Build4.0.0-737October 14, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.0

Overview

This update provides stability fixes for the Backup Gateway service.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-37755, VSTOR-37723] Stability improvements for Backup Gateway with enabled geo-replication.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to complete the update.

Build4.0.0-734October 6, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.0

Overview

In this release, Acronis Cyber Infrastructure provides a wide range of new features that enhance the end-user experience and service providers’ interoperability. The improvements cover networking, storage core, appliance, object storage, monitoring, performance charts and localization. Additionally, this release delivers stability improvements and addresses the issues found in previous releases.

What's new

Networking

  • Exclusive traffic type reassignment and cluster IP address change. It is now possible to change the configuration of exclusive traffic types or IP addresses in the cluster. It is needed when the node IP address has changed, but network topology remains the same, or if the network subnet has changed. It is also possible now to reassign the service traffic type when a customer wants to relocate a service to another network (for example, move the “Storage” traffic type to a dedicated network).

Core storage

  • Node locations as new failure domains. A failure domain defines a scope (a location) within which services might go down together. Now all the nodes can be assigned to specific locations: rooms, rows, and racks. Locations provide for redundancy among the failure domains. This gives an additional, flexible way for service providers to utilize the available hardware more efficiently, while delivering high availability.
  • Improved latency and performance. Technical optimization in the kernel and networking.

    • Erasure coding is now available for running virtual machines.
    • The erasure coding self-healing process now has less impact on the performance.
    • The networking subsystem in the storage has been improved for lower l/O latency and CPU consumption.
    • RDMA performance and stability have been improved. Now, RDMA moves from evaluation to production-ready.

Appliance

  • Adding a new Acronis Cyber Appliance to an existing cluster. The Acronis Cyber Appliance can now be added to an existing cluster deployed on another appliance or other hardware.
  • Acronis Cyber Appliance automated installation using all connected network interfaces. Acronis Cyber Appliance can now have any available network interface and connectivity option selected during the installation. It makes a better fit for the existing datacenter physical network infrastructure.

Object storage

  • S3 geo-replication improvements.

    • Improved security for geo-replication (ACL for buckets)
    • User-level and bucket-level customization of S3 geo-replication
  • S3 bucket access log. Now the records of requests to a bucket can be provided and stored in another bucket. In addition, the end users can enable the access log via Amazon S3 API and get detailed information about the objects in their buckets.

Monitoring and alerting

  • Dashboard for performance and statistics charts for S3. You can now monitor:

    • Service board – S3 GW, NS, OS services availability, rate of operational requests, bandwidth, and GET and PUT latency.
    • Geo-replication board – Service availability, error rates, replication backlog, queue depth, and bandwidth.
  • Dashboard for performance and statistics charts for NFS. You can now monitor the availability of NFS servers and services, usage, shares, exports, latency, IOPS, and bandwidth.

Localization

  • Chinese language localization for the admin panel and documentation
  • Japanese language localization for the admin panel and documentation

Other enhancements

  • Rescue mode for virtual machines. Rescue mode provides a mechanism to access the virtual machine's boot volume in case the virtual machine experiences boot problems.
  • Distributed virtual router. The virtual routing architecture has been changed from centric to distributed (across all compute nodes).
  • QoS policies for virtual machine volumes. The storage policy has been extended with additional parameters that define the IOPS and bandwidth limits of virtual machine volumes.
  • Paging for compute and common objects in the admin panel. Improved the admin panel performance for a large number of virtual machines.
  • VLAN-based network management for virtual machines. Simplified the process of creating VLAN-based networks for virtual machines.
  • More supported guest operating systems. Added support for Debian 10, CentOS 8, and Ubuntu 20.04.x.
  • Disabled pNFS. pNFS is now disabled by default and cannot be enabled for any forthcoming use cases.

Important notes

  • Legacy iSCSI targets (created before 2.5 version) will be deprecated in future releases. To migrate legacy iSCSI targets, follow the guidelines in section “7.2.1. Managing Legacy iSCSI Targets” in the Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Administrator Guide.
  • During the upgrade, custom public endpoints for OpenStack API that use a domain name instead of IP addresses will be replaced with the default values. This can lead to OpenStack API unavailability if these endpoints are used to connect third-party software or to manage the infrastructure. To make the endpoint configuration persistent after the upgrade, follow the instructions in section "8.7. Setting a DNS name for the compute API" in the Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.0 Administrator Command Line Guide.

Fixed issues

Compute networking

  • [VSTOR-33859] After virtual router creation, the internal IP address goes down.

Compute service

  • [VSTOR-32173] The docker service has no log rotation.
  • [VSTOR-30506] Floating IPs and virtual routers are not available after removing nodes from the compute cluster.
  • [VSTOR-32120] The dashboard service may get stuck in a restart loop.
  • [VSTOR-34054] Storage space usage in a project is calculated incorrectly for volumes with snapshots after their storage policy has been changed.
  • [VSTOR-32238] Kubernetes cluster creation hangs if it cannot access the public Docker hub.
  • [VSTOR-30975] The noVNC console sends duplicate keystrokes to Windows virtual machines.
  • [VSTOR-35034] Unable to remove a load balancer while in the “deployment_failed” state.
  • [VSTOR-33202] Cannot deploy the compute cluster after reassigning the "Internal management" traffic type.
  • [VSTOR-32237] Load balancers are in the “error” state after the update to version 3.5.1.

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-33017] The archive server client crashes during reconnection.
  • [VSTOR-33577] Links between a frontend chunk object and an internal journal file system object may be broken.
  • [VSTOR-31951] Avoid unnecessary reconfiguration of allocated disks.
  • [VSTOR-32782] Storage services deployed on the same disk generate an exception in logs.
  • [VSTOR-33012] The same disk can be assigned twice in two parallel bulk assign tasks.
  • [VSTOR-30931] After assigning roles to a node disk during the cluster creation and reassigning them afterwards, the node may appear as "Failed."

High availability for admin panel

  • [VSTOR-34723] An unnoticed failure to replicate the management node database may cause the compute metadata loss.

Backup storage

  • [VSTOR-34891] The Backup Gateway geo-replication command breaks compatibility.
  • [VSTOR-32028] The Backup Gateway utility does not correctly accept a password containing spaces from stdin.

Object storage

  • [VSTOR-27097] Unable to start replication of a bucket with a large number of objects.
  • [VSTOR-30376] It is possible to remove the single node with the S3 configuration from the S3 cluster.
  • [VSTOR-30622] The NFS remains active and running after the node has been released from an NFS cluster.

Updates

  • [VSTOR-31734] The upgrade from version 2.5 to 3.0 fails due to the installed GeoIP module.
  • [VSTOR-35014] Failed to download updates due to a newer version on the update server.
  • [VSTOR-33446] Under certain circumstances, downloading packages may fail.
  • [VSTOR-26542] After an update with enabled high availability, the admin panel may become unavailable.

Installer

  • [VSTOR-35352] During installation, the specified hostnames are converted to lowercase.

User interface

  • [VSTOR-34770] The problem report location is missing if there is no Internet connection.
  • [VSTOR-34387] Improve the text for the "Incorrect journaling settings" alert.
  • [VSTOR-32933] Email notifications sent via SMTP do not contain the cluster name.
  • [VSTOR-30216] Unable to interpret special symbols in passwords.
  • [VSTOR-20993] Several services are not configured to restart automatically.
  • [VSTOR-25662] The old product version is displayed after a successful update.
  • [VSTOR-27237] License capacity is shown as ”Total” in the physical space widget.
  • [VSTOR-9422] A 25 Gbit network card is reported as a 10 Gbit network card in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-36654] Redis stores superfluous failed task metadata.
  • [VSTOR-33809] NFS4 is not selected by default in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-32756] Network counters differ in the admin panel and inside a load balancer virtual machine.
  • [VSTOR-14465] There is no “Security” field validation when saving email settings.
  • [VSTOR-6694] Check boxes are too bright on very light displays.

Known issues

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-30111] The chunk service fails during a journal resize.
  • [VSTOR-34465] Global Catalog in Acronis Cyber Backup does not reclaim the last chunks of RAID6 files.

User interface

  • [VSTOR-32254] The management node does not return a clear backup status if high availability is enabled.
  • [VSTOR-35443] The admin panel does not update the node status while the backend is busy.
  • [VSTOR-35900] Placements associated with images are displayed in the virtual machine creation wizard.

Installer

  • [VSTOR-30581] In the installation wizard, it is not possible to turn on the network time if it was turned off on the previous step.

Obtaining the release

You can upgrade Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 to 4.0 in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section. A reboot is required to complete the upgrade. Upgraded nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service and the admin panel might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build3.5.5-41October 6, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 5.1

Overview

This update provides bug fixes and improvements.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-36967] Optimize the schedule of periodic tasks to minimize the number of false-positive "Node is offline" alerts.
  • [VSTOR-35658] Under certain circumstances, load balancers may fail to create.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.5-25July 21, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 5

Overview

This update provides new features, as well as bug fixes and improvements.

What's new

  • [VSTOR-35011] Support for Ubuntu 20.04 as a guest operating system.
  • [VSTOR-33917] The compute service is available as an Early Access functionality.
  • [VSTOR-34374] Starting from version 3.5.5, Acronis Cyber Appliance can be joined to an existing cluster.
  • [VSTOR-33519] Possibility to configure Backup Gateway geo-replication for Acronis Cyber Backup.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-30767] An update to a new major release may fail with the error "Updates to multiple product versions are available."
  • [VSTOR-34750] After failed VM evacuations, resource allocations are duplicated.
  • [VSTOR-35234, VSTOR-34970, VSTOR-34660, VSTOR-35001, VSTOR-34836, VSTOR-34636, VSTOR-34463, VSTOR-34322] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

Update 5 will become available only after Update 4 is installed (Update 4 installation is mandatory and cannot be skipped). You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.4-28July 6, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 4.2

Overview

This update provides improvements for the Backup Gateway service.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.4-26June 17, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 4.1

Overview

This update provides a fix for the Backup Gateway service.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-34504] Backup agents with version 12.5.15300 or older fail to connect to a new Backup Gateway service.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.4-24June 11, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 4

Overview

This update provides new features, as well as bug fixes and improvements.

What's new

  • [VSTOR-32909] Renamed Appliance to Acronis Cyber Appliance.
  • [VSTOR-29661] Possibility to use any RJ-45 or SFP+ network interface to onboard Acronis Cyber Appliance to a network environment.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-33730] Nodes may be shown as "offline" in the admin panel after releasing a failed CS disk.
  • [VSTOR-33712] The false-positive alerts "Node is offline" may appear.
  • [VSTOR-33672] The update from version 3.0 to 3.5 may fail due to incorrect file permissions.
  • [VSTOR-33634] With installed Nagios, the update from version 3.0 to 3.5 may fail due to a package conflict.
  • [VSTOR-31645] A bond interface in the 802.3ad mode created during the installation does not start after boot.
  • [VSTOR-33727] After VM migration, there can be no ARP announcement.
  • [VSTOR-30676, VSTOR-33824, VSTOR-33775, VSTOR-33774, VSTOR-33756, VSTOR-33525, VSTOR-33471, VSTOR-33257, VSTOR-33236, VSTOR-33151, VSTOR-32992, VSTOR-32969, VSTOR-32968, VSTOR-32332] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.3-25May 25, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 3.2

Overview

This update provides a stability fix for the metadata service.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-32856] Unreadable files may be created when using erasure coding during the upgrade from version 3.0 to 3.5.

Installing the update

The update fixes the upgrade procedure from version 3.0 to 3.5. The issue is mitigated by upgrading to this hotfix. Installing this hotfix on clusters already running version 3.5 has no effect. If your cluster is running version 3.5 and you experience this issue, please contact the technical support.

Build3.5.3-22May 19, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 3.1

Overview

This update provides improvements for the Backup Gateway service.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.3-18April 29, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 3

Overview

This update provides bug fixes and improvements.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-33034] Assigning tier 0 to a cache disk makes no effect. The disk does not receive the "journal_tier" parameter and can be used by storage disks of other tiers.
  • [VSTOR-33032] S3 cluster creation fails with a timeout, because of a wrong DNS resolution from the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-32910] An update fails when a node cannot enter the maintenance mode, because its CS has an incorrect state.
  • [VSTOR-32867] A drive is shown as "Failed" after an update to version 3.5.2 in Microsoft Azure.
  • [VSTOR-32767] The Kubernetes cluster cannot be deployed if its VM is attached to a network without configured nameservers.
  • [VSTOR-32451] The update from version 3.0.5 to 3.5.2 fails with a one-hour timeout.
  • [VSTOR-31845] Kubernetes cluster creation fails after choosing a storage policy not added to project quotas.
  • [VSTOR-31053] After assigning roles to a node disk during the cluster creation and reassigning them afterwards, the node may appear as "Failed."
  • [VSTOR-32517, VSTOR-32433, VSTOR-32423, VSTOR-29406, VSTOR-32970, VSTOR-32997] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.2-39April 16, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 2.2

Overview

This update provides a stability fix for the metadata service.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-32856] Unreadable files may be created when using erasure coding during the upgrade from version 3.0 to 3.5.

Installing the update

The update fixes the upgrade procedure from version 3.0 to 3.5. The issue is mitigated by upgrading to this hotfix. Installing this hotfix on clusters already running version 3.5 has no effect. If your cluster is running version 3.5 and you experience this issue, please contact the technical support.

Build3.5.2-35April 9, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 2.1

Overview

This update provides a stability fix for the metadata service.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-30452] The metadata service may restart after the upgrade from version 3.0 to 3.5.

Installing the update

The update fixes the upgrade procedure from version 3.0 to 3.5. The issue is mitigated by upgrading to this hotfix. Installing this hotfix on clusters already running version 3.5 has no effect. If your cluster is running version 3.5 and you experience this issue, please contact the technical support.

Build3.5.2-34March 31, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 2

Overview

This update provides new features, as well as bug fixes and improvements.

What's new

  • [VSTOR-16148] AMD EPYC CPU support.
  • [VSTOR-31832] Possibility to customize the self-service panel title.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-31884, VSTOR-31885] Update from version 3.5.0 to 3.5.1 may get stuck in the "Updating" status.
  • [VSTOR-31860] The root partition on Kubernetes master nodes is not resized to the specified volume size.
  • [VSTOR-31670] Kubernetes cluster creation may fail with "Failed to download Kubeconfig" error.
  • [VSTOR-31218] Unable to update 3.5 clusters in Microsoft Azure (also affects clusters that have little space on the boot partition).
  • [VSTOR-31204] Empty graphs after update from version 3.0.5 to 3.5.1.
  • [VSTOR-31023] Cannot create a management node backup if tier 0 has no assigned disks.
  • [VSTOR-32297] Failed to exit the maintenance mode because the window is blocked by a spinner.
  • [VSTOR-31854] Impossible to bring down a bonded interface with a VLAN assigned to it.
  • [VSTOR-31786] Wrong timezone of a new Kubernetes cluster.
  • [VSTOR-31653, VSTOR-31032, VSTOR-32223, VSTOR-32108, VSTOR-32036, VSTOR-31874, VSTOR-31650] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.5.1-51March 20, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 1.3

Overview

This update provides a stability fix for Backup Gateway.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-31959] Acronis Backup Gateway may be unstable.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update.

Build3.5.1-48March 6, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 1.2

Overview

This update provides an important bug fix for the 3.0 to 3.5 upgrade procedure.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-31674] Backend's client certificate is not updated properly, which breaks connections to updated agents during upgrade from version 3.0 to 3.5.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update.

Build3.5.1-45March 3, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 1.1

Overview

This update provides an important bug fix for Acronis Backup Gateway.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-31604] Backup Gateway may be unstable.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update.

Build3.5.1-43February 28, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 Update 1

Overview

This update provides a new feature, as well as fixes and improvements.

