7.1 OES Remote Manager for Linux

7.1.1 Installing OES Remote Manager for Linux

OES Remote Manager for Linux is installed by default as part of your OES Server installation whenever any OES pattern is selected. For information about managing OES Remote Manager for Linux, see the OES 2018 SP1: OES Remote Manager Administration Guide.

7.1.2 Accessing OES Remote Manager

  1. Access OES Remote Manager by pointing your browser to the URL of the server you want to manage.

    Do this by entering the following in the address (URL) field:

    http://server_IP_address:8008 or other_configured_port_number

    For example:

    http://192.168.123.11:8008
    https://192.168.123.11:8009
  2. Log in to OES Remote Manager as the root user of the server or as the NetIQ eDirectory administrator user who has sufficient rights to manage the server.

    The root user logs in as a local user of the server, not through eDirectory. If eDirectory, Linux User Management, or PAM are not working, the root user can still log in to OES Remote Manager to manage the server. The root user can always log in directly to the server to manage it.

    OES Remote Manager is PAM-enabled, so any Linux-enabled user can log in. Depending on the user’s trustee rights for the server, the user gets access only to the tasks the user has rights to perform.

7.1.3 Starting, Stopping, or Restarting OES Remote Manager on Linux

OES Remote Manager on Linux is installed and runs by default. If it hangs, you can use the /etc/init.d/novell-httpstkd script to get status or to stop, start, or restart httpstkd. For the latest information about httpstkd, see Starting or Stopping HTTPSTKD in the OES 2018 SP1: OES Remote Manager Administration Guide.

  1. Open a terminal console, then log in as the root user.

  2. At the terminal console prompt, enter the command for the task you need to perform:

    Task

    Command

    Status

    rcnovell-httpstkd status 

    or

    systemctl status novell-httpstkd.service

    Start

    rcnovell-httpstkd start

    or

    systemctl start novell-httpstkd.service

    Stop

    rcnovell-httpstkd stop

    or

    systemctl stop novell-httpstkd.service

    Restart

    rcnovell-httpstkd restart

    or

    systemctl restart novell-httpstkd.service

7.1.4 Quick Reference for the NCP Server Plug-In for OES Remote Manager for Linux

NCP Volumes (NCP Shares)

Table 7-1 describes the management tasks available for the Manage NCP Services > Manage Shares task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-1 Manage NCP Services > Manage Shares

Subtasks

Management Tasks

Share Name link

Browse files and directories.

View and set file system attributes for files and directories on NSS volumes.

View file information.

View directory information.

Mount/Unmount

Mount NCP volumes and NSS volumes to make them available to NCP clients.

Unmount NCP volumes and NSS volumes to make them unavailable to NCP clients.

Info icon

NCP share information, such as the Linux file system path for the volume, file system type, NCP volume ID, status, capacity, and cache statistics.

Open files listed for each NCP connection.

Add a shadow volume for the NCP volume.

For unmounted DST shadow volumes, click the Info icon to remove the shadow volume relationship. Removing a shadow volume removes the entry in the ncpserv.conf file, but does not delete the volumes that make up the shadow volume.

Create new share

Creates an NCP volume name (share) on a Linux POSIX file system (Ext3, XFS, or Reiser), and associates it to a path on your server. You are prompted for a volume (share) name and a path to the volume. This creates a mount point to the volume you specify and makes it accessible to NCP clients.

IMPORTANT: You cannot use this method to create an NSS volume. You must use NSS tools to create and manage NSS volumes on Linux.

Delete existing share

Removes the NCP volume and path association for NCP volumes on Linux POSIX file systems (Ext3, XFS, or Reiser). This does not remove or delete data from the directory; it removes only the volume mount point that was created for the NCP share.

NCP/NSS bindings

View or modify whether NSS volumes are NCP accessible. If they are not accessible, the EXCLUDE_VOLUME volumename command is added to the /etc/opt/novell/ncp2nss.conf file.

Use this option for NSS volumes on clusters where the load script handles NCP mount of NSS volumes.

Use this option for NSS volumes that you want to use as the secondary storage area in a Dynamic Storage Technology shadow volume.

NCP Server Parameters

Table 7-2 describes the management task available for the Manage NCP Services > Manager Server task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-2 Manage NCP Services > Manage Server

Subtasks

Management Tasks

Server Parameter Information

View NCP Server parameters for the SET command and their current values.

Click the Parameter Value link to modify the value. For a list of parameters and their default values, see Section 3.4, Configuring Global NCP Server Parameters.

NCP Server Connections

Table 7-3 describes the management tasks available for the Manage NCP Services > Manage Connections task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-3 Manage NCP Services > Manage Connections

Subtasks

Management Tasks

Connection information

View connection statistics.

Clear all Not Logged In connections.

Connection listing

View a list of connections.

Click the name link for the connection to view statistics for the connection and a list of its open files.

