TrueNAS SCALETrueNAS SCALE Nightly Development Documentation
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Configuration Instructions

This section provides instructions for users that are configuring TrueNAS SCALE for the first time.

TrueNAS Enterprise

TrueNAS SCALE Enterprise customers should contact iXsystems Support for assistance with the initial set up and configuration of their systems.

Contacting iX Support

Customers who purchase iXsystems hardware or that want additional support must have a support contract to use iXsystems Support Services. The TrueNAS Community forums provides free support for users without an iXsystems Support contract.

iXsystems Customer Support
Support Portal
Telephone and Other Resources

After completing the installation process, you can either use the Console setup menu to reconfigure the primary network interface with a static IP address or use the SCALE UI to make network changes and complete the initial configuration.

Configuring your system includes:

  • Setting up your first pool
  • Setting up data sharing
  • Setting up backup for the system and your stored data

Configuration Articles

  • Logging Into SCALE the First Time: Describes the web interface, logging in to the TrueNAS SCALE web interface for the first time, changing from root to the admin user, and navigating through the UI.

    • Configuring SCALE Using the UI: Provides a sequential process to complete the SCALE initial configuration using the SCALE NAS storage software UI.

      • Setting Up Storage: Provides basic instructions for setting up your first storage pool and dataset or zvol.

        • Setting Up Data Sharing: Provides general information on setting up basic data sharing on TrueNAS SCALE.

          • Backing Up TrueNAS: Provides general information and instructions on setting up data storage backups, saving the system configuration and initial system debug file, and creating a boot environment.

            • Configuring Virtualization and Apps in TrueNAS SCALE: Provides general information on setting up virtual machines and applications on TrueNAS SCALE.