5.3 Installing the NSM Engine

Novell Storage Manager uses only one NSM Engine per forest. The NSM Engine can be installed on a Windows Server machine that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Member Server)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Member Server)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Member Server)

  • At least 4 GB RAM

  • For quota management, Microsoft File System Resource Manager (FSRM) must be installed; see Section 1.2, File Server Resource Manager.

  • Forest functional level of Windows Server 2003 or later

Other notable information about the NSM Engine:

  • The NSM Engine runs as a native NT service that is configured to start by using the Local System account

  • The default NSM Engine port is 3009

  • The Firewall Inbound Rule is added during the NSM Engine installation

  1. At the root of the NSM-AD_4_1.iso image, double-click the Windows folder.

  2. Double-click the x86_64 folder.

  3. Double-click NSMEngine-Installer-4.1-x64-xxxx.exe.

  4. When you are asked if you want to run this file, click Run.

  5. Agree to the licensing terms and conditions and click Install.

  6. When notified that the setup was successful, click Run Setup Utility.

    The Configuration Dashboard appears.