QuantaStor Version ChangeLog

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ChangeLog

The change log contains a detailed summary of the changes made for each new release of QuantaStor. For information on how to upgrade your storage system please see the Upgrade Guide.

Versioning System

QuantaStor version numbers have four (4) parts to them. A major number (M), minor number (N), maintenance update number (U) and build number (B) of the form M.N.U.B such as 4.6.3.001. QuantaStor upgrades go directly from whatever version you are running to the latest version with no interim steps so for example if you are at v3.16 you will upgrade directly to the latest version which may be v4.6.

Major Version Number

QuantaStor v4.x is the current Major release version.

Upgrading from QuantaStor 3.x releases can be done inline with minimal downtime and a schedule work window to reboot for any new Kernel and driver updates.

Legacy upgrades from QuantaStor 2.x releases would require exporting any Storage Pools, reloading the OS with QuantaStor 4.x install media, and then importing the storage pools and performing a restore of the configuration database using the Storage System Recovery Manager Dialog

Minor Version Number

The minor version number increments with each minor product update release of QuantaStor which comes out every 2 - 4 months. Releases typically include a combination of new features and some maintenance fixes. Most releases can be applied without a reboot and zero downtime as they rarely include driver changes. If a release does require a reboot we mark it specially with a large tag "REBOOT REQUIRED" so that you can find an appropriate maintenance window in which to apply the upgrade. In general, reboots are only required when the qstortarget package has been upgraded. So if you see that a new version of that package is available know that a reboot will be required to complete the upgrade.

Maintenance Update

If the release includes maintenance version number like 4.6.2 or 4.6.3 it represents a update to address one or more support tickets. These updates generally do not contain new features, only fixes to address specific issues. Maintenance releases generally ship once a month. All Hotfix release packages are provided against the current stable release.

Build Number

The build number and corresponding build reference hash can be largely ignored. The build number simply increments with each commit that is made to the source tree. The hash is provided to make it easier for OSNEXUS support and engineering to quickly confirm difference between your current running release and any more modern release.

Boot Install Image and other downloads

ISO/DVD/USB Boot Install Image

note: older versions of QuantaStor install media and CLI can be found here.

v5.7.2.006 (August 21st 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.7.2.

Release Notes

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an issue with Creating and Deleting VLAN and VIF interfaces on Redhat based platforms. [ QSTOR-7359 ]
  • Fixed an issue with deleting bonded ports on Redhat platforms when the child physical interfaces did not have a cable link. [ QSTOR-7356 ]
  • Fixed an issue with creating LACP Bonded ports on Redhat based platforms. [ QSTOR-7355 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Creating Bonded interfaces on Bionic and Xenial platforms. [ QSTOR-7354 ]
  • Fixed a few issues with network interface modify, create and delete for VIF and VLAN interfaces. [ QSTOR-7234 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue with updating the mount point after renaming a share that was used as a _chkpnt for replication. [ QSTOR-7340 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed: added a more permanent mask to the NetworkManager service in the qs_centos_upgrade.sh script used for deploying QuantaStor on CentOS 7.8 [ QSTOR-7364 ]

v5.7.1.138 (August 10th 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.7.1.

Release Highlights

Platform Support

  • Added Bionic as a supported platform. Bionic is the Default for new ISO deployments.
  • Added CentOS 7.8 as a supported platform for QuantaStor

Drivers

  • Updated SCST Driver to 3.5
  • Updated ZFS Driver for Bionic and CentOS platforms to 0.8.4
  • Updated various system and network drivers.

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Redesigned the OSD & Journal Create dialog with a new Auto-Config option that preselects similar SSDs for Journal and HDDs for OSD Data disks. [ QSTOR-7281 ]

Web Manager

  • Enhanced the Web UI to support contextual highlighting of ZFS or Ceph Storage Pool Device Groups and their Storage Pool Device members in the Pool Enclosure View. [ QSTOR-7261 ]


Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Added support for config analysis check for ECC RAM [ QSTOR-7100 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed an issue with creating shares on a Ceph Filesystem pool on CentOs. [ QSTOR-7305 ]
  • Fix an issue where ceph buckets can sometimes disappear when the ceph master node is offline. Workaround was to rescan the buckets. [ QSTOR-7331 ]
  • Added a check to ensure selected available disks are Formatted for use prior to Ceph Journal Group create. [ QSTOR-7299 ]
  • Added logic to Block ceph pool create for replica count greater than the number of nodes in the ceph cluster. [ QSTOR-7298 ]
  • Redesigned the OSD & Journal Create dialog with a new Auto-Config option that preselects similar SSDs for Journal and HDDs for OSD Data disks. [ QSTOR-7281 ]
  • Fixed issue where the ui would show an incorrect Monitor Status for a Ceph Cluster Member. [ QSTOR-7278 ]
  • Fixed: Validate the erasure code for the given number of members in the ceph cluster during CephFS pool create and ceph object pool create. [ QSTOR-7269 ]
  • Added Logic to Block Ceph Cluster Create if system has less than 4GB RAM. [ QSTOR-7253 ]
  • Fixed a Web UI issue where a Pool would be deleted, but the enclosure view for that Pool would remain. [ QSTOR-7246 ]
  • Added logic to the Ceph Cluster create to automatically disable multipathing on the disks on the nodes in the newly created cluster and rescan the physical disks to switch the disk device paths to those supported for OSD creation. [ QSTOR-7225 ]
  • Fixed: Prevent Ceph object storage pool from showing in the create share dialog. [ QSTOR-7219 ]
  • Fixed an issue with creating new monitors on Ceph Clusters. [ QSTOR-7218 ]
  • Fixed: When an OSD goes into the Offline state, the associated Storage Pool Devices now reflect that state in the tree view as state icons are now supported. [ QSTOR-7213 ]
  • Fix minor warning alert raised during multiple OSD create. [ QSTOR-7209 ]
  • Fixed: Set the optional 'admin socket mode', in the ceph.conf, to '0775'. This allows members of the ceph group to have access to OSD/MON sockets (for R/W). This is required for monitoring ceph using the telegraf ceph plugin. [ QSTOR-7203 ]
  • Add QS cli to list ceph crash list and archive the crash. [ QSTOR-7202 ]
  • Fixed: Automatically Archive OSD crash if the OSD is in a healthy state again. This resets the ceph cluster health. [ QSTOR-7192 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Ceph Monitor state was not getting updated when the manager node was shutdown. [ QSTOR-7156 ]
  • Fixed some inaccuracies with the Ceph PG Health status bar in the Ceph dashboard. [ QSTOR-7119 ]
  • Add the ability to replace/migrate a Ceph Journal. [ QSTOR-6782 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Fixed and issue where the qsrestd service was opening too many sockets for requests to influxdb. [ QSTOR-7201 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Updated Dell BOSS Card Management raid utility. [ QSTOR-7314 ]
  • Added support for additional Intel Server System server models. [ QSTOR-7268 ]
  • Added support for grouping hardware enclosure layouts by manufacturer/vendor [ QSTOR-7256 ]
  • Fixed an issue where some SSD devices were not correlating properly to slot numbers [ QSTOR-7255 ]
  • Adds support for AIC 60 bay servers and JBODs [ QSTOR-7250 ]
  • Adds support for the AIC 60 by servers and JBODs [ QSTOR-7196 ]
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to create an HA group on a degraded pool would report the missing disk as SATA. Creating HA groups on degraded pools is not supported, but the messaging is much clearer now. [ QSTOR-6997 ]
  • Added better enclosure discovery and mapping support for LSI/Avago 9400 Series Cards, [ QSTOR-6464 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue where failover group can be in deactivated state if both nodes are rebooted. [ QSTOR-6620 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Fixed a few text fields and items for the S3 Proxy Dialog. [ QSTOR-7271 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue with the description not being set for custom named snapshots [ QSTOR-7316 ]
  • Add the ability to rename shares even when snapshots are present. [ QSTOR-7313 ]
  • Added logic to Error out Network Share modify when quota value is lower than the current used or reserved by the Network Share. [ QSTOR-7264 ]
  • Disabled 'Create File Stubs/ Links' checkbox in Create Backup Policy dialog when it is not applicable. [ QSTOR-7257 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the back up policy create and modify dialog was not updating the description field. [ QSTOR-7244 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Add the ability to create replication from an existing snapshot for a network share or a volume. Useful when share/volume is replicated to two different systems. [ QSTOR-7308 ]
  • Fix minor issue with Backup Policy Modify not retaining the remote export path. [ QSTOR-7259 ]
  • Fixed a minor truncation issue with backup policy dialog. [ QSTOR-7248 ]
  • Fixed an issue with backup policy move files where the source files do not get deleted. [ QSTOR-7243 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-7324 ]

Security

  • Fixed an issue where empty username and password hangs the dialog. [ QSTOR-7284 ]
  • Add the ability to block WEB UI HTTP/HTTPS on specified systems and network ports. [ QSTOR-7272 ]
  • Adds support for customizing the default user which shows in the WUI login from "admin" to something else or "" [ QSTOR-7251 ]

Service Core

  • Fixed an issue where the CPU info on the Storage System object would not update if the CPU was changed. [ QSTOR-7254 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Auto select RAID1 if there are only two disks for pool create. [ QSTOR-7318 ]
  • Moved the "Hardware" column before the "Is SSD" column in the Physical Disk view for the Storage Pool Create column. [ QSTOR-7293 ]
  • Fixed: Minor UI change to show Storage Pool state [ QSTOR-7280 ]
  • Added trim support For ZFS storage pool devices which are SSD. This requires the ZFS 0.8.4 or newer driver available on Bionic and RedHat based platforms. [ QSTOR-6699 ]

- The create and modify storage pool dialogs include an "enable auto-trim" option. - This allows storage pool devices which support trim to be trimmed automatically as needed. - The qs cli also includes a new "pool-trim" command, which starts a trim operation manually.

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed: Minor UI change to block storage volume create on Ceph Object Storage Pool. [ QSTOR-7275 ]
  • Fixed: Updated the UI for volume group clone to show appropriate errors when destination pool is not compatible with the storage volumes in the volume group. [ QSTOR-7274 ]
  • Added logic to ensure the block size in the volume create dialog is initialized correctly and in accordance with the volume type (Ceph RBD or ZFS). Fix utilization truncation and alignment issues in the storage volume create dialog. [ QSTOR-7222 ]
  • Added logic to Filter incompatible pools from the storage volume clone dialog. [ QSTOR-7221 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue with the Platform column in the Upgrade Manager returning incorrect data. [ QSTOR-7329 ]
  • Temporarily Disabled support for the upgrade manager from the web ui on RedHat / rpm based distributions. Upgrades are supported via the CLI for now. [ QSTOR-7286 ]
  • Removed legacy postfix and bsd-mail dependencies for new installs on the Bionic Platform. [ QSTOR-6944 ]

Web Manager

  • Enhanced the Web UI to support contextual highlighting of ZFS or Ceph Storage Pool Device Groups and their Storage Pool Device members in the Pool Enclosure View. [ QSTOR-7261 ]
  • Update host group selection dialog with help text and confirmation for removal of hosts from host group. [ QSTOR-7258 ]

v5.6.2.097 (June 23rd 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.6.2.

Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Updated IPMI sensors to support Intel branded Server solutions. [ QSTOR-7181 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed a error that can occur when rapidly deleting multiple OSD's at once. [ QSTOR-7157 ]
  • Fixed an issue where RBDs were not mapped to the host after a reboot. [ QSTOR-7152 ]
  • Fix issue with node add to ceph cluster. [ QSTOR-7148 ]
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect size reported for Ceph Storage pools. [ QSTOR-7122 ]
  • Added info and alerts for when OSDs are in nearfull, backfillfull or full Status. [ QSTOR-7122 ]
  • Added the ability to manually start selected OSDs for diagnostics or in the event they do not automatically start. [ QSTOR-7080 ]
  • Allow deletion of RBD snapshot missing from ceph to be deleted from Quantastor. [ QSTOR-6597 ]
  • Added properties "Total Available", "Total Size" and "Total Used" to the ceph cluster properties page. [ QSTOR-2730 ]

Gluster Scale-out File (Deprecated)

  • GlusterFS management and deployment has been removed from QuantaStor. All scale-out file and NAS deployment will be supported via Scale-Out CephFS going forward. [ QSTOR-7090 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Updated Enclosure Layouts to cover more Hardware Models [ QSTOR-7171 ]
  • The Enclosure Layout config file is now located under /opt/osnexus/quantastor/conf/qs\_enclosure\_layout.conf [ QSTOR-7171 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Added a slider control to the Modify HA Failover Group dialog for controlling the pool ExportTimeout setting. [ QSTOR-6880 ]

Network Shares

  • Moved the samba acl\_xattr:ignoresystemacls from the Windows Extended ACLs option to a new 'Ignore System ACLs' option in the create and modify share dialogs. Ignore System ACLs should only be used for pure Windows SMB clients. [ QSTOR-7182 ]
  • Added protections to block modification of share permissions for cloud container shares as this is not supported. [ QSTOR-7147 ]
  • Fixed a truncation issue in the Network Share dialogs where the Quota Size Units could be cropped. [ QSTOR-6627 ]
  • Fixed the behavior of the Select All and Deselect all button on the User and File Mask tabs. The Deselect All option only appears when all checkboxes are checked. [ QSTOR-6627 ]
  • Validate the Quota Size value when the user clicks the Ok button to ensure that there are no invalid characters. [ QSTOR-6627 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Update QS CLI for Windows. [ QSTOR-7129 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB for 5.6.2 [ QSTOR-7166 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed an issue with mdadm management of Ceph Journal groups that use the new LVM RAID1 mirroring for ceph Journals. [ QSTOR-7159 ]
  • Added an Enclosure view panel to the Storage Pool section of the WebUI for ZFS Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-7110 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue where the Upgrade task for Core Service upgrades would report as failed when it actually succeeded. [ QSTOR-7180 ]

Web Manager

  • Fix a minor issue with the WEB UI not handling the quota size with upper case size units e.g. (GB / GIB). [ QSTOR-7172 ]
  • Add Ceph Data and Coding Block Numeric Field Slider support to the Create Zone Dialog [ QSTOR-7086 ]

v5.6.1.023 (June 5th 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.6.1.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed an issue with the ceph cluster discovery after a reboot of multiple ndes. This fixes a regression introduced in 5.6.0. [ QSTOR-7093 ]
  • Fixed the size reporting for the Ceph Journal/Wal DB size create in the task detail. [ QSTOR-7091 ]
  • Added support for mixed SSD sizes for Ceph Journal creation when the Create OSD Advanced option 'Allow Mixed size pairing of SSD' is checked. Note that the smallest of the two SSD's will be used as the capacity limit for the resulting mirrored Journal Group. [ QSTOR-7048 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Ceph OSD create when using an odd number of SSDs and the Mirror Journal checkbox is checked. Now there is an error dialog that appears before any actions are performed at the task level. [ QSTOR-7042 ]
  • Fixes RBD information collection logic to limit the use of 'rbd du' due to slow collection of used capacity [ QSTOR-7118 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixed the MegaRAID based HPE SmartArrayControllers to work with the storcli utility. [ QSTOR-7089 ]
  • Fixed an issue with MegaRAID basec controllers being filtered for certain OEMs (Dell, HPE, Lenovo) [ QSTOR-7089 ]
  • Added auto disk blink management for Disks such as SATA that do not have a SAS address. [ QSTOR-7069 ]
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to create an HA group on a degraded pool would report the missing disk as SATA. Creating HA groups on degraded pools is not supported, but the messaging is much clearer now. [ QSTOR-6997 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Added a check for remote replication to provide a clear error detail if the destination does not have enough space to receive the replication delta.[ QSTOR-7103 ]

Service Core

  • Fixed an issue with service startup where a Redhat platform specific check was being triggered on Ubuntu. [ QSTOR-7098 ]
  • Fixed an issue with upgrades from the 4.15.0-36-generic kernel. [ QSTOR-7092 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue where upgrades from the QuantaStor Upgrade Manager UI could be blocked. [ QSTOR-7094 ]
  • Resolved an issue where the task progress would not transition to 100% after an upgrade task completes. [ QSTOR-7094 ]
  • Updated QuantaStor versioning to include a reference hash that allows OSNEXUS support and engineering to more quickly and accurately know the features, changes or fixes a customer may have deployed compared to any more modern available release. [ QSTOR-6838 ]

v5.6.0.187 (May 13th 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.6.0.

Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Adds 'External Host (FQDN)' option for customizing the system URL in call-home alerts [ QSTOR-6751 ]
  • New CLI command 'alert-clear' where you can clear an alert or a set of alerts based on a filter string. [ QSTOR-6863 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added a scaling factor control for future planing of Placement Group growth when creating Ceph Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-6890 ]
  • Added additional Ceph cluster health detection and set appropriate Ceph Object state to match. [ QSTOR-6929 ]
  • Added an Icon indicator the Ceph Cluster Master for the Tree and Grid views in the Scale-Out Storage section of the WebUI. [ QSTOR-6858 ]
  • Added an Identifying Icon to the Ceph Cluster Master and Grid Master node in the WebUI. [ QSTOR-6836 ]
  • Added detection for OSD disk failure and /or physical removal and now mark the OSD object as missing and raise a corresponding informative alert.
  • Added OSD auto-repair and OSD service restart if a OSD disk is removed and reinserted or has temporary connectivity issues. [ QSTOR-6831 ]
  • Added Enclosure view layouts to Ceph Cluster OSD section. [ QSTOR-6778 ]
  • Added the Ceph Dashboard to the OSD and Journal section of the Web UI. [ QSTOR-6885 ]
  • Changes Ceph Journal creation to prefer LVM based RAID1 mirror by default for DB/Wal device creation. DB and Wal is provisioned based on OSD creation and user specified DB/Wal size. This replaces the previous pre-defined set number of partitions at Journal create time. [ QSTOR-6781 ]
  • SSD based OSDs by default have DB/Wal on the same disk as the OSD data, but can be forced to use external Wal/SSD devices (such as Intel Optane PMEM or other fast memory technology) with the new 'Force use of external Journal Devices even with SSD based OSDs' option in the Advanced settings tab of the 'Multi-OSD and Journal Create' dialog. [ QSTOR-6781 ]
  • Ensures that by default SSD disks selected for Ceph OSD's will store the Journal(DB and/or)Wal) on the SSD. [ QSTOR-5758 ]
  • Adds 'Force use of External Journal Devices for SSD's' option to the Advanced Tab for OSD Creation. This allows users to specify External Journal Devices such as PMEM or other fast high performance persistent Memory technologies for SSD based OSD's. [ QSTOR-5758 ]
  • Filtered out incompatible options from the the right click context menus for Ceph Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-6881 ]
  • Fixed an issue where OSD creation would fail to format the disks when the format disks option was chosen. [ QSTOR-6903 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Storage Volume Block Size for Ceph RBDs was reported incorrectly. [ QSTOR-6919 ]
  • Fixed: Manually starting a Pool Rescan on a CephFS pool will correctly force an update of the Physical Used capacity [ QSTOR-6183 ]
  • Fixed: New Ceph clusters will correctly show a Normal/Intializing state when No OSD's have been created. [ QSTOR-6936 ]
  • Moved S3 Buckets from the Ceph menu system to Storage Management just beneath Storage Pools
  • Moved S3 Users from the Ceph menu system to Users and Groups menu system. [ QSTOR-6876 ]
  • Moved OSD's to the new OSD's and Journal section of the UI. [ QSTOR-6854 ]
  • Moved the additional settings to a New Advanced tab in the OSD Multi-create dialog. [ QSTOR-6852 ]
  • Updated Ceph API support to Luminous. Removed Legacy Hammer/Jewel API's. [ QSTOR-6859 ]
  • Updated Ceph Pool Profile creation to use Ceph Luminous ruleseset. [ QSTOR-6898 ]
  • Updated Ceph version to Nautilus 14.2.9 [ QSTOR-6819 ]
  • Created a new ceph defaults file which contains defaults for a ceph configuration. [ QSTOR-6832 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph OSDs not being created properly. [ QSTOR-6769 ]
  • Fixed an issue with cephFS creation and deletion. [ QSTOR-6864 ]
  • Remove single OSD Create dialog from the UI. [ QSTOR-6773 ]

Disk Management

  • Added a filter config file 'qs_device_blacklist.con' that can be used to explicitly filter out vendor/model disk devices from QuantaStor device discovery. This filters out the HPE SD CARD reader device that is typically 0Bytes on most systems. [ QSTOR-6954 ]
  • Added further support for SSD life remaining / Wear Leveling statistics from some additional drive models. [ QSTOR-6856 ]
  • Fixed the warning alert for when a Storage Pool physical disk goes missing or is removed from a system while in use by a Storage Pool. [ QSTOR-6986 ]
  • Fixed: Physical Disks that are in use as Ceph Journal are filtered out of the Format Physical Disk dialog. [ QSTOR-6825 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added better enclosure discovery and mapping support for LSI/Avago 9400 Series Cards, [ QSTOR-6464 ]
  • Added Enclosure Views for HPE Apollo 4200 systems [ QSTOR-7072 ]
  • Added HPE Apollo Enclosure and server images to the Storage System information and Enclosure Controller sections of the WebUI. [ QSTOR-6927 ]
  • Adds qs CLI commands for hardware enclosure management. [ QSTOR-6908 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the enclosure slot identify LED would not be cleared when a drive is reinserted back into an enclosure slot and discovered as healthy. [ QSTOR-7025 ]
  • Fixed the disk layout orientation of the Cisco C240 M5 Server in the Enclosure & Controllers section of the Web UI. [ QSTOR-6872 ]
  • Fixed: Added logic to update the Hardware Disk isBlinking property more frequently. [ QSTOR-6791 ]
  • Improved responsiveness of the Broadcom//Avago/LSI RAID card management module by auto-archiving the storcli controller event logs outside of the most recent items. The archived controller event log files are available at /var/log/qs/qs_storcli_cN_events.log and are autorotated to keep up to 5x 10MB in size logfiles for hardware support needs. [ QSTOR-6701 ]
  • Removed hardware adapter support for EOL devices from fusionIO, 3ware and legacy LSI megacli managed controllers. [ QSTOR-5988 ]
  • Updated HPE ssacli to 4.15-6.0 [ QSTOR-6937 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Added further checks to the HA Failover Group Create to block creation of HA pools on unsupported SATA+SAS Interposer configurations. [ QSTOR-6707 ]
  • Added further protections to Storage System Modify when renaming the server. This prevents unsupported server names that do not meet DNS FQDN standards. [ QSTOR-6734 ]
  • Fixed an issue where a single Bad or Failing drive in a Storage Pool could cause an Automatic Pool HA Failover to occur. This was a regression introduced in QS 5.5.0. Only a loss of disks that would affect pool availability (such as loss of JBOD connectivity from the active node) will cause the automatic failover trigger. [ QSTOR-6998 ]
  • Fixed an issue with changing the name of a Storage System which is a member of a Site Cluster. [ QSTOR-1733 ]
  • Fixed an issue with launching the SIte Cluster Add Node Dialog soon after the site cluster has been created. [ QSTOR-7000 ]
  • Fixed some minor Web UI items and corner cases with Site Clusters. [ QSTOR-6695 ]
  • Fixed: FC ALUA will be correctly setup on the passive node if the node had previously been the active owner of the pool before it was rebooted. [ QSTOR-7046 ]
  • Changed alerts to more accurately reflect JBOD errors. [ QSTOR-6808 ]

Licensing

  • Fixed an issue where users could not click 'OK' in the Activate via e-mail License manager dialog. [ QSTOR-6759 ]
  • Fixed an issue with adding License keys if the START BLOCK section of the key is not provided y the user. [ QSTOR-6788 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Added Protections to block deletion of the associated network share for a cloud container. [ QSTOR-6602 ]
  • Added S3 Reverse Proxy support for IBM Cloud S3 endpoints. [ QSTOR-6577 ]
  • Fixed: Cloud Container Network Shares are now filtered from the Share Delete Dialog. Removing Cloud Containers should be performed under the Cloud Integration section of the Web Manager. [ QSTOR-6970 ]
  • Updated IBM Cloud S3 endpoints. [ QSTOR-6993 ]
  • Updated the s3 cloud provider locations to match the AWS endpoint documentation. Merging logic for updating the database with the 'qs_cloud_provider.conf' file needed to be fixed. The cloudProvider and cloudProviderLocation tables are now being updated properly on service start-up. [ QSTOR-6964 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Added a server side block to prevent disabling the parent interface when it has VLAN child interfaces. [ QSTOR-6980 ]
  • Fixed an issue where setting a bonded port to offline did would not offline child vlan interfaces. [ QSTOR-7017 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the bonding parent and bond child ports were not set to warning state if a child port is disconnected or connected to a switch port with an incorrect LACP configuration. [ QSTOR-7015 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed: Added protections for using the special character '@' when creating or modifying Network Share Names. [ QSTOR-6802 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Added Backup Policy reports to the QS CLI with the backup-job-list and backup-job-get commands. [ QSTOR-6943 ]
  • Adds new 'Activate Checkpoint' option to the Remote Replication schedules. This option allows you to quickly rename a usable clone of the destination checkpoint volume or share. Network Shares also receive an Alias matching the original name of the source share. [ QSTOR-6604 ]
  • Fixed an issue in the Create Backup Policy dialog with specifying the Domain for SMB user credentials. [ QSTOR-7045 ]
  • Fixed bug preventing the usage of special characters in the password field for Backup Policies. Added server side validation to the username field to disallow non-smb supported special characters. Added server-side help/error messaging to inform the user to not use unsupported characters. [ QSTOR-4272 ]
  • The SMB username and password are no longer logged for Backup Policies. Instead, authentication data is contained in a temporary .auth file so the password is not presented out to the qs_service.log file. [ QSTOR-4272 ]
  • Fixed some issues with creating a SMB based backup policy from the qs CLI [ QSTOR-6947 ]
  • Fixed the task failure message for deleting snapshots that are managed by a replication schedule. [ QSTOR-4489 ]

Service Core

  • Added the ability to set a specific IP address or FQDN to be used when contacting a remote node. This can be done by echoing/writing the IP Address or FQDN into a file located at '/var/opt/osnexus/quantastor/SYSTEM_ID.gpp' where SYSTEM_ID is the remote nodes Storage System ID. This provides the ability to override the grid communication port if the nodes were disconnected from each other and their IP addresses or hostnames are changed while unable to communicate. [ QSTOR-7012 ]
  • Added a diagnostic status file on each node at '/run/quantastor/gridconnections.status' that shows the current IP address or FQDN in use for grid communication with other nodes in the grid. [ QSTOR-7012 ]
  • Enhanced Network Port discovery logic for instances where admins manually edit or modify the network interfaces configuration at the OS level in /etc/network/interfaces or /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ [ QSTOR-6742 ]
  • Enhanced the support for using external host names for grid communication and preferred grid port. [ QSTOR-6959 ]
  • Fixed an issue with configuring Network Ports via the qs CLI to use dhcp. [ QSTOR-6974 ]
  • Fixed an issue with unsupported configType's such as "disabled" in the "/etc/network/interfaces" file. [ QSTOR-6833 ]
  • Fixed the logic for custom pool-poststart.sh scripts so that they are executed as expected on system boot. [ QSTOR-6920 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-7051 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Added: ZFS error counter statistics for read, write and checksum to the Storage Pool, VDEV and Disk objects.
  • Added a new 'Storage Pool Media Errors Detected' alert if there are read, write or checksum errors on a Storage Pool or one of its child objects. [ QSTOR-6440 ]
  • Fixed an alert warning about no global hotspare when a storage pool enters a degraded state even when there is a global or dedicated spare configured. [ QSTOR-6822 ]
  • Updated the HA Storage Pool Failed task failure with a clearer error message [ QSTOR-6821 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Added Storage Volume Profiles for various use cases including server virtualization. [ QSTOR-6731 ]
  • Updated conf file values for various Storage Volume profiles [ QSTOR-7003 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed a few items related to PXE / netboot installs of QuantaStor. [ QSTOR-6940 ]

Web Manager

  • Added 'Copy to Clipboard' to Object Properties views. [ QSTOR-6566 ]
  • Added a check to the Modify HA Group dialog to raise a warning if no HA Groups exist. [ QSTOR-6958 ]
  • Added an Identifier Icon to the Grid Master node. [ QSTOR-6733 ]
  • Added new dialogs for Add and Remove S3 Access Keys in the Users section of the Web UI [ QSTOR-6855 ]
  • Added Russian Localization to the Web Interface. Localization is available by configuring your browser for Russian native or adding '?locale=ru' to the browser URL for QuantaStor. [ QSTOR-6942 ]
  • Added support for multiple S3 Access keys per User for Ceph Object Storage. [ QSTOR-5874 ]
  • Deprecated Swift key creation and management from the Web UI. Swift key options remain available via the qs CLI for legacy use cases. [ QSTOR-6862 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the 'Copy to Clipboard' button of the properties panel to not render correctly. [ QSTOR-6969 ]
  • Fixed an issue that filtered out VLAN interfaces in the Storage System Modify Preferred Grid Port selection. [ QSTOR-6425 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Erasure coding option was showing for Ceph Block Storage pools. Block Storage Pools should be deployed on Replica configurations. [ QSTOR-6999 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong HA Group may be selected when opening the Deactivate HA Failover Group. [ QSTOR-6576 ]
  • Fixed an issue where VLAN interfaces would not appear in the Grid Preferred Port drop down. [ QSTOR-6956 ]
  • Fixed the colors used to indicate warning state in the central grid view. [ QSTOR-6874 ]

v5.5.4.234 (April 3rd 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.5.4.

Release Notes

High Availability Failover

  • Increased maximum timeout for Storage Pool Export and HA failover to 60 seconds. [ QSTOR-6849 ]
  • Refactored fast pool export used by High Availability for better logging and thread management [ QSTOR-6849 ]


Storage Pool Creation

  • Adds option to customize the ashift setting in Create Storage Pool [ QSTOR-6873 ]
  • Sets the smallest supported 'auto' disk sector size(ashift) to 512B for Storage Pool Creation [ QSTOR-6873 ]


SCSI Target

  • Fixed update events for Host objects to ensure they are directed properly to the storage system that owns the objects. [ QSTOR-6877 ]


Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue with when setting local samba user passwords on non-master nodes. [ QSTOR-6860 ]

v5.5.3.229 (March 10th 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.5.3.

Release Notes

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added support for Broadcom 9405W-16i and 9405W-16e controllers. [ QSTOR-6755 ]


High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue where iSCSI portal access could be dropped after Manual HA Failover. [ QSTOR-6850 ]
  • Fixed: iSCSI portal settings will now perist on HA VIFs after failover. [ QSTOR-6850 ]
  • Fixed: HA VIFs now correctly show as 'static' for their config type. [ QSTOR-6850 ]
  • Added further retry logic and protections for the fast ZFS pool export used by High Availability failover. This corrects issues where a Manual HA failover could fail to export on the node that is relinquishing the Storage Pool. [ QSTOR-6705 ]

SCSI Target

  • Fixed an issue with iSCSI Portal advertising on Network Ports. [ QSTOR-6850 ]
  • Added a default global iSCSI portal blocking for storage volume access if iSCSI is disabled on all Network Ports. [ QSTOR-6850 ]

v5.5.2.226 (February 18th 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.5.2.

Release Notes

Remote Replication and Snapshots

  • Fixed an issue with remote replication of ZFS Storage Volumes where the replication state would be stuck at Initializing and not perform the replication. This addresses a regression introduced in 5.5.0 [ QSTOR-6810 ]

v5.5.1.224 (February 12th 2020)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.5.1.

Release Notes

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed an issue with Volume Resize that has active sessions where a different volume on the same pool which also has active sessions would report the failure. This fixes a regression only present in 5.5.0.222 [ QSTOR-6790 ]

v5.5.0.222 (December 19th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.5.0.

Release Notes

Ansible Module

  • Error message changed from "To create a normal share, the 'parent' parameter must be a valid storage pool." -> "To create a normal share, the 'pool' parameter must be a valid storage pool." [ QSTOR-6629 ]
  • Host remove operation now allows you to pass the 'flags' parameter allowing you to delete a host that is a member of a host group by passing the force flag. [ QSTOR-6631 ]
  • Published Ansible Module and Python client library that use QuantaStor REST API for automation. [ QSTOR-6025 ]
  • Running the playbooks to unassign a volume from a host that doesn't exist no longer throws an error. Instead the unassignment task exits with changed=false. [ QSTOR-6630 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added additional validation logic to the Modify S3 Object User Access Dialog. [ QSTOR-6664 ]
  • Added logic to filter the S3 User Access keys per cluster for the Ceph S3 User Access Delete Dialog. [ QSTOR-6640 ]
  • Added Per User Aggregate and Bucket Quota Management for Ceph scale-out Object Storage. [ QSTOR-6332 ]
  • Blocked the creation of storage volumes on erasure coded ceph pools since this feature is not available until ceph nautilus. [ QSTOR-6469 ]
  • Enhanced ceph related object enumeration calls. [ QSTOR-6495 ]
  • Fixed an issue related to Ceph Bucket creation after removing and re-adding S3/radosgw configurations. [ QSTOR-6637 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Ceph File System objects were not being deleted when the shadow pool object was deleted. [ QSTOR-6217 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the interface speed was showing as 'N/A' for bonded ports in the Ceph Create dialog. [ QSTOR-6553 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the QuantaStor OSD objects would temporarily disappear and then re-appear upon system boot. [ QSTOR-6493 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph Journal device discovery. [ QSTOR-6624 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph Monitor Discovery. [ QSTOR-6579 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph Pool Profile names starting with a number that could cause OSD discovery to fail on a node. [ QSTOR-6681 ]
  • Fixed an issue with RadoGateway cleanup that could be encountered during S3 Ceph development / PoC testing where Ceph Clusters are created and deleted multiple times. [ QSTOR-6189 ]
  • Fixed an issue with recurring error messages pertaining to ceph clusters. [ QSTOR-6586 ]
  • Fixed: Ceph Block Storage Volumes will correctly show their utilized and Physical used space. [ QSTOR-6497 ]
  • Fixed: clarified the task description for Ceph user access delete. [ QSTOR-6661 ]
  • Improved pool options for dialogs in the web manager to filter out invalid pool types, specifically ceph pools. [ QSTOR-6347 ]
  • Refactored the naming convention for ceph related features. [ QSTOR-6432 ]
  • Renamed Ceph objects and related APIs. [ QSTOR-6340 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Added additional Historical granularity to Grid Dashboards for Performance statistics. The Graphs also support a selection feature to zoom into a specific selection of a graph. [ QSTOR-6058 ]
  • Added clarification to Total Pool used size in the Network Share Dashboard [ QSTOR-4602 ]
  • Added CPU Usage graph to the Grid Dashboard for each node. [ QSTOR-4962 ]
  • Added more historical CPU statistics for dashboards. [ QSTOR-6645 ]
  • Added Server Image and Power Supply redundancy indicators to the Grid Dashboard view. [ QSTOR-6329 ]
  • Added Warning checks in the Config Analyzer for Storage Pools, Volumes and Network Shares that are detected to have sync=disabled set. sync=disabled is not recommended for production use and is now correctly flagged as an item to be resolved when running Config Analyzer checks. [ QSTOR-6529 ]
  • Fixed an issue with performance metrics not rendering when the user first logs into the WebUI. [ QSTOR-6607 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Stats collector Telegraf service not stopping and restarting properly after deleting a Ceph cluster. [ QSTOR-6588 ]
  • Fixed an issue with adding and removing Ceph Monitors multiple times on the same Ceph Node. [ QSTOR-6588 ]
  • Fixed: Updated the alert(s) to be clearer when Storage Volumes, Network Shares and Storage Pools are configured with sync=disabled or sync=always. These alerts trigger only once upon system boot. [ QSTOR-6530 ]

Disk Management

  • Added a fix for formatting drives that do not support the direct I/O flag. [ QSTOR-6560 ]
  • Added logic to automatically synchronize the Hardware Enclosure Tag / Alternate Name field to other enclosure objects with the same Enclosure SAS Addresses after a Modify Hardware Enclosure operation. [ QSTOR-6363 ]
  • Added support for Host Managed Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) disk devices from HGST. [ QSTOR-6264 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added better enclosure discovery and mapping support for LSI/Avago 9400 Series Cards, [ QSTOR-6464 ]
  • Added clearer error response for the Mark Disk as Good task when a Hardware Controller does not support that function. [ QSTOR-6461 ]
  • Added support Hardware Enclosure and Controller management support for the HGST Serv24+4N [ QSTOR-6513 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the on/off options for the Identify Hardware Unit for Adaptec RAID Controllers. [ QSTOR-6626 ]
  • Fixed: Marking or Unmarking a Hardware disk as a Hot Spare will now trigger a Hardware disk scan. [ QSTOR-6459 ]
  • Fixed: The Modify Controller Dialog will now correctly launch with the controller selected in the tree view. [ QSTOR-6444 ]
  • Updated arcconf management utility to 3.03.00. this updates support for Microsemi/Adaptec controller Hardware Enclosure and Controller support to include the latest models. [ QSTOR-6532 ]
  • Updated the Hardware disk Remove dialog to be multi-select. [ QSTOR-4208 ]
  • Updated the Mark Disk as Good dialog in the Hardware Enclosures and Controllers section to be multi-select. [ QSTOR-4207 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Added a check when creating an HA Failover Group on a Pool that has Storage Volumes with Active FC client connections. [ QSTOR-6248 ]
  • Added logic to make Manual HA Failover operations more robust in situations where network communication could be interrupted. This addresses issues where the relinquishing node may fail to export the storage pool completely before the new active node forces ownership to bring the client access online. [ QSTOR-6564 ]
  • Added logic to the HA failover Group where the Deactivated state ensures the HA Interface and Storage Pool remain pinned to the specific node where the HA group is located. This allows work to be performed during maintenance windows where reboot, cabling, networking or other infrastructure and/or hardware changes may be required, without concern of an automatic failover event being trigger. Manual Failover of the HA Failover Group are still allowed between nodes while in a deactivated state. Re-Activating the HA Failover group once maintenance work is completed will re-enable the automatic failover logic and associated policies. [ QSTOR-6512 ]
  • Added the ability to add and remove nodes in Site Clusters. [ QSTOR-4252 ]
  • Added the ability to disable iSCSI access on HA Virtual Interfaces. [ QSTOR-6483 ]
  • Added: Creating an HA VIF will now verify the IP address is not used on the network via a ping check before bringing the HA VIF online. [ QSTOR-3801 ]
  • Added logic to clear and repair error conditions with HA Group resources that can be caused by a user elsewhere on the network accidentally reusing the IP Address that is already assigned to the HA VIF. If multiple repair attempts fail because the IP Address is still in use outside of the QuantaStor appliances, an Alert will be raised on the QuantaStor informing administrative action is required. [ QSTOR-3801 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes occur with the HA virtual interface network access guards during an HA Failover while the pool and associated storage Volumes and network shares are not available. [ QSTOR-6599 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the site cluster services version would not appear immediately after creating a site cluster. [ QSTOR-6472 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Storage Pool right-click Context menu's updating with the correct menu options when a HA failover group is removed/added. [ QSTOR-5753 ]
  • Fixed: After creating an HA Failover Group on a Storage Pool, the Storage Pool Grow; Add/remove Cache Device and Add/Remove Spare dialogs will now immediately update their available disk lists to include only shared drives available to both nodes. Previously a WebUI refresh was required. [ QSTOR-5753 ]
  • Fixed: removing the last HA VIF in a HA Failover Group now correctly transitions the HA Failover group into deactivated mode, disabling any automatic failover policies. [ QSTOR-1191 ]
  • Improved error messaging for corner cases when creating Site Cluster Heartbeat rings. [ QSTOR-6458 ]
  • Updated the HA Failover ALUA state transitions to occur slightly earlier in the failover process. [ QSTOR-6592 ]

Kernel and Drivers

  • Updated QuantaStor Kernel driver packages to better support upgrades, maintenance and rollback in the event of a hardware compatibility issue. [ QSTOR-6081 ]
  • Updated Intel igb driver to 5.3.5.39 [ QSTOR-6081 ]
  • Updated Amazon ena driver to 2.1.2g [ QSTOR-6081 ]
  • Updated Intel ixgbe driver to 5.6.3 [ QSTOR-6081 ]
  • Updated Intel e1000e driver to 3.5.1-NAPI [ QSTOR-6081 ]
  • Updated Intel i40e driver to 2.10.19.30 [ QSTOR-6081 ]
  • Updated Adaptec smartpqi driver to 1.2.8-026 [ QSTOR-6081 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Added extra validation to the Add Cloud Provider Credentials dialog. [ QSTOR-6667 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the description field could not be set via the web manager for cloud containers and their associated network shares. [ QSTOR-6259 ]
  • Fixed: Cleanup client access (NFS/SMB) to the cloud container shares after deleting the cloud container. [ QSTOR-6596 ]
  • Fixed: Fixed a field in the Add Cloud Provider with additional validation. [ QSTOR-6647 ]
  • Removed Softlayer swift Object Storage support as it has been deprecated as an option in IBM Cloud. [ QSTOR-6263 ]
  • Updated UI to remove legacy actions on cloud containers. [ QSTOR-6262 ]

Network Shares

  • Added a check to block Network Share rollback and restore if there are active SMB sessions. [ QSTOR-4562 ]
  • Fixed an issue with setting the recordsize on Network Shares. Valid Recordsize in Kilobytes are 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 (default), 256, 512, or 1024 [ QSTOR-6394 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the ID Mapper field being empty for the Active Directory Dialog after a previously deployed autorid configuration is upgraded to 5.x [ QSTOR-6190 ]
  • Updated the CLI help for share-create and share-modify to better clarify the --share-owner-group and --user-access-list options. [ QSTOR-6327 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Added the ability to run custom async scripts similar to the existing custom scripts. [ QSTOR-6679 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the qs CLI commands pool-remove-read-cache, pool-remove-write-log and pool-remove-spare where a specified drive could not be removed. [ QSTOR-6668 ]

Remote Replication and Snapshots

  • Added Remote Replication for RBD Volumes between Ceph Block Storage pools of Ceph Clusters. [ QSTOR-5847 ]
  • Added Snapshot functionality and management for Ceph Storage Volumes. [ QSTOR-6241 ]
  • Fixed a regression in volume modify for snapshots causing the snapshots to be shown as a parent volume. [ QSTOR-6593 ]
  • Fixed the logic for enabling the Active Replica Checkpoint icon and status for replicated _chkpnt Storage Volumes. [ QSTOR-6689 ]

SCSI Target

  • Removed the ability to restart iSCSI services via the web ui. [ QSTOR-6547 ]

Service Core

  • Added checks for LACP switch port detection. This provides a warning state for LACP bond ports and/or specific slave interfaces if the connected switch port(s) do not advertise LACP. [ QSTOR-5131 ]
  • Added filtering to the Bonded Interface create dialog that hides already configured network interfaces from the available selection by default. This helps ensure users do not accidentally re-use the same network interface that is already configured serving management or client access. Support for re-using a configured network interface to create a bonded network interface is still supported by unchecking the 'Hide Configured Ports' option and answering affirmative to the informative pop-up that appears after clicking 'ok'. [ QSTOR-6471 ]
  • Changed the default Network Port bonding mode on new deployments to be active-backup. [ QSTOR-6559 ]
  • Changed the Link-state for Network Ports that are configured as Disabled to report 'Disabled' as their link state. This helps clarify the link-state because the Network interfaces Phy is not up on the network and not able to show the actual physical link state. [ QSTOR-6506 ]
  • Fixed an issue that blocked Modify Network interface operations on Virtual Interfaces on top of Bonded ports [ QSTOR-4729 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could allow deleting a VLAN or Bonded port underneath an Active HA Virtual interface. [ QSTOR-4873 ]
  • Fixed an issue where slave ports used in a bond would incorrectly have their vendor/model information overridden with [Bonded Interface]/[master]. This also fixes the issue where the slave ports would continue to have this incorrect after removing the parent bond configuration. [ QSTOR-6470 ]
  • Fixed an issue with modifying Virtual Interface ports and having the IP address change take effect. [ QSTOR-4673 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the --reset-password and --disable-mfa advanced administrative arguments for the QuantaStor service. [ QSTOR-6574 ]
  • Fixed local Network Interface verification for those selected for use during bonded port creation. [ QSTOR-6575 ]
  • Fixed: Delete Operations on interfaces with any child Virtual, VLAN or other logical interface are blocked until the child interface is first removed. [ QSTOR-6514 ]
  • Fixed: if a bonded port is created using an underlying network port that is specified as a preferred grid port, the new bonded interface will be marked as the new preferred grid port. [ QSTOR-6555 ]
  • Fixed: Modifying the MTU of a Network Port can now be done without having to force a full restart of the Network port. [ QSTOR-4940 ]
  • Fixed: Modifying the MTU of a Bond/VLAN or other Parent port correctly shows the change on the child interfaces. [ QSTOR-4940 ]
  • Fixed: Modifying a Network Port under a Virtual interface now correctly restarts the Virtual interface after the change to the parent port. [ QSTOR-4940 ]
  • Added a subnet check for Default Gateway IP addresses to ensure that they are accessible from the IP and subnet defined on the interface. [ QSTOR-4940 ]
  • Fixed an Issue where HA Virtual Interfaces would not restart if the parent port was modified. [ QSTOR-4940 ]
  • Fixed: The Create Virtual Interface and Create VLAN Interface now correctly shows the MTU option field as disabled as they inherit their MTU from their parent port. [ QSTOR-6480 ]
  • Fixed: The Modify network Interface Dialog now correctly shows the MTU option field as disabled for Interface types such as VLAN and Virtual interface that can only inherit their MTU from their parent port. all MTU changes should occur at the Bonded or Physical Port parent level. [ QSTOR-6501 ]
  • Fixed: Virtual Interfaces are automatically restarted after any modification of a Bonded, VLAN or Physical Network Port. [ QSTOR-6509 ]
  • Removed Legacy Virtual Interface 'Float' options from Network Interface section of the WebUI. The Bonded Network Interface options such as active-backup are the recommended way to have a highly available network interface configuration going forward. [ QSTOR-6510 ]

SNMP

  • Fixed an issue with enabling the SNMP Agent on QuantaStor Xenial and Bionic platforms. [ QSTOR-6430 ]
  • Updated wiki documentation for SNMP [ QSTOR-6572 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Added a check to Storage Pool Delete that requires the force flag if there are Network Shares on the pool. [ QSTOR-5618 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the meta data for encrypted storage pools was not being updated properly. [ QSTOR-6323 ]
  • Fixed: Added checks to block operations on shares/volumes on top of Storage Pools in an offline/stopped state. [ QSTOR-6199 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed a bug with deleting storage volumes and their child snapshots. [ QSTOR-6361 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Resizing a Storage Volume could cause clients to disconnect. [ QSTOR-6683 ]
  • Fixed: refactored the Ceph Storage Volume Management logic. [ QSTOR-6265 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue with kernel upgrades including the latest qstortarget driver packages. [ QSTOR-6582 ]
  • Fixed a corner case where removing a site cluster and running an upgrade including all security and system level patches would result in an upgrade failure. [ QSTOR-6698 ]

Web Manager

  • Added a pop-up clarifying the ZFS property sync=disabled is not recommended for production use when Creating or Modifying a Storage Volume, Network Share or Storage Pool with sync set to disabled. A sync setting of 'standard' is the recommended setting except for scenarios where 'always' is needed for specific application requirements. Please consults support@osnexus.com if you have any questions. [ QSTOR-6533 ]
  • Added additional validation checks and min/Max value tool tips to setting fields in the Storage System Optimization dialog. [ QSTOR-6218 ]
  • Added ceph cluster info to Scale-out Storage Pool tree view. [ QSTOR-6194 ]
  • Added information about the Ceph Cluster in the Delete S3 Object Storage Zone dialog. [ QSTOR-6476 ]
  • Added more information about Ceph Cluster to the Scale-out Storage Pool tree view and Storage Pool delete dialog. [ QSTOR-6465 ]
  • Added protections to the Network Port Modify dialog for HA, site and Grid VIF's to prevent modification of cluster managed IP address that should be removed/added as cluster resources for any IP address changes. [ QSTOR-6485 ]
  • Added: clicking on a specific configuration step in the Getting Started Dialog now opens the specific Dialog tab associated with that configuration step. [ QSTOR-6240 ]
  • Enhanced the auto selected storage system in the Format Physical Disk dialog. [ QSTOR-6608 ]
  • Fixed an issue that filtered out VLAN interfaces in the Storage System Modify Preferred Grid Port selection. [ QSTOR-6425 ]
  • Fixed an issue which would prevent the .rgw.root ceph pool from appearing in the Delet Storage Pool Dialog. [ QSTOR-6659 ]
  • Fixed an issue with populating the Network Ports in the grid view of some dialogs such as Cluster Ring Create. [ QSTOR-6526 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the License Manager dialog updating to reflect a newly added or activated license. [ QSTOR-6353 ]
  • Fixed an issue with visibility in Mozilla Firefox on Linux for the force option at the bottom of the Create Storage Pool dialog. [ QSTOR-6253 ]
  • Fixed miss labeling of input combo-box. Changed from 'Replication Link' -> 'Replication Association' [ QSTOR-6654 ]
  • Fixed the column widths for the Network port grid view to show full length IP addresses and subnet masks without truncation. [ QSTOR-6508 ]
  • Fixed the verbiage in the modify S3 Object User Access section. [ QSTOR-6658 ]
  • Fixed: in cases where no physical disks are available, dialogs that require physical disks will now indicate this in the corner. [ QSTOR-6500 ]
  • Fixed: the Delete Hardware Unit dialog now clearly identifies which Hardware unit corresponds to which raid controller in the drop down unit selection. [ QSTOR-6308 ]
  • Removed Gluster and iscsi services from the "Restart Storage Services" dialog as they were not related to Network Shares. [ QSTOR-6429 ]
  • Removed some references to Gluster in the web manager and specified 'Scale-Out File Storage (Gluster)' instead of just 'Scale-Out File Storage' [ QSTOR-6541 ]
  • Updated Chinese, Japanese, South Korean and Spanish Localizations for the WebUI. [ QSTOR-6303 ]

v5.4.4.150 (November 1st 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.4.4.

Release Notes

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Fixed an issue where adding/importing a Cloud Container would fail when mapping an existing bucket that contains a large amount of data. [ QSTOR-6439 ]
  • Fixed an issue with adding/importing an existing Cloud Container to a specific QuantaStor node. [ QSTOR-6439 ]
  • Upgraded rclone to v1.49.5 [ QSTOR-6442 ]

v5.4.3.148 (October 8th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.4.3.

Release Notes

Licensing

  • Fixed an issue with Activating New Licenses. [ QSTOR-6445 ]

v5.4.2.145 (October 1st 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.4.2.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed various ribbon bar and right click menu's in the Ceph Scale-out Storage Section of the WebUI. [ QSTOR-6395 ]
  • Fixed an issue with cleaning up ports after deleting a rados gateway. [ QSTOR-6393 ]
  • Fixed an issue with placement group setup during Ceph Object Store create on slow hardware/VM's causing the operation to fail. [ QSTOR-6388 ]

Disk Management

  • Fixed an issue with detecting iofence status on virtual disk devices that do not support mutlipathing. [ QSTOR-6377 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixed: Server images now correctly appear in the Hardware Enclosure view. [ QSTOR-6372 ]

Licensing

  • Increased supported grid size on Community Edition Licenses to four nodes. [ QSTOR-6412 ]
  • Enabled High Availability Storage Pools and other features on Community Edition Licenses. [ QSTOR-6412 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue where network share user/group configuration was not removed when leaving a domain and the 'Remove All Network Share AD User Access Entries' box is checked. [ QSTOR-6181 ]

REST API

  • Fixed an issue with Network Share REST API calls where cifsOptions and userAccessList parameters would be empty. [ QSTOR-6321 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Improved validation checks for clearing/changing pool passphrases. [ QSTOR-6311 ]
  • Fixed an issue with clearing a passphrase from an encrypted storage pool. [ QSTOR-5699 ]

v4.7.4.008 (September 19th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.7.4.

Release Notes

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Implemented the new upgrade manager to handle platform upgrade from trusty 4.7.4 to xenial 5.x platform. This replaces the original qs-distupgrade command with a wrapper script. [ QSTOR-6355 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the kernel upgrade during a platform upgrade. [ QSTOR-6355 ]
  • Added a check during upgrade for legacy S3FS and S3QL cloud containers to block the upgrade and allow customers to contact OSNEXUS support for migration assistance to the new cloud container implementation. [ QSTOR-6368 ]

v5.4.1.138 (August 26th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.4.1.

