2.4 Supported Environments

2.4.1 File Viewer Support

In Novell Vibe, file viewing capabilities are provided by Oracle Outside In viewer technology. See Oracle Outside In Technology 8.3 Supported Formats for a list of the supported file formats. See Oracle Outside In Technology for background information about the Oracle viewer technology included in Vibe.

The file viewers also support data indexing by the Lucene Index Server.

2.4.2 IPV6 Support

Novell Vibe supports the IPV6 protocol when it is available on the server. If the protocol is available, Vibe detects it and supports IPV6 by default, along with IPV4.

2.4.3 Clustering Support

You can install Vibe components on multiple servers to provide failover support, as described in Section IV, Multi-Server Configurations and Clustering.

2.4.4 Xen Virtualization Support

You can install Vibe in virtual environments where a software program enables one physical server to function as if it were two or more physical servers. Xen virtualization technology in Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux version) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is supported. For more information, see:

2.4.5 VMware Support

Vibe is supported on the following versions of VMware:

  • VMware Server (formally GSX Server), an enterprise-class virtual infrastructure for x86-based servers

  • VMware ESX Server, a data-center-class virtual infrastructure for mission-critical environments

    For more information, see the VMWare Web site.

2.4.6 Single Sign-On Support

Novell Access Manager can be used to provide single sign-on capabilities for your Vibe site. For setup instructions, see Section 9.9, Configuring Single Sign-On with Novell Access Manager.

2.4.7 Linux File System Support

For best Vibe performance on Linux, the ext3 file system is recommended. If you are running OES Linux and need the feature-rich environment of the NSS file system, Vibe is also supported there. The reiser3 file system is also supported.