iXsystems announced the launch of the new version of its distribution "TrueNAS SCALE 22.12.2", which uses the Linux kernel and the Debian package base (previous company products including TrueOS, PC-BSD, TrueNAS, and FreeNAS were based on FreeBSD).
TrueNAS SCALE is characterized by the difference of using the Linux kernel, while other iXsystems products such as TrueNAS CORE are based on FreeBSD.
TrueNAS SCALE are developed in parallel and complement each other using a common toolkit code base and a standard web interface. Provide an additional edition based on the Linux kernel it is due to the desire to implement some ideas that are unachievable using FreeBSD. It should be noted that this is not the first such initiative: in 2009, the OpenMediaVault distribution kit was already separated from FreeNAS, which was ported to the Linux kernel and the Debian package base.
One of the key improvements in TrueNAS SCALE is the ability to create multi-node storage, while TrueNAS CORE (FreeNAS) is positioned as a single server solution. In addition to increased scalability, TrueNAS SCALE is also distinguished by its use of isolated containers, simplified infrastructure management, and suitability for building software-defined infrastructures.
TrueNAS SCALE uses ZFS (OpenZFS) as the file system, plus TrueNAS SCALE provides support for Docker containers, KVM-based virtualization, and multi-node ZFS scaling using the Gluster distributed file system.
Storage access is supported by SMB, NFS, iSCSI Block Storage, S3 Object API, and Cloud Sync. To ensure secure access, the connection can be made via VPN (OpenVPN).
Storage can be deployed on a single node and then, as needs grow, gradually expand horizontally by adding additional nodes. In addition to performing storage tasks, the nodes can also be used to provide services and run containerized applications orchestrated using the Kubernetes platform or on KVM-based virtual machines.
Main news of TrueNAS SCALE 22.12.2
In this new version that is presented of TrueNAS SCALE 22.12.2, we can find that the base was updated to kernel 5.15.79, along with Controllers NVIDIA 515.65.01 and OpenZFS 2.1.9, In addition to adding the support for TrueNAS Enterprise hardware.
Another of the changes presented by the new version is that it addedn options to configure sudo in configuration screens and user replication, plus an option has been provided for the administrator to enable the SSH service.
In addition to this, it is also highlighted that an option has been added to the advanced configuration of the application to add the "force" indicator, while for pending replication jobs, information is provided with the reasons for the pending.
As well fixes are implemented for group status reports, application options, reporting features, cloud synchronization and replication tasks, iSCSI shares, SMB service on HA systems, various UI issues, UI behavior Related to isolated GPU and USB passthrough in virtual machines, and configuration changes. Options and failover in HA systems.
Of the other changes that stand out of this new version:
- Added forwarding feature to Kubernetes.
- New SSH service field: `adminlogin`
- Added MinIO to enterprise training
- Branch mirrors for 22.12.2
- Added min_memory field to edit/create VM screen in UI
Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it About this new version, you can check the details in the following link
Download and get
Like TrueNAS CORE (FreeNAS), TrueNAS SCALE is free to download and use.
The size of the iso image is 1,7 GB. The source code for TrueNAS SCALE-specific build scripts, web interface, and layers is published on GitHub.