This documentation describes how to use Novell Storage Services File System (NSS) to manage software RAIDs, pools, and volumes on a Novell Open Enterprise Server—Linux server.
For information about using NSS on NetWare 6.5 SP8, see the NW 6.5 SP8: NSS File System Administration Guide.
This guide is intended for network administrators. Section 30.0, Security Considerations is intended for security administrators or anyone who is using NSS storage objects and is responsible for the security of the system.
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For the most recent version of the OES 2 SP3: Novell Storage Services File System Administration Guide for Linux, see the latest Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 documentation.
For information about planning and implementing storage solutions in Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, see the following:
The OES 2 SP3: Planning and Implementation Guide describes considerations for choosing a storage solution and system-wide caveats for implementing the different storage solutions.
OES 2 SP3: Storage and File Services Overview describes typical requirements for system storage, and identifies the various storage products and services in Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 that address those requirements.
File System Primer describes the variety of file systems available on Linux and which ones are the best to use for which workloads and data.
For more information about services referenced in this guide, see the following:
The OES 2 SP3: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide for Linux describes how to configure and manage DFS services for NSS volumes on NetWare or Linux.
The OES 2 SP3: Dynamic Storage Technology Administration Guide describes how to configure NSS volumes as shadow volumes by using Dynamic Storage Technology.
Novell Archive and Version Services provides interval-based archiving for user data. See the OES 2 SP3: Novell Archive and Version Services 2.1 Administration Guide for Linux.
The OES 2 SP3: File Systems Management Guide describes the Novell trustee model and how to configure file system trustees, trustee rights, and attributes for NSS volumes on Linux and NetWare, NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) volumes on Linux, and NetWare Traditional volumes on NetWare.
The OES 2 SP3: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide describes how to manage NCP connections for NSS volumes on Linux.
The OES 2 SP3: Novell Linux User Management Administration Guide describes how to Linux-enable users for an OES 2 Linux server.
The NDK: Virtual File Services describes the software APIs for creating software applications and scripts to manage NSS volumes and services on Linux and NetWare.
The NDK: Novell Storage Architecture Component (Media Manager and NWPA) describes software APIs for creating storage-related applications.
The SLES 10 SP3: Storage Administration Guide describes storage services such as the EVMS volume manager, UUIDs, Linux multipath I/O for devices; and Linux software RAIDs 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.
Enterprise Volume Management System for Linux documentation: