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 consist of four (4) parts. A major number (M), minor number (N), maintenance update number (U) and build number (B) of the form M.N.U.B such as 5.8.2.006.

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 v5.6 you will upgrade directly to the latest version which may be v5.8.

Major Version Number

QuantaStor v5.x is the current Major release version.

Upgrading from QuantaStor 4.x releases requires a small window of downtime depending on the configuration, inline with kernel and security updates.

Legacy upgrades from older versions (older than 3.x), requires exporting Storage Pools, reloading the OS with QuantaStor 5.x install media, and then importing the storage pools and performing a restore of the configuration database using the Storage System Recovery Manager.

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", and we recommend that you find an appropriate maintenance window in which to apply the upgrade.

In general, reboots are only required when the qstortarget package has been upgraded. 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 5.8.2 or 5.8.3 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.


v6.0.0.355 (November 22nd 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v6.0.0.


Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Fixed an issue where the Report Schedule would not send an email report if the report to Email field was empty and the 'Report to Management User email addresses' was checked. [ QSTOR-9262 ]
  • Added further logging for detecting IPMI sensor status changes for Redundant Power supplies. [ QSTOR-8939 ]
  • Added further Power supply sensor types for newer Dell Systems. [ QSTOR-8939 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Adjusted ceph osd max write size configuration settings to allow for larger object delete operations. [ QSTOR-9217 ]
  • Switch the default mount mode for Ceph File System to kernel mode instead of fuse mount. [ QSTOR-9207 ]
  • Fix issue where the rgw log file for a second instance was residing in /var/run/ceph/ rather than /var/log/radosgw/. [ QSTOR-9180 ]
  • Minor fix to the ceph conf file. [ QSTOR-9157 ]
  • Increase the default max size for Ceph File System. [ QSTOR-9153 ]
  • Fixed and issue with file ownership for ceph. [ QSTOR-9115 ]
  • Added support for unmapped RBD volumes. [ QSTOR-9082 ]
  • Fix to use replica 3 for metadata pool for erasure code CephFS pool and the selected failure domain. [ QSTOR-9080 ]
  • Improved the Ceph Cluster Modify API to handle customizing ceph configuration settings. [ QSTOR-9074 ]
  • Fix issue creating a Scale-out Storage Pool where a M=1 popup warning would appear if the Code Chunks (M) was manually set to 1, yet a valid custom profile was used. In this case, the manually set M value should be ignored. [ QSTOR-9066 ]
  • Fix Ceph RBD utilized space update issue. [ QSTOR-9061 ]
  • Implemented ceph package upgrades. [ QSTOR-8947 ]
  • Add functionality for OSD reweighting for CEPH clusters [ QSTOR-8836 ]
  • Added CephClusterImport capability to import ceph clusters into Quantastor given a ceph configuration file. [ QSTOR-7994 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Fixed an issue with the Storage Pool dashboards when showing 6 and 12 hour charts. [ QSTOR-9268 ]
  • Make qs\_stats db retention duration customizable and increase from 2hr to 6 hr. [ QSTOR-9152 ]

Disk Management

  • Fixed logic to correctly hide Linux md software RAID for OS disks from Storage Pool section. [ QSTOR-9254 ]
  • Added filters for mdadm to limit the disks it can discover for md device management to local physical disk sdX and nvmeX devices. This ensures md related commands on QuantaStor ignore any formatting on logical block devices for ceph rbd or zfs zvols. [ QSTOR-9176 ]
  • Added further checks for selected disks when creating storage pools to block if there is existing partition information on the disks. The force flag can be used when creating a storage pool to override this check and force a pre-format of the disks. [ QSTOR-9108 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Block creation of second cluster ring for Site Clusters on RHEL-like distributions. [ QSTOR-9210 ]
  • Fixed an issue with persisting firewall rules for HA-failover interfaces after failover has executed and firewall rules are modified. [ QSTOR-9177 ]
  • Added Further enhancements to greatly decrease HA failover times in the event that a Storage Pool loses access to its Backing Disk Devices/Enclosure or on a manual failover. [ QSTOR-9169 ]
  • Improved HA failover for passphrase encrypted Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-7394 ]

Kernel and Drivers

  • Focal platform kernel updated to 5.15.0-48-generic [ QSTOR-9146 ]

For Focal and Redhat platforms:

*  Updated SCST drivers to latest for latest Qlogic FC controller support. Older controllers are still supported with this new driver.
*  Updated ZFS to 2.1.6
  • Updated Focal platform install ISO to be based off Ubuntu 20.04.5 with 5.15 HWE install kernel. [ QSTOR-9146 ]

Licensing

  • Hide scale-out tabs and options when Migration Edition license and add in the multi-tenant support for Resilio in Free license. [ QSTOR-9179 ]

Multitenancy

  • Fix an issue where cloud container shares were filtered out in the add-remove shares to resource groups dialog. [ QSTOR-9071 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Remove deprecated cloud backup command from the QS CLI [ QSTOR-8998 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an Issue with Redhat platforms where modifying the MTU on a Bonded network port would not update the MTU on child VLAN interfaces. [ QSTOR-9194 ]
  • Fixed an issue with creating high availability failover interfaces. [ QSTOR-9182 ]
  • Added support to discover and support existing NetworkManager Network Interface configuration settings on Redhat based Platforms. [ QSTOR-8884 ]

