OES Storage Services uses storage pools to efficiently acquire and use all free space available on devices. A pool is an area of storage that consists of space, called a partition, obtained from one or more of the storage devices available on a server. The amount of space that each storage device contributes can differ for each member device.
Use the iManager Storage plug-in to configure and manage NSS pools. For information about iManager, see Section 10.1, iManager and Storage-Related Plug-Ins.
You can also use the console-based NSS Management Utility to configure and manage NSS pools. For information, see Section 10.2, NSS Management Utility (NSSMU) Quick Reference.
For information about installing OES Cluster Services and cluster-enabling shared NSS pools in the OES Cluster Services clusters, see OES 2018 SP3: OES Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide. For OES 2 SP3 to OES 2018 SP2 upgrades, see OES 2018 SP3: OES Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide. For NetWare 6.5 SP8 to OES 2018 SP2, see OES 2015 SP1: Novell Cluster Services NetWare to Linux Conversion Guide.
This section describes how to configure and manage NSS pools by completing the following tasks: