FreeNAS 8.2 Released!

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The FreeNAS development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of FreeNAS 8.2.0-RELEASE.

FreeNAS 8.2.0-RELEASE is the first release on new branch of code that incorporates tighter integration between the ZFS command line and the FreeNAS GUI. This release also features the ability to run arbitrary services and interact with them through the FreeNAS GUI in a FreeBSD jail. This jail allows a wide range of third party software to be run on top of FreeNAS, using the PBI format from PC-BSD or FreeBSD packages or ports, as well as official FreeNAS plugins.

Additional features include:

  • Support for iSCSI target reload.
  • GUI support for SAS and FC multipath hardware.
  • Webshell accessible from the FreeNAS web interface.
  • ZFS scrubs are configurable from the GUI.
  • A newer web toolkit is used in the GUI, enabling use of mobile browsers.
  • An autotuning script tunes ZFS for the hardware it’s running on.

Getting FreeNAS:

For 64 bit capable hardware

The FreeNAS images are at:
The plugins and plugin jail are available at:

For 32 bit hardware

The FreeNAS images are at:
The plugins and plugin jail are available at:

Documentation: has been updated with the finished 8.2.0 documentation, A PDF/HTML version will be available Tuesday July 24th.

Release Notes:

Press Release

FreeNAS 8.2.0-RC1 Available

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The development team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeNAS 8.2.0-RC1. Be sure to read the Release Notes in the download directory for your architecture, especially if you are upgrading from a previous version.

Barring any major bugs in this release candidate, RELEASE should be just around the corner. If you find any bugs, be sure to report them so that they can be fixed in time for RELEASE. 8.3 is expected to be released shortly after 8.2-RELEASE, bringing along all of the ZFS v28 goodness. So it looks like July will be a busy month for FreeNAS users.

The docs are mostly up-to-date with RC1 and will improve next week, especially the section on Plugins. We’re aiming to publish the 8.2 Users Guide a day or so after 8.2 is released.

FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA4 Available

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It’s been nearly a month between betas and there have been several hundred commits in between. The development team is pleased to announce that FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA4 is available for immediate download.

There has been a complete refactoring of the plugin networking stack, to allow greater flexibility and functionality. We’ve added the ability to upgrade plugins, as well as the plugin jail itself. There have been numerous bug fixes and improvements over previous beta releases.

The documentation for plugins is mostly caught up for BETA4 and will improve over the next week or so.


The GUI upgrade format changed in 8.2.0-BETA3 from xz to txz. If you are attempting to do a GUI upgrade to 8.2.0-BETA4 from 8.2.0-BETA3, use the .txz version of the GUI_Upgrade
file. If you are upgrading from any other previous version, use the .xz file.

If you find a bug, please create a support ticket using these instructions.