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NSS Pool lister for Linux


April 24, 2009 5:16 pm






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Updated: April 21, 2009

This tool will list all of the NSS pools mounted on an OES Linux server. 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 The objective of the tool is to list the Pool in an XML output 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. **Please note that the API has changed. It is no longer used with the pool wrapper, but has been moved to the server section and now uses a server wrapper. The change was made to clearly show that the API will list all pools on a server as opposed to pools on a device.

How to Use the file: is a Perl script. So Perl must be installed and running on the Linux server that this file is being loaded on. NSS must be installed to get the VFS support.

From a terminal prompt type: Perl <enter>

A sample output would be the following:

dgiles6:/ # perl
file is now open
File Name: +</_admin/Manage_NSS/manage.cmd
Request Sent: <virtualIO><datastream name="command"/></virtualIO><nssRequest><server><listPools></listPools></server></nssRequest>
<result value="0"><description>success</description></result>
<result value="0"><description>zOK</description></result>

The specifications explain the XML tags, but the information present here would let someone know that two devices were found sda and sdb. Information about the two devices is also displayed.

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