Exploring OMV

First Login

Login Method

menthod of login omv

To log in to OMV for the first time,, type **openmediavault.local/ **into your browser

User Name: admin
Password: openmediavault(Users can change the default password after the first login)

Dashboard

Omv Dashboard

Users can customize the layout of the Dashboard through the settings (gear-shaped button) in the upper right corner.

Change OMV Dashboard

Three elements of Initialization

Groups/Users

Users -> Group -> Create

Omv Creat Users

When creating a new user group, the user can add the newly created user ID to this user group.

Creat Omv Users Id

Users -> Users -> Create

Creat Omv Permissions

The new user belongs to the user group by default, but users can also customize the user group according to their actual needs to differentiate their use.

Creat Omv Permissions with groups

The permissions of the shared folder set the new user’s access rights to the shared folder (please refer to the tutorial content of the shared folder)
Creat Omv Permissions with Shared Folders

Shared Folders

Storage - File Systems - Mounting Ext3/4 partitions (Mount)
OMV supports direct mounting of existing Ext3 or Ext4 partitions, if the currently connected hard disk does not have such partitions, the relevant disk management (partitioning or formatting) can be performed on the existing partitions of the hard disk

Mounted partitions are a prerequisite for new shared folders

Creat Omv Shared Folders

Storage -> Shared Folders -> Create

Creat Omv Shared Folders

Users can choose to create a new shared folder in the mounted partition and set the appropriate access rights (read/write)

Creat Omv Shared Folders Permissions

Plugins Management

System -> Update Management -> Updates

Omv System Upadtes

System updates are usually official system patches or updated contents of OMV, so it is recommended to operate this after initialization.

System -> Plugins

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, OMV is a Debian Linux-based network attached storage (NAS) solution for a home environment or small office, and its official plug-in library can meet most of the user’s daily application requirements.
Omv System plugins instal

Must install plug-in recommendation

- File manager: Filebrowser
- Netbook: Onedrive
- Image Manager: Photoprism
- Airport Push: Shairport
- OMV system partition sharing: sharerootfs (if the user wants to experience and use Zima’s emmc as a shared folder without an external hard drive)
- Virtual Machine Manager: Kvm
- SSH terminal browser: Wetty

Tips for use

Automatic logout time

Omv System Automatic logout time

In the process of daily use, most users will find that, only after a short time, they have to re-enter their login credentials. This is because the default automatic logout time of OMV is only 5 minutes. System - Workbench - Auto logout. Set the time a little longer to solve this problem.

Time Zone

Omv System Time Zone

Some users find that when they use data synchronization, they have set it to synchronize data every afternoon. Yet, it actually synchronizes data early in the morning. This is because users do not set their own time zone. To solve this, go to System - Date & Time - Time Zone

Reminders

Omv System  Reminder notice

The small bell in the upper right corner of the OMV desktop often pops up redundant notifications, which users often find annoying since they are irrelevant. The user simply needs to go to System - Notification - Notifications to turn off notifications that are not relevant to them.

Fixed IP address

Omv System Fixed IP address

For some users, because of the environmental factors of the LAN, the OMV address will always change. You can use Host (openmediavault.local/) to access the management page, but the actual application operation is still not very convenient. So, users should go to the Network -> Interface to modify the existing network interface IP from the default DHCP’s variable IP address to Static’s fixed IP address.SMB/CIFS
SMB service is one of the most basic NAS applications; first-time users of OMV will encounter the embarrassment of not being able to create SMB service correctly. In fact, users just need to follow the steps in this guide to complete the initialization of the three elements of the shared folder settings, the creation of SMB service can be easily fixed (the same as NFS service open).

SMB/CIFS

Omv System SMB/CIFS

SMB service is one of the most basic NAS applications, first time users of OMV will encounter the embarrassment of not being able to create SMB service correctly, in fact, users just need to follow the steps in this guide to complete the initialization of the three elements of the shared folder settings, the creation of SMB service can be easily fixed (the same as NFS service open).

OMV Advance Play

Community Plug-in Library

In addition to the official plug-ins that come with the system, OMV also has a large library of fan-built/maintained community plug-ins, the most important of which is full support for Docker.

a) Users can use the official plug-in Wetty [Services (Services) - Wetty] recommended in the previous article

Omv System Community Plugins

b) Open the web version of Wetty’s SSH browser and log in by entering the root account and password set during system installation.

c) Login and enter:wget -O - https://github.com/OpenMediaVault-Plugin-Developers/packages/raw/master/install | bash

Omv System Community Plugins

d) Once the community plug-in repository is installed, users can install Docker

Omv System Community Plugins

Docker与CasaOS

a) Login to Wetty's SSH with the root account password and enter.
wget -qO- https://get.icewhale.io/casaos.sh | bash

Omv System with-casaos

b) After the installation is completed, users must remember the CasaOS login address.

Omv System with-casaos

c) Enter CasaOS home page, and users can easily enjoy customized Docker application collection.

Omv System with-casaos

Summary

AAs a Debian Linux-based network attached storage (NAS) solution for a home environment or small office, OMV's system is small enough to help users meet their daily needs with its own plug-in library, plus a large Docker library and our user-tailored CasaOS, compared to other large NAS systems on the market such as Synology, QNAP and UNAS.

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