Change Log Archive 2021

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v5.11.1.001 (December 3rd 2021)

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added Ceph Pacific to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 installer and an optional Bionic ISO. [ QSTOR-7204 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue where a storage pool in a degraded state would trigger a HA Failover. This fixes a regression introduced in 5.10.x [ QSTOR-8421 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Fix WUI issue where Storage Volume Snapshots were not selectable in the Central grid, so their menu systems were not appearing. [ QSTOR-3782 ]

v5.11.0.240 (November 23rd 2021)

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Size the dirent cache (MDCACHE) down as small as possible in the ganesha.conf file. [ QSTOR-8386 ]
  • Ensure the Ceph Cluster configuration file is cleaned up after removing a member and on that former member ('ceph.conf'). [ QSTOR-8228 ]
  • Improved PG count calculation for Ceph Clusters [ QSTOR-8186 ]
  • Add Ceph multi-rgw create support. [ QSTOR-8172 ]
  • Optimized bucket deletion for large buckets. [ QSTOR-7898 ]
  • Add validation for Ceph Pool erasure coded and replica count based on the number of members in the Ceph cluster. [ QSTOR-7857 ]
  • Add a warning to Config Analyzer when the front-end and back-end interfaces for the Ceph cluster are the same. [ QSTOR-6745 ]
  • Support the creation of multiple Metadata Servers (MDS) for a given Ceph Cluster. Provide option to set number of active and standby MDS instances. [ QSTOR-6067 ]

Disk Management

  • Provide the ability to scan multiple systems or a selection of systems for new disks. [ QSTOR-6677 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Added logic to ensure HA failover is not triggered based on stale IP information for a HA vif on a node that was suddenly powered off. [ QSTOR-8381 ]
  • Fix issue where the Add Site Cluster VIF dialog was not selecting the correct ha group or site cluster contextual when launched from the HA group node in the tree. [ QSTOR-8340 ]
  • In the create HA group, scope secondary systems to the given site cluster members. [ QSTOR-8338 ]
  • Show the Storage Pool HA Groups grid in the central viewing area of the WUI. Previously, we were only showing Storage Pool HA Groups in the tree view. [ QSTOR-8322 ]
  • Incorporated additional tunable properties into HA Group Create. [ QSTOR-8307 ]
  • Block creation of second cluster heartbeat ring on centos8/rhel8 [ QSTOR-8245 ]
  • Encrypted HA pools support saving encryption keys locally or on a designated KMIP server. [ QSTOR-8134 ]

Kernel and Drivers

  • Adds the mellanox-ofed-install.sh script for installing the Mellanox OFED and drivers on Red Hat based platforms. [ QSTOR-8028 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Upgraded rclone version. [ QSTOR-8050 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Added conversion of netplan configuration files to network interfaces style network config files on first system boot. [ QSTOR-8234 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue where the nfs-server was being re-enabled on QuantaStor upgrade when nfs-ganesha was enabled on the default NFS port. [ QSTOR-8394 ]
  • Simplify the use of sub-shares. Sub-shares will now be referred to as share-alias for a sub-directory within the parent share. [ QSTOR-8363 ]
  • Allows for alternate delimiters for nested network share SMB sessions. [ QSTOR-8357 ]
  • Fixed an issue with adding nfs access rules that matched the examples in the dialog. [ QSTOR-8341 ]
  • Add an option to Network Shares so that NFS clients are able to see contents of the hidden .zfs snapshot directory from a NFS mount. [ QSTOR-8216 ]
  • Minor fix to remove CIFS access to a share for a deleted user. [ QSTOR-8123 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Update QS CLI for Windows [ QSTOR-8033 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Add the ability to freeze/hold a volume or share snapshot. Adding a hold on a snapshot prevents it from getting deleted. Releasing the hold will allow deletion. [ QSTOR-8343 ]
  • Add the ability to create Network Share snapshots with a delayed clone option via QS CLI. [ QSTOR-8333 ]
  • Minor fix to Stop Replication task. [ QSTOR-8098 ]

SNMP

  • Update SNMP MIB. [ QSTOR-8251 ]

Security

  • Added support for Storage Pool Encryption Key Export for Ceph pools. [ QSTOR-8320 ]
  • KMIP server encryption key storage support for encrypted ZFS High Availability Storage pools. [ QSTOR-8309 ]
  • Adds widget for encryption key storage options to the storage pool modify dialog and the Ceph cluster modify dialog. [ QSTOR-8280 ]
  • Add KMIP Key Profile creation support to the WUI. Added Support for storing encryption keys on KMIP server for ZFS encrypted pools and SED encrypted Ceph Clusters. [ QSTOR-8133 ]
  • Adds support for hardware encryption through the use of SED media that is TCG Opal 2 or newer or Ruby compliant. [ QSTOR-7837 ]
  • Fixed an issue with UI auto logout [ QSTOR-7814 ]

