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Presented below for your convenience and information are the release notes of the latest releases.

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.0.3 Release - July 17th, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 4.0.3 is a maintenance release containing bug fixes.

Upgrading

SoftNAS recommends that a reboot of the instance be performed prior to performing an upgrade to ensure the upgrade process starts from a stable system.
It is important to note that for SnapReplication™, SNAP HA™, and DCHA™ environments, you must follow the documented upgrade process and perform this suggested reboot after deactivation has been completed.

Upgrading from 3.4.9 or later

1-click upgrades are supported from versions 3.4.9 and later to version 4.0.

For information on updating your instance: 

Updating Software

For upgrading a SNAP HA™ pairing:

Upgrading a SNAP HA™ pairing

Upgrading from versions before 3.4.9

For versions below 3.4.9, 1-click upgrades are not supported, and require a migration. Follow the instructions below to migrate, contact SoftNAS Support for assistance.

How To Migrate SoftNAS Cloud® Instances

Upgrading from an AWS PV Instance to AWS HVM Instance

Running SoftNAS Cloud on an AWS PV (paravirtual) instance is not supported.  You will need to migrate you SoftNAS instance from an AWS PV (paravirtual) instance to a supported AWS HVM (hardware virtual machine) instance.  Follow the instructions below to migrate or contact SoftNAS Support to for assistance.

How To Migrate SoftNAS Cloud® Instances

Fixed in 4.0.3

Improved NVMe Disk Support - Improved support for instances on AWS leveraging NVMe disks, such as the i3 series, M3 series and C5 series.

Platinum License fix - An issue in which a platinum license could not register to an account containing a space within the account name has been resolved.

SmartTier Beta Improvements - A kernel issue seen during continuous heavy client load has been resolved.

Errata 4.0.3

NVMe and EBS Backup and Restore known issue - Pools created with NVMe disks cannot be backed up using EBS Backup and Restore. 

RAID 5 Hot Spare Issue - If a drive fails on a heavily loaded system with a RAID 5 configuration, the hot spare feature may fail.
Recommended Action: If this occurs a restart of the instance will typically resolve the issue. If not resolved, contact SoftNAS Support.

Security fix – Closes a command injection vulnerabilityin the StorageCenter UI where the 'recentVersion' parameter is vulnerable to OS Command Injection when check and execute update operations are performed.


Note: Support of SoftNAS Cloud® Platinum edition beta features is limited to the duration of the beta program, and are not supported in production environments. Refer to SoftNAS Cloud License Agreement for additional details and restrictions on use of pre-release beta features.  

Note: Upon investigation of recent customer reports of poor performance, we have determined that a large percentage of these cases the customer has been impacted by rate limiting and throttling by the cloud providers. If you are experiencing performance related issues, we recommend first contacting your cloud provider and ask if you are being rate limited or throttled.

Note: Using any of the Azure Security Center Extension options (which are explained here) are not supported on SoftNAS Cloud® virtual machines.

Note: Your in-place upgrade can take up to 2 hours to complete if upgrading from version 3.4.9.4 or earlier. If updating from more recent versions, the update could still take some time (up to 45 minutes) for operating system updates to take place. Do NOT terminate the update while in progress else errors will occur. If you feel that your update is taking longer than expected, please contact SoftNAS Support for assistance and do not reboot your instance.

Note: SoftNAS Cloud will not prompt for a reboot post-update. Reboot will occur automatically. Schedule update to coincide with maintenance downtime.

Note: As of version 3.4.8 SoftNAS does not support launching SoftNAS Cloud® VMs on the Azure Classic Portal. The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the only supported platform on Azure.

Note: As of version 4.0, the technical requirements for our No Downtime Guarantee™ have changed. In particular, the following minimum requirements must be met:

  • Software version must be 4.0 or above.
  • Software updates must be applied within 30 days of availability.

For more details on our No Downtime Guarantee, click here.

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.0.2 Release - June 15th, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 4.0.2 is a maintenance release containing bug fixes.

Upgrading

SoftNAS recommends that a reboot of the instance be performed prior to performing an upgrade to ensure the upgrade process starts from a stable system.
It is important to note that for SnapReplication™, SNAP HA™, and DCHA™ environments, you must follow the documented upgrade process and perform this suggested reboot after deactivation has been completed.

Upgrading from 3.4.9 or later

1-click upgrades are supported from versions 3.4.9 and later to version 4.0.

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Upgrading a SNAP HA™ pairing

Upgrading from versions before 3.4.9

For versions below 3.4.9, 1-click upgrades are not supported, and require a migration. Follow the instructions below to migrate, contact SoftNAS Support for assistance.

How To Migrate SoftNAS Cloud® Instances

Upgrading from an AWS PV Instance to AWS HVM Instance

Running SoftNAS Cloud on an AWS PV (paravirtual) instance is not supported.  You will need to migrate you SoftNAS instance from an AWS PV (paravirtual) instance to a supported AWS HVM (hardware virtual machine) instance.  Follow the instructions below to migrate or contact SoftNAS Support to for assistance.

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SoftNAS Cloud® 4.0.1 Release - June 1st, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 4.0.1 is a maintenance release containing bug fixes.

