- Aug 16, 2011
Nope. At least, they didn't when I downloaded the image. It's literally what I said above: a Debian installation with Docker added. It might have a truecommand image on it as the docs say, but if so, it wasn't current as of the time I installed the image. You have to start truecommand yourself (So ... these images don't do that?
docker run ...), and if you want it to start automatically on boot, you need to figure that out for yourself as well. And this is somehow supposed to be an improvement over the previous VM image.
Sounds good thanks, which one do I need for Freenas VM t?There are only 2 VM images for TrueCommand that iX officially recommends for people. If you are manually browsing the CDN, those 2 correspond to the "2020-05" images (VHDX and VMDK).
Those 2 images have everything setup for TrueCommand out-of-box. Autostart on boot, upgrades to latest version on boot (if you are connected to the internet - I think it has version 1.2.2 included for offline deployment), TC is listening on ports 80 and 443 from the VM IP, and there is even a "shortlist" of commands to manage the TC service in the VM that are shown once you login.
The official/tested images will always be linked to from within the http://portal.ixsystems.com website. I strongly recommend not manually trawling through the ftp sites, as there are typically old files or testing/temporary versions of files there as well.
HeyAs far as I know, FreeNAS/TrueNAS cannot import any VM images other than "raw" images. You might be able to convert one of the TC images to that format, but I don't really recommend it. Running your monitoring software as a VM on one of systems you are monitoring is just a bad idea. The moment anything goes wrong with the NAS, you also lose monitoring.
Though I haven't tried it myself, a desktop should do the trick e.g. Windows 10 Pro + Linux for Windows + Linux distro + Docker + TrueCommand would make an admirable FreeNAS/TrueNAS monitoring device.Yeh I see the point, but also as freenas user I don't have spare servers lying around just so I can fire off monitoring
Hey @Dariusz1989 , I'm certain there are users running TC on a VM in FreeNAS/TrueNAS, though I'm not sure if they're using a Windows VM. Have you tried a Linux-based VM? TC's ready-made VM is pretty much an Ubuntu/Docker wrapper. If you want a lightweight Linux VM, you could try some of the Docker-catered Linux distros such as RancherOS or Alpine. Those distros are lightweight and have Docker installed by default. From there it's just a matter of following the install instructions on iXsystem's Docker hub page.Hey
Yeh I see the point, but also as freenas user I don't have spare servers lying around just so I can fire off monitoring. It would be nice if ixsystems could provide freenas compatible vm for those of us that don't have large hardware stock/ IT experience to fight with running vm windows > docker > getting an error that cant run trueCommand in docker coz of lack of vm features from cpu that clearly runs in vm... anyway. I'll wait for freenas VM support.
On the VMware host no files in /data, but on my VirtualBox at work the version 1.3.2 has a ix_middleware.log file. It appears to be clean.The only thing in /data is a directory file ixdb?