• ready to use and comfortable ZFS storage appliance for iSCSI/FC, NFS and SMB
  • Active Directory support with Snaps as Previous Version
  • user friendly Web-GUI that includes all functions for a sophisticated NAS or SAN appliance.
  • commercial use allowed
  • no capacity limit
  • free download for End-User

  • Individual support and consulting
  • increased GUI performance/ background agents
  • bugfix/ updates/ access to bugfixes
  • extensions like comfortable ACL handling, disk and realtime monitoring or remote replication
  • appliance diskmap, security and tuning (Pro complete)
  • Redistribution/Bundling/setup on customers demand optional
please request a quotation.
Details: Featuresheet.pdf


A regular Napp-it runs on Solaris
use the wget installer to setup

napp-it cs with Solaris 11
follow OmniOS instructions

Use Solaris 11 CBE  (newest beta, update from Solaris 11.4 via pkg update --accept)

free downloadable for noncommercial use, or newest support release

Regular napp-it

If you install from the Solaris 11.4 cbe iso:

Accidentally, the package publisher was left pointing to the support repository which is not publicly available. One has to change it to the solaris/release publisher so that we can install packages from the public repository. If you do not do that, you would get an SSL handshake error when trying to install any new package. So, change the publisher now:

root@sol-cbe:~# pkg set-publisher -G'*' -g solaris

Solaris 11.4 cbe is supported up from napp-it 21.06.

To avoid console spamming:
in file /etc/pam.d/other comment the following
#auth required

minIO on Solaris

MinIO is a Amazon S3 compatible cloud service and supported by napp-it 19.12/ 20.x as a filesystem property. It is included in the OmniOS extra repository. From first tests, the OmniOS binaries are working on OpenIndiana and Solaris,

Copy the /opt/* files to /opt/ and set the binaries for minio, minio client and rclone to executable

SMB performance on Solaris 11.4 with Windows 10 clients

There are reports of performance problems with a default Solaris 11.4 setup on Windows 10

This is fixed in current Solaris service releases (requires a subscription)
To fix the problem on a base Solaris setup:

#add to /etc/system
set ip:tcp_reass_max=3000

Midnight Commander
Midnight commander (mc) is a filebrowser that allows viewing and editing files from text console.

Mc is not in the Solaris repository but installed by the current nappit installer. To install it for Solaris:
wget -O -  | perl


Solaris 11.4 final
While our main platform is OmniOS, we support Solaris 11.4 up from napp-it v18.12

Good to know.
Without a subscription, you will not get support, bugfixes or newer drivers.
On problem you may ask at & storage systems/solaris/solaris 11

If you are affected by performance problems on Windows 10:

If you  need VMware tools for Solaris 11.4, you must use tools from ESXi 6.7 U1 or newer.
To download the tools, google for, download and unzip.

To install the tools, add the solaris.iso as source for your dvd drive (ESXi VM settings).
Login as root and open folder /media (the dvd drive). Use mc (midnight commander).

Open the DVD, open folder VMware Tools and the file vmware-solatis-tools.tar.gz  (mc can do that)
Copy the included folder vmware-tools-distrib to /root

Close midnight commander via F10
Set permissions to executable for the whole folder: chmod -R 755 /root/vmware-tools-distrib
Enter the folder: cd /root/vmware-tools-distrib
Start the installer: perl ./ (confirm any questions with enter)


archive of obsolete informations

Solaris 11.4 Public Beta
Solaris 11.4 offers ZFS v43, NFS 4.1, SMB3, Dedup2, fast sequential resilvering and encryption as a filesystemproperty

Manuals: 01/

napp-it was initially not working due problems with the Perl module Expect (IO::Tty not compiling)
I solved this with help from the Oracle beta forum so napp-it supports Solaris 11.4 up from napp-it 18.01 (Feb 02)

I edited the Makefile in the folder with the modul sources and changed

and commented the language option
OPTIMIZE = -xO4 to
#OPTIMIZE = -xO4l module

and was able to compile the Perl module (call from the module folder) via

perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install

Info about the beta repository (you must setup the beta repository prior napp-it wget setup)

Solaris 11.4 Beta is pre configured for the default stable (nonworking with the Beta) repository and comes without a compiler installed.
You must switch repository to

solaris                     origin   online F

For access to this repository, you must register at
where you can the download a certificate and a key and where you MUST accept the license to get access.
Copy cert and key ex to /root and wait some time until you get access.. What I did.

1. remove old repository
pkg unset-publisher solaris

2. add  beta repository
pkg set-publisher -c /root/ -k /root/ -g solaris

3. add a compiler ex pkg install gcc-5
and try to compile Expect

4. see

If you have added the beta repository after a napp-it setup, you must install at least the storage services manually
pkg install --accept --deny-new-be storage/storage-server

Midnight Commander

Midnight commander (mc) is a filebrowser that allows viewing and editing files from a text console.

Mc is not in the current Solaris 11.4 repository but installed by the current nappit installer. To install it for an older setup, run:
wget -O -  | perl

If midnight commander does not show correct borders ex in Putty:
- open Putty settings Window > Translation: modify ex from UTF-8 to ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1, West Europe)
- reconnect

Oracle Solaris 11.3
Supported with newest napp-it wget installer from July 21, 2015

If you want to move pools from/to Oracle Solaris, you must use pools v28 and ZFS v.5
Oracle Solaris is incompatible with pools v5000 and feature flags
OpenZFS is incompatibel to pool v.29+ or ZFS v6.

Solaris 11.3 supports SMB 2.1
If you want to know the SMB version that Windows is using, connect a share, open an admin cmd window and run

Solaris 11.1 - 11.3 special settings compared to Solaris 11.0
File to config pam settings has moved compared to Solaris 11.0

edit /etc/pam.conf and delete the line
other   password required nowarn

edit /etc/pam.d/other and add
password required nowarn

about Console :
If you get all napp-it messages at console, disable sudo logging
add the following to /etc/sudoers

## supress Console messages from sudo
Defaults logfile=/dev/null
Defaults !syslog

Solaris 11.2
- supported from 0.9f1  preview (14.may.2014)
Oracle Solaris 11.2 manuals: 01/index.html

Solaris 11.2 and napp-it 0.9f3 (fixed in 0.9f4)

Websocketserver Mojolicious not working, workaraound
open /var/web-gui/data/napp-it/CGI/Mojo/ and edit line 5 from

# use Time::Local 1.2 'timegm';    # this is the default and is not working with Solaris 11.2
use Time::Local 'timegm';              # this is a quick fix for Solaris 11.2

TLS Mail (ex Googlemail)

setup see Openindiana or OmniOS

napp-it 06.04.2024