May Plugins Update

May Plugins Update

The next batch of updated Plugins has been released. The updated versions are now available for new installs in the Plugins ⇾ Available section of the UI. Existing plugin installations can be updated to the new versions using the CLI instructions in this post.
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Make FreeNAS your Server OS

Make FreeNAS your Server OS

What if you could have a server OS that had built in RAID, NAS and SAN functionality, and could manage packages, containers and VMs in a GUI? What if that server OS was also free to download and install? Wouldn’t that be kind of awesome? Wouldn’t that be FreeNAS?
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Overview of ZFS Pools in FreeNAS

Overview of ZFS Pools in FreeNAS

This blog provides an overview of creating pools after installing FreeNAS. To begin, we are going to create a pool so storage disks can be allocated and shared. Head over to Storage, then Pools. This window lists all pools and datasets currently on your FreeNAS machine, and will not have any entries until you create a new pool or import a previously created pool. Click Add to create a new pool (or import an existing pool), then give it a name.
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Intel MDS CPU Vulnerability Advisory

Intel MDS CPU Vulnerability Advisory

Dear iXsystems Customers: On May 14th, 2019, Intel released the security advisory below regarding a new CPU microarchitecture vulnerability that affects CPUs with Hyperthreading technology prior to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and 2nd Generation...

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Interface-Reno Conference Recap

Interface-Reno Conference Recap

iXsystems attended their first INTERFACE-RENO Conference last week which was held in Reno, Nevada. The INTERFACE Conference is a globally renowned IT conference series held in various cities all over the world, with an emphasis on bringing the latest innovations and IT technologies to attendees. In addition to covering IT infrastructure, the INTERFACE series covers disaster recovery, IT security, enterprise communications, and more. Though our first time at this conference, our booth (#210) was constantly busy due to the number of attendees interested in FreeNAS and the fact that we were one of the few storage vendors at the conference.
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iXsystems Takes the Plunge with Liquid Immersion Servers

iXsystems Takes the Plunge with Liquid Immersion Servers

Can you imagine a nearly silent data center? Beginning in 2018, iXsystems partnered with the foremost company in liquid immersion solutions, Green Revolution Cooling, to design a line of liquid-immersion-ready servers. The servers have reversed rack ear designs that allow them to be submerged “face down” so their IO panels are readily accessible in the horizontal racks. This simplifies cabling and makes it easy to unrack systems in need of service. Among other customizations, the fans are disabled, the server heatsinks are equipped with Indium foil in place of thermal grease, and custom BIOS are applied.
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NAB Show 2019 Recap

NAB Show 2019 Recap

iXsystems made its third visit to the NAB Show in Las Vegas last week. NAB remains one of the largest and most important shows in Las Vegas, consuming a total of six floors across all three exhibit halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Thanks to a recent partnership with Cantemo, a leading provider of media asset management tools, iXsystems presented a FreeNAS Mini XL running Cantemos’s iconik application at their booth.
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