Change Requests: Notes and Fixed Issues

The following table presents notes and fixed issues for Appliance Controller 1.4.1.x.

Table 1: Appliance Controller 1.4.1.3

Change Request

Description

H2089

FIXED

Issue: In certain scenarios, SID mapping is incorrectly mapping users for customers using Apple Open Directory authentication.

Resolution: This issue has been addressed in the Appliance Controller 1.4.1.3 release. Upgrade to this release to resolve the issue.

H2092

FIXED

Issue: During NAS failover for clusters with NFS shares, the Appliance Controller is not verifying whether nodes are joined to the cluster, which is in turn preventing nodes that are not joined from rejoining the cluster.

Resolution: This issue has been addressed in the Appliance Controller 1.4.1.3 release. Upgrade to this release to resolve the issue.

H2117

FIXED

Issue: NAS cluster creation fails with an "operation not permitted" error on any appliance with aiWare enabled.

Resolution: This issue has been addressed in the Appliance Controller 1.4.1.3 release. Upgrade to this release to resolve the issue.

Table 2: Appliance Controller 1.4.1.2

Change Request

Description

H1973

FIXED

Issue: During a system restart, the Appliance Controller needs to start even if the StorNext file system does not.

Resolution: With the release of Appliance Controller 1.4.1.2, the Appliance Controller can restart even when the StorNext file system does not. Under these circumstances, the Appliance Controller will not connect to all nodes, but the controller console will initialize controller-based features. It will also be available to manually address issues.

H2045

FIXED

Issue: Users can only configure up to 10 ports (0-9)

Resolution: With the release of Appliance Controller 1.4.1.2, users can now configure up to 50 ports.

Table 3: Appliance Controller 1.4.1.1

Change Request

Description

H1715

NOTE

To address the CVE-2017-7494 security issue (commonly referred to as SambaCry) and smbd panics, Samba libraries have been patched. This patch is part of the 1.4.1.1 upgrade package.

H18241

NOTE

To address the CVE-2017-11103 security issue (Heimdal Kerberos vlunerability), Samba libraries have been patched. This patch is part of the 1.4.1.1 upgrade package.

H16791

FIXED

In some environments, smbd can panic when multiple nodes are placed into a NAS cluster.

This issue has been resolved with H1715 listed above.

H17321

FIXED

Under certain circumstances, the workaround addressed in H1648 (of the StorNext NAS 1.4.0.2 release) for the SambaCry vulnerability was overly restrictive, which prevented access to SMB shares for macOS clients.

This issue has been resolved with H1715 listed above.

1 These items were also included in the StorNext NAS 1.4.0.3 release, but not the Appliance Controller 1.4.1 release. Users who upgraded directly from StorNext NAS 1.4.0.2 or earlier to Appliance Controller 1.4.1 will not have these fixes. Therefore, for such users, we strongly recommend upgrading to Appliance Controller 1.4.1.1 to access these critical security fixes.

Table 4: Appliance Controller 1.4.1

Change Request

Description

H451 / 64171

FIXED

Issue: NFS clients cannot distinguish between two NFS shares that are exported from the same underlying StorNext file system.

By default, the Linux NFS server uses the underlying StorNext file system's UUID to identify an exported share. However, shares exported from the same StorNext file system have the same UUID, and therefore, the NFS client cannot differentiate between them.

Resolution:The Appliance Controller now generates a unique fsid for each NFS share.

H1413 / 68182

FIXED

Issue: If you assign a numeric-only user name to the auth config ads command's <admin_username> value, the share create command fails.

Resolution: You can now assign both numeric-only and alpha-only admin user names to the auth config ads command's <admin_username> value.

H1421 / 68037

FIXED

Issue: If you attempt to stop StorNext services on an Xcellis Workflow Director by issuing the systemctl cvfs stop command, you may cause StorNext services to hang or fail if you do not first stop NAS failover services on NFS clusters.

Resolution: You can now successfully stop StorNext services on an Xcellis Workflow Director by issuing the systemctl cvfs stop command — without first needing to stop NAS failover services on NFS clusters.

H1447 / 68107

FIXED

Issue: Under certain circumstances, such as after a NAS failover, the non-master nodes are unable to sync with the master node.

Resolution: The Appliance Controller now monitors such scenarios, and it corrects any issues so that all nodes within the NAS cluster can sync with the master node.

H1479 / 67999

FIXED

Issue: NAS VIPs are being assigned the same IP addresses as those used for StorNext HA.

Resolution: The Appliance Controller now checks that the NAS VIP is not the same as a StorNext HA VIP.