FreeNAS 11.3 released with Wizards, Plugins, and Accelerated Replication

More than a year went by in the making of FreeNAS 11.3, and as a result, hundreds of enhancements have come along with this update. Read on for more details.

FreeNAS 11.2 has been made available for the general public, and the most important highlights of this new version include better replication, easier plugins, and Wizards.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with FreeNAS, please allow FOSSLinux to provide you with a brief introduction. According to the makers, FreeNAS is the best storage operating system you will find out there, which enables data sharing over a network.

If you’re looking for developing a data center, FreeNAS could prove to be the right choice as it’s entirely secure and can run on pretty much any hardware platform available. Moreover, it has been developed in such a way that its use isn’t limited only for enterprise and small businesses as FreeNAS is also quite suitable for home use.

So, now that you know a thing or two about the FreeNAS OS, it’s about time we check out what its latest update has to offer us.

What’s New in FreeNAS 11.3

More than a year went by in the making of FreeNAS 11.3, and as a result, hundreds of enhancements have come along with this update.

FreeNAS 11.3

The existing users of FreeNAS are in for a real treat as the developers have claimed that the ZFS replication will now perform eight times better. Plus, the software will also be to do multiple tasks simultaneously and work with an auto-resume feature.

If you don’t have any experience working with FreeNAS, you need not worry as its installation will not be more than a piece of cake, all thanks to the newly-integrated wizards, which include Replication, Networking, Pools, SMB, and iSCSI.

There have also been enhancements on the Server Message Block (SMB), so users would find the ACL manager and shadow copies to be a whole lot better. With this update, it has now become easier to access plugins, all thanks to the newly-implemented categories and UI overhaul.

Other than that, the development team has also looked into the security of FreeNAS and, thus, decided to include WireGuard VPNs. Now, networking to remote systems will become more secure to a great extent.

So, these were the main highlights of this update. However, thanks to a significant investment, the developers were able to do a lot of other work for this release, which you can have a look at from the official news source.


After updating to FreeNAS 11.3, users are highly likely to notice that the OS has become more usable and stable and not to mention the tons of different changes. If you’re interested in getting FreeNAS or updating your previous version, you can do so by clicking this link.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.


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