• sofort einsetzbarer und komfortabler ZFS Storage-Server für iSCSI/FC, NFS und SMB
  • Active Directory Support mit Snaps als Vorherige Version
  • mit einer komfortablen Web-GUI
  • alle Funktionen für ein fortschrittliches NAS oder SAN
  • kommerzielle Nutzung erlaubt
  • kein Speicherlimit
  • freier Download für End-User

Community add-ons wie z.B.AFP, AMP, Baikal, Proftp, Mediatomb, Owncloud, PHPVirtualbox, Pydio oder Serviio.

  • schnellere GUI durch Background Dienste
  • Support/ Updates auf neueste Versionen oder Fehlerbehebungen
  • Extensions wie komfortables ACL Management, Disk und Echtzeitmonitoring oder Remote Replikation
  • Appliance Diskmap, Security und Tuning (Pro complete)
  • Redistribution/Bundling/ Installation im Kundenauftrag optional
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Changelog for ESXi VM (ova template)

1. Download the .ova template
This is a ready to use napp-it ZFS server VM

2. current edition: ESXi ZFS Appliance 15b for napp-in-one

May 28, 2015, initial setup (OmniOS 151014 LTS, napp-it 0.9f6, Vmware tools 6, TLS email)

appliance 13a: initial release 2013, problem with e1000 on ESXi 5.5
appliance 13b: base napp-it config (install add-ons separately),  e1000 with tcp offload disabled
appliance 14a: full napp-it config, first release 2014 with all add-ons and services

Napp-in-One offers the most options and flexibility. Download ESXi 5.0U3, 5.1 or 5.5 free without RAM-Limit from  (ESXi is a ultra lightweight Hypervisor - think about  as a Super Deluxe Bios extension where you can run supported operating systems like BSD, OSX, Linux, Solaris or Windows side by side, each with best performance). You should own a modern mainboard with passthrough support (vt-d) to virtualize your NAS/SAN with similar  performance like a barebone setup or you can try a physical RDM (Raw Disk Mapping) setup.

Install the free ESXi 5.5 U2 edition. enble pass-through support in your mainboard bios and in ESXI. Download the zipped and preconfigured VM, unzip it and upload the VM folder via ESXi filebrowser to a local ESXi datastore.  Import the VM with a rightclick on the .vmx file within the folder. Add your SAS controller as a pci device via pass-through to your OmniOS SAN VM and boot  it up. It is ready to run with 5.1/5.5 vmware tools, two nics (e1000 and vmxnet3 in dhcp mode) and root pw unset. Run ifconfig at console to get current ip and manage via browser and http://ip:81.

In a larger ESXi environment, you can use several Napp-In-Ones where each ESXi use its own local highspeed ZFS SAN. No single point of failure and no SAN bottleneck. You can use Napp-In-One datastores locally or remotely and you can use combined VMmotion and storagemotion to move to another machine.

Download a ready to use napp-it ZFS server VM based on current OmniOS stable.
For end-users this is free even commercially. Resellers need a bundling license.
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A lot of ESXi users keep their VM's on a dedicated shared SAN storage server.  For high performance, low latency and reliability a redundant FC or IP network is used to connect them together with a second SAN storage server for redundancy with Clustering/ High Availabilty. But quite often, you do not need such a complex and expensive high-end solution. You only want shared storage with Highend-SAN features and high performance and low latency between ESXi and storage. Your ESXi servers are not working to capacity. You have enough CPU and especially RAM left for another VM.

This is where Napp-In-One can be the solution. Napp-In-One means, integrate the two functions ESXi server and ZFS NAS/SAN storage server into one box and connect them in Software. You can reach quite the same performance like with two dedicated servers (same RAM on storage server) connected via highend 10 GBe networks. Usually you keep all VM's on their 'lokal' SAN storage. Each Napp-In-One works completely independent from others (SAN is no longer s single point of failure) while you have all options like flexible storage allocation, boot a VM from another SAN, move, clone and backup between your SAN's.
If you have enough disk bays free in your Napp-In-One (highly recommended) you can even move a pool physically in case of problems or wanted updates to another Napp-In-One, import the pool and start the VM's there or from there. To move VMs you need a combined Vmotion + storagemotion.

You need:
- ESXi server not loaded to capacity
- Mainboard with hardware virtualisation vt-d (Intel) or IOMMU (AMD) for high-performance storage access
- Sata + one ot more storage controller (example onboard Sata + LSI HBA SAS controller)

Napp-In-One manual

ESXi 5.5 initial release, 5.5U1  (Do not use, bugs with e1000 and NFS, please update to 5.5U2)

Howto update ESXi:

ESXi 5.5 U2


Dec 19, 2014, initial setup
     - VM: 25 GB
     - OmniOS 151012 stable
     - Vmware tools from ESXi 5.5U2 installed (default setup, vmxnet3 from Solaris 10-64)
          If you want to try Solaris 11 vmxnet3 driver, read

          vmware tools installer is in /root with vmxnet3 drivers in /root/vmware-tools-distrib/lib/modules/binary/
     - napp-it 0.9f3

Dec 23, 2014
   - include TLS email (Googlemail)
   - include napp-it 0.9f4_dev (Pushover alerts to smartphones)

Former versions:
- OmniOS 151010 stable with OpenSSL 1.0.1h with vmware tools from ESXi 5.5U1 installed

OmniOS 1008 stable, napp-it  0.9d2/ 0.9e1 with vmware tools 5.5 and vmxnet3 + e1000)
  (use only for tests)

napp-it 21.02.2017