Older Omni-OS ova file

berrmich

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I'm having to re set up Napp-it all in one due to my primary drive failing. My hardware only works with esxi 5.5. How do I find an older OVA for omniOS? I only see the one for 6.7 which does not work. Thanks!!

-Mike
 

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Older ova files have old OmniOS releases out of support with unfixed security problems.
You may update but propably it is easier to install manually:

upload a current OmniOS installer iso to Esxi
create a new VM (30 GB, type Solaris 11, boot from installer iso)
add/use a vmxnet3 vnic for best performance

after setup, set nic to dhcp or set nic manually, see napp-it // webbased ZFS NAS/SAN appliance for OmniOS, OpenIndiana and Solaris : OmniOS
reboot, Open-VM tools are already included

run a System > Tuning for best 10G performance on vmxnet3
Install napp-it via wget
 

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Ok that worked well. Installed napp-it and imported my pools.

I was able to add the NFS as a datastore in vSphere. My problem is windows. Windows will not see the share under network. I am able to get to it only by //ip/nfs What am I doing wrong?
 

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I suppose you mean SMB share discovery under network.

For this you need a SMB discovery service. For older SMB this was done with wins. A Windows compatible discovery service is not in Solaris or OmniOS. You can use a Windows server in the network to publish/show all shares under network. For OSX you can enable Bonjour/mdns discovery in menu Services > Bonjour. There is work on Windows to include default mdns discovery.

A workaround is to autoconnect needed shares in Windows with their ip.
 

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It used to work. It would show up as openindiana. I would connect to it with //openindiana/nfs. I was hoping to duplicate that as I have other software pointing to it.
 

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If nfs is a SMB share of a server with name openindiana, connect from Windows as
\\openindiana\nfs

This requires a DNS server to translate openindiana to its ip (or a manual entry in the hosts file),
otherwise use \\ip\nfs
 

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this is probably a stupid question but how do I change the name of the server?

Edit: that seems complicated. So my hostname is: Omnios

When is use \\omnios\nfs It doesn't find anything.
whan I use the \\IP\nfs it works fine.
 
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Change hostname in menu System > Network Eth > hostname

You need a DNS or mdns service that know all servers to use hostname instead ip
or add hosts vs ip manually in the local hosts file or you must use ip.
 

berrmich

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hmm.. I wonder what I did different before. I set it up long ago so who knows. :) I did have windows server as a VM prior. I haven't imported that back in yet. Maybe that is the difference? Thank you so much for helping, I appreciate your work much.