I’m pleased to announce on behalf of the FreeNAS development team FreeNAS
*** IMPORTANT ***
The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB
Major changes since 8.0.1-RC2:
– django has been updated to 1.3.1 to address multiple security advisories.
– istgt has been updated to 20110928
– Base system has been updated to FreeBSD 8.2-p3, which addresses
– Fix the regex used to validate iSCSI target names so that – is an
– Multiple improvements to the UPS service.
– Fix a bug in the GUI where zvols from multiple pools caused GUI corruption.
– Add a button to zpools that will display zpool status in a tab.
– Set each LUN in an iSCSI target to a unique serial number. This allows
– Change the encryption type in the LDAP config screen to a choicebox
– Remove DDP option from AFP server config. (r7883)
– Fix typo so that hosts allow and deny actually get populated in rsyncd.conf.
– Fix deleting snapshots. (r7916)
– Add a button to volumes to manually kick off a scrub of ZFS volumes. (r7943)
– Fix smartd.conf generation bug. (r7956)
– Fix a bug preventing the import of zpools created on Solaris (r7971)
– Allow adding a public key for user ssh authentication. (r8002)
Changes since 8.0-RELEASE
There’s too much to list here, but the high points are:
– Divorced the volume members in the database from the FreeBSD devices.
– Support exporting ZFS zvols (virtual devices) as device extents via iSCSI.
– The GUI now has an event notification system.
– The email backend has been refactored.
– Many many changes in the GUI to help it validate and sanitize inputs that
– Added UPS functionality.
– Added rsync client and server functionality.
– Added the ability to schedule cron jobs in the GUI.
– Vastly improved and reworked snapshot replication.
CHAP doesn’t work with GlobalSAN initiators on OS X.
Upgrades from FreeNAS 0.7 aren’t supported.
The installer doesn’t check the size of the install media before attempting
The installer will let you switch from i386 to amd64 architecture and
– Thanks, Josh Paetzel Director of IT, iXsystems Servers For Open Source http://www.ixsystems.com
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