I’ve been slowly building up my home network over the past few months thanks to all the information and sharing from this community.
At this point my network looks like:
Telco => pfSense (running DHCP) => Aruba S1500
Connected to the S1500 I have an Unraid server, Plex server running Ubuntu, 3 IAP-207s and various clients (desktop, media players, etc.).
The Aruba S1500 was factory reset when I received and I did some basic configuration to setup the management interface. Other than VLAN1 there are no additional VLANs or other segmentation going on. Everything sits on a 192.168.10.0/24 network.
Since I’ve installed the S1500 I’ve noticed some issues:
- My Unraid server stopped getting a static DHCP address from pfSense. It was getting a 169.254.X.X address. I did not see any entries in the pfSense DHCP log.
- The NFS shares to Unraid stopped mounting on my Plex server. I traced this back to NetworkManager-wait-online.service failing during boot and the server tried to mount the shares before the network was ready. I saw the DHCP request in the pfSense DHCP log.
While troubleshooting I did the following:
- Set a static IP address directly on my Unraid server. Worked perfectly.
- Manually mounted the NFS shares on my Plex server after boot. Worked perfectly.
- Reconnected pfSense, Unraid and Plex servers back to a dumb switch. All network issues were resolved - e.g. Unraid got its static DHCP IP & Plex server booted with no errors; NFS shares mounted as expected.
- Disconnected all devices from the S1500 except pfSense and Unraid. Unraid did not get its static DHCP IP address. e.g. it got a 169.254.X.X address.
It seems like the S1500 is causing some sort of issue with the DHCP server running on pfSense. I am wondering what I need to try next?