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  • ready to use and comfortable ZFS storage appliance for iSCSI/FC, NFS and SMB
  • Active Directory support with Snaps as Previous Version
  • user friendly Web-GUI that includes all functions for a sophisticated NAS or SAN appliance.
  • commercial use allowed
  • no capacity limit
  • free download for End-User

Community add-ons like AFP, AMP, Baikal, Proftp, Mediatomb, Owncloud, PHPVirtualbox, Pydio or Serviio.


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  • increased GUI performance/ background agents
  • support/ updates/ access to bugfixes
  • extensions like comfortable ACL handling, disk and realtime monitoring or remote replication
  • appliance diskmap, security and tuning (Pro complete)
  • Redistribution/Bundling/setup on customers demand optional
please request a quotation.
Details: Featuresheet.pdf

ESXi as base for a virtualized NAS/SAN appliance (napp-in-one)

For napp-in-one, you can use a free or licenced edition of ESXi.

1. Download ESXi setup ISO and install from CD/DVD to a local disk or USB stick
https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/

ESXi is a type-1 barebone virtualizer. It runs directly on hardware. Think of it like a bios extension to run systems like BSD, Linux, OSX, Solaris or Windows side by side.

You can manage single ESXi servers with a free Windows application (vsphere). After setup, ESXi comes with a 60 day trial of all commercial features. From your download you can request a final free key for unlimited usage of ESXi without the commercial add-ons.

ESXi releases:
ESXi 5.5U2: (very stable)
ESXi 6 (first tests, reports of NFS problems)

older:
ESXi 5.1 U1: very stable
ESXi 5.5 prior 5.5U2 : do not use, bugs with E1000 or NFS


Currently I suggest
ESXi 5.5 U2 + vmware tools ESXi 5.5 + OmniOS 151012 latest with NFS datastores
or ESXi 6.0.0.u1


Howto update ESXi:
http://www.v-front.de/2014/03/how-to-update-your-standalone-host-to.html
http://www.v-front.de/2014/06/new-esxi-55-patch-fixes-nfs-bug-and.html

ESXi 5.5 U2 seems stable
http://www.v-front.de/2014/09/vmware-releases-vsphere-55-update-2.html

https://tinkertry.com/downloadvsphere6u1a

napp-it 31.03.2017