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Storage Certification

Get the very latest test kit software components(executables, data files,etc.) that licensed developers use to obtain certification. These files will go out to developers in the next Novell Developer Kit CD from DeveloperNet.

NetWare Testkit Files

  1. TCONSOLE.EXE

  2. novell-stortest-xxx.exe    storchanges.txt

  3. products.exe   Date - Updated data files for submissions to be placed in the TestConsole data directory.

  4. TCDVOL0.iso   - Test CD iso image for CD-ROM and DVD testing.

To install these components from a Windows client: First install TCONSOLE.EXE which is the client graphical user interface used to support the storage test kit. Next install the STORTEST.EXE file which contains various test suites that are copied to the client and server for testing of storage products using *.HAM and *.CDM drivers. This must be used for certification of drivers, adapters, and devices on NetWare 5 and NetWare 6. Finally, install the latest support packs, see support.novell.com.



Linux Testkit Files

  1. tconsole-xx.rpm

  2. lstortest-xxx-all.tar.bz2  - (contains tesconsole, tclink, and lstortest for x86,x86_64,ia64) follow link for version information - extract with tar -xjf lstortest-xxx-all.tar.bz2.

  3. lstortest documentation stortest_liunx.pdf

  4. products.zip   Date  - Updated data files for submissions to be placed in the TestConsole data directory.

  5. TCDVOL0.iso   - Test CD iso image for CD-ROM and DVD testing.

To install these components from a Linux client: First install tconsole-xx.rpm which is the client graphical user interface used to support the storage test kit. Next install the lstortest-xxx.rpm file which contains various test suites onto the client and server for testing of storage products and drivers. This must be used for certification of drivers, adapters, and devices on Linux SLES 9. Finally, install the latest support packs, see support.novell.com.


storage testing documentation

Storage testing documentation including a graphical presentation of test configurations and jDinfo Data Entry Instructions and Policies

Download the documentation (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) to aid in setting up certification test configurations. The jDinfo section is a description of fields used for jDInfo data entry requirements. jDInfo is the program used by licensed companies to submit test results to Novell to obtain certification bulletins. Acrobat plug-in viewer required.

NWPA for Backup Applications
Go to the article NWPA for Backup Applications to find out more about why Novell implemented the NWPA (NetWare Peripheral Architecture), which replaced the old DDFS ".DSK" architecture. The article helps understand how ISV backup applications should take advantage of the NWPA architecture.