If you use a volume manager other than EVMS to manage devices, some capabilities of NSS are not available. However, you can create and manage NSS pools and volumes on those devices by using the guidelines in this section.
Make sure to leave unformatted free disk space so that you can create partitions for NSS after the install by using the Linux mkfs command.
NSS is not installed by default. To add NSS to the Software list at install time, open the Software setup option, search for the NSS package, select the NSS check box, then click Accept.
You can optionally install NSS after the initial install by using thefeature in YaST.
If you want to create NSS pools and volumes on devices managed by non-EVMS volume managers, consider the following management differences:
Use the volume manager’s tools or Linux commands and utilities to manage devices, software RAID devices, and partitions. The NSS tools, utilities, or commands that manage devices, software RAID devices, partitions, and pool snapshots require EVMS.
Use the Linux mkfs command to create an NSS pool, then use NSSMU create its storage objects in Novell eDirectory. You cannot create pools with NSS tools, utilities, or commands without EVMS. For information, see Section D.3.1, Using the Linux mkfs Command to Create NSS Pools.
Manage existing NSS pools and create and manage NSS volumes with NSSMU. For information, see Section 9.2, NSS Management Utility (NSSMU) Quick Reference.
File system management tools are unaffected; they should work regardless of the volume manager that is managing the device.
For information, see the following: