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TrueNAS 12.0 Features

Patrick M. Hausen

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I image once we get TrueNAS Core 12 with KVM those small shops could just migrate to KVM and be done with VMware.
How do you imagine this to come about? KVM is strictly Linux based, while TrueNAS 12 will continue to be based on FreeBSD. We could see bhyve improvements, though.

Kind regards,
Patrick
 

JoeAtWork

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How do you imagine this to come about?
I assume we will have the TrueNAS Core skin on top of some OS that is Linux and then we can run KVM...

If VMware ran md or zfs I think that might be enough for some users. Too bad VMware did not have loadable modules like old Netware had. We could have FreeNAS as a NLM. LOL
 

Yorick

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I assume we will have the TrueNAS Core skin
Yup, TrueNAS Scale. Which is, from the tea leaves, more than just TrueNAS on Linux - it's TrueNAS on Linux with gluster for scale-out storage. Scale-up is something TrueNAS/ZFS already does great; scale-out is something it doesn't do at all.

I am wondering whether TrueNAS Scale could be a hyperconverged solution. Have storage nodes, compute nodes, and it all comes together as one big TrueNAS cluster. Very keen to see this in action.
 

morganL

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@morganL I too would find it at least very interesting if there was a TrueNAS license that permitted the advanced features on my own hardware. Getting hold of iXsystems gear in Germany is not easy, stocking spare parts and everything. So if there was an "approved" list of e.g. Supermicro systems and the offer to buy a license from you, that would simplify things a lot, since we could use our established distribution channels.

I see the added time and effort to support externally supplied hardware, of course. So possibly it is simply out of the question due to capacity constraints on iX's part.

Kind regards
Patrick
We currently haven't run TrueNAS on Supermicro hardware with HA. If its not HA, are there any specific features you need?
 

morganL

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Yup, TrueNAS Scale. Which is, from the tea leaves, more than just TrueNAS on Linux - it's TrueNAS on Linux with gluster for scale-out storage. Scale-up is something TrueNAS/ZFS already does great; scale-out is something it doesn't do at all.

I am wondering whether TrueNAS Scale could be a hyperconverged solution. Have storage nodes, compute nodes, and it all comes together as one big TrueNAS cluster. Very keen to see this in action.
What a great idea, perhaps we should whip something up :) Do you want to contribute to the TrueNAS Suggestions page. https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truenas-bugs-and-suggestions/
 

Rand

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Probably an edge use case, but according to the matrix NVDimm support is an Enterprise Feature while it happily runs on my current FreeNas box.

Will that continue to be the case (available by simply loading the proper module) or will this be changed? Or maybe you could elaborate on the functionality that is (will be) in Enterprise but not in Core in regards to NVDimms?
 

morganL

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Probably an edge use case, but according to the matrix NVDimm support is an Enterprise Feature while it happily runs on my current FreeNas box.

Will that continue to be the case (available by simply loading the proper module) or will this be changed? Or maybe you could elaborate on the functionality that is (will be) in Enterprise but not in Core in regards to NVDimms?
Good to know it works. Anything that appears as a drive in FreeBSD 11.3 should work. In the Enterprise version, the NVDIMMs can be managed and paired across a two HA nodes.
 

Rand

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Ok, good to know, thanks:)

O/c I wouldnt mind having some of the manageability (monitoring) capabilities from Enterprise - software only of course and no support :)
 

Rand

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Also, I created a clone of my RDMA support for FreeNas/TrueNas ticket from earlier this year - the old one was not voteable due to it being closed
If you are interested in this functionality please express your thoughts there.


Sorry if this is not the appropriate place but I assumed it would fit here since this will be in 12 at the earliest I assume.
 
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