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

WARNING: If updating from an older version, such as 3.4.9.4, your update can take up to 2 hours for the update to complete. Do NOT terminate the update while in progress else errors may occur. If you feel that your update is taking longer than 2 hours, please contact SoftNAS support for assistance and do not reboot your instance.

Note: SoftNAS 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 3.4.9.7, the technical requirements for our No Downtime Guarantee have changed. In particular, the following minimum requirements must be met:

  • Software version must be 3.4.9.7 or above.
  • Software updates must be applied within 30 days of availability.

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

Note: We have also updated our sizing guidance for SofTNAS instances on both Azure and AWS platforms.

  • General Purpose: For General Purpose workloads, the below sizes are a good starting point with regards to memory and CPU resources. The recommended instances are suited to handle processing and caching for workloads with minimal requirements for network bandwidth:
    • AWS: M4.2Xlarge
    • Azure: DS4_v2
       
  • High Performance: Workloads that are read intensive will benefit from larger memory-based read cache. The additional CPU resources will also provide better performance when deduplication, encryption, compression and/or RAID are enabled:
    • AWS: M4.4Xlarge
    • Azure: DS5_v2
       
  • Extreme Performance: The below options are ideal for heavier workloads that require a very high speed network connection due to the amount of data transferred over a network. In addition to the very high speed network, this level of VM gives you additional storage, CPU and memory:
    • AWS: M4.10Xlarge
    • Azure: DS15_v2

SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.7 Release - March 27, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.5

Reboot Required for AWS and VMware instances if updating from 3.4.9.5 or earlier. No reboot required for upgrades from 3.4.9.6

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

Reboot Required for AWS and VMware instances if updating from 3.4.9.5 or earlier. No reboot required for upgrades from 3.4.9.6.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

New in SoftNAS Cloud® 3.4.9.7

Instance support update - New instance sizes supported in the AWS Marketplace.

Fixed in SoftNAS Cloud® 3.4.9.7

Improved Disk Status Reporting for HA failover - Failover is now triggered if an individual pool becomes unavailable, rather than only during a node failure.

Update Warning - Language added to beginning of update process logs reminding customers that an update can take up to two hours, and not to reboot system.


SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.6 Release - March 03, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.5

Reboot required for AWS and VMware instances.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

Reboot Required for AWS and VMware instances.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

Fixed in SoftNAS Cloud® 3.4.9.6

High Availability IP re-assignment issue - Fixed an issue in which the virtual IP address would not reassign itself to the primary node after a hard failover (ie, shut-down of primary node) and node recovery. This resulted in being unable to connect to CIFS and NFS shares post failover.



SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.5 Release - Feb 21, 2017

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.4

Reboot required for AWS and VMware instances.

WARNING: Due to the size of the 3.4.9.5 update, it can take up to 2 hours for the update to complete. Do NOT terminate the update while in progress else errors may occur. If you feel that your update is taking longer than 2 hours, please contact SoftNAS support for assistance and do not reboot your instance.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

Reboot Required for AWS and VMware instances.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

WARNING: Due to the size of the 3.4.9.5 update, it can take up to 2 hours for the update to complete. Do NOT terminate the update while in progress else errors may occur. If you feel that your update is taking longer than 2 hours, please contact SoftNAS support for assistance and do not reboot your instance.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

New in SoftNAS Cloud® 3.4.9.5

Improved Disk Status Reporting for HA failover - Failover is now triggered if an individual pool becomes unavailable, rather than only during a node failure.

Sipcalc included in installation package - This allows SoftNAS HA to operate in isolated environments (without access to the internet) without needing to connect externally for sipcalc download.

SnapReplicate Throttling Improvements - Throttling now operates on all streams, rather than a per stream basis, ensuring that total outbound replication is throttled, rather than per individual volumes.Throttling levels update according to available bandwidth based on iptables. Throttling can be enabled and disabled through settings.

Improved logging/support reports - Additional log files files added to default list of log files submitted when a support report if generated and sent to SoftNAS support, to make troubleshooting easier.

