Installation of Openfiler using the standard graphical-based installation method.

Introduction
This document describes the process of installing Openfiler using the default graphical installation interface. If you experience any problems with the graphical install track, such as a garbled screen due to the installer not being able to auto-detect your graphics hardware, please try a text-based install. The text-based install track is described here. Total time for installation is about 15 - 20 minutes including software installation to disk.

System Requirements
Openfiler has the following hardware requirements to be successfully installed: 1. 2. 3. 4. x86 or x64 based computer with at least 512MB RAM and 1GB storage for the OS image. At least one supported network interface card A CDROM or DVD-ROM drive if you are performing a local install A supported disk controller with data drives attached.

Please see full system requirements information here.

Installation
The installation process is described with screenshots for illustrative purposes. If you are unable to proceed at any point with the installation process or you make a mistake, use the Back button to return to previous points in the installation process. Any errors or intractable problems with the installation process should be reported either to the Openfiler Users mailing list or, alternatively, if you feel you have found a bug please use the bug tracking system. If you report a bug, be sure to enter a valid email address so that you can keep track of any updates to it right up to resolution. You *must* first register with the bug tracker in order to be able to post a new bug.
Starting the Installation

To begin the installation, insert the Openfiler disk into your CD/DVD-ROM drive and ensure your system is configured to boot off the CD/DVD-ROM drive. After the system POSTs, the installer boot prompt will come up. At this point, just hit the Enter key to proceed.

After a few moments, the first screen of the installer will be presented. If at this point your screen happens to be garbled, it is likely that the installer has been unable to automatically detect your graphics subsystem hardware. You may restart the installation process in text-mode and proceed accordingly in that case. The first screen of the installer is depicted below. The next step is to click on the Next button to proceed with the installation.

Keyboard Selection

This screen deals with keyboard layout selection. Use the scroll bar on the right to scroll up and down and select your desired keyboard layout from the list. Once you are satisfied with your selection, click the Next button to proceed.

Disk Partitioning Setup

Next comes the disk partitioning. You must select manual disk partitioning as it ensures you will end up with a bootable system and with the correct partitioning scheme. Openfiler does not support automatic partitioning and you will be unable to configure data storage disks in the Openfiler graphical user interface if you select automatic partitioning. Click the Next button once you have selected the correct radiobutton option.

highlight it in the list of partitions and click the Delete button.Disk Setup On the disk setup screen. DO NOT DELETE ANY EXISTING OPENFILER DATA PARTITIONS UNLESS YOU NO LONGER REQUIRE THE DATA ON THEM. if you have any existing partitions on the system. please delete them. You should now have a clean disk on which to create your partitions. . To delete a partition.

If you are installing on a SCSIonly system.You need to create three partitions on the system in order to proceed with the installation: 1. You will be presented with a form with several fields and checkboxes. You should make sure that only the first disk is checked and no others. this disk is hda (the first IDE hard disk). Mount Point: /boot 2. this disk will be designated sda. please select hda if you intend to use the IDE disk as your boot drive. The following is a list of all entries required to create the boot partition: 1. Filesystem Type: ext3 . Click on the New button.this is the system root partition where all system applications and libraries will be installed Create /boot Partition Proceed by creating a boot partition. "swap" .this is the swap partition for memory swapping to disk 3. "/".this is where the kernel will reside and the system will boot from 2. If you are installing on a system that has both IDE and SCSI disks. Enter the partition mount path "/boot" and the select the disk on with to create the partition. Your setup will very likely be different as you may have several disks of different types. "/boot" . In the illustrated example.

3. click the OK button to create the partition. Size(MB): 100 (this is the size in Megabytes. Allowable Drives: select one disk only. Create / (root) Partition Proceed by creating a root partition. The details are identical to what was entered for the /boot partition except this time the Mount Point: should be "/" and the Size(MB): should be 2048MB or at a minimum 1024MB. your settings should resemble the following illustration: Once you are satisfied with your entries. Additional Size Options: select Fixed Size radiobutton from the options. 6. . allocate 100MB by entering "100") 5. This should be the first IDE (hda) or first SCSI disk (sda) 4. You will be presented with the same form as previously when creating the boot partition. Force to be a primary partition: checked (select this checkbox to force the partition to be created as a primary partition) After configuration. Click on the New button.

