FreeNAS 11.0 is Now Here

After several FreeNAS Release Candidates, FreeNAS 11.0 was released today. This version brings new virtualization and object storage features to the World’s Most Popular Open Source Storage Operating System. FreeNAS 11.0 adds bhyve virtual machines to its popular SAN/NAS, jails, and plugins, letting you use host web-scale VMs on your FreeNAS box. It also gives users S3-compatible object storage services, which turns your FreeNAS box into an S3-compatible server, letting you avoid reliance on the cloud. For a quick summary of what’s new in FreeNAS 11.0, watch the video below.

FreeNAS 11.0 is based on FreeBSD 11-STABLE, which adds the latest drivers and performance improvements. Users will benefit from the overall systematic, architectural, and performance improvements. Testing indicates that the kernel of FreeNAS 11.0 is 20% faster than the kernel of FreeNAS 9.10.

FreeNAS 11.0 also introduces the beta version of a new administration GUI. The new GUI is based on the popular Angular framework and the FreeNAS team expects the GUI to be themeable and feature complete by 11.1. The new GUI follows the same flow as the existing GUI, but looks better. For now, the FreeNAS team has released it in beta form to get input from the FreeNAS community. The new GUI, as well as the classic GUI, are selectable from the login screen.

 

 

Also new in FreeNAS 11 is an Alert Service page which configures the system to send critical alerts from FreeNAS to other applications and services such as Slack, PagerDuty, AWS, Hipchat, InfluxDB, Mattermost, OpsGenie, and VictorOps. FreeNAS 11.0 has an improved Services menu that adds the ability to manage which services and applications are started at boot.

 

 

The FreeNAS community is large and vibrant. We invite you to join us on the FreeNAS forum and the #freenas IRC channel on Freenode. To download FreeNAS and sign-up for the FreeNAS Newsletter, visit freenas.org/download.

The FreeNAS Development Team

26 Comments

  1. Bostjan

    Is it possible to upgrade through GUI from 9.10.x to FreeNAS 11? Or does it require fresh install?

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  2. guille

    Hi! is there any issue if I do the update from Corral to 11?

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    • Joon Lee

      Thank you for your support!

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  3. Gelo

    Looks cool. I will install it on my esxi tomorrow.

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    • Joon Lee

      Have fun!

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  4. Michael Etienne

    Hi,

    Thus is a great news, but what if people like me using freenas corral? Since we don’t get update anymore. Is it safe to upgrade from Corral to freenas 11??

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  5. sntx

    Its great! Thank you and all community members!

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    • Joon Lee

      Thank you for your support!

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  6. darren

    oho….user interface rgt

    thanks guys…appreciate for the great efforts

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    • Joon Lee

      Thank you, Darren!

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  7. Ash Vince

    Now give those of us stuck on corral who upgraded when it was stable an upgrade path, no matter how different the configuration data is.

    The corral upgrade migrated our configuration automatically, so now find a way to go in the opposite direction.

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  8. Borja

    GUI looks beautiful, great job! What about support for docker containers?

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  9. Thejocker

    thanks for the upgrade!!

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    • Joon Lee

      Thanks for the support!

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  10. freenas

    How do i update from freenas 11.0 rc3 ?

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  11. Brad

    If running over 80% capacity, is the upgrade process straight forward? (10 to 11) From memory I think the upgrade from 9-10 was broken if over 80% of capacity was used.

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  12. Rusif

    perfectly!!! thanks

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    • Joon Lee

      You’re welcome!

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  13. Jon

    I’ve been a FreeNAS user for a little over 8 years, and after the issues I’ve had with Corral, I am happy to see a new stable release that addresses those concerns. I teach an IT course and one of the hands on labs the students have to complete is building a FreeNAS server from the ground up; this new stable is making my life much easier. Thanks again guys for the awesome work you do!

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    • Joon Lee

      Thank you for your support!

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  14. KDragon75

    I must be missing something. You mentioned a 20% performance improvement in the kernel but offer no further explanation of benchmarks. I looked at the “Testing” link and see the FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Release Notes page. Nowhere do I see any claims of 20% performance increase. I did see the change in pf packet hashing claiming a 3% pps gain but nothing further. I would love to learn more about your benchmarking methods so that we may verify and substantiate your claims.

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  15. Ryan

    The encryption facility used by FreeNAS is designed to protect against physical theft of the disks. It is not designed to protect against unauthorized software access. Ensure that only authorized users have access to the administrative GUI and that proper permissions are set on shares if sensitive data is stored on the system.

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    • Joon Lee

      Glad you’re enjoying it!

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    • Joon Lee

      Thanks for your support!

      Reply

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