To configure a Filr cluster, you must have the following:
A Network File System (NFS) version 3 server with an NFS-exported directory or an available CIFS share with sufficient unused disk space for the /vashare mount point. For disk space requirements, see Novell Filr 1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide.
The examples in this section assume that the NFS service is running on a SLES 11 server, but any NFS version 3 or CIFS server will work.
Sufficient hardware resources on your VM host server to host and run the virtual appliances that your Filr cluster deployment includes. For more information, see the POSIX volume-related information in sections such as, OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide.
DNS services on the network. This lets Filr resolve the DNS names of the Filr Search appliances to their respective IP addresses.