Sunday, June 18, 2017

FreeNAS 11.0 is Available Now, based on FreeBSD 11-STABLE

Joon Lee has announced the final release of FreeNAS 11.0, a new version of the project's specialist FreeBSD-based operating system designed for computers serving as Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices. This version replaces Coral (which suffered from serious bugs following its release) as the current stable FreeNAS

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.

Read the rest of the release announcement for more information and screenshots. DownloadFreeNAS-11.0-RELEASE.iso (549MB, SHA256).
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