7.15 NSS (OES 2)

7.15.1 Understanding Name Space Support

NSS stores LONG, UNIX, DOS, and AFP name spaces for all files. The default name space sets which name space will be exposed.

In OES 2 the LONG name space was made the default to help performance of NCP, CIFS, and Samba file services. If your primary use is for GroupWise, we recommend changing the default name space to UNIX.

7.15.2 The Role of EVMS

EVMS is the only supported volume manager for NSS volumes on OES 2.

Although some administrators have successfully created NSS volumes on hard disks managed by non-EVMS volume managers, there are serious management and configuration limitations associated with this unsupported implementation. For more information, see Using NSS on Devices Managed by Non-EVMS Volume Managers in the OES 2 SP3: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.

NOTE:EVMS support is automatic and requires no manual configuration unless NSS is being installed on the device that contains the boot (/boot) and root (/) partitions (the system device). In that case only you must follow the instructions in Installing with EVMS as the Volume Manager of the System Device in the OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide.