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FreeNAS support

funglennfunglenn Posts: 78Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited April 2017 in FreeBSD

what version of Plex does FREENAS run? it seems to be available via the freenas console and not a download via plex, which is concerning for version lag occurring.
Thinking of migrating away from my Readynas to something more from an open standard. That any my shiny readynas 516 just died and they do not sell repair parts.

My equipment : ReadyNAS 516 server with Apple/Windows clients



  • ahughes03ahughes03 Posts: 179Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    It all depends on how you install it...

    Via your own install in a generic jail, it's as up to date as 1.5.3

    My Plex Server: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qbJV3C
    My Plex Clients: 3x Odroid C-2 and OpenPHT, a few phones and tablets, etc..
    Setting up a Plex Server on FreeNAS "the right way"
    Setting up your Plex Dataset on FreeNAS "the right way"

  • gbooker02gbooker02 Posts: 680Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Plex makes a .tar.gz available on at https://plex.tv/downloads. Remember: FreeNAS is FreeBSD.

  • BillyPrefectBillyPrefect Posts: 109Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Install plex using a docker container in FreeNAS 10 and it's as up to date as a reboot allows

    Plex Media Server Plex-Pass.

  • sremicksremick Posts: 1,142Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Docker solution officially not currently advised anymore (not that I personally would've ever advised it).

    ahughes has it: create a generic jail in FreeNAS (don't use the Plex plugin... not advised). Then set up Plex within the jail just like you would any other FreeBSD software. I'm always able to stay current with the latest Plex version and upgrading is a breeze.

    My server (35W idle, silent):

    Software: PMS running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
    Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
    CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
    RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
    HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
    Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")

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