Network Shares

  • Scalability improvements for large number of Network Share Snapshots and HA failover improvements. [ QSTOR-9226 ]
  • Add the ability to move a nested ZFS share. [ QSTOR-9087 ]
  • Add support for key export/import on encrypted network shares. [ QSTOR-8999 ]
  • Add support for encrypted ZFS Network Shares [ QSTOR-8696 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Add per role ability to mange the GUI layout (show and hide GUI features). For example, hide Ceph features if using HA only). [ QSTOR-9114 ]
  • Fixed an issue the disk filter selection when using using qs CLI ceph-osd-multi-create command. [ QSTOR-9085 ]
  • Add the 'enablecephfs-top' option to the qs-util that configures the system to allow use of cephfs-top. [ QSTOR-9038 ]
  • Add the 'zfsarcsummary' option to qs-util to show the ZFS arc summary report. [ QSTOR-9026 ]
  • Fix issue where qs share-restore did not accept the --share-snapshot from command line. [ QSTOR-9006 ]
  • Fixed an issue with modifying a Key Server Profile name. [ QSTOR-9000 ]
  • Add support for calling QuantaStor APIs via PowerShell commands. [ QSTOR-8487 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Fixed: remote replication will now trigger while the destination target storage pool is in the busy state while running a ZFS pool scrub. [ QSTOR-9220 ]
  • Fixed an issue with unsuccessful Replication Schedules due to the reuse snapshot setting. [ QSTOR-9075 ]
  • Updated rclone to 1.60.1 [ QSTOR-9070 ]
  • Add dashboard for displaying Remote Replication statistics. [ QSTOR-3851 ]

SCSI / NVMe Target

  • Enhanced SCSI Target management to improve performance for HA failover times. [ QSTOR-9144 ]

SNMP

  • Updated the SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-9218 ]

Security

  • Fixed HTTP request vulnerabilities in rest API. [ QSTOR-9255 ]
  • Fixed an issue with MFA initial login [ QSTOR-9148 ]
  • Adds support for an "app token" that can be used to an authenticate the user initiated CLI commands. [ QSTOR-9122 ]

Server Integration

  • Added the ability to enable a System identification beacon and trigger an audible tone for systems that support either an identify led and/or a pc speaker. [ QSTOR-7199 ]

Service Core

  • Fixed: the Grid Preferred Port setting will now correctly be used when adding new nodes to the Grid [ QSTOR-9195 ]
  • Add new object search/list API to the CLI for searching objects by selected properties. This search capabilities was added for hardware controllers and enclosures, disk, storage pool devices and physical disk. [ QSTOR-9102 ]
  • Add the ability control what is cached in the primary cache (ARC) and the secondary cache (L2ARC) for Storage Pools, Network Shares and Storage Volumes. [ QSTOR-8928 ]
  • Fixed issue where after the rename of a share, creating a new one with the same name fails. [ QSTOR-8244 ]
  • Fix to limit the number of Tasks sent to the Web Manager at startup to 100. [ QSTOR-7497 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Improvements to pool import logic to skip importing undetected volumes/shares. [ QSTOR-9216 ]
  • Add support for ZFS DRAID pools [ QSTOR-9054 ]
  • Added support for zstd and zstd-fast compression types [ QSTOR-8927 ]
  • Enhanced Storage Pool import logic to ensure better choosing of preferred Physical disk path types. [ QSTOR-4939 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Updated qs\_upgrade\_redhat8.sh and mellanox\_ofed\_install.sh scripts to support RHEL 8.7 and RHEL\_like 8.7 platforms. [ QSTOR-9252 ]
  • Improve auto-detection of upgrade values [ QSTOR-9137 ]
  • Improved string handling in upgrade scripts [ QSTOR-9135 ]
  • Improved upgrade progress capture. [ QSTOR-9053 ]
  • Grafana is included by default on all new QuantaStor installs. [ QSTOR-9012 ]
  • Added support for redhat upgrades and enabled focal platform package upgrades via the Upgrade Manager. [ QSTOR-8887 ]
  • Implement rolling upgrades, where upgrades are performed asynchronous with no additional user participation required. [ QSTOR-8864 ]

Web Manager

  • Move the Ceph Cluster encrypted icon indicator to the left hand side of the icon to make room for the state icon modifiers. [ QSTOR-9257 ]
  • Do not show the progress bar popup dialog when grabbing replication reports as it is redundant with the respective grid loading indicator and interferes with tree menu clicks. [ QSTOR-9184 ]
  • Fix an issue where a replication schedule changes states from 'Disabled' to 'Enabled' and the Status column incorrectly shows 'Enabled' in red. [ QSTOR-9173 ]
  • Move the Storage Pool 'Execute Storage Pool Failover' menu item closer to the top of the menu system to stand out. [ QSTOR-9164 ]
  • Change the theme colors for the QuantaStor 6.0 release. [ QSTOR-9147 ]
  • Move EC Profiles and Redundancy Rules from the "Scale-out Storage Clusters" menu to the "Scale-out Storage Pools" menu. [ QSTOR-9139 ]
  • Minor fix to storage volume create/modify dialog labels. [ QSTOR-9091 ]
  • Show the network share utilized space as an info field in the enable, disable, and encryption dialogs. [ QSTOR-9043 ]
  • Minor fix to menu titles for Bonded Ports. [ QSTOR-8972 ]
  • Fixed menu titles in Role management. [ QSTOR-8924 ]
  • Minor refactor of the Create Backup Policy Dialog UX. Create a New Policy Settings Tab and add a HTML configuration status to be updated upon configuration changes (Backup Mode & Direction of Source & Destination). [ QSTOR-8916 ]
  • Remove the legacy Cloud Backup Schedule from the Schedules Ribbon Bar from WUI. [ QSTOR-8914 ]
  • Show the tenant/s3User label in S3 User multi-delete dialog if the S3 User is associated with a tenant. [ QSTOR-8903 ]
  • Add a fix to limit the number of snapshots fetched for shares and volumes. More snapshots will be fetched on demand when the share/volume is selected. [ QSTOR-8813 ]
  • Minor fix to hide empty properties in the properties tab. [ QSTOR-7009 ]
  • Minor fix to hide empty Physical Disk properties in the Main Property View. [ QSTOR-7008 ]

