OpenZFS Initiative

Written by Annie Zhang on .

FreeNAS is proud to announce our support and involvement with the OpenZFS Initiative. OpenZFS is the spiritual open source successor to the ZFS project. This formalized coalition of developers, users, and companies dedicated to the open use and improvement of ZFS will allow everyone to stay on the same page so there is no fragmentation.

The OpenZFS community was founded by members from the FreeBSD, Linux, illumos, and Mac OS X communities and includes one of the original authors of ZFS, Matt Ahrens.

The community aims to raise awareness of OpenZFS, encourage open communication on what improvements should be made, and ensure the performance and reliability of OpenZFS across platforms.

Plex on FreeNAS

Written by James T. Nixon III on .

“Hey man, check out this totally flippin’ sweet app!” said friend and co-worker, Peter, while sitting in the iX lounge sometime last summer. He had his Plex server running on his Macbook Pro and was controlling it, and viewing movies, from his iPhone. It was impressive, but my first question was: “Does it run on FreeBSD”? He snickered and ran away.

Fast forward one year later: “Bro, seriously, come check this out!”, I said to Peter while walking out of the break room, coffee mug filled to the brim. We walked to the lounge while he waited for drivers for the-operating-system-that-shall-not-be-named to finish installing. I stayed late the previous night configuring the newest plugin for FreeNAS: Plex Media Server, so I was pretty excited to show it off.

FreeNAS 9.1.1-RELEASE

Written by James T. Nixon III on .

The FreeNAS development team is delighted to announce the general release of FreeNAS 9.1.1. This release offers small, but significant, improvements to FreeNAS 9.1.0!

A number of cosmetic issues, UI tracebacks and outright bugs (such as 32 bit plugins not working) have been addressed since 9.1 was released. A few features that were known to be broken, such as AIO in Samba3 or IPv6 in plugin jails, were also disabled to avoid people shooting their feet off.

Finally, a number of important ZFS stability fixes were also picked up from the TrueOS repo during the creation of 9.1.1-RELEASE.

Thank you for all your participation and assistance during the 9.1.1 BETA and Release Candidate process. This release benefited significantly from your suggestions and bug reports!

For a list of all bugs closed between FreeNAS 9.1.0 and FreeNAS 9.1.1, please see http://bit.ly/16cANlo

FreeNAS 9.1.1-RELEASE can be downloaded from http://www.freenas.org/download.html as well as from CDN and SourceForge.

Enjoy!
Your Friendly FreeNAS Development Team