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    OmniOS is based on Illumos (just like Illumian and OpenIndiana) and includes Perl
    so napp-it "should" run. If you have wget, you can try a regular setup.

    Please report results if you try.
     
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    Hi Gea,

    thank you for your fast reply.
    I will test it this afternoon.
     
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    Hi Gea,

    For your info: Theo Schlossnagle from OmniIt also thinks it's possible.
    I do have another question if you have the time:

    I am thinking about buying a Norcotek RPC-4216 or RPC-4224.
    That combined with a Supermicro mainboard X9SCM-F (with 2 pcie 8x and 2 pcie 4x slots).
    Do you think it's better to use 3 x IBM Serveraid m1015 (with lsi it firmware flash) or to use 1 x IBM Serveraid m1015 with a SAS expander (to leave some spare pcie slots for extra nics etc.)?
    Thank you in advance.
     
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    I would prefer multipls HBAs and use expanders only when really needed.
    You may also use a 16 cannel HBA like LSI 9201-16i

    I would keep one PCI-E slot free for future 10 GBe Nics.
     
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    Hi Gea,

    As promised the results of my test of Omnios yesterday evening.
    I started with downloading the omnios iso (347MB) and burning a cd.
    Then pulled it in my test server (hp microserver n36l with 8GB, serveraid m1015 in it-mode + 2 Seagate barracuda Green 2TB disks, 8Gb sandisk usb stick).
    Installation was very easy: i chose to install omnios on the usb stick.
    Everything went smoothly.
    After the installation i logged in with root and blanco password.
    Had to activate the pimary nic and set ip/subnetmask/default gateway/nameserver.
    After that i triggered your installer script.
    The script started and most steps went well.
    I only think there's a problem with bonnie and/or gcc.
    After the installation i could not connect to the host at http://hostip:81.
    I could connect to http://hostip:3000 (a kind of status page of the system).
    This was my first solaris experience: i was very pleased with the stability and ease of installation of omnios.
    I also like the fact that the default install is lean and mean: this is very ok from a security standpoint.
    Maybe when you or another forum user has the time to find out what goes wrong....
    My limited solaris knowledge hold me back.

    Best regards,

    dirk adamsky
     
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    OmniOS seems quite similar to an OpenIndiana text-install.
    You may try instead. But do not use USB sticks. Solaris is not designed
    to run from USB sticks (unusable slow). Use a Sata disk, best a 40 GB SSD

    If you are not comfortable with Solaris, I would recommend OpenIndiana Live (with GUI)
     
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    Hi Gea,

    Thanks again for your fast reply.
     
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    just to inform

    I have started to play with OmniOS.
    OmniOS seems to become more and more a very interesting option due to regular updates and the commercial support option.

    At the moment I have very less time for this project but the current state is:

    - napp-it is basically running but not working on most menus because of Perl module Expect.pm with Tty.io
    (needed to run interactive commands like passwd)
    - mc, bonnie, iperf and smartmontools not running
    - netatalk not running
    - installation needs some extra steps (not as ready to use like Illumian, OI or S11)

    You can try if you are interested.
    Please share insights if you get it working - especially the Expect.pm problem must be solved to have napp-it basically working.

    more:
    http://www.napp-it.org/downloads/omnios_en.html
     
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    Hi Gea,

    I thank you for your reply.
    I did make another choice for my storage: i went for Freenas 8.x.
    Reason: the commercial support.
    BTW: one of the main developers of OI decided to quit recently...
    When i do have some spare time i will test omnios to see if it's a freenas alternative.
     
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