Take Command of Your NAS Fleet with TrueCommand™

Hundreds of thousands of FreeNAS and TrueNAS systems are deployed around the world, with many sites having dozens of systems.  Managing multiple systems individually can be time-consuming. iXsystems has responded to the challenge by creating a “single pane of glass” application to simplify the scaling of data, drive management, and administration of iXsystems NAS platforms. We are proud to introduce TrueCommand.

TrueCommand is a ZFS-aware management application that manages TrueNAS and FreeNAS systems. 

The public Beta of TrueCommand is available for download now. TrueCommand can be used with small iXsystems NAS fleets for free. Licenses can be purchased for large-scale deployments and enterprise support.

TrueCommand Features

TrueCommand expands on the ease of use and power of TrueNAS and FreeNAS systems with multi-system management and reporting:

Centralized NAS Fleet Management

  • Single Pane of Glass Storage Control
  • Single Sign-on to iXsystems NAS Units
  • Customized Alerts and Reports

Consolidated Monitoring and Reporting

  • Rapid Fault Management and Diagnosis
  • Real-Time Data Collection and Analysis
  • Predictive Analytics to Maximize Uptime
  • Two-Year Statistics Retention

Team-Based Global Operations & Security

  • Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
  • NAS System Groups Assigned to Specific Teams
  • Audit Logs for Increased Security

Easy Deployment

  • VM or Physical Hardware Installation
  • Secure Deployments on Air-Gapped Networks
  • Simple User Interface Based on the Angular UI Framework

For details, please see the datasheet or TrueCommand Guide.

Community Benefits

TrueCommand with community support is available without any purchase or contract. It provides the capability of managing up to 50 total drives spread across multiple NAS systems.

Expanded licenses and support contracts are available for enterprise use. Pricing is based on the number of drives and desired level of support. Please contact iXsystems to obtain a quote. Special rates are available for non-profit organizations.

Release Plan

TrueCommand 1.0 Beta is available now. FreeNAS 11.2 and TrueNAS 11.2 or newer are supported.

TrueCommand 1.0 Release will be available in Q2 2019.

FreeNAS and TrueNAS: Even Better with TrueCommand

iXsystems is committed to providing the community with a great open source platform for storage and plugins. The FreeNAS version is increasingly popular and the TrueNAS appliances continue to deliver great value to enterprises, universities, schools, studio design houses, and other organizations.

TrueCommand builds on the benefits of FreeNAS and TrueNAS. This unique combination provides open source economics, enterprise-grade software, and 24/7 operation management. TrueCommand will revolutionize the way you manage your NAS fleet!


  1. Joon Lee

    Can you try it again and let us know if it’s working for you or not?

    • Joon Lee

      Can we get a bit more information? What browser are you using?

    • Duarte Brito

      I had the same issue using chrome… I move to edge and works!!!

  2. Gabriel Latour

    Wow, thanks guys, I have been waiting for this for years. Watching the video, I did not see an option to do remote upgrades. This would be a nice feature.



    • Randy Lorfing

      Totally Agree!

    • Joon Lee

      We’ll keep that in mind for future releases! Thank you for your support!

  3. Chris Moore

    Where do we go to submit tickets / feature requests?

    • Joon Lee

      You can now submit tickets and feature requests at jira.ixsystems.com! We migrated our ticketing system from Redmine to Jira.

      If it’s your first time signing in, you’ll have to reset your password!

  4. Joon Lee

    Our Web Team is checking it out.

  5. Gary Adams

    Not mentioned will True Command be able to manage remote systems on client networks via a VPN link?

    • Joon Lee

      OpenVPN is installed in TC but will require manual configuration.

  6. Nick Green

    I could not find in the docs if that product is meant to be Open Source.

    I see that “TrueCommand can be used with small iXsystems NAS fleets for free” but this does not help with understanding the licensing plan.


  7. Taylor C

    Fascinating project! Are there any plans to release as open source/provide source code Red Hat-style? Would be a great addition to all of iXSystems open source portfolio. Keep up the great work!

  8. Jose

    I have 4 freenas servers but one of them could not be reached by the truecommand server, how can I debug it? I’m sure that I’ve put the correct IP and password.


    • Joon Lee

      Hi Jose,

      Please submit a TrueCommand ticket on jira.ixsystems.com. Please be sure to include more information about your issue. Try to include screenshots and anything else that would help our engineers quickly assist you.

  9. Bogdan

    Didn’t noticed SMART options for viewing and reviewing, getting updates on that like current stage of the drives etc. will be nice to see, if they are good to go or some of them is going to start failing, or going bad.
    This is most critical part of any NAS system will be nice to have in system like this.

    • Joon Lee

      SMART disk check results are already included in the stats that TC monitors and will generate alerts as needed.

  10. Scott G

    ahhhh, 50 disk max on the free version. That’s too bad. I have about a thousand disks to manage. I do not see the value in paying for this, even at our scale. Each NAS already e-mails me when there are alerts. I can appreciate the “single pane of glass” but how often are we logging in to our FreeNAS boxes to manage them?

    This feels like step 1 of getting cluster-ability for Free/TrueNAS. I like that, but I do not like the fact that it looks like we’re going to be paying for the ability to cluster NASes.


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