Omnios

dirk adamsky

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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.
Hi Gea,

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

dirk adamsky

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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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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.
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.
 

dirk adamsky

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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
 

gea

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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
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)
 

gea

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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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dirk adamsky

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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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