FreeNAS 11.1-Release

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December 13, 2017

We are pleased to announce the general availability of FreeNAS 11.1. This release delivers many performance improvements, new and updated drivers, new features and enhancements, and bug fixes. FreeNAS 11.1 can be used and distributed free of charge, and updates are freely available.

Operating System

FreeNAS 11.1 is based on the FreeBSD 11.1-STABLE operating system, which includes numerous performance improvements, new and updated drivers, new features, and bug fixes.

OpenZFS

OpenZFS has seen many improvements. Users will notice a significant speedup when listing a large number of snapshots or deleting multiple snapshots and large files.

The scrub and resilver algorithm implement substantial speed improvements which will be most noticeable on fragmented pools.

Resilver Priority has been added to Storage. Resilvering, which rebuilds the storage array, can now be run at a higher priority at configurable times and days of the week.

Hardware Support

The hardware watchdog has been reenabled for recent firmware versions of AsrockRack C2750D4I. The BMC bug which required the watchdog to be disabled is resolved with the 00.35.00 or newer BMC firmware version.

IPMI

The Identify Light button has been added to identify a system in a rack by flashing its Unit ID light.

Cloud Support

Cloud Credentials has been added to System, providing a secure connection with cloud service providers. Supported services include Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, Backblaze B2, and Google Cloud Storage.

Cloud Sync has been added to Tasks, giving the capability of synchronizing files or directories with remote cloud storage.

Virtual Machines

VMs have received significant improvements, including:

selecting which NIC is used by the VM, and setting the MAC address for the VM NIC. specifying the sector size used by the emulated disk. selecting the VNC screen resolution, the IP address to bind to, the VNC password, and the option to use the Web version of VNC. the option to create a Docker instance based on RancherOS. Services

The Netdata real-time performance and monitoring system has been added. The SNMP MIB has many improvements, including the ability to send SNMP traps for new alerts. Time Machine

Support for per-backup OS X Time Machine quotas has been added.

Alerts

The Send Test Alert button has been added to Alert Services, making testing of notification services simpler.

The complete list of features is available at http://doc.freenas.org/11/intro.html#new-features-in-release.

Changelogs

BETA1:

