Ramblings of an IT geek

FreeNAS 11.2

It’s been a while coming, but FreeNAS 11.2-RELEASE is finally here and whilst I was somewhat apprehensive about updating to the first release, it’s been relatively painless and everything is still working!

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It’s been over a month since my last blog – the longest gap since I started blogging 2 years ago.  Yes, it’s been 2 years since I started on this journey of talking to myself 🙂  There are just too many things fighting for my time at present, with my new contract, daughter and dog taking up most of it.

I’ve been looking into potential replacements for the current internet/intranet solutions at work, so decided to have a play with MediaWiki as they are using this for a few things, but could be using it more.

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Virtual cycling

Well, an indoor cycle trainer, a couple of Wahoo sensors and some Apps on my iPhone.  About as close to virtual cycling as I’m going to get!

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Windows VM on FreeNAS

When I upgraded my FreeNAS server from 9.10.1-U4 I lost my VirtualBox VMs.  I’d managed to recreate the ubuntu and FreeNAS ones using iohyve/bhyve, but hadn’t managed to replace the Windows VM on FreeNAS, until today!



Thought I’d just put this up here as it’s likely to be the main reason for less blogs over the next few months.  Meet Vanessa 😀

OpenVPN iocage jail

A few months ago I migrated almost all of my FreeNAS jails from Warden to iocage, but the OpenVPN one proved too much of a challenge.  I had another go today and now have a working OpenVPN iocage jail!

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August 2020


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