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Release 2.2.21 

Release date

  • Jun-12-2017 

What's new in this release

Bug fixes and improvements.

Availability of Hot Upgrade 

  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.21
  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.21

Availability of Host Software Products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

InfiniBox 2.2.21 fixed issues

  • This table lists issues that were fixed since the last release
  • The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:
  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-28622 High latency of SCSI UNMAP commands

SCSI UNMAP increased latency was introduced in InfiniBox release 2.2.20.

Minor INFINIBOX-28623 Increase AD connection timeout to 30 seconds

In order to handle high latency AD servers, the connection timeout was increased to 30 seconds.

2 issues

InfiniBox 2.2.21 known issues 

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20628 In a rare scenario following a redistribution of soft-targets, hosts may lose paths connected to soft-targets
Critical INFINIBOX-21811 Node failure on CPU soft lockup

Due to a very rare kernel bug, one of the node's CPU may lock up, leading to a node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-22178 Node unavailability due to a flapping drive

When an enclosure drive is reported missing, and it is rediscovered shortly after the initial handling of the failure, a core node may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-24162  Hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure

In a rare race condition, hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-24194 FC switch reset shortly after enabling an FC port may cause a port reset
Critical INFINIBOX-24428 Following a core instance failure, the NAS service may become unavailable, requiring a manual restart
Critical INFINIBOX-24463 Following core instance failure, NFS directory attributes may be temporarily outdated
Critical INFINIBOX-24944 Under a heavy load, creating a consistency group replica may result in a stale replica

Under a heavy system load, creating a replica for a consistency group may result in a stale replica with a state auto_suspended. Delete or resume operations on the stale CG replica will fail.
To resolve this issue, please contact INFINIDAT support.

Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-20434 InfiniBox incorrectly reports the AIX hosts supported reservation types

Although SCSI reservations are supported on AIX hosts, InfiniBox LUNs reserve_policy is incorrectly reported as limited to 'no_reserve' value only.

Major INFINIBOX-21295 Network configuration changes may fail when executed while a node is inactive

Workaround: carry out the network configuration changes only when all nodes are active.

Major INFINIBOX-21968 Soft targets may not come up on system restart

When soft targets are deployed (using NPIV), in some conditions, restarting the system may not bring up the soft targets.
Work-around: Disable and re-enable one of the ports.

Major INFINIBOX-22204 The restoring a volume operation generates multiple events
Major INFINIBOX-22412 Temporary unavailability of the management service following creation of metadata objects in total excessive size

Creating metadata objects in an accumulative size of above 512MB may lead to failure of the management service

Major INFINIBOX-23573 During node self-deactivation, a manual node deactivation request is not rejected

A node that detects problems with its local drives deactivates itself. At the beginning of this deactivation, a manual request to deactivate another node, is not rejected.

Major INFINIBOX-24140 NAS service is temporarily incorrectly reported active after a node deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24597 Node interconnect issues may result in false event of node failure

Partial interconnect issues that do not affect the system availability may falsely generate the following events: NODE_FAILED, CORE_SERVICE_ACTIVE.

Major INFINIBOX-24661 Wrong HTTP error code when enabling NFS export with a missing path (503 instead of 409)
Major INFINIBOX-24725 Local drives controller freeze may cause NAS service deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24728 Non-default AD communication timeout may not take effect
Major INFINIBOX-24754 In a rare case, removing a volume from a replicated consistency group fails
Major INFINIBOX-24827 System activation issue with data-at-rest encryption

When Encryption is turned on, if a core instance fails during system startup, the system may fail to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-24872 Replica change role confirmation message is not informative enough
Major PRODMGMT-1814
25 issues

User Documentation

  • No changes from the previous release.
  • Available InfiniBox user documentation is listed on: InfiniBox 2.2.10.

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.21

What's new in this release

  • This release supports InfiniBox 2.2.21
  • This release has no fixed issues

Supported browsers

Upgrade instructions

The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits

  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

InfiniShell 2.2.21

What's new in this release

  • This release supports InfiniBox 2.2.21
  • This release has no fixed issues

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

A note on installing InfiniShell on a Windows client

User documentation

Release 2.2.20

Release date

  • Apr-02-2017

What's new in this release

Bug fixes and improvements.

Availability of Hot Upgrade 

  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.20
  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.20

Availability of Host Software Products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

InfiniBox 2.2.20 fixed issues 

  • This table lists issues that were fixed since the last release
  • The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:
  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-27522 In rare condition the API management operations on hosts mail fail

In rare cases the API may not be able to view and delete specific host entities. This also affects API clients - GUI/InfiniShell

Critical INFINIBOX-27624 In rare condition mapping a volume to a cluster may cause management unavailability

Mapping volume to a cluster where the volume already mapped to one of the cluster hosts, may result in management service unavailability

Critical INFINIBOX-27626 Creating a consistency group snapshot makes the Management service become unavailable if the snapshot suffix consists of spaces only and the snapshot prefix is empty
Critical INFINIBOX-26389 During high IO load, a rare race condition may crash a node, after physically moving multiple FC cables between nodes
Critical INFINIBOX-26388 Flood of SCSI connect/disconnect may cause temporary system unavaliability

An extreme scenario where over 10,000s SCSI (FC/iSCSI) connect/disconnect occur in a short time may cause the system to become temporarily unavailable

Critical INFINIBOX-25576 System unavailability following a node failure

A very rare race condition during node failure handling might lead to temporary system unavailability.

Critical INFINIBOX-26116 Numerous NFS file deletions may trigger minor memory leaks

Frequent NFS file deletions may cause internal memory leak which over a long period of time may consume system resources.

Critical INFINIBOX-25333 Renaming the replica target pool may cause Management service unavailability
Major INFINIBOX-26711 NAS service degradation

In a rare race condition, one of the NAS instances may fail.

Major INFINIBOX-27254 Active Directory authentication timeout when referrals are used

A case where AD authentication is configured and AD contains referrals coupled with long latency network may cause an authentication failure.

Major INFINIBOX-26285 NAS user may change the ownership of a file or directory
Major INFINIBOX-27065 Missing RPO Lagging events

In certain scenarios involving link disconnection and reconnection,
REPLICA_RPO_LAGGING and REPLICA_RPO_OK events are not generated when due.

Major INFINIBOX-27014 False FC_PORT_DOWN events during hot upgrade

There is no real impact on the system.

