virtual machine

  1. NickF

    Resource Getting Started with Virtualization on TrueNAS SCALE 1.1

    A general overview and step-by-step guide for using TrueNAS SCALE as a hypervisor for virtual machines. Please see the "Download" Button on the top right of your screen. The document is too large to fit inside of this box :)
  2. E

    Windows server 2016 & 2019 not installing.

    Hello, I have been working on installing & running windows server 2016 or 2019 with FreeNAS 11.2-U5 with no success then upgraded to U6 which gave same outcome. I Have valid windows server 2016 which I have tested installing on a physical server which ran successfully. When creating new virtual...
  3. D

    Windows does not use all the data cores on freenas

    OS Version: FreeNAS-11.2-U6 (Build Date: Sep 17, 2019 2:16) Processor: AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core Processor (8 cores) Memory: 16 GiB I installed freenas windows 1903 on the VM. Everything works except for the cores it uses. I gave 8 cores but only 1 is used and I don't understand why. I had another...
  4. P

    Add another NIC to VM?

    Hi everyone, Do you know any way to add another NIC to a VM? Currently after adding a NIC you cannot add another one ( 11.2 ). Is there a possibility to add another NIC via command line and make it permanent?
  5. C

    FreeNAS 11.2 Win 10 VM slow performance and near 100% CPU usage

    Hi All I am running: FreeNAS-11.2-U4.1 E3-1230 V2 (4 core 8 thread) 2 x 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM PCIe SSD for VM zvol VM: Win 10 2vCPU 4GB RAM Fresh install of Win 10 (latest build, ISO created with Windows media creation tool) Saw that there were issues with e1000 LAN adapter, so switched to VirtIO...
  6. D

    Aumentare risoluzione VM

    Salve, Ho freenas ultima versione con delle macchine virtuali (linux, windows) e vorrei poter usare VNC e teamviwer a 1080p .. come posso fare ?
  7. I

    Docker VMs not working anymore

    Hey guys, I can no longer create working Docker VMs in 11.1U7. Attempting to pull any image results in the timeout message, despite having a working internet connection within the VM. I've been getting these messages on previously working, and new, VMs for about a week now. Anyone else seeing...
  8. O

    FreeNAS on Dell R430 with 1 Windows VM - Possible?

    Hello the community, That is my first post here so I hope I will do it right. The title says it all. I have ordered a Dell R430 Server coming very soon (had a good deal on it) My goal is to populate it with as much drive as possible and run FreeNAS to run ZFS and share data across our Lan...
  9. S

    PXE/Network boot a virtual machine

    Sorry if this has been asked and answered before, I did search for an answer but could not find a definitive one. Can you network/PXE boot a VM created in FreeNAS? I have a PXE boot server running and have successfully booted physical machines as well as VM's using VirtualBox so I know the set...
  10. R

    Daphile Audio as Virtual machine

    Hi, besides a fileserver I also want to use FreeNAS as a CD Ripper. That's why I created a Virtual Machine with Daphile OS. This runs so far, but there are two problems: I can start the Virtual Machine and I can also see Daphile Audo in the VNC window, but I cannot see the DVD drive. In the...
  11. jakesnow

    Bhyve requesting overcommit on fresh install

    So I've been using FreeNAS for a couple of years now. I honestly have not run into a single problem that I couldn't solve with a google search... until now. So, respect for that goes to the entire community. I recently decided to upgrade my home server, as I want to start using more VMs to...
  12. Barlog951

    VM virtual disk naming on system level

    I try to virtualize my FreeNAS in xcp-ng, PCI passthrough of external and internal SATA controllers end up great ( thanks for a great tutorial ) When I add virtual HDD and start installation system, in system level was like ada0 but I already have ada0 from my PCI controller So It's possible to...
  13. Y

    VNC keyboard not working properly

    Hello everyone, I've got FreeNAS-11.2-RELEASE-U1 running on my setup. Now I have seen this video ( to install Pihole on ubuntu server (19.04) inside a VM. The install process went well but only when I need to configure something in the terminal my...
  14. R

    How many Docker Host VMs do you create?

