Good link: another Netware sysadmin blog

Definitely one for the blogroll – I happened upon another Netware sysadmin blogger through my Feedster Netware search.

Novell’s Open Enterprise Server (a.k.a. Netware 7) will have NSS volumes for both the Netware kernel and the Linux kernel. This is cool, since NSS allows expansion of the volume and I believe efs3 doesn’t.

In the words of an expert @ “Meet the Experts” at Brainshare, “there are three problems with NSS volumes on a Linux server. From a functional standpoint, there is no way to tell from an NCP client an NSS volume on Linux from an NSS volume on Netware. Secondly, there is no way to tell from an NCP client an NSS volume on Linux from an NSS volume on Netware. Thirdly, there is no way to tell from an NCP client an NSS volume on Linux from an NSS volume on Netware.” Perhaps more clearly, he was saying that for the outside world an NSS volume on Linux and Netware appear exactly the same. NSS on Linux is a VERY COOL thing. What it allows you to do is have a Netware cluster of NSS Pools half on Linux servers and half on Netware. You can fail-over from Linux to Netware, and vice versa. Open Enterprise Server should be a technical feat of open architecture if everything forecasted makes it into the final product.

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