13 issues

InfiniBox 2.2.20 known issues 

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20628 In a rare scenario following a redistribution of soft-targets, hosts may lose paths connected to soft-targets
Critical INFINIBOX-21811 Node failure on CPU soft lockup

Due to a very rare kernel bug, one of the node's CPU may lock up, leading to a node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-22178 Node unavailability due to a flapping drive

When an enclosure drive is reported missing, and it is rediscovered shortly after the initial handling of the failure, a core node may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-24162  Hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure

In a rare race condition, hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-24194 FC switch reset shortly after enabling an FC port may cause a port reset
Critical INFINIBOX-24428 Following a core instance failure, the NAS service may become unavailable, requiring a manual restart
Critical INFINIBOX-24463 Following core instance failure, NFS directory attributes may be temporarily outdated
Critical INFINIBOX-24944 Under a heavy load, creating a consistency group replica may result in a stale replica

Under a heavy system load, creating a replica for a consistency group may result in a stale replica with a state auto_suspended. Delete or resume operations on the stale CG replica will fail.
To resolve this issue, please contact INFINIDAT support.

Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-20434 InfiniBox incorrectly reports the AIX hosts supported reservation types

Although SCSI reservations are supported on AIX hosts, InfiniBox LUNs reserve_policy is incorrectly reported as limited to 'no_reserve' value only.

Major INFINIBOX-21295 Network configuration changes may fail when executed while a node is inactive

Workaround: carry out the network configuration changes only when all nodes are active.

Major INFINIBOX-21968 Soft targets may not come up on system restart

When soft targets are deployed (using NPIV), in some conditions, restarting the system may not bring up the soft targets.
Work-around: Disable and re-enable one of the ports.

Major INFINIBOX-22204 The restoring a volume operation generates multiple events
Major INFINIBOX-22412 Temporary unavailability of the management service following creation of metadata objects in total excessive size

Creating metadata objects in an accumulative size of above 512MB may lead to failure of the management service

Major INFINIBOX-23573 During node self-deactivation, a manual node deactivation request is not rejected

A node that detects problems with its local drives deactivates itself. At the beginning of this deactivation, a manual request to deactivate another node, is not rejected.

Major INFINIBOX-23610 A negative wear out value may be displayed for some SSD drives
Major INFINIBOX-24140 NAS service is temporarily incorrectly reported active after a node deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24597 Node interconnect issues may result in false event of node failure

Partial interconnect issues that do not affect the system availability may falsely generate the following events: NODE_FAILED, CORE_SERVICE_ACTIVE.

Major INFINIBOX-24661 Wrong HTTP error code when enabling NFS export with a missing path (503 instead of 409)
Major INFINIBOX-24725 Local drives controller freeze may cause NAS service deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24728 Non-default AD communication timeout may not take effect
Major INFINIBOX-24754 In a rare case, removing a volume from a replicated consistency group fails
Major INFINIBOX-24827 System activation issue with data-at-rest encryption

When Encryption is turned on, if a core instance fails during system startup, the system may fail to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-24872 Replica change role confirmation message is not informative enough
Major PRODMGMT-1814
26 issues

User Documentation

  • No changes from the previous release.
  • Available InfiniBox user documentation is listed on: InfiniBox 2.2.10.

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.20

What's new in this release

This release supports InfiniBox 2.2.20

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.20 fixed issues

Key release notes title release notes description
GUI10-5616 Remote support timeout block the GUI In a case where the remote support tunnel is left open until it times out, the Support Console screen pops-up, thus blocking any GUI activity. Workaround: restart the remote support service.
1 issue

Supported browsers

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

User documentation

InfiniShell 2.2.20

This release supports InfiniBox 2.2.20

This release has no fixed issues

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

A note on installing InfiniShell on a Windows client

User documentation

Release 2.2.13

Release date

  • Dec-11-2016 

What's new in this release

  • No changes from the previous release.
  • Available InfiniBox user documentation is listed on: InfiniBox 2.2.10.

Availability of Hot Upgrade 

  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.13
  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.13

Availability of Host Software Products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

InfiniBox 2.2.13 fixed issues

  • This table lists issues that were fixed since the last release
  • The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:
  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-25865 2.2.13 High latency of SCSI UNMAP commands

SCSI UNMAP incresed latency was introduced in InfiniBox release 2.2.11.

Minor INFINIBOX-25844 2.2.13 Increase AD connection timeout to 30 seconds

In order to handle high latency AD servers, the connection timeout was increased to 30 seconds.

2 issues

InfiniBox 2.2.13 known issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20628 In a rare scenario following a redistribution of soft-targets, hosts may lose paths connected to soft-targets
Critical INFINIBOX-21811 Node failure on CPU soft lockup

Due to a very rare kernel bug, one of the node's CPU may lock up, leading to a node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-22178 Node unavailability due to a flapping drive

When an enclosure drive is reported missing, and it is rediscovered shortly after the initial handling of the failure, a core node may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-24162  Hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure

In a rare race condition, hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-24194 FC switch reset shortly after enabling an FC port may cause a port reset
Critical INFINIBOX-24428 Following a core instance failure, the NAS service may become unavailable, requiring a manual restart
Critical INFINIBOX-24463 Following core instance failure, NFS directory attributes may be temporarily outdated
Critical INFINIBOX-24944 Under a heavy load, creating a consistency group replica may result in a stale replica

Under a heavy system load, creating a replica for a consistency group may result in a stale replica with a state auto_suspended. Delete or resume operations on the stale CG replica will fail.
To resolve this issue, please contact INFINIDAT support.

Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-20434 InfiniBox incorrectly reports the AIX hosts supported reservation types

Although SCSI reservations are supported on AIX hosts, InfiniBox LUNs reserve_policy is incorrectly reported as limited to 'no_reserve' value only.

Major INFINIBOX-21295 Network configuration changes may fail when executed while a node is inactive

Workaround: carry out the network configuration changes only when all nodes are active.

Major INFINIBOX-21968 Soft targets may not come up on system restart

When soft targets are deployed (using NPIV), in some conditions, restarting the system may not bring up the soft targets.
Work-around: Disable and re-enable one of the ports.

Major INFINIBOX-22204 The restoring a volume operation generates multiple events
Major INFINIBOX-22412 Temporary unavailability of the management service following creation of metadata objects in total excessive size

Creating metadata objects in an accumulative size of above 512MB may lead to failure of the management service

Major INFINIBOX-23573 During node self-deactivation, a manual node deactivation request is not rejected

A node that detects problems with its local drives deactivates itself. At the beginning of this deactivation, a manual request to deactivate another node, is not rejected.