Service Core

  • Replaced legacy startup scripts with new systemd configuration. [ QSTOR-8102 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Show a popup warning in the Create Storage Pool when the user chooses RAID0 configuration. [ QSTOR-8166 ]
  • Fix an issue with pool create on Centos8 failed after reusing disks from an exported pool. [ QSTOR-8146 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Prevent duplicate host entries from being created with the same name. [ QSTOR-8361 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Added support for deploying QuantaStor on Red Hat 8.4 platforms. [ QSTOR-7960 ]

Web Manager

  • Fix issue where the Modify Bucket dialog would not launch from the Ribbon Bar if a bucket node was not selected in the tree view. [ QSTOR-8395 ]
  • Widen the Physical Disk copy dialog to see the full disk ID in combos. Fix minor context setting on issues on combos when the dialog is launched from the Ribbon bar. [ QSTOR-8384 ]
  • Fix minor enablement of nested shares in create share dialog. [ QSTOR-8380 ]
  • Fix the enablement rules for the Tertiary settings in the 'Modify Storage Pool High-Availability Group' dialog. [ QSTOR-8368 ]
  • Change the 'Allow Special Chars' in the 'Security Manager' dialog from read-only to editable. A user will be able to change special characters that are allowed (or not allowed) for password fields from the WUI. [ QSTOR-8336 ]
  • Launch new table view dialogs from the 'Systems Online' and the 'Pools Online' tiles in the Grid Dashboard when the user clicks on the 'View Details' link. Both table view dialogs support right-click menu item selection for management functions. [ QSTOR-8324 ]
  • Change the 'Recover' button, in the ribbon under the 'Storage Management' sub-tab in the 'Storage Pool' menu system to 'Add Hot-spares'. Sync up the menu system, dialog captions, and error messages to match the terminology change. [ QSTOR-8233 ]
  • Added license information to the Storage Systems grid in the web manager. [ QSTOR-8197 ]
  • Remove the repeat password requirement from the Add System dialog. [ QSTOR-8178 ]
  • Detect if a Unicode Fullwidth Colon exist in forms, so we do not add an extra colon when there are label/field pairings. [ QSTOR-8168 ]
  • Fix the Create Storage Volume dialog launch issue in the "Setup Storage Pool - Scale-out Block" section of the Getting Started wizard. [ QSTOR-8110 ]
  • Updated Ceph Pool Create and Ceph MDS Create dialogs in the UI [ QSTOR-6400 ]

v5.10.10.001 (November 18th 2021)

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Release Notes

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Changed replication triggers to allow replication from a degraded or resilvering Storage Pool. [ QSTOR-8389 ]

v5.10.9.007 (November 2nd 2021)

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Release Notes

High Availability Failover

  • Allow customization of HA failover timeout for large setups. [ QSTOR-8285 ]

Network Shares

  • Ensure GMT snapshot deleted at the zfs layer is marked missing if manually deleted outside of the QuantaStor management layer. [ QSTOR-8291 ]

v5.10.8.008 (October 22nd 2021)

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Release Notes

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixed an issue with Enclosure discovery and cabling verification for Dell ME484 enclosures [ QSTOR-8260 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue with Network Share Quota discovery on ZFS Storage Pools [ QSTOR-8265 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Fixed an issue to allow '_' underscore characters in backup policy names. [ QSTOR-8271 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Backup Policies where a value in Max File Age Days / Retention Days could still be applied even if the Purge Policy is disabled. [ QSTOR-8264 ]

v5.10.7.010 (October 18th 2021)

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Release Notes

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed logic to remove the deprecated site cluster default-resource-stickiness property and replace it with the modern rsc_defaults version. [ QSTOR-8242 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed: when all network interfaces in a bonded port are disconnected the bond and child vlan or vif interfaces now transition to offline state. [ QSTOR-8221 ]
  • Fixed: link aggregation calculation for bonded port link speeds is now correct on Red Hat based platforms. [ QSTOR-8221 ]

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly caused Network Shares with cifs access disabled but NFS client access entries to transition to an offline / disabled state. This fixes a regression introduced in 5.10.0 [ QSTOR-8249 ]
  • Fixed an issue with renaming network shares. This fixes a regression introduced in 5.10 [ QSTOR-8239 ]

Security

  • Set SMB version 2 as minimum for cifs/smb shares on new deployments. [ QSTOR-8241 ]
  • Updated QuantaStor web interface to require TLS v1.2 as minimum for https access. [ QSTOR-8241 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue with qs-distupgrade from xenial to bionic moving the multipath.conf file as a backup instead of copying it. [ QSTOR-8243 ]

v5.10.6.003 (October 6th 2021)

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Release Notes

High Availability Failover

  • Enhanced Storage Pool HA failover check for instances where access to the physical disks is lost.

