RHEL SoftNAS Installation Steps

Recommended minimum system requirements

  • No. of vCPU – 4
  • Memory – 16 GB
  • Storage – 250 GB
  • Operating System – RHEL-8.6
For new installations, a fresh RHEL-8.6 OS is required for the RHEL SoftNAS Installer to successfully complete.

Steps to install SoftNAS on RHEL-8.6

  • Register your RHEL system with your RHEL subscription using command below:
Register RHEL system with RHEL subscription
subscription-manager register --username X --password X --auto-attach

Users will need to provide their RedHat username and password.

  • You need to be either logged into the root account or use the sudo command to install SoftNAS on RHEL.

  • On the Azure platform – RHEL system, run the following commands to resize the filesystem

Resizing Filesystem
sudo lvresize -r -L +15G /dev/mapper/rootvg-rootlv

sudo lvresize -r -L +2G /dev/mapper/rootvg-tmplv
If using AWS/VMware, you do not need to issue the "Resizing Filesystem" commands.

  • Now run the following commands on your RHEL system to run the installation script:

wget -O /tmp/installer_rhel.sh ${INSTALL_SCRIPT}

chmod +x /tmp/installer_rhel.sh

  • The above script should complete successfully, and the instance will be rebooted at the end of the script execution. After that you should be able to access SoftNAS over the browser using the instance IP address.

  • For testing purposes, in the case that the SoftNAS instance is going to be destroyed, then the RHEL subscription needs to be unregistered and removed using below commands:
subscription-manager remove --all

subscription-manager unregister

subscription-manager clean

Note / Warning

When installing SoftNAS using the RHEL installer on AWS or Azure, the password is not set by default. You will need to manually set up the password for your account in order to access the StorageCenter User Interface.

To set the password for your instance, you will need to access the command line interface of your SoftNAS instance as the root user account.

Use the following default login credentials:

Username: root
Password: Pass4W0rd

Once you're logged into the root account and have accessed the command line interface, issue the following command:

passwd softnas

Now that you've accessed the root user account for your instance, we encourage you to change your default login credentials - it's easy to do and explained here: Changing Default Passwords