Major INFINIBOX-23610 A negative wear out value may be displayed for some SSD drives
Major INFINIBOX-24140 NAS service is temporarily incorrectly reported active after a node deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24597 Node interconnect issues may result in false event of node failure

Partial interconnect issues that do not affect the system availability may falsely generate the following events: NODE_FAILED, CORE_SERVICE_ACTIVE.

Major INFINIBOX-24661 Wrong HTTP error code when enabling NFS export with a missing path (503 instead of 409)
Major INFINIBOX-24725 Local drives controller freeze may cause NAS service deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24728 Non-default AD communication timeout may not take effect
Major INFINIBOX-24754 In a rare case, removing a volume from a replicated consistency group fails
Major INFINIBOX-24827 System activation issue with data-at-rest encryption

When Encryption is turned on, if a core instance fails during system startup, the system may fail to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-24872 Replica change role confirmation message is not informative enough
Major PRODMGMT-1814
26 issues

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.13

What's new in this release

  • This release supports InfiniBox 2.2.13
  • This release has no fixed issues

Supported browsers

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

User documentation

InfiniShell 2.2.13

  • This release supports InfiniBox 2.2.13
  • This release has no fixed issues

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

A note on installing InfiniShell on a Windows client

User documentation

Release 2.2.11 

Release date

  • Sep-28-2016

What's new in this release

This release includes many quality improvements across the board, which go well beyond bugs fixes.

As part of this release, we deepened our coverage to very rare corner cases and unlikely scenarios, and dozens of self-healing and better error-handling procedures were introduced for those scenarios.

User Documentation

No changes from the previous release.

Available InfiniBox user documentation is listed on: InfiniBox 2.2.10.

Availability of Hot Upgrade 

  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.11
  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.11

Availability of Host Software Products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

InfiniBox 2.2.11 improvements

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Major INFINIBOX-23984 Performance improvement for heavy mixed read-write workloads

Improved read latency during substantial write activity.

1 issue

InfiniBox 2.2.11 fixed issues

  • This table lists issues that were fixed since the last release
  • The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:
  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-22875 2.2.11 FC link remains up after an exit of a core instance

In a rare case of core instance unavailability, the FC link remains up, preventing path failover.

Critical INFINIBOX-22661 2.2.11 Hot upgrade cannot work when SSL redirection is turned on
Critical INFINIBOX-22803 2.2.11 Provisioning operations are not available

In a rare race condition between node activation or deactivation and volume restore, volume provisioning operations become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-23892 2.2.11 Node failure during activation may lead to temporary system unavailability

When an activating node crashes at a certain time window, the system may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-23496 2.2.11 Intensive volume provisioning operation may cause an unavailability of the Management service

Following an automated and rapid creation of more than 30,000 volumes over a short period of time, the management service may become temporarily unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-24259 2.2.11 Temporary system unavailability following a node activation

During node activation, in case that the joining node fails at a rare timing, the system may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-24244 2.2.11 System may fail to successfully shutdown on power-off during a node failover

If emergency power-off is triggered shortly after a node failure, the system may fail to successfully complete emergency shut-down

Critical INFINIBOX-23376 2.2.11 Turning Off an enclosure may cause the system to shut down

When the data-encryption feature is turned on, enclosure failure could lead to system shutdown.

Critical INFINIBOX-21003 2.2.11 Provisioning the replica defaults to 9000 MTU may lead to network issues in environments with a lower MTU

Setting a new MTU on a replication network space does not set the management IP MTU.

Major INFINIBOX-24205 2.2.11 NAS unavailability following node operations

Under a very heavy system load, node activation / deactivation may cause unavailability of the NAS service

Major INFINIBOX-23330 2.2.11 NAS service degradation

A rare race condition within the NAS service, may cause one of the NAS instances to fail.

Major INFINIBOX-24549 2.2.11 Kernel freeze during hot upgrade

A very rare race condition in the kernel may cause node unavailability during hot upgrade. Picked kernel fix from upstream.

Major INFINIBOX-24099 2.2.11 Incomplete validation of network interface names

Using invalid characters for network interface name is not rejected, causing network configuration malfunction.

Major INFINIBOX-24442 2.2.11 NAS service failed to activate following intermittent power loss

Following a short electricity power outage, in a rare condition, the NAS service fails to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-24341 2.2.11 NAS instance deactivation may fail the NAS cluster
Major INFINIBOX-24025 2.2.11 Replication management IP address cannot be deleted when the underlying network interfaces are disabled
Major INFINIBOX-23802 2.2.11 NAS instance activation failure due to concurrent node activation and filesystem provisioning

In a rare race condition, activating a node while provisioning filesystems may cause unavailability of the NAS instance.

Major INFINIBOX-23971 2.2.11 Removing a port from an interface may cause unavailability of the interface

In case the removed port is the first port that was associated with this interface, the interface may become unavailable.

Major INFINIBOX-23713 2.2.11 Temporary Management API unavailability due to a lost connection to Active Directory

When InfiniBox connects to the Active Directory server, and the latter is not responding, the Management API is unavailable for an extended time.

19 issues

InfiniBox 2.2.11 known issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20628 In a rare scenario following a redistribution of soft-targets, hosts may lose paths connected to soft-targets
Critical INFINIBOX-21811 Node failure on CPU soft lockup

Due to a very rare kernel bug, one of the node's CPU may lock up, leading to a node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-22178 Node unavailability due to a flapping drive

When an enclosure drive is reported missing, and it is rediscovered shortly after the initial handling of the failure, a core node may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-22229 During an emergency shutdown event, one node may not complete the shutdown process

On a system with maximal SSD cache configuration, in a rare scenario, a node may not successfully complete the emergency shutdown process.

Critical INFINIBOX-22489 In a very rare case, a node failure leads to temporary system unavailability

A node failure during replication may lead, in a very rare case, to system unavailability.

Critical INFINIBOX-24162  Hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure

In a rare race condition, hot upgrade during drive deactivation may lead to node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-24194 FC switch reset shortly after enabling an FC port may cause a port reset
Critical INFINIBOX-24428 Following a core instance failure, the NAS service may become unavailable, requiring a manual restart
Critical INFINIBOX-24463 Following core instance failure, NFS directory attributes may be temporarily outdated
Critical INFINIBOX-24944 Under a heavy load, creating a consistency group replica may result in a stale replica

Under a heavy system load, creating a replica for a consistency group may result in a stale replica with a state auto_suspended. Delete or resume operations on the stale CG replica will fail.
To resolve this issue, please contact INFINIDAT support.

Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-20434 InfiniBox incorrectly reports the AIX hosts supported reservation types

Although SCSI reservations are supported on AIX hosts, InfiniBox LUNs reserve_policy is incorrectly reported as limited to 'no_reserve' value only.