    Hi, I'm curious to know how many Docker Host VMs people create in FreeNAS for their containers, or if there's a recommended practice for this. The way I see it, there are two options: 1. Create a Docker Host VM for each application (ie. a Docker Host VM for a Wordpress install that contains...
  15. urza

    SOLVED FreeNAS-11.2-U3 - Ubuntu 18.04 server in VM has no internet access.

    Hello good people, I installed Ubuntu server 18.04.2 in VM on FreeNAS-11.2-U3 (my first and fresh FreeNAS install) and it has no internet connection from inside. So I probably need to do something with network settings? I am really lame with network things, I hoped that this would all work...
  16. royalba94

    Can't seem to add more than 2 CPUs to VM

    Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to FreeNAS and everything so I'm sorry if there's something obvious. I'm trying to create a windows 10 VM with 6 or 8 cores but everytime I make one in FreeNAS using the UI it only ends up with 2 cores no matter what I put in the cores field. It also does not change...
  17. L

    Migrate physical machine to VM

    Hi there, im running a Ubuntu (Server 18.04.1 LTS) machine on physical Hardware and would like to move it over to FreeNAS (running FreeNAS-11.2-RELEASE ) as a VM since I will be upgrading my FreeNAS System with better CPU/RAM so I can virtualize ;) and get rid of one physical machine that take...
  18. zer0bitz

    Trying to create Virtualmachine

    Hello all! Im trying to create VM (Windows 7 Ultimate) on FreeNAS-11.2-RELEASE-U1, but something is going wrong. I have setup a VM with 2 cores and 4gb of RAM, with these settings I am able to start the Virtual Machine. Go to VNC and see it running until the problem occurs. I can see the...
  19. Derkades

    VM crashes with two VNC connections

    When I accidentally open the noVNC web page twice (it's easy to lose a tab with multiple browser windows and many many tabs open), the VM I am trying to connect to instantly crashes. Both tabs will say "Server disconnected (code: 1000, reason: Target closed)", and any application running on the...
  20. D

    VMs not booting until I VNC in

    Hi all- I'm playing with 11.2-RC2, and I'm noticing that any VMs that I have set to auto start do indeed show up as running in the UI after a reboot, but don't actually boot until I VNC into them. To wit: I might reboot my machine, and if I come back a few days later to VNC in to a VM for the...
  21. J

    Add physical disk to a VM

    Is there a way to add a physical disk (not a zvol) to a virtual machine? My server has physical disk partitions that FreeNAS doesn't support. I'd like to mount these partitions in a Linux VM, so I can copy files off it.
  22. E

    Execute permissions NFS

    Hello, I am currently having some trouble when trying to execute a .sh in my VM which is located in my freenas dataset mounted with NFS. My dataset has UNIX permission type with 777 permissions with the root user set, and the sharing NFS has the maproot also with the root user. This is the...
  23. Kiran Kankipati

    SOLVED FreeNAS Virtual Machine (VM) (WARNING: NOT SAFE) and Software Defined Storage (SDS)

    FreeNAS Fans, Hey guys, I built and deployed a FreeNAS Virtual Machine (VM) with multiple virtual harddrives within physical harddrives spread across. It is a quite fascinating journey. I shot a detailed video of my build. Looking for your views: What I am expecting is to have an alternative...
  24. D

    ESXI VM's to FreeNAS 11.1 U6

    Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to move my ESXI VM's to FreeNAS VM's? (Not Jails, not Docker, but FreeNAS VM) I have a server with ESXI 6.5 and a NAS running FreeNAS 11.1-U6. I want to go back to 1 physical machine. (FreeNAS for storage and the VM's) Some of the ESXI VM's are...
  25. Tom85768

    Absolutely solid platform on vSphere 6.5

    I've been running a FreeNAS 11.0U1 on a Dell R730 for over a year and a half now. We have the machine entirely virtualised on vSphere 6.5 an provide it with 10 x 1.46Tb SSD Virtual disks (as VMDKs) for a RAID 10 Volume, these are not passthrough. This is around 8Tb usable space. This is served...
  26. N

