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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

paviles
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OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Is it possible to run OS6 on a ReadyNAS 3200 and if so are the steps documented somewhere?

Thanks

Paul
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chirpa
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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Same as other 4.2 models: viewtopic.php?f=161&t=78265
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paviles
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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Thanks so much, it worked perfectly!
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paviles
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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

One odd thing is happening.

I enabled NFS and setup a Volume to connect to a VMware server. I loaded the Storage on an ESX host as you would normally do. Started a vmotion of a VM and perhaps a few mins later the server just crashed apparently and NFS stopped responding.

I could ssh to the server, but could not find anything wrong in the logs.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Paul
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

What version of ReadyNAS OS?

What version of ESXi?

Can you try with a new share that has bitrot protection and snapshots disabled. Please also lower the NFS thread count lowered to 1 or 2. Perhaps also enable async.
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paviles
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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

I have the 3200 off right now, but it is the latest version available for OS 6.

ESX is 5.5.0,1892794. I have not selected anything fancy, no bitrot or snapshots at all. NFS threads was the default of 6 if memory does not fail.

It used to work with the stock OS before the OS 6 upgrade.

The weird part is that I don't see anything at the OS level in the logs.

Paul
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Can you send me your logs (see the Sending Logs link in my sig)?
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paviles
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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

send them to the email address mentioned on the Sending Logs page?
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

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paviles
Aspirant

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Ok let me duplicate the issue and will send you the logs.

Also just curious, in other NAS's I have been able to assign multiple IP addresses as aliases so you will have for example 2 nics as a bond using 802.3AD LACP. Then I could assign an NFS share to different IP's like:

share10 = 172.16.1.10
share11 = 172.16.1.11
share12 = 172.16.1.12
share13 = 172.16.1.13

This way you balance the connections to different IP addresses and can use the interfaces a bit better. I did not see a way to assign multiple IP addresses to the unit. Is it possible?

Thanks

Paul
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

You can bond the NICs, but I don't think assigning I.P.s as aliases is supported.
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paviles
Aspirant

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Ok was able to duplicate the issue, the following screen shows the ESX host can ping the device OK, but as you can see ESX is not seeing the NFS share anymore. This is not an issue with ESX as I have other NFS mounts pointing to a Centos server running NFS as a NAS.

Take a look at http://picpaste.com/3200-NFSIssue-MFWJBQ3R.PNG

BTW, the software version is 6.2.2 and have all stock CPU and Memory.

It actually crashed badly, I cannot get logs and it comes up with an error saying "Device is Offline"
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paviles
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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Ok I did get the Logs and send them via email.

Thanks so much!

Paul
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

You have quite a range of disks installed.

Under System > Settings > Services, lower the NFS thread count. 16 is huge. It should be much lower e.g. 2.

We do have beta firmware available: http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=154

If all else fails you can put 4.2.x back on the unit: http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=75198
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

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paviles
Aspirant

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Did the upgrade, reduced the NFS threads to 2 and doing another test. Seems to be better as I think by now it would have crashed.

Will do more testing. Is there an upgrade path for memory? I think the unit has 4 and can support up to 8 and also can it have more Network cards?

Thanks

Paul
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

You can replace the memory, but not all memory is compatible. Get memory that matches the specs and layout of the original module as closely as possible. Be sure to run a few passes of the memory test before trusting the memory. Note that it is possible that incompatible memory might pass the memory test.

There was a card to add a few extra gigabit ports (taking the number from 2 to 4) but I don't think that is available anymore.
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paviles
Aspirant

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Is there a file that contains the network configuration? I have looked in /etc/network/interfaces but it is empty.
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

We use connman in OS6
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paviles
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Re: OS6 on ReadyNAS 3200

Got it /var/lib/connman
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