Novell Open Enterprise Server Administrator's Handbook, NetWare Edition [NOOK Book]


Novell? Open Enterprise Server Administrator's Handbook, NetWare? Edition covers the major components and features of Open Enterprise Server (OES) on the NetWare platform. This book helps you understand how to integrate the benefits of OES in an existing environment. After a brief introduction to the concepts necessary to introduce features, the book focuses on the implementation of OES on the NetWare platform. While this book is not a reference for network theory, protocols or architectures, the administrator ...
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Novell® Open Enterprise Server Administrator's Handbook, NetWare® Edition covers the major components and features of Open Enterprise Server (OES) on the NetWare platform. This book helps you understand how to integrate the benefits of OES in an existing environment. After a brief introduction to the concepts necessary to introduce features, the book focuses on the implementation of OES on the NetWare platform. While this book is not a reference for network theory, protocols or architectures, the administrator will learn about adding open source options, features and technologies that extend the applicability and value of NetWare and how to use the major components and features of OES on NetWare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672332784
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 4/21/2005
  • Series: Novell Press
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Novell ® Open Enterprise Server Administrator's Handbook, NetWare ® Edition - About the Author

Jeffrey L. Harris, a ten-year veteran of Novell, has worked throughout the Novell organization, including stints in Novell Technical Services, Major Market Sales Operations, Technical/Product Marketing, and Contract Management. He has written books, articles, marketing collateral, and technical white papers on several products and technologies, including directories, network and Internet security, network protocols, and proxy caching. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Open Enterprise Server.

Why Open Enterprise Server?

2. Installing OES NetWare.

Instant Access.

Preparing to Install.



Getting Ready for OES NetWare.

Server Hardware Planning.

Volume Planning.

Protocol Planning.

eDirectory Planning.

Print Planning.

Network Preparation.

Installing a New OES NetWare Server.

Configure a DOS Partition.

Install Startup Files and Create SYS Volume.

NetWare Installation Wizard.

Upgrading an Existing Server.

Windows NT.

NetWare 3.x.

In-Place Upgrade.

In-Place Upgrade from the Server Console.

In-Place Upgrade from Deployment Manager.

In-Place Upgrade from iManager.

Finishing the Upgrade.

The Down Server Upgrade.

Server Consolidation Utility.

Installing the Server Consolidation Utility.

Using the Server Consolidation Utility.

Consolidation from NDS/eDirectory.

Project Verification.

Performing the Consolidation.

Novell Licensing Services.

Introduction to NLS.

Installing NLS.

Managing NLS Licenses.

3. OES NetWare Clients.

Instant Access.

Installing/Upgrading the Novell Client.

Configuring the Novell Client.


The NICI Client.

The NMAS Client.

Accessing Files with Native File Access.

Getting the Latest Client Software.

Introduction to Novell Clients.

The Traditional Novell Client.

Installing the Client Software.

Removing the Client Software.

Installing from a Web Server.

Upgrading the Novell Client.

Novell Client Install Manager.

Novell Client Upgrade Agent.

Automatic Client Upgrade.

The Client Login.

NDS Tab.

Script Tab.

Dial-up Tab.


Configuring the Client.


Other Novell Clients.

NICI Client.

NMAS Client.

Native File Access.

Admin Workstation Requirements.

NFA Client Requirements.

Simple Password.

Configuring CIFS Access.

Configuring AFP Access.

Configuring NFS Access.

Mounting an Exported Directory.

4. OES Management Tools.

Instant Access.


Web Manager.


Using Novell Remote Manager.


Introduction to Novell Management.

Moving from NWAdmin to ConsoleOne.

Moving to iManager.

Working with ConsoleOne.

ConsoleOne Basics.

Installing ConsoleOne.

ConsoleOne Limitations.

Remote Management with ConsoleOne.

Using iManager.

Installing iManager.

iManager Basics.

Role-based Management with iManager.

Novell Remote Manager.

Installing NoRM.

NoRM Basics.

Working with iMonitor.

Installing iMonitor.

iMonitor Basics.

Modes of Operation.

Configuring iMonitor.


5. OES NetWare Server Management.

Instant Access.

Optimizing Performance.

Running Java Applications.

Protecting the Server.

Maintaining the Server.

Managing Storage Devices.

Managing routing Between Servers.

NetWare Server Basics.

Console Utilities.

