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Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

I login to iManager (ANY iManager) and go to Storage, then Pools and select a certian server, and it just hangs there. I have to kill the session in the browser, and start over. If I select another server, its all good. I will probably SP4 the sles 10, and reboot one of these weekends. Othewise the server is running, volumes accessible, no issuses at all. Should I be concerned?
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

Try
#~ rcnovell-httpstkd restart

This will not effect anything except iManager...

Tom
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

In article <tbundy427.577kop@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Tbundy427 wrote:
> Othewise the server is running, volumes accessible, no issuses
> at all. Should I be concerned?
>

Concern might be any funky messages in the log files. In this case
focus on these two.
/var/log/messages
/var/opt/novell/log/ncpserv.log


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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

On 01.02.2012 15:06, bwisupport wrote:
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> Try
> #~ rcnovell-httpstkd restart
>
> This will not effect anything except iManager...


Common misconception. iManager has absolutely no connection whatsoever
to httpstkd, nor does remote manager (which is what httpstkd serves),
any connection whatsoever to Apache or tomcat (the other very common
misconception). 😉

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bwisupport Absent Member.
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

Sorry, my fault. I meant rcnovell-tomcat5...

Tom
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

Hi.

On 31.01.2012 15:16, tbundy427 wrote:
>
> I login to iManager (ANY iManager) and go to Storage, then Pools and
> select a certian server, and it just hangs there. I have to kill the
> session in the browser, and start over. If I select another server, its
> all good. I will probably SP4 the sles 10, and reboot one of these
> weekends. Othewise the server is running, volumes accessible, no issuses
> at all. Should I be concerned?


Advice 1:

DO NOT USE IMANAGER TO DO STORAGE MANAGEMENT! Sorry for shouting, but
storage management is a low level, critcal activity. You do not want it
to go "oops" because of some problem in one of the several million lines
of code of your browser, apache, tomcat, or owcimomd (which is what
iManager talks to in the end on the final server). Use the local, low
level, simple tool *on* the server you want to manage, e.g NSSMU.

As for your issue: openwbem (rcowcimomd status or restart on the problem
server) on the problem server has a problem. Bad guys say, openwbem *is*
a problem per se, which Novell has recognized too, and it isn't used any
more in OES11.

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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

While I don't disagree that NSSMU is faster, if iMan is prone to going "oops" then perhaps someone should tell Novell that so that they can correct the problem AND fix their own documentation.

For example, Novell's documentation for expanding a LUN/Pool in a cluster specifically has you use iManager only. They don't even list the option to use NSSMU.
At least in OES2 SP3 (pages 180-191 of the NCS 1.8.8. Admin Guide for Linux, section 12.13).

There are other sections of the Storage docs where Novell clearly says you can use either tool. I'm not sure if the NCS docs are just an oversight and you CAN safely use NSSMU to do everything, but if the docs say to use ABC to do XYZ and give no other option (whereas other parts they DO give you the option) I err on the side of caution.

I did submit documentation feedback, BTW, inquiring as to whether NSSMU can be used and this just got left out, or if there was a reason they only listed iMan to do this. Haven't heard back (this was about 2 weeks ago).
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

And ironically in the same docs in section 12.13.4 (pages 187-190) they have you use NSSMU for one particular item, and then iMan for the rest. Not sure why they'd have the particular step 3f of using NSSMU, but it does seem strange that they want specific tool for specific things in this case.
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

In ncpserv.log I see some of these:
[! 2012-01-31 09:08:13] nssGetUserSpaceRestriction: MapIDToDN id=0x000080a1 failed rc=-663
[! 2012-01-31 09:08:13] nssGetUserSpaceRestriction: MapIDToDN id=0x000080a1 failed rc=-663
[! 2012-01-31 09:08:13] nssGetUserSpaceRestriction: MapIDToDN id=0x000080a1 failed rc=-663
[! 2012-01-31 09:08:13] nssGetUserSpaceRestriction: MapIDToDN id=0x000080a1 failed rc=-663
[! 2012-01-31 09:08:13] nssGetUserSpaceRestriction: MapIDToDN id=0x000080a1 failed rc=-663

and these:

[! 2012-02-02 10:20:08] MapGUIDToRemoteDN: could not Map GUID To DN remote search failed
[! 2012-02-02 10:20:08] MapGUIDToRemoteDN: could not Map GUID To DN remote search failed
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

The only thing I wantd to do with iManager is to simply view "booked" disk space. I usually prefer NSSMU to change things.
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tbundy427
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

Thanks, this fixed the issue. I see the "booked" space on the volumes now...



mrosen;2172669 wrote:

As for your issue: openwbem (rcowcimomd status or restart on the problem
server) on the problem server has a problem. Bad guys say, openwbem *is*
a problem per se, which Novell has recognized too, and it isn't used any
more in OES11.

CU,
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Novell Knowledge Partner
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

What do you mean by "booked" disk space?

You mean you have a disk/LUN of say, 100 GB, and you're using 1 partition of size 50 GB?

Or you have consumed all the disk/LUN, and just want to see what's free in the partition?

Or you want to see what's free in the Pool, or the volume?

device = LUN/disk
Partition = partition
Pool = pool
volume = volume

I believe all the free space information of the above items is available in NSSMU.
At least, when I select Devices and choose the appropriate item, NSSMU shows me unallocated space on the right-hand side.

Same thing for Partition (it'll show the total space, data area, used space, so you can figure out the "free" space)

Does that help?
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tbundy427
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

I login to iManager, go to storage, then pools. Select a server, highlight a pool, and select properties. I then see this below the fancy pie chart:

Total Space: 2 TB
Used: 1.14 TB
Booked: 1.35 TB

Hom much pool space is allocated to volumes is according to the wording here, "Booked"
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Re: Storage on SLES 10 sp3 OES sp3 box...

I think Booked = Quotas.

At least that's what it shows on mine. We don't set quotas on our pools (we do a one-to-one volume/pool/lun pairing).

I imagine NSSMU would also show quotas (again, don't know since we don't use them)
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