FreeNAS 11.1 was just released. Notable new features include OpenZFS performance optimizations, a beta of Docker support, and public cloud syncing.
Getting the most out of your home lab is essential for keeping up on certifications, and to keep expanding your skill sets in general. Matt Crape set himself the ambitious goal of expanding his home lab using the hopeful budget of $0.00, a man after my own heart.
In this edition of Gestalt Server News
– Intel Optane hits the streets, how does the first commercial 3D XPoint fare?
– Elastifile rethinks distributed file systems
– Impressions of FreeNAS Corral
Plus the agony and nonexistent ecstasy of sad MacBook Pro dongles!
Erik Ableson reviews FreeNAS Corral. This represents a total rewrite of FreeNAS and its UI, including the underpinning with the latest version of FreeBSD. While there were some bugs to work out (specifically some weird UI business when using Safari), the UI seems to be strong, and there’s direct Docker integration that works well out of the box. Most impressively, FreeNAS now as comprehensive support for UPS integration.
As a former Linux/OSS hippie, I’ve known about FreeNAS for a while. I first gave it a try a few years ago. Lifehacker had an article about using it to turn an old PC into a home server. A combination of an aging Celeron CPU, a terrible ISP-provided router, and my inability to properly setup a […]
Robert Novak from rsts11 comments: [I have a lot of stuff in my head to tell you all about, but I also have a thousand square feet of inventory and storage to move an average of two miles this weekend… so keep an eye out for more lengthy posts coming later in the month. I’m […]
I am spending a few weeks examining the truths and fictions that bind our industry together. Let’s start with one of my favorite old canards: That enterprise storage must be overpriced because bare disk drives are so cheap.
I have seen this straw man argument set up by so many throughout my career that it has […]