  • 7493 Feature Use inadyn as DDNS backend to support more providers
  • 11534 Bug Register enterprise number for FREENAS-MIB
  • 13630 Bug Prevent large file delete from starving out write operations
  • 16455 Bug Add lsiget tool
  • 17907 Feature Add ability to sign CSRs using internal FreeNAS CA
  • 18428 Feature Speed up snapshots listing
  • 18615 Bug Skip old login failures in daily security run output
  • 19406 Bug Remove Snapshot Replication column
  • 19572 Feature Allow readonly attribute for datasets to be set/unset from the GUI
  • 19740 Bug Update Advanced Console UI description
  • 20230 Bug Clarify scrub schedule fields in Guide
  • 20908 Feature Add several new providers for Dynamic DNS
  • 21091 Feature Script to migrate from warden to iocage jails
  • 21872 Feature Apply default permissions to SMB share ACLs
  • 22859 Bug Speed up the installation of base-os
  • 23177 Feature Add System – General fields to Middlewared
  • 23355 Feature Add Netdata service
  • 23361 Feature Add unauthorized reboot e-mail alert
  • 23439 Bug ZFS VFS objects are optional
  • 23441 Feature Add Support for Backblaze B2
  • 23455 Feature Detach device from mirrored boot pool
  • 23481 Feature Allow users to access VM guest’s VNC via web shell
  • 23493 Bug Fix VM stop
  • 23523 Feature Support for mirrored swap partitions
  • 23552 Bug Re-enable hardware watchdog for newer firmware versions of AsrockRack C2750D4I
  • 23615 Bug Disallow attribute changes for builtin users
  • 23651 Bug Add ability to set the VM NIC Mac Address
  • 23652 Bug Add ability to use RAW disk with guest VMs
  • 23684 Bug Disable Nginx server tokens
  • 23691 Feature Add warning in MOTD
  • 23780 Bug Allow Wizard to add another user after a user is deleted
  • 23795 Feature Add ability to restart a VM
  • 23848 Bug Unify zvol create/update code and update API docs
  • 23850 Bug Add compression and dedup to zvol API
  • 23857 Bug Filter out collectd log spam
  • 23871 Bug Don’t create additional dataset at replication destination
  • 23872 Bug Allow rsync task with / as remote host
  • 23881 Bug Unify API code to create/update zvol
  • 23883 Bug Document API for boot environment calls
  • 23894 Feature Add ability to choose the VM VNC screen resolution
  • 23916 Feature Allow multiple Subject Alternate Names in CAs and Certs
  • 23922 Feature Allow WebDAV to function with no authentication
  • 23927 Bug Add ability to select the NIC used by a VM
  • 23928 Feature Add ability to send test alert to Alert Services
  • 23934 Bug Fix traceback when trying to PUT nonexistent object
  • 23943 Bug Prevent infinite folder replication within home directory
  • 23977 Bug RealVNC Viewer can’t connect to VM VNC with auto quality enabled
  • 23978 Feature Enable VLAN priority code point (vlanpcp) for CoS classification
  • 23979 Feature Add VNC authentication support to VMs
  • 23989 Bug Clarify what replicator does when there is no overlapping snapshot on the sending/receiving system
  • 24013 Feature Add “clone promote” functionality to Storage tab
  • 24014 Bug Do not auto-hide error messages on top of the GUI
  • 24040 Bug Add comments to zvol dict
  • 24042 Bug Fix update jail API
  • 24049 Bug Only snapshot imported volumes
  • 24051 Bug Add SNMP log level and default to LOG_ERR
  • 24071 Bug Add VM device to API
  • 24077 Bug Remove 120 character limit from SSH Service “Extra Options” field
  • 24099 Bug Filter out useless messages
  • 24139 Bug Increase timeout to delete boot environment
  • 24172 Feature Add Identify Light button to IPMI
  • 24202 Bug Document VM serial console access
  • 24211 Feature Add compressed ARC stats to top(1)