. Use the drop down list to select a swap partition type.Once you are satisfied with your entries. You will be presented with the same form as previously when creating the boot and root partitions. The details are identical to what was entered for the boot partition except this time the Mount Point: should swap. click the OK button to proceed. Click on the New button. The Size(MB): of the partition should be at least 1024MB and need not exceed 2048MB. Create Swap Partition Proceed by creating a swap partition.

Your disk partition scheme should resemble the following: .Once you are satisfied with your entries. You should now have a set of partitions ready for the Openfiler Operating System image to install to. proceed by clicking the OK button to create the partition.

system hostname and DNS parameters. In the unlikely event that you will be using DHCP to configure the network address. Network Configuration In this section you will configure network devices. You will need to configure at least one network interface card in order to access the Openfiler web interface and to serve data to clients on a network. .You have now completed the partitioning tasks of the installation process and should click Next to proceed to the next step. you can simply click Next and proceed to the next stage of the installation process.

Enter your desired settings and click OK to proceed. they will all be listed in the Network Devices section. a new form will popup for you to configure the network device in question. This will then allow you to enter a network IP address and Netmask in the appropriate form fields. uncheck the Configure Using DHCP checkbox.If on the other hand you wish to define a specific IP address and hostname. As you do not wish to use DHCP for this interface. The first network interface device is therefore eth0. Network interface devices are designated ethX where X is a number starting at 0. If you have more than one network interface device. click the Edit button at the top right corner of the screen in the Network Devices section. . When you click the Edit button.

Usually this will be a fully qualified hostname e. you may now enter a hostname for the system.this is the name you will call the system. primary and secondary DNS information has also been entered. Note that if you intend to use Active Directory or LDAP as your authentication mechanism. To complete this task you will need the following information: 1.the-simpsons. This will be used later when you configure the system to participate on your network either as an Active Directory / Windows NT PDC client or as an LDAP domain member server. .com . 2. need to configure gateway IP address and DNS server IP addresses. Desired hostname .g homer.this is the IP address of your network gateway to allow routing to the Internet 3. The default hostname localhost. at this point. Gateway IP address . and gateway IP. You will also.Once you have configured a network IP address. you will need to assign a functional DNS IP address so that the authentication mechanism is able to resolve the authentication server hostnames.this is the DNS server on your network. Primary DNS Server . Secondary/Tertiary DNS Server . The following illustration shows an example where a hostname has been assigned. 4.localdomain is not suitable and you will need to enter a proper hostname for the system.enter a second and third DNS server if they are available on your network.

If your system BIOS has been configured to use UTC.Once you are satisfied with your entries. Time Zone Selection Set the default system time zone. . check the UTC checkbox at the bottom of the screen and click Next to proceed. You can achieve this by following the instructions on the left side of the screen. please proceed by clicking the Next button.

click Next to proceed with the installation process. When you are satisfied with your entries. The root password is the superuser administrator password. you can log into the system to perform any administrative tasks that are not offered via the web interface. Select a suitable password and enter it twice in the provided textboxes.Set Root Password You need to configure a root password for the system. . With the root account.

The default username and password for the Openfiler web management GUI are: "openfiler" and "password" respectively. Note You cannot go back to previous screens once you have gone past this point. About To Install This screen informs you that installation configuration has been completed and the installer is awaiting your input to start the installation process which will format disks. The installer will erase any data on the partitions you defined in the partitioning section. copy data to the system and configure system parameters such as setting up the boot loader and adding system users. Click Next if you are satisfied with the entries you have made in the previous screens. .NB: the root password is meant for logging into the console of the Openfiler server.

the installer will begin the installation process.Installation Once you have clicked Next in the preceding section. . The following screenshots depict what happens at this point.