Enhanced High Availability Failover Group connectivity check policies with better tracing for when the failover check policy matches. [ QSTOR-8205 ]

Licensing

  • Removed license check for some view calls. [ QSTOR-8223 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an issue with setting static routes on Red Hat based platforms.

Fixed an issue with static routes persisting on interfaces after reboot on Red Hat based platforms. [ QSTOR-8215 ]

  • Fix an issue with VLAN interfaces on Red Hat based platforms. [ QSTOR-8210 ]

Network Shares

  • Minor fixes to CIFS options after disabling VSS snapshot browsing. [ QSTOR-8218 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Enabled qs-distupgrade for configurations that have site clusters configured. [ QSTOR-8202 ]

Web Manager

  • Web UI fix to remove deleted shares from showing up in dialogs. [ QSTOR-8055 ]

v5.10.5.001 (September 27th 2021)

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Release Notes

Network Shares

  • Fixed an issue with hyphen characters '-' in NFS netgroups.

v5.10.4.002 (September 21st 2021)

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Minor cleanup of /export after deleting Ceph File System [ QSTOR-6466 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue with HA storage pool export on Red Hat based distros. [ QSTOR-8180 ]

Network Shares

  • Allow creation of shares with same name on scale-out and scale-up pools in the same grid. [ QSTOR-8154 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed a corner case with grub-pc for Xenial to Bionic Platform upgrades via qs-distupgrade. [ QSTOR-8177 ]

v5.10.3.001 (September 14th 2021)

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Release Notes

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Resolved a few corner cases with Xenial to Bionic Platform upgrades via qs-distupgrade. [ QSTOR-8174 ]

v5.10.2.004 (September 12th 2021)

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added retry logic to OSD create to fix issues related to temporary Disk I/O timeouts. [ QSTOR-8142 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added enclosure support for 1U and 2U servers from ASUS. [ QSTOR-8159 ]
  • Adds new 4U90 bay enclosure layout for Supermicro 947E. [ QSTOR-8118 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue where a deleted HA VIF could be rediscovered and added back into the site cluster configuration. [ QSTOR-8119 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Enabled Xenial to Bionic Platform upgrades with qs-distupgrade in this release. [ QSTOR-8162 ]

v5.10.1.003 (August 17th 2021)

Upgrade Instructions

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Adds a check to make sure the pool is mounted before creating _snaps directories. [ QSTOR-8097 ]
  • Adds a check to handle missing XML tags in 'ceph status'. [ QSTOR-8097 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added Enclosure and System views for Lenovo 1U servers. [ QSTOR-8094 ]

Not Set

  • Fixes bug where users would be able to add a system-node to the site cluster that is already a member of the cluster from the CLI. [ QSTOR-7963 ]

Security

  • Filter out Ceph pools for selection in the Export Key dialog. [ QSTOR-8101 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed: The Storage Pool Degraded add spare alert now only triggers once when the issue first occurs and only when there are no available global or dedicated spares. [ QSTOR-8099 ]

Web Manager

  • Upgrade the Simplified Chinese WUI translation. [ QSTOR-8107 ]
  • Fix minor truncation issue in the Target Port Modify dialog for bonded ports. [ QSTOR-8092 ]

v5.10.0.156 (August 4th 2021)