v5.12.9.001 (October 7th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.9.


Release Notes

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue with HA failover on NVMe based storage pools [ QSTOR-9154 ]

v5.12.8.007 (September 22nd 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.8.


Release Notes

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes occur with HA VIF interface Create and Delete on HA failover Groups that could trigger an unexpected HA failover. [ QSTOR-9107 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an issue where modifying Virtual interfaces would make other Virtual interfaces on the same Parent Interface [ QSTOR-9106 ]
  • Fixed an issue where creating a Virtual interface on a VLAN interface would cause the MTU of the VLAN interface and all other VIFs on the VLAN interface be set to MTU 1500. [ QSTOR-9105 ]

Network Shares

  • Optimized Network share mount calls on Storage Pool start and HA failover Pool start. [ QSTOR-9124 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Fixed Microsecond latency label for the Physical Disk and Storage Volume dashboards. [ QSTOR-9127 ]

v5.12.7.022 (September 10th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.7.


Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Improve verification for Scale-Out Object Storage Vif use cases. [ QSTOR-9047 ]

Disk Management

  • Fixed an issue with Redhat platform HA storage pools importing on incorrect LUKS software encryption udev paths during system start and ha failover. [ QSTOR-9096 ]
  • Added logic to force disk identify LED events trigger (Always on or Always off) for a given set of hardware disks passed into the blink manager. [ QSTOR-9092 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Improved cleaning up failed corosync site cluster resources on Focal and Red Hat systems. [ QSTOR-9095 ]
  • Enhanced HA storage pool device verification checks to reduce the time required when performing an HA failover. [ QSTOR-9057 ]
  • Greatly reduced the time required for an HA failover event to trigger and process in the event of all disk paths lost to backing storage (JBOD or legacy SAN) [ QSTOR-9057 ]
  • Adds feature to convert HA VIFs to normal VIFs and vice versa. [ QSTOR-9055 ]

Multitenancy

  • Fixed an issue with auto-generating new S3 keys for users using multitenancy features. [ QSTOR-9048 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an issue where deleting or creating a VIF would cause sibling virtual interfaces to go offline. [ QSTOR-9094 ]
  • Fixed an issue where parent VLAN interface would transition to offline after deleting a child VIF. [ QSTOR-9090 ]

Service Core

  • Adds some logic to fully clean up HA VIF information using the 'ip addr delete' when running HA interface delete task with the force flag. [ QSTOR-8738 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Move Storage Pool mount directory to a backup if it is not empty during failover. [ QSTOR-9064 ]
  • Fixes enclosure redundancy device selection on pool creation and grow operations. [ QSTOR-9058 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Added logic to enable the preferred Redhat kernel by default for next boot after upgrades. [ QSTOR-9077 ]

v5.12.6.027 (August 17th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.6.

Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Added an alert for any detected USB devices that may be attached to the system. It is recommended to detach/remove physical and/or virtual USB media from the QuantaStor system when the system is in production serving storage. [ QSTOR-9008 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed bug that did not allow enabling load balancer and redirecting rgw to https port. [ QSTOR-8983 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Added Enclosure and Controller discovery support for more Intel series RAID controller/HBA models. [ QSTOR-8996 ]
  • Added enclosure Layout support and chassis images for the Supermicro 4U 90-bay Storage Bridge Bay style unit. [ QSTOR-8988 ]
  • Fixed: added checks to ensure the perccli commands are not run when no PERC controller is present. [ QSTOR-8908 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed: failing an encrypted HA pool over to a node missing some or all of the underlying physical disks will be blocked in the initial disk connectivity verification. [ QSTOR-9034 ]
  • Fixed early HA failover checks for disk connectivity if there are too many disks missing on the node taking over the pool that would prevent the pool from starting. [ QSTOR-9018 ]
  • Improved failover rules based on HA VIF state [ QSTOR-9009 ]
  • Fixed: qs-iofence will now return NOT-SUPPORTED immediately for attached ATA and USB devices and no longer uses sg_inq or other sg3_util calls for those device types. [ QSTOR-9004 ]
  • Enhanced the device connectivity verification prior to failing over an HA pool. [ QSTOR-9001 ]

Licensing

  • Minor fix to Storage Volume create after adding new license. [ QSTOR-8986 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Add support for Seagate Lyve Cloud [ QSTOR-8989 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixes an issue where you are unable set a network interface online if is dhcp configured without an assigned IP address. [ QSTOR-8991 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Added checks to run the Pool Optimizer after Storage Pool Grow, and device add such as for cache and spare. [ QSTOR-9027 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed the focal platform sources.list file for new installs. [ QSTOR-9025 ]
  • Adds platform suffix to downloaded iso and md5 files e.g. '_focal.iso' [ QSTOR-8994 ]

Web Manager

  • Add support to the Grid dashboard tab to work for single system (non-grid) setups. [ QSTOR-8982 ]
  • Enhance the Config Analyzer to view reports in a popup dialog in addition to in a new browser tab. This new feature does not require 'allow popups' to be configured in browser. [ QSTOR-8970 ]
  • Fix the WUI Pool Graph where it was showing a "sawtooth" pattern when idol. [ QSTOR-8957 ]

v5.12.5.028 (July 29th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.5.

Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Improved the Report Schedule Create cli to take days of the week as mon, tue, wed, etc and hours of the day as 1am, 2am, 3am, etc. [ QSTOR-8959 ]
  • Allow option to have alerts appended to the 'syslog'. [ QSTOR-8946 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fix an issue where enabling the load balancer for an S3 Gateway would not forward to the correct port. [ QSTOR-8878 ]

Dashboards and Analytics

  • Fixed an issue where OS Software RAID mdraid devices showed up as storage pools in the grid dashboard and other pool related dashboard views. [ QSTOR-8962 ]
  • Fixed bug where config analyzer marked bond-slave ports as having an invalid netmask. [ QSTOR-8933 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Allow cleanup of HA-VIF(s) if the parent site cluster has been removed. [ QSTOR-8967 ]
  • Display which node the ha-pool is currently on next to the object in the grid (UI). [ QSTOR-8965 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Port link speed changes will now be correctly updated. [ QSTOR-8963 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Implemented pool-search to filter pools by given search parameters. [ QSTOR-8944 ]
  • Fixed qs disk-list --normalize flag to correctly provide results for all systems in the grid that have a local connection to the disk. [ QSTOR-8943 ]
  • Added HW Device column and enclosure disk slot details to qs disk-list. [ QSTOR-8943 ]
  • Minor fix to add missing CLI argument [ QSTOR-8942 ]
  • Fix issue where 'qs maintenance-schedule-create' was incorrectly treating the 'description' field as mandatory. [ QSTOR-8929 ]
  • Fix issue where timezones appear twice in the CLI output when executing a 'qs timezone-list' command. [ QSTOR-8921 ]

Security

  • Addressed CVE-2020-11022, CVE-2020-11023 with update to JQUERY 3.6.0 [ QSTOR-8950 ]
  • Validated CVE-2019-20372 addressed with latest nginx releases available from Ubuntu xenial and bionic platform security updates. Focal is not affected. [1](https://ubuntu.com/security/CVE-2019-20372) [ QSTOR-8950 ]
  • Fixed an issue where a miss-configured snmp agent user could cause failed login attempts. [ QSTOR-8932 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fix an issue with failover and nested share exports not mounting correctly. [ QSTOR-8951 ]
  • Fixed an issue with expanding iSCSI lun based Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-8922 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Added a check to ensure ubuntu focal platform auto-upgrades are disabled by default. [ QSTOR-8975 ]

Web Manager

  • Fix issues there the custom tag feature was not updating the WUI for a given object (using 'qs tag-set' command). [ QSTOR-8937 ]

v5.12.4.011 (July 14th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.4.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added support for VLAN and VIF interfaces to the Ceph Create Monitor Dialog. [ QSTOR-8917 ]
  • Migrated ceph-radosgw to use systemd instead of init for all current platforms [ QSTOR-8910 ]
  • Fixed radosgw service start/stop/restart on RedHat based platforms [ QSTOR-8910 ]
  • Added support for VLAN and VIF interfaces to the S3 Gateway Create Dialog. [ QSTOR-8909 ]
  • Added support for VLAN and VIF interfaces to the Ceph Cluster Create Dialog. [ QSTOR-8907 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed a few minor items with the installqstor option for the qs_upgrade_redhat8.sh install/upgrade script. [ QSTOR-8919 ]

v5.12.3.002 (July 8th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.3.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Added S3 Tenant prefix details to S3 User Access and Tenant Dialogs. [ QSTOR-8892 ]
  • Added Network Share prefix for @GMT snapshots in the Network Share Dialogs. [ QSTOR-8892 ]
  • Fixed retention rules for QuantaStor Ceph Configuration backups. Only the last 10 ceph config backups will now be stored. [ QSTOR-8881 ]

Disk Management

  • Updated physical disk device filters to automatically filter out all USB devices from physical disk list. Note that these filters are available in the config file /opt/osnexus/quantastor/conf/qs_device_link.conf if you would like to adjust this new default behavior. [ QSTOR-8883 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Updated System enclosure support for Dell R750 8x 2.5 inches Server model. [ QSTOR-8898 ]
  • Added Support for Intel branded Broadcom HBA's [ QSTOR-8886 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed: it is again possible to re-use an IP on a configured port when you are creating a bond using that port. [ QSTOR-8862 ]

Security

  • Fixed and improved cryptographic operations for the 'qs-util' CLI tool. [ QSTOR-8879 ]
  • Allow encryption keys to be imported when corresponding pool is not available. [ QSTOR-8885 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Updated qs_upgrade_redhat8.sh to install RedHat 8.6 kernel 4.18.0-372.9.1.el8. [ QSTOR-8894 ]
  • Updated mellanox_ofed_install.sh script to install RedHat 8.6 kernel 4.18.0-372.9.1.el8. [ QSTOR-8894 ]

v5.12.2.011 (June 23rd 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.2.

Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Updated alerting via email to consolidate duplicate email addresses before sending alerts. This will reduce receiving multiple messages for the same alert. [ QSTOR-8857 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the alert trigger for detected importable ZFS pools. [ QSTOR-5171 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Enhanced controller and enclosure support for Broadcom/LSI HBAs that could sometimes have intermittent or incomplete output from storcli64 [ QSTOR-8865 ]
  • Changed storcli64 to version 007.2007.0000.0000 supported by Supermicro and other vendors for Enclosure services. [ QSTOR-8863 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Implemented a new API to return a subset of Storage Volumes based on a given list of search criteria. [ QSTOR-8856 ]

v5.12.1.028 (June 10th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.1.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixes bug where we are not writing the configuration for the ceph cluster properly in the ceph.conf file. [ QSTOR-8847 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph cluster delete where Ceph block pools were not removed prior to deleting the OSDs. [ QSTOR-8820 ]
  • Fixes bug where not all S3 users would be successfully created during batch creation. [ QSTOR-8792 ]
  • Improve global quotas for Ceph Object Storage. [ QSTOR-6655 ]

Disk Management

  • Fixes Disk Perf read test tool in WUI to hide paths of dm-mpath devices [ QSTOR-8841 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fixes auto detection and auto enclosure layout selection for Seagate 5U84 JBODs [ QSTOR-8844 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue related with HA Storage Pool failover with some RHEL_LIKE platform checks [ QSTOR-8835 ]
  • Fix a rare issue with HA Pool failover when the pool is a destination pool for replication. [ QSTOR-8833 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an issue with QuantaStor detecting and importing Static IP address configuration supplied manually during the Focal platform ISO install. [ QSTOR-8821 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Add a new 'share-search' to the CLI. [ QSTOR-8812 ]

SNMP

  • Fix an issue with systemd service restarts and qs-snmpagentd restart in the qs-util command line helper utility. [ QSTOR-8846 ]

Security

  • Add support for re-key pool with new key encryption key KEK [ QSTOR-8816 ]
  • Clearing the passphrase for an encrypted pool will now fix the passphrase requirement on the storage pool object. [ QSTOR-8787 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Adds support for 3-way mirror of metadata-offload vdevs in scale-up Storage Pools [ QSTOR-8849 ]
  • Adds qs-perftest CLI utility for establishing basic media and pool performance baseline using dd [ QSTOR-8848 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed display issue in the Upgrade Manager UI for the platform upgrade field [ QSTOR-8749 ]

v5.12.0.370 (May 26th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.12.0.

Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Adds support for detection and alerting of known bad firmware levels on HDD/SSD/NVMe media [ QSTOR-8755 ]
  • Add IT Service Management (ITSM) module support for alerts making it easy to integrate alerting with popular ITSM service providers via webhook URLs. [ QSTOR-8626 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Deprecated the 'cleanupOrphans' option during Ceph Bucket Delete [ QSTOR-8803 ]
  • Fixed an issue with Ceph Cluster delete where OSDs were being deleted before Object Storage Pools. [ QSTOR-8779 ]
  • Deprecated auto-creation of a default ceph user [ QSTOR-8767 ]
  • The WUI now supports a S3 bucket name validator that is compliant with Amazon S3 naming conventions. [ QSTOR-8728 ]
  • Simplify ceph cluster create from the QS CLI. [ QSTOR-8708 ]
  • Add support for erasure coded scale-out block pool. [ QSTOR-8685 ]
  • Place the "Health Details" tab first in the Ceph Cluster deck of tabs. [ QSTOR-8671 ]
  • Allow more time for bucket delete [ QSTOR-8667 ]
  • Block deletion of S3 object pool when there are S3 gateways. [ QSTOR-8509 ]
  • Adds built-in load-balancer for S3 object storage which boosts performance and provides high-availability integration with floating VIFs [ QSTOR-7921 ]

Disk Management

  • Added a 'Revision' property to nvme disk objects. [ QSTOR-8754 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Add support for the Adaptec 1000-16e HBA cards [ QSTOR-8729 ]
  • Added support for the Dell 355 HBA cards [ QSTOR-8713 ]
  • Added enclosure support for Seagate AP and 2U12 JBOD. [ QSTOR-8701 ]
  • Compatibility added for SMC-branded LSI HBA cards [ QSTOR-8700 ]
  • Add custom alt-name text to External system selection in Configure Media Connectivity Dialog (if present). [ QSTOR-8692 ]
  • Added support for the 2-port WDC Data24 External NVMe JBOF enclosure. [ QSTOR-8645 ]
  • Added Enclosure layout for Seagate 2U24 HA systems. [ QSTOR-6038 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue on Redhat Platforms with High Availability vifs staying in 'Standby' after a system reboot. [ QSTOR-8725 ]
  • Resolved an issue with PCS resource cleanup on RedHat platforms. [ QSTOR-8710 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Updated rclone to 1.58.0 [ QSTOR-8715 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Added logic to restart the Redhat platform network.service if it fails to start on a system boot. [ QSTOR-8798 ]
  • Adds support for FC/iSCSI vendor model emulation of 3rd party SANs for compatibility with IBM SVC [ QSTOR-8750 ]
  • Fixes bug where NVME and ISCSI enabled options for NICs were not being persisted after disabling the interface. [ QSTOR-8686 ]
  • Fixes bug where duplicate network interfaces were being written to the /etc/network/interfaces file. [ QSTOR-8643 ]
  • Added support for Mellanox OFED lossless networking on supported NICs. [ QSTOR-8362 ]
  • Show Bond children under their parent in the tree view. Provide a Network Port name search bar in the System menu area that includes the ability to filter-out Offline and Bonded Network Ports. [ QSTOR-7591 ]