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Note After you click Reboot remove the installation CD from the CD/DVD-ROM drive.Installation Complete Once the installation has completed. At this point you simply need to click the Reboot button to finish the installer and boot into the installed Openfiler system. . you will be presented with a congratulatory message.

com:446. e. The interface is accessible from https port 446.. https://homer. Management Interface: https://<ip of openfiler host>:446 Administrator Username: openfiler Administrator Password: password You can learn how to manage the Openfiler system by browsing the administrator guide online which can be found here.g.the-simpsons. Congratulations Congratulations! Thank you for choosing to use Openfiler. start configuring Openfiler by pointing your browser at the host name or IP address of the Openfiler system. .Once the system boots up.

The next best option is iSCSI. I decided to give OpenFiler a go – as I’d heard good things about the latest release.How to configure OpenFiler v2. I decided to install it on old Shuttle XPC PC I had lying about. v2. As with most of you money is a serious consideration so as I am not in a position to implement a fibre attached SAN solution – though this would be nice.3 iSCSI Storage for use with VMware ESX. features such as DRS. Here is a list of those that I know of (there will no doubt be many more): • • • • OpenFiler Free NAS Xtravirt EMC Celera (VM) – log into the EMC portal and search for ‘Celerra Simulator’. This server has 1GB of memory. As you can see there are many different downloads available. I however was determined to get something up and running for my ESX lab so that I can play around with some of ESX’s more powerful.5 in my lab and both provide iSCSI functionality by default to connect through to an iSCSI target.3. and interesting. I am running both VMware ESX 3. others come in the form of virtual appliances and some both. Here’s a link to a really good document on the OpenFiler site that details the underlying architecture. HA and VMotion. Single AMD64 2GHz CPU and a .5 and ESXi 3. Until recently I had been running my ESX VM’s on local disk. This is mostly due to not having enough time to get some shared storage up and running. Some are standalone installs. The download link to OpenFiler can be found here. There are a handful of good free (free is always good ) iSCSI software that can be downloaded.

OpenFiler (Shuttle PC) NIC: Single port 1Gb IP: 10.2/24. For this lab install I have used the following network configuration.0.0. These details can be changed once you’ve successfully logged onto the management portal along with the ability to create additional accounts and groups. .0.1.168. IP#2 (General Traffic): 192.single Gigabit NIC all of which are more than adequate for running OpenFiler.0 U3 NIC: Dual port NIC IP#1 (iSCSI): 10.0.11/24 Management Server (Home Brew PC) OS: Windows 7 NIC: Dual port NIC IP#1 (iSCSI network – for management of OpenFiler): 10.5. Opening a web browser and pointing it to the IP address (ie: https://<IP of OpenFiler>:446> of the OpenFiler server you should be presented with a logon screen like that below (love the fat Linux penguin). At the prompt enter ‘openfiler’ for the ‘Username’ and ‘password’ for the password.168. I then burnt the ISO to CD and installed OpenFiler using the great graphical step by step installation guide provided on their web site.0. I downloaded and installed the x86_64 version.1/24 Once you have OpenFiler installed you can then access a web based management console which allows you to configure your new OpenFiler installation.0.1/24 ESX Server (ML110 G5) ESXi 3.10/24 IP#2 (General Traffic): 192.1.

. Select the ‘System’ tab and from the ‘Network Access Configuration’ section at the bottom of the page enter in either the IP from which you wish to access the OpenFiler from or enter in a whole subnet from which the Open filer will accept traffic from. As I am running a secure lab environment I am just going to enter in the whole subnet for ease. Physical Volume – Assigning space on a physical disk for use in a Volume Group.Step 1 – Network Access Configuration: The first thing to do is set up the ‘Network Access Configuration’. 2. There are 3 volume items we’ll be dealing with in the next few steps. This is the host or subnet (depending on how granular you want the access to be) you wish to provide access from. I personally found this a little confusing at first so thought I’d try and throw down some clarification around this area: 1. Volumes – Important Information (for the clarity of mind). Volume Group – Contains Physical Volumes from which a Logical Volume will be created. assigning and configuring the various ‘Volume’ parameters within OpenFiler. Before we go any further I just want to point out some potential confusion that can arise when creating. Make sure that the ‘Type’ is set to ‘Share’. You may want to be a little more granular if using this in a production or non-secure environment.