NetWare Loadable Modules.

Stopping and Starting the Server.

Running Java Applications on the Server.

Managing a NetWare Server.

Protecting the Server.

Disk Failures.



Controlling NLMs.

Monitoring and Optimizing Server Performance.

Performing Regular Server Maintenance.

Modifying Server Startup Activities.

NetWare Time Synchronization.

6. Novell eDirectory.

Instant Access.

Managing eDirectory Objects.

Managing Replicas and Partitions.

Managing WAN Traffic.

Using Indexes.

Merging eDirectory Trees.

Using Additional Services with eDirectory.


What Is eDirectory?

eDirectory Architecture.

Physical Database.

Rules Governing Data.

Organization of Data.

eDirectory Tree Design.

Top of the Tree Should Reflect Physical Layout.

The Bottom of the Tree Reflects Organizational Structure.

Locate Objects to Facilitate Access and Administration.

Partition and Replicate for Scalability and Fault Tolerance.

Managing eDirectory.

Partition Operations.

Replica Operations.

Tree Operations.

Monitoring and Maintaining eDirectory.

Managing eDirectory Traffic.

Using LDAP with eDirectory.

Installing LDAP Services.

Connecting via LDAP.

DNS and DHCP Services.

Installing DNS/DHCP Services.

Planning for DNS/DHCP.

Configuring DNS Services.

7. Users and Network Security.

Instant Access.

Creating Users and Groups.

Ensuring Login Security.

Working with eDirectory Security.

Dealing with Directory and File Security.

Securing the Network from Intruders.

An Overview of Network Security.

User-Related Objects.

The User Object.

The Group Object.

The Organizational Role.


Novell Modular Authentication Service.

Installing NMAS.

Universal Password.

eDirectory Login Controls.


Access Control Lists.


Inherited Rights Filters.

Explicit Rights.

Security Equivalence.

Effective Rights.

Role-based Administration.

Data Security.

File System Trustee Rights.

File and Directory Attributes.

Login Scripts.

NCP Packet Signature.

Novell Cryptographic Services.


Certificate Server.

Nsure Audit.

Installing Nsure Audit.

Configuring Nsure Audit.

8. Multiprocessor and Cluster Support.

Instant Access.

Introducing Multiprocessor-Enabled Services.

Understanding Multiprocessor Concepts.

Multiprocessor Hardware Support.

Installing NetWare Cluster Services.

Configuring Clusters.

Monitoring Clusters.

NetWare Multiprocessing.

Multiprocessing Improvements.

Running Programs on a Multiprocessor System.

Multiprocessing Concepts.

Platform Support Modules.

NetWare Cluster Services.

Clustering Benefits.

Clustering Fundamentals.

Clustering Terminology.

Installing NetWare Cluster Services.

Configuring NetWare Cluster Services.

Always Available File Access.

Always Available Network Services.

Understanding Resource States.

9. Identity Manager Bundle Edition.

Instant Access.

Installing Identity Manager Bundle Edition.

Configuring Identity Manager Bundle Edition.

Identity Manager Bundle Edition.

How Identity Manager Works.

Installing the Identity Manager Engine.

Installing Remote Loaders and Drivers.

Installing Identity Manager on a Secondary eDirectory Tree.

Configuring an Identity Manager Driver.

Identity Manager Password Synchronization.


10. OES NetWare File Storage and Management.

Instant Access.

Managing Logical Volumes.

Managing Disk Space.

Managing Files.

Using Distributed File System.

Using iSCSI.

Backing Up and Restoring Files.

Understanding the NetWare File System.

Novell Storage Services.

Planning the File System.

NetWare System Directories.

Nonsystem Directories.

Working with NSS Volumes.

NetWare Partitions.

Storage Pools.

Logical Volumes.

Mounting a DOS Partition as an NSS Volume.

Repairing NSS Pools with REBUILD.

Saving Disk Space.

File Compression.

Managing Compression.

Restricting Users’ Disk Space.

Purging and Salvaging Files.

NetWare Distributed File System.

Using DFS Junctions.

Moving and Splitting Volumes.

Network Attached Storage with iSCSI.

iSCSI Basics.

Configuring the iSCSI Environment.

Backing Up and Restoring Files.

Planning a Backup Strategy.

Preparing to Use SBCON.

Backing Up Files with SBCON.