What's new

  • Localized the admin and self-service panels into Chinese and Japanese.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-30622] vstorage-nfs.service remains active and running after the node has been released from an NFS cluster.
  • [VSTOR-30555] Backend may not connect to agent after upgrade to version 3.5 due to incorrect CN in client.crt.
  • [VSTOR-30540] yum gets unfinished transactions if docker container cannot be stopped forcibly.
  • [VSTOR-30535] Compute bridge interfaces can be missing after upgrade to version 3.5 from certain builds.
  • [VSTOR-32214] Logging in to S3 console can fail with a 'Network failure' error when connecting via HTTP instead of HTTPS.
  • [VSTOR-30459] iSCSI LUNs can disconnect for short periods of time.
  • [VSTOR-30353] NFS service may be in the 'INACTIVE' state.
  • [VSTOR-30179] Automatically restart abgw.service after the 'Promote to primary cluster' operation.
  • [VSTOR-30135] No read/write data on dashboards if multipath is configured.
  • [VSTOR-30003] Unable to release node from cluster: 'Unable to send message to any node in ABGW cluster'.
  • [VSTOR-31088] No reason for VM build failure shown if fixed IP address is already in use.
  • [VSTOR-31026] Unable to create a VM with a specified static IP on a public interface from the self-service panel.
  • [VSTOR-30887, VSTOR-29938, VSTOR-29841, VSTOR-28109, VSTOR-27947, VSTOR-30599, VSTOR-30575, VSTOR-30549, VSTOR-30106, VSTOR-30104, VSTOR-30083, VSTOR-29995, VSTOR-29988, VSTOR-29973, VSTOR-29952, VSTOR-29924, VSTOR-29888, VSTOR-29745, VSTOR-29393, VSTOR-29392, VSTOR-29359, VSTOR-29108, VSTOR-28109, VSTOR-27947, VSTOR-27200, VSTOR-17040] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build3.5.0-812January 28, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5

Overview

In this release, Acronis Cyber Infrastructure provides a wide range of new features that improve the performance, manageability and availability of clusters storing and running cyber protection workloads. Additionally, the update delivers stability improvements and addresses bugs found in previous releases.

What's new

Management, maintainability and availability

  • Maintenance mode. Enables field technicians to perform maintenance operations on physical nodes while keeping workloads online. When a node enters maintenance mode, the platform attempts to migrate running workloads to other nodes with available resources.
  • Automatic storage role assignment for replacement disks. It is now possible to automatically assign the storage role to replacement disks. When an administrator replaces a storage drive, it is formatted, assigned the storage role, and added to the cluster. This feature is disabled by default.
  • Non-disruptive rolling updates. Cluster updates or upgrades that require node reboots can now be performed without workload downtime.
  • Support for migration from VMware to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure. It is now possible to migrate virtual machines running on VMware vCenter version 5.0 and newer to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure.
  • Compute user experience enhancements. It is now possible to provision additional compute services during and after compute cluster deployment. These include Kubernetes as a service, load balancing as a service, granular VM placements, and compute metering.

Core storage

  • Erasure coding for single-node clusters. New erasure coding schemas 1+1 and 3+1 are available for redundancy against disk failures in single-node clusters with 2 or 4 storage disks.

Backup storage

  • New backup destination. Backup Gateway presets for Cloudian.
  • CLI Management. It is now possible to perform all the actions possible in the backup storage user interface using the vinfra command.

Block storage

  • Grafana dashboard for block storage. The performance, load and status of target groups and targets can be monitored from the pre-configured Grafana dashboard.

Object storage

  • Support for AWS Signature Version 4 requests. Increases security and efficiency of S3 transactions. Ensures the compatibility of the object storage service in Acronis Cyber Infrastructure with any application using SigV4 authentication.
  • Object locking API support. It is now possible to store objects using the write-once-read-many (WORM) model. After the upgrade to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5, it will be possible to create buckets with object lock enabled.

Localization

  • User interface localized into German, Brazil Portuguese, and Spanish.

Fixed issues

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-17902] Storage cluster names must not exceed 50 characters.
  • [VSTOR-23586] Improved RAM consumption and memory management for nodes with more than 100 drives.

Acronis Backup Gateway

  • [VSTOR-25425, VSTOR-27035, VSTOR-27743] Acronis Backup Gateway geo-replication improvements.
  • [VSTOR-26832] Acronis Backup Gateway restart is required if the S3 backend is stuck.

Block storage

  • [VSTOR-25145] The Active/Optimized path is normally chosen by the initiator (Explicit ALUA). If the initiator cannot do so (either does not support it or times out), the path is chosen by the storage itself (Implicit ALUA).

Compute service

  • [VSTOR-15978] No information shown in Overview while a node is being added to an existing compute cluster.

Compute networking

  • [VSTOR-6664] It is now possible to create bond and VLAN connections on a network interface with the VM Public traffic type.

High availability for admin panel

  • [VSTOR-16823] In some cases, a node could be treated as "offline" for a while after the HA cluster had been created.
  • [VSTOR-18730, VSTOR-21170] If only a private network is used in a cluster, need to unassign the Admin panel traffic type from the Public network before creating management panel HA.
  • [VSTOR-10950, VSTOR-17690, VSTOR-16716] It is impossible to add a node to the HA cluster if one of the nodes included in HA cluster is offline.
  • [VSTOR-26560] Improved retention policy for admin panel backups: one per day for the last week, and one per week for the last 45 days.
  • [VSTOR-21012] Improved management node high availability for a faster reaction to disasters.

Monitoring and alerting

  • [VSTOR-17297] Physical space on the storage dashboard and compute overview might differ, because the compute overview also takes into account licensed space.

Networking

  • [VSTOR-20281] Networks renamed to a predefined network name (e.g., Private or Public) cannot be renamed again.
  • [VSTOR-22388] The maximum transmission unit (MTU) value set for network bonds cannot be modified from the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-25575] DHCP settings do not apply to virtual machine's second interface.

Object storage

  • [VSTOR-27176] Support multiple object deletion in the S3 service.

Updates

  • [VSTOR-26431] Monitoring for storage services may get stuck in some cases during the update.

User interface

  • [VSTOR-23861] Used space on software RAID volume is incorrectly reported in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-26405] ED25519 SSH keys are not supported.

Known issues

Appliance

  • [VSTOR-22082] Unable to reinstall a node using the previously configured node hostname.

Compute service

  • [VSTOR-15252] Need to manually refresh page after flavor creation to update list of flavors on Compute > Flavors.
  • [VSTOR-18054] There is no "crashed" state for virtual machines in the admin panel. Such VMs are displayed as "Paused" in CLI and as "ACTIVE" in the admin panel.

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-11567] Unable to release a disk with the role "MDS+cache" even if there is another disk with the same role on the same node. You need to release and re-join the node to free the unnecessary "MDS+cache" disk.

Monitoring and alerting

  • [VSTOR-13622] Cannot reset zoom on disk performance charts.

NFS

  • [VSTOR-18068] No error message thrown when creating NFS cluster on a node without the "NFS" traffic type.

Object storage

  • [VSTOR-24244] Attempting to download selected files from an S3 bucket opens them in new browser tabs instead. Affects files of certain types, including PDF, JPG and PNG.
  • [VSTOR-27097] Unable to start replication of a bucket with a large number of objects.
  • [VSTOR-27096] The ostor-s3-admin list-all-buckets command reports wrong bucket sizes.

User interface

  • [VSTOR-19970] Unable to hide the progress bar window while uploading an ISO image to the VM images.
  • [VSTOR-9422] 25 Gbps network cards are shown as 10 Gbps ones in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-19699] Admin panel shows wrong statistics for the logical space used by VMs.

Virtual machine migration

  • [VSTOR-12379] It is not possible to cancel virtual machine migration.
  • [VSTOR-18053] No error thrown on attempt to migrate a virtual machine to a node with insufficient RAM or a different CPU compared to the source node. The virtual machine shuts down and then starts again on the same node.
  • [VSTOR-17921] The admin panel allows migrating a virtual machine with a public NIC to a node that is not connected to the underlying public network.

Obtaining the release

You can upgrade Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 to 3.5 in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section. A reboot is required to complete the upgrade. Upgraded nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service and the admin panel might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build3.0.5-72June 26, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 5.3

Overview

This update provides a fix for the update procedure from version 3.0 to 3.5.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-34105] The update from version 3.0 to 3.5 may fail due to a missing internal product file, in several cases.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.5-69February 21, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 5.2

Overview

This update enables upgrade to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 and provides important system fixes.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-30887, VSTOR-30463, TTASK-31595] Several stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

Update 5 will become available only after Update 4 is installed (Update 4 installation is mandatory and cannot be skipped). You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update. To get the update if you already have a previous Update 5 build installed, either wait up to a day until the next periodic check for updates or trigger the check manually with the 'vinfra software-updates check-for-updates --wait' command.

Build3.0.5-64January 29, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 5.1

Overview

This update provides stability fixes for the upgrade procedure to 3.5.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-30561] 'Service disabled' error after updating to 3.5 under certain circumstances if management high availability is configured.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.5-63January 23, 2020

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 5

Overview

This update enables upgrade to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.5 and provides important system fixes.