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SoftNAS Cloud® 4.0 Release - May 28th, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.0 is a feature release containing new features, improvements and bug fixes.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.9 or later

1-click upgrades are supported from versions 3.4.9 and later to version 4.0.

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Upgrading a SNAP HA™ pairing

Upgrading from versions before 3.4.9

For versions below 3.4.9, 1-click upgrades are not supported, and require a migration. Follow the instructions below to migrate, contact SoftNAS Support for assistance.

How To Migrate SoftNAS Cloud® Instances

Upgrading from an AWS PV Instance to AWS HVM Instance

Running SoftNAS Cloud on an AWS PV (paravirtual) instance is not supported.  You will need to migrate you SoftNAS instance from an AWS PV (paravirtual) instance to a supported AWS HVM (hardware virtual machine) instance.  Follow the instructions below to migrate or contact SoftNAS Support to for assistance.

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SoftNAS Cloud® 3.7.3 Release - June 29th, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 3.7.3 is a maintenance release containing bug fixes.

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SoftNAS Cloud® 3.7.2 Release - March 28th, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 3.7.2 is a maintenance release containing bug fixes.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® 3.7.1 Release - Feb 20, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 3.7.1 is a maintenance release containing bug fixes.

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With the current release, we are including a kernel update for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. As SoftNAS Cloud® is hosted on AWS, Azure, and VMware platforms, this kernel update and fixes provided by each platform will mitigate the risk. As such, no action beyond upgrading to the latest version of SoftNAS Cloud® is necessary.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® 3.7 Release - JAN 22nd, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 3.7 is a feature release containing new features, beta additions, improvements and bug fixes.

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With the current release, we are including a kernel update for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. As SoftNAS Cloud® is hosted on AWS, Azure, and VMware platforms, this kernel update and fixes provided by each platform will mitigate the risk. As such, no action beyond upgrading to the latest version of SoftNAS Cloud® is necessary.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® 3.6.1 Release - Oct 26th, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 3.6.1 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® 3.6 Release - Sept 18th, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise 3.6 is a feature release containing new features, beta additions, improvements and bug fixes. 

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.5.6 Release - July 28th , 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 3.5.6 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.5.6 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.5.5 Release - July 17th , 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 3.5.5 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.5.5 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.5.4 Release - June 28th , 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 3.5.4 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.5.4 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.5.3 Release - June 23rd , 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 3.5.3 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.5.3 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.5.2 Release - June 19th , 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 3.5.2 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.5.3 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.5.1 Release - June 9th , 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 3.5.1 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.5 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.5 Release - June 1st , 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.5 is a feature release containing linux and kernel updates, fixes, and improvements. Version 3.5 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.7 Release - March 27, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.7 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.4.9.7 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.6

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.6 Release - March 03, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.6 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.4.9.6 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.5

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.5 Release - Feb 21, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.5 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.4.9.5 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.4

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.4 Release - Dec 21, 2016 

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.4 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements.  Version 3.4.9.4 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS. 

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.2

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.3 Release - Nov 21, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.3 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.4.9.3 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.2

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.2 Release - Nov 15, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.2 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.4.9.2 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.1

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.1 Release - Oct 25, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9.1 is a maintenance release containing fixes, and improvements. Version 3.4.9.1 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.9 Release - Sept 15, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.9 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.9 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.8 Release - Sept 1, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.8 is a maintenance release containing feature additions, fixes, and improvements. Version 3.4.8 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.8

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.7.4 Release - Aug 19, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.7.4 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.7.4 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud. Upgrading to this release is highly recommended for anyone leveraging Cloud Disks.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.7

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.7.3 Release - Aug 2, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.7.3 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.7.3 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.7

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.7.2 Release - June 13, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.7.2 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.7.2 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.7

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Version 3.4.7.1 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.7.1 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.7

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.7 Release - May 16, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.7 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.7 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.7

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.6.2 Release - March 30, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.6.2 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.6.2 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.6

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.6.1 Release - March 21, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.6.1 is an optional maintenance release containing upgrades that allow use of AWS' new Flexible Consumption Pricing model. If not switching to the Flexible Consumption Pricing model, this upgrade can be skipped. Version 3.4.6.1 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.6

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.6 Release - March 08, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.6 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.6 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.6

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.5 Release - January 13, 2016

Overview

Version 3.4.5 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.5 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.5

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.4 Release - December 22, 2015

Overview

Version 3.4.4 is a maintenance release containing critical fixes and improvements. Version 3.4.4 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS® Cloud NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.4

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.3 Release - December 4, 2015

Overview

Version 3.4.3 fixes a licensing issue in 3.4.0-3.4.2 for SoftNAS Cloud Standard on AWS Marketplace. Version 3.4.3 is compatible with all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.2

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.2 Release - November 21, 2015

Overview

Versions 3.4.2 provides additional security to major release version 3.4.0. Version 3.4.2 for all editions of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS is available. Upgrading to version 3.4.2 is highly recommended to address critical feature and security enhancements.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 or 3.4.1

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SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.0 Release - November 10, 2015

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® NAS 3.4.0 is a maintenance release containing feature additions, fixes, and improvements.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4:

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