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Puts on dusty, well-used NetWare cap Hooray legacy skills. First of all, the command line you see is mostly useless for what you're trying to do. It isn't a command interpreter like bash or cmd. The next step is seriously dependent upon what version it is. 10-11 years old could be anything from Netware 3.1x to NetWare 5.0. You can find this out by typing ...


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NCP is a generalized communications protocol, and it currently rides primarily upon IP -- IPX has long been deprecated even by Novell. As such, it does indeed support IPv6. The primary platform for NCP is no longer Netware but Netware's successor product Open Enterprise Server (OES) which provides proprietary Novell services (such as NCP) as an add-on ...


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I have not used Novell Xen or Starwind, I have worked with XenServer as well as the Xen packaged with both Debian and RHEL5. I did not try LVMoiSCSI when I tested XenServer as I didn't have an iSCSI host available at the time. That said from my understanding of iSCSI and LVM I can definitely hazard an educated guess which may help you in isolating the ...


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What you're looking for is CIFS access on the NetWare server. Getting it up is actually pretty well documented. If you're using iManager, it should be under the Native File Access tabs. You may need to run 'cifsstrt' on the console before those changes take, but it's all there. Also, be sure 'cifsstrt' is in the autoexec.ncf file so it'll survive reboots. ...


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Backing up NetWare servers (not Novell servers as those could be Open Enterprise Server, or even SuSE Linux Enterprise Server depending on who is doing the asking) really does work best if you're using the Targeted Services Agent (TSA) architecture. The TSAs are designed to perform backups, and do a lot of the work that 'backup agents' do; such as pre-...


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I've spent some time prototyping Microsoft's Identity Lifecycle Manager a year ago. They've move things around since then, so this may not be accurate of the current state of the product. At the same time I did spend time working with Novell IDM. ILM had some marked differences from IDM. Significantly more connectors out of the box. Unlike Novell IDM, you'...


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Here is a tool called TrstRpt from Wolfgang Schreiber you can download (download link).


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There is a good upgrade path to this technology. While Netware as an OS is EOL, the services it provided included eDirectory (which provides great user management and authentication plus very solid LDAP services) and NCP file sharing have been migrated to Linux. They are part of a product called Open Enterprise Server (OES) that is very much a going concern. ...


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I'm going to assume you have IPX turned off. If not, let me know and I'll expand. The fastest way to make sure you connect to one interface and only one interface is to put the IP address you want to connect to in the "Server" field during login. Name resolution comes from several methods. SLP, based on whatever the Client has been configured Hints ...


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As SpacemanSpiff noted, SLP is used to find servers and trees. However, if you cannot get multicast out the network connection, I would consider just entering the IP address/IP Name of the server or tree to try and connect. That will work even if SLP is not working, most of the time.


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Moving folders into others is not logged. There are audit tools, but if you enable them, the volume of data generated will astound you. File operations happen far more often than expected and will fill any space you make available. Easy way is look in the directory for any salvageable files. If the folder is not there, then you know it was moved. Then ...


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Netware's been dead for years really, though there's a lot of old-timers like myself who fondly remember it. You may find some disk recovery companies about that will give it a go, best just google in your local area for 'data recovery' and call them up. That said I'd be paying more attention to your backups (you make and test them right?) as even if you ...


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1) No need for an eDir replica on Windows, but you do need an eDirectory replica somewhere. eDir will run on Windows, Solaris, AIX, or Linux. (And still on Netware if you want too). 2) The issue with case sensitive file names has to do with how Netware file systems (TFS or NSS) handle case sensitivity. They are case remembering but not case sensitive ...


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Here you go... I feel your pain, I once had the same issue You can use ldapsearch eg: ldapsearch -LLL -x -h 172.16.0.223 -Z -D cn=admin,o=local -W "(&(objectclass=Person))" logintime If you want a nice clean csv file pipe it through this... | sed ':a;N;$!ba;s/ou=OFFICE1,o=local\n//g' | sed 's/dn: cn=//' | sed 's/logintime: //g' | sed 's/Z$//g' | ...


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For DNS/DHCP, you can use the existing Nagios plugins from your Nagios server to check that they're DNS-ing and DHCP-ing properly. If your cluster's running on SLES, you should be able to install the Nagios plugins and NRPE on the SLES servers, then monitor that with check_nrpe on the Nagios box. That will let you check mount points, running processes, etc....


