FreeNAS Configuration

This post is part of a series that will deal with setting up a MySQL shared storage cluster using VirtualBox & FreeNAS. This post deals with the configuration of FreeNAS.

Fire up VirtualBox and go into FreeNAS > Settings > Storage. Add a SCSI controller with a 2GB disk.

1 - ISCSI Storage FreeNAS

Added a second disk 1GB in size. This will become the cluster quorum drive.

VirtualBox_Quorum

Go to the Network settings section and enable a second interface. You should have two enabled in total both attached to “Bridged Adapter”.

2 - Network Connections FreeNAS

Boot the FreeNAS VM and login when prompted. You should see a screen similar to below.

3 - FreeNAS Configuration Menu

Enter ‘1’ to begin the network interface configuration. You should have two interface called em0 and em1. Configure them with the following details.

em0

192.168.3.100/24

em1

192.168.1.103/24

An example configuration is shown below…

4 - FreeNAS Network Configuration

After the changes have been saved choose option 10 to reboot.

5 - FreeNAS Reboot

After the host has rebooted point your browser at http://192.168.1.103 and you should see the FreeNAS login screen.

6 - FreeNAS Web Login

Most of the SAN configuration we’ll perform in the web interface.

  1. First active iSCSI in Services > Control Services. First iSCSI in the list and change the slider to ON.
  2. Add an initator. iSCSI > Initiators > Add Initiator. Go with the defaults.
  3. Add a Portal. iSCSI > Portals > Add Portal. The IP Address should be 192.168.3.100 and the port 3260.
  4. Add target – set portal and initiator ids, auth method = None (CHAP recommend but not covered here).
  5. Add an extent. iSCSI > Extents > Add Extent. Enter the following details

data_extent

6. Add a target. iSCSI > Targets > Add Target

data_target

7. Add Targets/Extents. iSCSI > Targets / Extents > Add Target / Extent.

target_extent

8. Next we’ll setup the Quorum drive. iSCSI > Extents > Add Extent. Enter the following details.

quorum_extent

9. iSCSI > Targets > Add Target.

quorum_target

10. iSCSI > Targets / Extents > Add Target / Extent.

quorum_target_extent

 


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