Is it possible to use Novell for network authentication in stead of AD? I have a strange requirement where the users are not using AD, but Novell only. Any suggestions?
DSFW is included in 'Novell' or better said: included in Open Enterprise Server. So no extra costs. Although a idm solution also works, this one is imho cleaner. You just have one user database, not two which you have to keep in sync. We've got this working with view, but also with applications like MS CRM and many others.
I know Novell Development has worked with VMWare Development in getting 4.6 to work with DSfW. Version prior to 4.5 worked great. 4.5 required logonhours attirbute plus issues there were issues with linked clones. View 4.6 along with patches on the Novell DSfW side fixed the issues. From my understanding View 5 will officially support DSfW. Citrix XenApp supports DSfW. VMWare doesn't want to be left out.