Major INFINIBOX-21295 Network configuration changes may fail when executed while a node is inactive

Workaround: carry out the network configuration changes only when all nodes are active.

Major INFINIBOX-21968 Soft targets may not come up on system restart

When soft targets are deployed (using NPIV), in some conditions, restarting the system may not bring up the soft targets.
Work-around: Disable and re-enable one of the ports.

Major INFINIBOX-22204 The restoring a volume operation generates multiple events
Major INFINIBOX-22412 Temporary unavailability of the management service following creation of metadata objects in total excessive size

Creating metadata objects in an accumulative size of above 512MB may lead to failure of the management service

Major INFINIBOX-23573 During node self-deactivation, a manual node deactivation request is not rejected

A node that detects problems with its local drives deactivates itself. At the beginning of this deactivation, a manual request to deactivate another node, is not rejected.

Major INFINIBOX-23610 A negative wear out value may be displayed for some SSD drives
Major INFINIBOX-24140 NAS service is temporarily incorrectly reported active after a node deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24597 Node interconnect issues may result in false event of node failure

Partial interconnect issues that do not affect the system availability may falsely generate the following events: NODE_FAILED, CORE_SERVICE_ACTIVE.

Major INFINIBOX-24661 Wrong HTTP error code when enabling NFS export with a missing path (503 instead of 409)
Major INFINIBOX-24725 Local drives controller freeze may cause NAS service deactivation
Major INFINIBOX-24728 Non-default AD communication timeout may not take effect
Major INFINIBOX-24754 In a rare case, removing a volume from a replicated consistency group fails
Major INFINIBOX-24827 System activation issue with data-at-rest encryption

When Encryption is turned on, if a core instance fails during system startup, the system may fail to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-24872 Replica change role confirmation message is not informative enough
Major PRODMGMT-1814
28 issues

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.11

What's new in this release

  • No changes from the previous release

User documentation

Supported browsers

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.11.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.11.x

Fixed issues

  • None

Known issues

  • None+

InfiniShell 2.2.11

User documentation

InfiniShell 2.2.11 fixed issues

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-2225 2.2.11 Provisioning a thin dataset may fail on insufficient physical capacity
CLI-1878 2.2.11 LDAP user fails to login with a full username LDAP user login succeeds with:
* user@ldap.local
And fails with:
* user
The fix to this issue allows users to authenticate using both formats.
2 issues

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

A note on installing InfiniShell on a Windows client

Release 2.2.10

Release date

Aug-16-2016  

Documentation

InfiniBox 2.2.x user documentation is now available in PDF format or ZIPPED HTML:

Availability of hot upgrade 

  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.10
  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.10

Availability of host software products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

What's new in this release

  • Improved mechanism and settings for the message of the day
  • Improved mechanism and settings for session timeout

InfiniBox 2.2.10 fixed issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-22229 2.2.10 During an emergency shutdown event, one node may not complete the shutdown process

On a system with maximal SSD cache configuration, in a rare scenario, a node may not successfully complete the emergency shutdown process.

Critical INFINIBOX-22489 2.2.10 In a very rare case, a node failure leads to temporary system unavailability

A node failure during replication may lead, in a very rare case, to system unavailability.

Critical INFINIBOX-22732 2.2.10 Node activation during a massive file deletion activity may lead to system unavailability

This issue may occur only if the node activation takes place during the massive file deletion activity (1000s of parallel file deletions).

Critical INFINIBOX-22909 2.2.10 Setting the rate limit to 0 may cause NAS and Replication services unavailability

Setting the Network Space rate limit to 0 is available only via the Management API. GUI and InfiniShell are not affected.

Critical INFINIBOX-23030 2.2.10 Node hardware issue may lead to system unavailability

Following a node slowdown due to a hardware issue, the communication between the system nodes may fail, leading a temporary system unavailability.

Critical INFINIBOX-23380 2.2.10 Temporary system unavailability following a calculation of the reclaimable capacity during snapshot creation

A rare race condition between snapshot creation and a calculation of the reclaimable capacity of a snapshot that belongs to the same volume leads to a temporary system unavailability.

Critical INFINIBOX-23746 2.2.10 NAS service degradation due to an excessive use of UDP protocol

The InfiniBox NAS service supports only TCP transport. When an NFS client is misconfigured to use UDP transport, the NAS instance may fail after a long duration of attempts to use UDP.

Major INFINIBOX-22544 2.2.10 Slow throughput in an un-ordered sequential read workload

When the read pattern is sequential with gaps, the prefetch mechanism does not work optimally.

Major INFINIBOX-22580 2.2.10 When a node fails to upgrade, its FC links may not go down

Whenever the node completed the pre-upgrade quiesce and failed to load the new code, its FC links may not go down, and cause FC connections to time out

Major INFINIBOX-22720 2.2.10 Defining the message of the day to over 255 chars may cause temporary management unavailiability
Major INFINIBOX-22998 2.2.10 Local users with infinidat or technician roles cannot be disabled
Major INFINIBOX-23131 2.2.10 Performance improvement for write-intensive workloads

Improved cache hit rates in write-intensive workloads.

Major INFINIBOX-23154 2.2.10 When a communication link goes down, the replicas immediately transition to AUTO_SUSPENDED state

When the link to the remote InfiniBox goes down during sync, the replica enters into the AUTO_SUSPENDED state and requires manual resume by the user, instead of resuming automatically when the link comes back up.

Major INFINIBOX-23422 2.2.10 Replication service may fail after intensive use throughout several months

The NAS service may also fail as a result of an intensive use of the Replication service.

Minor INFINIBOX-23464 2.2.10 Missing API documentation in the GUI
15 issues

InfinBox 2.2.10 known issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20628 In a rare scenario following a redistribution of soft-targets, hosts may lose paths connected to soft-targets
Critical INFINIBOX-21003 Provisioning the replica defaults to 9000 MTU may lead to network issues in environments with a lower MTU

Setting a new MTU on a replication network space does not set the management IP MTU.

Critical INFINIBOX-21811 Node failure on CPU soft lockup

Due to a very rare kernel bug, one of the node's CPU may lock up, leading to a node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-22178 Node unavailability due to a flapping drive

When an enclosure drive is reported missing, and it is rediscovered shortly after the initial handling of the failure, a core node may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-22661 Hot upgrade cannot work when SSL redirection is turned on
Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-20434 InfiniBox incorrectly reports the AIX hosts supported reservation types

Although SCSI reservations are supported on AIX hosts, InfiniBox LUNs reserve_policy is incorrectly reported as limited to 'no_reserve' value only.