  • 24212 Bug Allow import of encrypted CA key
  • 24217 Bug Fix SMART tests for wizard-generated configurations
  • 24221 Bug Fix Stop VM button
  • 24222 Bug Add NIC default to new VM
  • 24237 Bug Allow S.M.A.R.T. tests for boot devices
  • 24278 Bug Add API call to update iSCSI portal with unchanged ip:port
  • 24337 Feature Add disk description to title of disk reporting graphs
  • 24402 Bug Improvements to SNMP MIB
  • 24491 Bug Fix traceback when disabling AD directory service
  • 24521 Bug Fix traceback when creating jail using iocage
  • 24528 Bug Fix iocage fetch traceback
  • 24543 Bug Disable daily system uptime report
  • 24571 Feature Add multiple NIC selection to VM networking
  • 24573 Bug Change middlewared to use asyncio
  • 24574 Bug Move BE validation to middleware
  • 24586 Bug Make NFS service bind ip use list instead of string
  • 24594 Bug Add SSL/TLS Support to S3
  • 24597 Feature Add mmv
  • 24598 Feature Randomize default VM NIC Mac Address to avoid conflicts
  • 24599 Bug Ensure minimum memory for VM guest
  • 24604 Feature Add support for HBA 9400-8i (P2 driver)
  • 24731 Bug Replace smartd rc script with smartd-daemon that forks immediately
  • 24782 Bug Fix sort error on Replication Column heading
  • 24795 Bug Allow zvol comments to work with ‘ character
  • 24816 Bug Specify “-o large” when mounting MSDOS filesystems
  • 24819 Feature Add devcpu-data to allow CPU microcode update for Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake processors
  • 24820 Bug Update ixl(4) driver
  • 24845 Feature Provide a shell websocket to use with xterm.js
  • 24885 Bug Update system packages
  • 24926 Bug Do not require Options when adding a new Link Aggregation Member
  • 24930 Bug Unify dataset create/update code in API
  • 24947 Bug Remove LANMAN information from Guide
  • 24949 Bug Don’t traceback when unable to send email
  • 24956 Bug Reduce migration time when upgrading within 11 series
  • 24964 Feature Improve freenas-debug -n (Dump Network Configuration)
  • 24969 Feature Add descriptive headers to freenas-debug
  • 24988 Bug Add API calls to submit tickets
  • 25037 Bug Fix AWS-SNS Alert Service
  • 25038 Bug Re-evaluate NICChoices every time
  • 25053 Bug Reduce RAM fragmentation
  • 25057 Bug Fix traceback when deleting boot environment
  • 25090 Bug Fix bhyve core dump
  • 25101 Bug Replace SMB min/max protocol fields with sysctls
  • 25113 Bug Fix Users sorting error
  • 25140 Bug Display multipath disks in View Disks
  • 25151 Bug Fix cron job “Run now” button
  • 25158 Bug Sync System tab with timezone change
  • 25170 Feature Add Resilver Priority to Storage tab
  • 25182 Feature Add Offline button for faulted devices
  • 25183 Bug Fix Samba PID location
  • 25237 Bug Fix ichwd(4) shutdown crash
  • 25239 Bug Fix reset of webdav password
  • 25252 Bug Add ability to dismiss alert to API
  • 25269 Feature Add No Communication Warning Time field to UPS service
  • 25272 Bug Update OpenVPN to 2.3.14
  • 25278 Bug Add IPMI to middleware
  • 25283 Feature Update API docs for dataset edit
  • 25287 Bug Autocreate iocage bridges
  • 25290 Bug Create RAM disk for RRD files so they don’t fill up tmp partition
  • 25292 Feature Improve dataset resource in API
  • 25303 Bug Add ability to edit a Certificate
  • 25316 Bug Update Iperf to 3-3.2
  • 25318 Bug Update iocage to 0.9.9
  • 25323 Feature API function to retrieve resilvering progress
  • 25328 Feature Add beadm list to freenas-debug
  • 25354 Bug Stop VM before deleting it
  • 25356 Feature Add mbuffer
  • 25381 Feature Add bsdusr_attributes to API
