Tag Archives: FreeNAS

Working with FreeNAS 9.3 Block VAAI Primitives

FreeNAS 9.3 now fully supports all 7 VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration) block primitives:

  • Atomic Test & Set (ATS / Hardware Accelerated Locking)
  • XCOPY (Extended Copy / Clone)
  • Write Same (Zero)
  • Dead Space Reclamation (Delete / UNMAP)
  • Thin Provisioning LUN Reporting
  • Thin Provisioning Space Threshold Warning
  • Thin Provisioning Stun

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How to Upgrade FreeNAS 9.x to 9.3

FreeNAS 9.3 has been released about a month ago. It comes with NFSv4 and VMware VAAI support which are great enhancements for a virtualization platform. As I am using it on my N40L in my Homelab I decided to upgrade my box to FreeNAS 9.3

FreeNAS 9.3 Features

  • NFSv4 support
  • VMware VAAI support
  • WebDAV support
  • iSCSI sequently read performance increased

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