Major INFINIBOX-21295 Network configuration changes may fail when executed while a node is inactive

Workaround: carry out the network configuration changes only when all nodes are active.

Major INFINIBOX-21968 Soft targets may not come up on system restart

When soft targets are deployed (using NPIV), in some conditions, restarting the system may not bring up the soft targets.
Work-around: Disable and re-enable one of the ports.

Major INFINIBOX-22412 Temporary unavailability of the management service following creation of metadata objects in total excessive size

Creating metadata objects in an accumulative size of above 512MB may lead to failure of the management service

11 issues

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.10

User documentation

Supported browsers

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

What's new in InfiniBox GUI 2.2.10

Key release notes title release notes description
GUI10-4897 A spinner was added to the Login button The spinner acknowledges the login request and indicates that there is no need to keep clicking on the login button
GUI10-4869 The SSD toggle is now always visible on the Volume Modify screen
GUI10-4866 The message of the day is visible prior to logging into the GUI The message of the day is now displayed to the user upon navigating to the InfiniBoxs GUI. If changed, prior to logging into the system, the user has to approve the message of the day as a condition for proceeding to the login screen.
The message of the day is configurable from the GUI.
GUI10-4863 Introducing session timeout InfiniBox GUI supports session expiration due to inactivity. The inactivity timeout can be set from the GUI.
4 issues

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.10 known issues

Key release notes title release notes description
GUI10-4916 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, applicable for volumes and filesystems, is disabled.
1 issue

InfiniShell 2.2.10

User documentation

InfiniShell 2.2.10 fixed issues

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-2067 2.2.10 Session timeout values are now configurable from InfiniShell InfiniShell proactively terminates the user session. The session times out upon user inactivity, or upon an amount of time, regardless of the user activity.
Both amounts of time are configurable from InfiniShell, using the new config.system.set_session_timeout command.
CLI-2065 2.2.10 The message of the day is visible in InfiniShell The message of the day is visible after logging into InfiniShell and in the output of the config.system.query command.
To be displayed by InfiniShell, the message of the day needs to be written using ASCII characters only.
2 issues

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

A note on installing InfiniShell on a Windows client

Release 2.2.9.5

Infinishell 2.2.9.5

User documentation

See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

InfiniShell 2.2.9.5 fixed issues

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-2100 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, available through the vol.reclaimable and fs.reclaimable commands, is disabled.
1 issue

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

Release 2.2.9.4

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.9.4

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.9.4 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Minor GUI10-4916 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, applicable for volumes and filesystems, is disabled.
1 issue

Release 2.2.9

Release date

  • Jun-29-2016  

User documentation

Available InfiniBox user documentation: 

Availability of hot upgrade 

    • From 2.2.x to 2.2.9
    • From 2.0.x to 2.2.9

Availability of host software products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

What's new in InfiniBox 2.2.9

This InfiniBox release adds support for 1-enclosure and 4-enclosures configurations:

  • InfiniBox F4260
  • InfiniBox F4240
  • InfiniBox F1230

InfiniBox 2,.2.9 fixed issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-22896 2.2.9 In certain sustained NAS workloads, the NAS service may become unavailable

Certain NAS workloads may cause gradually increasing response times of NFS requests and potentially NAS service unavailability.

1 issue

InfiniBox 2.2.9 known issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20628 In a rare scenario following a redistribution of soft-targets, hosts may lose paths connected to soft-targets
Critical INFINIBOX-21003 Provisioning the replica defaults to 9000 MTU may lead to network issues in environments with a lower MTU

Setting a new MTU on a replication network space does not set the management IP MTU.

Critical INFINIBOX-21811 Node failure on CPU soft lockup

Due to a very rare kernel bug, one of the node's CPU may lock up, leading to a node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-22178 Node unavailability due to a flapping drive

When an enclosure drive is reported missing, and it is rediscovered shortly after the initial handling of the failure, a core node may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-22229 During an emergency shutdown event, one node may not complete the shutdown process

On a system with maximal SSD cache configuration, in a rare scenario, a node may not successfully complete the emergency shutdown process.

Critical INFINIBOX-22489 In a very rare case, a node failure leads to temporary system unavailability

A node failure during replication may lead, in a very rare case, to system unavailability.

Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-20434 InfiniBox incorrectly reports the AIX hosts supported reservation types

Although SCSI reservations are supported on AIX hosts, InfiniBox LUNs reserve_policy is incorrectly reported as limited to 'no_reserve' value only.

Major INFINIBOX-21295 Network configuration changes may fail when executed while a node is inactive

Workaround: carry out the network configuration changes only when all nodes are active.

Major INFINIBOX-21968 Soft targets may not come up on system restart

When soft targets are deployed (using NPIV), in some conditions, restarting the system may not bring up the soft targets.
Work-around: Disable and re-enable one of the ports.

Major INFINIBOX-22412 Temporary unavailability of the management service following creation of metadata objects in total excessive size

Creating metadata objects in an accumulative size of above 512MB may lead to failure of the management service

12 issues

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.9

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.9 fixed issues

  • None

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.9 known issues

  • None

InfiniShell 2.2.9

InfiniShell 2.2.9 fixed issues

  • None

InfiniShell 2.2.9 known issues

  • None

Release 2.2.8.23

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8.23

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8.23 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Minor GUI10-4916 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, applicable for volumes and filesystems, is disabled.
1 issue

Release 2.2.8.22

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8.22

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

Upgrade instructions

The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits

  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8.22 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Major GUI10-4758 2.2.8.22 The Ports tab of the Host screen cannot display more that 1,000 initiators
Minor GUI10-4250 2.2.8 Dataset tables are misplaced on Chrome build 48 Dataset tables are displayed at the bottom of the screen, or not displayed at all, if viewed on Chrome build 48
Major GUI10-4202 2.2.8 Filesystem Export default values are outdated
Minor GUI10-4201 2.2.3.2, 2.2.8 The FC Ports table has a fixed size The FC Ports table on the Fibre Channel tab of the Settings screen does not take advantage of vacant screen space.
Major GUI10-4199 2.2.8 The Events table cannot be scrolled When the Events table is scrolled down, it is refreshed and displays the events at the top of the timeline, instead of the previous events.
5 issues

