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Novell Storage Manager 4.0


eDirectory

Following are minimum requirements for each component in Novell Storage Manager 4.0 eDirectory deployments.

Novell Storage Manager Engine
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2a or later with an x64 processor
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 with Jan. 2013 Maintenance release or later
  • eDirectory 8.7.3.9 or later; or eDirectory 8.8 SP 2 or later
Novell Storage Manager Event Monitor
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2a or later with an x86 or x64 processor
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 or later with an x86 or x64 processor
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 with Jan. 2013 Maintenance release or later
Novell Storage Manager Agent
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2a or later with an x86 or x64 processor
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 with Jan. 2013 Maintenance release or later
Novell Storage Manager NSMAdmin Management Tool
  • Windows platform (Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2012 or R2, or 2008)
Novell Managed Storage Platforms

Novell Storage Manager performs server-to-server communications to Novell servers, including the following servers and volumes:

  • Novell NetWare 6.5 SP8 NSS volume
  • Important: Novell Storage Manager only supports the latest version of NetWare with the latest Service Pack (currently NetWare 6.5 SP8). For the latest details on NetWare lifecycle support, visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/ and type NetWare in the Quick Search field.
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 1 Support Pack 1 with Novell Storage Services volume or network control program-enabled volume
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 running SUSE Linux with Novell Storage Services volume or network control program-enabled volume
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 with Jan. 2013 Maintenance release or later

 

Warning: Data from NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 2 or later could have file and folder names with UTF-8 characters that earlier versions of NetWare don’t support. If this is a possibility, do not use these platforms as target or vault paths. Novell recommends you use the latest support pack available for your particular platform on all production servers.


Active Directory

Following are minimum requirements for each component in Novell Storage Manager 4.0 for Active Directory deployments:

Novell Storage Manager Engine
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or R2 (Member or DC Server)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Member or DC Server)
  • For quota management, Microsoft File System Resource Manager (FSRM) must be installed
  • Forest functional level of Windows Server 2003 or later
Novell Storage Manager Event Monitor
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or R2 (Member or DC Server)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or later, or R2 with an x86 or x64 processor
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later (Member or DC Server)
  • At least 1 GB RAM
  • Forest functional level 2003 or later in native mode
Novell Storage Manager Agent
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Or R2 (Member or DC Server)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 or R2 with an x86 or x64 processor (for deployment with quota management) (Member or DC Server)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later with an x86 or x64 processor (for deployment without quota management)
  • Windows 7 or later with an x64 processor
  • For quota management, Microsoft File System Resource Manager (FSRM) must be installed
  • Hotfix KB 973278 installed1 (for managing Profile Paths or storage with redirected folders)
Novell Storage Manager NSMAdmin Management Tool
  • Windows platform (Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2012 or R2, 2008 or R2, or 2003)
Microsoft Managed Storage Platforms
  • Windows Server 2003 (for deployment without quota management)
  • Windows Server 2008 (for deployment with quota management)
Network Attached Storage Devices
  • EMC Celerra
  • NetApp Filer
  • EMC Isilon
  • Hitachi Data Systems

 

1 Hotfix Requirements: In cases where managed storage may include profile paths or redirected folders, such as My Documents folders that you have redirected to home folders, you must apply the Windows Server hotfix referenced in Microsoft Knowledgebase article 973278 to engine and agent servers in the data-copy process.

Hotfix Knowledgebase URL: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973278

This hotfix only applies to the following platforms where the Engine or an Agent is installed:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Support Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 Support Pack 2

 

This patch does not apply to either Windows Server 2003 Support Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

In cases where you do not apply the hotfix to the affected systems, symptoms may include stuck copy-data-pending events with the message "Current Error - 32: The requested operation is not supported" in the event properties as well as the error message "0x00000032 (ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED)," which appears in the log file of the engine or agent that attempted processing the data copy.

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