Instant Access

Optimizing Performance

  • To monitor performance, use NetWare Remote Manager (NoRM). You can also use the legacy server console utility MONITOR.NLM.

  • To optimize server performance, use NoRM to change server parameters. You can also use the legacy server console MONITOR.NLM, or set parameters individually using SET commands from the server console.

  • You can manage a virtual memory swap file using NoRM.

  • To see a history of errors that have occurred with the server, volume, or TTS, use a text editor or EDIT.NLM to read the error log files: SYS$LOG.ERR, VOL$LOG.ERR, TTS$LOG.ERR, BOOT$LOG.ERR, and ABEND.LOG.

  • The Logger utility captures server messages to a separate screen on the NetWare server console so that you can read them for diagnostic purposes. You can also dump the buffered Logger data to a file for offline diagnosis.

Running Java Applications

NetWare 6.5 includes the NetWare Java Virtual Machine v1.4.1 to run Java applications or applets on a server, including the graphical server interface.

Protecting the Server

  • To use an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to protect the server from power outages, use UPS_AIO.NLM or third-party UPS-management software.

  • To protect the server and network from virus infections, use virus-scanning software, assign executable files the Execute Only or Read-Only attributes, and warn users against loading files from external sources.

  • To keep faulty NLMs from corrupting server memory, you can load them in a protected address space using either NoRM or the PROTECT load command from the server console.

Maintaining the Server

  • If you are unsure of a server's name, you can display it with the NAME console utility.

  • To display the server's hardware information, use the links in the Manage Hardware section of NoRM. Legacy server console utilities are also available, including CONFIG , CPUCHECK , and LIST DEVICES from the server console.

  • To determine which version of NetWare is running on a server, look in the header of NoRM. Legacy options for this information include the General >> Server Information tab of the Server object in ConsoleOne, and the VERSION console command.

  • To view a list of the server's volumes and the name spaces they support, open the Volumes page in NoRM or use the VOLUMES console command.

  • To bring down the server, use the DOWN console command.

  • To reboot the server, use the RESTART SERVER console command.

  • Keep abreast of current patches and updated modules by checking regularly.

  • To control the server from a workstation, use Console Screens in NoRM or the RConsoleJ utility in ConsoleOne. More information on RConsoleJ is provided in Chapter 3, "Novell Management Tools."

  • To control server startup activities, use the server startup files: AUTOEXEC.NCF and STARTUP.NCF. (Edit these files by using EDIT.NLM or NWCONFIG.)

  • To manage workstation connections, open the Connections page in NoRM. You can also use the legacy console utility MONITOR.NLM.

  • To monitor or modify a server's time, use the TIME , SET TIME , and SET TIME ZONE console commands.

  • TIMESYNC.NLM manages time synchronization between servers in an eDirectory tree.

  • To unload or display currently loaded NLMs, open the Modules page in NoRM. You can also use the UNLOAD and MODULES console commands.

Managing Storage Devices

  • To add a new hard disk or replace an existing one, use the Partition Disks screen in NoRM. Alternatively, you can use the NSS Management Utility (NSSMU.NLM) from the server console.

  • CD-ROMs will mount as network volumes automatically when they are inserted into the NetWare 6.5 server's CD-ROM drive.

Managing Routing Between Servers

  • To list networks, use the DISPLAY NETWORKS console command.

  • To list servers in a given tree, open the Known Servers page in iMonitor. To see all servers that are contactable via SLP, use DISPLAY SERVERS .

  • To configure protocols, choose Configure Internetworking in NoRM, or use INETCFG.NLM.

  • To configure IPX, AppleTalk, and TCP/IP protocols, choose Configure Internetworking in NoRM, or use INETCFG.NLM.

  • To execute protocol configuration commands made using INETCFG.NLM, use the INITIALIZE SYSTEM and REINITIALIZE SYSTEM console utilities.

Novell NetWare 6. 5 Administrator's Handbook
Novell NetWare 6.5 Administrators Handbook
ISBN: 0789729849
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 172

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