Should I change my server name?

    • OMV 4.x
    • Should I change my server name?

      Hi,

      I've set up my OMV (third time's the charm!) and am following TDL's video and referring to the docs pages, but I have a few variations that make me wonder whether I should change some things.

      In particular, I have a static I.P. address, with a domain name pointing to it.

      I had to do a net install of Debian, because of my hardware's UEFI setup, and put my domain name in during the installation. I also gave my server a hostname. Should I change the hostname in OMV General Settings to agree with that? Also, should I put my domain name in the same page? (Home/system/network)

      Additionally, I'd like to make a local static I.P. address, as the docs say that is best. If I set the static address in Home/system/network/interfaces, do I need to also make the IP address a reserved client on my router?
    • Danceswithcats wrote:

      I also gave my server a hostname. Should I change the hostname in OMV General Settings to agree with that?
      Personally I have no experience which such a setup. But in general a host can have only one name in the network (in a standard configuration). So I would recommend to use the same name in the OMV settings.

      Danceswithcats wrote:

      If I set the static address in Home/system/network/interfaces, do I need to also make the IP address a reserved client on my router?
      Routers have usually different address ranges for static IP and DHCP IP addresses. These ranges can be configured in the router settings. The IP address choosen for OMV must be in the address range reserved for static IPs.

      But most modern routers have the availability to reserve always the same IP address also for DHCP clients. In this case you can configure OMV for DHCP but gets always the same IP address nevertheless.
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    • I set the host name in OMV to nas# and domain to local. And no static ip.
      I set the host name in the router to nas# and reserved a static lease for 192.1.168.10# using the mac-adress of the NAS network card. The router runs dnsmasq.
      I set the name of the main OMV shared folder to nas#.

      So I can access the share nas1 on nas0.
      And I can access the OMV GUI for nas0 at "http://nas0" (but not just nas0 (Firefox))
      I can ssh nas0
      I can ping nas0
      I can access nas0:8096 for emby on nas0 (Firefox)

      And the same for nas1-nas4

      The domain local is not needed/used in this setup, it seems. But shown in the GUI.

      Everything is only on the LAN.
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