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Add more MDB sizing options to prepare for more block.db flexibility for future [ QSTOR-7999 ]
  • Added NFS Ganesha support for the RedHat 7.x and 8.x platforms [ QSTOR-7951 ]
  • Fix issue with CephFS share settings getting lost if multiple systems are turned off and brought back up. [ QSTOR-7891 ]
  • Auto fix clock skew when a Ceph Cluster is created or a new Ceph Cluster Monitor is added [ QSTOR-7886 ]
  • Enhance the S3 user display name field to support spaces. [ QSTOR-7858 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Fixed an issue with the service startup for influxdb 1.8.7. [ QSTOR-8083 ]
  • Adds \[ACK\] marker to alert messages to hide alerts that have been Acknowledged. Use qs CLI alert-clear an alert-clear-all with new --ack option [ QSTOR-7978 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added Enclosure layouts for 1U and 2U Supermicro Icelake servers. [ QSTOR-8054 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixes bug where deleting a site vif makes it so you cannot create another site vif using the same IP address. [ QSTOR-8038 ]
  • Fixes bug where failovers would fail when more than one ha VIF is present. [ QSTOR-8024 ]
  • Adds logic to automatically start the pool if VIF is available and media devices are unlocked. [ QSTOR-7982 ]
  • Fixed a bug with setting a 'reboot required' flag after a failed pool export during an HA failover. [ QSTOR-7923 ]
  • Fixed an issue with HA node hanging [ QSTOR-7922 ]
  • Add feature to specify a Use Case for Site Cluster Virtual Interfaces. Use Cases include \`scaleup pool', 'scaleout filepool', 'scaleout object pool',l 'scaleout block pool', and 'grid primary'. Each Site Cluster Virtual Interfaces now have specialized validation checks to ensure the associated use case object is accessible, even in node failure. In addition, users can specify a set of custom Location Constraints to ensure the Site Cluster Virtual Interface's possible locations. [ QSTOR-7782 ]
  • Show 'Managed By', 'Started On', 'Use Case' and 'Use Case Object' columns in the new 'Site Cluster Virtual Interfaces' grid. [ QSTOR-7704 ]
  • When creating a Site Cluster VIF, only show specific systems in the site cluster when selecting a Target Port to attach to. [ QSTOR-7703 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixes issue with inaccurate RX/TX byte counters on displayed network ports [ QSTOR-7962 ]
  • Fixed a rare issue where VLAN Interfaces would not start consistently when first created. [ QSTOR-7915 ]

Network Shares

  • Add a popup message to inform the user when sub-directory is not specified in the Create Network Share Alias/Subshare dialog. [ QSTOR-8013 ]
  • Add SMB access based browsability for Network Shares. [ QSTOR-7973 ]
  • Created checkbox options in the Network Share Modify Dialog, on the Advanced options page, Under the 'CIFS/SMB Advanced Options' for 'Disable Oplocks' (oplocks) and 'macOS Interop Enhancements' (vfs objects = fruit). [ QSTOR-7961 ]
  • Fix VSS (Windows previous version) support for CephFS shares [ QSTOR-7958 ]
  • Delete \_snaps directory for shares after share delete [ QSTOR-7952 ]
  • Fix an issue where after revoking cifs access on a share, samba service needed to be restarted. [ QSTOR-7916 ]
  • Make scalability improvements to support thousands for shares. Also add the ability to batch create network shares. [ QSTOR-7877 ]
  • Added @netgroup support for NFS access [ QSTOR-7989 ]
  • Add support for nested shares for ZFS. [ QSTOR-7652 ]
  • Add support for discovering manually created share snapshots with no clones. [ QSTOR-4606 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Add long term retention for snapshots on the source side for replication schedules. [ QSTOR-8058 ]
  • This ticket addresses these issues by making mbuffer dynamically resize and by offering a checkbox on the Modify Network Port dialog to enable the hardware RX/TX buffer sizing optimizations. [ QSTOR-7970 ]
  • Added ability to configure a Replication Schedule to be automatically activated based on the movement of a Site VIF. [ QSTOR-7912 ]

SNMP

  • Update SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-8032 ]

Security

  • Provide the ability in the WUI to export all the encryption key information for the specified Storage Pool into a block that can be used in the future to re-import the keys. The WUI will allow the user to save the key block to a user defined location on the machine local to the browser. [ QSTOR-8002 ]
  • Added feature for importing and exporting meta data for pool encryption keys. CLI commands 'qs pool-key-import' and 'qs pool-key-export'. [ QSTOR-7930 ]
  • Deprecate IBM Key Vault pool encryption key protection. WUI and CLI commands have been removed for the key vault feature. Remote key server KMIP encryption key protection will be implemented in future QuantaStor release. [ QSTOR-7805 ]

Service Core

  • 5.10 compatible python client program published to PyPi. [ QSTOR-8036 ]
  • Make minor adjustments to the session timeout on the server based upon password policy settings. [ QSTOR-7997 ]
  • Fixed some issues with updating the /etc/hosts file after creating VIF with FQDN specified. [ QSTOR-7975 ]
  • Implement chronyd on RHEL/CentOS for ntp services [ QSTOR-7965 ]
  • Fixes issue with gateway property not being set properly [ QSTOR-7767 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Adds new maintenance schedule option to run a periodic SSD TRIM on Storage Pools to support SSD media that does not operate well with continuous auto-TRIM enabled. [ QSTOR-7624 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue with the Bionic ISO Installer kernel drivers introduced in 5.7.1 [ QSTOR-8071 ]