What's new in InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8.22

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
GUI10-2880 2.2.8 Added: ability to flush the cache of an LDAP/AD server This capability is available from the Settings > LDAP/AD screen.
GUI10-2913 2.2.8 Message of the day The message of the day, that is determined using InfiniAPI, is displayed on the GUI welcome screen.
GUI10-3433 2.2.8 Volume creation date is now displayed on the volume pane The volume's creation date is now available among all other volume details.
GUI10-3840 2.2.8 It is now possible to create a consistency group from within the pool menu
GUI10-3897 2.2.8 Each table now shows the number of lines For each entity table , a counter is available at the top of the table (for example, the number of snapshots is available at the top of the volume snapshots table).
GUI10-4047 2.2.8 Logged-in initiators are listed on Ports screens The number of logged-in initiators is listed on the FC ports table. The logged-in initiators display the overall host distribution across ports, so zoning a new host can be an informed decision, based on the lowest host-count.
GUI10-4109 2.2.8 Added indication for the node drive's type on the Health screen
GUI10-4121 2.2.8 Pressing the rack drawing on the dashboard leads to the System Health screen
GUI10-4124 2.2.8 Pressing on the gray area around a component (on the Health screen) takes the user back one step
GUI10-4168 2.2.8 Added an indicator for node drives in Error state
GUI10-4183 2.2.8 Added : the amount of available Flash Cache The amount of available Flash Cache is added to the dashboard screen and to the health screen.
GUI10-4231 2.2.8 Added: Support Console dialog A Support Console dialog is now available from the GUI Actions menu (at the top-right of the screen). This dialog allows to start a support session. It displays information on the current and past support sessions.
12 issues

Release 2.2.8.21

InfiniShell 2.2.8.21

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

Infinishell 2.2.8.21 fixed issues

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-2100 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, available through the vol.reclaimable and fs.reclaimable commands, is disabled.
1 issue

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

Release 2.2.8.19

InfiniShell 2.2.8.19

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

InfiniShell 2.2.8.19 fixed issues

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-2006 The host.initiator_query command displays only the first 50 results
1 issue

What's new in InfiniShell 2.2.8.19

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-1312 2.2.8 Message of the day It is now possible to determine the text message that is displayed on the GUI welcome screen.
CLI-1409 2.2.8 The output of query commands is available in JSON format
CLI-1657 2.2.8 Improved interactive mode login command When logging into an InfiniBox system using InfiniShell interactive mode, it is now possible to type the username and password more efficiently. In addition to the existing infinishell infinibox-name that is followed with prompts for username and password, it is now possible to type infinishell username:password@infinibox-name:port
CLI-1674 2.2.8 The host.port_query command accepts multiple hosts as an input
CLI-1695 2.2.8 Added support for AIX
CLI-1703 2.2.8 When InfiniShell is invoked, the user is prompted to enter the system name
CLI-1785 2.2.8 When changing the password with the user.change _password command, the password is hidden
7 issues

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

Release 2.2.8

Release date

  • May-23-2016

User documentation

Available user documentation:

Availability of hot upgrade

  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.8
  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.8

Availability of host software products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

What's New in InfiniBox 2.2.8

Improved granularity of NAS performance counters

This release includes an overhaul of the performance counter infrastructure, starting with NAS (SAN to follow), adding a wider performance monitoring functionality:

  • Filesystem and pool-level on top of the already existing system-level
  • Improved Add Graph workflow
  • New graph types (top and histograms) allowing better analysis and troubleshooting

Secured LDAP communication

This release introduces support for LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) for communication with Active directory. Supported TLS versions: 1.1, 1.2.

Local user locking

The system admin can prohibit local users from accessing the InfiniBox system. A locked user cannot log into the system. The user is still listed in the system, and it can be unlocked. Locking all local users allows organizations to centrally manage their users and passwords through LDAP / Active Directory.

Support for HTTP -> HTTPS redirect 

Support for forcing HTTPS only management traffic, and redirecting HTTP requests to HTTPS. When this option is selected, HTTP initiated requests are redirected to HTTPS.

Login sessions 

The management API is enhanced with login sessions support, where cookies are used instead of user credentials on every request.

Performance improvements (in comparison to 2.0.x release)

  • An increase to system maximum IOPS to 900K 
  • A 40% increase in system read from cache.
  • A 25% decrease in write latency
  • A 50% improvement in Rebuild 1 and Rebuild 2 times
  • Latency reduction for I/O of 512KB and above

InfiniBox 2.2.8 fixed issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Blocker INFINIBOX-22133 2.2.8 Potential node failure during drive scrubbing

The scrub process may fail the node in a rare scenario when encountering a drive error.

Critical INFINIBOX-19354 2.2.8 When soft targets are in use and a FC link jitters, the FC port resets

Upon link up, the driver restarts. This leads to a temporary path unavailability.

Critical INFINIBOX-20409 2.2.8 Sending a very large metadata set request may cause the management service to fail

A single metadata update request containing over 100 entities, may cause the management service to fail

Critical INFINIBOX-21555 2.2.8 NAS service may fail when using very large files (Over 16TB)
Critical INFINIBOX-20795 2.2.8 Soft Targets creation at large scale fails

When creating the maximum number of soft targets on two switches at the same time, the operation may time-out and leave orphan soft targets that are not available in the fabric.
Workaround: configure one switch at a time, with at least a few seconds delay in between.

Major INFINIBOX-20549 2.2.8 FC driver failure on soft targets redistribution

When redistributing soft targets (virtual FC target ports) due to node/port activation/deactivation, the FC driver may become unavailable, and respawn. This leads to a temporary loss of access to all of the soft targets that were assigned to the relevant FC port.

Major INFINIBOX-20501 2.2.8 System may not poweroff nodes following system shutdown

A rare race condition may cause the management service to stall during shutdown and prevent poweroff of nodes

Major INFINIBOX-16746 2.2.8 LDAP users that log into InfiniBox with their primary group are successfully logged in, but have no InfiniBox role.

Workaround - Select from the following options:

  • Set another group as the primary group for the user (LDAP administrator)
  • Configure another group that is not the primary group (Storage administrator) and make the user a member of this group
Major INFINIBOX-20048 2.2.8 Creating multiple replicas may impact the system performance during the initial sync

Once the initial sync is complete, the performance is no longer impacted.

Major INFINIBOX-19866 2.2.8 Remove restriction regarding upgrading of pre-2.2.0 systems that have replicas

Upgrading a pre-2.2.0 system that has replicas to code level 2.2.0 onward entailed deleting the replicas and recreating them. This limitation is now removed.

Major INFINIBOX-19984 2.2.8 NAS: File truncation may not reclaim space immediately

When a file system space is exhausted and it becomes "locked", truncating a file may not free up the space from the file system until the next file delete/truncate on the file system.

Major INFINIBOX-20384 2.2.8 Changing the role of a replicated dataset from source to target fails if the dataset is mapped

Workaround: unmap the dataset and retry to operation.