Network Shares

  • Add support for Network Shares to work with Resilio and FTP. [ QSTOR-8452 ]

Quantastor CLI

  • Enhance the CLI resource-group-resource-remove to support resource-list specified by object name [ QSTOR-8702 ]
  • Minor fix for qs lic-get [ QSTOR-8691 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Use lz4 for replication when compression is enabled. [ QSTOR-8752 ]
  • Detect and update tasks in case of failures during replication. [ QSTOR-8634 ]
  • Fix an issue where the Replication Schedule Create dialog was incorrectly filtering out Ceph Pools and associated resources. [ QSTOR-6635 ]
  • Fixed an issue with remote replication involving shares from HA storage pools. [ QSTOR-3530 ]

SCSI / NVMe Target

  • Added Emulation mode options for FC WWPN mapping and QuantaStor device identity. [ QSTOR-8712 ]

SNMP

  • Regenerate the SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-8774 ]

Security

  • Added more support for KMIP protocol for the Key Server Profile feature. [ QSTOR-8689 ]

Service Core

  • Update the quantastor python client program for 5.12 release. [ QSTOR-8785 ]
  • Fixed an issue with QuantaStor service startup on Redhat platforms with bonded network interfaces. [ QSTOR-8769 ]
  • Block sharing of binding addresses for resource groups. [ QSTOR-8703 ]
  • New feature added to create subnet bindings for multi-tenancy resource groups. [ QSTOR-8542 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Minor fix to the alert message for hot spare usage. [ QSTOR-8806 ]
  • Implemented feature to expanda an existing Storage Pool when the underlying disks' size has increased. [ QSTOR-8748 ]
  • Added logic to automatically hide discovered OS MD software raid from the QuantaStor UI. If the OS MD software raid becomes degraded it will re-appear in the UI as a storage pool object. [ QSTOR-8693 ]
  • Add WUI support for adding ZFS metadata and deduplication devices to pool. [ QSTOR-8659 ]
  • Fixed a bug where a zfs pool had a spare disk in the "UNAVAIL" state and could not be deleted from the pool using the Quantastor WUI. [ QSTOR-8646 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Updated Redhat platform support for RHEL 8.6 release [ QSTOR-8795 ]
  • Change the default to upgrade without driver/kernel changes in the 'Upgrade Manager' dialog. [ QSTOR-8747 ]
  • Updated Redhat 8 based platfroms to deploy Kernel 4.18.0-348.23.1
  • Updated mellanox OFED installer script to OFED 5.6 [ QSTOR-8734 ]
  • Updated AWS CLI package to 2.4.24 [ QSTOR-8650 ]
  • Removed QuantaStor overrides of os-release and lsb-release files and reverted them back to the Platform default settings. [ QSTOR-8618 ]
  • Added a fix that forces grub to skip probing the selected OS install disk for legacy or other OS installs during Bionic platform ISO installs. Previously, the Bionic platform install could hang at 66% of the 'update-grub' process if the OS disk was not new or completely wiped of all data/metadata prior to the install. [ QSTOR-8829 ]

Web Manager

  • Filter out the usage of the internal S3 User 'qsobjadmin'. [ QSTOR-8766 ]
  • Add certificate browsing capability to the create S3 reverse proxy dialog. [ QSTOR-8737 ]
  • Allow the "!" in the 'Add System to Storage Grid' dialog's password field. [ QSTOR-8705 ]
  • Provide the ability to change all time zone settings in a Grid. The new Grid menu items is, ' 'Modify Grid Time Zone Settings'. [ QSTOR-8615 ]
  • Increases the size of the chooser buttons and improve the color contrast for the buttons in the 'Create OSDs & Journals'. [ QSTOR-8597 ]
  • Show 'Caps lock in on' message in Login dialog when set. [ QSTOR-6815 ]
  • Show the 'Total Available' and 'Total Selected' item counts in the dual list choosers. [ QSTOR-4766 ]

v5.11.10.001 (April 29th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.10.

Release Notes

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed further instances of duplicate DNS entries in resolv.conf [ QSTOR-8741 ]

v5.11.9.001 (April 28th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

QuantaStor 5.11.9 was deprecated by 5.11.10

Release Notes

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed an issue with duplicate DNS entries occurring in resolv.conf for non-QuantaStor managed DNS servers. [ QSTOR-8730 ]

v5.11.8.003 (April 22nd 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.8.