What's new

  • Support of Wasabi S3 storage for ABGW.
  • VMware certification for iSCSI scenarios. Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 iSCSI block storage is now certified for use in VMware ESXi 6.7. For more details, see the VMware Compatibility Guide. Starting from Update 4, it is recommended to switch the iSCSI path selection policy (PSP) from 'VMW_PSP_FIXED' to 'VMW_PSP_RR' as explained in the User's Guide.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-28132, VSTOR-29361] Several stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

Update 5 will become available only after Update 4 is installed (Update 4 installation is mandatory and cannot be skipped). You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.4-63Noverber 21, 2019

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 4

Overview

This update provides new features, as well as bug fixes and improvements.

What's new

  • Support of Wasabi S3 storage for ABGW.
  • VMware certification for iSCSI scenarios. Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 iSCSI block storage is now certified for use in VMware ESXi 6.7. For more details, see the VMware Compatibility Guide. Starting from Update 4, it is recommended to switch the iSCSI path selection policy (PSP) from 'VMW_PSP_FIXED' to 'VMW_PSP_RR' as explained in the User's Guide.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-26618, VSTOR-27446, Update] Storage config files could be overwritten during the update.
  • [VSTOR-26621, Storage] CS removal could get stuck in the "failed release" state.
  • [VSTOR-26764, VSTOR-26832, S3] ABGW with S3 backend: all backups in tenant could fail after an unsuccessful deletion of an archive.
  • [VSTOR-26922, Admin Panel] Disks could temporarily get the "failed" status in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-27077, Admin Panel] Could not destroy the high availability cluster from the admin panel as a regular administrator. The default superadmin could still do it.
  • [VSTOR-27956, iSCSI] ESXi could mark iSCSI connection OFFLINE and reconnect to target infinitely.
  • [VSTOR-26811, VSTOR-26998, VSTOR-27045, VSTOR-27062, VSTOR-27456, VSTOR-27507, VSTOR-27558, VSTOR-27575] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.3-27October 21, 2019

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 3.1

Overview

This update provides a stability fix.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-27309, ABGW] Fixes ABGW context leak.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.3-16September 27, 2019

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 3

Overview

This update provides bug fixes and improvements.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-25522, SNMP] snmpd.conf should not be replaced after the update.
  • [VSTOR-25600, S3] Uploading a binary file could fail in some cases.
  • [VSTOR-26405, WebCP] Added support for ED25519 SSH keys.
  • [VSTOR-26407, Compute] Image registry could be outdated on some nodes in the high availability cluster.
  • [VSTOR-25008, STOR-25237, VSTOR-25425, VSTOR-25441, VSTOR-25795, VSTOR-26471, VSTOR-26497, VSTOR-26290, VSTOR-26535] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.2-46September 3, 2019

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 2

Overview

This update provides a new feature, as well as fixes and improvements.

What's new

  • Localized the admin and self-service panels into Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and German.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-26019] Decreased the free space required on the "/boot" partition from 200 MB to 150 MB.
  • [VSTOR-26041] Management node backup would fail if anaconda-ks.cfg was missing.
  • [VSTOR-26254] Improved old iSCSI targets migration in the ESXI datastores case.
  • [VSTOR-22134, VSTOR-25246, VSTOR-25553, VSTOR-25638, VSTOR-25684, VSTOR-25847, VSTOR-25885, VSTOR-26203, VSTOR-26211] Stability and performance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.1-59August 9, 2019

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 1.1

Overview

This update provides stability fixes.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-25491] Acronis Backup Gateway could reject Acronis Backup Advanced certificates.
  • [VSTOR-25625] S3 name server services could fail to start.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3.0.1-54July 26, 2019

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 Update 1

Overview

This update provides a new feature, as well as stability and usability fixes.

What's new

  • Metering for compute resources per domain/project.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-25286] Using snmpwalk on VSTORAGE-MIB objects could result in error "No Such Object available."
  • [VSTOR-24687] Log rotation could lead to agent restart.
  • [VSTOR-23861] Wrong details were reported for software RAID partitions.
  • [VSTOR-24917] Compute SSL certificate was not changed after enabling HA.
  • [VSTOR-24814] Network configuration was not rolled back after bond creation failure.
  • [VSTOR-25267, VSTOR-25267, VSTOR-25239, VSTOR-25197, VSTOR-25075, VSTOR-25010, VSTOR-24973, VSTOR-24943, VSTOR-24911, VSTOR-24909, VSTOR-24904, VSTOR-24889, VSTOR-24873, VSTOR-24861, VSTOR-24831, VSTOR-24814, VSTOR-24783, VSTOR-24781, VSTOR-24745, VSTOR-24741, VSTOR-24713, VSTOR-24682, VSTOR-24598, VSTOR-24575, VSTOR-24548, VSTOR-24532, VSTOR-24383, VSTOR-24306, VSTOR-24258, VSTOR-24575, VSTOR-23797, VSTOR-23796, VSTOR-23796, VSTOR-23614, VSTOR-23599, VSTOR-23598, VSTOR-23477, VSTOR-23219, VSTOR-22219, VSTOR-21378, VSTOR-20126, VSTOR-19269, VSTOR-18431] Stability and performance improvements.
  • [VSTOR-24402, VSTOR-24329, VSTOR-24309, VSTOR-24304, VSTOR-21490, VSTOR-16334] Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Appliance improvements.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Cyber Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update if your cluster is running iSCSI services. Updated nodes need to be rebooted manually, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build3.0.0-1906July 16, 2019

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0

Overview

This product was formerly known as Acronis Storage and Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure.

In this release, Acronis Cyber Infrastructure offers a wide range of new features that enhance the experience of users working with compute virtualization and software-defined networking functionalities. Additionally, the update delivers stability improvements and addresses bugs found in previous releases.

What's new

Compute virtualization

  • Self-service panel. A separate, completely customizable interface allows end customers to manage their own compute resources.
  • Tenant management. Service providers can now manage the projects and resource quotas of their end customers in the admin panel. Quotas for the following resources are supported:
    • vCPUs
    • RAM
    • storage for volumes and snapshots (per storage policy)
    • floating IP addresses
  • Application-consistent snapshots. Ability to create snapshots of virtual machine volumes compatible with Linux and Windows deployments.
  • Virtual routers. Service providers can now configure flexible virtual networking environments. Includes support for virtual routers, Source Network Address Translation (SNAT) and static routing.
  • Floating IP addresses. Self-service panel users can now expose their virtual machines on public networks.
  • SSH keys. Self-service panel users can now enable secure access to their virtual machines.
  • High availability for virtual machines. Automatic workload restoration in case of node failure.
  • Initial customization of virtual machines. Initial guest OS customization with cloud-init scripts is now available when creating virtual machines.
  • More guest operating systems. Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
  • Advanced memory management. Improved performance thanks to dynamic balancing of virtual machines between NUMA nodes on the host.
  • Virtual machine shelving. End customers using the self-service panel can release vCPU/RAM resources in their projects. Acronis partners can free up reserved vCPUs/RAM on their hosts.

Monitoring

  • Grafana dashboards for Acronis Backup Gateway. The new dashboards show service state, availability and performance, as well as network bandwidth, migration/replication backlog, memory and CPU usage. These charts help troubleshoot situations like insufficient space, expired certificates, network disconnects, and lack of free RAM.

Storage

  • Acronis Backup Gateway geo-replication. You can now easily configure asynchronous replication and failover between two Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 clusters.
  • Acronis Backup Gateway re-registration. You can now reconnect Acronis Backup 12.5 deployments restored from backup to same Acronis Backup Gateways.
  • Persistent reservations for iSCSI. Full functionality is enabled for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi and Linux initiators.

Appliance

  • High availability for admin panel. High availability is automatically enabled on the five-node Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Appliance during initial setup.

Installer

  • Improved installer. The installation program has been overhauled for a better user experience.

UI and UX

  • Improved navigation for the compute service and settings.

Other enhancements

  • Better overall stability and performance.

Fixed issues

Acronis Backup Gateway

  • [VSTOR-12966] Management portal address must start with "http://" while registering Acronis Backup Gateway in Acronis Backup 12.5.
  • [VSTOR-21815] Acronis Backup Gateway runs through and pushes replicas to secondary node before rename operations initiated by Acronis Agents are completed.
  • [VSTOR-22647] Acronis Backup Gateway does not reject empty fields in storage service parameters.

Block storage

  • [VSTOR-22386] After node reboot, the state of the target portal groups may be lost, preventing access to some of the LUNs.
  • [VSTOR-22407] Sometimes valid target names are not usable when creating iSCSI targets.
  • [VSTOR-23545] iSCSI target daemon does not provide Prometheus support.

