OES 11 SP3: Linux POSIX Volume Administration Guide

This guide describes how to manage Linux POSIX volumes on a Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 Support Pack 3 (SP3) server by using the Novell Storage Services (NSS) Management Utility and the Novell Linux Volume Manager (NLVM) command line interface (CLI).


This guide is intended for storage and system administrators.


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Documentation Updates

For the most recent version of the Linux POSIX Volume Administration Guide, visit the OES 11 SP3 website.

Additional Documentation

For information about the Novell Linux Volume Manager commands, see the OES 11 SP3: NLVM Reference.

For information about managing the Novell Storage Services file system, see the OES 11 SP3: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.

For information about clustering with Novell Cluster Services, see the OES 11 SP3: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide.

For information about using the file system management tools that are native to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Service Pack 4 (SP4), see the SLES 11 SP4 Storage Administration Guide. The SLES guide describes Linux storage management technologies such as:

  • Native Linux file systems (Btrfs, Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, and XFS)

  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

  • Multipath I/O (Device Mapper)

  • Linux iSCSI initiators and targets and iSCSI LIO targets

  • Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)

  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet