Drobo NAS Storage Node
- FOG Version: 1.5.0-RC-2 6079
- OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Server
- Service Version:
I am attempting to create storage node on a NAS and make that the default image storage. Since starting this, I have found that the DROBO can be a little interesting to get setup. Things I had to install on the Drobo to get started:
I have all these installed and running and can putty to the unit. I got the FOG install file 1.4.4 on the unit and was able to get the install to run. (This is where I’m stuck.)
I get through all the options in the sh and start the install and this is what I get.
@EAHarvey Shall we mark this solved or are you still looking into getting FOG setup within Drobo?
@george1421 synology would be a better option for sure. I’ll get right on it. Thanks so much.
@EAHarvey Understand this is for synology, but you should be able to translate to most other NAS devices.
The last bit is you need to create a storage group and add your FOG server and drobo in that group, then remove the master node setting from fog server and then add master node to the drobo
@george1421 That’s beautiful sir. Can you link that. I want the DROBO to be the main /image location.
Um, I’m a bit confused. Are you trying to install FOG on the Drobo to make a fog master node, or are you just trying to create a storage node. If you are making a storage node then there is a much easier way.
For a fog storage node all you need on the nas is nfs, tftp, ftp (server). If you want to make it a master node that can be done. Just understand the caveat that it won’t be able to replicate the images to other storage nodes you need a real and full install FOG server for that. I have a tutorial for turning a synology NAS into a fog storage node as well as a windows servers. So it is surely possible.
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I don’t think so. I’m trying to look now.
@EAHarvey In debian/ubuntu the command
getentis part of the libc-bin package. Not sure about redhat based systems and have no idea why Drobo is missing it. I have to admit that I haven’t found out what Drobo firmware is based on yet. Does it have a package management like dpkg/rpm/…?