iXsystems’ TrueNAS Unified Storage Appliances will continue to leverage Fusion ioMemory technology for powerful, high-performance storage solutions.
From the press release: iXsystems Renews Collaboration Agreement with Fusion-io
HOWTO 1: FreeBSD ZFS Madness
Some time ago I found a good, reliable way of using and installing FreeBSD and described it in my Modern FreeBSD Install HOWTO. Now, more then a year later I come back with my experiences about that setup and a proposal of newer and probably better way of doing it: HOWTO: FreeBSD ZFS Madness.
HOWTO 2: FreeNAS 8.0.3-p1 RELEASE MultiMedia with Serviio 0.6.1 pre-installed
As promised here is a build of FreeNAS 8.0.3 Release-p1 with the latest release of Serviio 0.6.1 integrated. This means NO JAIL IS NEEDED. You will still need to configure some settings from the command line: FreeNAS 8.0.3-p1 RELEASE MultiMedia with Serviio 0.6.1 pre-installed.
Jared Barneck has recently added 3 very easy to follow, step-by-step tutorials:
- How to install FreeBSD 9?
- How to build and install a custom kernel on FreeBSD?
- Installing VMWare Tools on FreeBSD 9
- Building a FreeBSD kernel for debugging
Changes since 8.0.4-RELEASE-p1:
Samba has been upgraded to 3.6.5 to address CVE-2012-2011 which is a critical vulnerability. All FreeNAS users who are using CIFS are urged to upgrade.
All installation and upgrade images can be downloaded from here.
If you download from BETA2 work there shouldn’t be any problems, however, plugins that worked in BETA2 will stop working. You’ll want to use the plugins in the BETA3 directory with this beta, don’t mix and match.
Notable highlights in this beta release are:
- a complete refactor of plugins
- iSCSI target reload
- samba security fix
FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 contains Samba 3.6.4, which addresses the
critical security flaw in CVE-2012-1182. A small handful of other fixes since 8.0.4-RELEASE have been included in this release as well.
FreeBSD events come and go month after month. Time for an update on some past and upcoming FreeBSD events.
Indiana LinuxFest (ILF)
If you are interested in learning more about FreeBSD administration (the operating system FreeNAS and FreeBSD are based upon), there is an all day course on FreeBSD for Linux System Administrators on Friday, April 13. There is no cost to attend either the course or the conference. Pre-registration is encouraged so that you don’t have to wait in line to register when you arrive.
- Maintaining your own PBI package repository
- IPv6 Tutorial
- An Overview of Locking in the FreeBSD Kernel
- BSD Multiplicity
- auditdistd – Secure and reliable distribution of audit trail files
- FreeBSD on Microsoft Hyper-v
- Crowdsourcing security
- Bullet Cache
- pfSense 2.1: IPv6 and more
- Fast reboots with kload
- Intro to DNSSEC
- Virtually-Networked FreeBSD Jails
- FreeBSD Unified Deployment and Configuration Management
- Building a FreeBSD based Virtual Appliance
- High speed packet I/O: challenges and solutions.
- Optimizing ZFS for Block Storage
- FreeBSD on Freescale QorIQ Data Path Acceleration Architecture Devices
- Overview of Amazon Web Services
- Solaris Boot Environments for FreeBSD
Hopefully all these representations will be video recorded and made available who cannot attend.
NLUUG’s Spring conference
Michael Dexter will be giving a presentation entitled The FreeNAS Storage Platform: A minute to learn, a lifetime to master at NLUUG’s Spring conference. This event will be held in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands on April 11th.
EuroBSDcon 2012 is the European technical conference for users and developers on BSD-based systems, and will be held from 18 – 21 October 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. There will be tutorials on Thursday and Friday and talks on Saturday and Sunday.
The EuroBSDcon conference organisers have put out a Call For Proposals and are inviting developers and users of BSD-based systems to submit innovative and original papers not submitted to other European conferences on BSD-related topics. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of BSD-based operating systems, as well as topics concerning the economic or organizational aspects of BSD use.
Open Source Days 2012
Report from AsiaBSDCon
BSD networking (MP3)
But, who are the developers that are part of this company? Who are the guys doing the coding and the programming?
The iXsystems blog has started a “Developers Corner” where you can find out more about iX developers:
It’s been a long road, and it’s not anywhere close to being done, but FreeNAS is a step closer to a release with (PBI) plugins and streaming multimedia support.
On behalf of the FreeNAS development team at iXsystems Josh Paetzel announced FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA2.
To view the changes since BETA1, check the full release announcement.
The following video, created by the FreeNAS team, shows you how to configure FreeNAS for FTP.
FreeNAS 8.0.4-BETA2 is out for testing. Changes since 8.0.4-BETA1:
- Update transmission to 2.42 (SF r10093).
- Add MegaCLI tool (SF r10072, r10073).
- Disable periodic tasks in the base system that would negatively impact system performance on NAS boxes with large directory structures (SF r10113).
- Fix handling for ‘every day’ SMART tasks created in the GUI (SF r10088).
- Add in several robustness fixes to reduce potential for filesystem corruption on root / root device. In some scenarios this would also improve performance when fetching data from the root device as well (SF r10095, r10109, r10129).
- Fix vfs objects modules ordering so shadow copy (aka previous versions) support functions again (FN 935, FN 1186, FN 1275).
- Update samba to 3.6.3 to resolve several bugs (both security and non-security related) (SF r10127).
- Network field from iSCSI initiator could contain multiple IP addresses, CIDR addresses, or ANY keyword (SF r10082).
- Generate istgt.conf properly if and when multiple initiators were specified (SF r10081).