We were very fortunate to have Jim Salter of Ars Technica review the TrueNAS 12.0 BETA1 release as the “easy mode for ZFS”. We expected a tough and thorough review of TrueNAS CORE and that’s what we got. It’s also a very educational review, so we heartily recommend it to both existing FreeNAS and new TrueNAS users who are looking to use TrueNAS CORE.
TrueCommand was launched in 2019 as a single pane of glass management system for FreeNAS and TrueNAS fleets. Since then, it has been adopted by well over one thousand organizations to manage their NAS fleets. TrueCommand can be deployed as a VM, or as a Docker container, and is now undergoing trial as a Cloud service. TrueCommand 1.3 extends TrueCommand to TrueNAS CORE, Enterprise, and SCALE and enables hybrid cloud operation.
We are excited to announce that TrueNAS CORE (12.0) BETA has hit both the target date and our quality goals. The BETA release has completed two full cycles of QA (the same as FreeNAS 11.3 RC1) and testing from almost 1,000 users. There are no high priority issues and we can now recommend that the Community can upgrade their FreeNAS 11.3 systems and start their TrueNAS 12.0 testing. Snapshot your pool, backup your data, and try it out now!
iXsystems’ FreeNAS Mini systems will be delivered only with the CMR-based WD Red Plus drives. However, some of those drives are currently labeled “WD Red”, but they are not SMR drives. This labeling should be fixed in a few months, but we may have to add a sticker to those existing WD RED CMR drives!
iXsystems presents the June 2020 Newsletter.
The iXsystems Engineering Team looked at the choices and decided that TrueNAS being multi-OS, was the right solution. It was better than picking one OS for all TrueNAS products and having to make major tradeoffs with respect to stability, continuity, market reach, and innovation. The modularity, stability, and simplicity of FreeBSD are well known as it integrates well with ZFS and is well suited to the Open Storage business model that TrueNAS uses. We also wanted to be more inclusive, broadening our community by inviting users and developers that are familiar with Linux.
After countless hours of tweaking and refining the TrueNAS shark fin logo, we ended up with a new logo to represent the concept of open storage. Without further ado, we’re proud to unveil the monochrome version of the new TrueNAS CORE, TrueNAS Enterprise, and TrueNAS SCALE logos, we’ve lovingly dubbed “the shark tanks” or “shark boxes”.
iXsystems presents the May 2020 Newsletter.
In this tutorial, we’ll cover the basics of iSCSI, configuring iSCSI on FreeNAS (soon to be TrueNAS CORE), and setting up access from a Windows machine.
The Shelter-in-Place restrictions are hugely impactful on many businesses and employees. Thankfully, one of the major benefits of Open Source infrastructure is that it provides these impacted organizations with an avenue to keep budgets under control. Open Source enables businesses to be agile and control costs, whether they are growing or shrinking through an economic downturn. It is our mission at iXsystems to empower our customers through Open Source infrastructure and economics.