FreeNAS 8.2 supports plugins
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iXsystems has FreeNAS, a FreeBSD-based network attached storage operating system, released in version 8.2.
In FreeNAS 2.8 , users can change the ZFS file system directly from the console, for example, block devices (zvols), datasets or entire partitions to create, modify and delete. The GUI supports active-passive multipath-capable hardware, including dual-expander mainly on back lanes hanging SAS drives (Serial attached SCSI) belong.
FreeNAS 2.8 accepts third-party plug-ins. They are also preserved when a system is updated, and can be configured from the graphical interface. The developer built a web-shell in the GUI so that users can open a web browser within a root shell. The “Create Volume” application has been renamed the “Volume Manager” and revised. Existing data pool can be expanded so intuitive. Multiple hard drives are now combined in a multi-select widget into a storage volume and no longer have control over box.
ZFS volumes can be set up in FreeNAS 8.2 so that it at periodic intervals are automatically checked and adjusted. The default setting is maintained, will have the “Scrub task every 35 days.” An auto-tuning script can speed up the system. Experienced users can modify low-level system attributes such as kernel tunables and sysctls of the GUI and thus increase the speed of your system. A new Web Toolkit enables intuitive user-machine interface and better browser compatibility. The latter means that the FreeNAS surface is better represented on Android and IOS devices.
FreeNAS is released under a BSD license. The web interface is based on the Python web framework Django. FreeNAS requires at least 2 GB of free hard disk space and 110 MB is a large ISO image for 32 – and 64-bit computers on SourceForge available.