Novell Cluster Services includes several important features to help you ensure and manage the availability of your network resources:
Support for shared SCSI, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage subsystems. Shared disk fault tolerance can be obtained by implementing RAID on the shared disk subsystem.
Multi-node all-active cluster (up to 32 nodes). Any server in the cluster can restart resources (applications, services, IP addresses, and file systems) from a failed server in the cluster.
A single point of administration through the browser-based Novell iManager, which allows you to remotely manage the cluster. You can use the Clusters plug-in to manage and monitor clusters and cluster resources, and to configure the settings and scripts for cluster resources.
The ability to tailor a cluster to the specific applications and hardware infrastructure that fit your organization.
Dynamic assignment and reassignment of server storage as needed.
The ability to use email to automatically notify administrators of cluster events and cluster state changes.