Installing FreeNAS 9.3 on Scale HC3


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    While I rarely would recommend using it in a business capacity, FreeNAS is very popular and testing it for support can be valuable. FreeNAS, being based on FreeBSD, installs easily on the Scale HC3 cluster and has a very simple installation system.

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  • When you say "in a business capacity"... Do you mean any business or just certain sizes? What is the reasoning? I know you think the FreeNAS community can be very brash/vile at times based on some of your earlier posts to people asking about FN.

    I don't deploy FN to businesses, I'm just genuinely curious about that statement. Does it lack in some area that you would rather push out a Linux VM running SAMBA or something?


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    @BBigford said in Installing FreeNAS 9.3 on Scale HC3:

    When you say "in a business capacity"... Do you mean any business or just certain sizes? What is the reasoning? I know you think the FreeNAS community can be very brash/vile at times based on some of your earlier posts to people asking about FN.

    http://www.smbitjournal.com/2015/07/the-jurassic-park-effect/

    Basically you are getting a highly stateful system where support is critical but in a crippled manner compared to just using FreeBSD. You are getting something easy to set up but difficult to support. If anything goes wrong you are in very tough shape. And updates come a bit behind. So you have a number of small issues that all add up to a not very business friendly product.



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