Release Notes

Disk Management

  • Fixed an issue with iofence device discovery triggering udev and partition rescan events. [ QSTOR-6288 ]

Upgrade Manager

  • Fixed an issue with upgrading from 5.4.0 with the 'Full Upgrade' and 'Allow Auto Reboots' both checked. [ QSTOR-6292 ]

v5.4.0.134 (August 21st 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.4.0.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Add the ability to manually identify/blink a Ceph OSD from Ceph OSD Identify Dialog in the Web Interface. [ QSTOR-5750 ]
  • Added a warning message for RBD Create if no Ceph Pools are available. [ QSTOR-6129 ]
  • Added filtering to remove Ceph RBD's from the Clone Storage Volume dialog as this is not an available operation. [ QSTOR-6133 ]
  • Added further right click context menu options in the Scale-out Configuration tabs. [ QSTOR-5923 ]
  • Adds APIs and WebUI support for management of S3 buckets to QuantaStor's Ceph based S3 object storage clusters. Users can now directly create, delete, and scan for new buckets within the QuantaStor WebUI without having to use external tools like s3browser or the aws cli. [ QSTOR-6050 ]
  • Adds new scale-out NAS capabilities based on CephFS. QuantaStor now supports NFS and SMB based storage access using CephFS with compression and encryption capabilities. [ QSTOR-5569 ]
  • Fixed a few items related to the --client-interface argument for the qs CLI ceph-cluster-create command. [ QSTOR-6158 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the qs CLI ceph-cluster-create encrypted argument was not set to false by default. [ QSTOR-6149 ]
  • Fixed an issue with association of Ceph Pools to Bluestore OSD's. [ QSTOR-6054 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the slider for capacity in the Resize Scale-out Storage Volume Dialog [ QSTOR-6075 ]
  • Fixed: added a check to ensure at least one Ceph Zone exists before allowing users to create S3/SWITFT Object User Access. [ QSTOR-4189 ]
  • Improved WebUI experience by suggesting another dialog when an interim configuration step is skipped. Example, a storage pool must be created before provisioning a storage volume. [ QSTOR-5971 ]
  • Removed Size and Free Space columns in the Central grid view for Ceph Object Storage Pools as this information was not pertinent for object storage use cases. [ QSTOR-6092 ]
  • Fixed an issue with mislabeled buttons in the Getting Started dialog. [ QSTOR-6237 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Added the ability to dismiss alerts from the grid dashboard. [ QSTOR-5226 ]
  • This fixed a localization issue where the dashboard horizontal stacked bar charts were not displaying for non-EN locales. [ QSTOR-6048 ]

Disk Management

  • Fixed a few corner cases with Multi-port NVMe device WERO/WEAR device preempt and re-registration. [ QSTOR-5809 ]
  • Fixed an issue where a Storage Pool Destroy task was not formatting its Disks to free them up for further use. [ QSTOR-6139 ]
  • Fixed qs disk-format now allows use of the disk name as well as the new query filtering for the --disk-list argument. [ QSTOR-6184 ]
  • Improved disk UUID generation for VM instances (VSAs) [ QSTOR-6032 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixed an issue with correlation of SATA disks via SAS Enclosure Services. [ QSTOR-5257 ]
  • Fixed, added logic to ensure the disk identify status is always synchronized for hardwared disk and physical disks objects in a high availability config. [ QSTOR-6093 ]
  • Added logic to ensure manual changes to a disk identify/beacon LED is discovered and updated for hardware disk and physical disk objects. [ QSTOR-6093 ]
  • Fixed: rebuild status on LSI Hardware controller RAID units will correctly update to show the rebuild status and percentage remaining for the operation. [ QSTOR-5966 ]
  • Updated HGST NVMe enclosure management utility and integration to dm-cli. [ QSTOR-6086 ]
  • Updated some hardware disk identify/beacon LED logic to be more generic for various controllers. [ QSTOR-6041 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Added additional VIF IP verification checks to ensure duplicate IPs are not used within the storage grid. [ QSTOR-6056 ]
  • Fixed issue with some HA operations doing excessive logging at INFO level. [ QSTOR-6055 ]
  • Fixed some corner cases where the reboot required indicator for HA pool export failures was not being cleared or would not be set when a clean pool export during failover failed to occur. [ QSTOR-6116 ]
  • Redesigned the HA pool failover logic in the event of JBOD connectivity loss. failover is detected immediately and all pools in the system with the JBOD loss trigger a failover to the secondary node. [ QSTOR-6138 ]
  • Resolved NFS exports cleanup issue on passive node after HA failover. [ QSTOR-5003 ]

Kernel and Drivers

  • Updated kernel to 4.15.0-54-generic. [ QSTOR-6074 ]
  • Kernel upgrade addresses a potential Networking performance impact introduced with the prior 4.15 kernels. [ QSTOR-6074 ]
  • Updated ZFS driver to 0.7.13 [ QSTOR-6074 ]
  • Updated switchtec driver to 1.3 [ QSTOR-6044 ]
  • Updated Mellanox drivers to 4.6-1.0.1 [ QSTOR-6034 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Added alert for S3QL cloud container configurations. If you see an alert regarding S3QL when trying to start your cloud container, please contact support for assistance. [ QSTOR-5469 ]
  • Adds Cloud Provider / Container support for Google Drive to make it accessible as a NAS Gateway target. [ QSTOR-5635 ]
  • Fixed an issue with scanning for Buckets within the NAS Gateway Add Cloud Container Dialog. [ QSTOR-5713 ]

Network Shares

  • Added protections for Network Share Create and Delete operations if the target Storage Pool or Network Share is not in a Normal State. [ QSTOR-6170 ]
  • Filtered out Cloud Containers and CephFS Shares from the Create Network Share Namespace and Add/Remove Share from Namespace dialogs. [ QSTOR-6173 ]
  • Fixed an issue with User and Group settings defined in the Create Network Share Dialog. [ QSTOR-6153 ]
  • Fixed the error message in Create Network Share Namespace when no Network Shares Exist. [ QSTOR-6166 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Added --normalize flag to 'qs disk-list', 'qs hwd-list' and several other commands to allow for returning a reduced dataset scoped to the specific system and/or top level device in a list of device paths and device mapper devices. [ QSTOR-6021 ]
  • Added a filter for 'qs disk-list' and commands that take the --disk-list argument to filter disks based on [used],[unused],[spare] and other filtering options. This allows for admins to quickly query QuantaStor to return a disk list detailing available drives, used drives or drives marked as dedicated and global spares. [ QSTOR-4887 ]
  • Added a qs sys-ping command and storage system check API that performs a fast query of the connected QuantaStor system and returns it's hostname, Storage System ID and QuantaStor version. [ QSTOR-6022 ]
  • Added filter options to the 'qs disk-list', 'qs create-pool' and 'qs disk-format' commands that allow for granular filtering of disk sets to get specific numbers and types of disks for these different operations. [ QSTOR-6148 ]
  • Added JSON and CSV output options for the qs CLI. [ QSTOR-6024 ]
  • Added more detailed output to the 'qs share-get' commands. [ QSTOR-2391 ]
  • fixed an issue with passing disks in by name with 'qs pool-grow' [ QSTOR-6033 ]
  • QuantaStor CLI for windows updated to support the new features in v5.4. [ QSTOR-6120 ]
  • Simplified the disk identify commands for hardware disk, physical disk, OSD, and storage pool to require less arguments. [ QSTOR-5331 ]

Remote Replication and Snapshots

  • Added logic to automatically cleanup metadata for Network Share/Storage Volume clone and remote replication. [ QSTOR-5906 ]
  • Fixed an issue with being unable to scroll in the Replication Report view. [ QSTOR-3349 ]
  • Improved volume and share filtering in Create Replication Schedule dialog to filter out shares/volumes that do not pertain to the selected storage system replication link. [ QSTOR-6154 ]

SCSI Target

  • Updated SCST driver resolves an issue with client connectivity over iSCSI to Ceph RBD's. [ QSTOR-6006 ]
  • Updated SCST SCSI Target driver to 3.4.0 r8435 [ QSTOR-5948 ]
  • Corrected a corner case with SCST Copy Manager LUN management. [ QSTOR-6108 ]

Security

  • Added support for IBM Key Protect as a Keyvault for storage pool encryption. [ QSTOR-5683 ]
  • Improved Create Storage Pool dialog simplifies pool creation and introduces new encryption options including the use of keyvaults [ QSTOR-5683 ]
  • Added the ability to explicitly block and allow protocol ports for individual network interfaces and/or the system as a whole. These options are available via the Firewall tab in Storage System and Network Port modify as well as the 'qs network-port-modify' and 'qs system-modify' commands. [ QSTOR-4903 ]
  • Improved secure log scrubbing and API security to protect SMTP email credentials. [ QSTOR-6035 ]

Service Core

  • Added detailed service startup status to the Login dialog of the Web Manager if the QuantaStor Management service is still starting. [ QSTOR-5920 ]
  • Added the ability to merge and split Storage System Grids via the qs command line. [ QSTOR-1063 ]
  • Fixed a few corner cases where DNS settings were not applying as expected for the latest QuantaStor platforms. [ QSTOR-5415 ]
  • Improved Developer and API Documentation on wiki.osnexus.com [ QSTOR-6026 ]
  • Improved internal tools for documenting API's [ QSTOR-6026 ]
  • Improved integration with systemd for various services like NFSD [ QSTOR-6105 ]

SNMP

  • Added additional alerts and SNMP traps around FC port and firewall issue detection. [ QSTOR-6083 ]
  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-6118 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Added Storage Pool Block Cleanup Priority tunable that allows users to change the priority for the asynchronous lazy block free space cleanup for deleted blocks on a Storage Pool. [ QSTOR-6017 ]
  • Added support for manually exporting and importing Encrypted Storage Pools that have their pool key encrypted with a passphrase. [ QSTOR-6084 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent manually importing a previously manually exported pool that had been created with encryption without a passphrase. [ QSTOR-6182 ]
  • Fixed an issue with importing and starting Storage Pools Encrypted with a passphrase. [ QSTOR-6087 ]
  • Fixed an issue with importing encrypted storage pools on disks that do not support iofencing. [ QSTOR-6066 ]
  • Fixed cleanup of backup disk headers after deleting an encrypted pool and formatting the disks. [ QSTOR-5996 ]
  • Fixed some issues with reusing disks which were used in a previously exported encrypted storage pool. [ QSTOR-4789 ]
  • Fixes issue affecting system boot with encrypted pools when upgrading from trusty to xenial platforms. [ QSTOR-6156 ]
  • Fix some issues with cleaning up keys for ibm keyprotect. [ QSTOR-6209 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed: filtered the Volume Dashboard to show only ZFS Storage Volumes as Ceph Volumes are not currently supported for metrics. [ QSTOR-6196 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Added Intel and AMD microcode update packages to the ISO installer. [ QSTOR-4442 ]
  • Added open-vm-tools to ISO installer. [ QSTOR-3162 ]
  • Added support for offline ISO based upgrades from 5.x to the latest 5.x release. [ QSTOR-5958 ]
  • Added support in the qs_upgrade script to manage bringing any version of the trusty platform upto the latest 5.x xenial platform release and kernel version. [ QSTOR-5959 ]
  • Fixed a corner case where the Upgrade Manager dialog may not open when accessing the webUi via a FQDN that has subdomains. [ QSTOR-6121 ]
  • Fixed the missing ping utility. [ QSTOR-6040 ]
  • Fixed: the QuantaStor upgrade manager now detects the upgrade path for repoUrl based on the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osnexus.list [ QSTOR-6095 ]
  • Refactored the Upgrade Manager to allow QuantaStor Core Only upgrades. [ QSTOR-5954 ]

Web Manager

  • Added a 'Dismiss Alerts' option to the View Alerts dialog. [ QSTOR-5763 ]
  • Fixed a few items in the layout of the Multi-OSD Create Dialogs. [ QSTOR-6102 ]
  • Fixed a javascript library TypeError that could appear when loading the QuantaStor WebUI with the Developer Console open on some modern Web Browsers. [ QSTOR-6080 ]
  • Fixed a theming issue with the tabbed scrolling indicators. [ QSTOR-6068 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the End User License Accept Dialog when entering a license key in the License Manager dialog. [ QSTOR-6151 ]
  • Fixed the error message in the Delete Multi-factor Authentication Dialog to provide clearer user guidance. [ QSTOR-6106 ]
  • Fixed up various tooltips in the Create Storage Pool dialog. [ QSTOR-6211 ]
  • Fixed: the Add Grid Management right click context menu correctly opens the Add Grid VIF dialog. [ QSTOR-6060 ]
  • Increased the size of the IQN input field for Add Host and Add Initiator. [ QSTOR-6012 ]
  • Quantstor Grid's are now referred to as "Storage Grid" and not "Management Grid". UI Label changes done to accommodate this. [ QSTOR-6177 ]
  • Reduced the usage of the word Ceph for readability in the right click context menus of the Scale-out Storage Configuration section of the Web Manager. [ QSTOR-6119 ]
  • Removed Ceph Journal and OSD's from the tree view as they are better managed via the central grid view section of the Ceph Cluster OSD and Journal tabs. [ QSTOR-6091 ]
  • Gluster has been deprecated from the WebUI for new installs.
  • Removed XFS pool creation from the WebUI. Legacy support for XFS pools is available via the qs CLI. [ QSTOR-6090 ]
  • Revised QuantaStor Getting Started Guide in the web interface greatly simplifies common tasks and introduces further workflows. [ QSTOR-6122 ]
  • Standardized various Web Manager references from the term 'Appliance' to 'System'. [ QSTOR-6152 ]
  • Updated iconography on various Confirm Dialog's in the WebUI to better guide user interactions. [ QSTOR-6089 ]
  • Updated progress indicator for various dialogs that require searching or backend queries before displaying or refreshing information. [ QSTOR-5714 ]
  • Updated Server images and detection for the Server layout options in the Modify Storage System Dialog and Server view in the Central server information grid of the Web Manager. [ QSTOR-5991 ]
  • Updated the confirmation dialog for format physical disk to have a clear Warning Icon. [ QSTOR-6072 ]
  • Updated the toggle buttons in the Dashboards to have a clearer contrast when enabled versus disabled. [ QSTOR-6113 ]
  • Updates to Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Chinese localization files. [ QSTOR-6235 ]

v5.3.1.085 (June 18th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.3.1.

Release Notes

Disk Management

  • Added support for Disk temperatures and SMART health state for NVMe devices. This is reported at the Physical Disk object layer. [ QSTOR-5576 ]
  • Removed a disk scan step that had been required during ZFS Pool import for older SSD disk firmware on the HGST Serv24HA platform. [ QSTOR-5720 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added isBlinking property for status indication for the HGST Serv24-HA disks Beacon LED. [ QSTOR-5975 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Hardware Enclosure and Controller service support for the HGST Serv24-HA. [ QSTOR-5964 ]
  • Updated the Disk Identify Manager API calls for Hardware Disk, Physical Disk Identify and Storage Pool Device object types. [ QSTOR-5761 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Added support for Wasabi S3 endpoints [ QSTOR-5960 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed: Renaming a Network Share will now immediately reflect the new share name in the Network Share Objects exports path. Previously the change would not occur immediately, requiring a Storage Pool discovery cycle to update the UI. [ QSTOR-5930 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Changed the qs cli to output error messages to stderr and report an error code on failure messages. [ QSTOR-5885 ]
  • Fixed the help text for the `qs spd-get` command. [ QSTOR-5791 ]

Remote Replication and Snapshots

  • Update the average data transfer on a replication report while the job is still running. [ QSTOR-5978 ]
  • Replication schedules are now able to start faster after a system reboot or service restart. [ QSTOR-5978 ]

Service Core

  • Added logfile management and rotation for advanced QuantaStor service diagnostic logs. [ QSTOR-5721 ]
  • Fixed: async rest and qs cli command calls that start a task now have the task object immediately available on all grid nodes for further query and task lifecycle tracking. [ QSTOR-5779 ]
  • Moved QuantaStor Management and associated service logs to /var/log/qs/ subdirectory. [ QSTOR-5934 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-5990 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed: RAID10 is now the default raid type selected in the Create Storage Pool dialog when there are 4 or more disks available for creating a storage pool [ QSTOR-5989 ]
  • Fixed: Storage Pool import on backing iSCSI LUNs consumed by QuantaStor that had prior SCSI-3 PR will now preempt and re-register the key to correct iSID session changes. [ QSTOR-5778 ]
  • Fixed: using the force flag for the Storage Pool Create will ensure a full quick Disk format and partition cleanup occurs similar to formatting a physical disk in the Physical Disk section. [ QSTOR-5983 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Added more detailed logging status for the Upgrade Manager. [ QSTOR-5924 ]
  • Fixed a few corner case items with the qs-upgrade script that required manual corrections.
  • Added logic to the qs-upgrade and qs-distupgrade scripts to ensure the ceph user and group exists when upgrading from the Ceph Jewel release.
  • Added logic to the qs-upgrade script to ensure dpkg is version 1.17.5ubuntu5.8 or later when on the Trusty platform" [ QSTOR-5977 ]

Web Manager

  • Added a spinning indicator to the Upgrade Manager dialog for when it is first launched and is in process of discovering the latest package versions. [ QSTOR-5880 ]
  • Added a spinning indicator to the Import Cloud Container dialog for when you click the search button to locate existing buckets. [ QSTOR-5880 ]
  • Added Server Layout image customization to the Modify Storage System Dialog. This can be viewed in the Storage System>System Information tab. [ QSTOR-5796 ]

v4.7.3.004 (June 18th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.7.3.