Compute service

  • [VSTOR-18299] Unable to release a node from the compute cluster if it is included in the management node high availability configuration. Release the node from the management node high availability cluster first before releasing it from the compute cluster.
  • [VSTOR-17752] Need to manually clean browser cache and cookies after destroying the compute cluster. Otherwise the newly created compute cluster will have empty compute dashboard.

Compute networking

  • [VSTOR-16839] In some cases, the DHCP address is not obtained by a virtual machine from a network that is not assigned to the adapter.

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-20209] Chunk service (CS) journals are not resized to fit caching SSD drive size and might be implicitly placed on the same disk with the CS itself.

High availability for admin panel

  • [VSTOR-18259, VSTOR-17852] User cannot release the master management node from the high availability configuration.
  • [VSTOR-19962] Resetting network services might result in node reboot.

Licensing

  • [VSTOR-22488] Service provider license agreement (SPLA) license duration period is not aligned across the codebase.

Monitoring and alerting

  • [VSTOR-17286] "Network has undefined speed" alert is displayed for network interfaces with unplugged links.
  • [VSTOR-22891] Errors in chunk services alert collector might result in loss of results on subsequent alert collectors.

Object storage

  • [VSTOR-21670] Self-signed certificates for S3 are not valid for Google Chrome.

Updates

  • [VSTOR-20279] Caching the value of free space on the management node might lead to unsuccessful software update.

User interface

  • [VSTOR-22389] Network names shorter than three characters are not valid.
  • [VSTOR-24064] Redis lock might not be deleted automatically, leading to inability to login to the backend.

Known issues

Appliance

  • [VSTOR-22082] It is not possible to reinstall a node using the previously configured node hostname.

Block storage service

  • [VSTOR-12872] In some cases, node failure may cause I/O to hang or cluster performance to degrade on iWARP cards.

Compute service

  • [VSTOR-15978] No information shown in Overview while a node is being added to an existing compute cluster.
  • [VSTOR-18054] There is no "crashed" state for virtual machines in the admin panel. Such VMs are displayed as "Paused" in CLI and as "ACTIVE" in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-18491] Unable to change Compute Private/Compute API roles from a private to public network after deploying the compute cluster.
  • [VSTOR-15252] Need to manually refresh page after flavor creation to update list of flavors on Compute > Flavors.

Virtual machine migration

  • [VSTOR-12379] It is not possible to cancel virtual machine migration.
  • [VSTOR-18053] No error thrown on attempt to migrate a virtual machine to a node with insufficient RAM or a different CPU compared to the source node. The virtual machine shuts down and then starts again on the same node.
  • [VSTOR-17921] The admin panel allows migrating a virtual machine with a public NIC to a node that is not connected to the underlying public network.

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-17902] Storage clusters with names over 50 characters are not created correctly and fail. Storage cluster names must not exceed 50 characters.
  • [VSTOR-11567] It is not possible to release a disk with the role "MDS+cache" on a node even if there is another disk with the "MDS+cache" role on the same node. You need to release and re-join the node to free the unnecessary "MDS+cache" disk.

High availability for admin panel

  • [VSTOR-14800] Need to manually refresh page after admin panel HA creation.
  • [VSTOR-16823] In some cases, a node could be treated as "offline" for a while after creating the HA cluster.
  • [VSTOR-18730, VSTOR-21170] If only one network, "Private", is used in a cluster, need to uncheck "Admin panel" from the "Public" network before creating management panel HA.
  • [VSTOR-10950, VSTOR-17690, VSTOR-16716] It is impossible to add a node to the HA cluster if one of the nodes included in HA cluster is offline.

Monitoring and alerting

  • [VSTOR-13622] Cannot reset zoom on disk performance graphs.
  • [VSTOR-17297] Physical space on the storage dashboard and compute overview might differ, because the compute overview also takes into account licensed space.

Networking

  • [VSTOR-20281] Networks renamed to a predefined network name (e.g., "Private" or "Public") cannot be renamed again after the update from Acronis Storage 2.4 to Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5.
  • [VSTOR-22388] The maximum transmission unit (MTU) value set for network bonds cannot be modified from the admin panel.

NFS

  • [VSTOR-18068] No error message thrown when creating NFS cluster on a node without the "NFS" traffic type.

Object storage

  • [VSTOR-24244] Attempting to download selected files from the S3 bucket opens them in new browser tabs instead. Affects files of certain types, including PDF, JPG and PNG.

User interface

  • [VSTOR-19970] It is not possible to hide the progress bar window while uploading an ISO image to the VM images.
  • [VSTOR-9422] 25 Gbit network cards are shown as 10 Gbit ones in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-23861] Used space on software RAIDs is incorrectly reported in the admin panel.
  • [VSTOR-19699] Admin panel shows wrong statistics for the logical space used by VMs.

Obtaining the release

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service and the admin panel might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build1694September 3, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 11

Overview

This update provides an improvement for the iSCSI upgrade procedure.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-26254] Improvement in the iSCSI upgrade procedure.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build1691August 28, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 10

Overview

This update provides fixes and improvements.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-22386, VSTOR-24775, VSTOR-25752] [Upgrade] Improvements in iSCSI targets migration during upgrade.
  • [VSTOR-25072] [Upgrade] Improved upgrade speed.
  • [VSTOR-25784] [Upgrade] Unable to download upgrade as a user with the Administrator role (the default superadmin is not affected).
  • [VSTOR-26018] [Upgrade] Added eligibility check for free space on boot and root partitions.
  • [VSTOR-23107] ABGW could stop servicing connections even though it was running.
  • [VSTOR-24831] Increased response timeout for MDS connections.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build1682July 11, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 9

Overview

This update introduces a stability fix.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-24786] UI could remain locked if an update from previous versions of Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 failed.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build1681July 2, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 8

Overview

This update enables upgrade to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 and provides important system fixes.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-23308] Journald could get stuck, waiting endlessly for "--verify" to complete and stalling services in an unresponsive state.
  • [VSTOR-23898] Under certain circumstances, update from the admin panel could fail if systemd was being updated.
  • [VSTOR-24144] Increase heartbeat expiration grace period to 10 seconds for shaman.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build1650May 22, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 7

Overview

This update provides mitigation of the Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data (MDS) vulnerability and a performance bug fix.

Fixed issues

Security

  • [VSTOR-23200] The Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data (MDS) is a series of hardware vulnerabilities which allow speculative execution attacks on Intel processors. A malicious application or guest virtual machine can use this flaw to gain access to data stored in internal CPU buffers, bypassing security restrictions.

Performance

  • [VSTOR-22963] Performance improvement comparing to previous updates.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build1642May 1, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 6

Overview

This update provides improvements and bug fixes.

Fixed issues

Storage core

  • [VSTOR-9712, VSTOR-21601] Command-line tools improvements.
  • [VSTOR-21075] Automatic replication could stall in case some replicas were dirty while others were offline.
  • [VSTOR-21899] Fixed recovery of SSL connections after network errors.
  • [VSTOR-22074] Fixed a memory leak in MDS.
  • [VSTOR-22105] Enabled support of 30-day Acronis licenses.

Block storage

  • [VSTOR-21059] Fixed possible crash of vstorage-target-monitor on shutdown.
  • [VSTOR-22635] Fixed possible incorrect behaviour during failover.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot may or may not be required, depending on your product version and build:

  • No reboot is required to update from Update 5 (build 1639).
  • A manual reboot is required to update from Update 3 or 4 (builds 1601-1617).
  • Automatic reboot will be performed on each node in succession to update from older versions (build 1600 and earlier).
Build1639April 5, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 5

Overview

This update provides improvements and bug fixes.

Fixed issues

iSCSI

  • [VSTOR-21518] The xcopy operation did not work correctly when moving VMs between different datastore tiers placed on the same iSCSI target.

S3

  • [VSTOR-21089] Under certain circumstances, accounting of S3 space usage was incorrect.

