What's New in
FreeNAS 9.1.0
Dru Lavigne
Documentation Lead, iXsystems
ILF, July 27, 2013
Outline
Introduction to FreeNAS Releases and Features
Brief ZFS Overview
What's New in 9.1
Additional Resources
Introduction
Open source NAS (Network Attached Storage)
based on an embedded version of FreeBSD
(nanoBSD) and released und...
Releases
8.0 was released in May, 2011 with a focus on
NAS core functionality (redesign of .7x which was
EOL'd in 2011)
8....
Features
Create UFS or ZFS volumes (ZFS recommended)
Import existing UFS/ZFS RAID/z volumes
Import existing UFS, DOS, NTFS...
Features
Integration with OpenLDAP, Active Directory
Automated, secure replication via rsync/ssh
Automated ZFS snapshots a...
Features
Link aggregation, failover, and VLAN support
DDNS, SNMP, and TFTP support
Control panel to stop/start and view th...
Features
Supports OSX Time Machine and Windows
Shadow Copies
OS is installed on USB stick/CF and is separate
from data on ...
ZFS
128-bit filesystem designed to be “self-healing”
with checksums to provide data integrity
Snapshots (point in time) on...
ZFS
RAIDZ* levels designed to overcome hardware
RAID limitations
RAIDZ1: equivalent to RAID5
RAIDZ2: double-parity solutio...
What's New in 9.1.0
Based on FreeBSD 9.1-STABLE:
Latest drivers and bug fixes
Adds new ZFS feature flags (ZFSv5000),
inclu...
What's New in 9.1.0
Redesigned Volume Manager:
UFS and ZFS now have separate managers
How to extend a ZFS pool, create mul...
ZFS Volume Manager
Plugins Easier to Use
Users no longer have to first configure a jail as the
Plugins mechanism automaticaly creates and
use...
Plugins Easier to Use
Jails for Advanced Users
Users who want more control over software
installations now have a choice of what type and
how ma...
Jails for Advanced Users
Jails for Advanced Users
What's New in 9.1.0
GUI now available over IPv6 and can specify
alternate port
What's New in 9.1.0
Shell now supports paste and resizing
What's New in 9.1.0
Alerts can now be dismissed
What's New in 9.1.0
Init/Shutdown Scripts
What's New in 9.1.0
Can now configure replication user
What's New in 9.1.0
Can now change SFTP logging level/facility
What's New in 9.1.0
Can now specify NFS bind ports
What's New in 9.1.0
Ability to boot into a debug kernel
What's New in 9.1.0
Directory Services menu added
What's New in 9.1.0
zilstat utility added for testing dedicated ZIL:
http://www.richardelling.com/Home/scripts-and-
progra...
Resources
Website: http://www.freenas.org
Forums: http://forums.freenas.org
Bug tracker: http://support.freenas.org
Source...
Questions
Contact:
dru@freebsd.org
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  1. 1. What's New in FreeNAS 9.1.0 Dru Lavigne Documentation Lead, iXsystems ILF, July 27, 2013
  2. 2. Outline Introduction to FreeNAS Releases and Features Brief ZFS Overview What's New in 9.1 Additional Resources
  3. 3. Introduction Open source NAS (Network Attached Storage) based on an embedded version of FreeBSD (nanoBSD) and released under 2-clause BSD license Enterprise-grade appliance (TrueNAS) is also available in 2U/4U form factors with tiered professional support
  4. 4. Releases 8.0 was released in May, 2011 with a focus on NAS core functionality (redesign of .7x which was EOL'd in 2011) 8.2.0 introduced the original Plugins architecture for installing non-core software (July 20, 2012) 8.3.0 introduced ZFSv28 (October 26, 2012) 8.3.1 introduced full disk encryption (March 20, 2013) 9.1.0 is at RC2, release expected early August
  5. 5. Features Create UFS or ZFS volumes (ZFS recommended) Import existing UFS/ZFS RAID/z volumes Import existing UFS, DOS, NTFS, EXT2/3 volumes Create shares using Appletalk, NFS, and SMB protocols Configure access through FTP/SFTP, SSH, and iSCSI
  6. 6. Features Integration with OpenLDAP, Active Directory Automated, secure replication via rsync/ssh Automated ZFS snapshots and scrubs Front-ends to cron, sysctls, loader.conf Reporting graphs, scheduled S.M.A.R.T. tests, automated alerts, UPS