Release Notes

High Availability Failover

  • Fix a failover issue with unmounting nested shares before the parent share. [ QSTOR-8723 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Fixed an issue with storage pool grow. [ QSTOR-8656 ]

v5.11.7.091 (March 4th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.7.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Hide the 'Used By' column in the physical disk grid for the Ceph Multi-OSD Create Dialog. Widen the Ceph Multi-OSD Create Dialog to view more information in the physical disk grid w/o scrolling. Show the lock overlay in the Storage Pool tree for encrypted Ceph Pools. [ QSTOR-8559 ]
  • Add detailed health status for Ceph Cluster. [ QSTOR-8552 ]
  • Fixed an issue when batch creating 5k+ S3 Buckets [ QSTOR-8548 ]
  • Fixed an issue with s3 user batch create when creating 1k+ s3 users at a time. [ QSTOR-8543 ]

Disk Management

  • Adds file browsing to pool key import dialog. [ QSTOR-8611 ]
  • Added multipath configuration support for multiport NVMe devices. [ QSTOR-8418 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Fix starting slot index for the Dell PowerEdge R740xd2. [ QSTOR-8581 ]
  • Add new Dell enclosure layouts for 5th gen servers (R750, R650). [ QSTOR-8579 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue with the NFS exports being available for multiple pools on HA failover when .zfs snapshot browsing is enabled. [ QSTOR-8640 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Support for systemd-resolve DNS management for focal distributions. [ QSTOR-8591 ]
  • Improved support for legacy network interface naming on ubuntu distributions. Blocked support for legacy network interface naming on RedHat. [ QSTOR-8558 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Reduce the cooldown period for resource (Network Share/Storage Volume) usage by a replication or snapshot schedule. [ QSTOR-8519 ]
  • Minor change to an error message in Network Share and Storage Volume delete to indicate the snapshot is in use by a snapshot schedule or a replication schedule. [ QSTOR-4261 ]

SNMP

  • Regenerate SNMP MIB [ QSTOR-8621 ]

Service Core

  • Fixes connection retry logic such that grid resyncs can be avoided on most bad network configurations [ QSTOR-8638 ]
  • Fixed an issue with systemd services starting correctly on QuantaStor systems using LVM for the OS disk. [ QSTOR-8575 ]
  • Fixes bug where renaming storage system would not update the location constraints. [ QSTOR-7062 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Updated pool profiles to merge SSD/NVMe and HDD tunings for each I/O Profile. Removed fifo\_batch adjustments for SSD/NVMe. Note: this will remove default-ssd as a pool profile, please reconfigure your pool profile to 'default' or another pool profile that better matches your use case. [ QSTOR-8602 ]

Storage Volumes

  • Fix an extremely rare case of storage volume shown under a wrong snapshot in the Web UI. [ QSTOR-8605 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Updates RedHat platform support to RHEL 8.5 [ QSTOR-8636 ]
  • Updated RedHat platform support to RHEL 8.5 [ QSTOR-8582 ]

Web Manager

  • Detect when the user tries to Create a Storage Pool High-Availability Group without a Site Cluster and display an appropriate error message. [ QSTOR-8642 ]

v5.11.6.001 (February 11th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.6.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed an issue with systemd ceph osd startup dependencies. [ QSTOR-8574 ]

Network Shares

  • Fix a minor issue showing snapshots created by a replication schedule as orphans. [ QSTOR-8573 ]

v5.11.5.004 (February 3rd 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.5.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed an issue with creating a Virtual Interface for a Scale-out Object use case when there are multiple gateways configured [ QSTOR-8555 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixes a bug with legacy naming systemd link files that caused networking to go down after rebooting. [ QSTOR-8557 ]

Network Shares

  • Fix a regression with large number of Network Shares slowing down service startup. [ QSTOR-8556 ]

v5.11.4.005 (February 1st 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.4.

Release Notes

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed an issue with creating erasure coded pools introduced in the 5.11.2 release. [ QSTOR-8544 ]

Web Manager

  • Added basic character key validation for DNS entries in the storage system modify dialog. The server will block DNS entry modification if the user tries to add an invalid name server. [ QSTOR-8422 ]

v5.11.3.017 (January 27th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.3.

Release Notes

Network Interfaces

  • Fixes bug where you cannot remove some nameservers and search suffix if there is left over resolvconf configurations and there are no DHCP interfaces configured. [ QSTOR-8532 ]
  • Changing network interface naming convention is not supported on RHEL/CentOS systems. [ QSTOR-8516 ]
  • Blocks use of VLAN ids outside of range 0-4095 [ QSTOR-8402 ]
  • Adds support for creating a new network bond port with an IP used by a child physical port. Ownership of the IP is automatically passed to the bond on creation. [ QSTOR-7735 ]

Network Shares

  • Increased default NFS daemon thread count from 8 to 64. [ QSTOR-8527 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Fix a minor UI regression not showing replication reports. [ QSTOR-8536 ]

v5.11.2.107 (January 24th 2022)

Upgrade Instructions

Click here for instructions on upgrading to QuantaStor v5.11.2.

Release Notes

Alerts and Configuration Analysis

  • Fixes issue with Alert Manager settings not showing and saving correctly after grid formation. [ QSTOR-8500 ]

