TrueNAS 12.0 BETA2 is now available for testing with almost no functional changes, but it is up to 30% faster for many use cases! Minor BETA1 issues have been fixed and several performance improvements to ZFS, SMB, iSCSI, and NFS have been integrated. Given the number and importance of those performance improvements, this release was called BETA2. Snapshot your pool, backup your data, and try it out!
iXsystems presents the August 2020 Newsletter.
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.
TrueNAS 12.0 BETA is Ready for Testing! | TrueCommand 1.3 Adds TrueNAS & Cloud Operation Support – Issue #82
iXsystems presents the July 2020 Newsletter.
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”.