- Before you begin:
- Check if your hardware is supported on the system :doc:`requirements page </prerequisites>`.
- Download an installation image file for your system. |omv| provides ISO installers for x86 architecture and several preconfigured images for ARM devices.
- Disconnect all harddisks except the future system drive. This way you avoid an accidental install on a storage drive (which will be configured after installation anyway).
- Installation variants:
Choose your installation variant and follow the instructions.
- :doc:`Dedicated drive </installation/via_iso>` - Advised method via ISO image. This runs OMV from its own drive.
- :doc:`USB flash drive </installation/on_usb>` - This runs |omv| from a USB flash drive.
- :doc:`Debian Operating System </installation/on_debian>` - This runs |omv| as a services on top of a Debian OS.
- Debian Operating System via deboostrap. Use this as a last resource in case the installer does not recognize a specific essential hardware component like hard disk (NVME) or a network card that needs a higher kernel (backport).
- :doc:`SD card </installation/via_image>` - This runs |omv| from a SD card.
- First time use:
If you have a screen attached, KVM or IMPI console the login screen will display the current IP address assigned for the |webui|. Open your browser and type that IP address. The default |webui| login credential is
rootpassword is the one you setup during installation.
For ARM images the root password is the same as admin password.