I'm pleased to announce that FreeNAS-8.0.1 Release Candidate 1 is available
for download from https://sourceforge.net/projects/fre...FreeNAS-8.0.1/
Release Notes for FreeNAS 8.0.1-RC1
This is the first release candidate for FreeNAS 8.0.1. At this point, we are
no longer including new features or functionality into 8.0.1. From here on
out, only bug fixes and regressions will be addressed.
*** IMPORTANT ***
The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB storage
device. The GUI upgrade can be used to upgrade a system from BETA3 or BETA4,
but upgrades from earlier releases can only be done from the CD. The other
option is to save the config, reinstall the new version, then restore the
- There is no longer a default password. The GUI can be accessed without a
password until one is set. The root shell user also does not have a default
password, which means that logins by root from the console or via ssh are
impossible until this is done. The edit password field for the GUI admin user
contains a checkbox to set the root shell user password to the same value.
- The GUI incorporates an alert system in the form of a stoplight that is
visible from every page in the GUI. If the light is red or yellow clicking on
it will open a window with the condition that is causing the alert. On new
installs the light will be red due to their being no password set for the GUI.
Also, when there are no alerts a Green Light is displayed. Clicking the Green
Light opens a blank dialog.
- Netatalk 2.2 is included, which provides support for Time Machine backups to
OS X Lion clients.
- Deleting ZFS volumes is now really an export operation, which means that a
"deleted" volume can be imported via the volume importer until the member
disks are reused in a new volume. The GUI contains options for wiping the
disks if you really want the volume to be non-recoverable, as well as an
option for not cascading the deletion of a volume to shares based on that
- The system now supports disabling the creation of a swap partition on every
device in a volume. Furthermore, since L2ARC and cache devices are generally
small, high speed, and more expensive $/GB than the main storage drives, swap
to these devices is always disabled.
- UFS volumes support setting arbitrary mount points, this can be leveraged to
move /var to a persistent storage device.
Changes since 8.0.1-BETA4
- Rework the stats gathering daemon to pull volume information from the
database and exclude all other volumes. This should fix issues where systems
with large numbers of snapshots were filling up /var as the system would try
to collect stats on each snapshot.
- Support for remote syslog servers.
- Rework and improvement in snapshot replication tasks.
- iSCSI file extents use the directory browser.
- Support multiple lagg interfaces properly.
- Bulk manipulation of snapshots.
- Ability to specify a bind address for the webGUI.
- Add support for alias IPs on interfaces.
- Add support for the RocketRaid 4322 and 4321.
- Add the user info to allow anonymous FTP setups to work properly.
- Fix disk replacement in RAIDZ volumes.
- Add iozone and iperf to the base system.
- Add sge network driver.
- Update to Samba 3.5.11 version, plus security fixes.
- Fix the NTFS volume importer.
- Add the ability to specify the port the webGUI uses.
- Add sym driver to the build.
- Add wget to the base system.
- Add iperf to the base system.
- Raise default blocksize and fragment size for UFS to 32K and 4K.
- Add some shell customizations and aliases to make the default shell more
- Add uplcom to the kernel.
- Add an SNMP module in that provides a number of useful MIBs.
iSCSI doesn't work with VMWare ESXi 5.0. An update to the iSCSI target
addresses this issue will be available before 8.0.1-RELEASE.
CHAP doesn't work with GlobalSAN initiators on OS X.
Upgrades from FreeNAS 0.7 aren't supported.
Director of IT, iXsystems
Servers For Open Source http://www.ixsystems.com