Novell Connection Magazine: Getting Integrated with Linux
Part Two of a Three Part Series
by David Coughanour
Novell Connection Magazine – Feb 2007
Here’s an excerpt:
If you’re convinced that you are ready to start managing your files using Novell Open Enterprise Server on Linux, but you need more information, consider taking the Novell Integrating Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux course (Course 3077). If you own, purchase or upgrade to the product by March 31, 2007, you can receive a 10 percent discount on instructor-led training through select Novell training partners.
Or perhaps you’d prefer a Self-Study Kit that you could enjoy in the comfort of your own office or home. If so, you can download the Course 3077 self-study kit absolutely free (or purchase the physical kit for US$75, an 85 percent discount over standard pricing). If you have the product under maintenance, you can also take advantage of 90 days of free unlimited support to help you deploy on Linux with confidence. For more information on this promotion, visit novell.com/oespromo.
By now, you might be saying to yourself, “OK, I’ve learned some good things about how to perform some of my old familiar NetWare tasks on Linux. But what I really want to know is:”
- “How do I get my Novell Storage Services (NSS) volumes, which are the staple of most Novell networks, onto my Linux box, and”
- “Once they’re there, how do I access them? I’ve always heard that accessing Linux from a computer running something other than Linux is extremely difficult.”
The previous article in this series identified some of the main reasons for making the switch to Novell Open Enterprise Server on Linux. It also provided some tips to help you get started with your new Linux installation. In this article, you’ll learn how to move, create and access your Novell Storage Services volumes with Novell Open Enterprise Server on Linux and we’ll debunk the common misconception that Linux “does not play well with others.” Specifically, we’ll cover:
- How to create a Novell Storage Services volume on an Open Enterprise Server-Linux server
- How to migrate Novell Storage Services volumes to an Open Enterprise Server-Linux server
- How to access data on an Open Enterprise Server-Linux server using the Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Samba
- How to use the Novell Client to access Novell Storage Services volumes on Open Enterprise Server-Linux