First Release for OviOS Linux 3.00-Arcturus

OviOS Linux

Version: 3.00
Released: 2018-12-30
Codename: Arcturus






OviOS Linux 3 comes with a few package upgrades, bug fixes and new features.

Linux kernel: 4.9.144-OVIOS
NFS Utils: 2.3.3
Samba Server: 4.9.3
Glibc: 2.28
GCC: 8.2.0
iSCSI Target: 1.0.74
ZFS on Linux: 0.7.12
ovios-shell 3.00

smbjoindc is now smbovios and has new features, to join, get info and leave a Domain Controller.
Usage: smbovios --info | --join | --unjoin
New option: exclude.pools
This allows the administrator to specify one or more storage pools that will not be started / stopped by ovios (HA cluster included). This is useful for the docker image where an admin can decide to manage some pools outside of the ovios environment, and use ovios for some pools.

nfs_export and smb_export have been enhanced to provide better logging in ovilogs.
Documentation has been improved
HA cluster hardenned. Use the HA Cluster guide from the documentation page.
Nfs_export and smb_export as well as the os shell can now handle paths that were enterred with the incorrect leading slash


Download and burn to a CD/DVD

Boot into the live CD and run ‘setup’ to install.
See the installation tutorial here:

And a setup demo here

User “root” and “‘ovios”
Default password “ovios” for both users.
NOTE: - user root launches the ovios-shell by default.
Type ‘linuxcmd’ to return to the Linux shell, or login with ‘ovios’ and type ‘su’ to become root.
Note that ‘su -’ or ‘su - root’ launches the ovios-shell.

On the next boot up, you will see the OviOS Linux grub menu.
After the boot process completes, you have a fully functional storage server.
ISCSI, NFS and SMB servers are installed and ready to be configured.

Useful tips after the installation:

Read the ovios man page ‘man ovios-shell’ or the ovios guide, type ‘ovios’ in the ovios-shell