DFS Junction created at root of volume instead of at subdirectory

  • 7001098
  • 05-Aug-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Novell iManager 2.7
Distributed File Systems (DFS)


When trying to create DFS junctions using iManager 2.7 on an OES2 Linux server and specifying the junction to get created at a subdirectory, the junction gets created at the root of the volume instead.


There is an optional patch in the OES2 patch channel dated 28 July 2008 to address this issue.
Package: novell-plugin-nss
Patch: oes2-novell-plugin-nss-5353

The new plugin then needs to be installed from this patch before iManager will recognize it.  Simply installing the patch rpm will not work.
In iManager go to Configure, Plug-in Installation, Installed Novell Plug-in Modules, and uninstall the old Storage Management plug-in.  Then install the new Storage Management plug-in from the patch. The new version should be: Storage Management Plugin