Release Notes

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed a few corner case items with the qs-upgrade script that required manual corrections.
  • Added logic to the qs-upgrade and qs-distupgrade scripts to ensure the ceph user and group exists when upgrading from the Ceph Jewel release.
  • Added logic to the qs-upgrade script to ensure dpkg is version 1.17.5ubuntu5.8 or later when on the Trusty platform


v5.3.0.074 (May 29th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.3.0.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block and Object

  • Added obfuscation for Ceph user S3/Swift Access keys in the WebUI. You can now click on the fields to reveal the access keys and enable copying the data. [ QSTOR-5910 ]
  • Fixed an issue with OSD Identify for Chassis Enclosure services. [ QSTOR-5394 ]
  • Fixed an issue that would allow users to accidentally delete the default Ceph Crush Rules and Ceph Pool Profiles. [ QSTOR-5510 ]
  • Fixed an issue with error messages pertaining to invalid names from the ceph pool profile enum task. [ QSTOR-5916 ]
  • Fixed an issue with iptables rules for radosgw. When enabling S3/Swift access on a network port, both port 80 and port 443 are forwarded to the HTTP Rados Gateway port. [ QSTOR-5841 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Modifying a Ceph users Secret/Access Keys. [ QSTOR-5837 ]
  • Fixed: Ceph now always has a default pool profile allowing Pool creation. [ QSTOR-5850 ]
  • Increased response time to change the Ceph Crush Rule on an existing Ceph Pool [ QSTOR-5513 ]
  • Replaced qs CLI option 'ceph-crush-rule-create' with 'ceph-crush-rule-create-erasure' and 'ceph-crush-rule-create-replicated' as the required arguments and options required two sets of commands. [ QSTOR-5803 ]
  • Fixed an issue where some OSDs were not being created. [ QSTOR-5499 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Dialog options resetting in the Create WAL device dialog after adjusting the number of partitions slider. [ QSTOR-5806 ]
  • Adjusted the layout and flow of the Ceph ribbon bar in the web UI. [ QSTOR-5914 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Added various checks and warnings for the config analyzer in the web UI. [ QSTOR-3990 ]
  • Fixed: Storage Volumes and Storage Pools now both show their Latency Graphs in Milliseconds. [ QSTOR-5851 ]
  • Added ZFS (ARC) Cache statistics graphing for Storage Systems. [ QSTOR-3540 ]
  • Added Average trend lines to I/OPs, Bytes and Latency Graphs. [ QSTOR-5873 ]

Disk Management

  • Fixed an issue where NVME devices without a scsi ID could be correlated as used by a Storage Pool created on a NVME device without a scsi ID. [ QSTOR-5937 ]
  • Added filtering to prevent scanning zvol's or rbd's for LVM information. [ QSTOR-5881 ]
  • Fixed an issue with formatting disks that had previously been used for Ceph Bluestore OSD's without the OSD remove process being run on the drive. [ QSTOR-5751 ]
  • Fixed: Disk Formatting tasks that fail due to an I/O error will now report the disk format as failed. [ QSTOR-5626 ]
  • Added detection of Disks with Shingled Magnetic Recording that are not zoned for writing. These drives will properly indicate this state in the CLI and WebUI. [ QSTOR-5894 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added Disk identify support for HGST Serv24 NVMe. [ QSTOR-5743 ]
  • Added vendor property to the Hardware Controller Disks model. [ QSTOR-5797 ]
  • Fixed an issue with detecting MegaRAID CacheCade RAID units. [ QSTOR-5833 ]
  • Fixed: RAID0 Passthrough disks created on Raid controllers are now set to write-thru mode by default. [ QSTOR-5866 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Added a warning state and state detail indicating a reboot is required to Storage Systems if a HA storage pool failed to export during a failover. [ QSTOR-4241 ]
  • Added a periodic alert for Storage Systems with the 'requiresReboot' flag set that will trigger once a day to recommend the storage system be rebooted. [ QSTOR-4241 ]
  • Fixed an issue with a internal tool used by customer support. [ QSTOR-5625 ]
  • Fixed: the zfs pool export logic has been updated to make failure scenarios easier to diagnose and correctly trigger failure events and alerts. [ QSTOR-705 ]
  • Fixed an issue with iofencing to ensure we can always re-register for backing disk devices that were already registered due to a changed iSCSI initiator handle (from rebooting the QuantaStor node or disconnecting/reconnecting the software iSCSI adapter). [ QSTOR-5780 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Added the "Add Credentials' options to the Cloud Container Lefthand tree view and Central Cloud Container grid right click context menus. [ QSTOR-5805 ]
  • Added support for creating custom Ceph object storage endpoints for the NAS Gateway/Cloud Container through the Quantastor UI. [ QSTOR-5876 ]
  • Fix UI issue in reporting failure during scan buckets and reset bucket list for cloud provider change. [ QSTOR-5522 ]
  • Updated rclone to 1.47.0 [ QSTOR-5893 ]

Network Shares

  • Added logic that persists File Access Control List options through pool export and re-imports. [ QSTOR-5567 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Fixed an issue with running the qs-version command as a non-root user to check the current QuantaStor service version. [ QSTOR-5790 ]
  • Fixed some error codes for the 'qs' CLI [ QSTOR-5826 ]

Remote Replication and Snapshots

  • Fixed: Added logic to automatically cleanup Remote Replication metadata for replicated Network Shares. [ QSTOR-5863 ]
  • Fixed an issue with rolling back to a previous snapshot of a volume. [ QSTOR-4856 ]

SCSI Target

  • Fixed an issue with the SCST copy manager target lun missing for _chkpnt or rbd volumes. This prevented client access for some clients when the lun was mapped out. [ QSTOR-5816 ]
  • Fixed an issue with removing iSCSI/FC LUN access assignments on Storage Volume Replica checkpoints that could lead to a kernel panic. [ QSTOR-5813 ]

Security

  • Fixed an issue with custom self-signed ssl certificates generated by the qs-sslcert command. [ QSTOR-5875 ]
  • Fixed an issue with reverting to the default certificates if the user had previously deployed custom self-signed certificates using the qs-sslcert scripts. [ QSTOR-5875 ]
  • Enhance security against cross-site scripting attacks. [ QSTOR-5935 ]
  • Fixed an issue with potential user enumeration. [ QSTOR-5872 ]
  • Fixed an issue with password field access for authenticated users. [ QSTOR-5872 ]
  • Updated additional password Fields in the UI to be obfuscated by default. [ QSTOR-5838 ]

Server Integration

  • Fixed an issue with ipmi messaging in the quantastor service log on Virtual machines that do not support ipmi. [ QSTOR-5927 ]
  • Fixed the ipmi hardware support to not run on Virtual Machine Platforms that do not have access to IPMI hardware. [ QSTOR-5925 ]
  • Added IPMI IP, subnet, gateway and Mac Address to storage system properties for systems with IPMI/iLo onboard. [ QSTOR-5908 ]
  • Added IPMI sensor support for Cisco C240 M5 for PSU, Fan and CPU temperature and System temperature. [ QSTOR-5904 ]
  • Added /opt/osnexus/quantastor/conf/qs_ipmi.conf configuration file for adding custom ipmi sensor names for PSU state, Fans and Temperatures of PCH, CPU and System. [ QSTOR-5493 ]
  • Added alerting on IPMI/iLO sensors for PSU redundancy status change. [ QSTOR-5007 ]

Service Core

  • Fixed an issue where 10gb interfaces would sometimes report link speed as 1gb even though they were running at 10gb. [ QSTOR-5269 ]
  • Unified the reporting of Temperatures to be Celsius and in the default display format of 'NN C ( NN.N F)' [ QSTOR-5793 ]
  • Added 'requiresReboot' flag to Storage System objects for indicating if a reboot is required for the storage system. [ QSTOR-5855 ]
  • Added ability to send support logs without a license key. [ QSTOR-3979 ]
  • Consolidated default configuration files under the /opt/osnexus/quantastor/conf directory. [ QSTOR-5800 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the telegraf configuration if there is no Ceph configuration deployed on QuantaStor. [ QSTOR-5868 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-5884 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed the ZFS Event Daemon zedlets to use the correct path for ZFS 0.7 and newer. [ QSTOR-5929 ]
  • Fixed the ZFS Storage Pool resilver alerting to report the resilver is in progress along with the resilver percentage. [ QSTOR-5886 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Enclosure Redundancy mapping for ZFS vdev's. [ QSTOR-5887 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the reported used space on Storage Pools in the Grid Dashboard view. [ QSTOR-5694 ]
  • Fixed: reduced the time for the spare disk marker to be cleared from a drive that is added to a storage pool to replace a failed disk. [ QSTOR-5498 ]
  • Fixed: updated the zpool raw size(before redundancy and metadata allocation) to be more accurate. [ QSTOR-5867 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Pool RAIDType when multiple ZFS SLOG mirrors are present on a storage pool. This would previously cause issues with storage pool grow operations. [ QSTOR-5858 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed: The Storage Volume Create Dialog will now correctly create GigaByte/TeraByte/PetaByte sized Volumes (base10 multiple of 1000) if the size is specified with 'GB','TB','PB'. Specifying just the letter e.g. 'G' or providing 'GiB' will create a Gibibyte volume (base2 multiple of 1024) as before. Using the Slider will continue to create Volumes in Mebibyte/Gibibyte sizes. [ QSTOR-5860 ]
  • Adjust size conversions when specifying the size property of a storage volume from the CLI. This adds support for creating volumes via the CLI in GigaByte/TeraByte/PetaByte sizes (base10 x1000) if specified in 'GB','TB',PB' shorthand. QuantaStor will continue todefault creating volumes in (base2 x1024) standard if the user specifies only the first letter or full shorthand. e.g. ('G' or 'GiB/GIB'). [ QSTOR-5864 ]

Web Manager

  • Fixed an issue where Snapshots for Network Shares would appear in the central grid 'Network Shares' tab. [ QSTOR-5938 ]
  • Fixed an issue where some dialog box text fields allowed editing of informational text. [ QSTOR-5902 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Enhanced the Upgrade Manager Dialog to allow upgrading specific multiple nodes all at the same time. note: this only works for 5.3 or newer releases. Releases older than 5.3 will need to be upgraded from the CLI via qs-upgrade. [ QSTOR-3976 ]
  • The WebUI now installs full platform Security and Stability updates alongside the core QuantaStor package updates. [ QSTOR-3976 ]
  • Updated qs-upgrade script to unify WebUI and CLI upgrade options. [ QSTOR-3976 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the upgrade repositories that could indicate a package downgrade is required for some dependencies. [ QSTOR-5956 ]

v5.2.1.002 (May 1st 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.2.1.

Release Notes

Upgrade Repository and Installer

  • Fixed an issue with the rclone package naming for correct repository availability.
  • Fixed an issue with the updated installer kernel drivers loading when a Trusted Platform Module is present in the system.

Core Service

  • Fixed an issue with string conversion of Petabyte sizes with new ZFS userspace utilities.

v5.2.0.088 (April 4th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.2.0.

Release Notes

Base Platform Upgrade Available

  • Enabled Platform upgrades from Trusty to Xenial. To upgrade the platform run 'qs-distupgrade' after upgrading fully to v4.7.2. This will bring your system to the very latest QuantaStor 5.x version and supported linux kernel on the Xenial Platform. Please contact support@osnexus.com for any questions or upgrade assistance.

Alert Manager

  • Added support for Mattermost for call-home alerts [ QSTOR-5711 ]

Ceph

  • Added Ceph Pool Dashboard that shows I/O statistics for Throughput and I/Ops. [ QSTOR-4497 ]
  • Added support for Object Storage Tenant accounts in Ceph User creation. [ QSTOR-5660 ]
  • Added the ability to create Ceph Crush Rules via the WebUI for replicated pool types. [ QSTOR-5471 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the OSD device type validation when creating a Ceph Crush map rule. [ QSTOR-5718 ]
  • Fixed you can now add a custom Description when creating Ceph Crush Rules. [ QSTOR-5770 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the 'ceph osd dump' calls were not returning a complete payload [ QSTOR-5703 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Cluster Monitor and Cluster Member grids were reported differing Monitor Status. [ QSTOR-5677 ]
  • Fixed an issue with ceph OSD discovery with bad or offline OSDs. [ QSTOR-5343 ]
  • Fixed an issue with ceph rados gateway not starting up correctly [ QSTOR-5004 ]
  • Fixed an issue with OSD clean up after a ceph cluster delete operation. [ QSTOR-5781 ]
  • Refactored Ceph Pool Modify to accept Crush Rule Name or Id as input. [ QSTOR-5474 ]
  • Fixed some spacing issues and enable properties view of the Ceph Pool Profile object. [ QSTOR-5783 ]

Cloud Containers

  • Fixed an issue where ZFS Volumes were filtered out of the Cloud Backup policy dialog. [ QSTOR-5749 ]
  • Fixed an issue with selecting the 'Assign to Group' checkbox in the Modify Cloud Backup Schedule dialog without selecting a group from the drop down menu. [ QSTOR-5220 ]

Disk Management

  • Added Drive Temperature property and Grid display column to the Physical Disks in the Web Interface for NVMe and SMART health reporting disks. [ QSTOR-5764 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Physical Disk discovery for Legacy DGC SAN LUN's that do not correctly issue T10 style device serial identifiers [ QSTOR-5686 ]
  • Increased Hard Disk temperature warning threshold to 56 degrees celsius. [ QSTOR-5596 ]
  • Fixed an issue with marking a Physical disk as a Global spare disk on a remote storage system in the grid that has a different Hard disk controller type. [ QSTOR-5774 ]

Gluster

  • Fixed an issue with the quantastor service crashing after creating subshares on a gluster volume [ QSTOR-5221 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixed Enclosure slot mapping for the S2122-N24-4 NVMe server chassis to map the PCI-E paths correctly for each slot and to leave gaps if a slot is empty. [ QSTOR-5775 ]
  • Fixed: the 'Mark disk as Good' right click menu option in the Hardware Enclosures and Controllers section is now correctly context sensitive to RAID controllers that support that disk state and action. [ QSTOR-5053 ]

High Availability

  • Fixed an issue with the isVirtualInterface flag being set properly on Site Cluster Virtual Interfaces (VIFs). [ QSTOR-5622 ]

Storage Pools

  • Added automatic metadata import for Network Share objects when importing a previously manually exported storage pool. [ QSTOR-5564 ]
  • Fixed an issue related to updating iofencing when importing QuantaStor ZFS Storage pools on iSCSI backend storage after a reboot. [ QSTOR-5769 ]
  • Fixed an issue where local disk devices were not being filtered out for grow and spare add operations on High Availability failover Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-4576 ]
  • Fixed an issue with ensuring VDEV redundancy across multiple JBODs when creating encrypted storage pools. [ QSTOR-4830 ]
  • Fixed an issue with ZFS Storage Pool Import. This corrects a regression introduced in 5.1.0. [ QSTOR-5727 ]
  • Fixed an issue with updating the zpool resilver percent completion value. [ QSTOR-5548 ]
  • Fixed: removing multiple cache devices from an encrypted pool correctly closes and removes encryption from each device. [ QSTOR-2415 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the spare device count for pools was not being updated properly [ QSTOR-5058 ]
  • Fixed an issue with removing read cache devices from zfs pools. [ QSTOR-5124 ]

Installer ISO

  • Updated ISO creation to allow writing iso as a dd image for uefi on Linux and Mac Clients [ QSTOR-5705 ]
  • Updated TPM installer option to use Ubuntu Xenial standard secure boot support. [ QSTOR-5728 ]

iSCSI Software Adapter

  • Refactor how missing iSCSI targets are handled and auto retry login. [ QSTOR-5041 ]

Kernel

  • Added PCK7 Signatures to all Linux Kernel drivers built and packaged by OSNEXUS required for secure boot support. [ QSTOR-5603 ]
  • Updated drivers [ QSTOR-5554 ]
i40e:			2.7.29
ixgbe:			5.5.5
igb:			5.3.5.20
e1000e:			3.4.2.4
ena:			2.0.2g
megaraid_sas:	07.708.03.00	
mpt3sas:		29.00.00.00
aacraid:		1.2.1.57013
bxt_en:			1.9.1-212.0.137.0
mlx:			4.5-1.0.1
hpsa:			3.4.20-125
sfc:			4.15.2.1001
arcmsr:			v1.40.0X.09-20180709
scst:			3.4.0
smartpqi:		1.2.4-065
zfs:			0.7.13

Localization I8N

  • Added support for South Korean localization. Append '?locale=ko' to the QuantaStor Web Manager URL to use. [ QSTOR-4326 ]

Multifactor Authentication

  • Fixed an issue where the passcode field would be disabled even though it was selected as a drop down option when logging in using Multi-factor Authentication. [ QSTOR-5642 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Multi-factor Authentication timeout in the event the authentication verification server is not available. [ QSTOR-5211 ]

Network Shares

  • Enabled ports above 1024 for NFS access rules by default. [ QSTOR-5595 ]
  • Added 'Allow Full Port Range Access' to 'Modify NFS Client Access' dialog. [ QSTOR-5595 ]

Snapshots, Remote Replication and Backup policies

  • Added ability to retain hourly snapshots from replication schedules, snapshot schedules, and backup policies. [ QSTOR-5674 ]

Platform

  • Enabled Platform upgrades from Trusty to Xenial. To upgrade the platform run qs-distupgrade after upgrading fully to v4.7.2. This will bring your system to the very latest QuantaStor 5.x version and linux kernel on the Xenial Platform. Please contact support@osnexus.com for any questions or upgrade assistance. [ QSTOR-5565 ]
  • Fixed an issue with offline upgrades on xenial [ QSTOR-5262 ]

Web Manager

  • Fixed an issue where the Calendar widget in dialogs that could schedule dates, would not show month or allow editing in some browsers. [ QSTOR-5767 ]
  • Fixed several error dialog windows for proper context. [ QSTOR-5675 ]
  • Fixed: when no pools were created on a grid, the Dashboards Free capacity will now only be reported once. [ QSTOR-5740 ]
  • Fixed the width of the iSCSI Target login/logout dialog grid view to ensure all selected columns are visible when scrolling. [ QSTOR-5676 ]
  • Refactored the Storage Volume Create and Modify dialogs [ QSTOR-5502 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-5645 ]

Core Service

  • Fixed an issue with Legacy ethX network naming where the interfaces after reboot would be incorrect and not start from 0 [ QSTOR-5707 ]
  • Fixed an issue with log spamming for FC adapter discovery. [ QSTOR-5550 ]
  • Fixed an issue with object ownership being updated after a grid master election. [ QSTOR-5652 ]
  • Fixed: QuantaStor will no longer create a second encrypted swap device if one already exists on the system. [ QSTOR-5629 ]
  • Fixed an issue where QS would try to continually re-discover network ports which are marked as 'missing'. [ QSTOR-5403 ]
  • Fixed an issue with influxDB queries failing [ QSTOR-5656 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the telegraf service not starting properly on xenial platform. [ QSTOR-4842 ]

v5.1.2.002 (March 13th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.1.2.

Release Notes

Core Service

  • Fixed an issue with the keep alive process checker restarting the tomcat web server every minute. [ QSTOR-5698 ]

v5.1.1.008 (March 7th 2019)

QuantaStor 5.1.1 was deprecated for the 5.1.2 release.

