Open Enterprise Server 11
Novell® Open Enterprise Server 11 delivers all the robust, enterprise-class networking, file and print services that enterprises have relied on for years, on the advanced Linux platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, which provides valuable benefits of virtualization, manageability, and interoperability. SUSE Linux Enterprise has outperformed both Unix and Windows in tests for performance, reliability,scalability, and security. Because Linux is the fastest-growing platform, the rates of innovation, both in open source communities and with software providers, is skyrocketing. You will never be left behind with Linux in your data center.
Novell Domain Services for Windows (DSfW), a component of Open Enterprise Server (OES), creates seamless cross-authentication capabilities between Windows/Active Directory* and OES Linux/eDirectory(T) servers. Lets your Linux servers behave as if they are Active Directory servers so administrators can manage Linux servers using familiar Microsoft tools and skills. End users can work in a pure Windows desktop environment and access Linux servers without the need for a dedicated Novell client. Many applications that require Active Directory style authentication can be used against a Domain Services for Windows server, without the need of Microsoft Active Directory.
Instantly provision desktops for domain users from the Citrix XenDesktopStudio, manage the computers in the XenDesktop farm and all Desktop Delivery Controllers. Standardize desktop deployments by creating images of approved desktops, then automatically provision them to join the DSFW domain and define the login/logoff policies for domain users with custom Group Policies. You can continue to manage users, groups, group policies, roles and privileges using MMC. OES DSFW Services integrate with Citrix Xenapp and Citrix XenDesktop virtualization Solutions to provide a more centralized and secure way to maintain user accounts and resources. You can continue to control access to resources like Xenapp published Applications, XenServer Hosts, XenDesktop Server, XenDesktop Virtual Machines with DSFW policies.
Novell Open Enterprise Server includes file services that make vital data immediately and securely accessible to those who need it-no matter where they are. User data is stored more efficiently, made available more readily, secured more easily and preserved longer with offerings that include:. The XenApp publishing contents can be hosted on these file services, to provide an Out-of-the-box experience of network file access protocols from Novell, such as, Novell CIFS, used for accessing data from windows and Linux client; Novell AFP, for accessing the data from Mac workstations; Novell NCP for accessing data using Novell Client fromWindows and Linux. Cross-Protocol-Locking, a critical feature from OES, is also supported. All these services can be deployed in Novell Cluster Services (NCS) - the High Availability feature provided by OES, which seamlessly works within an XenServer deployment.
Novell iPrint allows you to get away from a complex printing environment. iPrint lets mobile employees, business partners, and customers access printers from a variety of remote locations using existing Internet connections, securely across multiple networks and operating systems. Whether users are working in an office building, telecommuting from home, or attending a sales meeting in another country, iPrint ensures that they can print documents quickly, easily, and reliably.
Citrix XenApp supports Novell iPrint print jobs with full feature support for Citrix policies,profiles, auto-redirection of jobs, direct printing. XenApp published applications are capable of using client printers exposed via Novell iPrint for submitting jobs. XenApps desktop publishing can submit jobs to printers installed with iPrint client on terminal server as well as workstation. Novell iPrint is a full feature engagement with XenDesktop, and can be deployed from within a master image, wherein few mouse clicks on the virtual desktop lets you search your printer, download drivers, and create your printer on the workstation, enabling the user to send documents to the printer from any application on the desktop. Additional features such as driver profiles, iPrint Client Management are also supported on XenDesktop.
Other OES Services
Novell DNS/DHCP Services in OES integrates the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) into the eDirectory database. Integrating these services into eDirectory provides centralized administration and enterprise-wide management of network (IP) addresses, configuration, and hostnames. There is no single point of failure in this highly fault-tolerant and secure environment.
OES DNS/DHCP services provide a seamless integration with Citrix XenDesktop virtualization Solution. Novell DNS/DHCP Services can now be leveraged for your virtual desktop infrastructure needs. DNS/DHCP Services also supports Dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates from the Virtual Desktop DHCP enabled clients. It also includes the Java DNS/DHCP Management Console,with a graphical user interface, that enables you to easily configure and manage your DNS and DHCP services.
The Novell Client for Windows 7 supports both the 32-bit and x64 (AMD64 and Intel 64) versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and provides Windows connectivity to NetWare and OES Linux servers.
With the Novell Client, you can browse through authorized Novell directories for secure and reliable file transfers through industry-standard protocols including the traditional NCP protocol, browse the network and use advanced Novell services directly from Windows 7 or Windows Vista workstations, or a Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 server.
Within Citrix products, such as XenApp and XenDesktop, if offers an easy way to access file on a NetWare or OES Linux Server.
If used in conjunction with current Citrix technologies the primary authentication needs to be done either through Microsoft Active Directory or Novell's Domain Services for Windows.
The Novell Client's built in eDirectory authentication is not supported by Citrix and is used only to ensure reliable and secure access to files on NetWare or OES after the primary Active Directory or Domain Services for Windows authentication took place.
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