementation Guide

Samba for Linux

Provides CIFS access for Linux and Windows users. Requires the service and users to be enabled for Linux User Management.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Samba Administration Guide

Table 3-5 Storage Management Tools

Storage Solution

Reference

Linux System Configuration with YaST

YaST is a management tool for a variety of services on Linux.

SLES 11 SP3 Deployment Guide

SLES 11 SP3 Storage Administration Guide.

Novell iManager

A web-based network resources management tool used to manage storage solutions.

Novell iManager is the same as NetIQ iManager, but with a special skin for Novell branding.

NetIQ® iManager Administration Guide

Novell Remote Manager

A web-based monitoring and management tool for network resources and services.

In OES 11 SP2 and later, Nagios and Ganglia are used to monitor the health of the server and services.

The NCP Server and Dynamic Storage Technology plug-ins for Novell Remote Manager for Linux are the management tools for managing NCP on Linux.You can also use this tool for managing file system trustees and trustee rights for directories and files in NSS volumes and NCP volumes.

The AFP plug-in for Novell Remote Manager for Linux provides the management tools to manage Novell AFP connections on NSS volumes.

The CIFS plug-in for Novell Remote Manager for Linux provides the management tools to manage Novell CIFS connections on NSS volumes.

OES 11 SP2: Novell Remote Manager Administration Guide

Novell Linux Volume Manager

A command line interface management tool that supports command line creation of NSS and Linux POSIX file systems.

OES 11 SP2: NLVM Reference

Linux POSIX Volume Management using Novell Linux Volume Manager Commands

Uses the NLVM command line interface to create and manage Linux POSIX file systems.

Managing Linux Volumes with NLVM Commands in the OES 11 SP2: Linux POSIX Volume Administration Guide

Novell Storage Services Management Utility

A management tool to configure storage devices when the web-based Novell iManager tool is not available (such as when the sys: volume is not mounted). NSSMU supports creating and mounting encrypted NSS volumes.

NSS Management Utility (NSSMU) Quick Reference in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Linux POSIX Volume Management in the Novell Storage Services Management Utility

Uses the NSSMU management tool to create and manage Linux POSIX file systems.

Managing Linux Volumes with NSSMU in the OES 11 SP2: Linux POSIX Volume Administration Guide

Storage-Related Plug-Ins for iManager

Plug-ins for storage-related management.

Storage Plug-In Quick Reference in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Files and Folders Plug-In Quick Reference in the OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux

Distributed File Services Plug-In in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide for Linux

Clusters Plug-in for iManager in the OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide

Archive Versioning Plug-in for iManager

CIFS Plug-in for iManager

AFP Plug-in for iManager