We sat down with Josh and Matt from iXsystems while at the show. Matt and Josh unloaded a lot of information about FreeNAS and where the project is headed. It sounds like the big push for the second half of this year revolves around making the product more user friendly. A new wizard system should tame the complicated but powerful storage specific operating system.
The FreeNAS developers also also pitched us TrueNAS, not that it was difficult to make us listen. iXsystems will soon offer TrueNAS in an all flash array, something we’re excited about. The current builds of TrueNAS use hybrid storage pools with flash acceleration.
The developers of FreeNAS have released version 188.8.131.52.
Well, we said 184.108.40.206 would be the last in the 9.2.1.x series, but CVE-2014-3560 (a possible remote Samba exploit) forced us to change those plans. Come and get it from here, as usual!
While we were at it, we also added a few small performance improvements and brought over a small feature from 9.3, namely the ability to do replication on a direct link without encryption, potentially speeding up replication anywhere from 3-4X (especially over 10GbE). This is generally most useful when doing initial replication to a backup box, while they are co-located together, after which normal encryption can be used in sending the deltas.
Appended are the release notes for 220.127.116.11. We encourage all existing 9.2.1.x users to upgrade. Thanks!
Download the ISO/image file here: http://download.freenas.org/18.104.22.168/RELEASE/
Check out the official announcement with the list of changes here: http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-7-is-now-available.22601/
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore walk us through the graphical utilities of PC-BSD. Click play below to tune in:
Check out the official page here: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_08_06-the_pcbsd_tour
Changes and fix between 4.0-BETA3 and 4.0-RC1 include:
- Xconfig from 3.5 was added back to system
- A script is added to do configuration on the first boot of the new intallation
- fix software dependency
A special thanks to those who had reported any issues.
Where to download:
The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:
Check out the official announcement here: http://ghostbsd.org/4.0-rc1
This short tutorial by the FreeNAS team will show you how to upgrade any version of FreeNAS 9.2.x to the latest version.
Check out more video tutorials from the FreeNAS channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeNASTeam
The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the third BETA build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures. This is expected to be the final BETA build of the 4.0-RELEASE cycle.
This release includes some bug fixes as well as new and updated packages. This release also includes the changes from direction GhostBSD is taking, Three workstation that is build a top of MATE desktop Classic, Purity, Element. We hope that you will enjoy this change!
You can find the downloads here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-4.0
Check out the official announcement here: http://ghostbsd.org/4.0-beta3
All bugs fixed in FreeNAS 22.214.171.124-RELEASE can be found here: https://bugs.freenas.org/projects/freenas/issues?query_id=78
The major items of interest are mentioned in the ReleaseNotes here: http://download.freenas.org/126.96.36.199/RELEASE/ReleaseNotes
These items include:
- Samba is updated to 4.1.9
- Netatalk is updated to 3.1.2
- Several fixes related to the System Dataset
- A new VirtualBox jail template
- Several fixes related to ZFS replication
- A new mpr driver, officially sanctioned by LSI, for the LSI 12 Gbps SAS HBA
- An experimental in-kernel iSCSI target
- A .usb file which can be imaged to a USB key. This can be used for installing FreeNAS from a USB key.
- various iSCSI fixes
- scponly shell has been fixed
- SMB2 protocol is the default for CIFS shares
- VirtualBox template updated to 4.3.12
- Security fixes in file(1) and libmagic(3), and gss_pseudo_random interoperability issue. CVE-2013-7345, CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270, [EN-14:08]
The following bugs were fixed since 188.8.131.52-RC2:
- performance improvements of ZFS ZVOLS when used over ISCSI with VMWare ESX
- UI fixes for jails
- other fixes
Download the ISO / image from here: http://download.freenas.org/184.108.40.206/RELEASE/ReleaseNotes
Check out the official announcement here: http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-6-release-is-now-available.21958/
Packages also had their own independent fixes and need updating. During the firmware update process the packages will be reinstalled properly. Otherwise, uninstall and then reinstall packages to ensure that the latest version of the binaries is in use.
Head on over to the download page to get the ISO/upgrade file: https://www.pfsense.org/download/
Check out the official post here: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1377