Release Notes

Installer

  • Updated Installer ISO [ QSTOR-5684 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue with customizing the Network Share record size. [ QSTOR-5641 ]

Authentication

  • Fixed a management service crash related to multi-factor authentication. [ QSTOR-5640 ]

Storage Volume

  • Fixed an issue preventing the creation of passthru Storage Volumes from raw disk devices. [ QSTOR-5636 ]

Disk Devices

  • Fixed an issue with NVME device support. [ QSTOR-5646 ]

Core Service

  • Fixed: The Auto-restart logic for the QuantaStor Management service was updated for the Xenial platform. [ QSTOR-5628 ]

v5.1.0.160 (Feb 14th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.1.0.

Release Notes

  • Updated QuantaStor update repository to a new distribution namespace of 'quantastor-xenial' for future upgrades. [ QSTOR-5609 ]

Ceph

  • Added a quick disk format to OSD creation to ensure a disk is clean of any prior partitioning and formatting before use. [ QSTOR-5341 ]

Storage pools

  • Added 'Storage System Optimization' dialog that includes additional tunable controls for ZFS Storage Pool performance settings. [ QSTOR-5583 ]
  • Added 'qs tunable-*' command sets that allow for CLI configuration of the settings available in the 'Storage System Optimization' dialog. for more information on the commands and their usage please see 'qs help=tunable' [ QSTOR-5543 ]
  • Adds more detail to the Storage Pool Delete warning pop-up to clarify for users what Storage Pool on which QuantaStor node is to be deleted when they click the 'Yes' to confirm the deletion. [ QSTOR-5623 ]
  • Fixed an issue on Virtual Machines where the wrong disk block size(ashift) was being specified during ZFS Pool creation. [ QSTOR-5570 ]
  • Added logic to select the highest matching block size (ashift) for a disk set during ZFS pool creation. [ QSTOR-5570 ]
  • Added minimum 4k disk sector size allocation (ashift=12) for disk set during ZFS pool creation. This ensures that a 512e/4Kn disk purchased in the future when older 512b drives are not easily available will be supported for pool growth as well as repair and replace while maintaining similar performance and long term support of the pool [ QSTOR-5570 ]
  • Added checks for ZFS pool creation to ensure that physical disk blocksizes(ashift) up to 64k are supported. Disks with blocksizes larger than 64k are not supported with the ZFS filesystem pool type at this time and will generate an error during ZFS Storage Pool creation recommending the use of disks with a 64k or lower blocksize. [ QSTOR-5570 ]
  • Fixed an issue with creating encrypted pools with passphrase, this corrects a regression introduced in 5.0 [ QSTOR-5621 ]
  • Fixed an issue with encrypting ATA devices. This corrects an issue introduced in the 5.0 release. [ QSTOR-5575 ]
  • Fixed an issue with system boot after creating Encrypted Storage Pools [ QSTOR-5627 ]
  • Fixed: manually importing a Storage Pool now immediately performs iofencing of the disk devices during the import process. [ QSTOR-5540 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Changed the default blocksize used during storage volume creation from 128k to 8k. [ QSTOR-5570 ]
  • Removed the ambiguous 'auto' option from the blocksize selection storage volume create and modify dialogs. 8k will now be the default selection and setting in the WebUi and for qs cli volume creation." [ QSTOR-5570 ]
  • Updated the Storage Volume Create Dialog with the same Compression, sync and blocksize options as the Storage Volume Modify dialog. [ QSTOR-5495 ]


High Availability

  • Adds high Availability iofencing support for NVME shared storage devices. [ QSTOR-5447 ]
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes leave VIF cluster ports on QuantaStor 5.0 after deletion by a user. [ QSTOR-5616 ]
  • Fixed an issue with HA cluster discovery introduced in the platform change in 5.0 [ QSTOR-5176 ]


Installer

  • Added a new EFI installer option for systems that have a TPM module. [ QSTOR-5572 ]


NAS Gateway / Cloud Container

  • Renamed the Cloud Container tab in the WebUI to 'NAS Gateway' [ QSTOR-5468 ]
  • Various Improvements to the Cloud Container management section of the WebUI. [ QSTOR-5468 ]
  • Fixed an issue with creating Cloud Containers in some Amazon S3 regions. [ QSTOR-5557 ]
  • Removed Cloud Container 'Repair', 'Modify' and 'Remove' context menu options that are no longer required for the deduplication s3ql style Cloud Containers that was deprecated in QuantaStor 5.0. [ QSTOR-5552 ]


Network Shares

  • Updated the Network Share Show Mount Command Dialog to prioritize the IP used in the mount command based on Link Speed and if the Interface is a VIF. A drop-down IP and interface selection now allows users to easily customize the mount command output. [ QSTOR-4651 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Network Share namespaces where /export bind mounts were being placed on systems outside of the namespace. [ QSTOR-4977 ]
  • Improved filtering and visibility for snapshot parent shares in the Network Share Multi-Delete dialog to make manually removing Snapshots easier on configurations with many snapshots. [ QSTOR-5427 ]

Remote Replication

  • Changed Storage System Link in qs CLI to 'Replication Link' e.g. the commands are now 'qs replication-link-create' 'qs replication-link-list' 'qs replication-link-get' etc. [ QSTOR-5619 ]
  • Added a clarification for the Replication link speed bandwidth limiter to also show MegaBits per second (Mb/s) in addition to the details for MegaBytes (MB/s) per second that were already shown. [ QSTOR-5535 ]

Gluster

  • Fixed an issue where pvdisplay commands would hang after Gluster config tear down. [ QSTOR-5223 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Storage Systems would be listed twice in the Gluster Peer Detach Dialog [ QSTOR-5525 ]

Web Manager

  • Fixed an issue with showing the users inside of a Multitenancy>Resource Group [ QSTOR-5591 ]

ZFS

  • Fixed: enabled zvol_request_sync=1 for the ZFS 0.7.12 driver to resolve a kernel panic that can occur in some Storage Volume use cases. This tunable 'sst_zvol_request_sync' is managed via the new 'qs tunable-*' CLI commands. [ QSTOR-5612 ]

Core Service

  • Added support for authenticated shutdown of a QuantaStor node initiated by APC UPS's with apsupsd. [ QSTOR-5592 ]
  • Fixed an issue preventing the ZFS Event Daemon service from running on QuantaStor 5.0 [ QSTOR-5580 ]

Disk Management

  • Added the ability to blink storage pool device groups (vdevs) via the CLI with 'qs spdg-list' and 'qs spdg-ident' commands. [ QSTOR-5566 ]
  • Fixed an issue where a disk format task would show as 100% completed even though the format actually failed due to iofencing preventing write access. [ QSTOR-5555 ]
  • Fixed: when formatting disks and choosing to clear iofencing, the iofencing is now cleared first to ensure formatting can complete without a denial for write access. [ QSTOR-5617 ]

Hardware Controller and Enclosure Management

  • Updated Acromove ServerPack enclosure information to match current offerings. [ QSTOR-5614 ]
  • Updated Hardware Unit Identify Dialog to allow on, off and duration specific identification for supported Hardware Raid unit enclosure slot identification. [ QSTOR-5562 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-5604 ]

v5.0.0.093 (Dec 21st 2018)

Note: for IBM Cloud / SoftLayer users

As an addendum to Event 73376867 QuantaStor 5.x will be replacing QuantaStor 4.x in the IBM Cloud starting April 1st, 2019. After April 1st QuantaStor 5.x will be the available provisioning version for new deployments. Long term maintenance and updates for existing installations of QuantaStor 4.x will be enabled with migrating to QuantaStor 5.x starting with the release of QuantaStor 4.7.2 mid-March, 2019.

For assistance with upgrading an existing QuantaStor 4.x system to QuantaStor 5.x please contact IBM Cloud Support.

QuantaStor 5.0.0 Upgrade Instructions

QuantaStor 5.0.0 was released as ISO media. Upgrades from QuantaStor 4.x to 5.x will be available with the release of QuantaStor 4.7.2.

QuantaStor 5.0.0 Installation Media

QuantaStor v5.0.0 is available at the link here: QuantaStor v5.0.0 ISO md5

Release Notes

Release Highlights:

  • Base Platform upgraded to Ubuntu Xenial.
  • Linux Kernel updated to 4.15.0-36-generic.
  • Updated Ceph version to Luminous.
  • New Ceph OSD's will use Bluestore as their backing storage providing a large performance improvement.
  • Added Encryption at rest for Ceph OSD devices.
  • Added Ceph Crush Map management via Ceph Pool Profiles.
  • Added Ansible Automation support, contact OSNEXUS Sales Engineering for details.
  • Updated Cloud Container (NAS Gateway) backend to provide better performance scaling and support for additional Cloud Providors from Microsoft Azure and Backblaze.
  • Added Configuration Analyzer to help users more easily identify problems and address them.
  • Added IPMI sensor monitoring for server models from Dell, HPE, Cisco, Intel, Supermicro, and Lenovo.
  • Added support for HPE’s NV-DIMM technology for use in scale-out object and block storage configurations.

Platform

  • Linux Kernel updated to 4.15.0-36-generic [ QSTOR-5397 ]
  • Enabled support for persistent Linux Network device names. [ QSTOR-5405 ]
  • Updated QuantaStor base platform to Xenial 16.04 [ QSTOR-4874 ]
  • Fixed: the alternate QuantaStor web Port at :8080 now automatically redirects to https and uses the same SSL/TLS ciphers and security settings as the primary https web port at :443 [ QSTOR-5128 ]
  • Fixed: the Dashboards are now supported and display as expected on the alternate QuantaStor web port :8080 [ QSTOR-5128 ]

Ceph

  • Added crush map rule creation for application to an existing ceph pool via ceph pool modify. [ QSTOR-5464 ]
  • Added properties to the Rados Gateway objects for S3/Swift zone name, Ceph Cluster and Storage URL. [ QSTOR-5361 ]
  • Add the ability to create Ceph WAL devices and OSDs using the new bluestore/xenial support via the UI. [ QSTOR-5185 ]
  • Added the ability to create Ceph OSD's on SSD or NVME without needing a separate WAL/Journal device. [ QSTOR-4884 ]
  • Add support for encrypted OSDs in Ceph clusters. [ QSTOR-4666 ]
  • Fix OSD create to leave the isMounted field of the underlying physical disk as false. [ QSTOR-5305 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the ceph.conf file was not being updated properly. [ QSTOR-4996 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the provisionableId and osdType fields were being set incorrectly for some OSDs on Xenial platform. [ QSTOR-5224 ]
  • Fixed an issue where lvm devices associated with OSDs were not being filtered out of disk discovery. [ QSTOR-5196 ]
  • Fixed an issue where recreating Ceph OSDs using the same disks on Xenial would fail. [ QSTOR-5160 ]
  • Fixed an issue where physical disks which are being used as OSDs were being filtered out of the physical disk grid view and the cephOsdId fields were not being cleared from memory after ceph cluster tear down. [ QSTOR-5264 ]
  • Enhance Ceph Multi OSD Create dialog to include System Name in the search filter. [ QSTOR-5377 ]

Cloud Containers

  • Add rclone support for cloud containers from various cloud providers. [ QSTOR-5423 ]
  • Updated rclone version to v1.45 [ QSTOR-5442 ]

Configuration Analysis

  • Adds Config Analyzer dialog. [ QSTOR-4213 ]

Disk Management

  • Added support for Encrypting Persistent Memory Devices. [ QSTOR-4328 ]
  • Add ability to create/delete hotspare markers and leave Disk Manager to do all discovery. [ QSTOR-5047 ]
  • Fixed an issue with creating pools using pre-partitioned multipath disk devices. [ QSTOR-5325 ]

Gluster

  • Fixed an issue with removing and recreating Gluster Virtual interfaces. [ QSTOR-5066 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added a Missing disk status for drive enclosure slots where a disk is no longer appearing to the SAS HBA. This allows for tracking of disk failures where a drive will no longer respond to discovery/inquiry commands, or if the drive has been physically removed from the chassis (to simulate a failure scenario). Replacing the drive or inserting a new drive into the slot will automatically clear the missing status from the slot. [ QSTOR-5054 ]
  • Added Hardware Controller Management support for Dell BOSS card. [ QSTOR-5017 ]
  • Added: The Remove Hardware Controller Disk Device dialog in the Hardware Enclosures and Controllers section will now remove a disk with a 'Missing' status. [ QSTOR-5477 ]

Storage Pools

  • Improved the RAID type selection of the storage pool auto-configure feature. [ QSTOR-5317 ]
  • Enhance XFS Pool Create on Xenial to check for OSD associated dm device arrival. [ QSTOR-4993 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Added new qs volume-snapshot-revert CLI command to allow reverting a snapshot back to the original state it was in when it was first snapshotted. [ QSTOR-5438 ]
  • Adds NAA id support to Storage Volumes on new QuantaStor deployments. Systems upgraded from the Trusty platform will continue to operate in the legacy mode. [ QSTOR-5408 ]
  • Added cli options for setting sync and compression type to the qs volume-create command. [ QSTOR-5449 ]

Network Shares

  • Added the ability to customize the NFS root share folder from '/export' to a custom root share path (such as /shares) specified via the /etc/export.root file. Note: this customization would affect the base path for NFS mounting for all Network shares. This is not supported for HA configurations at this time. [ QSTOR-5459 ]

Web Manager

  • Added a column for the current MTU to the Network Port grid view in the WebUI [ QSTOR-5283 ]
  • Updated the Storage System Modify dialog to be more compact with tab specific sections for DNS, NTP and networking settings. [ QSTOR-5277 ]
  • Added an option in the Storage System Modify Dialog to convert ethernet device names from consistent network device naming to legacy ethX convention. [ QSTOR-5277 ]
  • Added System Name and Resource to the Config Analysis view. [ QSTOR-5479 ]

Core Service

  • Added additional logic to ensure a Bonded ports ethernet slaves are brought up correctly when a port is onlined. [ QSTOR-5168 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-5487 ]

v4.7.2.021 (April 4th 2019)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.7.2.

Release Notes

Base Platform Upgrade Available

  • Enabled Platform upgrades from Trusty to Xenial. To upgrade the platform run qs-distupgrade after upgrading fully to v4.7.2. This will bring your system to the very latest QuantaStor 5.x version and supported linux kernel on the Xenial Platform. Please contact support@osnexus.com for any questions or upgrade assistance.

Storage Pools

  • Fixed an issue with updating the zpool resilver percent completion value.
  • Fixed an issue with ensuring VDEV redundancy across multiple JBODs when creating encrypted storage pools.

v4.7.1.010 (Dec 20th 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.7.1.

Release Notes

Ceph

  • Added the 'Create Ceph Pool Profile' dialog to allow detailed tuning of erasure coded pool CRUSH map rules. [ QSTOR-5049 ]
  • Added text to recommend increasing the OSD count for your cluster if your cluster is in the 'too few PGs per OSD' Ceph Health warning state. [ QSTOR-5340 ]
  • Added: Additional properties for ceph cluster member added to the grid view. [ QSTOR-5391 ]
  • Created a new multi-add dialog for adding multiple New Members to a Ceph Cluster. [ QSTOR-5381 ]
  • Enable all types of erasure coded ceph pool profiles including: reed_sol_van, reed_sol_r6_op, cauchy_orig, cauchy_good, liberation, blaum_roth, and liber8tion [ QSTOR-5404 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the deletion of Ceph OSD's. [ QSTOR-5350 ]
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing users from querying the .rgw.root Ceph Pool via the 'qs ceph-pool-get' cli command. [ QSTOR-5276 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Ceph Journal devices were being rediscovered and recreated as new objects inside of the QuantaStor management layer. [ QSTOR-5421 ]
  • Fixed an issue with ceph journal device rediscovery if the QuantaStor node has been reinstalled and disks were not cleanly reformatted. [ QSTOR-5412 ]
  • Removed duplicate entries in the Profile combo box of the Ceph Zone Create dialog. [ QSTOR-5406 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the isWalDevice flag was not being updated after ceph cluster tear down. [ QSTOR-5367 ]


Disk Management

  • Added logic to throttle automatic disk scans for faulty devices that rapidly and repeatedly remove/add themselves to the system over a short period of time. [ QSTOR-5437 ]
  • Added the 'qs-util devinfo' command that can be used to check the queue depth and other tuning options of a disk as set by a storage pool profile. [ QSTOR-5435 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the disk identify LED for a user initiated identify task to be shut off early. [ QSTOR-5374 ]
  • Fixed: launching the Disk Identify dialog in the Storage Pool and Physical Disks section will automatically select the disk that was right clicked on in the grid or tree view. [ QSTOR-5114 ]
  • Fixed an issue where physical disks were still associated with deleted OSD's. [ QSTOR-5376 ]


Hotspare Disk Management

  • Fixed: Global Spare disks will be iofenced when joining a storage pool as a replacement disk for a failed drive. [ QSTOR-5453 ]
  • Fixed: Global Spare disks will automatically be unmarked for use as a spare when consumed to repair or grow a storage pool. [ QSTOR-5455 ]


Storage Pools

  • Changed Storage Pool Export to retain I/O fencing of the physical disks by default. [ QSTOR-3227 ]
  • Added a checkbox to the Storage Pool Export dialog that allows forced clearing of disk I/O fencing. [ QSTOR-3227 ]
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing removing Hot spare disks from a storage pool if they were no longer physically accessible. [ QSTOR-4678 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Storage Pool tuning profiles that could have lead to larger than expected queue depths. [ QSTOR-5435 ]
  • Fixed: Deleting a Storage Pool that cannot be deleted due to all physical disks and VDEV's missing, will now suggest exporting the pool to remove it from the QuantaStor configuration, if a user truly wishes to remove that pool from the system permanently. [ QSTOR-2435 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Storage Pool Profile i/o scheduler tuning was not being applied to disk devices. [ QSTOR-5428 ]


Web Manager

  • Increased polling cycles for the dashboard views to 5 seconds. [ QSTOR-5418 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Network Share dashboard was not refreshing if a different object type (storage volume or pool) was selected. [ QSTOR-5065 ]
  • Fixed: Disabled the Multi-factor-Authentication checkbox when creating/modifying users by default if Multi-factor auth has not been configured on the QuantaStor grid. [ QSTOR-5416 ]
  • Fixed: Widened the 'Create Volume Remote Replica Dialog' to more clearly show the source and destination selection for long storage system names. [ QSTOR-5467 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the License Key combo box was not being auto-populated by default. [ QSTOR-5033 ]


Hardware Enclsoures and Controllers

  • Fixed enclosure layout automatic discovery for the Cisco S3260/C3X60, Dell MD2060e and Supermicro SBB. [ QSTOR-5436 ]
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the disk identify LED to light up every minute for Disks on LSI HBA's in IR mode. [ QSTOR-5387 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the disk identify LED for a user initiated identify task to be shut off early. [ QSTOR-5374 ]


Cloud Containers

  • Fixed: added a check to the Add/Import Cloud Container dialog to ensure that you cannot accidentally import a bucket/container using the wrong Cloud Provider Credentials. [ QSTOR-5345 ]


Core Service

  • Added further ipmi sensor support for Dell, HPE, and Supermicro server nodes. [ QSTOR-5452 ]


SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-5488 ]
  • Added SNMP Object mappings for Ceph Scale-Out Cluster and a few other object types. [ QSTOR-5215 ]

v4.7.0.231 (Nov 5th 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.7.0.