  7. 7. Features Link aggregation, failover, and VLAN support DDNS, SNMP, and TFTP support Control panel to stop/start and view the status of services PDF of Users Guide published with each release (per-release documentation)
  8. 8. Features Supports OSX Time Machine and Windows Shadow Copies OS is installed on USB stick/CF and is separate from data on storage disks Upgrades keep a backup of the old OS, allowing for rollback Administrative GUI accessed through a web browser; 8.2 added a web shell for command line operations
  9. 9. ZFS 128-bit filesystem designed to be “self-healing” with checksums to provide data integrity Snapshots (point in time) only store what has changed since the last snapshot (COW) Scheduled scrubs verify integrity of disks and data Deduplication saves space (removes duplicate data) Datasets have properties (quotas, compression)
  10. 10. ZFS RAIDZ* levels designed to overcome hardware RAID limitations RAIDZ1: equivalent to RAID5 RAIDZ2: double-parity solution similar to RAID6 RAIDZ3: triple-parity solution Caveats: resilvering takes time and can stress disks
  11. 11. What's New in 9.1.0 Based on FreeBSD 9.1-STABLE: Latest drivers and bug fixes Adds new ZFS feature flags (ZFSv5000), including LZ4 compression Same ABI as PC-BSD PBIs (over 1100) means that there is more software available for installation and conversion to FreeNAS PBIs
  12. 12. What's New in 9.1.0 Redesigned Volume Manager: UFS and ZFS now have separate managers How to extend a ZFS pool, create multiple pools, or add log/cache devices is more intuitive Easier to manage a large amount of disks Estimated storage capacity of ZFS pool is displayed for selected RAIDZ* layout and GUI will not let you create an unsupported layout
  13. 13. ZFS Volume Manager
  14. 14. Plugins Easier to Use Users no longer have to first configure a jail as the Plugins mechanism automaticaly creates and uses a default jail New integrated AppCafe browser lists available FreeNAS PBIs, simply highlight the app and click its Install button Appcafe.org (launching soon) will make it easy to find PC-BSD, pfSense, and FreeNAS PBIs
  15. 15. Plugins Easier to Use
  16. 16. Jails for Advanced Users Users who want more control over software installations now have a choice of what type and how many jails to create and can install software using FreeNAS PBIs, PC-BSD PBIs, FreeBSD packages (traditional and pkgng), or FreeBSD ports The only required parameter when creating a jail is the name, however users can choose to configure the IPv4 and/or IPv6 address(es), MAC address, and whether or not to use vimage
  17. 17. Jails for Advanced Users
  18. 18. Jails for Advanced Users
  19. 19. What's New in 9.1.0 GUI now available over IPv6 and can specify alternate port
  20. 20. What's New in 9.1.0 Shell now supports paste and resizing
  21. 21. What's New in 9.1.0 Alerts can now be dismissed
  22. 22. What's New in 9.1.0 Init/Shutdown Scripts
  23. 23. What's New in 9.1.0 Can now configure replication user
  24. 24. What's New in 9.1.0 Can now change SFTP logging level/facility
  25. 25. What's New in 9.1.0 Can now specify NFS bind ports
  26. 26. What's New in 9.1.0 Ability to boot into a debug kernel
  27. 27. What's New in 9.1.0 Directory Services menu added
  28. 28. What's New in 9.1.0 zilstat utility added for testing dedicated ZIL: http://www.richardelling.com/Home/scripts-and- programs-1/zilstat Easy-RSA has been added to the base, making it easier to create and manage RSA keys for use with OpenVPN
  29. 29. Resources Website: http://www.freenas.org Forums: http://forums.freenas.org Bug tracker: http://support.freenas.org Source code: https://github.com/freenas/freenas Documentation: http://doc.freenas.org IRC: #freenas on Freenode
  30. 30. Questions Contact: dru@freebsd.org URL to Slides: http://slideshare.net/dlavigne/ilf2013
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