SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides several native Linux POSIX file systems. In Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 SP1, the Novell Storage Services (NSS) Management Utility (NSSMU) and the Novell Linux Volume Manager (NLVM) commands are designed to be used with the Btrfs, Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, and XFS file systems.
This section describes key features of the supported Linux POSIX file systems, including access control, availability, scalability, and speed. You can use this information to help determine which of these file systems best fits your storage needs.
See the following sections for an overview of the Linux POSIX file systems that are supported by NSSMU and NLVM:
The NSSMU and NLVM tools also support the NSS file system. In addition, the Storage plug-in for Novell iManager is available to manage NSS storage objects, including devices, pools, volumes, partitions, and software RAID devices. For information, see the OES 11 SP1: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.
The NSSMU and NLVM tools also support the NSS file system on clustered NSS pools and Linux POSIX file systems on clustered Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) volume groups on OES 11 SP1 nodes in your Novell Cluster Services clusters. In addition, the Clusters plug-in for Novell iManager is available to manage the cluster and cluster resources for the pools and volume groups. For information, see the OES 11 SP1: Novell Cluster Services 2.1 for Linux Administration Guide.
For a side-by-side comparison of the technical features of the file systems, see
File System Support on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Technical Information Web page.