1Building a Virtualized Testbed on the Cheap – Part II: OpenFiler Installation
by Andrew Garcia
Booting to CD brings up the Linux install screen. Select Graphic Mode, skip media check, select English for language.
3Disk 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.
4Disk Setup 2
Verifying that both drives were configured as I wanted.
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.
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.
7OpenFiler Install Complete
Installation will complete after a few minutes. Remove the install CD and reboot the machine.
8OpenFiler 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.