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External NAS

Hi,
We have a external NAS (Dell Equallogic FS7500). We´ve created there a cifs
shared, and now we need to assign user's rights on edirectory.
Do you have any ideas?

Regards.

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Re: External NAS

On 22/05/2012 16:49, Adrian Vilardo wrote:

> We have a external NAS (Dell Equallogic FS7500). We´ve created there a
> cifs shared, and now we need to assign user's rights on edirectory.
> Do you have any ideas?


Since the above is a NAS device as opposed to SAN, all configuration of
shares and users is done locally within the device.

Which version of Open Enterprise Server are you running?

HTH.
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Re: External NAS

Hi Simon,

We have Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3, we need some way to mount this shared
cifs and create an object NCP volume on edirectory to assign user's rights
on it.
We want to avoid an NFS mounted.

Regards.

"Simon Flood" escribió en el mensaje de
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On 22/05/2012 16:49, Adrian Vilardo wrote:

> We have a external NAS (Dell Equallogic FS7500). We´ve created there a
> cifs shared, and now we need to assign user's rights on edirectory.
> Do you have any ideas?


Since the above is a NAS device as opposed to SAN, all configuration of
shares and users is done locally within the device.

Which version of Open Enterprise Server are you running?

HTH.
--
Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner

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If so, your campus could benefit from joining the Novell Technology
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Re: External NAS

On 23/05/2012 15:32, Adrian Vilardo wrote:

> We have Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3, we need some way to mount this
> shared cifs and create an object NCP volume on edirectory to assign
> user's rights on it.
> We want to avoid an NFS mounted.


How are you wanting your users to connect to the NAS, via NCP or CIFS?

Since it's a NAS rather than SAN it's not available as a storage device
to OES (ie. you can't create an NSS pool/volume on it).

There are three possible options I can think of:

1) create a CIFS share on the NAS which a user has full rights to then
mount that share on the OES server. At that point you can then create a
NCP volume object via "ncpcon create volume fakevolname
/path/to/mount/point" and assign eDirectory users rights to directories
in it, etc. You'd need to ensure that at server startup the share is
mounted and ncpcon command run.

2) since the NAS supports Active Directory perhaps hook it into
eDirectory using Domain Services for Windows

http://i.dell.com/sites/content/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/EQL_FS7500_Windows_Deployment_V4.pdf
may help for options 1 & 2

The Linux equivalent of the above PDF @
http://i.dell.com/sites/content/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/FS7500_in_a_Linux_Environment.pdf
offers a third option

3) the NAS can integrate with LDAP for users/groups and since eDirectory
offers LDAP ...

I'd view option 1 as a temporary kludge whilst options 2 & 3 seem a
better bet for longer-term user with option 3 preferred.

HTH.
--
Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner

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Re: External NAS

Thanks Simon!


"Simon Flood" escribió en el mensaje de
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On 23/05/2012 15:32, Adrian Vilardo wrote:

> We have Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3, we need some way to mount this
> shared cifs and create an object NCP volume on edirectory to assign
> user's rights on it.
> We want to avoid an NFS mounted.


How are you wanting your users to connect to the NAS, via NCP or CIFS?

Since it's a NAS rather than SAN it's not available as a storage device
to OES (ie. you can't create an NSS pool/volume on it).

There are three possible options I can think of:

1) create a CIFS share on the NAS which a user has full rights to then
mount that share on the OES server. At that point you can then create a
NCP volume object via "ncpcon create volume fakevolname
/path/to/mount/point" and assign eDirectory users rights to directories
in it, etc. You'd need to ensure that at server startup the share is
mounted and ncpcon command run.

2) since the NAS supports Active Directory perhaps hook it into
eDirectory using Domain Services for Windows

http://i.dell.com/sites/content/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/EQL_FS7500_Windows_Deployment_V4.pdf
may help for options 1 & 2

The Linux equivalent of the above PDF @
http://i.dell.com/sites/content/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/FS7500_in_a_Linux_Environment.pdf
offers a third option

3) the NAS can integrate with LDAP for users/groups and since eDirectory
offers LDAP ...

I'd view option 1 as a temporary kludge whilst options 2 & 3 seem a
better bet for longer-term user with option 3 preferred.

HTH.
--
Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner

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If so, your campus could benefit from joining the Novell Technology
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