Restoring Files with SBCON.

11. OES Printing Services.

Instant Access.

Installing and Configuring iPrint.

Working with IPrint.

Defining Print Options.

Printing Jobs.

Introduction to NetWare Printing.

iPrint Components.

Installing iPrint.

Configuring iPrint.

Accessing iPrint Printers.

Location-based Printing.

Printer Availability on Workstations.

Setting Up a Secure Printing Environment.

Print Access Control.

Printer Security Levels.

Securing iPrint with SSL.

12. OES NetWare File Access.

Instant Access.

Using NetStorage.

Working with NetDrive.

Synchronizing Files with Novell iFolder.

Introduction to NetWare File Access.


Installing NetStorage.

Configuring NetStorage.

Using NetStorage.

Novell NetDrive.

NetDrive Prerequisites.

Using NetDrive.

Adding a Site to NetDrive.

Novell iFolder.

iFolder Prerequisites.

Installing iFolder.

Configuring iFolder.

Using iFolder.

NetWare FTP Server.

Installing FTP Server.

Configuring FTP Server.


13. OES Web Foundations.

Instant Access.

Installing Apache Web Server and Tomcat Servlet Engine.

Managing Apache Web Server.

Introduction to Apache and Tomcat.

Apache Web Server for NetWare.

Installing Apache Web Server.

Apache Web Server Configuration.

Storing Web Content.

Hosting Multiple Websites.

Apache Modules.

Adding Content to Your Website.

Publishing Content to a Website.

Securing Web Content.

Apache Web Server Management.

Tomcat Servlet Engine for NetWare.

14. OES Web Services.

Instant Access.

Using Virtual Office.

Working with Novell QuickFinder.

Working with eGuide.

Novell Virtual Office.

Installing Virtual Office.

Preparing Virtual Office for Use.

Virtual Teams.

Novell QuickFinder.

QuickFinder Capabilities.

Installing QuickFinder.

QuickFinder Basics.

Testing QuickFinder.

Working with QuickFinder.

Managing QuickFinder.

Managing Search Sites.

Novell eGuide.

Installing eGuide.

Configuring eGuide.

eGuide Quick Setup Wizard.

Using eGuide.

Additional OES NetWare Web Services.



Perl and PHP Scripting Support.


Appendix A: NetWare Login Scripts.

Working with Login Scripts.

Creating or Modifying a Login Script.

Login Script Conventions.

Commands for Network Connection and Resource Access.






Login Script Commands for Login Script Execution.








Commands for Workstation Environment.



Commands for Text File Usage.

The # Symbol.

The @ Command.






Other Login Script Commands.



Identifier Variables.

Appendix B: eDirectory Reference Materials.

eDirectory Background Processes.

Database Initialization.

Flat Cleaner.


Replica Sync.

Replica Purger.



Schema Sync.

Time Sync.

DSTrace with iMonitor.

Repairing eDirectory with DSRepair.

Unattended Full Repair.

DSRepair Monitor Operations.

DSRepair Repair Operations.

DSRepair Command-Line Switches.

eDirectory Errors.

eDirectory Agent Errors.

Operating System Errors.

Client Errors.

Other eDirectory Errors.

Appendix C: Where to Go for More Information.

General Novell Product Information.

Novell on the Internet.

Novell Cool Solutions.

Novell AppNotes.

Novell Connection.

Novell Technical Support.

Novell Ngage.

DeveloperNet: Novell’s Developer Support.

Novell Training Classes and CNE Certification.

Advanced Technical Training.

Novell Users International.

Network Professional Association.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    NetWare + linux

    There is a culture clash epitomised in the book. Harris directs his writings towards a dyed in the wool NetWare sysadmin, who is now confronted with Novell's new fangled Open Enterprise Server. The Open refers to an amalgam of the closed shop NetWare with the open source world of linux and its various network utilities. More to the point, the Netware sysadmin faces a qualitatively different approach. So if trepidation is in order, Harris combats it with plenty of details as to how to transition. Not that NetWare is being abandoned, he emphasises. But the positive approach you should take is that your NetWare skillset and marketability can be enhanced by learning about OES and its linux leanings. For example, the book shows how the Apache web server and the Tomcat engine can interact with NetWare. If you do not already know those packages, now you have a context to do so. And outside NetWare, knowing Apache and Tomcat is no bad thing, career-wise.

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