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TrueNAS 12.0 BETA2 Now Generally Available

by Lyle Smith

iXsystems has announced the general availability of TrueNAS 12.0-BETA2. The company has reported over 175 bugs fixes for the newest version, which means we are a lot closer to seeing the full TrueNAS 12.0-Release version. TrueNAS CORE is the successor to FreeNAS, and is one of the three versions of TrueNAS Open Storage software comprised of TrueNAS CORE, TrueNAS Enterprise, and TrueNAS SCALE.

iXsystems has announced the general availability of TrueNAS 12.0-BETA2. The company has reported over 175 bugs fixes for the newest version, which means we are a lot closer to seeing the full TrueNAS 12.0-Release version. TrueNAS CORE is the successor to FreeNAS, and is one of the three versions of TrueNAS Open Storage software comprised of TrueNAS CORE, TrueNAS Enterprise, and TrueNAS SCALE.

TrueNAS 12.0-BETA2

Among the improvements in the newest release are major changes to ZFS filesystem, as it brings all the features of ZFS on Linux (ZoL) to the upcoming OpenZFS 2.0 release. Further major changes include:

  • ZFS Native Crypto – Per dataset encryption and support for encrypted replication to untrusted targets.
  • 2-Factor Authentication – Allows using Applications such as “Google Authenticator” to provide an extra level of security before logging into the UI or SSH access.
  • KMIP Support – TrueNAS Enterprise now adds the ability to interface with KMIP servers for the storage and retrieval of passwords and encryption keys.
  • Performance Improvements – Virtually every area of the platform has been updated and includes some major performance improvements, including SMB, iSCSI, ZFS and more.
  • API Keys – All of TrueNAS can be configured with TrueNAS API v2.0, and now supports keys for remote access. TrueNAS API v1.0 is no longer supported.
  • Fusion Pools – Allows creating pools with all-flash vdevs that store metadata and small-block IO. This provides flash-like performance on all metadata operations, but with the cost effectiveness of spinning disk for storage blocks.
  • VPN Support – Support for TrueNAS acting as both an OpenVPN Server and Client, depending on your VPN needs.

iXsystems has made a range of other bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements concerning the UI and APIs. They’ve also overhauled their Documentation to focus more on things like how to accomplish specific tasks, which helps to simplify and speed up the deployment of TrueNAS in different storage environments. Check out our guide on how to install TrueNAS CORE 12.

Kris Moore from iXsystems was recently at the StorageReview premises as well to discuss and live demo the new features of TrueNAS CORE version 12.0.

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