FreeNAS at Texas LinuxFest

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We’ll be giving out FreeNAS 8.2-RELEASE CDs, brochures, and cool swag at the FreeBSD booth during Texas LinuxFest. The booth is #37 in the Red Oak Ballroom of the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio. The expo is open on Saturday, August 4 from 10–6. Registration is required for this event and costs $20 or $50.

Dru Lavigne will give a presentation on FreeNAS 8.3 at 11:20.

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.