Clear selected connections.

Name link for the connection

View statistics for the connection.

View the network address, status, privileges, and security equivalence for a logged-in-user.

Send a message to the selected connection.

Broadcast messages to everyone

Broadcast messages to all logged-in NCP users. The DISABLE_BROADCAST parameter must be disabled (value of 0) in order for broadcast messages to be sent. Users must be using a Client for Open Enterprise Server version that supports receiving broadcast messages, and the client must be configured to receive messages.

NCP Trustee Reports

Table 7-4 describes the management tasks available for the Manage NCP Services > View Trustee Reports task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-4 Manage NCP Services > View Trustee Reports

Subtasks

Management Tasks

Generating an NCP Trustee report for NSS volumes

View the NCP Trustee Report. A volume’s trustee report shows the rights settings by folder for each user or group that is a trustee on the NSS volume.

Viewing a saved NCP Trustee report

View the last saved trustee report for an NSS volume.

The saved report provides the same trustee rights information that was available when the report was created.

NCP Logs and Audit Logs

Table 7-5 describes the management tasks available for the Manage NCP Services > View Logs task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-5 Manage NCP Services > View Logs

Subtasks

Management Tasks

Logs

Download and view the ncpserv.log and ncp2nss.log.

Audit logs

Download and view the following audit logs:

  • ncpserv.audit.log

    All the operations performed by NCP Engine are logged into this file in XML format. For example, add trustee, remove trustee, volume mount and dismount, NSS event handler startup/shutdown, add/remove volume, create shadow volume, security sync, and kill NCP connections. No file operations are logged in this file.

  • ncp2nss.audit.log

    The following ncp2nss events are logged into this file:

    Open command file, write command file, ncp2nss daemon halted, ncp2nss daemon running, NSS not detected, domain socket not created, domain socket not accessible, uneb not started, failed to import uneb symbols, failed to create uneb processing thread, ndp library not started, failed to import ndp library symbols, and failed to initialize ndp library.

  • SYS.audit.log

  • volumename.audit.log (an audit log is listed for each NSS volume)

NCP Server Statistics

Table 7-6 describes the management tasks available for the Manage NCP Services > View Statistics task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-6 Manage NCP Services > View Statistics

Subtasks

Management Tasks

Server information

View server name, server version, and product version.

View the number of connections.

Server statistics

View server statistics such as up time, traffic, and caching memory use.

NCP Server Diagnostics

Table 7-7 describes the management tasks available for the Manage NCP Services > View Diagnostic Information task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-7 Manage NCP Services > View Diagnostic Information

Subtasks

Management Tasks

NCP engine

View statistics for NCP events.

Click the Process ID (PID) link to view information about the currently running process.

NSS interface daemon

View statistics for NSS events.

Click the Process ID (PID) link to view information about the currently running process.

Dynamic Storage Technology

Table 7-8 describes the management tasks available for the View File System > Dynamic Storage Technology Options task in OES Remote Manager for Linux.

Table 7-8 View File System > Dynamic Storage Technology Options

Subtasks

Management Tasks

Volume information

View a list of NCP volumes and NSS volumes on the server.

Click the Add Shadow link next to an NSS volume to view share information, where you can create a shadow volume. (NCP volumes are not supported as shadow volumes.)

Click the Inventory link next to a shadow volume to view an inventory report for both the primary and secondary volumes.

Click the View Log link next to an NSS volume to download a copy of the audit log for the selected volume.

Add Shadow link

This option takes you to the Share Information page. Scroll down to the Volume Tasks area to find the Add Shadow Volume task.

The Share Information page and Add Shadow Volume page do not distinguish or validate whether the volumes you choose are actually supported file systems and available combinations.

WARNING:NSS volumes must already exist when you create the shadow volume. The Create if not present option is available for future support of NCP volumes on Linux file systems. Do not use this option for NSS volumes.

Inventory link

View statistics and graphical trend displays for the volume’s files and directories. For a DST shadow volume, the report includes information for both the primary storage area (primary area) and the secondary storage area (shadow area).

Volume information (Info icon)

NCP share information, such as the Linux file system path for the volume, file system type, NCP volume ID, status, capacity, and cache statistics.

Open files listed for each NCP connection.

Add a shadow volume for the NCP volume.

For unmounted DST shadow volumes, click the Info icon to access the dialog to remove the shadow volume relationship. This removes the entry in the ncpserv.conf file, but does not delete the volume itself.

To unmount a shadow volume, click Manage NCP Services > Manage Shares, then click Unmount option next to the shadow volume.

Dynamic Storage Technology policies

Create a new policy.

View a list of existing policies.

Click the Policy Name link to modify or delete the policy.

Duplicate file resolution options

Set a global policy for how to handle duplicate files.

ShadowFS configuration

Set a global policy for whether to automatically start FUSE and Shadow File System at boot time.