Proxmox can't add internet SMB storage

hyperXL99

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Hello Guys,

I have Proxmox 7.1 installed, but I can't add any of my SMB storage.
The storage in this case is provided by the hosting provider over the internet, and I have the feeling that Proxmox won't look up WAN addresses?
I have tried adding a NFS and another SMB storage before, (definitely reachable from the internet!) but it never worked.

Is there some way to let Proxmox search for storage outside the local network aswell?
 

leesteken

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I have Proxmox 7.1 installed, but I can't add any of my SMB storage.
The storage in this case is provided by the hosting provider over the internet, and I have the feeling that Proxmox won't look up WAN addresses?
It normally should work fine, if the gateway, DNS and routes are configured correctly. Proxmox can get Proxmox VE and Debian updates from the internet unless your configuration is broken. What are the outputs of apt update, cat /etc/network/interface, ip a and ip r? What is the local subnet used by your router (to connect to the internet)?
Is there some way to let Proxmox search for storage outside the local network aswell?
It does not search, you need to configure the storage (correctly) instead. And it is not limited to the local network unless something is not setup correctly.

PS: Since you have not updated your Proxmox VE to the latest 7.2, I assume your network setup is incorrect.

EDIT: Turns out that I was completely wrong about the situation and have no clue about what could be causing this issue.
 
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hyperXL99

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Hi, thanks for the response!

It normally should work fine, if the gateway, DNS and routes are configured correctly.
Internet works fine...
Code:
root@pve /home/Username # ping www.google.com
PING www.google.com (142.250.185.100) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from fra16s49-in-f4.1e100.net (142.250.185.100): icmp_seq=1 ttl=119 time=3.28 ms
64 bytes from fra16s49-in-f4.1e100.net (142.250.185.100): icmp_seq=2 ttl=119 time=3.26 ms
64 bytes from fra16s49-in-f4.1e100.net (142.250.185.100): icmp_seq=3 ttl=119 time=3.28 ms
What are the outputs of apt update, cat /etc/network/interface, ip a and ip r?
Code:
root@pve /home/Username # apt update
Hit:1 http://mirror.hetzner.com/debian/packages bullseye InRelease                                                                                     
Hit:2 http://mirror.hetzner.com/debian/packages bullseye-updates InRelease                                                                             
Hit:3 http://mirror.hetzner.com/debian/packages bullseye-backports InRelease                                                                           
Hit:4 http://mirror.hetzner.com/debian/security bullseye-security InRelease                                                                            
Hit:5 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye InRelease                                                                            
Hit:6 http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security InRelease                                                     
Hit:7 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates InRelease                                              
Hit:8 http://download.proxmox.com/debian/ceph-pacific bullseye InRelease                                   
Hit:9 http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve bullseye InRelease                      
Hit:10 https://packagecloud.io/ookla/speedtest-cli/debian bullseye InRelease
Reading package lists... Done                   
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
138 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface lo inet6 loopback

iface enp9s0 inet manual

auto vmbr0
iface vmbr0 inet static
        address 136.156.201.103/27
        gateway 136.156.201.122
        bridge-ports enp9s0
        bridge-stp off
        bridge-fd 1
        pointtopoint 136.156.201.122
        bridge_hello 2
        bridge_maxage 12

auto vmbr100
iface vmbr100 inet static
        address 10.20.0.0/16
        bridge-ports none
        bridge-stp off
        bridge-fd 0

auto vmbr101
iface vmbr101 inet static
        address 10.22.0.0/16
        bridge-ports none
        bridge-stp off
        bridge-fd 0
#Qradar Flow

auto vmbr102
iface vmbr102 inet static
        address 10.23.0.0/16
        bridge-ports none
        bridge-stp off
        bridge-fd 0
#SSLProxy Bridge
 
ip a:

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp9s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast master vmbr0 state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether a8:a1:59:94:18:65 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: vmbr0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether a8:a1:59:94:18:65 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 136.156.201.103/27 scope global vmbr0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::aaa1:59ff:fe94:1865/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
4: vmbr100: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether ea:cb:79:fa:25:43 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 10.20.0.0/16 scope global vmbr100
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::e8cb:79ff:fefa:2543/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
297: tap121i0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,PROMISC,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast master fwbr121i0 state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether b2:36:ac:cb:69:8a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
298: fwbr121i0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 4a:6f:e9:85:ac:ae brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
299: fwpr121p0@fwln121i0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue master vmbr100 state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 8e:97:3c:96:d0:cc brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
300: fwln121i0@fwpr121p0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue master fwbr121i0 state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 9e:a1:82:77:0c:b0 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
301: tap100i0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,PROMISC,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast master fwbr100i0 state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 92:4d:93:08:c9:6b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
302: fwbr100i0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether ae:ed:41:05:16:3a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[...]   
(these numbers go on for a while, I dont think listing all of them is necessary...)

ip r:

10.20.0.0/16 dev vmbr100 proto kernel scope link src 10.20.0.0
10.22.0.0/16 dev vmbr101 proto kernel scope link src 10.22.0.0
10.23.0.0/16 dev vmbr102 proto kernel scope link src 10.23.0.0
136.156.201.121/27 dev vmbr0 proto kernel scope link src 136.156.201.103

What is the local subnet used by your router (to connect to the internet)?
I don't use an extra router (that is in my control), connecting Proxmox to the internet. I just use the WAN IPv4 interface my cloud provider gave me.

Since you have not updated your Proxmox VE to the latest 7.2, I assume your network setup is incorrect.
I did not see any bugfixes in the release-notes from 7.1-11to 7.2 indicating a fix of SMB/NFS shares, so I don't really see how an update (which completely broke things for me already in the past so I have to backup the whole system first, have downtime etc.) would help my problem.
 

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