Release Notes

Key improvements:

  • Updated megaraid_sas driver to 07.706.03.00
  • Cisco Duo Multifactor Authentication Support - MFA framework
  • Cloud Container support for mapping Dropbox folders as NAS Gateway shares
  • Improved support for Network Share Quotas with alert threshold
  • Getting Started dialog simplifies common configuration tasks like setting up object storage and provisioning file and block storage.
  • Automatic Storage Pool device selection in web UI selects drives in sets to ensure disk enclosure fault-toleranance
  • Grid-wide configuration of DNS/NTP server settings in an single dialog
  • Storage Pools now show RAID set (vdevs) groupings to simplify management of large pools with 100s of drives
  • Improved pool and device health alerting, management and LED blink activation system
  • Integrated server hardware monitoring and platform detection with alerting on server hardware issues including failed fans, power supplies, and high temperature.

Ansible support

  • Add initial functionality for Ansible storage module to communicate with Quantastor [ QSTOR-4960 ]

Backup policies

  • Fixed an issue where Backup Policies were not transferring changed files. [ QSTOR-4290 ]

Ceph

  • Updated Ceph Access Key and Secret Key fields to be hidden by default in the Modify S3/SWIFT Object User Access dialog. [ QSTOR-5271 ]
  • Updated task descriptions for various Ceph related tasks. [ QSTOR-5153 ]
  • Updated instances of 'Ceph Journal' to 'Ceph WAL Device' or 'Write-Ahead Log Device' [ QSTOR-5169 ]
  • Updated some UI elements to show more information for Ceph. [ QSTOR-5208 ]
  • Updated Ceph Journal Create dialog [ QSTOR-4914 ]
  • Organized the Web manager ribbon bar for ceph operations. [ QSTOR-5156 ]
  • Auto-enable S3/SWIFT for S3/SWIFT Gateway Interface Target Ports when created and auto-disable S3/SWIFT for the Target Port on S3/SWIFT Gateway deletion. [ QSTOR-5308 ]
  • Changed muli-create OSD and create OSD dialogs to be more generic to account for BlueStore. [ QSTOR-5157 ]
  • Consolidate pg count calculation to one function and add 'Primary Use' radio buttons to the Create Object Storage Zone dialog [ QSTOR-5178 ]
  • Added some warning text to the Add S3/SWIFT Gateway dialog to inform the user the config of ports 80 and 443 will change, meaning the web manager will no longer be available. [ QSTOR-5338 ]
  • Added the OSD to WAL device mapping in the Ceph Cluster tree view. [ QSTOR-5204 ]
  • Added new column "Storage URL" that details the Endpoint address to the S3/SWIFT Gateways grid view [ QSTOR-5288 ]
  • Added support for pmem devices to be used as ceph journal device. [ QSTOR-4916 ]
  • Added support for enclosure disk slot identification for Ceph OSD's. [ QSTOR-4885 ]
  • Added Ceph Pool Profile options for customizing Erasure coding profiles for Ceph Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-5080 ]
  • Added optimizations for Reserved Ceph pool type creation. [ QSTOR-5161 ]
  • Added support for pmem devices to be used as ceph journal. [ QSTOR-4963 ]
  • Improved messages and images for Ceph Scale-out Storage Pool operations in the web UI. [ QSTOR-5111 ]
  • Improved the Add Member to Ceph Cluster dialog by scoping the options for the given IP Addresses available for the Client interface and the Backend interface. [ QSTOR-5023 ]
  • Improved the naming of OSDs in the Delete Ceph Object Storage Daemon/Device (OSD) dialog. [ QSTOR-5051 ]
  • Moved creation of ceph default object user to after setting up RadosGW [ QSTOR-5079 ]
  • Move creation of ceph default object user to after creation of radowGW. [ QSTOR-5083 ]
  • Enable the ability to manage radosGW for ceph-members. [ QSTOR-4882 ]
  • Enhance Quantastor to still support custom ceph cluster name in ceph Luminous, while keeping the underlying ceph constructs compatible with Ceph Luminous. [ QSTOR-4876 ]
  • Enhance the ceph osd create (for new clusters created with 4.7.0 and above) to have it's initial weight set based on the capacity. [ QSTOR-4697 ]
  • Fixed an issue where creating a new ceph cluster would throw an error and fail the task. [ QSTOR-5263 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the osd journal sizes were 0 in the ceph configuration file. [ QSTOR-5078 ]
  • Fixed combo box auto selection in the Create Ceph Object Storage Daemon/Device (OSD) dialog. [ QSTOR-5008 ]
  • Fixed an intermittent issue with Ceph Storage Pool association for a newly created S3/Swift Gateway. [ QSTOR-5240 ]
  • Fixed an issue with cleaning up ceph-mgr related processes when associated ceph cluster is deleted. [ QSTOR-4859 ]
  • Fixed an issue where a ceph monitor was not detected on a system running on a trusty platform after reboot. [ QSTOR-3158 ]
  • Fixed an issue where a segmentation fault would occur when a host which was assigned an rbd rebooted. [ QSTOR-5244 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the ceph version field was unpopulated [ QSTOR-5213 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph cluster overallStatus update. [ QSTOR-4858 ]
  • Fixed an issue with deleting OSDs on xenial. [ QSTOR-4900 ]
  • Fixed cleanup after Ceph Bluestore OSD Delete on xenial. [ QSTOR-5205 ]
  • Fixed clearing out ceph.conf of rados gateway entries when a gateway is deleted. [ QSTOR-5177 ]
  • Fixed issue where ceph-mgr was not started on trusty platform after reboot. [ QSTOR-5146 ]
  • Fixed issue where pg create during object store setup gets stuck in 'creating+incomplete' state. [ QSTOR-4897 ]
  • Fixed OSD-journal/WAL device correlation inconsistencies during discovery on Xenial. [ QSTOR-4992 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Ceph OSD dashboards were not being cleared before displaying new data when toggling between various OSDs in a cluster. [ QSTOR-5326 ]
  • Fixed an issue where creating new OSDs on trusty was failing. [ QSTOR-5253 ]
  • Fixed an issue where physical disks which are being used as OSDs were being filtered out of the physical disk grid view and the cephOsdId fields were not being cleared from memory after ceph cluster tear down. [ QSTOR-5264 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the associated WAL device ID was not showing up in the UI for Ceph OSDs. [ QSTOR-5181 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the health status of ceph clusters was not appearing. [ QSTOR-4954 ]
  • Fixed issue where physical disks which are being used as OSDs were not appearing in the physical disk list on trusty. [ QSTOR-5245 ]

CLI

  • Updated windows CLI. [ QSTOR-5210 ]

Cloud Containers

  • Added Cloud Container support for Dropbox. [ QSTOR-4835 ]
  • Added ability to delete dropbox folders and their contents from Quantastor [ QSTOR-5321 ]
  • Fixed issue with creating new cloud containers or importing cloud containers for AWS [ QSTOR-5230 ]
  • Fixed an issue where deleting cloud container on Google Cloud would fail. [ QSTOR-5344 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Cloud Container disable and remove options. [ QSTOR-5233 ]
  • Fixed an issue where entries were being written to the S3QL authinfo2 file when they shouldn't be. [ QSTOR-5329 ]


Configuration Analytics

  • Created new CLI commands to check the health of Storage Pools, Network Shares, and Storage Volumes. [ QSTOR-5052 ]

Disk Management

  • Added: Storage Volumes created ontop of a SSD based Storage Pool will now correctly show the rotational SCSI flag for SSD/Flash Storage. [ QSTOR-5134 ]
  • Added the option to clear iofencing during Physical disk format. [ QSTOR-4484 ]
  • Added: QuantaStor now automatically turns on the slot identify LED for a failed disk with a faulted status. [ QSTOR-4896 ]
  • Fixed: Removing and reinserting a multipath disk will now perform a multipath rescan and recreate the multipath device links [ QSTOR-5371 ]
  • Fixed: The rotational flag for Block devices will now correctly set the SSD flag for Physical Disks. [ QSTOR-5134 ]
  • Fixed an issue where new disks were not being added to the multipath configuration settings when auto-config multipath was set to enabled in the storage system properties. [ QSTOR-4981 ]
  • Fixed: Physical Disk Identify will now enable the Enclosure Disk Identify LED if present for the Hardware Disk and Hardware Controller. [ QSTOR-5081 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the physical devices were showing up under the wrong path on the xenial platform [ QSTOR-5346 ]
  • Fixed filtering of physical disks in the Format Physical Disk dialog [ QSTOR-5209 ]
  • Change iofencing error messages to "not supported' warning messages when all disks are VMWare virtual disks. [ QSTOR-5077 ]


High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue with Fibre Channel ALUA not immediately being presented out for standby paths on the passive HA Cluster node. This corrects a regression introduced in 4.6.0 [ QSTOR-5028 ]
  • Fixed some small optimizations for the Fibre Channel ALUA HA failover process [ QSTOR-5028 ]
  • Fixed: Reduced the number of LIPs issued to the FC fabric. A LIP will now only be issued on node first boot to register the FC ports on the QuantaStor node to the fabric. [ QSTOR-5166 ]

Gluster

  • Fixed an issue where offline gluster bricks were reporting as online. [ QSTOR-5191 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added disk identification support for devices that support SAS Enclosure Services via the SCSI generic driver. [ QSTOR-4311 ]
  • Added automatic Hardware Enclosure discovery and configuration for supported enclosure models. [ QSTOR-4864 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Identify Hardware Controller Disk Device dialog was not appearing. [ QSTOR-5330 ]
  • Fixed: Redirected mpt3sas driver messages to it's own log file under /var/log/mpt3sas.log [ QSTOR-5055 ]
  • Fixed an issue preventing some hardware raid controllers from allowing raid unit creation for disks selected in the 'Create Pass-thru Units' Dialog. [ QSTOR-4709 ]

Network Shares

  • Add share quota threshold alerts. Also add a column to indicate the quota percentage utilized by the share. [ QSTOR-5024 ]
  • Fixed an issue where you could not set share ownership to nobody/nogroup on Network shares after it had previously been set to root. [ QSTOR-4967 ]
  • Added Alerts for when Network Share Quota thresholds are exceeded. [ QSTOR-4938 ]

REST Service

SCSI Target driver

  • Removed ib_srpt support from SCSI Target. RDMA over Infiniband is recommended via the continued iSER Target support. [ QSTOR-4393 ]

Multifactor Authentication

  • Added wiki pages for Multi-Factor Authentication [ QSTOR-5090 ]
  • Added Cisco Duo Multifactor Authentication Support - MFA framework. [ QSTOR-4654 ]

Storage Pools

  • Added initial auto-configure and smart select features for Storage Pool creation. [ QSTOR-5360 ]
  • Added the ability to turn on the disk identify LED for enclosures for all the disks in a selected ZFS Storage Pool VDEV. [ QSTOR-3235 ]
  • Adds vdev device grouping tree view organization to ZFS Storage Pools in the Web UI. [ QSTOR-5016 ]
  • Added initial auto-configure and smart select features to Storage Pool creation. [ QSTOR-4929 ]
  • Added warning/alert symbol to Storage Pool Device icon when there is a problem. [ QSTOR-5043 ]
  • Added a check to Storage Pool create for instances when selected disks have ZFS metadata from having been used for a previous storage pool. This allows users to confirm with a force flag that they do intend to re-use the disks and force storage pool creation. [ QSTOR-4837 ]
  • Fix issue with starting an encrypted storage pool after reboot. [ QSTOR-4790 ]
  • Refactored updating storage pool cache devices to check scsi-reservation before encrypting the disk. [ QSTOR-3199 ]
  • Fixed: Storage Pool state will now be updated as soon as a disk failure is detected. [ QSTOR-5119 ]
  • Fixed an issue with parsing multiple pools of type RAID0. [ QSTOR-5150 ]
  • Fixed issue where the UI was not updating the Storage Pool context menu immediately after creating an HA group [ QSTOR-4604 ]
  • Fixed an issue with automatic disk enclosure redundancy mapping when creating storage pools. [ QSTOR-5152 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Storage Pool Device Groups were being retained after removal. [ QSTOR-5013 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the web UI was not showing additions to storage pools after a Storage Pool Grow operation. [ QSTOR-5339 ]
  • Fixed an issue where not all Storage Pools appeared in the Storage Pool tree view and grid view. [ QSTOR-5045 ]
  • Fixed an issue with creating ZFS storage pools with the correct ashift for the virtual disks on Virtualbox VM's. [ QSTOR-5222 ]
  • Fixed an issue where removing cache devices from ZFS pools failed. [ QSTOR-5012 ]
  • Fixed a bug with removing cache devices from a storage pool. [ QSTOR-5342 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Deprecated the 'isThin' property from Storage Volume objects. [ QSTOR-5147 ]

Web Manager

  • Further optimized select Web Interface dialogs with this release. [ QSTOR-5107 ]
  • Added a column for QuantaStor Service version for the System Information grid view. [ QSTOR-5335 ]
  • Added new Getting Started Guide / Configuration Checklist dialog to replace older workflow dialogs. [ QSTOR-4717 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Scale-Out Block and File tabs could appear as disabled on Enterprise Edition licenses with Silver Support keys. [ QSTOR-5306 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the drop down menu for the disk shred option in the Format Physical Disk dialog. [ QSTOR-5298 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Right Click context menu opening correctly in the snapshot grid view. [ QSTOR-5162 ]
  • Add the distro and kernel version to the System Info Grid [ QSTOR-5323 ]
  • Added an Apply button to the Modify Storage System and Modify Target Port dialogs. [ QSTOR-5324 ]
  • Added the 'Modify Grid Network Settings' dialog to easily apply the same DNS and NTP network settings to all nodes in the grid. [ QSTOR-5311 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Grid Dashboard was not rendering when there are only ceph pools present. [ QSTOR-5236 ]

Service Core

  • Added the root user command 'qs-util resetadmin' to allow the admin user password to be reset to factory defaults with fewer steps. [ QSTOR-5110 ]
  • Add an offline upgrade script for upgrading trusty systems with no network connection. [ QSTOR-4976 ]
  • Add support for disabling alerts [ QSTOR-4839 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the NTP servers were being cleared. [ QSTOR-5234 ]
  • Ensure the preferred grid management port is a never a floating IP. [ QSTOR-4979 ]
  • Greatly Optimized QuantaStor service startup and overall task performance. [ QSTOR-5144 ]
  • Fixed an issue causing long delays during service startup on large configurations. [ QSTOR-5144 ]
  • Added PSU, Fan and Temperature sensor reporting to QuantaStor for supported hardware partners. [ QSTOR-4681 ]
  • Fixed task status to correctly show as completed when issuing a storage system restart task. [ QSTOR-5108 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the share clone operation would sometimes fail. [ QSTOR-5060 ]
  • Fixed issue with interpreting sizes when the size is zero. [ QSTOR-5138 ]

SNMP

  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-5163 ]

v4.6.3.001 (Oct 17th 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.6.3.

Release Notes

Installer

  • Fixed an issue with grub-pc upgrade prompt and error during install. [ QSTOR-5254 ]
  • Updates installer kernel to 4.4.0 [ QSTOR-5231 ]
  • Adds updated drivers to install time kernel
i40e:			2.4.3
ixgbe:			5.3.4
igb:			5.3.5.12
e1000e:			3.4.0.2
ena:			1.5.0
megaraid_sas:		07.706.03.00
mpt3sas:		25.00.00.00
aacraid:		1.2.1-55022
mlnx_en:		3.4
hpsa:			3.4.20
sfc:			4.12.1.1021
arcmsr:			1.30.0X.27-20170206
smartpqi:		1.1.2-125
  • Fixes an issue with netboot installations. [ QSTOR-5231 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue where custom named snapshots were not inheriting NFS access from the parent share. [ QSTOR-5127 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the snapshot options in the right click context menu for Network Shares would not always show. [ QSTOR-5143 ]

v4.6.2.017 (July 26th 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.6.2.

