FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA

I’m pleased to announce 8.0.1-BETA1, the first preview of the upcoming
8.0.1-Release for FreeNAS.

Since the release of FreeNAS 8.0 it has seen widespread use and testing.
We’ve been hard at work fixing the issues users have encountered and
reported, as well as continuing to add functionality to FreeNAS 8.

Release Notes for FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA1

This is a Beta release of what will be in 8.0.1-Release, at this
point the system is for the most part feature complete and ready for
wider testing.

The changes from 8.0-Release:

Upgraded software stack across the board. New version of django, dojo,
istgt and many many other software upgrades.

The new version of istgt fixes issues people were having in a Hyper-V
environment.

Vastly improved remote replication, with much better error notification
as well as the ability to recover from failure situations.

Device names are no longer hard wired in the database. The system will
keep track of drives as they shift device names, thus preventing drive
reordering from confusing the GUI and allowing a drive that is already
used to be shown as available.

Users can now be given an email address, making them more useful for use
in cron jobs.

The ability to add cron jobs via the GUI is now present.

rsync jobs can now be created via the GUI. Additionally the system can
act as an rsync server.

Shares are now done at the filesystem level instead of the volume level,
allowing more flexibility to CIFS as well as UFS based shares.

The ability to add ZFS zvols has been added, they are now eligible to
share as device extents in iSCSI.

The ZFS volume importer handles existing volumes with datasets better
than the volume importer in 8.0-R did.

A bug that prevented network interface graphs from being generated was
fixed.

It is now possible to set the MTU of lagg and vlan interfaces in the GUI.

System -> System Information now shows the available RAM.

Translations are now hooked up. You can check the status of a
translation at http://pootle.freenas.org The GUI will use translations
when possible when the language is changed in System -> Settings -> Advanced

The GUI can show django tracebacks without the use of debugging tools
such as firebug by selecting Show Tracebacks in case of fatal errors in
System -> Settings -> Advanced

The CLI menu on the console contains options to reset the GUI password
as well as reset the system to factory defaults.

Active Directory now works properly with w2k8.

Errata:

It is believed that anonymous access via AFP is non-functional.

An issue with the iSCSI target software prevents initiators from seeing
multiple LUNs per target properly.

Usage of this Beta:

Depending on your use case, this Beta may fix critical bugs that were
present in 8.0-Release making it unusable. For instance the drive
renumbering issue or the ability to set an MTU on a VLAN may have
rendered 8.0-R a non-option. In that case, this Beta is a good
alternative. On the other hand, it has not undergone the testing that
8.0-R went through, nor has it seen much exposure to a wide variety of
use cases, so in a situation where 8.0-R is working well it’s advisable
not to upgrade.

Upgrades from all public releases of 8.0-X are supported and should
work, whether an 8.0 Beta release, RC or 8.0-Release. Upgrades from
arbitrary SVN revisions built from the public repo may not work properly
due to database migration issues.

The migration tool for FreeNAS 0.7 is not included in this Beta,
although it will be included in 8.0.1 at some point.

Filename:
FreeNAS-8.0.1-BETA1-amd64-Full_Install.xz
SHA256 Hash:
07ffd2ba03011a0d11f1ea5908c1b33f73dabb2ed8e8ee345cb2f01862010906

Filename:
FreeNAS-8.0.1-BETA1-amd64-GUI_Upgrade.xz
SHA256 Hash:
4804550ec8462dd733653fe5a6855c923d9d3c78bae9605471c56fb28ee57b26

Filename:
FreeNAS-8.0.1-BETA1-amd64.iso
SHA256 Hash:
d973d30ff4d6fc2e5a88a787c663955f885a6999a0b36650702182d014896b33

Filename:
FreeNAS-8.0.1-BETA1-i386-Full_Install.xz
SHA256 Hash:
a9c1668a9e8e89f5e0a3ea518b84fc00a66e4aa5497b25bdcb17c090f705e192

Filename:
FreeNAS-8.0.1-BETA1-i386-GUI_Upgrade.xz
SHA256 Hash:
15cf0c2a6f93277b98a1b7e83ba2a48a66c09c7d839c58b49db9ae921d3be464

Filename:
FreeNAS-8.0.1-BETA1-i386.iso
SHA256 Hash:
a7a896772e1b7dacdd1f89c6b12e45cd2b16277d1c30a14815a8e153b0d5aca2

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Thanks,

Josh Paetzel
Director of IT, iXsystems
Servers For Open Source http://www.ixsystems.com

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