Installation on FreeNAS 9.10


Freenas is a free and open-source network-attached storage (NAS) software based on FreeBSD and the OpenZFS file system. It is licensed under the terms of the BSD License and runs on commodity x86-64 hardware.

This has been tested on the FreeNAS 9.10. These instructions assume you already have a running and accessible jail. For more information on creating a jail follow the official FreeNAS 9.10.x documentation HERE. Once you have the jail follow the steps below.

Install the necessary Python Packages.

# pkg update
# pkg upgrade
# pkg install python35
# pkg install py35-sqlite3
# python3.5 -m ensurepip

Install Home Assistant itself.

# pip3 install homeassistant

Finally start Home Assistant.

# hass --open-ui

Some suggestions on using a tmux to keep it running can be found in the FreeNAS forums HERE