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FreeNAS 8.2.0 released then withdrawn and then released again!

July 21st, 2012 Comments off

The FreeNAS development team has announced the availability of FreeNAS 8.2.0 (known as FreeNAS 8.2.0-RELEASE).

FreeNAS 8.2 is the first release on new branch of code that incorporates tighter integration between the ZFS command line and the FreeNAS GUI.  This release also features the ability to run arbitrary services and interact with them through the FreeNAS GUI packages or ports, as well as official FreeNAS plugins.

Additional features include:

  • Support for iSCSI target reload.
  • GUI support for SAS and FC multipath hardware.
  • Webshell accessible from the FreeNAS web interface.
  • ZFS scrubs are configurable from the GUI.
  • A newer web toolkit is used in the GUI, enabling use of mobile browsers.
  • An autotuning script tunes ZFS for the hardware it’s running on.

However after the initial release critical bug was discovered so the software was removed from sourceforge. In its place FreeNAS 8.2.0-RELEASE-p1 was uploaded.

However it turns out that has a very small issue exists in the p1 kit as well. According to the release announcement:

So, if you haven't upgraded to 8.2.0-RELEASE you're fine, just do a normal upgrade to 8.2.0-RELEASE-p1.

If you have upgraded to 8.2.0-RELEASE then you've probably noticed a very annoying bug, it doesn't import ZFS pools at boot time.

What you'll want to do is detach your ZFS volume from the GUI. There are two checkboxes, one for delete shares, one for mark disks as new. Make sure these are both unchecked.

After the volume is detached run the auto-importer and reimport your pool. From there go to system -> settings -> advanced and do a firmware upgrade to 8.2.0-RELEASE-p1. This will fail due to the version check, open the webshell and type in the following commands:

# cd /var/tmp/firmware
# cat firmware.img | sh /root/update && touch /data/need-update && reboot

When the system comes back up confirm it is running FreeNAS 8.2.0-RELEASE-p1

Getting FreeNAS

For 64 bit capable hardware
The FreeNAS images are at:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/RELEASE/x64/

The plugins and plugin jail are available at:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/RELEASE/x64/plugins

For 32 bit hardware
The FreeNAS images are at:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/RELEASE/x86/

The plugins and plugin jail are available at:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/RELEASE/x86/plugins

Documentation
http://doc.freenas.org has been updated with the finished 8.2.0 documentation. A PDF/HTML version will be available Tuesday July 24th.

Release Notes
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/RELEASE/README/download

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FreeNAS 8.2.0-RC1 available

July 14th, 2012 Comments off

The first release candicate for FreeNAS 8.2 has been released. You can download it from

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/RC1/

FreeNAS 8.2 adds lots of functionality including:

ZFS can be manipulated from the CLI, and changes for supported items tracked by FreeNAS will be reflected in the GUI. zvols, datasets, and entire volumes can be created, destroyed, or manipulated on the CLI and will be propagated to the GUI.

The GUI now supports active-passive multipath capable hardware, which targets mainly SAS drives on dual expander backplanes. Any multipath capable devices that are detected will be placed in multipath units which are then exposed to the GUI, and the parent devices will be hidden.

Plugins are now available. Third party modules can be added to FreeNAS which will persist across upgrades and can be manipulated and configured from the GUI. Documentation on using and creating plugins is available at http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Plugins_Configuration . BitTorrent, DLNA/uPNP, and iTunes plugins are available as of this writing.

The GUI now includes a webshell, which allows you to access a root shell from within a web browser.

The “Create Volume” modal was renamed to “Volume Manager”. Extending existing pools is more intuitive than it was previously; selecting multiple disks for a storage volume is now done via a multiselect widget instead of checkboxes to improve ease of use when creating volumes.

ZFS volumes can now have periodic scrub tasks configured for them; the default is set to 35 days to be consistent with the OS default.

An autotuning script is now available — disabled by default. It sets various tunables and sysctls based on system resources and components. The predetermined values are exposed through the GUI from the Sysctls and Tunables panes.

A newer web toolkit is used, which behaves better with modal dialogs and more intuitively in general when compared with older versions. It also has better browser compatibility, including compatibility with Android / iOS mobile devices!

A more responsive service state detection mechanism was added to improve FreeNAS interoperability in VM software (VMware, VirtualBox, etc).

The full release notes can be downloaded from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.2.0/RC1/README/download

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FreeNAS 8.0.4-RELEASE-p2 with Another Samba Fix

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

FreeNAS 8.0.4-RELEASE-p2 is available for immediate download . Samba has been upgraded to 3.6.5 to address CVE-2012-2011 which is a critical vulnerability. All FreeNAS users who are using CIFS are urged to upgrade.

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FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 Released to Include New Version of Samba with Security Fixes.

April 12th, 2012 Comments off

A new version of Samaba, the open source implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol that enables file and print sharing between FreeNAS and Windows, has been released to fix a nine year old security vulnerability that allows remote code execution as the “root” user from an anonymous connection.

FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 has been released with Samba 3.6.4 to addresses this critical security flaw.

Bugfixes

  1. Samba has been upgraded to 3.6.4 to address CVE-2012-1182 which is a critical vulnerability. All FreeNAS users who are using CIFS are urged to upgrade.
  2. Create the ldap and nss secret files when LDAP integration is enabled.
  3. Ensure the configuration database is not world readable.
  4. Remove failsafe from the PAM group file, this prevents a situation where the wheel group being empty allowed any user to su to root.

8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 also contains a GUI enhancement where  selecting reboot now causes the screen to turn red during the confirmation dialog, adding emphasis to the fact that this operation will affect availability.

FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p1 is now available for immediate download from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.0.4/

This update is critical for anyone using FreeNAS with CIFS.

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FreeNAS 8.0.4 Released

February 29th, 2012 Comments off

FreeNAS 8.0.4 (and its multimedia variant) has been released. This is a maintenance and bug fix release which upgrades to Samba 3.6.3 to resolve several bugs (both security and non-security related).

The changes include:

  • Update samba to 3.6.3 to resolve several bugs (both security and non-security related) (SF r10127).
  • Update transmission to 2.42 (SF r10093).
  • Update firefly to 1696_6 for iTunes 10.5.2+ compatibility.
  • Add MegaCLI tool (SF r10072, r10073).
  • Add rsync+SSH functionality (FN # 990).
  • Catch ZFS snapshot errors when snapshots are done via the GUI instead of failing silently (SF r10152).
  • Work around interoperability issues with user / group population in the GUI by failing silently in certain cases if AD/LDAP users cannot be retrieved (SF r10140).
  • Fix case where local and remote paths passed to rsync in Rsync tasks weren’t quoted, so paths with spaces in them would not work (FN 1285).
  • Disable periodic tasks in the base system that would negatively impact system performance on NAS boxes with large directory structures (SF r10113).
  • Fix handling for ‘every day’ SMART tasks created in the GUI (SF r10088).
  • Add in several robustness fixes to reduce potential for filesystem corruption on root / boot device. In some scenarios this would also improve performance when fetching data from the root device as well (SF r10095, r10109, r10129).
  • Fix vfs objects modules ordering so shadow copy (aka previous versions) support functions again (FN 935, FN 1186, FN 1275).
  • Network field from iSCSI initiator could contain multiple IP addresses, CIDR addresses, or ANY keyword (SF r10082).
  • Generate istgt.conf properly if and when multiple initiators were specified (SF r10081).
  • Automatically create AD/LDAP user home directories (FN # 1203).
  • Restrict portal input in the GUI to prevent scenarios where incorrect input would prevent iSCSI from starting (FN # 1231).
  • Fix disks / partition parsing when importing volumes (FN # 1202).
  • Restrict users from creating cronjobs / rsync tasks with long usernames (FN # 1061).
  • Escape samba AD/LDAP passwords (FN # 1225).
  • Ensure guest accounts are disabled if checked (SF r8276).

Note: Builds prior to 8.0.3-RELEASE with ‘CIFS’ didn’t actually have AIO (asynchronous I/O) enabled. So, if you experience performance degradation after upgrading from prior versions of FreeNAS to 8.0.3-RELEASE or newer, turn off AIO or tune the AIO size from ‘1’ to something more reasonable (the new default in 8.0.3-RELEASE-p1 is 4096 or 4kB).

FreeNAS 8.0.4 is available to download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.0.4/

FreeNAS 8.0.4 Multimedia has also been released. This is a sneak preview of the multimedia support that will be available in FreeNAS 8.2.0.

At the moment the applications are not tied into the GUI. You will need to configure them on the CLI as described here: http://bit.ly/xGeLnj.

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FreeNAS 8.0.3 released

January 6th, 2012 Comments off

The latest update to the FreeBSD-based Network-Attached Storage (NAS) solution has been released. FreeNAS 8.0.3 is a mainatinace release which includes the following changes:

  • Upgrade ataidle to 2.6.
  • Upgrade nut / net-snmp to 2.6.2 and 5.7.1, respectively.
  • Bump samba from 3.5.11 to 3.6.1.
  • Bump netatalk to 2.2.1.
  • NFSv4 ACL support.

A full list of changes and fixes can be found in the release notes. FreeNAS 8.0.3 is available to download for 32- and 64-bit systems. Note that previous builds were branded as i386/amd64 (32-bit and 64-bit respectively). 8.0.3-RC1+ rebranded the architectures as x86 and x64, respectively.

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FreeNAS 8.0.2 Fixes Email Subsystem

October 14th, 2011 Comments off

FreeNAS 8.0.2 has been released to fix that email subsystem which got broken for 8.0.1. It resulted in the system not being able to send mail, as well as breaking the alert system in the GUI.

Other changes since 8.0.1

  • Allow decimal numbers for a dataset quota.
  • Fix setting recursive ACLs.
  • Start proftpd after ix-ssl to use the correct SSL cert.
  • Use wildcards in cron and rsync jobs instead of listing all values.r8211)
  • Fix case in iSCSI targets to match the behavior specified by RFC 3722.

