Distributions

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Open source distributions of OpenZFS are available for the following open source platforms.

(For commercial products, see companies.)

FreeBSD

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A full general purpose operating system with several specialized distributions.

FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a general purpose server operating system that introduced ZFS in Version 7.0.

FreeNAS

FreeNAS is a Network Attached Storage operating system.

OSv

OSv is a new operating system designed for the cloud. It only runs virtualized, and the only file system it supports is ZFS.

  • Implemented in the kernel
  • ZFS codebase forked from FreeBSD; but planning to move to OpenZFS upstream.
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illumos

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The illumos codebase is the foundation for various distributions and was forked from the last release of OpenSolaris.

Distributions include:

DilOS

DilOS is a general purpose server operating system with support Intel and SPARC platforms.

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OmniOS

OmniOS is a general purpose server operating system.

Commercial support is available from OmniTI.

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OpenIndiana

OpenIndiana (OI) is a general purpose server operating system.

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SmartOS

SmartOS is a specialised type 1 hypervisor platform that is lean enough to run entirely in memory and powerful enough to run as much as you want to throw at it. Provisioning is blindingly fast, thanks to zones and ZFS file system creation. SmartOS is a fundamental component of the Joyent® SmartDataCenter™ (SDC) product.

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ZFS on Linux

ZFS on Linux provides self-building packages for Debian, Fedora, RHEL/CentOS/SL, Ubuntu and build instructions for several other distributions.

  • Implemented in the kernel
  • maintained in a code repository that is independent from the mainline kernel.
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Distributions include:

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 19.10 introduced root-on-ZFS support. For more information, see the Ubuntu ZFS page.

Proxmox

Proxmox Virtual Environment 6.0 introduced root-on-ZFS support.

Gentoo

Gentoo provides ZFS on Linux packages to itself and its derivatives.

OviOS

OviOS Linux uses OpenZFS to provide a Linux based storage appliance.

The OviOS zfs packages are build from source specifically for OviOS.

macOS

OpenZFS on OS X (O3X) brings OpenZFS features to Apple's macOS.

The installer release of OpenZFS on OS X is ready for use by people who are comfortable with administering ZFS from the Terminal or who are willing to learn to do so. It's compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 through macOS 10.15 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina).

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NetBSD

NetBSD has rebased its OpenZFS support on FreeBSD for a more up-to-date experience.

Windows

OpenZFSonWindows Port of OpenZFS to Windows in Alpha status forked from OpenZFS on OS X.


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