OES2 SP1: (Better) CIFS and AFP support

On Connection Magazine of September, Ken Baker writes about the main advantages of OES2 SP1.
The main advantage are:

  • Better CIFS support. With OES2 (SP0) the max of CIFS connections is about 500 concurrent connections. With SP1 this is increased up till 1500 concurrent connections. This is about the same as with Netware or even better!
  • With SP1 Novell adds AFP (Apple File Protocol) support to OES2. This was common for Netware servers, but not for OES Linux. So now (or when the SP is released) you can connect you MacBook AIR to you OES2 server!

The main advantages for this is, that you can use NSS permissions, quotas, long file names and other NSS managment utilities to manage your Apple or Windows (CIFS) users.

Cross platform file locking is not (yet) supported.

If you want to install AFP you can use a pattern in Yast to do so.

OES2 SP1 is planned for end this year.

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a experienced VMware Architect with more than 20 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Hyper Converged with a deep interest into performance and architecture. Michael is VCDX 210 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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