This series of posts will detail the build and configuration of a FreeNAS (TrueNas core) server version 11.3u1 in a homelab environment.
For this series I am building a virtual FreeNAS server in ESXi. I have a physical FreeNAS server built out of an old mini tower with desktop hardware. This is certainly not an enterprise build.
If there are differences between the vitrual and physical build I will explain them as I go.
My virtual environment for these posts are as follows:
Management network 192.168.2.0/24 with a gateway of 192.168.2.2
ISCSI network 192.168.10.0/24 with a gateway of 192.168.10.2
16GB ISCSI disk for OS
4 x 10GB ISCSI disks for data storage
The VM is an ESXi VM configured as Linux Other 64bit. Using standard SCSI disks and E1000 NICs. VM version 17 (vmware version 7.0)
No VLANing or jumbo frames.
Posts in this series are: