This documentation describes how to use Novell Storage Services File System (NSS) to manage pools, volumes, and software RAIDs on a Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 Support Pack 2 (SP2) Server.
This guide is intended for network administrators. Section 30.0, Security Considerations is intended for security administrators or anyone who is using NSS storage objects and is responsible for the security of the system.
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The latest version of this NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux is available on the OES documentation website.
For information about planning and implementing storage solutions in Novell Open Enterprise Server 11, see the following:
The OES 11 SP2: Planning and Implementation Guide describes considerations for choosing a storage solution and system-wide caveats for implementing the different storage solutions.
OES 11 SP2: Storage and File Services Overview describes typical requirements for system storage, and identifies the various storage products and services in Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 that address those requirements.
For more information about services referenced in this guide, see the following:
The OES 11 SP2: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide for Linux describes how to configure and manage DFS services for NSS volumes.
The OES 11 SP2: Dynamic Storage Technology Administration Guide describes how to configure NSS volumes as shadow volumes by using Dynamic Storage Technology.
Novell Archive and Version Services provides interval-based archiving for user data. See the OES 11 SP2: Novell Archive and Version Services Administration Guide.
The OES 11 SP2: File Systems Management Guide describes the Novell trustee model and how to configure file system trustees, trustee rights, and attributes for NSS volumes.
The OES 11 SP2: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide describes how to manage NCP connections for NSS volumes.
The OES 11 SP2: Novell Linux User Management Administration Guide describes how to Linux-enable users.
The NDK: Virtual File Services describes the software APIs for creating software applications and scripts to manage NSS volumes and services on Linux and NetWare.
The NDK: Novell Storage Architecture Component (Media Manager and NWPA) describes software APIs for creating storage-related applications.
The SLES 11: Storage Administration Guide describes storage services such as the Logical Volume Manager (LVM), UUIDs, Linux multipath I/O for devices; and Linux software RAIDs 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.