CloudFS 8.1.0.0

Panzura is pleased to announce the general availability release of CloudFS 8.1.0.0.

This major release delivers streamlined efficiency through use of Cloud Mirroring and Panzura’s introduction of Hyper-V, which provides robust virtualization of computing resources.

Release Date 28 January, 2022

What's New

Cloud Mirroring

In order to meet our customers’ increasing demand regarding data compliance and governance, as well as the need to maintain business continuity, Panzura has included hardened Cloud Mirroring in its CloudFS 8.1.0.0 release.

Cloud Mirroring delivers an air-gap solution between cloud providers, a full backup beyond single cloud replication, auto failover and immediate consistency in case of cloud failure. This allows our customers to maintain business continuity across infrastructure failures.

Hyper-V

Because our industry is constantly evolving, we understand our customers are always looking for more efficient ways to streamline business operations. Virtualization of computing resources has been a game-changing technology in this regard.

To deliver on our efforts to meet our customers’ needs, we are excited to introduce support for Hyper-V with this release. Hyper-V has become a leader in virtualization for many in the market, especially as an on-prem companion to Microsoft's Azure VM.

Mass File Restoration 

Data has become the currency of modern business. It is the most valuable commodity - representing both intellectual property as well as insight into unique values of the business via both business processes and client activity. As this value increases, the desire to extract value by acquiring that data by any means necessary, including nefarious means, has increased in kind.

Panzura’s implementation of Self-Service Mass File Restoration makes it easier to restore data en masse, when files and directories have been encrypted, corrupted or deleted. Together with Panzura’s immutable data, this expedites our customers’ ability to recover files damaged by any means, in less time. 

Enhancements

ACL Tool and API Performance Improvements

We have made significant improvements in our ACL tool and API performance to stay ahead of our customers’ growing levels and management of data.

Syslog Encryption over TLS

To allow our customers to control security options and enforcement for their infrastructure, we now allow customers to enforce the encryption of syslog for export.

SMB v3 Encryption Option

Customers now have the option of enabling or disabling encryption for SMB version 3.0.

Plant 3D Consistency Settings 

We now provide consistency settings support for Plant 3D AutoCAD file types.

Python Upgrade to v3.8

In order to remain current with industry-standard processes and software, we have upgraded our Python tool to version 3.8. 

FreeBSD Upgrade to v12.2

To continue our commitment to providing customers with updated tools, we have upgraded our FreeBSD version to 12.2.

Samba Upgrade to 4.11

We have delivered a complete rebase of Samba on the version 4.11 update for this release.

Open Source Software Components Notice

Versions of open source libraries, components, or portions thereof may be utilized, embedded, bundled or otherwise included in Panzura CloudFS 8.1.0.0.

👉 Here's where you can find more information.

Fixes

We’re always listening to our customers. Here is our comprehensive list of items that have been reported and fixed in this release.

Issue

What We’ve Fixed

CC-39561

Global HA now shows under HA Filer Status from WebUI.

CC-41287

Now able to rename the folder, post upgrading to version 8.1.0.0.

CC-41211

Corrected issue of Filer struggling with snapshots behind post 8.0.2.3.P12 upgrade.

CC-41079

Fixed issue where Filer fails to do a DR.

CC-41145

Resolved problem with inability to add a cloud file system ccid to kernel.

CC-40987

When auditd is restarted manually it no longer crashes with bus error. 

CC-41121

Cleaned up stale control files /mnt/tmp/ctrl_state_<cc-name>.

CC-40784

Fixed problem where soft watchdog timer panic on shutdown while file was stuck on upload.

CC-40789

Corrected slow performance when saving an Excel file.

CC-40739

A swap over larger size on same or other disks can be created after the install of Hyper-V.

CC-40703

Fixed the defensive code for mismatching ARC buffer size.

CC-40674

Corrected an issue where files that copy to Panzura Filers get their Date/Time Stamps changed to current date and time.

CC-40492

Fixed an issue where the boot-up took more than one hour to complete after the upgrade to 8.0.2.2.16986.

CC-40489

Serialized pz_cloud_run_ddt_check one active at a time.

CC-40352

Modified alert threshold based on RAM size to prevent Filers from triggering Less Memory Alerts.

CC-40341

Fixed issue where Azure Filer hung on reboot and required panic - vmcore collected.

CC-40332

Increased the delay time for updating DFS config.

