10.0 Novell CIFS

Novell CIFS for Linux is available beginning in OES 2 SP1 Linux.

After you set up Novell CIFS on the Linux node and before you finalize the NetWare-to-Linux conversion, use the CIFS function in the Migration Tool to convert the configuration. For information, see Migrating CIFS from NetWare to OES 2 SP3 Linux in the OES 2 SP3: Migration Tool Administration Guide.

The commands in the scripts are also different. After the migration, modify the load and unload scripts on the Linux server. For information, see Section 4.6, Comparing File Access Protocol Resource Script Commands.

CIFS on OES 2 SP1 Linux does not support NCP cross-protocol file locking.

Beginning in OES 2 SP2 Linux, CIFS supports NCP cross-protocol file locking, which allows NCP, AFP, and CIFS users to access files on an NSS volume concurrently without data corruption by locking the files across protocols. On Linux, the cross-protocol file locking parameter for NCP Server is enabled by default. It must be enabled on each node in the cluster if you plan to give both NCP users and CIFS users access to an NSS volume in the cluster. See Configuring Cross-Protocol File Locks for NCP Server in the OES 2 SP3: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide.

Beginning in OES 2 SP3 Linux, CIFS supports the merged view for Novell Dynamic Storage Technology (DST) shadow volumes built with NSS volumes. Wait until the cluster conversion is complete before attempting to set up DST shadow volumes in the OES 2 SP3 Linux cluster.