3.3 Changing the NetStorage Default Configuration

You can change the NetStorage default configuration during the OES installation.

  1. Start the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 (SLES 12 SP2) and OES 2018 integrated installation and continue through the install until you get to the Installation Settings screen, then click Software.

    The SLES 12 SP2/OES 2018 installation includes several steps not described here because they do not directly relate to Novell NetStorage. For more detailed instructions on installing OES with SLES 12 SP2, see the OES 2018: Installation Guide.

    IMPORTANT:It is not possible to access iFolder 2.x or 3.x by using NetStorage on Linux.

  2. On the Software Selection screen, click Detailed Selection.

  3. In the Selection window, click NetStorage and any other OES components that you want to install, then click Accept.

  4. Select the IP address for the NetStorage Authentication Domain Host, or accept the default.

    This is the IP address of a server in your eDirectory tree that has the master replica or a read/write replica of eDirectory.

    The eDirectory server IP address is required for NetStorage to function properly. This does not need to be the IP address of the server where NetStorage is to be installed.

    When a user attempts to log in, NetStorage searches the eDirectory database on the server you specify for the User object. If the User object is found, NetStorage attempts to authenticate the user to eDirectory.

  5. Specify the Proxy User Name, including the context, or accept the default.

    This is required to perform LDAP searches for logging in.

    IMPORTANT:If an eDirectory user does not exist, NetStorage does not create a Proxy user for the same. If the proxy user credentials do not match with the eDirectory user, NetStorage might not work.

    During eDirectory configuration, if you have selected the Use Common Proxy User as default for OES Products check box, then the proxy user name and password fields are populated with common proxy user name and password.

    If you are using ZenWorks along with NetStorage on the same OES server, then you must not use common proxy. For more information on common proxy, see Understanding Proxy Users in the OES 2018: Planning and Implementation Guide

    IMPORTANT:To use common proxy for NetStorage, you must manually assign the necessary rights to the proxy user in eDirectory. For more information, see What Rights Do Proxy Users Have? in the OES 2018: Planning and Implementation Guide

  6. Specify the Proxy User Password, or accept the default. This field is disabled, if you have selected the Use Common Proxy User as default for OES Products check box during eDirectory configuration.

  7. Specify the Users Context, or accept the default.

    This is the eDirectory context for the users that will use NetStorage. NetStorage searches the eDirectory tree down from the specified context for User objects. If you want NetStorage to search the entire eDirectory tree, specify the root context.

  8. (Conditional) If you are running in a clustered environment, install NetStorage on two nodes in the cluster, using the identical configuration used on the first server.

    The default configuration for Apache2 is to listen on all IP addresses. This is done with a Listen directive in /etc/apache2/listen.conf that only specifies a port and doesn’t have a specific IP address. If you have modified the default configuration to listen on a specific IP address, and you want the server to be a part of a cluster, you should either remove the specific IP address or add another Listen directive that does not specify an IP address so that Apache2 listens on all IP addresses.

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