Major INFINIBOX-20708 2.2.8 FC soft target path loss

Upon a migration of a soft target (virtual FC port) from one FC port to another, the new initiator connections may fail to see their LUNs. This error might occur after thousands of soft targets redistributions, following previous incorrect fabric zoning.

Major INFINIBOX-20885 2.2.8 Removing rate-limit from network space does not take effect

When a rate limit is set on a network space, removing the rate limit does not take effect.

Minor INFINIBOX-20800 2.2.8 Performance improvement for large I/O

Latency reduction for I/O of 512KB and above

Critical INFINIBOX-21546 2.2.4 NAS service failure when using very large files

The NAS service may fail when a client reads a file which is larger than 16TB.

Critical INFINIBOX-21091 2.2.3 Volume clones allocate more physical space than actually used

On systems that were upgraded to version 2.2.x while having existing volume clones, those clones may occupy more physical space than what is actually used.

Critical INFINIBOX-21090 2.2.3 NAS service fails in case of a large configuration over UDP transport

When the NAS configuration is large enough to make the size of the output of 'showmount' larger than 64KB, and the client uses UDP as transport, the NAS service becomes non-responsive and requires a restart.

Critical INFINIBOX-20742 2.2.2 SAS cables mis-behaviour is detected as a drive error

Fixed a case in which a hardware test where SAS cables were disconnected resulted in a massive drive error that could lead to a system emergency shutdown.

Critical INFINIBOX-20745 2.2.2 Management service fails upon an unsupported configuration request

A request to update an immutable field of Replication Link entity may cause a failure of the management service, leading to the unavailability of the system management API.

Critical INFINIBOX-20721 2.2.2 Pool space accounting error

Following an upgrade of a system with snapshots from version 2.0.x to version 2.2.0/2.2.1, the subsequent deletion of snapshots causes an error in pool space allocation counters. This could lead to a premature locking of pools and volumes becoming write-protected.

Major INFINIBOX-20609 2.2.2 NFS - Root access permission issue

When the 'execute' permission is removed from a directory from all of {owner, group, others}, root user loses access to it.

Critical INFINIBOX-21003 2.2.11 Provisioning the replica defaults to 9000 MTU may lead to network issues in environments with a lower MTU

Setting a new MTU on a replication network space does not set the management IP MTU.

Major INFINIBOX-20565 2.2.1 A replica manual synchronization stops the automatic synchronization schedule

When a replica is manually synchronized (using the replica 'sync now' command), the next sync job (scheduled by the replica sync interval) does not take place, thus the replica is no longer progressing.

Major INFINIBOX-20544 2.2.1 A NAS service failure occurs when there is no permission to the root of a filesystem

When a user removes the 'execute' permission bit on a root directory of an exported filesystem, the next time the NAS service comes up after shutdown/restart, it fails to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-20533 2.2.1 A case of a total system unavailability is theoretically possible when performing a remote replication

There is a theoretical risk for a total system unavailability when replicating an idle volume and a process gets stuck on one of the nodes. The fix eliminates this risk.

Major INFINIBOX-20534 2.2.1 A sub-directory of an exported directory cannot be mounted

A sub-directory of an exported directory cannot be mounted by an NFS client. Only exported directories can be mounted.

Major INFINIBOX-17303 2.2.0 Logging into InfiniBox takes too long in an environment that has over 100 Active Directory servers

When InfiniBox is configured with a large LDAP domain, logging in may take up to 2 minutes.

Major INFINIBOX-16933 2.2.0 Upon a node failure, some of the services are shown as Active, while they are actually Degraded.
Major INFINIBOX-18631 2.2.0 A change to the network space rate limit is not reflected on the replication it services

After setting rate limit on a network space, consequent modification to the rate limit do not take effect. (Removal of the limit and re-setting a limit is required.)

Major INFINIBOX-16817 2.2.0 A user with Pool Admin role cannot perform replication operations

A user with a Pool Admin role cannot perform operations that involve the remote system (such as replica operations).

Major INFINIBOX-15383 2.2.0 The replica source system is not updated upon remote pool and volume name changes.

This issue does not affect the replication itself. It only affects the visibility of the pool and volume names on the UI.

Minor INFINIBOX-17498 2.2.0 Resizing a pool generates incorrect events

When the change in capacity is lower than the granularity of capacity display, the event description does not show the change.

Minor INFINIBOX-18282 2.2.0 AIX ODM fails to distinguish controller device from disk

The fix adds "CTRL" in the INQUIRY vendor specific bytes of controller device (LUN 0).

Minor INFINIBOX-18732 2.2.0 Email event notifications may have their content added as an attachment instead of part of the message body

On some SMTP servers, event notifications are sent with their content stripped out from the body of the email message and added as an attachment.

Minor INFINIBOX-18727 2.2.0 The system does not allow SMTP user address that ends with '.trust'

The fix includes support for .trust and other new top-level-domains.

Major GUI10-3329 2.2.0 The patch panel view in the GUI does not display ports incorrectly The patch panel view in the GUI does not display ports incorrectly
Critical CLI-1762 InfiniShell 2.2.2 Redundant warnings in builtin CLI When using the builtin infinishell within the system's GUI, warning messages appear before the prompt shows up.
38 issues

InfiniBox 2.2.8 known issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20628 In a rare scenario following a redistribution of soft-targets, hosts may lose paths connected to soft-targets
Critical INFINIBOX-21003 Provisioning the replica defaults to 9000 MTU may lead to network issues in environments with a lower MTU

Setting a new MTU on a replication network space does not set the management IP MTU.

Critical INFINIBOX-21811 Node failure on CPU soft lockup

Due to a very rare kernel bug, one of the node's CPU may lock up, leading to a node failure.

Critical INFINIBOX-22178 Node unavailability due to a flapping drive

When an enclosure drive is reported missing, and it is rediscovered shortly after the initial handling of the failure, a core node may become unavailable.

Critical INFINIBOX-22229 During an emergency shutdown event, one node may not complete the shutdown process

On a system with maximal SSD cache configuration, in a rare scenario, a node may not successfully complete the emergency shutdown process.

Critical INFINIBOX-22489 In a very rare case, a node failure leads to temporary system unavailability

A node failure during replication may lead, in a very rare case, to system unavailability.

Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-20434 InfiniBox incorrectly reports the AIX hosts supported reservation types

Although SCSI reservations are supported on AIX hosts, InfiniBox LUNs reserve_policy is incorrectly reported as limited to 'no_reserve' value only.

