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24.10 (Electric Eel) Development Notes

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24.10 Electric Eel


This page tracks the latest development roadmap and release notes for the next upcoming TrueNAS SCALE major version, 24.10 (Electric Eel). 24.04 (Dragonfish) release notes are available with that version’s documentation.

Anticipated Features

24.10 (Electric Eel) will bring many new features and improvements to the TrueNAS SCALE experience:

  • Expand a RaidZ pool with individual disks (OpenZFS feature sponsored by iXsystems) (NAS-123548).

  • Improve storage deduplication feature with better performance and consistency (OpenZFS feature sponsored by iXsystems) (NAS-127088).

  • New UI page with streamlined functionality for iX-Storj Cloud Backups (NAS-127165).

  • New advanced search for finding pages and settings in the SCALE UI (NAS-127224).

  • Dashboard reworked with more widgets, data reporting, and customization (NAS-127217).

  • UI support for NVMe SMART tests NAS-128116

  • Align Enclosure Management code with CORE and improve the feature’s performance (NAS-123474).

  • Preserve SMB alternate data streams when ingesting data from remote servers (NAS-127114).

  • Rewrite TrueNAS installer to better support future development efforts (NAS-127092).

  • Polish UI table presentation and integrate with global search (NAS-127222).

  • Replace nslcd with sssd to improve Kerberos, NFS, and SMB support in non-AD environments (NAS-127073).

  • Generate a unique system ID for each SCALE install (NAS-123519).

To see the latest on each feature in active development, click one of the NAS-###### development project links above.

Obtaining a Release

Early releases of a major version are intended for testing and feedback purposes only. Do not use early release software for critical tasks.

For adventurous users that want to experiment with the latest feature development, nightly build .iso and .update files are available.

More details are available from Software Releases.

Release Schedule

The release names and dates provided here are tentative and can change at any time.

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TrueNAS Quality Lifecycle

TrueNAS releases follow a general adoption guideline for their lifetime. Starting with the NIGHTLY builds, each stage of a major release incorporates more testing cycles and bug fixes that represent a maturation of the release. With each version release stage, users are encouraged to install, upgrade, or otherwise begin using the major version, depending on the specific TrueNAS deployment and use case:

Release StageCompleted QA CyclesTypical UseDescription
NIGHTLY0DevelopersIncomplete
ALPHA1TestersNot much field testing
BETA2EnthusiastsMajor Feature Complete, but expect some bugs
RC4Home UsersSuitable for non-critical deployments
RELEASE6General UseSuitable for less complex deployments
U17Business UseSuitable for more complex deployments
U2+8Larger SystemsSuitable for higher uptime deployments

The Software Status page shows the latest recommendations for using the various TrueNAS software releases.

Upgrade Notes

  • TrueNAS SCALE is an appliance built from specific Linux packages. Attempting to update SCALE with apt or methods other than the SCALE web interface can result in a nonfunctional system.

  • All auxiliary parameters can change between TrueNAS major versions due to security and development changes. We recommend removing all auxiliary parameters from TrueNAS configurations before upgrading.

  • After updating, clear the browser cache (CTRL+F5) before logging in to SCALE. This ensures stale data doesn’t interfere with loading the SCALE UI.

Component Versions

Click the component version number to see the latest release notes for that component.

ComponentVersion
Linux Kernel6.6.20
NVIDIA Driver545.23.08-2
OpenZFS2.2.99-2

OpenZFS Feature Flags

TrueNAS integrates many features provided by the upstream OpenZFS project. Any new feature flags introduced since the previous OpenZFS version that was integrated into TrueNAS (OpenZFS 2.1.11) are listed below:

Feature FlagGUIDNotes
raidz expansionorg.openzfs:raidz_expansion
redaction list spillcom.delphix:redaction_list_spill

For more details on feature flags, see OpenZFS Feature Flags and OpenZFS zpool-feature.7.