When this tutorial is being written, the updated OpenMediaVault 3.0.79 is available. The installation steps on OpenmediaVault 3.0.74 is the same as the new version. I will try to guide you how to install OpenMediaVault 3.0.74 on your server or virtual machine. I am using Virtualbox to install my OMV server. As you know, OpenMediaVault is a Debian based Linux distribution for Network Attached Storage. It has all features you need to power up your network with popular services such as SMB/CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, and many more.
OMV comes with a handy web administration tool. We can manage the server from a web browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.
Steps to install OpenMediaVault
Step 1. Download ISO
Step 2. Boot your server using ISO
Now its time to boot up the server or virtual machine with the ISO you’ve downloaded from the previous step. You may create a Live installation USB disk using Rufus if you are using Windows.
Step 3. Select Installation Language
On the first boot screen, you will need to select preferred installation language
Step 4. Select your location
Step 5. Select Locale
Step 6. Select keyboard layout
Step 8. Enter domain name
Step 9. Setup password for root
Step 10. Configure clock/time zone
Step 11. Installing OpenMediaVault
The install process will take place. Please note that the installer will use the entire hard disk for OpenMediaVault installation.
Step 12. Select Mirror
Step 13. Install GRUB
Wait until the installation is completed. Once finished, you need to reboot to the new system we installed.
OpenMediaVault Web Administration
Upon reboot the OpenMediaVault should be ready. You will see the IP address to access the web admin as follow
Now you can log in by typing the IP address of the OMV server on your web browser. Use admin as the user and openmediavault as the default password.