10.8 Setting Up an OES 2 SP3 VM Guest to Use Novell Storage Services (NSS)

When you install OES 2 SP3 on a virtual machine, we recommend that you configure a virtual machine with multiple devices. Use the primary virtual disk as the system device with LVM2 (the YaST install default) as the volume manager. After the install, you can assign additional storage resources from the host server to the virtual machine. In the guest server environment, the additional disks can use LVM2 or EVMS as needed. In this scenario, NSS volumes are created only on additional virtual disks, not on the primary virtual disk that you are using for the guest server’s system device.

IMPORTANT:When you create the virtual machine, make sure to configure the size of the primary virtual disk according to the amount of space you need for the /boot, swap, and root (/) volumes.

If you decide to use EVMS for the system device on the virtual machine, follow the install instructions in Section A.2, Configuring the System Device to Use EVMS, just as you would for a physical machine.

After the virtual machine is set up, you need to perform additional tasks to set up additional Novell Storage Service (NSS) devices. See Using NSS in a Virtualization Environment in the OES 2 SP3: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.