Release Notes

Installer

  • Added updated megaraid_sas 07.706.03.00 driver to trusty platform installer kernel. [ QSTOR-4836 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a blank screen to appear during boot instead of the expected QuantaStor splash screen. [ QSTOR-4950 ]
  • Fixed an issue where new installs were not getting auto-multipath for new disks enabled by default. [ QSTOR-4972 ]

Network Shares

  • Added 'Flat' Namespace options for Windows client DFS access. This option when configured shows Network Shares for other nodes in the QuantaStor grid for access from any configured node. [ QSTOR-4930 ]
  • Added additional error code information for the new Ldap AD user/group search dialog added in 4.6.0 [ QSTOR-4792 ]
  • Fixed an issue where a passive HA node would advertise Network Shares that are not longer physically present on the system via smb on it's local IP address(es). [ QSTOR-4980 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Network Share Modify dialog would fail to open if local user groups are assigned to a share. [ QSTOR-4905 ]
  • Fixed an issue with changing the assigned group ownership to be that of a users group if the share had previously been set to ownership for root. [ QSTOR-4764 ]
  • Fixed an issue with duplicate Share Clone options shown in the UI for the right-click context menu on Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-4907 ]

Active Directory

  • Fixed: Removing an Active Directory configuration is now immediately reflected upon task completion. [ QSTOR-4793 ]

Ceph

  • Updated included Ceph version to 12.2.7 [ QSTOR-4953 ]
  • Updated Minimum memory requirement for ceph node (VM) increased to 4GB [ QSTOR-3400 ]
  • Added a check for creating erasure coded ceph pools for object storage setup in ceph cluster with less than 3 nodes. Erasure coding for object storage on single node clusters is not available with ceph, please choose one of the mirror profiles instead. [ QSTOR-4915 ]
  • Added the ability to remove monitors and go below the minimum required number of monitors in a ceph cluster by adding the force flag. [ QSTOR-4872 ]
  • Fixed an issue with refreshing to display the correct number of OSDs in the Ceph Cluster dashboard cluster after adding OSD's. [ QSTOR-4850 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added a toggle for the Hardware Enclosures and Controllers Enclosure View grid view to collapse the Enclosure graphic panel. This provides the option to show even more of the Enclosure view on smaller displays. [ QSTOR-4936 ]
  • Adjusted the height and width of disk slots in the Enclosure view. This makes it easier to view the Enclosure layouts on lower resolution displays. [ QSTOR-4917 ]

Disk Management

  • Changed default page size in the Physical Disk view to show 400 physical disks per page by default. [ QSTOR-4924 ]
  • Fixed an issue that would require scrubbing a disk's SCSI3-PR io-fencing reservations twice to remove the reservation completely. [ QSTOR-4948 ]
  • Fixed an issue with SMART disk temperature reporting. This corrects a regression introduced in 4.6.0. [ QSTOR-4949 ]

Remote Replication and Snapshots

  • Added a tooltip to the Storage System Link Dialog Bandwidth limit slider to indicate a setting of 0 uses the default limit of 100mb/s [ QSTOR-4868 ]
  • Fixed an issue with character validation when changing the name of a schedule via a replication-schedule-modify qs CLI command. [ QSTOR-4727 ]
  • Fixed: an alert will now be raise when a snapshot cannot be manually triggered during a cool down period. [ QSTOR-4877 ]

Network Port Management

  • Added Create Bonded Port option to the ribbon bar at the top of the Storage System section of the QuantaStor web Manager. [ QSTOR-4928 ]
  • Added maximum advertised link speed information to ports with an offline status. [ QSTOR-4941 ]
  • Fixed an issue with iSCSI discovery on Manual Virtual interfaces added to Bond and VLAN devices. [ QSTOR-4687 ]

Cloud Containers

  • Added: Automatically Clean up cache files after removing or deleting a cloud container. [ QSTOR-4530 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Cloud Containers could sometimes fill up the /tmp directory resulting in not enough free space on the OS disk. [ QSTOR-4529 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed an issue that could cause a Storage Pool Remove Cache device task to leave cache devices attached to the selected pool. [ QSTOR-4899 ]
  • Fixed an issue where removing the Zil log mirror from a pool would leave one disk as iofenced to the pool. [ QSTOR-3214 ]

Web Manager

  • Fixed multi-delete confirmation popup window now correctly shows the child snapshots in the list. [ QSTOR-4878 ]
  • Fixed: launching dialogs from right click context menus will by default have the correct system from the selection drop down menu. [ QSTOR-4951 ]

Service Core & CLI

  • Adds filtering to the preferred grid port to ensure HA, Site or Grid VIF's on a node are not used for grid communication.
  • Fixed: added a check to create a iSCSI initiator name if it is not present for the QuantaStor Software iSCSI Adapter. [ QSTOR-4909 ]
  • Fixed: the metrics-set command for the qs cli will now return back the expected response confirming the change. [ QSTOR-4568 ]
  • Increased default RAM limits of management services to allow scaling for larger grids and higher grid object counts. [ QSTOR-4910 ]

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v4.6.1.008 (June 7th 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.6.1.

Release Notes

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed an issue where storage volume groups were listed in the storage volume section of the Storage Volume group central grid view. [ QSTOR-3753 ]
  • Fixed, Selecting a volume in the Storage Volume list of the Storage Volume Group section of the central grid view now selects the associated Storage volume group.[ QSTOR-3757 ]

Security

  • Fixed an issue with the Password Policy rules for 'Days until password expires' in the Security Manager. [ QSTOR-4482 ]

Ceph

  • Added the Placement Group count property to the Ceph cluster object. [ QSTOR-4840 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the task would never complete when creating a Object Storage Gateway on a single node Ceph configuration. [ QSTOR-4820 ]
  • Fixed: The Ceph Dashboard now correctly scopes Ceph cluster health for the individual Ceph clusters OSD's and Pools. [ QSTOR-4823 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph Journal replacement on Ceph Luminous deployments. [ QSTOR-4828 ]
  • Fixed an issue when creating a Ceph Object Storage Gateway and Pool on Grid's with multiple Ceph clusters configured. [ QSTOR-4821 ]

Gluster

  • Fixed an issue with subshares on Gluster volumes not coming back after reboot. [ QSTOR-4799 ]
  • Fixed: Deleting a sub-share on a Gluster Volume Network Share is now supported. [ QSTOR-4763 ]
  • Fixed: The Network Share Owner property is now correctly shown on all Gluster peers in the same Gluster Volume configuration [ QSTOR-4718 ]
  • Added subshare permission management support for Gluster Volume Network Shares. [ QSTOR-4690 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed, Selecting a volume in the Storage Volume list of the Storage Volume Group section of the central grid view now selects the associated Storage volume group. [ QSTOR-3757 ]
  • Fixed an issue where storage volume groups were listed in the storage volume section of the Storage Volume group central grid view. [ QSTOR-3753 ]

SCSI Target

  • Fixed an issue with WWN Fibre channel address display if the address starts with a zero. [ QSTOR-4827 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added new CBLERR status for Hardware Enclosures that are cabled in ways that are not optimal. Please contact OSNEXUS Support for assistance with proper Enclosure cabling if you see this error state. [ QSTOR-4795 ]
  • Fixed: HPE H241 controllers in HBA's now correctly fail the disk identify task as it is not supported via the hpe cli utilities. [ QSTOR-4170 ]
  • Fixed: Selecting a Raid controller in the center grid pane of the Hardware Enclosures and Controller now correctly updates the Properties view. [ QSTOR-3780 ]


Service Core

  • Fixed: Updated udev rules for encrypted devices to ensure they import after a reboot with the correct device path. [ QSTOR-4833 ]

v4.6.0.077 (May 22nd 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.6.0.

Release Notes

  • Enabled Ceph Management for Migration Edition. [ QSTOR-4695 ]
  • Enabled Ceph Management, Gluster Management, and Site Management for Community Edition. [ QSTOR-4695 ]

Ceph Scale-out block and object

  • Added: HTTPS support for Ceph Object storage Gateway is now enabled by default on new Object gateway creation. [ QSTOR-4234 ]
  • Added support for Single Node deployments for Community Edition Developer and Migration edition support. [ QSTOR-4696 ]
  • Added initial FC ALUA support for Ceph Storage Volumes (rbd's) [ QSTOR-4751 ]
  • Added support for Ceph Luminous [ QSTOR-4363 ]
  • Added: Site VIF's can now be created and used to enforce a VIF for iSCSI Portal access for Ceph Scale-out RBD Storage Volumes. [ QSTOR-4626 ]
  • Fixed an issue that caused a vertical scroll bar to appear in the ceph dashboard. [ QSTOR-4772 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph RBD Storage Volume State toggling between "missing" and "normal". [ QSTOR-4753 ]
  • Fixed an issue with disks being filtered out from the list of available disks in the ceph multi-osd create dialogs. [ QSTOR-4777 ]
  • Fixed Multi-Create of OSDs and journals with more than 10 disks failing due to timeout. [ QSTOR-4774 ]
  • Fixed: In Grids with multiple Ceph Clusters configured, only the disk and journals available on the nodes for a selected ceph cluster will be shown as available in the OSD create dialog. [ QSTOR-4783 ]
  • Improved the ceph multi-osd create to use a single nvme/ssd to create upto 30 journals, for large setups. [ QSTOR-4755 ]

High Availability

  • Added support to detect Fibre Channel Link Down to the HA Failover Group Policy configuration. [ QSTOR-4214 ]
  • Fixed an issue with HA pools not starting properly if both HA nodes lose power and power is restored. [ QSTOR-4754 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Modify HA Failover Group dialog where it was not retaining it's settings after a change. [ QSTOR-4675 ]

Gluster Scale-out

  • Fixed an issue where Gluster volumes deployed with Gluster version 3.10 would provide additional shares via smb protocol than available from the QuantaStor management interface. [ QSTOR-4775 ]
  • Added CLI commands to provide Gluster peer attach / remove capabilities. [ QSTOR-4637 ]

Active Directory and Network Shares

  • Improved Active Directory user and group search to use LDAP search syntax. [ QSTOR-4646 ]
  • Enable secure ldap search for Active Directory user and group lookup for Network Shares. [ QSTOR-4782 ]
  • Updated the Network Share Quota dialog to use the new LDAP based AD Search function for specifying users/groups for Quotas. [ QSTOR-3694 ]
  • Added "Copy from Share" feature for duplicating access mode settings for Network Shares. [ QSTOR-4806 ]
  • Added the ability to assign Network Share user / group ownership to root (0:0) [ QSTOR-4685 ]
  • Added: You can now query and display a list of open file locks for a chosen Network Share with the 'View Network Share File Locks' dialog and 'qs shr-lock-list' CLI command. [ QSTOR-4441 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Network Share Global Namespace link update during ha failover or pool export. [ QSTOR-4734 ]
  • Fixed: Network Shares created with a custom Compression option will have that option set as expected. [ QSTOR-3548 ]
  • Removed active directory cache commands from qs-util as the direct ldap query better fulfills the needs for AD searching. [ QSTOR-4760 ]
  • Removed: Alias/Subshare support for Network Shares on XFS pools. These features are only for ZFS and Gluster going forward. [ QSTOR-4800 ]

Replication, Snapshots and Cloning

  • Added Local to Local replication scheduling to replicate Storage Volumes and Network Shares between storage pools on the same node.[ QSTOR-3762 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Snapshot Schedules were not taking snapshots for all systems and volumes/shares in the schedule. [ QSTOR-4735 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Remote Replication tasks showing a pending status if a manual replication or snapshot schedule has also occurred within 60 seconds of the replication schedule trigger. [ QSTOR-4621 ]
  • Fixed: Canceling a Clone task for Storage Volume or Network Share cloning now terminates the clone process as expected. [ QSTOR-4403 ]

Backup Policies

  • Added minimum and maximum file age support for backup policies [ QSTOR-4421 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added a 'Create Passthrough Disks' dialog for Raid controllers without built in passthrough mode. This dialog creates RAID0 units for each individual disk selected in the dialog. [ QSTOR-4704 ]
  • Added sasAddress property to SAS Enclosure objects. [ QSTOR-4794 ]
  • Fixed a discovery issue for disks directly attached to SAS HBA hardware controllers. [ QSTOR-4776 ]
  • Fixed a discovery issue with a Adaptec controller, which was causing the quantastor service to be stuck at startup. [ QSTOR-4784 ]
  • Fixed: Disk slot numbers for SAS HBA's are now padded with a leading 0 if they are single digits to ensure proper sorting in the tree and grid views. [ QSTOR-4594 ]

Disk Management

  • Added Automatic Multipath configuration for disk device types that advertise multipathing. This is enabled by default on new installs and can also be added to existing configuration by enabling the automatic multipathing option in the Storage System Modify Dialog and rebooting the system. [ QSTOR-4267 ]
  • Fixed CLI output around Global Spare Add / Remove [ QSTOR-4551 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Added support for active-backup bond mode for bonded interfaces. Note: due to the nature of the MAC address duplication with Active-Backup mode it is not supported in combination with Virtual Interface addresses. [ QSTOR-4664 ]
  • Fixed a kernel boot issue where network interfaces were not coming up as the expected ethX device. [ QSTOR-4360 ]
  • Fixed an issue where Virtual Interfaces would not come online after create on top of a VLAN interface. [ QSTOR-4638 ]
  • Fixed an issue with network port modify of a virtual interface on top of vlan. [ QSTOR-4639 ]
  • Fixed: If a Network port is modified with a new IP address is changed on a system in a Network Share Namespace, it's new IP address information is now updated on all the nodes in the namespace. [ QSTOR-4628 ]
  • Fixed: It is now possible to configure network ports on ceph cluster member nodes if the port starts in an offline state. Previously all network configuration changes were blocked if a node was configured in a ceph cluster. [ QSTOR-2520 ]

Storage Pools

  • Fixed an issue with XFS meta-data corruption resulting for newly created pools not starting upon a system reboot. This fixes a regression introduced in v4.5.0 [ QSTOR-4737 ]
  • Fixed an issue with starting a newly created encrypted storage pool after reboot. [ QSTOR-4721 ]
  • Fixed: Added a validation check to the 'qs pool-create' CLI command to ensure all selected disks are on the same storage system before initiating the pool create task. [ QSTOR-3845 ]
  • Fixed: Deleting a Storage Pool that has shared disks between multiple nodes now cleans up partition information in the kernel partition table for those disks on both nodes. [ QSTOR-4472 ]

Fibre Channel Target

  • Fixed an issue with the Fibre Channel Target Port reverting back to initiator mode upon reboot, if previously configured in target mode. [ QSTOR-1622 ]

Web UI

  • Added Improvements to paging tool-bar to make the pagesize configurable in the UI. [ QSTOR-4619 ]
  • Fixed a an issue with inconsistency of the properties panel view depending on the selected item in the tree or central grid selections. [ QSTOR-4725 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the selection set for a Multi-Delete dialog would retain the first selected item on dialog open even if the selection was changed and item was unchecked. [ QSTOR-4741 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Web Interface hanging or becoming unresponsive in Firefox. [ QSTOR-4669 ]
  • Fixed: Multi-select based dialogs now retain their selections if overall set filters are used, such as hide snapshots in the Network Share or Storage Volume Multi-delete dialogs. [ QSTOR-4749 ]
  • Fixed an issue causing the WebUI to hang in the network interfaces section after bonded interface create. [ QSTOR-4724 ]

Service Core and Installer

  • Added iozone3 and fio packages to the ISO for availability on new installs. [ QSTOR-4522 ]
  • Added an Alert for Low disk space on the OS Disk drive. [ QSTOR-4436 ]
  • Improved log collection with automatic PII scrubbing for GDPR compliance. [ QSTOR-4796 ]
  • Masked further password fields in CLI output. [ QSTOR-4728 ]
  • qs-upgrade CLI command will now updates the Ceph version on the system to the Luminous release. [ QSTOR-4771 ]
  • Removed 'qs-util megalsiget' as it has been replaced by better options provided by Broadcom/Avago/LSI support. [ QSTOR-4711 ]
  • Updated Redhat compatible QuantaStor CLI .rpm [ QSTOR-2885 ]
  • Updated SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-4797 ]
  • Improved connection retry logic in QuantaStor dashboard on a scaled setup. [ QSTOR-4713 ]

v4.5.3.002 (May 1st 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.5.3.

Release Notes

  • Updated influxdb to 1.5.2 [ QSTOR-4257 ]
  • Updated telegraf to 1.5.3 [ QSTOR-4257 ]
  • Upgraded sg3 utils to 1.42 [ QSTOR-4571 ]

High Availability Shared Storage Pool

  • Fixed an issue where iofencing checks could return with a incomplete list if a faulted disk is present that could not respond to scsi inquiry commands. [ QSTOR-4672 ]
  • Fixed an issue where after a reboot, the standby node in a High Availability shared storage pool configuration was taking 30-minutes to be in a ready state to accept client network connections. Now it is immediately ready after synchronizing with it's partner node on boot. Previously this could have caused a temporary loss of client connection if a failover was triggered before the node was ready. [ QSTOR-4688 ]

Hardware Enclosure Management

  • Added: SES disk identify commands are now sent down all available sas paths to a JBOD and it's Enclosure Service Modules(ESM). This helps ensure disk identification continues to work in the event of a faulty ESM. [ QSTOR-4706 ]

CLI

  • Fixed: added the qs task-clear-all command back. This was a regression from 4.4.0 [ QSTOR-4683 ]

v4.5.2.001 (April 17th 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.5.2.

Release Notes

Upgrade Management

  • Fixed the qs-distupgrade command for precise -> Trusty upgrades. this corrects an issue where the system would fail to boot with a grub rescue prompt after upgrading [ QSTOR-4674 ]

v4.5.1.003 (March 16th 2018)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v4.5.1.

Release Notes

Encrypted Storage Pool

  • Fixed an issue with starting Passphrase Protected Encrypted Storage after upgrading from 4.4.3 or earlier releases. [ QSTOR-4598 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Added a widget to the Pool Stats to indicate short hand Millisecond numbers from the raw Nanosecond numbers provided with 4.5.0. [ QSTOR-4597 ]
  • Fixed: The Storage Pool Create Dialog was filtering out Hardware RAID unit based Physical disks that have the same serial# but different SCSI Device ID's. This corrects a regression introduced in 4.5.0. [ QSTOR-4600 ]

Web Manager

  • Added new column search filtering in a few of the Management grid views that deal with Large sets of items such as Volumes, Network Shares, Pools and Disks. [ QSTOR-4210 ]
  • Expanded the size of the Ceph Cluster create dialog to show more nodes. [ QSTOR-4584 ]

Core Service and CLI

  • Updated Windows CLI for QuantaStor [ QSTOR-4592 ]


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