. Logical Volume (LUN) – This is what is presented through to a server (eg: ESX).. Adjust the start and end cylinders to determine the size of physical volume and when satisfied press the ‘Create’ button. If you are not intending to create a RAID set for your physical volume then select ‘Physical volume’ as your partition type and select the ‘Mode’ as ‘Primary’. Select ‘Edit Disk’ on the hard disk you want to create this new physical volume. Step 2 – Create a New Physical Volume: We need to create a physical volume which we will then present through to a Volume Group. To do this select ‘Block Devices’ from the ‘Volumes section’ menu. on with the show! Follow these steps in order to configure your OpenFiler SAN and present it through to VMware ESX/ESXi. Now with that out of the way. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and you will see the available spare space on this disk along with some other parameters.3.

You will then be shown a summary of the partitions on this disk. Click on the ‘Volumes’ tab and then select ‘Volume Groups’ from the ‘Volume section’ menu on the right hand side menu. Notice that the ‘Physical Volume’ I just created appears on the list (bottom). Then press ‘Add Volume group’ You should now be presented with a new Volume Group that looks like this: . Step 3 – Create a New Volume Group: Next we want to create a new ‘Volume Group’ for the ‘Physical Volume’ we created to reside in. Enter in a ‘Volume group name’ and select (check box) the physical volume to which you wish to associate the Volume Group.

. Enter in the ‘Volume Name’ and determine the size by either keying in the required space or using the slider bar.Step 4 – Create a Volume: We now want to create a ‘Volume’. Now select the ‘Volume Group’ you just created and press the ‘Change’ button. Click on ‘Add volume’ from the right hand ‘Volumes section’ menu. This lasts part is important to all of this working so make sure it is set correctly (ie: iSCSI)! When your happy with your settings press the ‘Create’ button. You will now be presented with the following screen where you determine the size of the ‘Volume’ your going to create within your ‘Volume Group’. Then for the ‘Filesystem/Volume type’ select ‘iSCSI’. For this example I’m going to create a ‘Volume’ that occupies the entire space of the ‘Volume Group’.

For connecting the OpenFiler SAN through to an VMware ESX/ESXi host we don’t need any of the other services enabling.Once the ‘Volume’ is created you will be greeted with a screen with a nice big green coloured pie chart in it which is indicating the amount of the ‘Volume Group’ that the volume has consumed. We now want to enable the connectivity side of things (ie: allowing other PCs/Servers to connect to the OpenFiler SAN). Which in this example is all of it. . Next click on the ‘Services’ tab and enable the ‘iSCSI target server’ (see below). By default it is set to ‘Disabled’. This is now everything to do with creating a volume completed. Step 5 – Enable the iSCSI Target Service: Click on the ‘Services’ tab of the main window.

Step 8 – Allow access to the iSCSI Target: Select the ‘Network ACL’ tab and from the ‘Access’ drop down list box select ‘Allow’ (Note: it is set to ‘Deny’ by default) and then press the ‘Update’ button. There are no other settings that need changing. I personally keep the default ‘Target IQN’ generated by OpenFiler though you can alter it at this stage if your want. Now press the ‘Add’ button. This allows the IP range we defined in step 1 access to the iSCSI Target we just created. Step 7 – Map the LUN: Now select the ‘LUN Mapping’ tab and click on the ‘Map’ button. . You will now be given a screen with a summary of the settings for the new iSCSI Target. We first want to create a new iSCSI target and do by select the first sub-tab called ‘Target Configuration’ in the ‘iSCSI Targets’ section.Step 6 – Add an iSCSI Target: Returning to the ‘Volumes’ section of the OpenFiler web interface select ‘iSCSI Targets’ from the ‘Volumes section’ menu on the right hand side of the screen.

