Seuss own cloud in a box configuration

One of the experts put me on to turnkey own cloud appliance. Although I haven't successfully got it running in production I think it's A very effective product.  The only problem is The own cloud portion seems to not have the update . ButI really like having the webmen feature so that I could to explore the files and do all of the stuff like set up the raid for the storage
I started running into problems with the LDAP configuration and prompted me to do some looking around and I found the Suess configuration which has all the updates but doesn't really offer a GUI at least for the owncloud  appliance.
I'm having all sorts of problems with the network adapter after cloning it and
?  I have tried it with auto DHCP along with configuring is static which is my preference anyway. The static address shows the correct address when I do ifconfig -a but I still don't have access to the appliance and I have a firewall turned off. I do have access to the test drive.
Apache appears to be running.
Even if I get through this problem I wanted to do a virtual raid 10 configuration which I was able to do in the webmen. I also don't know how to check the Apache2 configuration.

So I guess there are two main guess:
Which version offers the most features that are easier to deal with and why would I not be able to access on cloud after deployment?
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Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
I am not a lInux guy, and have never thoroughly tested or used the deployment of ownCloud you are using, but I have a lot of experience with ownCloud itself and would like to try to help.

First, LDAP configuration takes place once inside the Admin section of ownCloud after the LDAP APP module is enabled. You can manually modify the config.php file but it is better, and easier, from within ownCloud to do this - much easier to input info in fields than it is to modify a file and hope you did not miss a comma somewhere, or something like that.

Let's start at the beginning (for my benefit):
1) Which platform are you running the appliance on? VMWare, Hyper-V, VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player etc?
2) Are you able to access Apache2 file structure?
3) ownCloud will require some config.php edits in order to have you access the site, although you should be able to reach the 'setup' landing page if all is installed properly. Do you see the screen asking you to input an admin User, specify the Database, or specify the Data folder location? If not, then your installation of ownCloud is not functioning properly.
4) Is this appliance located behind a NAT?  You may need to alter the NAT tables to gain access to your appliance if so.

Personally, I have tried a couple pre-made distributions and always seem to go back to a manual method of installing ownCloud and the Web Server. It only takes about 60-90 minutes to get it up and running and another couple of hours to Brand it. All of the issues you seem to have never appear with a manual install of the three components.
A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
Hi. Thank you in advance.
1) Which platform are you running the appliance on? VMWare, Hyper-V, VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player etc?
2)I was with the old version which was the turnkey with the webmin. With the suess its command line only but I think we may be able to figure it out.
3)... no I don't see that anymore. Again with the old version with webmin I was able t configure a bunch of that stufff. I had 250GB raid10 storage volume setup using mdadm  and I had LDAPP talking to my AD although it was issuing UUID for usernames
4 yes it is
I was hoping to have it as a standalone VM. I have been using OC for quite a while running on Server 2012 R2 vm but I was liking the idea of dedicating each VM for its own specific purpose.
Not sure how b"branding it" applies but it sounds interesting.
I had deleted the folder structure of OC to reset it again and again but something was going on (I dont remeber what... many many hours ago) but I decided to whipe the whole web root and could not get it back so I was switching to suess.
I have EC2 backup that I can restore and we  could work on that appliance right away if you have time.
A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
Man I got a big ness now! I'm stuck in a version thats far off from the latest and alll I get is warning. Backed up deleted the folders a except for data and config and replaced but get the same thing or a permission denied even after applyingapache 0777 to all of the owncloud folder
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Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
My experience, in this case, is with ownCloud specifically. The appliance distro you are using is unfamiliar to me and I have found using those pre-fab images can sometimes be more difficult than building from scratch. I wish I could help more with the appliance but until I install and use it, I cannot assist with that. Would you post a download link so that I can obtain what you are using and can play around with it?

However, if you continue to have difficulty with your setup and want assistance installing ownCloud on a straight Windows VM, I can help with that.

You may want to 'Request Attention' using the link at the top and perhaps a knowledgeable Linux person can assist.
A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
Thats ok. I will get it going and come back for your help with the branding and setup you mentioned earlier if thats okay.
A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
I just got in
Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
Awesome! Good job with that.

Have you gotten to the landing page for the User, DB, and Data folder setup? Or are you already logged in to the system?
Let me know where you are, access-wise, and we can start with the next steps.
A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
Ok I'm all set. I"m registered with my DC and I"m on version 8. I have my RAID10 setup for OC and  I'm ready to roll with the enhancements you mentioned.
Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
Hey, very very sorry for the delayed response - very unlike me but sometimes life gets in the way of other stuff.

The below link is to my article on the necessary files to alter to perform the first step of branding ownCloud. Branding is the term used for customizing the links, logos, colors etc to match your preferred look.
Branding ownCloud - Article on EE by Machienet

Please give it a quick review - it is more of a list of files and items to alter than an actual article, but what you need to know can be found there. If you find it to be helpful, please mark it as helpful. The files are the same for your Seuss installation and as long as you are in the 'ownCloud' root folder the paths should also be the same. I say should because unless the distribution you used has changed the folder structure for some reason then it will all match up. In the Article you will see comments as to what that line in the code will change and where to see that change, as well as the proper sizes of images to use.

In process is another Article on customizing the various icons within ownCloud. By icons I mean the upload, download, trash, shared, Apps (icons in the drop list) etc. This will also include how to alter the icons for each 3rd party App you install. Join my Group on ownCloud to share your ideas and successes as well as to keep up on any new Articles I write about ownCloud.
ownCloud Group on EE

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A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
I have the Owncloud appliance up and running for weeks but still having hard time implementing it. Needs a lot of work still. Thanks
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