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ncpopen.sh – Bash Menu driven utility to deal with open file problems on OES servers.



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September 4, 2013 11:58 am

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Have you ever had troubles tracking down who has an open file on an OES server? Here’s a simple menu driven solution which can help you track down and fix open file problems.

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An Example of Troubleshooting NetStorage

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August 30, 2013 11:55 am

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One of the hidden gems in Open Enterprise Server, be it running on NetWare or on top of SLES, is NetStorage. This provides web access to your files via a web interface, or via WebDAV. As a web interface, you get to see your drive mappings from your login script parsed, to show in the …

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Return of Troubleshooting Kanaka

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August 13, 2013 4:04 pm

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Back in 2006 I wrote two articles about Kanaka, a Mac plugin for easier home directory mapping on Macs. After 7 years it seems like a good time to revisit it, since so much has changed!

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DSfW: Provisioning using python script



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July 18, 2013 10:57 am

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DSfW installation is a two stage process. The first part is done in YaST, where DSfW related basic changes are done. After YaST completes the configuration, the DSfW Provisioning Plugin has to be launched. This is done to complete the changes necessary to make the server behave as a domain server.

The DSfW provisioning plugin is a GUI and it requires user interaction to complete the operation. It also require access to the X server to launch the plugin.

With this script the provisioning plugin can be done with just the password inputs.

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Blocking the SLES11 SP3 bundles flowing onto OES11 SP1 Servers via ZEN11 SP2



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July 16, 2013 2:44 pm

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OES11 SP1 is supported on SLES11 SP2 and not supported on SLES11 SP3. If SLES11 SP3 bundles are applied on OES11 SP1 servers via ZEN11 SP2, the bundle installation will go through without any warning messages, which may break the OES11 SP1 Services and currently Novell does not support SLES11 SP3 as platform for OES11 SP1. To avoid this please follow the steps provided to block the SLES11 SP3 bundles flowing onto OES11 SP1 Servers.

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Configuring NSS Volume as a Content Repo on OES Satellite Server



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July 15, 2013 3:56 pm

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If you have an OES server in a remote office, you can use that same server to host ZEN Satellite Server and the Content Repo on an NSS Volume. This is a good way to get more from your hardware and network bandwidth.

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Using SUSE Manager for OES Management



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July 12, 2013 9:36 am

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In response to popular demand, they have made it possible to manage OES11 systems using SUSE Manager. It can also be used to upgrade to OES11SP1.

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The Novell Consulting Installation Framework – AutoYaST



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July 2, 2013 8:59 am

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Welcome to the Novell Consulting Installation Framework (NCIF). By enhancing SUSE’s automatic installation method AutoYaST and combining it with Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) we were able to develop a way to easily implement standardized installation, configuration and update of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) as well as of Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES).

This AppNote describes how to implement the AutoYasT part of the solution in your environment.

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Running WebAccess after Apache 2.4 Upgrade – Which Configurations to Change

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June 19, 2013 12:30 pm

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Upgrading to Apache 2.4.4 – Changes needed to support WebAccess 2012.

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Open Enterprise Server customers: Take advantage of your Novell Filr entitlements

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May 21, 2013 4:51 pm

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You know your users are storing corporate data in consumer-oriented cloud solutions, and you need to get control of that. The familiar tools like Dropbox or Skydrive may be fine for holiday photos, but when employees start using them to store corporate data…well, IT rightly gets concerned. Don’t let this problem take you by surprise: If you are a customer current on OES maintenance, you are entitled to Novell Filr.

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