Effortless File Sharing Across Platforms with FreeNAS
Jul 25, 2011, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Of the six configuration options provided on the text console,
you don't have to necessarily configure any, depending on your
environment and use scenario. For instance, link aggregation
combines multiple network connections in parallel; you may not want
or need to do this.
"At the bottom of the text console is an address that you can
use to access the web interface – something like
http://192.168.2.6/. The web interface allows you to quickly and
efficiently manage all aspects of FreeNAS, including configuring
backups, adding data storage, and more.
"If the network address provided doesn't work, or if no address
is provided, which could happen if your network cards aren't
properly configured or detected, you must configure the network
interfaces yourself. You can also do this if you wish to provide a
custom address to your FreeNAS interface instead of using the
default address FreeNAS acquires via DHCP. That procedure is simple
enough; all you have to do is choose not to use DHCP, pick IPv4 or
IPv6, and provide an IP address."