[CentOS-virt] P2V of NEtware 3.12 working server to Centos >=5.x
raju.rajsand at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 10:24:34 EDT 2011
On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:34 AM, Ed Heron <Ed at heron-ent.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 23:20 +0530, Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:
> There are so many variables that aren't mentioned...
> Do you currently have a CentOS box running KVM?
I have used centos with KVM,brctrl etc.
> What does your Netware server currently do?
Just just pure and simple file storage. The worst part of it is The
client has to be a DOS6.22 with some custom ISA base hardware.
> Netware 3 defaulted to using the IPX protocol for sharing file and
> print services. Are you still using IPX? If so, you are looking at a
> significant network reconfiguration.
Indeed. with 802.3 frame etc :)
> There might be lots of changes to client setup and software,
> but look at Samba. It can be setup with a workgroup for file and print
Now, How to access Samba with Dos 6.22? :p
One main thought that first came to my mind is about the NIC Driver
under KVM I do understand that the Centos5 can present it as different
types of NIC (Intel, Realtek etc.)
I am investigating it further.
> Hopefully, you already have significant CentOS experience.
Last 6 years or so I have worked only Fedora/Centos/RHEL. Since then I
have tried avoid taking calls windows etc.
But this call I took because I have significant experience in netware
too about 10 years 2.2 to 4.10 with NDS etc
> The broad wording of your request might just be language barrier.
I realised that.
I will experiment further share my experience sometime later.
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