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Linux Add Pool



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August 7, 2007 12:12 pm

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It uses the Virtual File Services (Originally called Virtual File Services for NetWare) which were ported over to Linux. The SDK for this API set can be downloaded from https://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Virtual_File_Services_for_NetWare. The objective of the tool is to add a trustee to a file using XML as specified in the VFS for NetWare specification. It is intended to be used as a sample script for developers that may want to use the VFS API set to view and manage storage.

How to Use the file:

linuxAddPool.pl is a Perl script. So Perl must be installed and running on the NetWare server that this file is being loaded on. NSS must be installed to get the VFS support.

To run the perl script type:

perl linuxAddPool.pl POOL_NAME  DEVICE_NAME SIZE<enter>

Where POOL_NAME is the name of the new pool to add
Where DEVICE_NAME is the linux device name (ie. sda, sdb, hda, hdb…)
where SIZE is the size of the pool to add in bytes

Example:

perl linuxAddPool.pl POOL1 sda 1000000000 <enter>

This would create an NSS pool named POOL1 on device sda of 1GB in size.

Sample output:

ran:/a # perl linuxAddPool.pl POOL1 sdb 1000000000
file is now open
File Name: +</_admin/Manage_NSS/manage.cmd
Request Sent: <virtualIO><datastream name="command"/></virtualIO><nssRequest>
<pool><addPool2state="active"><poolName>POOL1</poolName><ndsName/>
<context/><lssType>ZLSS</lssType><devices><addPoolDeviceInfo><objectID>sdb
</objectID><size>1000000000</size></addPoolDeviceInfo></devices></addPool2>
</pool></nssRequest>
<nssReply>
<pool>
<addPool2>
<result value="0"><description>success</description></result>
</addPool2>
</pool>
<result value="0"><description>zOK</description></result>
</nssReply>
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