Web Manager

  • Removed the 'auto' option from the NFS Service Configuration dialog. The new Default Security Policy setting is "System" when Kerberos Security is disabled and "Kerberos" when it is enabled. [ QSTOR-7987 ]
  • Revise the Network Share main center region to be a West / East layout with primary shares and subshares in the West and snapshot details in the East. Make the East region collapsible. Change the icon for snapshot shares that are readonly to be darker than a regular share. [ QSTOR-7985 ]
  • Fixes 'qs share-modify' CLI command to better support adding and removing of SMB configuration options. [ QSTOR-7959 ]
  • Show the Object Count (as reported by Ceph) for all Ceph Pools in the Ceph Pool grid and main property view. [ QSTOR-7954 ]
  • Add WUI support to schedule trimming for compatible pools. [ QSTOR-7948 ]
  • Change the Storage Volume and Network Share dialog layouts to make use of a dual list chooser, so the user can easily see selected items. [ QSTOR-7934 ]
  • Perform auto clock skew fixes when a new NTP server is added [ QSTOR-7664 ]

v5.9.3.001 (June 4th 2021)

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Release Notes

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue where NFS exports with fsids were being re-exported during QuantaStor Software update without fsids. This was due to a legacy 4.x upgrade support that is no longer needed and has been removed. [ QSTOR-7953 ]

v5.9.2.015 (May 24th 2021)

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added additional checks for OSD start on system boot if a hardware issue causes delays in making the OSD physical disks available on system startup. [ QSTOR-7907 ]

Network Shares

  • Added some optimizations to the network share discovery logic that will make working with lots of shares or lots of nested shares much more responsive. [ QSTOR-7911 ]

Service Core

  • Fixed an issue when creating new User Roles. [ QSTOR-7910 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed an issue where Encrypted Storage pools using Legacy encryption keys would not start. [ QSTOR-7928 ]
  • Added further checks and backups for Legacy Storage Pool Encryption Keys when upgrading to 5.9.x and newer releases. [ QSTOR-7928 ]
  • Fixed: Encrypted Storage Pool Disks that go missing and are not replaced completely will retain their crypttab entries until explicitly dismissed with the 'Clear Missing Disks' option. This fixes an issue introduced in 5.9.0 where disks that go missing temporarily would sometimes not properly decrypt again after a reboot. [ QSTOR-7927 ]
  • Added "qs pool-set-passphrase" to CLI. This brings cli parity to the Encrypted Storage Pool Passphrase management already present in the Web UI. [ QSTOR-7909 ]
  • Fixed an issue with shared NVMe disks not appearing in the Recover Pool/Add Spare Disks dialog for HA NVMe pools. [ QSTOR-7908 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an issue with grub during the ISO installer when using EFI BIOS modes. [ QSTOR-7946 ]

v5.9.1.024 (May 6th 2021)

Upgrade Instructions

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added a check to disable the global_id reclaim warning on nodes with Ceph Nautilus 14.2.20. The warning will be re-enabled in a later QuantaStor version when this warning will be enforced for upgrades. [ QSTOR-7895 ]
  • Fixed an issue with deleting replication rules not owned by an existing ceph cluster. [ QSTOR-7895 ]
  • Fixed an issue where replication rules were not being scoped to their associated ceph cluster when modifying a ceph storage pool. [ QSTOR-7895 ]
  • Fix RGW creation failure on a second cluster in the grid with the existence of a RGW on the first cluster created. [ QSTOR-7893 ]
  • Fixed an issue with renaming Ceph clusters via the Modify Cluster dialog. [ QSTOR-7882 ]
  • Fixed an issue with journal device create where the settings for WAL or MDB would use the defaults instead of those supplied by the user. Previously, custom settings would only take effect if you were logged into the UI of the Ceph Master Node. [ QSTOR-7878 ]
  • Added the ability to set custom rados gateway options via the qs rgw-modify cli. [ QSTOR-7872 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could block creating SSD OSDs by default on NVME disk devices without first unchecking all the journal create options in the multi-create OSD and Journals dialog. You can now just select the NVMe disks and click okay to get pure SSD OSDs without separate journals as expected. [ QSTOR-7859 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the ceph configuration file could be truncated when creating hundreds of OSDs. [ QSTOR-7855 ]
  • Added a Multi-delete OSD dialog that allows user to delete multiple OSDs from a single Ceph node at the same time. [ QSTOR-6402 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixed an issue that would cause the software adapter to login to all available targets on system boot, regardless of the previous target login / logout state before shutdown. [ QSTOR-7856 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Added support for Custom Static Routes per physical network interface via the Create Static Route dialog and qs static-route-create CLI command. [ QSTOR-7145 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Fixed an issue with qs share-create CLI command where the --public=true flag was not setting the public smb flag. [ QSTOR-7868 ]