Other enhancements

  • [VSTOR-21462] High availability logs could occupy a lot of space.
  • [VSTOR-21624] The automatic reporting tool could leave reports in '/var/tmp/report.tar.gz'.
  • [VSTOR-20558] The same data path ID could be assigned to VLAN interfaces in OVS bridges.
  • [VSTOR-21603] Some graphs could be empty or not shown in the monitoring dashboard after a node crash.
  • [VSTOR-21674] Custom firewall rules could disappear after a restart of the iptables service.
  • [VSTOR-21354] Improved performance of requests to obtain information about CSes.
  • [VSTOR-21718, VSTOR-21199, VSTOR-21835, VSTOR-21023, VSTOR-20757, VSTOR-21730, VSTOR-21783, VSTOR-20087, VSTOR-18477, VSTOR-20333, VSTOR-18658, VSTOR-21089, VSTOR-21812, VSTOR-5197, VSTOR-21155, VSTOR-21844, VSTOR-21493, VSTOR-20304, VSTOR-21418] Several stability and performance improvements.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update for clusters with enabled iSCSI services. Updated nodes will need to be rebooted manually. During the reboot, the storage service may be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build1617March 14, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 4

Overview

This update provides improvements and bug fixes.

Fixed issues

Appliance

  • [VSTOR-18995] Drive bay LED indication was not working if a drive is broken.
  • [VSTOR-20205] Factory reset doesn't show when reset has been finished on local monitor.
  • [VSTOR-20194] Network cable plugin was not detected.
  • [VSTOR-20159] Initial cluster configuration may fail if detected date and time from client machine was in the past.
  • [VSTOR-20287] Highlight necessary steps the administrator has to do in factory reset.

User interface

  • [VSTOR-20232] Disk replacement occasionally doesn't allow to assign disk and fails with 'service_params'.
  • [VSTOR-20239] Bringing up network interface from web user may interface show an error.
  • [VSTOR-18929] System time and timezone configuration in web wizard couldn't be specified.
  • [VSTOR-20197] System doesn't allow to create network bondings
  • [VSTOR-20526, VSTOR-14144] Blink button in web user interface was not working in some cases.

Other enhancements

  • [VSTOR-19284, VSTOR-20370, VSTOR-19410] Several stability and performance improvements.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build1605February 26, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 3

Overview

This update provides improvements and bug fixes.

Fixed issues

Storage core

  • [VSTOR-19098] With erasure coding, write operations are blocked after two or more nodes fail, even if the cluster has enough disks available.
  • [VSTOR-19620] vstorage-mount may occasionally hang with the message "task fuse-evloop:2710 blocked".

Object storage

  • [VSTOR-19326] Unable to list buckets via CLI after bucket removal via API.

Block storage

  • [VSTOR-20626] vstorage-target-monitor may occasionally fail with the error message "concurrent map writes".

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build1600February 1, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 2

Overview

This update provides bug fixes.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-20151] Some storage cluster archives may become unavailable after upgrade to version 2.5.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build1599January 30, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 Update 1

Overview

This update provides improvements and bug fixes.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-19857, VSTOR-19695] Improved automatic firewall rules configuration.
  • [VSTOR-19813, VSTOR-19896, VSTOR-19925, VSTOR-19667] Set of bug fixes and improvements for cluster upgrade to version 2.5.
  • [VSTOR-19909] Unable to register Acronis Backup Gateway in Acronis Backup Advanced with an IP address.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the admin panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

DateJanuary 15, 2019

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5

Overview

This product is formerly known as Acronis Storage.

With this release, Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure offers a wide range of new features for compute virtualization and software-defined networking, as well as enhancements and stability improvements. It also addresses issues found in the previous releases.

What's new

  • Compute virtualization. Run virtual machines (technical preview) on Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure nodes in the hyper-converged mode (storage and compute on same node) or the traditional way (storage and compute on separate nodes).
    • Virtual machine management: run, resize, migrate, and open console to virtual machines.
    • Private software-defined networking for virtual machines (VXLAN).
    • Storage policies for virtual machines. Easy-to-use data redundancy options for virtual machine volumes.
    • Easy to configure high availability for compute service and virtual machines.
    • Supported guest operation systems: CentOS 6, CentOS 7, RHEL 6, RHEL 7, Debian 9, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019.
    • Full Windows guest support with automatic installation of paravirtualization drivers (virtio) during installation from ISO.
  • iSCSI targets get better performance and high availability via multi-path. The new iSCSI target subsystem and high availability engine reduce downtime by 2-4 times during node failures, making them barely noticeable for end-user applications. The subsystem uses Asymmetric Logical Unit Access (ALUA) in the Active-Passive mode.
  • Fibre Channel support. Export block storage over Fibre Channel. Check Installation guide for the list of supported cards.
  • RoCE and Infiniband RDMA support. Up to 25% better I/O latency and lower CPU utilization on InfiniBand, RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) and iWARP (Internet Wide-area RDMA Protocol).
  • New comprehensive monitoring:
    • Built-in monitoring with pre-configured Prometheus and Grafana.
    • Grafana dashboards for nodes, disks, network, latency, performance, storage services.
    • New charts with tooltips in the admin panel, including I/O latency charts, new physical and logical space charts.
    • Zoomable charts on dashboards: from 30 minutes to 1 week.
    • Virtual machines performance monitoring: CPU, RAM, disks and networking.
  • Performance improvements for all-flash configurations. Get more IOPS with multi-threaded I/O on all-flash clusters. New fast-path approach in the core of Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure reduces latency and implements fast multi-threaded I/O handling in Linux kernel.
  • New comprehensive command-line tool. Support for more operations. Unified output for all commands: as a text table, in JSON, and in XML.
  • Built-in ReadyKernel™ eliminates system update downtime. Based on the kpatch technology, ReadyKernel™ is live patching of a running Linux kernel to apply kernel hotfixes and CVEs in seconds.
  • New infrastructure networking. Simplifies cluster-wide traffic and firewall configuration. Traffic types are easily assigned to cluster networks on a single screen which minimizes chances of misconfiguration. Also, new traffic types for Compute service and SNMP are added.
  • UI and UX improvements:
    • New navigation menu.
    • New controls and fresh UI.
    • Ability to send problem reports.
    • Improved admin panel performance when listing resources of nodes with more than 250 local disks and 100 network interfaces.
  • Single repository for all components. Easy and integrated cluster updates from the unified RPM repository.
  • Acronis Backup Gateway improvements:
    • Improved backup protocol (higher backup speed, better resilience for network lags) for Acronis Backup Cloud 8.0 and Acronis Backup 15 coming in 2019.
    • It is possible to configure geo-replication for Acronis Backup Gateway via CLI. Setup via UI is planned for the next release.
    • Yandex.Cloud support.
  • Other enhancements:
    • New high availability engine significantly improves cluster reaction time to node failure for all services.
    • New internal cluster DNS service that improves cluster services discovery.
    • Better overall stability and performance.

Fixed issues

Acronis Backup Gateway

  • [VSTOR-15478] Now Acronis Backup Gateway can be registered in Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 using the base "cloud.acronis.com" URL instead of a direct link to the datacentre.

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-18256] Persistent iSCSI Portal is used during configuration.

S3

  • [VSTOR-2948, VSTOR-8883] Improved S3 cluster creation. Automatic high availability management for object storage configuration service.

Known issues

Acronis Backup Gateway

  • [VSTOR-12966] Management portal address must start with "http://" while registering Acronis Backup Gateway in Acronis Backup 12.5.
  • [VSTOR-17808] Failover for Backup Gateway geo-replication is possible via CLI only.

Compute service

  • [VSTOR-15978] Compute overview may not work during adding/releasing nodes in the compute cluster.
  • [VSTOR-18299] Unable to release a node from the compute cluster if it's included in the management node high availability configuration. Release the node from the management node high availability first before releasing it from the compute cluster.
  • [VSTOR-16644] It is not possible to scale down virtual machine RAM, if the compute cluster has no free memory.
  • [VSTOR-18054] There is no "crashed" state for virtual machines. Such virtual machines are displayed as "ACTIVE" even though they are not operational anymore.
  • [VSTOR-18491] User is unable to reassign the "Compute private" and "Compute API" traffic types to other networks after the compute cluster has been deployed.
  • [VSTOR-17752] Need to manually clean browser cache and cookies after destroying the compute cluster. Otherwise the newly created compute cluster will have empty compute dashboard.
  • [VSTOR-15252] Need to manually refresh browser page after flavor creation.

Virtual machine migration

  • [VSTOR-12379] It is not possible to cancel an ongoing migration.
  • [VSTOR-18053] No error on attempt to migrate a virtual machine to a node with no free RAM.
  • [VSTOR-17921] The admin panel does not prevent migration of a virtual machine with a public NIC to a node that is not connected to an underlying public network.
  • [VSTOR-18061] Virtual Machine live migration to a node with a different CPU may fail without an error message.

