Hello FreeNAS Users!
The end of the year is upon us so we’d like to give you a parting gift— the release of FreeNAS 11.1! Also in this edition of the newsletter, we have a FreeNAS EconoNAS build, a TrueNAS X10 torture test and a shares and user permissions tutorial video to share. Take care of yourself and we’ll see you in 2018!
The FreeNAS Team
Upgrade to FreeNAS 11.1
Based on FreeBSD 11.1-Stable, this update brings new features including better integration with cloud providers, RAID rebuild performance improvements and significant improvements to VMs including preliminary Docker container support.
DIY NAS: EconoNAS 2017 by Brian Moses
Brian Moses is back with another much-anticipated budget-friendly FreeNAS build. Will he meet his goal of staying under $500? Check out his blog to find out (and maybe win a new FreeNAS system).
TrueNAS X10 Torture Test
In his latest video, CEO Thomas Lawrence of Lawrence Technology Services / PC Pickup torture tests the failover systems of the TrueNAS X10 with OpenZFS.
Shares, Groups and User Permissions in FreeNAS 11
Thomas Lawrence of Lawrence Technology Services / PC Pickup shares a tutorial on how to set up Shares, Groups, and User Permissions in FreeNAS 11.
On-Demand FreeNAS Training
iX University provides a series of online training modules presented by FreeNAS expert Michael Dexter that are designed to quickly get you up to speed on the key concepts and techniques that will help you become an expert in FreeNAS and OpenZFS.
Remember that the primary read cache used by the system is system RAM, which is much faster than any SSD-based L2ARC. If your read cache requirements are satisfied with RAM, you’ll enjoy better performance over using an SSD read cache.
Links of the Month
- Episode 222: How Netflix works via BSD Now
- The Last Bootstrapped Tech Company In Silicon Valley via Forbes