7.1 Using iManager to Administer NetStorage

iManager provides an easy method for changing NetStorage configuration. iManager plug-ins enables you to establish a secure LDAP connection through SSL protocol.

NOTE:For secure transmission of information from iManager plug-ins to the eDirectory server by using the SSL protocol, an eDirectory certificate must be imported to the tomcat keystore by using the keytool. The tomcat keystore is located at /var/opt/novell/tomcat6-32bit/conf/cacerts. For more information on importing the eDirectory certificates, see. After importing the certificate, restart tomcat6-32bit.

  1. Open an Internet browser and enter the URL for iManager.

    The URL is https://server_ip_address/nps/imanager.html. Replace server_ip_address with the IP address or DNS name of the Linux server running NetStorage or the IP address for Apache-based services.

    The date and time on the workstation being used to access NetStorage should be within a few hours of the date and time on the server running NetStorage to avoid conflicts.

  2. Enter your username and password.

  3. In the left column, locate the File Access (NetStorage) configuration options you want to change.

    iManager displays a list of links in the left column that are used to access the various pages for editing and viewing NetStorage configuration information in the XML file. For more information on each setting, click Help or see Section 7.2, Understanding the NetStorage Configuration Settings.

  4. Make the necessary configuration changes.

  5. (Conditional) If you are running in a clustered environment, run iManager on each node in the cluster and make the same changes.

    For more information about running NetStorage in a clustered environment, see Section 4.0, Configuring NetStorage with Novell Cluster Services.

NOTE:You can administer the NetStorage server remotely if it is running on a server with an IP address that is different from the IP address of the server iManager is running on. To administer NetStorage server remotely, you must add the following settings to the /var/opt/novell/tomcat6-32bit/webapps/nps/WEB-INF/config.xml file on the iManager server:



Specify the protocol_ type as http when you add the above settings in the config.xml file.