TrueNAS SCALE Dashboard
  • Hyperconverged Storage that Scales Up or Out
  • Integrated Linux Containers & VMs
  • Deploy as a Single Node or Cluster
  • Designed for Hybrid Clouds
  • Enterprise Support Options

TrueNAS SCALE Overview

Open HyperConvergence that SCALEs

TrueNAS SCALE™ is an Open Source Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution. In addition to powerful scale-out storage capabilities, SCALE adds Linux Containers and VMs (KVM) so apps run closer to data.

Scale-Out ZFS

OpenZFS and Gluster combine to enable scale-out ZFS capabilities with excellent data management. Deploy a single hyperconverged node in a home/office, or cluster nodes together for a highly scalable and highly available software-defined infrastructure.

Go Beyond Storage

TrueNAS SCALE provides simple access to the well-established Linux container ecosystem and makes application deployment easy. With support for KVM virtual machines, Kubernetes, and Docker containers, it’s easy to customize and add applications to suit a wide variety of needs.

Built on Open Source

TrueNAS SCALE is Open Source, based on Debian Linux, and free to download and use. With hundreds of thousands of testers and contributors, the TrueNAS community development model enables broader testing, and ultimately, a higher quality product, in addition to its unbeaten value. Join the “Storage Freedom” movement and enjoy the benefits of Open Source economics.

TrueCommand UI Monitor

Manage Storage Clusters and Fleets

Cluster many systems together with SCALE and manage them all with TrueCommand. TrueCommand makes it easy to monitor and administer all of your systems from a single, easy-to-use dashboard.

TrueNAS SCALE Features

TrueNAS SCALE “Bluefin” 22.12


Multi-System Management TrueCommand, RBAC, Auditing, Single Sign-on, Cloud Alerting, Reporting, Analytics TrueCommand 2.3 SCALE UI Improved Stats
Administration Web UI, SNMP, Syslog, Reporting, CLI REST API, WebSockets API vCenter Plugin(E), API ACLs, Rootless Admin Improved System Reporting
System Utilities Tasks, Cron Jobs, Scripts, In-Service Updates Alerting, Email, Debugs Proactive Monitoring (E) Performance analysis tools
Clients and Applications Windows, MacOS, Linux, UNIX, iOS, Android Clients Many applications via SMB, NFS, iSCSI, or GlusterFS client Integrated Applications via ZFS and Containers/VMs NVMe TCP Clients
Application Services Apps (Helm Charts), Docker Containers, Kubernetes, App Catalogs, GPU sharing VMs: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, PCIe pass-through Apps: OverlayFS, Alder Lake GPU, GeForce 30xx GPUs, Bulk App Updates VMs: USB pass-through, CPU Pinning Improved Apps UI, Kubevirt
Directory Services Active Directory, Google 2FA Local users and groups LDAP, Kerberos
Storage Services File: SMB 2/3, NFSv3/v4, rsync, SMB Multi-channel, NFSv4. Block: iSCSI, VAAI Object: Distributed Minio, Cloud Sync, Credentials SMB Share proxy, OpenStack - Cinder, CSI (iSCSI, Gluster, SMB, NFS) Gluster Snapshots, Data migration, FC
Scale-Out Clustering: Gluster, S3 Erasure Coded Volumes, Configurable redundancy Node Replacement Process, UI Enhancements Cluster Expansion via UI
Data Management Unlimited Snapshots, Pool Checkpoints, Space-efficient Clones Replication: Remote, Local, Auto-resume, and to Linux ZFS Improved Storage UI Index / Searching
Data Protection Accelerated Copy-on-Write, 2-Copy Metadata, iX-Storj Globally Distributed Storage Built-in RAID: Single/Dual/Triple Parity, Mirrors, Fast Resilvering, Fast Boot Self-healing Checksums, Background Scrubbing dRAID, RAIDZ Expansion, iX-Storj LUN backup
Data Reduction Thin/Thick Provisioning In-line Adaptive Compression Clones, Deduplication, Trim X-Storj deduplication, ZFS Copy Block
Data Acceleration All Flash, Fusion Pools, Metadata on Flash Read Cache (ARC/L2ARC): RAM/Flash Write Cache (SLOG/ZIL) Flash, HA NVDIMM (E), Dual Port SAS/NVMe (E) Improved Linux ARC
Networking Full IPv4 and IPv6 LAGG, VLANs, Bridging Jumbo Frames, TCP options Improved Bridging
Data Security Self-Encrypted Drives (TCG Opal), Dataset Encryption Encrypted replication, WireGuard, OpenVPN ACLs, IP Filtering, KMIP (E), FIPS 140-3 Validated Encryption (E) Virus Detection
Foundation Debian, Boot Management, SSH Kubernetes, KVM System logging, NTP Containerd, K8s Clustering
High Availability Fast ZFS Replication 10-100 GbE Clustering, VLANs or LAGG Dual Controller High Availability(E) - Fast failover Node Scalability: 1200 drives
Hardware Management IPMI Remote Management SAS JBODs, Global Spares SMART, SSD Wear Monitoring Visual Enclosure Management(X)
Hardware Platforms Any x86 system MIni X+/XL+, R-Series X-Series, M-Series (Single) AWS and More
Support Community Support - Forums, Documentation, Release Notes, Bug Ticketing Professional: Software-only via Email
  • (E) Indicates that an Enterprise license is required
  • (X) Indicates that iXsystems hardware is required


TrueNAS SCALE Datasheet