Fixed in SoftNAS Cloud® 3.4.9.5

NFS Bind Issue causing Client Mount hang fixed - An issue that caused client mounts to hang, and resulted in "stale file handle" errors. This has now been resolved.

Deletion of Disks in Active Pool Prevented - A "loophole" in which it was possible to accidentally delete a disk in an active pool has now been prevented.

Kerberos DNS issue fixed - Fixed an issue hard-coding Kerberos to a single KDC/Admin Server, rather than using DNS lookup to find a KDC/Admin server. This eliminates KDC/Admin Server as a single point of failure.

Hosts File Issue corrected - Fixed a bug in which the etc/hosts file would not return with correct values after a reboot in some cases.

Volume Naming Issue corrected - Users can now create volumes of the same name on different pools.

Snapclone Volume Mount issue fixed - A bug in which volumes created from Snapclones within the UI (but not if mounted from command line) would appear but without data has been resolved.

Consumption-based licensing persistent billing error message resolved - An issue in which the “Can not connect to AWS Billing” error would persist even after connectivity issues were fixed has now been eliminated.

Replication Hang Issue Resolved - Fixed an issue where replication could hang for lengthy periods without an error or notification.

Samba/NFS Failover issue - After a failover, Delta-Sync by design temporarily shuts down Samba and NFS to prevent data loss during a transfer. The ability to restart the service immediately has been introduced.

Premium Disk Raid 0 Pool Creation Error fixed - An erroneous error when creating a RAID 0 pool from P20 512GB Azure disks has been resolved.

Delta-Sync File-mapping issue fixed - An issue in which failures could occur due to Delta-Sync failing to map files correctly to .CSV has been resolved.

VIP mapping failure upon reboot fixed - An issue was occurring when a reboot was performed when HA was deactivated resulting in loss of the VIP(becomes unassigned). This has now been resolved.

Ensured that a reboot prompt is provided after each update.

Log verbiage fix - Improved instructions matching the user interface have been introduced in log messages to resolve SnapReplicate failures.

S3 bucket name fix - Numerical values can now be applied to bucket names.

Errata for SoftNAS Cloud® 3.4.9.5

If updating a SnapReplicate™ pairing to 3.4.9.5 according to the instructions found here, you may run across an error in which SoftNAS Cloud falsely reports SnapReplicate™ as still active, but with the deactivate button to continue the process grayed out.
Recommended Action: If the above occurs, switch to the SnapReplicate/Snap HA tab, and activate and deactivate replication, then return to the update process.



SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.4 Release - Dec 21, 2016 

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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®. 

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.2

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.

Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.3 Release - Nov 21, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.2

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.2 Release - Nov 15, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9.1

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.9.1 Release - Oct 25, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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®.

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.4.0 through 3.4.9

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 3.4.8 Release - Sept 1, 2016

Overview

SoftNAS Cloud® 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

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A reboot is required for any users leveraging cloud disks.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HA™ pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

A reboot is required in order to see the benefits of the fixes added in this release. Existing functionality will not be affected pending reboot. SoftNAS recommends upgrading during a maintenance window.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A reboot is required in order to see the benefits of the fixes added in this release. Existing functionality will not be affected pending reboot. SoftNAS recommends upgrading during a maintenance window.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

A number of S3 improvements are included as part of the upgrade. To take full advantage of the S3 improvements, a reboot is required. S3 Cloud Disks will continue to function without a reboot, but at the pre-upgrade level of functionality.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

A number of S3 improvements are included as part of the upgrade. To take full advantage of the S3 improvements, a reboot is required. S3 Cloud Disks will continue to function without a reboot, but at the pre-upgrade level of functionality.

Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud 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

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4

No reboot is required.
Follow instructions to upgrade a highly available SNAP HATM pair.


Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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SoftNAS Cloud® 3.4.0 Release - November 10, 2015

Overview

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

Upgrading

Upgrading from 3.3.3 or 3.3.4:

No reboot is required.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate.

Upgrading from versions prior to 3.3.3

1-click upgrades are not supported from versions older than 3.3.3. Follow instructions to migrate, or Contact SoftNAS Support to schedule an upgrade session.

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