    Windows XP Virtual Machine on FreeNAS

    Can anyone tell me if it's possible to run a Windows XP virtual machine on FreeNAS? If so, any hints as to where I might get some directions for setup? Need better keywords for search as I'm getting old Virtual Box info which I believe is obsolete and no longer an option.) (IIUC Bhyve is...
  27. N

    Running Linux Virtual Machines

    After wasting almost 2 days trying to get a Linux Virtual Machine to run, I set out to document the process so that hopefully others will be spared from the frustrations of this task. From what I can see I have no choice but to use UEFI if I'm going to use the GUI as the serial doesn't seem to...
  28. G

    Ubuntu: Invalid Environment Block

    Hello, I have recently been running an Ubuntu 16 VM in FreeNAS 11.1-U4 but I recently rebooted the VM and it now displays “Error: Invalid Environment Block”. There are some suggestions on how to fix his through the GRUB menu but I’m not sure how to access this with a FreeNAS VM... Anyone have...
  29. M

    SOLVED VMs Losing Network Connectivity

    I built a new system and installed FreeNAS on it. All has gone well. I created 2 Windows Server 2016 VMs (sorry - testing a work thing) and they installed and run fine. For a bit. And then they freeze or lose their network connectivity. RDP (after I enabled it) can't connect. VNC gets me...
  30. H

    Problème de clavier dans une machine virtuelle

    Bonjour à tous, je suis actuellement sous Freenas 11. J'ai configuré une machine virtuelle et installé Lubuntu (mais j'ai également fait des essais avec mint avec les mêmes symptomes). Pendant l'installation, j'ai beau choisir le clavier francais, je suis toujours en qwerty. Mais le pire, c'est...
  31. Eds89

    Validation on intended setup

    Hi, Hoping some of you guys might be able to validate my intended deployment of a virtual FreeNAS box/Plex server for home use. My intention is to have a one box does all kind of approach, with ESXi running on bare metal, hosting several VMs; FreeNAS for ESXi/SMB storage pFsense router Domain...
  32. S

    FreeNAS-11.1-U1 - VM

    Hello helping hands, I need some suggestions and support for my requirements. Let me put them down first. I want to sync Dropbox, OneDrive on my FreeNAS Box I have Apple TV, and I want to play movies, music and videos present in my FreeNAS without opening my Mac Syncing some crucial data...
  33. W

    Testing FreeNAS in VM and experiencing issues

    I'm strongly considering using FreeNAS for a home server I'm planning, but I've never used it before so I set it up in VirtualBox to make sure I know the ropes before diving in headfirst. It seems like a good fit but I've hit two big problems and I don't know if it's because I'm running FreeNAS...
  34. A

    FreeNAS Windows 7 VM - Mouse not working

    Hi, I've been going through the learning process of running a windows VM on FreeNAS. I have been able to create the VM, install windows 7 professional and load the virtual IO drivers onto the windows VM. Throughout the whole process the mouse hasn't worked using VNC viewer or the web VNC on...
  35. S

    Unable to create VM

    Hello All! I am trying to create a VM on my FreeNAS. After reading lot of posts, I want to give as many details as possible upfront. Below are the details. Build FreeNAS-11.1-RELEASE Platform Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5507 @ 2.27GHz...
  36. W

    SOLVED Mounting data in a VM running on FreeNAS-11.1-RELEASE

    Hey! Question about accessing data. I'm running FreeNAS-11.1-RELEASE and I have one VM, a Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop. In this VM, I want to mount data that I have on the same FreeNAS installation. Now I do this in Ubuntu with CIFS and I have a CIFS (Windows SMB) share in FreeNAS. Works great. But I'm...
  37. N

    Rancher VM Suggestions (for 11.1)

    I'm trying to understand how to best use Docker VMs on 11.1. I've successfully created the rancher UI and another VM host node. But I have a few things (so far) that I can't find info about: 1. Upgrading the Rancher OS in a VM. The installed version is 1.1.0, but 1.1.1 is available. The...
  38. D

    I've forgotten, was there a new plugin system coming?

    I think I read somewhere, we're going to get a new, improved, plugin system which will still use jails or something (so low overhead) but more compatible with umm a wider varierty of plugins? PLUS the docker / VM solution (eventually)? Is that right? After dabbling with the VM functionality...
  39. B

    FreeNAS 11; is there a way to pass through USB to a VM?

