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.

                                     Current Version (free/ Pro): 0.9f6/ 0.9f7  see changelog


Download napp-it ZFS server.
You have three options, select your use case:

Option 1: barebone setup

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

wget -O - | perl
After 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, use the bootable backup disk or restore from image with clonezilla within minutes.

Option 2: napp-In-One (napp-it based all in one server)

the preconfigured VM storage appliances, unzip (prefer 7Zip) and boot - read the included readme and upload to ESXi

Option3: napp-it ToGo (napp-it on USB)

- Read infos or Download ready to use samples

Security Advice:

Storage webmanagement should be available only on a secure network (like a SAN or management network).
If you need to access napp-it from unsecure networks like the internet, you should use a VPN connection

Other security advices:
- restrict access to napp-it via napp-it settings
- restrict access to the webserver ports 81 and 3000 (websocket) via firewall
- enable the napp-it webserver minihttpd only when needed (/etc/init.d/napp-it stop | start)

napp-it 20.11.2015