Running a TrueNAS CORE VM in VirtualBox 🌱

  1. Download TrueNAS Download
  2. Launch Virtualbox
  3. Create a New VM by selecting Machine > New

    Name: TrueNAS
    Machine Folder: C:\VMs
    Type: BSD
    Version: FreeBSD (64-bit)
    Memory Size: 8192 MB
    Hard disk: Create a virtual hard disk now

  4. Click Create
  5. On the Create Virtual Hard Disk dialog

    Name the virtual disk image TrueNAS.vdi
    File size: 16 GB
    Hard disk file type: VDI
    Storage on physical hard disk: Dynamically Allocated

  6. Click Create
  7. Select the VM and Click Settings
  8. Select Display
  9. Slide the Video Memory to 128 MB
  10. Select Network
  11. Set the attached to dropdown to Bridged Adapter
  12. Select Storage
  13. Click on the CD-ROM drive
  14. Select the disc dropdown to the right > Choose a virtual optical disc file...
  15. Browse to and select the downloaded TrueNAS .iso file
  16. Click OK
  17. Make sure the TrueNAS VM is selected and click Start > Normal
  18. At the menu, press Enter to start the TrueNAS installer
  19. Select Install/Upgrade > OK
  20. If prompted about not enough RAM select Yes to continue > Press Enter
  21. Press the space bar to select the VBOX HARDDISK > Press Enter
  22. Select Yes to continue the installation > Press Enter
  23. Enter a root password twice > Press Enter
  24. Select Boot via BIOS > Press Enter
  25. After the installation completes select Devices > Optical Drives > Remove disk from virtual drive
  26. Click Force Unmount
  27. Select Machine > Reset to reboot the VM
  28. Once TrueNAS has finished booting, note the URL on the screen
  29. Open a web browser and navigate to the TrueNAS URL
  30. Log into the Web UI with username root and the password set during the installation
  31. Welcome to TrueNAS