    I have a webserver on an external HDD that I want to migrate to my new FreeNAS box, however, I want to keep all the files on this existing drive. I was thinking of passing it through to my Debian VM, is this possible? If not, is there a good way to permanently mount the drive using a jail as...
  40. T

    FreeNAS 11 VM OS install problem

    Hi. I successfully created VM for test with UI, but i can't install OS (Win 7/8.1/10) via VNC. I added ZVOL to DISK and install.ISO to CDROM. I trying both settings for boot UEFI and UEFI-CSM, but i can't boot from ISO. What i must change or set to start normal instalation like from BIOS on VM...
  41. B

    VM no longer boots - inaccessible boot device

    I have a Windows 2012 R2 VM that was working fine until a couple of days ago when I upgraded from 11.0-U3 to 11.0-U4. Now when it attempts to boot a blue screen comes up with the message Inaccessible boot device. I tried going back to 11.0-U3 and I am getting the same error so I'm not entirely...
  42. anderstn

    Memory consumption and virtual machines

    Hi So after seeing my memory spike drastically after I wrote some files to my first RAID array I was worried I had done something wrong. As it turns out this is really just the effect of a pretty neat feature that caches written data in memory. This however raises another question. What happens...
  43. R

    How to bridge VM NIC to physical NIC of FreeNAS 11?

    Hi all, Sorry if this has already been answered, but I could not find it. I`m using FreeNAS-11.0-U4 (54848d13b) [updated from 9.3] and am trying to create a Windows 10 VM, which all works OK (the OS has installed OK, got networking and can use the VM). However, I have 2 NICs on my FreeNAS...
  44. Florian8619

    Empfehlung der Profis Jail oder VM

    Liebes Forum, erstmal mein Vorhaben. Und zwar möchte ich auf meinem FreeNas11 nextcloud am Laufen haben, dazu Web, und Mailserver. Der Fileserver, FTPserver wird bereits direkt über FreeNas erledigt. Ist es besser die ganzen Dienste einzeln in Jails zu Packen oder Kann ich auch alle in ein...
  45. T

    Bhyve alternative?

    Need to run a windows server vm inside FreeNAS 11.0-U3, however I am using dual xeon e5520 cpus which according to the docs and the grep command VT-x: PAT,HLT,MTF,PAUSE,EPT,VPID they support extended page tables but don't support UGfeatures. I understand that you can run a vm inside a jail but...
  46. B

    FreeNAS VM is booting into shell every time. How can I fix this?

    I created a VM in FreeNAS and gave it a CDROM with an Ubuntu ISO and also gave it a DISK for storage. When I start the VM, I get into the shell every time. I cannot even install the operating system. How can this be fixed?? Thanks!
  47. tems

    VM - no sound?

    Hi All, Any ideas why I can't get sound to work on my newly installed VMs? I recently upgraded to FN11 and noticed the new VM feature. I gave it a whirl with and installed a couple of VMs with ease (Ubuntu (ubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64) and Solus (Solus-1.2.1). Both seem work work fine when I...
  48. rakesh

    How to share drives to VM on FreeNAS 11?

    I just upgraded to FN11 and got a Ubuntu VM setup by using the web GUI and remoting into it via VNC. I got pretty much everything setup, but I can't figure out how to mount my data to the VM. I have a volume called NAS (/mnt/NAS), which is the parent volume of the entire server and under that, I...
  49. TheAllen

    VM/bhyve returns to install "disk"

    I'm very new to VMs under FreeNAS-11.0-RELEASE (a2dc21583) but I've been using FreeNAS as a file server for quite a while. Thought I'd give this a whirl. Set up a VM with 2 virtual CPUs, Memory Size: 2,000 MiB, Boot: UEFI Created a zvol 70GiB in size at the top level of an existing...
  50. Soloam

    Replace Jails With VM's in FreeNAS 11

    I was wondering, is there any one replacing all the Jails with a single VM? The Jail system is nice, having one single ip for one process, but the system is outdated, some jails take forever to update, and maintenance is very time consuming in some cases and the update process is very hard in...