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GWAVACon 2013: Novell Open Enterprise Server - Roadmap and Future GWAVACon 2013: Novell Open Enterprise Server - Roadmap and Future Presentation Transcript

  • Novell® Open Enterprise Server Roadmap and Future Martin Weiss Senior Architect Infrastructure mweiss@novell.com Klaus Hild Principal Technology Specialist khild@novell.com
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.2 Agenda Product Highlights Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 Open Enterprise Server Altair & Beyond
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.3 Novell Open Enterprise Server iPrint Dynamic Storage Technology Domain Services for Windows Multi-Protocol Support eDirectory Clustering and High Availability Offline File Access (iFolder)Search (QuickFinder) Novell Storage Services (NSS)
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.4 Product Line Highlights • December 2012 OES11 SP1 Ships • OES Upgrade Best Practices Guide Updated • Windows 8 Support added • Novell Consulting Best Practices Guide for OES11 released. • Novell Kanaka 2.8 released • eDirectory 8.87 for OES2 / OES 11 • IDM 4 Bundle Edition released • BCC 2.0 for OES11SP1 released • SUSE Manager Support added • Feedback and statistics show OES11SP1 has been one of the most stable releases of OES.
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.5 Best Practices Support Offerings Free Training See more at - OES Blog Upgrade Resources
  • OES 11 Support Pack 1
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.7 Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 Over 50 new features including: • Enhanced Management Capabilities • New Cluster Services Management • Simplified Linux User Management • Ease of Deployment • Single DVD install • DSFW express installation • Virtualization Interoperability • Added Hyper-V and KVM support
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.8 OES11 Support Pack 1 Feature Summary Single DVD Install • Simplified integrated Installation • No more swapping DVDs for install/upgrade FTP remote Home Directory • Centralized and flexible FTP file access • User Auto-login to the home Directory specified in eDirectory • Designed for additional scalability Updated Ecosystem Support • SLES11SP2, NICI 2.7.7, eDirectory 8.8.7 eDirectory Updates • Improved performance & scale • New debugging tools Domain Services for Windows • Express Install • Automated Install
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.9 OES11 Support Pack 1 Feature Summary - Continued Simplified Linux User Mgmt. • Enhanced Workflows • Ability to LUM enable by eDirectory Container AFP Sub-tree search • Simplifies Administration for Macs • All users found in child OUs are automatically enabled Virtualization Interoperability • VMware, Xen, Citrix Xen today • Hyper-V, KVM added for SP1
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.10 OES11 Support Pack 1 Feature Summary - Continued • Migration Tools • Faster sync performance • Get patch for NW source • Copy only Dir Trustees option • Do not copy Trustees option • File System Management • NCP Enable volumes in NSSMU • Metamig Utility – save/restore trustees • Restore from Trustee.nlm • Nssquota tool • Now supports volume quotas • Clear option removes quotas Btrfs File system Support • Use Btrfs with a Novell Cluster, Novell Client, or with the root partition • Use File level snapshots to revert unwanted changes
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.11 OES11 Support Pack 1 Feature Summary - Continued Novell Cluster Services • STONITH – kill nodes via remote power control • New Cluster Migrate Options • -list, -most, -next • New Management views • My Clusters • My Resources New Management Possibilities  Print Admin wants to view only Print resources spread among multiple clusters  Admin wants to see single view of health of multiple clusters
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.12 How many IT hours does it take to Upgrade your Servers? Save Significant deployment costs through OES Automated Upgrade. Automated Upgrades Reduce Downtime • Upgrade all servers from a central location • Available for OES2 64bit upgrades • Upgrade runs “unattended” • One template to upgrade all your servers • Passwords encrypted for high security Installation Server Servers to be upgraded “unattended. Automated & Unattended Upgrades
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.13 OES11SP1 - ndsgrepair
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.14 Keep Mac users productive with Novell AFP + NCS + Kanaka New in Kanaka 2.7 • Usability - Updated UI • Productivity - Novell Login Script Support • Security – Generate your own SSL Cert. • Collaboration – Container based storage Security Fix included in 2.8 Mac Connectivity - Kanaka 2.7 / 2.8
  • OES 11 Support Pack 2
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.16 Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 – Highlights • SLES SP3 • Simplified Install / Deployment • NetIQ eDirectory 8.8 SP8 (notice the re-branding) • XDAS is bundled in OES • DSfW Enhancements • Management & Monitoring Enhancements • Numerous stability and reliability fixes • Improved 3rd Party Interoperability (Anti-virus and Backup)
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.17 Benefits from SLES11 SP3 • New hardware support means more, and better, scale-up capabilities – New hardware support - Processors, SSD Cards, 4096 logical CPUs, 16 TB RAM – Latest open source hypervisors with increased vCPU and memory limits – Platform for resource intensive workloads • Achieve better scale-out with storage, file system and networking enhancements – 8G/16G FC, 10G/40G Ethernet – Improved iSCSI, FCoE Support, OFED 1.5.4 – Improved IPv6 Support • Scale up or scale out and run your mission-critical workloads more securely – EAL4+, FIPS, UEFI Secure Boot
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.18 Save Significant deployment costs through OES Automated Virtual or Physical deployments. OES Autoyast Tool • OES AutoYast Tool • Configure First – Automated Deployment later • Create unique Server Deployments • Edit existing Server profiles • Clone Servers or modify a clone Single Screen Install Saves time and removes complexity of manually writing scripts such as this - Note: Ship date to be determined. Simplified and Automated Deployments