FreeNAS 8.0.2 can be downloaded from here and the full release notes from here.

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FreeNAS 8.0.1 Released

October 3rd, 2011 Comments off

FreeNAS 8.0.1 has been released and is now available to download from https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.0.1/.

8.0.1 is an important update for all FreeNAS 8.0 users and contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • Django has been updated to 1.3.1 to address multiple security advisories.
  • The base system has been updated to FreeBSD 8.2-p3, which addresses http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-11:05.unix.aschttp://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-11:04.compress.asc
  • A New button to zpools that will display zpool status in a tab.
  • Divorced the volume members in the database from the FreeBSD devices.
    This resolves an issue where FreeBSD can change devices names and the
    GUI doesn’t pick up the updates due to the devices names being hard-wired
    in the database.
  • Support exporting ZFS zvols (virtual devices) as device extents via iSCSI.
    8.0 was only able to export physical device nodes or file based extents.
  • The GUI now has an event notification system.
  • 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.
  • SCSI target works with VMWare ESXi 5.0
  • New email backend that provides interop with a range of mail servers (including gmail)
  • Improvements in selecting iSCSI file extents
  • Update to django 1.3.1 to address security issues in django
  • Fix a bug that was preventing ldap over tls from working.
  • Some machines panic with the usb 3.0 driver, move this from the kernel to a
  • module so it can be disabled.
  • Support mixed tagged and untagged vlan traffic on a physical interface.
  • Added a “save debug” button which will save a tech dump of the freenas box.
  • If the webgui is bound to an address the system no longer has listen on 0.0.0.0

 

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8.0.1 RC2 Released – 64 Bit Only at the Moment

September 15th, 2011 Comments off

The second release candiate for FreeNAS 8.0.1 has been released that includes an updated version of Django which addresses several security vulnerabilities recently found.

Highlights include:

  • iSCSI target works with VMWare ESXi 5.0
  • New email backend that provides interop with a range of mail servers (including gmail)
  • Improvements in selecting iSCSI file extents
  • Update to django 1.3.1 to address security issues in django
  • Fix a bug that was preventing ldap over tls from working.
  • Some machines panic with the usb 3.0 driver, move this from the kernel to a
  • module so it can be disabled.
  • Support mixed tagged and untagged vlan traffic on a physical interface.
  • Added a “save debug” button which will save a tech dump of the freenas box.
  • If the webgui is bound to an address the system no longer has listen on 0.0.0.0

The 64 bit version can be downloaded from here:

http://websvn.pcbsd.org/downloads/FreeNAS-8r7765-amd64.iso

There is now news yet on the 32 bit version or if this release will make it into the 8.0.1 repository on SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.0.1/.

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FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4 Released

July 14th, 2011 Comments off

iXsystems are preparing to release FreeNAS 8.0.1 and have released the planned final beta. Beta 4 addresses several fairly significant bugs in Beta 3, adds OS X 10.7 compatibility and ups the minimum installation device size to 2 GB.

Changes since 8.0.1-BETA3:

  • ACLs and UNIX file system permissions work properly on both UFS and ZFS volumes. Because the ACLs needed by windows and UNIX are mutually exclusive the GUI now prompts for which system you will be using and sets permissions appropriately.
  • Changes to link aggregations which resulted in a regression in functionality have been reverted.  There was a workaround to the issue in BETA3.  A migration has been added to the system to clear the workaround.  If you are upgrading from something other than BETA3 you don’t need to do anything.  If you are upgrading from BETA3, and BETA3 broke your link aggregations BETA4 will fix things.  If BETA3 broke your link aggregations and you applied a workaround the migration should revert the workaround and things will work properly.  If upgrading to BETA4 causes link aggregations to stop working the best solution is to delete and recreate them.
  • BETA3 completed the change from hard wiring device names in the database to using identifiers.  iSCSI device extents were not changed properly.  This BETA addresses that issue.
  • A method was accidentally deleted from the middleware that prevented smartd from running.  This has been resolved.
  • ZFS snapshots are now exported to CIFS shares and are visible in windows as shadow copies.  How you access these varies between windows version.
  • Many improvements have been made to replication that increase it’s speed and robustness.
  • The CD upgrade now preserves all of /data instead of select files.
  • Fix a bug in the graph generation script which would allow the graphs of deleted volumes to persist.
  • Fix a bug in UFS volume creation, where newly created UFS volumes would only show after a reboot.
  • Add tmux to the system.  Just like GNU screen in functionality only BSD licensed and actively maintained.
  • Add dmidecode to the system.  This can provide very useful hardware diagnostic information.
  • Updated the version of Intel NIC drivers to handle Intel’s latest round of hardware.
  • Add support for Marvell MX2 SATA controllers, sold with some WD 3TB drives.
  • Make netatalk (AFP) compatible with OS X 10.7

You can get FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4 here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/FreeNAS-8.0.1/

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