  • 25384 Feature Add sector size option for VM block devices
  • 25392 Feature Add CP1252 to DOS charset choices
  • 25397 Feature Add filtering for filesystem.listdir
  • 25403 Bug Restore zvol size warning
  • 25405 Bug Support hardware with many interrupt vectors, such as Dell R730
  • 25429 Bug Fix wizard traceback when creating Windows share
  • 25439 Bug Increase timeout for shell websocket
  • 25479 Bug Fix traceback when creating snapshot with existing name
  • 25501 Feature Display available uhid devices in UPS service
  • 25518 Bug Prevent creation of duplicate vlan
  • 25521 Feature Generate SHA256 checksum for manual update file
  • 25522 Feature Add checkbox to enable time machine to home share
  • 25529 Feature Add ability to clone VMs
  • 25530 Bug Add scrub pause & resume
  • 25531 Bug Add scrub sorting feature
  • 25560 Bug Allow nfs onestart to work with NFSv4
  • 25565 Feature Add users logic to middlewared
  • 25619 Bug Validate LUN ID for associated targets
  • 25621 Feature Add feature to force encryption with Amazon S3 Cloud Sync
  • 25645 Bug Fix sshd config generation
  • 25657 Bug Fix permissions on logs
  • 25685 Feature Add enable/disabled option for Init/Shutdown Scripts
  • 25697 Feature Uncheck “Wait to boot” VM option by default
  • 25700 Bug Add IPv6 support for VNC in VMs
  • 25704 Bug Add hot spare description to Guide
  • 25709 Bug Update mps driver
  • 25737 Bug Clarify replace disk instructions in Guide
  • 25754 Bug Fix jail web shell hang
  • 25764 Bug Move system dataset business logic to middlewared
  • 25808 Feature Add back s3cmd
  • 25821 Feature Remove unused idmap backends
  • 25830 Bug Update Dojo Toolkit to 1.12.2
  • 25848 Feature Add Cloud Sync, Google Cloud Storage, and Backblaze B2 support
  • 25856 Bug Correct HTTP proxy username/password format in Guide
  • 25894 Bug Enable IPMI support in collectd
  • 25918 Feature Convert FTP service GUI to Middlewared
  • 25919 Feature Convert AFP service GUI to Middlewared
  • 25936 Feature Add checkbox to toggle Access Based Enumeration on SMB shares
  • 25959 Bug Clarify collectd.conf documentation in Guide
  • 25978 Feature Indicate that the new GUI is still in beta
  • 25982 Bug Allow catia VFS object to be enabled independently from fruit and streams_xattr
  • 25987 Bug Add support for Ryzen processors
  • 25990 Feature Add ability to query Certificate ID using API
  • 26004 Feature Convert System:Email to Middlewared
  • 26011 Feature Remove character limitation in Auxiliary Parameters field of FTP service
  • 26012 Bug Fix Rsync service tooltip
  • 26020 Feature Convert Services:SNMP to Middlewared
  • 26021 Feature Convert Services:SMART to Middlewared
  • 26026 Bug Fix traceback on certificate import
  • 26030 Bug Preserve RRD graphs after hostname change
  • 26043 Bug Fix nginx alias bug in new GUI
  • 26049 Bug Clarify description for LDAP certificate in Guide
  • 26067 Bug Use Object ID for group in API
  • 26080 Feature Convert System:Boot Env to Middlewared
  • 26097 Bug Preserve new lines in MOTD
  • 26101 Feature REST v2.0 OpenAPI Specification
  • 26179 Feature Convert Services:DynDNS to Middlewared
  • 26201 Feature Support double confirmation on some dialogs
  • 26218 Bug Rewrite poor dedup warning
  • 26239 Bug Indicate that the Netdata service needs to be started before it can be configured
  • 26241 Bug Retire 9.3 train
  • 26242 Bug Improve text in VM field names and tooltips
  • 26244 Bug Fix traceback when signing a CSR
  • 26270 Bug Restart cron after timezone change
  • 26271 Feature Use middlewared to get public key and scan remote ssh key
  • 26292 Feature Add support for Intel X553 to ixgb(4)

