Yes and you are unfortunately seeing the "expected result" ... I tried to make it work a few months back but my understanding from other's experiences is that ESXi is running a more recent version (4.1) and Freenas is at v4. For some reason they are only compatible to the extent that a v4 NFS share can be mounted as ro in ESXi.Folks:
Have anyone tried to mount an NFSv4 hosted on FreeNAS 11 on an ESXi 6.5U2 hypervisor instance?
I keep getting my NFS4 mount as read-only. Not sure why that's happening or if there's something that can be done about it.
Ouch sorry to hear about all of your problems - and I've had some as well with 11.2, but nothing so severe. It seems like every update recently has caused some new problem, requiring a clean install.They "supposedly" fixed it on 11.2U2 by merging an upstream patch from FreeBSD, but upgrading the release train to FreeNAS 11.2U2 has been seriously buggy for me - reboots takes almost 30 minutes (middlewared failed to start?), the new UI feels slow/unresponsive, and removing a boot environment triggered an unprompted reboot, which is surprising (did it crash?!). I am also not sure if the patch-up would work (the merge comment notes that the functionality is broken on 6.5). I also recall someone mentioning that USB 2.0 boot drives are no longer sufficient, so I might have to upgrade the chassis from an N40L to an HPMSG8.
I don't want to use that release chain if that's the case.
I don't know, but it certain feels like something is. It feels like the update cadence increased significantly with 11.2 so I looked the updates and their release dates to see if anything could be discerned:Man, what is up with FreeNAS?
Well, I booted it back down to 11.1U7 and backed off the upgrade chain - my guess is that since 11.2 features a new kernel (one that can do kernel modesetting as the display on the boot looks different from the old text mode), new UI and new zpool features, all the newness created a crapload of regressions. The most serious one is probably the need to switch from USB2 to USB3 for the boot drive (if you don't then you're gonna see major issues with middlewared seemingly frozen).Ouch sorry to hear about all of your problems - and I've had some as well with 11.2, but nothing so severe. It seems like every update recently has caused some new problem, requiring a clean install.
I don't know, but it certain feels like something is. It feels like the update cadence increased significantly with 11.2 so I looked the updates and their release dates to see if anything could be discerned:
I don't know that there is really a story to be told here, but two opinions: (1) It seems like the current update cadence for 11.2 is quite brisk for this type of software, and (2) I'd much prefer having to deal with updates less often as with 11.1.
- 11.2-RELEASE - 11.2-U.2.1 = Average days between updates = 21 days.
- 11.2 RELEASE - 11.2-U4 = If the 11.2-U3 & 11.2-U4 targets are met, average days between updates = 19.5 days
- 11.1-RELEASE - 11.1-u7 = Average days between updates = 45.2
- 11.1-RELEASE - 11.1-u8 = If the 11.1-U8 target is met, average days between updates - 49.5.
I suppose that 11.2 did bring a number of new feature updates so more frequent updates are to be expected?
But the last update, U2.1, was a hotfix to address 2 regressions. Considering that fact and with 11.3-BETA1 due in 16 days, I wonder if there is contention for resources and which is negatively affecting 11.2 maintenance?
[likely trying to connect dots where there is no causality though]