Installing FreeNAS into VMware Workstation Pt1

  • Download FreeNAS from: FreeNAS
  • Within VMWare workstation, select File,  New Virtual Machine…

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  • Select Custom
  • Next
  • Keep the deaults and click Next

2

  • Browse to FreeNAS ISO and Click Next

3

  • Enter Name of the new Server and change directory as necessary

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  • Leave Processor Information as default

5

  • Recommended RAM is 512MB RAM so I will change to this but may extend later

6

  • I have Host-only Networks configured in Workstation so I will change selection to match this

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  • Leave I/O Controller as LSI Logic

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  • Leave Virtual Disk Type as Default – SCSI

9

  • Select Create a new Virtual Disk

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  • I will configure the VMDK to be 5GB

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  • Accept the .VMDK Name as it pulls this from Server name previously specified

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  • Select Finish and Power on the VM
  • Select 1 to Install

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  • Select Where you want to install the Image to: Default

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  • Select YES to perform install

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  • Once the Installation is completed select OK

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  • Reboot the System
  • DHCP has given the NAS an IP on my Management Network

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This is the basic installation of FreeNAS Completed

Part 2 Will include the configuration and integration into the Environment

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