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This chapter is from the book

Lab Exercise 3.3: Configuring NSS

In this exercise, you'll learn to

  • Create an NSS Partition

  • Create a Storage Pool

  • Create NSS Volumes

In this lab exercise, you'll need the WHITE-SRV1 server created in Lab Exercise 2.2 with 2+GB free (that is, unassigned) disk space.

Create an NSS Partition

  1. At the WHITE-SRV1 server console GUI screen, execute ConsoleOne. If necessary, authenticate as Admin.

  2. When the ConsoleOne window appears

    • Browse to WHITE-SRV1.

    • Right-click WHITE-SRV1 and select Properties from the drop-down menu.

  3. When the Properties of WHITE-SRV1 window appears, select the Media tab.

  4. When the Media page appears, select the Partitions subtab from the drop-down menu on the Media tab.

  5. When the Partitions page appears, select New.

  6. When the Create a New Partition window appears

    • In the Type field, verify that NSS is selected.

    • In the Size field, enter 2, and then verify that GB is selected from the drop-down menu to the right.

    • Verify that Hot Fix is selected.

    • In the Label field, enter WHITE_NSSPART01.

    • Select OK.

Create a Storage Pool

  1. When the Media page reappears, select the NSS Pools subtab from the drop-down menu on the Media tab.

  2. When the NSS Pools page appears, select New.

  3. When the Create a New Pool window appears, enter WHITE_NSSPOOL01 in the Name field and then select Next.

  4. When the Create Pool: WHITE_NSSPOOL01—Storage Information window appears, select the WHITE_NSSPART01 you created in step 1, and then select Next.

  5. When the Create Pool: WHITE_NSSPOOL01—Attribute Information window appears, verify that Activate on Creation is selected, and then select Finish.

Create NSS Volumes

  1. When the Media page reappears, select the NSS Logical Volumes subtab from the drop-down menu on the Media tab.

  2. When the NSS Logical Volumes page appears, select New.

  3. When the Create a New Logical Volume window appears, enter WHITE_NSSDATA in the Name field, and then select Next.

  4. When the Create Logical Volume: WHITE_NSSDATA - Storage Information window appears

    • Select the WHITE_NSSPOOL01 you created in step 2.

    • Select Allow Volume Quota to Grow to the Pool Size.

    • Select Next.

  5. When the Create Logical Volume: WHITE_NSSDATA - Attribute Information window appears

    • Verify that Backup is selected.

    • Select Compression.

    • Select Data Shredding.

    • Select Directory Quotas.

    • Select Flush Immediately.

    • Select Modified File List (MFL).

    • Verify that Salvage Files is selected.

    • Select Snapshot - File Level.

    • Select User Space Restrictions.

    • In the On Creation section, verify that Activate is selected.

    • In the On Creation section, verify that Mount is selected.

    • Select Finish.

  6. When the NSS Logical Volumes page reappears, close the Properties of WHITE-SRV1 window by selecting Cancel.

  7. Verify that the volume was created and mounted by entering VOLUMES at the server console prompt.

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