RC1:

  • 24127 Feature Update AD and LDAP endpoints in API
  • 25394 Bug Remove_ea_value() calls and its 64K limitation
  • 25543 Bug Proper error messages for VMware exceptions
  • 25889 Bug Allow reporting CPU usage as a percentage
  • 26278 Feature Add ability to get console messages to API
  • 26295 Bug More improvements to SNMP MIB
  • 26313 Bug Merge in additional upstream scrub commits
  • 26329 Bug Fix 11.1 Prerelease registering as a downgrade
  • 26343 Bug Update iocage section of Guide
  • 26344 Bug Preserve leading space in MOTD banner field
  • 26352 Feature Update Netdata to 1.8.0
  • 26357 Bug Report PCI UARTs to recognize serial cards
  • 26358 Feature Convert Tasks:InitShutdown to Middlewared
  • 26372 Bug Handle failed password attempts when logging into new UI
  • 26373 Feature Middleware events for scrub/resilver progress
  • 26387 Bug Fix SMART service not sending emails
  • 26408 Bug Change minimum required memory to 8GB in installer

RC3:

  • 17875 Bug Specify a quota per time machine backup
  • 17923 Feature Add dataset quota email notifications
  • 21336 Bug Add ability to attach smaller disk to a larger one
  • 23357 Bug Add ability to create Docker container in VM using RancherOS
  • 23544 Feature Allow up to 6 additional domains in DNS search directive
  • 24972 Feature Add transfer mode for cloud sync tasks
  • 25034 Bug Fix Intel i350 WOL bug
  • 25527 Bug Allow $ character in IPMI password
  • 25734 Bug Expose zvol state through SNMP
  • 25886 Bug Ensure NFS shares networks do not overlap
  • 26047 Bug Use certificate chain if certificate contains multiple parts
  • 26165 Bug Send email when scrub finishes
  • 26178 Feature Convert Services:TFTP to Middlewared
  • 26316 Bug Include VirtualBox in note about promiscuous mode in Guide
  • 26330 Feature Add API to get Kerberos principal
  • 26340 Feature Add location to change lagg MTU to tooltip
  • 26365 Bug Ensure uniqueness by combining guest VM name with its ID number
  • 26386 Bug Be consistent when restarting NFS
  • 26393 Bug Properly detect disks and display in View Disks
  • 26403 Bug Don’t send email on authorized system reboot
  • 26416 Bug Do not traceback if volume is locked
  • 26441 Bug Add back scrub/resilver tunables
  • 26470 Bug Allow interfaces to be selected from netcli
  • 26471 Feature Add support for CloudSync Azure backups
  • 26492 Feature Add zfs-stats command
  • 26498 Bug Fix PULL tasks for BackBlaze and Google Cloud storage
  • 26505 Bug Fix FTP traceback
  • 26555 Bug Fix traceback when creating a volume after destroying the old volume
  • 26557 Bug Only create new virtual interface if it does not exist
  • 26563 Bug Provide message when configuring a dataset fails
  • 26593 Bug Fix snmp-agent.py shebang
  • 26615 Bug Remove 0.0.0.0 from VNC option
  • 26650 Bug Correctly report ZFS dataset quota overflows
  • 26661 Bug Fix traceback in CPU temperature graph
  • 26663 Bug Fix disk attach/detach of boot pool
  • 26687 Bug Improve performance for speculative prefetch in ZFS for misaligned reads
  • 26774 Bug Fix middlewared segfault due to libzfs not being thread safe
  • 26775 Bug Samba fixes for CVE-2017-14746 and CVE-2017-15275
  • 26785 Bug Use websockets to prevent Support debug upload from timing out
  • 26797 Bug Fix error when replacing a failed disk
  • 26803 Feature Add netmap kernel module
  • 26834 Bug Do not destroy GELI metadata on failed encrypted import
  • 26878 Bug Add zfs.pool.query method to create Docker VM
  • 26913 Bug Fixes to address OpenSSL CVE 17:11
  • 26923 Bug Fix volume creation traceback
  • 26925 Bug Fix error in volume import
  • 26936 Bug Fix deadlock on middlewared startup
  • 26938 Bug Remove runtime depend on GCC from grub2-efi
  • 26973 Bug Fix error message when unlocking an encrypted volume

Release:

  • 12684 Bug Do not create an actual /nonexistent directory
  • 21336 Bug Add ability to attach smaller disk to a larger one
  • 23197 Bug Try to validate certificate before importing it
  • 24000 Bug Improve FHA locality control for NFS read/write requests
  • 24942 Bug Register mDNS on all interfaces
  • 25037 Bug Fix AWS-SNS Alert Service
  • 25236 Feature Add Docker section to Guide
  • 25966 Bug Update module that reports ARC Hit Ratio
  • 26470 Bug Allow interfaces to be selected from netcli
  • 26509 Bug Autostart at boot iocage jails that have property boot=on
  • 26531 Bug Make sure mDNS starts
  • 26663 Bug Fix disk attach/detach of boot pool
  • 26800 Bug Fork netatalk
  • 26990 Bug Fix regression that prevented VNC connection
  • 26993 Bug Allow special characters in grub-bhyve password
  • 27001 Bug Fix mDNS traceback
  • 27018 Bug Don’t create iocage datasets if no jails exist
  • 27088 Bug Fix iocage logging
  • 27097 Bug Avoid exception when number of maximum swap mirrors is reached
  • 27098 Bug Fix destroying system datasets on migrate
  • 27099 Bug Fix traceback on cloud credentials
  • 27124 Bug Fixes to address OpenSSL SA 17:12
  • 27128 Bug Do not destroy volume if wizard import fails

Tickets can be viewed at https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/