Installer live in action

Here is a little life sign from OMV. The newest video shows you the installer live in action. After a short installation phase OMV can be used out-of-the-box.

Note, OMV uses the whole harddisk selected during the installation for the system OS. So if you’ll use a 1 TB volume for that you’ll waste 999 GiB of this disk for nothing. That’s fact, nothing will be changed in that way. No stupid OS/data partition solution as in FreeNAS will be supported, instead use a small HDD (maybe an older one) or better a SSD/DOM/whatever. Currently the OS requires about ~250MB in summary, but this may increase in future.

User portal

The next really important feature has been implemented, the ‘User portal’. This is the OpenMediaVault WebGUI for the normal NAS users. If they have been allowed to modify their user account data it is possible to modify the email or password for example.

Network interface bonding

The next feature has been finished. During recording the video i realized that i have to modify the bonding interface creation. Right at the moment it is not possible to use one of the current configured interfaces (like eth0 in the video), but this denies the creation of bonding interfaces that include interfaces that are currently configured and up. Nevertheless this is only a small issue.