This’ll need enabling and these credentials specifying on the ESX side of things – but is very easy to do. If you don’t do this you’ll get this friendly reminder: . From the ‘Configurations’ tab in the right pane select ‘Networking’.11/24 IP address.0/24 VLAN) which I have given a 10.0. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are ever thinking of implementing OpenFiler for use with ESX in a production environment then it is highly recommended to keep the iSCSI network separate (for security and performance) from all other general type traffic and to apply CHAP’s encryption. In my lab I have created two VLAN’s on my Linksys SLM2008.0. As you can see my particular install of ESX is using ESXi. The is the port that the iSCSI traffic will use.You may have noticed the next menu tab which is called ‘CHAP Authentication’.0.0. I have created a second Virtual Switch and have allocated a VMKernel port on the second NIC port (which is patched into the 10. You will now be presented with the networking configuration for that ESX server.5 then you will also have to add a ‘Service Console’ port to this newly created Virtual Switch. I am not worrying about configuring this as it is just a temporary set up for my test lab. In this section you would specify a logon name and password with incoming access to this iSCSI target. One for general network traffic and the other for the iSCSI traffic. Though if you are think about setting something up which will be a little more permanent then I’d definitely recommend enabling CHAP authentication. Step 9 – VMware ESX iSCSI Configuration: Open up the VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client (VIC) and select the ESX server that you want to add the iSCSI storage to. If you are configuring this using ESX 3. Open Filer Configuration Stage Finished! This is now a basic OpenFiler configuration up and running with a LUN ready to be added to ESX.

The status of the iSCSI Software Adapter is initially set to ‘Disabled’. All that needs doing is to configure and point it to the OpenFiler LUN(s). Click on the ‘iSCSI Software Adapter’ and select ‘Properties’. We want to enable it and assign the relevant details. Notice how all the iSCSI related details are currently blank. You will see that there is an iSCSI Software Adapter already in place – though currently not enabled. Click on ‘Configure’.We now want to look at the ‘Storage Adapters’. Click on this option in the ‘Hardware’ menu. Check the ‘Enable’ status box and click ‘Ok’ .

.The iSCSI properties will now be populated (see below). Clicking on the ‘Dynamic Discovery’ tab and selecting ‘Add’ we are presented with an ‘Add Send Targets Server’ dialogue box. This is where we’ll enter the IP address of our OpenFiler server/SAN. I won’t go into the format of the iSCSI name and alias though the VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide has a good section on iSCSI and explains these details. (Note: the ‘Static Discovery’ tab is only used when using a hardware iSCSI initiator) After entering in this IP information and pressing ‘Ok’ it can take a little while before iSCSI server is detected.

Servers. OpenFiler has plenty of other great features and is worth investing some time into +++++++++++++++=====================++++++++++++++ +====================+++++++++++++++ Storage Management using Openfiler. Select ‘Yes’ After ESX has finished its re-scan you should now see the LUN(s) appear that you created in OpenFiler. As mentioned this is purely intended as a rough guide to getting OpenFiler up and running with VMware ESX. Part 1 By Rajesh Deodhar on August 1. 2011 in How-Tos.With these new iSCSI setting we are prompted to re-scan the host. With this shared storage and a couple of ESX servers you can now start using some of the more interesting and powerful features of VMware ESX such as VMotion and HA (assuming you have the appropriate license ). Sysadmins · 0 Comments .

