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

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.2.1 Release - Feb 13th, 2019

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.2.1 is a maintenance release containing security updates and bug fixes.

New in 4.2.1

Kernel update and vulnerability fixes - SoftNAS Cloud is now updated to kernel version 4.14.87, and patched to address relevant kernel vulnerabilities, as well as Azure storage drivers. Kernel vulnerabilities have been researched, and the results posted in the following knowledgebase article to help you determine relevance: 

Responding to the results of a security scan

Recommended minimum Instance/VM requirements - As  of the SoftNAS Cloud 4.2.1 release, SoftNAS recommends that customers only deploy SoftNAS Cloud Instances/VMs with minimum system resources of 16GB or more of RAM and 4 or more vCPUs.

Fixed in 4.2.1

NGINX security issue fixed – An authentication bypass vulnerability has been fixed. This issue only affects SoftNAS Cloud v 4.2, and is only externally exploitable for customers who have not followed best practices in restricting StorageCenter port access to only their private networks and/or IP-restricted client as documented in Instance Planning: Security(15764)

EBS Backup and Restore issue fixed - An issue in which EBS backups would not complete on certain AWS instance sizes on 4.2 has been resolved. (15586)

EBS Backup and Restore/NVMe issue fixed - An issue in which if NVMe EBS disks were used, EBS backup and restore would be unable to restore the data, has been resolved. (15425)

SmartTiers Scheduling issue resolved - Events scheduled for evening with a morning end time (for example 8pm -3am) would not process properly because the system assumed the scheduled events were the same day and therefore in conflict. This issue has been resolved. 

Azure OMS agent new service name issue -Scripts to prevent the incompatible OMS agent from running were updated in order to reflect a new service name for the agent.



Note: SoftNAS does not support running the ASM and OMS Azure Extensions. If SoftNAS detects these agents running during a periodic scan, the agent will be de-installed by SoftNAS, proper removal of these Azure extensions must occur through the Azure portal (more information here). 

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: Your in-place upgrade can take up to an hour 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: For version 4.2,  our No Downtime Guarantee™ has the following minimum technical requirements:

  • Software version must be 4.2 or above.
  • Software updates must be applied within 30 days of availability.

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



SoftNAS Cloud® 4.2 Release - November 15th, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.2 is a maintenance release containing security updates, performance improvements and bug fixes.

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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: Your in-place upgrade can take up to an hour 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.

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  • Software version must be 4.2 or above.
  • Software updates must be applied within 30 days of availability.

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

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.1 Release - September 17th, 2018

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 4.1 is a feature release containing new features, improvements and bug fixes.

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SoftNAS Cloud® 4.0.3 Release - July 18th, 2018

Overview

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

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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.Note: Support of


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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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Deleted SoftNAS SmartTiers Pools not recoverable - After successful deletion of  SmartTier pool,  SmartTier Container pools may be listed as available to import, however, these pools do not contain valid data and re-importing or recreating the SmartTier SmartTiers pool from them is not possible.

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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.

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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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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 SmartTiers™ feature of SoftNAS Cloud® Platinum Beta, you can define policies to create auto-tiered storage, automatically keeping the most recently accessed data on higher performance storage while older data can be aged and moved to less expensive, lower performance storage. 

Note: For version 3.7, SmartTiers™ does not support iSCSI deployments. 

Note: For version 3.7, the SmartTiers™ user interface supports the configuration of up to 4 tiers.  SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise includes ongoing entitlement of a minimum of 2 tiers, but SoftNAS reserves the right to reduce the number of entitled tiers to less than 4 in future releases.

Note: For version 3.7, SmartTiers™ only supports storage tiers residing in the same cloud.  Configuration of tiers that span multiple clouds is not supported. 

Veeam Backup Improvements - In a joint technology partnership, SoftNAS® has worked to deliver ground-breaking performance for Veeam, including Veeam’s full and synthetic full cloud-backup jobs using SoftNAS Cloud® Essentials. SoftNAS® and Veeam customers now have access to the most cost-effective, multi-cloud storage options, while simultaneously improving RTPO (recovery time and point objectives) for data archival, backup and storage jobs. Enterprises can deploy SoftNAS Cloud® flexibly, either on-premises running in a VMware VM or on AWS and Azure clouds. 

Optimizations for Veeam backups provide the performance of a dedicated, always-on enterprise NAS at near block performance on object storage. Combined with patent-pending innovations like ObjFast™ and unique performance-enhancements focused around Veeam backups, SoftNAS Cloud® delivers the fastest and best place to store your Veeam backups in the cloud.

Azure Service Principal support - Service Principals can now be leveraged on Azure SoftNAS Cloud instances.

Resumable Replication - SoftNAS Cloud® now offers resumable replication, ensuring data transfers that are interrupted are resumed as soon as your SoftNAS Cloud® instance/virtual machine is available again.

Improved Windows VSS support - Windows VSS now displays multiple snapshots, allowing access to multiple snapshots of a given file.

NFS Settings update - Added a button labeled 'Apply Changes' to allow changes to take effect on the running system.

Email Notification Test - Users can now test their Email Notification settings. A button will trigger a test email to be sent to the account settings specified.

Selective Volume Replication - By default all volumes are set to replicate. This enhancement allows you to exclude/disable a volume from the replication schedule.

Fixed in SoftNAS Cloud® 3.7

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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.

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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. 

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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®.

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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®.

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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®.

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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®.

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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®.

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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®.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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