Virtualization Technology: Building a Virtualized Testbed on the Cheap - Part II: OpenFiler Installation

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2009-03-09
 
 
 

Building a Virtualized Testbed on the Cheap - Part II: OpenFiler Installation

by Andrew Garcia

Building a Virtualized Testbed on the Cheap - Part II: OpenFiler Installation

Install 1

Booting to CD brings up the Linux install screen. Select Graphic Mode, skip media check, select English for language.

Install 1

Disk Setup 1

In my installation, I had a small disk (hda) on which I used to install OpenFiler, with a larger array (hdb) that I would use for iSCSI data. As shown here, I made sure to only include and format only the small disk at this time.

Disk Setup 1

Disk Setup 2

Verifying that both drives were configured as I wanted.

Disk Setup 2

Network Settings

To ease ESXi configuration later, I wanted OpenFiler to have a static address. Edit Network Devices, uncheck DHCP configuration, enter static IP address and subnet mask. Click OK, then enter the Hostname, gateway and DNS.

Network Settings

Root Password

After setting the time zone, I needed to set a root password for the OS. This is not the same password you will need later to configure OpenFiler.

Root Password

OpenFiler Install Complete

Installation will complete after a few minutes. Remove the install CD and reboot the machine.

OpenFiler Install Complete

OpenFiler Ready to Go

After reboot, OpenFiler is managed entirely via a Web browser. Record the management address and port (for example https://openfileripaddress:446). At this point, you no longer need a monitor or keyboard attached to OpenFiler server.

OpenFiler Ready to Go

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