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.19 NetIQ eDirectory 8.8 SP8 • IPv6 Support (not in OES) • SSD Support • XDAS is now bundled in OES & includes enhancements • Event System Enhancements – IP Information, Cache, Statistics • Scalability Improvements – Async Skulker, Policy based replication – Obituary processing and others
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.20 Business Apps require AD authentication? Leverage your best-in-class eDirectory identity store for all apps in your enterprise Go Clientless leveraging login scripts through AD Group Policies. Included Updates • NCP Client integration • Sites & Subnets • MAC Support • NTLM Support • WINS • Windows 8 Clients Cross-Platform Authentication Domain Services for Windows
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.21 OES Management & Clustering • File Server Management & Monitoring • CIFS/AFP – File / Connection - Management & Monitoring in NRM • [Public] Trustee for DFS Junctions • DST Quotas • NRM Health Monitoring now uses Nagios / Ganglia. • NLVM Enhancements, more command line options • Ownership Change scripts • Clustering • Node Order / Failover Order change - immediate effect • eDirectory status monitoring • Un-share without stopping NCS • Multipath I/O Changes (from SLES11 SP3)
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.22 Other Changes • Significant fixes in the following areas • CIFS Reliability • CIFS Mac access • iManager Storage and Cluster Plugin optimization • Renames and Trustee fixes • NSS xattr changes improving backup • Delete path fixes improving anti-virus software interoperability • Migration • Better progress monitoring • Improved log views
  • OES Altair and Beyond
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.24 NSS access for AD users Allows corporations with mandate to consolidate to one directory ( AD) to leverage NSS file system investment and keep NSS features/benefits. – Retain IRF’s / Visibility – User maps via CIFS to NSS, and leverages AD group policies for client drive mappings – Works for eDirectory and AD environment – MMC manages MS rights on NSS volumes OES NSS Storage User Workstations Authentication Kerberized CIFS access Windows / AD Server
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.25 File Server Updates - > 8TB NSS Pools • Add support for > 8 TB NSS Pools – In-place Upgrade ? – Across the wire Migration - migtools – Pool Move and Convert ( manual ) – Large files – beyond 8TB • Benefits – Supports data center growing storage needs > 8TB volumes and file sizes
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.26 File Server Updates Technical Enhancements: • Delayed Block Allocation ( faster read on disk) • Spinlock avoidance for cached reads ( fast cache read) • Big Submit BIO – Write • Integrated DirCache for NCP/CIFS Benefits: - Faster read & write performance - Reduced login times - Faster Backups
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.27 Standards Support / Keeping pace • SMB v2 / v3 • IPv6 • SSD Optimizations in File Stack
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.28 OES11 SP1 • SLES11 SP2 • Better Virt. Support • Btrfs Support • Single DVD Install • NCS Enhancements • Automated Upgrade • Others OES11SP2: • SLES11 SP3 • DSfW Enhancements • DST Quotas • eDirectory 8.8.8, XDAS • Monitoring Enhancements • File Access Protocol stability improvements • Improved enablement of 3rd party AntiVirus and Backup Software • Simplified Install Client Support: • Windows 8.1 - Blue 8.1 • OS X 10.9 - Mavericks Single Update Channel • Combine SLES updates and OES updates in a single channel for OES customers. • Improves patch reliability and stability. Novell OES Moving Forward Focus: Deployment inhibitors and defect fixes Focus: Client Platform Enablement, Quality focus in patches Focus: AD Support / Interoperability 2013 Bi-monthly Patch updates Altair : • NSS AD Support • > 8 TB Support • NSS Performance Improvements • eDirectory Update 1H 2014 Windows 8 Support IDM 4 Bundle Edition eDirectory 887 for OES2 & OES11 BCC 2.0 (OES11 SP1) Added SUSE Manager Support OES2 SP3 / OES11 • Last scheduled Patches – July 2013 Future (2015 & Later): • IPv6 Support • SMB v2 / v3 • NSS Defragmentation • ClusterPool Snapshot Late 2014 / Early 2015 2H 2012
  • OES and Novell Filr
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.30 Novell® Filr User Features • Access to corporate files from any device • Share files both internally and externally • Receive notifications and make comments on files • Full text search across all files and comments • Access to files even when offline
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.31 Novell® Filr Overview • Windows XP, 7, 8 • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 • iOS 5.x, 6.x (iPhone, iPad) • Android 2.3, 4.x • BlackBerry 10 • Web access Users can still access files using mapped drives • Novell® Open Enterprise Server & NetWare • Windows Server and compatible NAS devices • File system rights and quotas honored • No server agents or schema extensions required • Leading storage appliances will be certified • Software appliances deployed on VMware • LDAP provisioning of users and groups • MySQL and Lucene used for meta-data and search • Policy-controlled access and sharing • Files remain on your existing file servers Clients ServersFilr HTTPS CIFS/NCP
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.32 Networking & Management NSS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SPx Novell Cluster Services iPrintiFolder Novell Filr Novell eDirectory Novell iManager DNS & DHCP DFS w/ Junction Support Dynamic Storage Technology Domain Services for Windows XEN Virtualization (optional) Novell Remote Manager SAMBA AFP stack CIFS stack POSIX File Systems Auto YaST File Storage Interoperability User & IT Productivity Novell Client A & V Novell Filr Enhanced Upgrade Utilities NetStorage Novell Filr Identity Manager 3.6 Bundle Edition Workloads with Deployment Flexibility Novell Linux Volume Manager QuickFinder Novell Filr OES11 with Novell® Filr
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.33 Feedback Please send questions and comments to pmadhan@novell.com / trsmith@novell.com or mweiss@novell.com / khild@novell.com
  • © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.34
  • This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. These changes may be incorporated in new editions of this document. Novell, Inc. may make improvements in or changes to the software described in this document at any time. Copyright © 2012 Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.