SCSI / NVMe Target

  • Fixes an issue with the iSCSI Target Portal configuration introduced in the 5.9.0 release where disabled iSCSI target settings on network interfaces would still be enabled on first system boot or when assigning new volumes to hosts. [ QSTOR-7892 ]
  • Fixed the task text when creating a NVME initiator or NVME host using a nqn. [ QSTOR-7846 ]

Web Manager

  • Fix an issue where the Ceph Pool Modify dialog was not posting a call to the service due to an invalid local validation check. [ QSTOR-7888 ]
  • Fixed the read only fields of various dialogs. [ QSTOR-7879 ]

v5.9.0.224 (April 12th 2021)

Upgrade Instructions

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Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed: Adds ability to delete a ceph bucket using the qs cli by specifying either the name or the id of the bucket to be deleted. [ QSTOR-7849 ]
  • Added additional task detail changes for the stages performed by the Ceph Cluster Delete Task. [ QSTOR-7839 ]
  • Changed auto configure multipathing to stay enabled on each node when Ceph Clusters are created. [ QSTOR-7829 ]
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Ceph Cluster Delete of a complete cluster (including buckets rbds etc) to fail to properly cleanup all OSDs, pools and child objects on larger configurations. [ QSTOR-7828 ]
  • Added 'k' and 'm' param support to the qs ceph-filesystem-create CLI command for erasure support. [ QSTOR-7823 ]
  • Added subjectAltName to Ceph Rados Gateway pem file for secure HTTPS connection via clients. [ QSTOR-7802 ]
  • Fixed issues with creating multiple radosgw at the same time on the same ceph node. [ QSTOR-7802 ]
  • Fixed various small issues with S3 radosGW add and remove. [ QSTOR-7802 ]
  • Added logic to auto-repair cephfs mount points in the event of node power loss and recovery. [ QSTOR-7779 ]
  • Added logic to automatically create 5 monitors on Ceph cluster create when 5 or more nodes are selected. [ QSTOR-7766 ]
  • Fixed an issue associated with creating a ceph cluster with '-' in the name [ QSTOR-7755 ]
  • Added logic to auto-disable i/o fencing on systems when a ceph cluster is created. Note: fencing will not be auto-disabled if the system also contains a ZFS storage Pool. [ QSTOR-7751 ]
  • Added management of iofencing policy to storage systems. You can modify the storage system and enable or disable iofencing explicitly. [ QSTOR-7751 ]
  • Fixed: Improve the qs-ceph cleanup script which can be used after the teardown of a Ceph Cluster to scrub the existing system of any residual Ceph configuration settings. [ QSTOR-7715 ]
  • Fixed an issue where encrypted Ceph Clusters were not showing encryption as enabled on Ceph Block, File or Object Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-7711 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the Ceph Multi-OSD auto config on all VM setups. [ QSTOR-7689 ]
  • Increase the size options for Ceph Auto-create Meta-data Offload (MDB) devices in the Multi-OSD Create Dialog. [ QSTOR-7683 ]
  • Added support for creating OSDs on multi-path devices. [ QSTOR-7663 ]
  • Added a minor clarification in the create S3 Bucket dialog regarding object locking. [ QSTOR-7631 ]
  • Added support for nfs-ganesha for scale-out cephFS shares and object storage buckets. [ QSTOR-7583 ]
  • Added Ceph Block and File pools to the report schedules. [ QSTOR-7543 ]
  • Enhanced the Ceph RGW create to allow for more configuration options, such as, 'civetweb' or 'beast', 'http' or 'https', and redirect support. [ QSTOR-7510 ]
  • Added logic to set bucket sharding during bucket create to keep performance stable for large buckets with 1M to 1B objects. [ QSTOR-7490 ]