Compute networking

  • [VSTOR-17943] It is not possible to use VLANs in virtual machines in the 'private' backnet.
  • [VSTOR-16839] The DHCP address might not be obtained by a virtual machine from a network that not assigned to the adapter.

Core storage

  • [VSTOR-16523] No "System + Metadata" disk role in the advanced mode during storage cluster creation or joining nodes to a storage cluster.
  • [VSTOR-11567] It is not possible to release the "MDS + cache" disk role without releasing all the corresponding disks to the cache or whole node release.
  • [VSTOR-17902] Storage cluster name must be shorter than 50 characters.

High availability for management

  • [VSTOR-14800] Need to manually refresh admin panel web page after creating the management node high availability configuration.
  • [VSTOR-16823] In some cases, a node could be treated as "offline" for a while after creating the management node high availability configuration.
  • [VSTOR-18730] If only one, "Private", network is used in a cluster, the user must unassign the "Admin panel" traffic type from the "Public" network before Management node high availability creation on top of only one ("Private") network.
  • [VSTOR-10950, VSTOR-17690, VSTOR-16716] It is impossible to add a node to the management node high availability cluster if one of the nodes included in the management node high availability configuration is offline. The user needs to remove all nodes from the management node high availability cluster and recreate it from scratch.
  • [VSTOR-18259, VSTOR-17852] User cannot release the master management node from the management node high availability configuration.
  • [VSTOR-19274] In some cases it is needed to add "vstoradmin" user to "vstorage-user" group manually ("usermod -a -G vstorage-users vstoradmin; systemctl restart vstorage-ui-backend") after adding new node to Management node high availability.

Block storage service

  • [VSTOR-12872] In some cases, I/O may hang or cluster performance may degrade on iWARP cards in case of a node failure.
  • [VSTOR-18121, VSTOR-5621] High availability for iSCSI/FC does not work for iSCSI initiator in Windows 7, Windows 10 due to the lack of Active-Active mode and persistent reservations.

Monitoring and alerting

  • [VSTOR-13811] S.M.A.R.T. alerts for system disks are not shown in the panel.
  • [VSTOR-17286] "Network has undefined speed" alert is displayed for network interface with unplugged link.
  • [VSTOR-13622] The chart zoom on disk performance graphs on node screen can't be reset to the initial state.
  • [VSTOR-17297] The storage dashboard and the compute overview may report different physical space values, because the compute overview also takes into account licensed space.

Licensing

  • [VSTOR-12495] SPLA license may stop working with an error "bad request", if the local time is set to a past value.

NFS

  • [VSTOR-18068] No error message when creating NFS cluster on a node without the 'NFS' traffic type.

Installer

  • [VSTOR-18277] Installation from ISO is possible only with a US keyboard. This may result in issues with installations via IPMI with non-US locales.

Obtaining the update

You can upgrade Acronis Storage 2.4 to Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5 in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section via the upgrade wizard that will check update eligibility. Refer to section 2.7.1 of the Acronis Storage Administrator's Guide for a list of conditions that must be met in order to upgrade. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service and management panel might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data. iSCSI targets will be stopped during the update.

Build3351September 18, 2019

Acronis Storage 2.4 Update 1.4

Overview

This update provides a bug fix.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-26628] Network interfaces list in the management panel could be empty if node had virtual network interfaces like bonds or VLANs.

Installing the update

You can update Acronis Storage in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the management panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

Build3350September 4, 2019

Acronis Storage 2.4 Update 1.3

Overview

This update provides fixes and improvements.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-24775, VSTOR-25752] Improvements in iSCSI targets migration during upgrade.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage in the SETTINGS > UPDATE section of the management panel. A reboot is not required to obtain this update.

DateAugust 24, 2018

Acronis Storage 2.4 Update 1.2

Overview

This update provides bug fixes.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-13682] Creation of Acronis Backup Gateway over NFS fails with error "Failure domain is not set".
  • [VSTOR-13516] Creation of network bonds could fail in some cases.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage by clicking "Update now" in web control panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

DateAugust 6, 2018

Acronis Storage 2.4 Update 1.1

Overview

This update provides a bug fix.

Fixed issues

  • [VSTOR-13181] MDS could fail during update from 2.4 to 2.4 Update 1 in some cases.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage by clicking "Update now" in web control panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

DateAugust 3, 2018

Acronis Storage 2.4 Update 1

Overview

This update provides security improvements and bug fixes.

Fixed issues

Acronis Backup Gateway

  • [VSTOR-11436, VSTOR-9899, VSTOR-9719] Bug fixes and improvements in communication between Backup Gateway and Data Cloud, backup agents, and external object storages.

Performance and data balancing

  • [VSTOR-10144] Improved performance of clusters with SSD cache under extremely high load.
  • [VSTOR-9973, VSTOR-10892, VSTOR-12305] Improved algorithms for space allocation and balancing when adding nodes/disks to cluster.
  • [VSTOR-9406] Improved I/O latency on all-SSD clusters.

Licensing

  • [VSTOR-12495, VSTOR-10978] Bug fixes in the SPLA licensing registration procedure and space usage reporting.

UI/UX

  • [VSTOR-10540] More precise calculation of physical space on Storage cluster overview in web control panel.
  • [VSTOR-9792] A false positive warning could be issued about network interfaces missing important features.
  • [VSTOR-9784, VSTOR-9785, VSTOR-9690, VSTOR-9689] The current product version is now displayed in the updates section of web control panel.
  • [VSTOR-11214, VSTOR-10605, VSTOR-10584, VSTOR-9595] UI and usability improvements.

Other

  • [VSTOR-10432] Republished Azure solution template to avoid metadata creation on ephemeral disks.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage by clicking "Update now" in web control panel. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

Build115April 19, 2018

Acronis Storage 2.4

What's new

  • Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) for Storage 2.4 in Data Cloud 7.7. Users now can license Acronis Storage in Data Cloud Management Console using a service provider license agreement (SPLA) instead of a license key. The Storage cluster will automatically report usage to Data Cloud for accounting and billing purposes. Acronis Data Cloud 7.7 or newer is required.
  • Acronis Backup Gateway for Google Cloud Platform. It is now possible to store backups from Acronis Backup Cloud and Acronis Backup Advanced on Google Cloud Storage via Acronis Backup Gateway.
  • Connect iSCSI as local disks. It is possible to connect remote iSCSI SAN LUNs as disks to Storage nodes. The disks can be used for cluster needs, for example, to store Acronis Backup Gateway backup data.
  • Automated migration from Acronis Storage 1.5 to 2.4. It is now possible to automatically migrate backup data from Acronis Storage 1.5 (end of life) to storage backends supported by Acronis Backup Gateway. Automated migration is performed without service interruption.
  • Other enhancements: better overall stability and performance.

Fixed issues

UI/UX

  • [VSTOR-5722] Wrong locale in Alerts list.
  • [VSTOR-8855, VSTOR-8309] Reduced memory consumption by Redis and UI-Backend.
  • [VSTOR-6743] Prevent removal of WebCP role from the last network interface.
  • [VSTOR-8419] Hide the "Error details" button if there are no details.
  • [VSTOR-5288] User email addresses are not checked for uniqueness.
  • [VSTOR-9331, VSTOR-6743, VSTOR-6856, VSTOR-9126, VSTOR-9167, VSTOR-8899, VSTOR-5252, VSTOR-5200, VSTOR-5922, VSTOR-6748, VSTOR-9267, VSTOR-6389] Set of UI and usability improvements.

iSCSI

  • [VSTOR-9202] iSCSI is not fully stopped in certain conditions.

Acronis Backup Gateway

  • [VSTOR-8753, VSTOR-8812] All Swift parameters must be optional if Keystone v2 or v3 is used.
  • [VSTOR-5048] Need to improve retrievals in Acronis Backup Gateway for unstable network connections.
  • [VSTOR-5376, VSTOR-7464, VSTOR-8226, VSTOR-7734, VSTOR-8938, VSTOR-7281, VSTOR-6862, VSTOR-6286, VSTOR-7579, VSTOR-7277] Set of Acronis Backup Gateway improvements.

