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10Gbe NAS Home Lab: Part 8 Interconnecting MikroTik Switches

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It’s been a long wait for Part 8 but I was able to release it today! If you are interested on how to network performance test your storage environment this session might help. The purpose of this session is to show how to interconnect two MikroTik switches and ensure their performance is optimal when compared to a single switch. The two NAS devices in this session have different physical capabilities and by no means is this a comparison of their performance. The results are merely data points. Users should work with their vendor of choice to ensure best performance and optimization.

Quick NAS Topics: Serial USB Server with the LOCKERSTOR 10

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In this Quick NAS Topic video I go over how to install VirutalHere USB Server on the LOCKERSTOR 10 and its client on my Windows 10 PC. This enables the client to establish a link to the a USB NULL Model Cable which is connected directly into the NAS.  Once established I’m able to use putty to create a serial SSH connection.

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10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 7: Network testing with iperf3 on containers

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In Part 7 I go over how I used iperf3 to test between my different NAS devices and Windows PCs. Each NAS device are running Docker and had a ubuntu container with iperf3 installed. If you want more information on how I setup the container check out my other post here. 

 

 

Quick NAS Topics: Create your own iperf3 Docker Container

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In this Quick NAS Topic video and the steps further below, I use docker to create a ubuntu container with Linux tools and iperf3.

This video is a supplement for the 10Gbe Home NAS Lab Part 7. In Part 7 I show how to use these containers to network performance test the 3 NAS devices I have.  

Notes:

Docker Ubuntu/iperf3 Basic Steps:  Items in-between [ ] and the brackets should be removed

  • On the NAS:
    • Ensure devices can access the inet OR not covered in this blog, you’ll need to manually import and export images, etc. 
    • Ensure Docker-ce and if needed Shell-in-a-box and portainer are installed and basic configuration is done.  The Synology didn’t need shell in a box or portainter
    • Test Docker Install
      • docker -v << Shows the version
      • docker images << Show the images that are available
      • docker ps  << Shows the running containers
    • Elevate local privileges to run docker commands
      • It may be necessary to use ‘sudo’ in front of docker commands to get them to execute, followed by the admin/root password.  Example:  sudo docker ps
    • Download and run Ubuntu
      • docker pull ubuntu   << Image is located here https://hub.docker.com/_/ubuntu
      • docker run -it ubuntu bash  << Creates an instance of this image for us to modify and opens up the terminal
    • Update the Ubuntu running container
      • apt-get -y update
      • apt-get install iproute2
      • apt-get install net-tools
      • apt-get install iputils
      • apt-get install iputils-ping
      • apt-get install -y iperf3
      • Test with ping and iperf3 -v
      • Do not exit
    • Commit and push the new image
      • docker ps -l  << Check for the latest running container, and note the Container ID of the container that was just updated with these steps
      • docker commit  [Container ID]  [repository name]/[insert-container-name] 
      • docker images  << will validate that the image is now there
      • docker push [repository name]/[Container you want to push] 
  • Testing Steps
    • Check basic ping between all devices
    • Put one device in server mode iperf3 -s
    • On the other device start the test iperf3 -c [Target IP]

Quick NAS Topics: Expanding the Capacity of your NAS with the DRIVESTOR 2 Pro

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During this video I demonstrate the steps to expand the asustor DRIVESTOR 2 Pro running on ADM Ver. 4.0.0.RKV2. The initial volume is RAID1 500GB and I expand it into a RAID1 3TB volume. Though this video doesn’t cover backing up your data, users should ensure a proper backup is completed prior to doing these steps.

** Products / Links Seen in this Video **

Further Instructions can be found here:

https://www.asustor.com/online/College_topic?topic=352#raid21

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO:

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72 and https://www.asustor.com/datasheet?p_id=72 Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

Quick NAS Topics: One Touch Backup with the LOCKERSTOR 10

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In this quick video I go through the basics of setting up the One Touch Backup with the LOCKERSTOR 10 on ADM 3.5.x.

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 5 Initial Setup DRIVESTOR 2 Pro and LOCKERSTOR 10

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In this super long video I review over some of the basic key features with the DRIVESTOR 2 Pro (AS3302T) and LOCKERSTOR 10 (AS6510T). From there I demonstrate the initial setup of both NAS devices. Finally, I install Asustor Control Center and review the VMware HCL around Asustor products.

** Products / Links Seen in this Video **

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72 and https://www.asustor.com/datasheet?p_id=72

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

LOCKERSTOR10

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=64 and https://www.asustor.com/datasheet?p_id=64

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Lockerstor-Enterprise-Attached-Quad-Core/dp/B07Y2BJWLT/

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 4: asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10 Teardown

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In part 4 of this series I tear down the asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10. These are demo non-warranty units which allow me to tear them down. I highly recommend you work with asustor prior to any disassembly and warranty information.

** Products Seen in this Video **

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

LOCKERSTOR10

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=64

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Lockerstor-Enterprise-Attached-Quad-Core/dp/B07Y2BJWLT/

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 3: asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10 Unboxing

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In part 3 of this series asustor joins the 10Gbe NAS Home Lab build! In this video I take a first look and unbox the asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10. I also go over some of their features.

** Products Seen in this Video **

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

LOCKERSTOR10

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=64

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Lockerstor-Enterprise-Attached-Quad-Core/dp/B07Y2BJWLT/