an Open Source Storage Management Appliance. Minimum Specifications • • • • • • Recommended Specifications (over the minimum specs) 32-bit 1GHz or higher-performance processor 2GB or more or RAM 2GB disk space for memory/swap area 8GB disk space for Openfiler OS installation 100MB Ethernet network interface Separate storage volumes/disks for data export • • • 64-bit 1. from the Openfiler website. The main constraint is the limit on simultaneous connections to a single file share (10). and go on buying Client Access Licenses (CALs) for each additional connected device. Future releases of Openfiler may only support 64-bit processors. as a guest OS.6GHz or higherperformance processor 1GB Ethernet network interface Hardware RAID controller The website further mentions that Openfiler is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit industry standard server hardware too. The proprietary solution is to purchase a proprietary server OS license. are in the following table. can be used very effectively in this situation. The specifications. Openfiler. It can also be installed in a virtual-machine environment such as VMWare or XenServer. This first part covers basic Openfiler installation and configuration. to deliver fantastic functionality and granular access control. Openfiler can convert any computer system complying with the minimum requirements to a storage server. We will try to appraise this interesting and feature-rich Linux distro in a series of articles.Many companies use the file-sharing features of a popular proprietary desktop operating system. and its various storage options for a 64bit standard installation. However. so they .

There are practically no surprises during this installation process. Various images are available: 32/64 bit ISOs. Partition the hard disk manually.are highly recommended for new Openfiler installations. authentication against a local (or remote) LDAP server. or integration with a Windows domain controller. The most important steps during installation are hard-disk partitioning and networking. Create three partitions. download your desired image from the Openfiler website. with 1 GB of RAM and an 80 GB SATA hard disk. Note: if you choose auto partitioning. Our installation is based on the Openfiler 2. Caution: For a fresh setup. if you have a single hard disk. leaving no space for data.3 Installation ISO image (for x86/64). VMWare ESX and Citrix XenServer. configuration via an easy Web-based GUI. Help is available via excellent community support. Some important advantages of using Openfiler are: • • • • • • No licensing cost Multiple NIC bonding Support for iSCSI targets Software RAID support Remote replication for Disaster Recovery High Availability (HA) cluster fail-over capability Openfiler also has various other features available on standard Network Attached Storage (NAS) boxes. Getting started To start exploring this wonderful distro. select the first hard disk for installation. Ensure any desired data is backed up! Start the installation by booting from a CD prepared from the downloaded ISO image. continue with the latter. The hardware used here is a simple PC with an Intel 2. Tick the “Force to be a primary partition” check-box while creating all the three partitions. user/group-wise access control and quota management. all the disk space is taken for the Openfiler distro. as detailed in the table below. and various appliances for VMWare. Web server and SMB/CIFS services.8 GHz dual-core CPU. which are explained here.as well as GUI-based installation. free updates and patches. including access via FTP. Partitio Mount n Point Boot Root /boot / Minimum Size 100MB 1024MB Recommended Filesyste Purpose Size m 256MB 2048MB ext3 ext3 Kernel and other files needed for booting OS installation . Disk partitioning If you have two hard disks installed in the computer. the target hard disk for installation will be wiped “clean” by the installer. Openfiler supports a text.

Access the Web administration interface by navigating to https://ipaddress:446 (the IP address of the Openfiler PC) from any node. shares. patch the new installation. Log in to the Web administration interface. the default login name is openfiler. or via SSH from another system. Here. default gateway and DNS servers. Use the username root and the password configured during the installation process for access at the Openfiler PC console. where hardware and important system information is displayed. groups and users. and reboot to complete the first phase of installation. Updates Immediately after the first reboot. Don’t forget to tick the “Activate on boot” check-box. 2. The time required for updates depends on your Internet connection speed. The first screen you see is status (Figure 1). The Openfiler box can now be accessed in these ways: 1. Repeat the same command till you get a “Nothing to be updated” message. use the Edit tab at the top right corner to specify a static IP address and subnet mask. These settings are important for patching Openfiler. Now the installation is at the stage where you can create volumes. and start using the Openfiler box. and the password is password. Continue through the rest of the installation. . and run the command conary updateall. Log in at the console. Though Openfiler can get an IP address from a DHCP server.Partitio Mount n Point Swap N/A Minimum Size 1024MB Recommended Filesyste Purpose Size m 2048MB N/A Swap space Network configuration Ensure you enter correct values for hostname.

