StarWind VSAN for vSphere OVF version 20191007, Version V8, build 13170 (08 October 2019)

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Core

  • Linux Kernel updated.
  • Fixed StarWind Events issue in Management Console, namely the invisibility of events after changing time in the OS.
  • Added support for iSCSI Header Digest and iSCSI Data Digest. These features provide CRC data control in iSCSI headers and PDUs, respectively, and can be enabled by setting corresponding options in iSCSI Initiator on the client.
  • Optimized performance when more than three sessions connect to the target.
  • Added log message for an error on session reinstantiation due to the stuck old session.
  • Fixed issue in cache deinitialization. In some cases, devices with disk cache could prevent normal service termination.

Synchronous Replication

  • Added option to change ALUA settings of an existing device.
  • Optimized processing of failover to minimize response time when a partner server has gone offline without proper shutdown. Please, see KB for more information.
  • Fixed processing of sync channel loss. The failover procedure involved the request of some extended status fields from the partner nodes, which could take long and exceed command processing timeout. This state could occur in some cases when running Windows Server 2019 and could lead to data loss.
  • Changed failover procedure to process sync channel loss without extended interaction with partners.

Management Console

  • Optimized UI performance.

Logs

  • CollectLogs script moved to the StarWind Service directory.

Update Option

  • Added an ability to update from the previous builds. The update procedure is described here.

StarWind VSAN for vSphere OVF version 20190226, Version V8, build 12859 (27 February 2019)

  • Linux Kernel updated.
  • Automatic rescan script updated.
  • Fixed a network layer implementation with eliminating possible data transfer issues under a heavy workload.
  • Improved performance compared with previous builds.
  • Added an ability to update from the previous builds. The update procedure is described here.
  • Updating is strongly recommended for systems that are running on previous builds of StarWind VSAN for vSphere!

StarWind VSAN for vSphere OVF version 20181210, Version V8, build 12658 (13 December 2018)

  • Linux Kernel update.
  • Fixed StarWindVSA.service startup output.
  • Fixed checking available underlying storage capacity during an HA device creation/extension

Synchronous replication

  • Fixed the issue with incorrect processing of storage hardware failures (introduced in build 12393). Before, in build 12393, disk storage failures on an HA node were sometimes left unprocessed. After the hardware issue was resolved and the HA node restarted, no correct full sync process was done, leading to the risk of data corruption. Updating is strongly recommended for systems running StarWind VSAN for vSphere V8 build 12393 and later!

StarWind Management Console

  • Added ACL and CHAP functionalities.

StarWind VSAN for vSphere OVF version 24092018, StarWind Service V8,
build 12533 (24 September 2018)

  • Linux Kernel update
  • Added Linux Software RAID support
  • Fixed StarWind service crashes when the size of L1 cache exceeds 3GB
  • Fixed StarWind service crashes when the L2 cache is assigned
  • Updated the automated storage rescan script
  • StarWind Management console is not included in this build. Management is done through the dedicated console.
  • Fixed issues with space allocation on the underlying storage during a device extension
  • Fixed issue with an empty header after resetting a VM
  • StarWind accepts connections only from ESXi iSCSI Software Adapter.
  • Fixed StarWind Events format in Management Console
  • Removed the "Mark as synchronized" option when HA device is in Maintenance mode