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As you have HP server and you mention HP datacenter. The tool who do that for HP is Server Automation, it's support Suse 9 and 10 for : OS provisioning patching application deployment audit and compliance inventory It's also able to integrate with iLo to automate OS provisioning.


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Novell has a Groupwise client for Mac, and it works very well (but is java based, and has some font issues.) eDirectory, which is what Novell uses for logins, is basically LDAP and Mac can authenticate against it. The only thing I'm not sure you can do without your administrator's help is to mount file shares. I generally use the web access to our novell ...


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Novell started with Netware with a user database called the Bindery. The password then as now was based on RSA Private/Public key pairs. With NDS in Netware 4.0 they kept the same basic password method, and it is reasonably secure. With eDirectory (what NDS got renamed to, around version 8.x of eDirectory, which was around the Netware 6.x timeframe) they ...


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Here are a few things to try: Check for its local replicas/partitions by doing "ndsrepair -P". What partitions are displayed? The server may be in the tree but have no replicas (partitions) on it, which dovetails with geoffc's answer above, and is perfectly normal if the server was simply added to the tree. If there is no replica but you want to add one, I ...


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Filesharing should work with SP2 for OES 2. From http://www.novell.com/communities/node/9669/pull-trigger-enhancements-novell-open-enterprise-server-2-sp2-make-now-time-move-linux : ... "With the perpetual focus on interoperability, Novell provided Linux support for the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) and the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol in its ...


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We liked non-dedicated servers in 2.x, but they said all 3.x servers would be dedicated (boy, nobody will understand this joke today) We liked Bindery, but they forced us to move to NDS in 4.x We liked IPX, but they forced us to move to IP in 5.x We liked NetWare, after all, but now they try to force us to move to Linux in 6.x The decision is yours. ...


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You can find out the server version by typing VERSION at the server console. You can switch between screens of the server by pressing Alt-Esc, or switch to a particular screen by pressing Ctrl-Esc and selecting its number. The way you add users depends on the version of the server. Provided it is a relatively recent one, switch to the graphics screen or ...


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If you are running Novell Netware, then as Dmityugov suggests, VERSION at the console. If you are running OES on Linux, then ssh to the server (or login at the Linux console, GUI or console only) and execute oes-SPident to see what version of OES you are running and regular SPident to see what version of SLES you are running. As for a UI, ConsoleOne is ...


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Your problem is that you're running Apache 1.3 on your NetWare server. Apache 1.3 and Apache 2 (and 2.2) are linked to different base libraries. Apache 1.3 is linked to CLIB, the library that originated with NetWare 2.x. Apache 2.0 is linked to LIBC, the replacement for CLIB that was introduced around NetWare 5.x. Because of this, when accessing remote ...


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All of that is built into mod_edir, a single module that does everything modrdir and modhdir did. Last I checked, that was shipping with SP8. I believe the config semantics are very similar. I had some teething troubles with it when I upgraded to Apache2 when we upgraded to NW6.5, but as of SP8 it had been rock stable. Some helpful links: Newer files: ...


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Since you are having issues with eDirectory, you are quite lucky, since you can use DSTrace with the LDAP option on to see what is going on, from the eDirectory server view. Once you know what is being asked, and what the server is responding you can effectively troubleshoot the issue. Basic eDirectory schema is complaint with LDAP and any standard LDAP ...


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You can use Novell Remote Manager, or NoRM, for this. Open this in your Internet browser: https://address_of_your_NetWare_server:8009/ . It provides lots of information about the server, including its hardware specifications. In addition, it seems you can access data, provided by NoRM, from the command line, using Novell Remote Manager Command-Line ...


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NetWare, type SPEED for CPU, type MEMORY, for memory. If it's an HP server, and insight manager is installed you can get a lot more information @ http://serverip:2301 As suggested above NORM will provide you some information too.


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If you're the support guy, and you know nothing about it, my first advice is to stay away from it. My second advice is to learn it well enough to migrate off of it. Novell Netware and NDS was great, it was better than AD, but it's not the wave of the future. But it does what you asked - centralized user auth, fileserving, printing (you forgot that), even ...


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The Intruder Lockout events will be logged to the sys:\etc\console.log file (assuming you have CONLOG.NLM running) if running on Netware. If this is an OES2 Linux server then I think it will be in /var/log/messages. This is a per server thing, since each possible replica server will be responsible for the lockout events. If you had Identity Manager in ...



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