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Global Configuration Screen

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Last Modified 2022-05-19 08:47 EDT

The Network > Global Configuration screen has all the general TrueNAS networking settings that are not specific to any interface.

Disruptive Change

Making changes to the network interface the web interface uses can result in losing connection to TrueNAS! Fixing any misconfigured network settings might require command line knowledge or physical access to the TrueNAS system.

Global Configuration Settings

NetworkGlobalConfigurationScreen

Options are organized into several categories.

Many of these interface, DNS, and gateway options are also configured in the Console Setup Menu. Be sure to check both locations when troubleshooting network connectivity issues.

Hostname and Domain

Many of these fields have default values you can change to meet requirements of the local network. The Hostname and Domain field values display on the Dashboard > System Information card. Some options only display when the appropriate hardware is present.

SettingDescription
HostnameEnter the system host name. If an Enterprise system with two controllers, this is the first TrueNAS controller host name. Upper and lower case alphanumeric, (.) and (-) characters are allowed.
Hostname (TrueNAS Controller 2)Enter the host name of second TrueNAS controller (for HA only). Upper and lower case alphanumeric, (.) and (-) characters are allowed.
Hostname (Virtual)Ener the virtual host name. When using a virtualhost, this is also used as the Kerberos principal name. Enter the fully qualified host name plus the domain name. Upper and lower case alphanumeric, (.) and (-) characters are allowed.
DomainEnter the system domain name.
Additional DomainsEnter additional domains to search. Separate entries by pressing Enter. Adding search domains can cause slow DNS lookups

Service Announcement

SettingDescription
NetBIOS-NSSelect to advertise the SMB service NetBIOS name. Legacy NetBIOS name server. Can be required for legacy SMB1 clients to discover the server. When advertised, the server appears in Network Neighborhood.
mDNSSelect to use the system host name (in Hostname) to advertise enabled and runnint services. Multicast DNS. For example, this controls if the server appears under Network on MacOS clients.
WS-DiscoverySelect to use the SMB Service NetBIOS Name to advertise the server to WS-Discovery clients. This causes the computer to appear in the Network Neighborhood of modern Windows OSes.

DNS Servers

SettingDescription
Nameserver 1Enter the primary DNS server IP address.
Nameserver 2Enter the secondary DNS server IP address.
Nameserver 3Enter the tertiary DNS server IP address.

Default Gateway

SettingDescription
IPv4 Default GatewayEnter the IP address to use instead of the default gateway provided by DHCP for IPv4 service. Typically not set.
IPv6 Default GatewayEnter the IP address to use instead of the default gateway provided by DHCP for IPv6 service. Typically not set.

Other Settings

SettingDescription
HTTP ProxyEnter the proxy information for the network in the format http://my.proxy.server:3128 or http://user:password@my.proxy.server:3128.
Enable Netwait FeatureSelect to prevents network services from starting until the interface can ping the addresses listed in the Netwait IP list.
Netwait IP ListSelect only appears when Enable Netwait Feature is set. Enter a list of IP addresses to ping. Separate entries by pressing Enter. Each address is tried until one is successful or the list is exhausted. Leave empty to use the default gateway.
Host Name DatabaseEnter the database host name. Used to add one entry per line which is appended to /etc/hosts. Separate entries by pressing Enter. Use the format IP_address space hostname where multiple host names can be used if separated by a space. Hosts defined here are still accessible by name even when DNS is not available. See hosts for additional information.