Ceph Scale-out Block, Object and File

  • Fixed an issue with the Ceph CRUSH rules for SSD based OSD's placing the OSD's in the wrong crushmap. [ QSTOR-8497 ]
  • Automatically sets the Storage Pool field when the 'Modify Redundancy (CRUSH) Rule Selection' is launched from the Scale-out Storage Pools tree. [ QSTOR-8496 ]
  • Add batch create support to the S3 bucket and user create dialogs. Add multi-del support for S3 buckets and users. [ QSTOR-8494 ]
  • Adds a search bar in 'Storage Management -> S3 Buckets' and 'Security -> S3 Users' to allow users to search for buckets and users by name. [ QSTOR-8486 ]
  • Fix issue where Journal device deletes for encrypted Ceph Clusters fails. [ QSTOR-8484 ]
  • Add ability to delete orphaned Ceph Journal Devices via the cli. [ QSTOR-8480 ]
  • Improved encrypted OSD clean up. [ QSTOR-8458 ]
  • Added Ceph Pacific to the RedHat Enterprise Linux 8.4 installer and an optional Bionic ISO. [ QSTOR-8423 ]
  • Added Ceph Pacific to the RedHat Enterprise Linux 8.4 installer and an optional Bionic ISO. [ QSTOR-7204 ]
  • Fixed an issue with configuration when recreating a Ceph Monitor on a Ceph Member [ QSTOR-6591 ]

Disk Management

  • Fix an issue where the Physical Disk tree view, when expanded, would collapse on incoming System Update events. [ QSTOR-8479 ]

Enclosures and Controllers

  • Add server enclosure for Supermicro Server 6029P (2U24) and Supermicro BigTwin Quad-node Server (2U24)). [ QSTOR-8485 ]
  • Improve NVMe Software Controller target logins during boot. [ QSTOR-8439 ]
  • Add the 'Dell PowerEdge R740 (2U0)' server type images to the enclosure configuration so they are selectable in the System Modify dialog. [ QSTOR-8417 ]
  • Add support for additional Supermicro NVMe server enclosure views [ QSTOR-8222 ]

High Availability Failover

  • Fixed an issue with HA Group state transitions [ QSTOR-8436 ]
  • Removed ability to offline, online, or restart site vifs [ QSTOR-8220 ]

NAS Gateway / Cloud Containers

  • Removed 'attach container' option when enabling a Cloud Container. [ QSTOR-5232 ]

Network Interfaces

  • Fixed a minor issue with names for site VIFs could exceed the maximum character limit. [ QSTOR-8308 ]
  • Minor CLI changes to "qs virtual-interface-create" and "qs "network-port-modify" [ QSTOR-6511 ]

Network Shares

  • Add the ability to auto cleanup missing transient Network Share snapshots. [ QSTOR-8513 ]
  • Fix issue where disabling a share did not not drop the SMB session (terminate the client connectivity to that share). [ QSTOR-8454 ]
  • Add ability to specify "read only" or "read/write" for the access permissions of the snapshots created by backup policies, snapshot schedules, and replication schedules. [ QSTOR-7681 ]

Remote Replication, Snapshots and Backup Policies

  • Fixed a duplicate checkpoint creation issue during certain Remote Replication scenarios. [ QSTOR-8482 ]
  • Fix backup policy so it can continue working if the source share is on a HA pool and a failover happens. [ QSTOR-8461 ]
  • Minor fix to filter the GMT snapshots as source share from backup policy dialog. [ QSTOR-8460 ]
  • Fix a minor issue with delta tags not getting updated after increasing the max deltas on a replication schedule. [ QSTOR-3518 ]

SCSI / NVMe Target

  • Adds support for setting custom IQN for storage systems. [ QSTOR-8466 ]

Security

  • Minor fix to allow hyphen in domain name in SSO [ QSTOR-8477 ]

Service Core

  • Fixed an issue when modifying a Backup Policy. [ QSTOR-8507 ]
  • Log rotation configuration files now reside in standard /etc/logrotate.d location [ QSTOR-8474 ]
  • Added support to switch between predictable or legacy naming for network interfaces. [ QSTOR-8456 ]
  • Upgraded storcli to latest version [ QSTOR-8414 ]
  • Fixed an issue with updating DNS nameservers. [ QSTOR-6842 ]

Storage Pool Management

  • Add the ability to reserving 1GB of space for pool protection in case the pool gets 100% full condition. [ QSTOR-8448 ]
  • Prevent usage of a SED encrypted disk if it is already in use by a previously exported SED encrypted Storage Pool. [ QSTOR-8400 ]

Upgrade Manager and Installer

  • Fixed an install issue with xenial platforms that prevented some services from starting correctly on boot. [ QSTOR-8463 ]
  • Fixed an issue with the qs-upgrade script for an unavailable python3 dependency on xenial platforms. [ QSTOR-8463 ]

Web Manager

  • Adds optimizations to WUI login to speed up Synchronization stage for large grid configurations [ QSTOR-8501 ]
  • Adds the ability to create system usage acknowledgement notifications in the UI. [ QSTOR-8450 ]
  • Show the Enclosure's 'Altname' in the Central Hardware Enclosures Tab / Grid if the user has provided one using the Modify Enclosure dialog. [ QSTOR-8433 ]
  • Filter the disks shown in the Identify Dialog based on the selected Storage Pool Device Group and the hardware disks that are identifiable. [ QSTOR-8432 ]
  • Allow running Disk Performance Test on disks that are used by a pool. [ QSTOR-8429 ]
  • Adds additional properties to the 'Storage System Properties' to show Active Directory configuration settings. [ QSTOR-8427 ]
  • Fixed an issue where the Controller Disk grid was not showing associated Pool devices and Pools columns in a RAID Controller only configuration (N/A for HBA configurations). This fixes the auto selection of Disks in the Disk Identify dialog when launched from a Storage Pool Device group node in the tree view. [ QSTOR-8425 ]
  • Removed 'Close X' button from the login dialog and system usage notification dialog. [ QSTOR-8403 ]


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