FreeNAS 9.3-RELEASE is now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThe developers of FreeNAS have made available the long awaited 9.3 RELEASE. This version features numerous updates ranging from security patches to new features. Some of the changes are listed:

  • New simplified UI
  • New update manager
  • New configuration wizard
  • Boot from ZFS device
  • Support for WebDAV
  • And much, much more

FreeNAS 9.3 - System Info

Full release notes: http://download.freenas.org/9.3/RELEASE/ReleaseNotes

Download the ISO/image: http://www.freenas.org/download/


In addition, FreeNAS Team released these tutorials to get you started on installing and upgrading to FreeNAS 9.3.

For more helpful tutorials, check out their channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeNASTeam

FreeNAS 9.2.1.9 now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThis should, knock on wood, be the very last release on the 9.2.1-BRANCH and also the last 32 bit version of FreeNAS, so if you’ve got some older hardware you just have to keep using, this is the release to run!

Please see https://bugs.freenas.org/projects/freenas/issues?query_id=104 for all bugs addressed in this release, though the list is very short:

  • Fix a bug preventing Directory Server mode from working.
  • Fix a memory leak in ZFS that is triggered by having a compressed dataset and an L2ARC device.
  • Preserve the Samba SID across reboots and upgrades.
  • Fix two problems in the config file generator for CTL:
    1. Unbreak device extents when using physical devices or multi path devices.
    2. Unbreak the case when target auth or discover auth is set to Auto.
  • Fix a priviledge escalation issue.
  • Save debug now includes the output of zpool history.

Download the ISO/image here: http://www.freenas.org/download/

Full announcement: https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-9-is-now-available.24899

FreeNAS 9.3 BETA is now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThis FreeNAS update is a significant evolutionary step from previous FreeNAS releases.  It features a simplified and reorganized Web User Interface, support for Windows 2012 clustering, better integration with VMWare, a new and more secure update system with roll-back functionality, and hundreds of other technology enhancements. To encourage use of this BETA, we are also committed to making sure that every FreeNAS 9.3 BETA install will be able to upgrade to FreeNAS 9.3 RELEASE seamlessly!

A key feature of the FreeNAS 9.3 BETA release is its revamped user interface. It has been redesigned to place only the most common configuration options first in ‘Standard’ menus, moving the more esoteric options to ‘Advanced’ options, and this design pattern as has been used throughout the UI so everything is essentially more streamlined and less cluttered for novice users who essentially just want to use the defaults.

Read more from Jordan Hubbard here: https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-3-beta-has-been-released.24612/

Download the BETA here: http://www.freenas.org/download/

Watch FreeNAS State of the Union with Jordan Hubbard below:

How to Install Owncloud in a FreeNAS jail

FreeNAS community member DrKK created a tutorial on how to install Owncloud in FreeNAS. Click play below to learn:

This is an oft-requested tutorial from the FreeNAS community. We go through, stream of consciousness style, from a bare FreeNAS, and fully install and configure a working OwnCloud server. I also show the installation and setup of the client software in Windows. It is a long video–around 40 minutes–but I think is worth the investment of time. Those just wanting to learn how to install OwnCloud in FreeBSD itself, or lighttpd in FreeBSD itself, may also find the video useful.

BSDNow.TV Episode 58: Behind the Masq

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Matt Ranney and George Kola regarding FreeBSD usage at Voxer, and how to help more companies make the switch. In addition, they also show us how to filter website ads at the gateway level, using DNSMasq. Click play below to tune in:

Check out the official page here: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_10_08-behind_the_masq

FreeNAS 9.2.1.8 is now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThe developers of FreeNAS have made available version 9.2.1.8.

Time for another FreeNAS release! This one fixes a number of issues in 9.2.1.7 as well as addressing the “shellshock” security vulnerability in bash (to which FreeNAS is not generally vulnerable as bash is not the system shell, but it was still worth fixing).

The list of bugs fixed in 9.2.1.8-RELEASE can be found here. The release notes for 9.2.1.8:

Check out the official announcement here: http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-8-release-is-now-available.23773