10.4 Novell NetStorage

Novell NetStorage provides a Web-based interface to access directories and files on your NSS volumes on NetWare. You can also manage file system trustees, file system trustee rights, and directory and file attributes for the NSS file system on NetWare.

10.4.1 Prerequisites

For NSS, users must be Linux-enabled with Linux User Management in order to use NetStorage. For information about installing and configuring Linux User Management and enabling users and groups for Linux, see the OES 2018: Linux User Management Administration Guide.

10.4.2 Accessing NetStorage

In iManager

From OES 2 onwards, NetStorage is accessible from within iManager.

  1. Log in to iManager in the eDirectory tree of the servers that you want to manage.

    For information, see Section 10.1.4, Accessing iManager.

  2. In Roles and Tasks, select NetStorage.

Direct URL

To avoid conflicts, the date and time on the workstation being used to access NetStorage should be reasonably close (within a few hours) to the date and time on the server running NetStorage.

  1. Launch your Web browser and open it to the following location:

    http://192.168.1.1/oneNet/NetStorage

    Replace 192.168.1.1 with the actual DNS name or IP address of your NetStorage server or the IP address for Apache-based services. If Apache-based services use a port other than 80, you must also specify that port number with the URL.

    For example, if the port number is 51080, the URL would be in the form

    http://192.168.1.1:51080/oneNet/NetStorage
  2. Log in with your administrator username and password to manage file system access for directories and files on NSS volumes.

    NetStorage uses NetIQ eDirectory for authentication. You can also log in as any username with equivalent rights to the administrator. This limitation does not apply if you have created a Storage Location object using SSH (Secure Shell).

10.4.3 Configuring File System Trustees, Trustee Rights, and Attributes

Using NetStorage, you can set file system trustees, trustee rights, and attributes for directories and files on NSS volumes on your Linux or NetWare servers by using the NetWare Info tab and NetWare Rights tab in the Properties dialog box.

IMPORTANT:The label of Netware refers to the NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) that is used for trustee management. Use the option for NSS volumes and NCP on Linux.

For information about file system trustees, trustee rights, and attributes for directories and files on NSS Volumes, see the OES 2018: File Systems Management Guide.

Directory or File Attributes

  1. In NetStorage, select the file or directory, then click the NetWare Info tab to view or modify NSS directory or file attributes.

NSS File System Trustee Rights

  1. In NetStorage, select the file or directory, then click the NetWare Rights tab to view or modify NSS file system trustee rights.

10.4.4 Purging and Salvaging Deleted Files

Using NetStorage, you can purge and possibly undelete (salvage) NSS files that were previously deleted. For information, see Section 24.6.1, Using NetStorage.

10.4.5 Browsing Directories and Files

Administrators and users can use NetStorage to browse directories and files in an NSS volume.