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Using ConsoleOne to Manage NSS Volumes

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Aug 2001

You cannot use legacy utilities such as NetWare Administrator, NWCONFIG, or NSS MENU to configure or manage NSS (Novell Storage Services). To configure and maintain NSS partitions, storage pools, and volumes in NSS, you must use the ConsoleOne utility.

You can use ConsoleOne on the server or from a workstation. If you are going to use the ConsoleOne utility from a workstation, note the following:

If you are managing NSS from ConsoleOne running on a Windows 9x workstation, turn off file caching at the workstation before running the utility.

To do this, right-click the red N on the taskbar, and then click Novell Client Properties | Advanced Settings. In the Parameter Groups list, scroll to the File Cache Level parameter. Change the value setting to 0 or OFF.

You can map a drive to the ConsoleOne executable on the server, or you can install ConsoleOne locally to your workstation. If you want to map a drive to the ConsoleOne executable on the server, the location for the executable on the server is in the following directory:


Note that you must browse for the ConsoleOne utility on a network drive that is mapped to a drive letter and not simply a UNC path.

Note: When using ConsoleOne, if you try to view the properties of the volume entitled (servername)_admin (with servername being the actual name of your server), ConsoleOne might abend and send your server into the debugger. To restart ConsoleOne after this occurs, you must shut down and restart the server.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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