2.7 What’s New (OES 2 SP2)

The features described in this section were added or modified for NSS in OES 2 SP 2 Linux release.

2.7.1 NSS Management Enhancements

NSSMU has improved response in multi-disk environments.

NSSMU and iManager can take an extremely long time to list devices and do various other things when the server has multiple devices. This is because of how information is read from EVMS.

To address this, the management code has been modified to support multiple devices. The NSS management pieces can now use a single request to get the needed information about multiple devices, thus avoiding multiple evms_open_engine() calls.

2.7.2 NSS Utility Enhancements

  • The attrib and rights commands now have an option to work with link files.

  • NSSComp includes an NSS compression screen.

  • The NSS utility can now monitor compression statistics for a volume.

  • A new nssraid utility is added to view the status of the NSS RAID 1 (mirror) devices.

  • Additional options are now available in NSSCON for quitting, displaying the next line of information, etc.

  • A new quota utility is included for setting user and directory quotas.

  • A new NSS utility, ncsinit is included. ncsinit speeds up the process of initializing a disk and setting the device to a shared state.

2.7.3 RAID 0+1 and RAID 5+1 Support

Support for RAID 0+1 and RAID 5+1 has been added.

2.7.4 NSS Auditing Engine

OES 2 SP2 includes the NSS Auditing Engine, which is installed by default with NSS.

The auditing engine provides an interface for auditing client applications, such as Novell Sentinel and various third-party products to access. For information on using NSS Auditing Engine, see NSS Auditing Engine.