Disk Management

  • Added logic for multiple Namespaces on NVMe device to ensure NVMe device scsiId field is unique or uses the eui identifier. [ QSTOR-7789 ]
  • Added NVMe eui naming convention for disk discovery to ensure unique device names when namespaces are configured on a NVMe device. [ QSTOR-7738 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the multipath configurator appending spaces on multipath config entries. [ QSTOR-7682 ]
  • Added: Show the lastShredTimeStamp column in the Physical Disk format dialog. [ QSTOR-7678 ]
  • Added a new option to disable IO fencing via the Storage System Modify dialog, so the QS service can block IO fencing operations on systems like the Ceph nvme OpenFlex configurations that don't support it. [ QSTOR-7671 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixed an issue with removing a iSCSI software adapter on QuantaStor that lead to other iSCSI software adapters on the same system being logged out of their targets. [ QSTOR-7811 ]
  • Fixed: Verify IP is accessible before attempting NVMe target discovery on a Software Adapter. [ QSTOR-7773 ]
  • Fixed: Show the correct number of slots in the WD Ultrastar Data102 enclosure graph. [ QSTOR-7749 ]
  • Fixed enclosure mapping for SuperChassis 946SE2C-R1K66JBOD. [ QSTOR-7719 ]
  • Added Data port IP configuration for Western Digital Openflex Data24 External Enclosures. [ QSTOR-7705 ]
  • Updated the Broadcom LSI storcli utility. [ QSTOR-7667 ]
  • Fixed an issue with 9400 and 9500 series HBAs reporting an incorrect enclosure SAS Address. [ QSTOR-7667 ]
  • Added enclosure support for WD Serv60+8 systems. [ QSTOR-7659 ]
  • Added temperature sensors and Power supply error detection for WD Serv60+8 [ QSTOR-7659 ]
  • Fixed a rare issue that could reset a Hardware Enclosures Make and Model mapping on reboot. [ QSTOR-7636 ]
  • Added support for External Enclosures [ QSTOR-7440 ]
  • Added support for the WD OpenFlex Data24 [ QSTOR-7440 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed some corner cases where the force flag was not working when removing site clusters. [ QSTOR-7798 ]
  • Fixed a minor context menu issue for High Availability Interface Delete. [ QSTOR-7796 ]
  • Added support for NVMe 1.3 iofencing standard. [ QSTOR-7696 ]
  • Added optional fully qualified name for High Availability Interface and Site Virtual Interface. [ QSTOR-7654 ]
  • Fixed an issue with iofencing NVMe devices with namespaces. [ QSTOR-7645 ]
  • Fixed an issue with auto naming. [ QSTOR-7587 ]
  • Added context menu for High Availability Failover Group Create. [ QSTOR-7553 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Fixed the cli "qs cloud-container-create" command to use the default cloud container cache. [ QSTOR-7752 ]
  • Fixed a minor issue in the layout of the create Network Share advanced tab. [ QSTOR-7581 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an issue with the link speed showing correctly on bonded ports and vlan ports on bonded ports. [ QSTOR-7797 ]
  • Fixed: Do not change the center content view when a network port is selected in the center grid where the active tree context is the grid object in the Storage System tree (the root tree node). This reduces grid flickering during context switching. [ QSTOR-7742 ]
  • Fixed: Manual configuration of existing static IP via underlying ip tools or system config file changes will now result in a WARNING state for network ports. [ QSTOR-7622 ]

Network Shares

  • Added the ability to disable fsids in network shares. [ QSTOR-7799 ]
  • Added the ability to use an existing directory as a subshare path. [ QSTOR-7714 ]
  • Added logic to allow creation of sub shares from existing directories in a Network Share. Sub share directory can have a space in the directory name. [ QSTOR-7697 ]
  • Enhanced the AD Join to support custom idmap uid and gid range settings. [ QSTOR-7656 ]
  • Added support for kerberos with NFSv3 [ QSTOR-7650 ]
  • Fixed the view mount command to update when the share selection is changed. [ QSTOR-7630 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Added more EC profile options when creating Ceph pool profiles from the QS CLI. [ QSTOR-7820 ]
  • Added the --shred-keys option to the qs CLI destroy-pool command. [ QSTOR-7820 ]
  • Added UI support for importing password protected encrypted storage pools. [ QSTOR-7358 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Fixed: Minor replication report summary state update when a replication schedule skips a share/volume replication when there is nothing to replicate. [ QSTOR-7342 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Backup Policy outbound mode and the selected Network Share is a Cloud Container. [ QSTOR-7307 ]
  • Fixed deletion of replica associations when the replication links are deleted/missing. [ QSTOR-6653 ]

SCSI Target

  • Added NVMEoF TCP and RDMA Target support for presenting Storage Volumes. [ QSTOR-7597 ]

SNMP

  • Update SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-7761 ]
  • Fixed: Counter64 values reported by the SNMP agent are now changed to string for accuracy. [ QSTOR-7712 ]

Security

  • QuantaStor now utilizes the OSNEXUS Crypto Library, which will provide improved key encryption and authentication security. The process for acquiring the FIPS 140-2 Certification is complete and pending approval for finalized certificate.
  • Implemented 'FIPS mode' in accordance with to the FIPS140-2 certification requirements.
  • Improved User password authentication security.
  • Improved key generation algorithms that utilize SP800-90A DRBG.
  • FIPS compliant key encryption for protecting data encryption keys.
  • Code refactor to utilize the OSNEXUS Crypto Library for encryption, random-data generation, and hashing alorithms. [ QSTOR-6933 ]