CC-40258

Removed alerts in WebUI when Filtering by Date. The alerts are no longer visible when applied to 8.0.2.1.

CC-40257

Allowed for larger PRC sizes by modifying hash size.

CC-40154

Corrected the missing argument in a DEBUG line of make_default_parent_acls() when smbd would crash.

CC-40146

Reduced snapshots expiration to one week and skipped decommissioned snapshots in leaked snaps scripts.

CC-40145

Corrected multiple issues with Revit and workstation.

CC-40132

sysctl vfs.zfs.pz.fstools.zap_dump output subdirs/files under /cloudfs is now hidden.

CC-40085

Fixed alerts that caused the issue of finding orphaned file systems.

CC-39972

Corrected issue where file is showing lock from the wrong user.

CC-39969

Updated sshd_config max sessions to 32 as the default 10 would return an error.

CC-39944

Fixed an issue where Samba would crash on two filers, post 8.0.0.10 upgrade.

CC-39889

Fixed an issue where the VMXNet3 driver is misaligned for ESX.

CC-39875

Corrected SMB Users not displaying in WebUI.

CC-39868

Added a common routine to process meta drives for both incremental drive and master drive.

CC-39854

Fixed an issue of the pending delete performing slowly.

CC-39824

Added required ports to test_dcs.sh check.

CC-39800

Fixed an issue of kernel crash - kdb_sysctl_panic.

CC-39787

Corrected issue of avoiding overwriting errno.

CC-39768

Updated MaxStartups 450:30:500 as filers ~100; so each can send 4 ssh commands.

CC-39767

Updated pz_cloud_delete_validate() to skip decommissioned filers.

CC-39711

Increased REPLOCK_OOB_THREADS_IN_REPLOCK to 128, half of REPLOCK_THREADS_IN_REPLOCK.

CC-39692

Fixed an issue of pz_cloud_data_delete probable memory leak.

CC-39682

Implemented modification of the associated awk command within the script to check for both 'CSP' and 'CS-P'.

CC-39593

Decreased performance issues by replacing fork/execenv with posix_spawn. Reduce default dp_cmd_max_threads as the vfork.

CC-39592

Fixed spin_lock memory leak ro prevent script connector from holding onto ram in dp.

CC-39586

Fixed an issue of alerts for download synchronization and data drive file failure appearing when all else looked accurate.

CC-39566

Enabled signing (available in the WebUI).

CC-39559

Corrected an issue of inability to perform df or ls -l /cloudfs.

CC-39538

Fixed the Master Snapshot validation failing due to not being able to find its peer on a separate domain.

CC-39534

Fixed an issue where filers would fail to connect to the cloud after an upgrade from  8.0.0.10 to 8.0.2.

CC-39445

Fixed response timeout for ICAP servers while scanning big files above 6 GB in size.

CC-39444

Fixed the ICAP enablement without Scan settings configured.

CC-39434

Corrected Defragment Metadata Filesystem by Filesystem by Local Copy.

CC-39425

Fixed memory allocation issues.

CC-39404

Made ARC improvements to retain frequently used data for longer.

CC-39363

Fixed webui error with smb open files.

CC-39305

Corrected an issue where the filer was unreachable due to L0 Hung.

CC-39256

Improved performance in adaptive spinning parameters.

CC-39255

Pulled in jemalloc perf improvements from upstream.

CC-39231

Fixed an issue where anb upgrade of filers from 7.1.9.3 to 8.0.0.10, ICAP scans would fail with "Bad Request"(400), preventing file access.

CC-39199

Fixed an issue where nfs shares were not available and blocked zpool was suspended on reported Err35.

CC-39196

Added a new API endpoint to add a new license token.

CC-39181

Fixed an issue where Azure ZMIs were unable to maintain sync.

CC-39127

Added ACL Tool and API for improved performance.

CC-39106

Corrected an issue seeing replock errors with invalid argument.

CC-39099

Fixed an issue where replock state was displaying 13 for peer filers.

CC-39087

Fixed an issue where WebUI authentication would fail with trusted domain credentials.

CC-38990

Corrected an issue where TypeError: localityRuleHits.getin was not a function display when click Cache Policy.

CC-38104

Fixed different Behavior for ABE while accessing the same filer.

CC-37840

Fixed an issue where an EC2 instance reboot at first boot wasn’t handled properly.