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NAS boxes and NetWare 6.5

Hi,

We have a couple of Ingrasys NAS boxes we would like to use as backup for
our Netware 6.5 servers.

They speak IP and (apparently) NFS but are NOT NDS aware at all (they speak
IPX but act as stand alone NW3.x servers from the client's viewpoint.)

What I need to be able to do is have them mountable at the NW 6.5 server
somehow so that I can
clone files from the server using the console direct to the NAS without
involving a client workstation.
(The servers and NAS boxes are connected to a common gigabit switch).

Docs from Ingrasys address mainly MS networking as well and configuring them
to act as a standalone NW3.x emulation and NFS for Unix boxes. I am given
to understand that a Netware 6.5 server (note NETWARE not Suse Enterprise
Server) *should* be able to mount a remote NFS volume but darned if I can
figure out how.

Can someone help please?

Thanks much


Geoff Roberts
Computer Systems Manager
Saint Mark's College
Port Pirie, South Australia
geoffrobxATstmarksxdotppxdotcatholicxdoteduxdotaux
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Re: NAS boxes and NetWare 6.5

I can see 2 potential options you might have:

1) Mouting an NFS volume on NetWare. This is possible, but requires you to
purchase the extra product called "NFS gateway":
http://www.novell.com/products/netware65/gateway/quicklook.html

2) In case your NAS supports iSCSI, you can use the NetWare iSCSI
initiator to access it. This would hoever mean that your NetWare server is
in full controll of the disk and handles the file system of it as well and
you can directly access the NAS from other machines.

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Re: NAS boxes and NetWare 6.5

If you have upgrade cover though, the NFS gateways are free.

Cheers Dave


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Re: NAS boxes and NetWare 6.5

>>> On 13/06/2006 at 6:53:18 pm, in message
<auvjg.408$tN4.205@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Marcel
Cox<cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote:
> I can see 2 potential options you might have:
>
> 1) Mouting an NFS volume on NetWare. This is possible, but requires you
> to purchase the extra product called "NFS gateway":
> http://www.novell.com/products/netware65/gateway/quicklook.html


I just downloaded it. Apparently the SLA gives us that as part of the
agreement.
My Customer Care portal is now working properly, there is a pile of stuff
there
that wasn't a few weeks back. Not sure what happened but the NFS Gateway
was one of them.

I'm now scratching my head over all the weird changes you have to make
before you install it.


> 2) In case your NAS supports iSCSI,


No. It's a SATA based RAID box and it doesn't support iSCSI at all.

Thanks guys,




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Re: NAS boxes and NetWare 6.5

>>> On 13/06/2006 at 10:07:29 pm, in message
<xn0enffsd1oh7ed008@support-forums.novell.com>, Dave
Parkes<Dave@Norgren.co.uk> wrote:
> If you have upgrade cover though, the NFS gateways are free.


Apparently the SLA qualifies us for that...

Thanks


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Re: NAS boxes and NetWare 6.5

Geoff Roberts wrote:

> No. It's a SATA based RAID box and it doesn't support iSCSI at all.


Can't make the NFS Gateway play nice. Sigh. Why is installing things
like this on NW such a headache.

However....

After 4(!) attempts (blew away 3 when they broke various reasons)
I have our first OES/Linux box online and I will forgive all the
cursing and swearing it caused because I am able to NFS mount the
SAN box file system and then publish it as a Netware Volume with
eDir controlling permissions.

I'm impressed, that's very cool.

Even our ancient Vax 6000-440 VMS system with creaky old Multinet
NFS server works through it. I'm accessing 1992 vintage RA92 2Gb SDI
drives served from a HSC70 running CRONIC via VMS/VAX and OES/Linux, so
I can hack files on the Vax in XP without needing either Pathworks or a
Windoze NFS client for which freeware versions are like rocking horse
manure.

And iFolder 3.... nice. I have not been able to get iFolder 2 working
at all on our OES/NW boxes so iFolder3 working straight off with no
fiddling around was very impressive.

Now if I could just get NetStorage to do something useful....


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Geoff Roberts
IT Support
Saint Mark's College
Port Pirie, South Australia
geoffrobx@stmarksx.ppx.catholicx.edux.aux
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