Server Integration

  • Added Support for Gigabyte R182 and S461 server layouts. [ QSTOR-7743 ]

Service Core

  • Please Note: After all QuantaStor grid nodes are upgraded to 5.9, new nodes must be upgraded to 5.9 or newer before being added to a 5.9 or newer grid. This is due to new use of OSNEXUS Crypto Library use which is undergoing FIPS certification. [ QSTOR-7815 ]
  • Fixed: Do not allow the '.' character to be used for Storage System names in the Modify Storage System dialog. [ QSTOR-6568 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed: Improved error handling when zfs pool is busy. [ QSTOR-7668 ]
  • Fixed a display issue in the Grow Storage Pool Dialog showing the wrong set size. [ QSTOR-7625 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Fixed a minor UI bug with assigning volumes to hosts from "Getting Started". [ QSTOR-7592 ]

Web Manager

  • Changed the OSD Grid sort on the Name column from the default string sort to a custom numeric sort based upon the OSD number. [ QSTOR-7841 ]
  • Fixed: The ZFS volume dashboard was appearing when a Ceph volume was selected. Ceph RBD metrics are not supported at this time, so the dashboard is no longer visible. [ QSTOR-7816 ]
  • Changed the Ceph RGW, MDS, and Reverse Proxy icon set. [ QSTOR-7806 ]
  • Fixed: Resolve a minor theme issue on the Paging Grid Toolbars where there was white text on a white background in the current page text box field. Change the Font color to the Slate theme, so it is visible. [ QSTOR-7788 ]
  • Added a second 'Copy to Clipboard' button to the object property views to grab a single long string like an NQN, IQN, or Object GUID. This is in addition to the already built-in Ctrl-C + Ctrl-V functionality on a selected single line to make it more intuitive to the user. [ QSTOR-7785 ]
  • Changed all read-only fields in the Port Information FieldSets for all Network Port dialogs to use Labels. [ QSTOR-7771 ]
  • Fixed: Reduce the amount of fields we show in a Storage Pool Information FieldSet. Change the read-only TextBox fields to Labels. [ QSTOR-7765 ]
  • Fixed an issue in the Grid Dashboard where it could potentially report an incorrect Systems with Alerts count. [ QSTOR-7759 ]
  • Fixed: Improve the Supermicro enclosure layout naming conventions and consistency. [ QSTOR-7756 ]
  • Fixed truncation issues for JA found in the Alert Manager and ZFS Optimization dialogs. [ QSTOR-7750 ]
  • Added logic to auto generate unique names in all Create dialogs. [ QSTOR-7746 ]
  • Added the page size setting toolbar to the Volume and Share paging grids. Put these paging grids on 10s heartbeat to reduce the amount of updates due to incoming events. Added a 'Sort All' button to all paging grids that re-loads the store and applies current sort settings. [ QSTOR-7745 ]
  • Added logic to suspend event processing in the UI during a post to remote APIs in all dialogs to ensure prompt replies. This suspension of events occurs when the user Clicks Ok, and resumes when the results from the server are returned. [ QSTOR-7732 ]
  • Added the Cloud Integration feature to the Getting Started wizard. [ QSTOR-7707 ]
  • Fixed a text truncation issue in the Add Software Adapter dialog. [ QSTOR-7685 ]
  • Added a NTP popup warning to the AD Join dialog box. [ QSTOR-7665 ]
  • Fixed minor message change during delete of Storage Volume with active sessions. [ QSTOR-6814 ]

v5.8.5.002 (February 22nd 2021)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.8.5.

Release Notes

Licensing

  • Fixed an issue with remote license server activations. [ QSTOR-7709 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Updated rclone to 1.54.0. This resolves various issues with Cloud Containers and NFS/SMB support. [ QSTOR-6336 ]

Service Core

  • Updated Tomcat to the latest Security patch release. [ QSTOR-7706 ]

v5.8.4.011 (January 12th 2021)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.8.4.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed an issue with Ceph File System not showing the correct erasure code values in the UI. [ QSTOR-7464 ]

Disk Management

  • Adds support for Multipathing device matches if the disk device name contains a '/' [ QSTOR-7641 ]

Hardware Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added support for Supermicro 946ED 90 bay JBODs [ QSTOR-7642 ]
  • Fixed an issue with enclosure ID generation connected to LSI 9400 controllers. [ QSTOR-7633 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Adds a Warning trace for site VIF creation that instructs the user to resolve bond health warnings. [ QSTOR-7637 ]
  • Fixes an issue with creating Site VIF's on the first node in the Site Cluster. [ QSTOR-7637 ]

Service Core

  • Fix a potential seg fault when scanning for shares in the backup policy dialog. [ QSTOR-7640 ]