Napp-it free is a ready to use and comfortable ZFS storageserver with a free Web-GUI that includes all functions for a sophisticated NAS or SAN appliance.

There is no commercial usage restriction and no storage limit. You can install free add-ons like. AFP, AMP, Baikal, Proftp, Mediatomb, Owncloud, PHPVirtualbox, Pydio or Serviio.

If you like to order napp-it Pro with updates to newest bugfixes and nonfree extensions like comfortable ACL handling, disk and realtime monitoring or remote replication, please request a quotation.

Three Options to Setup a napp-it ZFS Storage Server

Option1:  napp-it ToGo Sata

Preconfigured images for Sata SSDs or Sata DOM, barebone setup


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Option2: napp-it ToGo VM

Preconfigured image as an ESXi template, virtualized NAS/SAN


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Option 3: napp-it barebone setup

Install your OS and napp-it manually


Use this method if you like your own setup, if you only need simple NAS/SAN config without advanced support for other operating systems or  if you need a dedicated highspeed NAS or SAN.

Download a bootup ISO of newest OmniOS, OpenIndiana or Solaris 11, burn it and install to a local Sata disk or fast USB stick (min  30 GB, best are SSDs).  You can also use one or two Sata DOMs for a boot mirror, see

more infos: click on your OS of choice
Configure your network and install napp-it via online command

Step1: Setup your OS ex

Step 2: configure you network
enable DHCP or set a fixed ip

Step 3: setup the appliance
run the online installer

wget -O - | perl

You can now manage the storage server via: http://ip_of_your_server:81

fter setup I suggest to clone the bootdisk to an external disk or an SMB/NFS share (can be your desktop) with clonezilla (from USB stick) or with the help of an 3,5" hardware Sata raid 1 enclosure.  If you care about uptime, do a ZFS boot mirror on two disks.  If you use a hardware raid-1 enclosure, I would use it with its hotplug capability to clone the bootdisk - not for regular raid-use as they are not as good as ZFS mirrors.

In case of problems, try a former BE, use the bootable backup disk or restore from image with clonezilla.

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