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Old 02-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Need GUI for configure mdadm / lvm


Hi guys,

My home storage system is here: 2 servers twin quad core xeons with twin lsi cards and a 24-bay sata jbod. So before I walk the hardware raid road I want to give linux raid a fair chance. Problem is I know no command line and need badly a gui to configure the arrays/volumes. I have spent a few days installing CentOS 6,2 where they wiped out most of the admin gui:s!? Ubuntu server was kind of sad too with no gui whatsoever for disk-jobs. I rolled Centos back to 5,7 and tomorrow I'll know if I have better luck.

Are there any gui-apps for handling raid and lvm's in any of these graphical systems ?

Appreciate any help,
Dan
 
Old 02-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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If you do a install of CentOS 6.2 you can select the various packages like a Window Manager.

you need this package

yum install system-config-lvm

this is a graphical tool for lvm

I would go back to CentOS 6.2 as it is a lot fresher with a ton more packages available, and setup the EPEL repo as well.

Lastly, for ease of use you can install a package called 'yumex' a graphical tool which will show ALL available packages/installed ect...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-list-926647/

the link above has more info on packages that will help you out...

Last edited by rhbegin; 02-17-2012 at 07:31 PM. Reason: forgot about yumex
 
Old 02-17-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Why would you not want to use (real) hardware RAID ?. Slap LVM on top of that works mighty fine (even though I'm not a fan of LVM).
(I can understand wanting to avoid the lame on-board fake-RAID.)

Both SLES and RHEL offer GUI frontends. I agree Latest CentOS would be the way to go for a free solution.
 
Old 02-18-2012, 07:50 AM   #4
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Thanks, now a Samba gui and mdadm question

Thanks, the lvm install went fine and it shows in the CentOS menu.
Could you instruct me how to install the Samba Server Config Package for CentOS 6,2 and also the Raid Mdadm Functionality via a package with gui. This would complete my initial test requirements.

Thanks a lot!

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Originally Posted by rhbegin View Post
If you do a install of CentOS 6.2 you can select the various packages like a Window Manager.

you need this package

yum install system-config-lvm

this is a graphical tool for lvm

I would go back to CentOS 6.2 as it is a lot fresher with a ton more packages available, and setup the EPEL repo as well.

Lastly, for ease of use you can install a package called 'yumex' a graphical tool which will show ALL available packages/installed ect...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-list-926647/

the link above has more info on packages that will help you out...
 
Old 02-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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I do not think there is a graphical tool for samba, I have setup samba via command line and it is not too complex.

for samba install:

yum install samba

*note there are other packages for samba as well, like domainjoin-gui ect... (never used them only command-line)

These services will need ipchains rules in netfilter for them to allow communications as well.

I also have setup mdadm via command line as well.

You can open up a new thread on there individual topics for assistance.

(opening up a new thread is following the policy of the forum)

Last edited by rhbegin; 02-18-2012 at 06:34 PM. Reason: will need separate threads for configs on services
 
Old 04-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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Check out the distro 'ClearOS' -formerly clarkconnect- . It's based on CentoS ,but their main goal are gui users. It's supposed to do a lot (samba server,shares,proxy,firewalling,and much much more). It's got a free community version ,but also a payable enterprise version with proper support.

Kind regards,

Koen
 
  


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