Performance and stability improvements

  • [VSTOR-9163] I/O request may hang when redundancy settings (replicas) are changed.
  • [VSTOR-9130] To reduce load on disks, data scrubbing must be relaxed when Acronis Storage is running in virtual machines.
  • [VSTOR-6399] High load average due to hanging of vstorage-mount in some cases.
  • [VSTOR-9198, VSTOR-8411] Acronis Backup Gateway may crash on migration due to a segfault in astor_client_set_host.
  • [VSTOR-8319, VSTOR-5744, VSTOR-8388] Possible file descriptor leakage ("too many open files") in Storage components.
  • [VSTOR-6343, VSTOR-6007, VSTOR-5210, VSTOR-6262, VSTOR-6394, VSTOR-6971, VSTOR-6975, VSTOR-9266, VSTOR-9205, VSTOR-7822, VSTOR-5673, VSTOR-2956] Set of improvements to Storage core.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage by clicking "Update now" in WebCP. A reboot is required to complete the update. Updated nodes will be rebooted automatically, one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without the redundancy of services or data.

DateDecember 13, 2017

Acronis Storage 2.3 Update 1

What's new

  • Improved performance. The new memory allocator (tcmalloc) reduces memory footprint.
  • Improved performance and stability of backup migration. Automated migration of backup data from Acronis Storage Gateway v1.x via Acronis Backup Gateway is now faster and more stable.
  • Added NFSv4 support for MacOS. Users can now connect to Acronis Storage cluster via the NFSv4 protocol from MacOS, using Finder or CLI. See more information in the User's Guide.
  • Improved localization and usability of WebCP. Fixed moving the network management role across adapters. Fixed checking of NFS share IP addresses. Other improvements.
  • Better S3 browser support in Mozilla Firefox. Fixed the problem with downloading objects in the S3 browser in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Improved ISO installer. Fixed problems with rescanning disks and installation without network.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage by clicking "Update now" in the WebCP. After the entire cluster is updated, you will need to reboot cluster nodes one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without services or data redundancy.

DateNovember 7, 2017

Acronis Storage 2.3

What's new

  • Support for Object Storage (S3, Azure, Swift, etc.) by Acronis Backup Gateway. Users can now store Acronis Backup Cloud backups in external object storages via Acronis Backup Gateway. Supported object storages include Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, IBM Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, IIJ, Softlayer, Cleversafe, as well as other solutions using the S3 or Swift protocol.
  • Automated backup data migration from Acronis Storage Gateway v1.6 and v1.7 via Acronis Backup Gateway. It is now possible to migrate backup data from the older Acronis Storage Gateway solutions to storage backends supported by Acronis Backup Gateway. Migration is performed without service interruption.
  • NFS support. Users can now store general purpose files in Acronis Storage cluster via the NFSv4 and pNFS protocols. Also supported now is Kerberos and LDAP integration with NFS for user authentication and authorization.
  • Acronis Backup Gateway geo-replication (technical availability). Acronis Storage 2.3 provides the technical availability of master-slave geo-replication of backup storage. For now, this feature can only be configured by technical account managers and the Professional Services team.
  • E-mail notifications. It is now possible to receive e-mails about cluster alerts, including license expiration, node/disk failure, and such.
  • Quality of service for iSCSI. It is now possible to set limits on IOPS and network bandwidth per iSCSI target.
  • Custom SSL certificates for WebCP. Users can now install custom SSL certificates via the management panel to enable secure access to it.
  • Improved Acronis Backup Gateway monitoring. It is now possible to monitor Acronis Backup gateway traffic, as well as replication and migration backlog and speed.
  • Other improvements:
    • Better stability on large clusters (more than 500 nodes or 10PB of data).
    • Reduced WebCP backend resource consumption.
    • Improved WebCP user experience: WebCP localization support (English and Russian).
    • Ability to forcibly delete the Acronis Backup Gateway cluster without unregistering it from Acronis Backup Cloud.
    • Better overall stability and higher object storage performance.

Known issues

  • Linux NFS client working via pNFS in the O_DIRECT mode may hang if Storage cluster is not available due to a bug in the Linux NFS client.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage by clicking "Update now" in the WebCP. After the entire cluster is updated, you will need to reboot cluster nodes one at a time. During the reboot, the storage service might be unavailable on cluster configurations without services or data redundancy.

DateJune 20, 2017

Acronis Storage 2.2

What's new

  • Alerts in Web UI. It is now possible to get useful notifications about potential issues and misconfigurations (license alerts, cluster nodes alerts, network alerts, and cluster services health). The system monitors cluster configuration, health of cluster services, network links, and disk health. Critical Alerts are exported via SNMP.
  • Audit of Web UI actions. It is now possible to get a log of all user actions in Web UI: (configure, change, create).
  • S3 geo-replication. Acronis Storage can now store and keep up-to-date replicas of data in multiple geographically distributed datacenters with S3 clusters based on Acronis Storage. Geo-replication works in the Active-Active mode.
  • Automated management node HA. It is now possible to have management node data continuously replicated between redundant management node instances.
  • SNMP monitoring and ZABBIX integration. It is now possible to get monitoring counters (space, health, license, IOPS, throughput, disk load, etc.) via SNMP version 2. Management node HA, if enabled, makes this feature highly available as well.
  • Role-based user model. Acronis Storage 2.2 provides improved security and control with role-based user access, increasing flexibility without risking cluster security.
  • LDAP and Active Directory support. Storage admins and users can now authenticate in storage clusters using their LDAP/AD credentials.
  • Performance optimizations. Erasure coding is now faster. Storage for Acronis Backups is optimized.
  • Acronis Backup Gateway for NFS. Users can now store Acronis Backup Cloud backups on external NFS via Acronis Backup Gateway on single Storage nodes (in the non-clustered mode).
  • Cloud Raid 1+2. This new encoding mode is meant for small clusters that have insufficient nodes for other erasure coding modes but will grow in the future. As redundancy type cannot be changed once chosen (from replication to erasure coding or vice versa), this mode allows one to choose erasure coding even if their cluster is smaller than recommended. Once the cluster grows, more beneficial redundancy modes can be chosen.
  • Acronis Backup Gateway certificate renewal. It is now possible to renew expired backup certificates via Web UI.
  • SSL on Web UI by default for new installations.
  • Other improvements: Better stability, object storage scalability, security, processing of batch operations (assign/release) for disks.

Known issues

  • S3 geo-replication requires either HTTP-only setup (evaluation) or HTTPS on both datacenters with real certificates obtained from well-known certificate authorities. Setups with self-signed certificates will require manual configuration.
  • Objects notarization is not fully compatible with geo-replication. Notary signatures created in one datacenter will not be replicated to another datacenter.

Obtaining the update

You can update Acronis Storage by clicking "Update now" in the management panel. Node reboot is required after updating. Note that during update from 2.1 to 2.2, S3 cluster will stop processing client requests. It will resume normal operation after all nodes in the S3 cluster are fully updated.

DateMarch 13, 2017

Acronis Storage 2.1

What's new

  • Management node backup/restore. It is now possible to backup the management node database to the cluster. In case of management node failure, user can at any time restore the management node on any Acronis Storage node and continue managing the cluster.
  • Flexible SSD cache configuration. It is now possible to attach a caching SSD to a specific tier. This is useful if multiple tiers are required and only some of them need to be cached.
  • Improved network configuration. Multiple improvements were introduced to network configuration capabilities to support more cluster configurations.
    • MTU and DNS configuration. New options allow setting custom MTU and DNS via the web UI.
    • Ability to open custom ports in firewall. It is now possible to amend automatic firewall settings by specifying custom ports to open on a cluster node. This feature allows one to run custom services on Storage nodes, e.g., Zabbix.
  • S3 HTTPS configuration via management panel. It is now possible to upload SSL certificates to S3 and have users access the object storage via HTTPS. It is also possible to generate self-signed certificates for evaluation. The web UI is now fully accessible via HTTPS.
  • Activity LED blinking for PERC and LSI controllers. Now you can have disks on all LSI and PERC controllers to blink their activity LEDs.
  • Improvements to the Services section. New tabs for S3, ISCSI, and Acronis Backup Gateway services simplify navigation and service management.
  • New S3 overview screen. The new S3 overview screen offers a better view of the current S3 configuration and provides access to the user control panel.
  • Support of a single VM installation for Acronis Backup Gateway on a cluster over SAN/NAS. It is now possible to configure several MDS servers on a single node to support single VM installations with Acronis Storage 2.0 deployed over share provided by SAN/NAS.
  • Improved Acronis Storage integration with Acronis Notary. Better hash algorithms are now used: SHA-256 instead of MD5. Also, support for multipart uploads is improved.

Obtaining the update

You can update to the new version with the "Update now" feature of the management panel. Node reboot after update is required.