3.0 Installing NetStorage

NetStorage is automatically installed and preconfigured to default settings during the Open Enterprise Server (OES) portion of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4 installation.

For more information, see the OES 2015 SP1: Installation Guide. You can change the default settings of the NetStorage configuration during the OES portion of the installation. See Changing the NetStorage Default Configuration for more information. For most networks, you need NetStorage installed on only one server; however, this might vary depending on the size of your network and your organization’s needs. For example, if your company is geographically dispersed, you might want to install NetStorage on one server in each geographic region.

You can use Novell iManager to change the NetStorage configuration after the OES installation. For more information on iManager, see Section 7.0, Administering NetStorage.

IMPORTANT:Unsupported Service Combinations: Do not install any of the following service combinations on the same server. Although not all of the combinations will cause pattern conflict warnings, Novell does not support any of the following combinations:

  • Novell NetStorage

  • Novell Domain Services for Windows

  • Xen Virtual Machine Host Server