Configuring FreeNAS for CIFS storage connectivity

FreeNAS networking configuration setup console

The FreeNAS boot sequence from the CD .ISO image is to first enumerate the hard drives, memory, and prepare the installation. The second step of the boot sequence is the "1. Boot [Default]" and then it runs into the setup console. This is where FreeNAS networking is configured. Option 1 to assign interfaces is the first step. In this example, the FreeNAS virtual machine will take a DHCP reservation that also provides a DNS entry (freenas.rwvdev.intra).

About Rick Vanover

Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.

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