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KB450412 – Replacing Drives in ZFS Pool on Ubuntu 20.04

Scope/Description This article will walk through the steps to replace a failed drive in a Ubuntu 20.04  installation through either Houston UI, or through the terminal. Prerequisites Access to Houston UI SSH access to Ubuntu 20.04 Replacement Drive Steps Through Houston UI First, we’ll have to enter the ZFS tab in Houston UI. Once here, […]

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KB450309- Installing MinIO on Ubuntu 20.04

Scope/Description This article details the installation process of MinIO on Ubuntu 20.04. Prerequisites Ubuntu 20.04 Internet Access to System Text Editor Installed on System Steps Download MinIO scripts onto the system. curl -LO http://images.45drives.com/setup/minio-install.sh Edit the MinIO script. Make the changes in the image below with for the customers specific case. vim minio-install.sh   Make […]

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KB450408 – USB controller passthrough to VM’s in Houston

Scope/Description This guide covers how to passthrough a USB controller from your host machine to a VM on top of Houston. Prerequisites A working Ubuntu install with Houston UI A created VM through Houston UI Access to Houston UI and its CLI A CPU that supports IOMMU groups Steps Edit the host machines boot loader […]

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KB450087 – Parallel Rsync

Parallel rsync allows you to copy with multiple threads so it can work on different files at the same time. The Parameter “P” sets the number of threads ls -1 $LOCAL_DIR | xargs -I {} -P 5 -n 1 rsync -avh –progress $LOCAL_DIR/{} $RECV_DIR -P sets number of parallel threads Example: ls -1 /mnt/mylocalfiles/ | […]

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KB450012 – StorCLI

Scope/Description This guide details the process of installing and using StorCLI on a system with LSI 9361 MegaRAID. Prerequisites System Configured with MegaRAID Internet Connection to pull down packages Steps Two great Storcli documents can be found at: https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/StorCLI https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-59532 Download Storcli curl -LO http://images.45drives.com/Firmware/LSI9361/storcli/Linux/storcli-007.0606.0000.0000-1.noarch.rpm Extract the rpm package to a directory Once the rpm […]

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KB450022 – Rebuilding Failed Redundant Boot Drives

How do I know one of my boot drives has failed? Open the Disk Utility and scroll down to your RAID devices. If one of them has failed you will see DEGRADED. Alternately you may open a terminal and enter the command “cat /proc/mdstat” This will list the current status of all RAIDs you have […]

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KB450033 – How do I replace a failed drive with LSI 9361 cards

The recommended utility to use with the LSI 9361 SAS card is StorCLI. StorCLI allows command line tools to manage and control LSI MegaRAID controllers. It can be downloaded at –> https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/12351376 Once the rpm package is downloaded, extract it to a directory on your Storinator. From there, changing into that director and run the […]

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KB450289 – Ubuntu 20.04 Redundant OS Installation

Scope/Description This article will walk through the process of installing Ubuntu 20.04 on redundant boot drives. Prerequisites An ubuntu 20.04LTS server iso downloaded Attach iso to server, either remotely with IPMI or physically with USB drive. Use IPMI to remotely mount install iso Write disk to USB drive Steps Starting Installation Verify server BIOS is […]

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KB450299- Setup iSCSI Storage Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Scope/Description In this tutorial, we will explain how to setup iSCSI targets on Ubuntu 20.04 server The iSCSI target is LIO and is managed via targetcli Prerequisites ZFS Storage pool configured Steps Install needed packages for iSCSI apt install targetcli-fb Create ZFS dataset to store images for iSCSI images Create a zfs dataset named “images” […]

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KB450300 – Configure iSCSI multi-path on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Scope/Description In this tutorial, we will show how to configure your Ubuntu iSCSI target for multi-path IO for your initiators. Prerequisites This guide assumes you have completed our knowledge base tutorial “Setup iSCSI Storage Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS” or already have iSCSI configured. By default when you create an iSCSI target in targetcli, it […]

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