can be configured to shutdown when the UPS signals low battery state). if connected to an intelligent UPS. clock setup (define a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server address and time zone). . which has the options to (re-)configure Openfiler system parameters like network configuration. and secure console (SSH access). backup/restore configuration. UPS setup (Openfiler.Figure 1: Status screen Initial set-up Proceed to the System tab (Figure 2).

such as bonded interface creation and HA cluster setup are not covered here.0/255. Figure 3: Network access configuration The next step is to create a volume group on the desired hard disk. Under our test setup. we allowed access to the 192.51.255.Figure 2: System screen Note: Some advanced options.168. or the full subnet. using the Volumestab (Figure 4).0subnet (Figure 3). You can allows access to a single host. Complete the “Network Access Configuration”. .255.

Continue by selecting firstvolume from the Add Volumes tab. The new volume should be defined along with disk-space allocation and volume type (ext3/XFS or iSCSI). from the data-recovery perspective.Figure 4: Volume group management Under the test setup. We preferred ext3. allotting 37000 MB of disk space. Here. the group name was firstvolume. we defined Songsas the volume name (Figure 5). The time required to complete this step will vary depending on CPU and hard disk speed. .

Fill in the LDAP settings (Figure 6). The LDAP service must be active to do this. which will result in failure to create groups and users. we create groups and users. and tick the “Use Local LDAP Server” check-box. the allotted disk space cannot be increased. Submit the configuration information. Clear and rebuild the LDAP server from the Services –> Setup menu. Groups and users Next. .Figure 5: New volume creation Note: You may use the Managing Volumes tab to increase the size of a created volume (from the corresponding Volume Edit link). and create snapshots of the volumes. Figure 6: Fill in the LDAP server settings Instead of LDAP. Note that once a snapshot is created for a volume. wait for about a minute. From the Accounts tab. you can configure authentication with a Windows domain controller from this page. Administrator credentials are required to enable access control based on preconfigured groups and usernames. and under the Servicestab. select the Authentication menu. LDAP service configuration may give a few surprises. verify that the LDAP service is enabled. Try the following if you are facing problems at this juncture: 1.

Make sure that you have updated Openfiler fully using conary updateall as discussed earlier. which was fixed by updates. Here. Ultimately. Go on creating user accounts with their passwords. overriding the GID.2. Figure 7: Console output after a successful 'conary updateall' run Create a new group. and assign them their primary group (Figure 8). LDAP failed. and I had to complete updates before proceeding (Figure 7). If not. While preparing screenshots for this article. for granular access control. a GID range starting from 501 is used for the SongLoversgroup. I had taken a shortcut of not updating the distro. (Community forums report that there was a bug in the original distro. do so now. . Additional groups can be created as and when required.

for the SongLovers group. and set the share’s type of access (No/RO or RW). . A new share is accessible only after granting specific access. Here. we assign a 20 GB quota. User-wise quota definition is also possible. Quota allocation and shares After creating groups and users. HTTPS. use the Group/User administration tabs. Click the share name and configure the three required parameters — listed below: • • • Share access control mode: Public guest access or Controlled access Group access configuration: Primary group and type of access — No access/Read only (RO)/Read-Write (RW) Host access configuration: Type of access to be granted (from 5 possible services: SMB/CISF. the next task is to allocate quotas. FTP and RSYNC). We also created the shares: Firstvolume –> songs –> marathi and Firstvolume –> songs –> hindi.Figure 8: Add new user Note: To change groups and users settings. Select all which you want. NFS.

You should see your shares—in our case. firstvolume. Further. giving the primary group SongLovers RW access.songs. we enabled RW access via SMB/CISF and FTP protocols (Figure 9). (Remember to use the Servicesmenu to enable the FTP service if using FTP shares!) Figure 9: Share access control That is all. and start using your NAS! .marathi—as a shared folder. Enter your user credentials. we defined the “marathi” share with Controlled access.Here. folks!! Start browsing the shared resources by the IP address.

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