Major INFINIBOX-21295 Network configuration changes may fail when executed while a node is inactive

Workaround: carry out the network configuration changes only when all nodes are active.

Major INFINIBOX-21968 Soft targets may not come up on system restart

When soft targets are deployed (using NPIV), in some conditions, restarting the system may not bring up the soft targets.
Work-around: Disable and re-enable one of the ports.

Major INFINIBOX-22412 Temporary unavailability of the management service following creation of metadata objects in total excessive size

Creating metadata objects in an accumulative size of above 512MB may lead to failure of the management service

12 issues

Events that have changed since release 2.2.0

Events that are new in this release 

(Events that belong to new features are not listed here)

  • FILESYSTEM_CLONE_RESIZED
  • USER_LOGGED_OUT 
  • USER_SESSION_EXPIRED 
  • SSL_REDIRECTION_MODIFIED
  • NETWORK_SPACE_RATE_LIMIT_MODIFIED
  • USER_ENABLED
  • USER_DISABLED

Events that were changed in this release 

  • USER_CREATED level is now Warning.

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8 can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Minor GUI10-4250 2.2.8 Dataset tables are misplaced on Chrome build 48 Dataset tables are displayed at the bottom of the screen, or not displayed at all, if viewed on Chrome build 48
Major GUI10-4202 2.2.8 Filesystem Export default values are outdated
Minor GUI10-4201 2.2.3.2, 2.2.8 The FC Ports table has a fixed size The FC Ports table on the Fibre Channel tab of the Settings screen does not take advantage of vacant screen space.
Major GUI10-4199 2.2.8 The Events table cannot be scrolled When the Events table is scrolled down, it is refreshed and displays the events at the top of the timeline, instead of the previous events.
4 issues

What's new in InfiniBox GUI 2.2.8

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
GUI10-2880 2.2.8 Added: ability to flush the cache of an LDAP/AD server This capability is available from the Settings > LDAP/AD screen.
GUI10-2913 2.2.8 Message of the day The message of the day, that is determined using InfiniAPI, is displayed on the GUI welcome screen.
GUI10-3433 2.2.8 Volume creation date is now displayed on the volume pane The volume's creation date is now available among all other volume details.
GUI10-3840 2.2.8 It is now possible to create a consistency group from within the pool menu
GUI10-3897 2.2.8 Each table now shows the number of lines For each entity table , a counter is available at the top of the table (for example, the number of snapshots is available at the top of the volume snapshots table).
GUI10-4047 2.2.8 Logged-in initiators are listed on Ports screens The number of logged-in initiators is listed on the FC ports table. The logged-in initiators display the overall host distribution across ports, so zoning a new host can be an informed decision, based on the lowest host-count.
GUI10-4109 2.2.8 Added indication for the node drive's type on the Health screen
GUI10-4121 2.2.8 Pressing the rack drawing on the dashboard leads to the System Health screen
GUI10-4124 2.2.8 Pressing on the gray area around a component (on the Health screen) takes the user back one step
GUI10-4168 2.2.8 Added an indicator for node drives in Error state
GUI10-4183 2.2.8 Added : the amount of available Flash Cache The amount of available Flash Cache is added to the dashboard screen and to the health screen.
GUI10-4231 2.2.8 Added: Support Console dialog A Support Console dialog is now available from the GUI Actions menu (at the top-right of the screen). This dialog allows to start a support session. It displays information on the current and past support sessions.
12 issues

InfiniShell 2.2.8

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

What's new in InfiniShell 2.2.8

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-1312 2.2.8 Message of the day It is now possible to determine the text message that is displayed on the GUI welcome screen.
CLI-1409 2.2.8 The output of query commands is available in JSON format
CLI-1657 2.2.8 Improved interactive mode login command When logging into an InfiniBox system using InfiniShell interactive mode, it is now possible to type the username and password more efficiently. In addition to the existing infinishell infinibox-name that is followed with prompts for username and password, it is now possible to type infinishell username:password@infinibox-name:port
CLI-1674 2.2.8 The host.port_query command accepts multiple hosts as an input
CLI-1695 2.2.8 Added support for AIX
CLI-1703 2.2.8 When InfiniShell is invoked, the user is prompted to enter the system name
CLI-1785 2.2.8 When changing the password with the user.change _password command, the password is hidden
7 issues

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

Release 2.2.4.4

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.4.4

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.4.4 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Minor GUI10-4916 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, applicable for volumes and filesystems, is disabled.
1 issue

Release 2.2.4.1

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.4.1

Release date

  • -Jun-26-2016

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.4.1 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Minor GUI10-4860 2.2.4.1 Continuous failed login requests are not stopped Continuous requests that are sent by the GUI with incorrect login credentials are not stopped, thus flooding the Events mechanism.
1 issue

InfiniShell 2.2.4.1

InfiniShell 2.2.4.1 fixed issues

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-2100 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, available through the vol.reclaimable and fs.reclaimable commands, is disabled.
1 issue

Release 2.2.4

Release date

  • Mar-27-2016

User documentation

The user documentation is available on the InfiniBox 2.2 page.

Availability of hot upgrade

  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.4 
  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.4
  • From 1.7.x to 2.2.4

Upgrading a replicated system

When upgrading an InfiniBox system from a version earlier than 2.2.0 to version 2.2.x, that has active replicas:

  • Both source and target systems have to be upgraded
  • The upgrade is carried out by INFINIDAT Support
  • During the upgrade, existing replicas are deleted
  • As the upgrade is carried out by INFINIDAT support, there is no need to initialize the new replicas

This set of instructions is not required for upgrading from versions 2.2.x to version 2.2.4.

Availability of host software products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

Availability of InfiniShell and GUI versions

What's New in release 2.2.0 

Introducing NAS filesystems

InfiniBox features support for filesystems in addition to the already existing support for volumes. Filesystems and volumes share the backend storage and can co-exist within the same storage pool. This release includes support for NFS protocol version 3 and a lot of the storage capabilities of volumes (e.g. Snapshots, clones, Flash Cache).   

Consistency groups

A consistency group is a group of volumes that maintain write-order fidelity.

The consistency group allows to take snapshots of all of its volumes at the same point-in-time, thus ensuring a consistent image of the volumes at that time. The consistency group is typically used when a single application spans multiple volumes and there is a need to create a point-in-time copy of these volumes. From the application perspective, point-in-time backups of the entire application are crucial for maintaining data integrity.

Encryption of data-at-rest

INFINIDAT utilizes encryption of data-at-rest for regulatory compliance, security audit readiness and other purposes.

Disk encryption-at-rest allows for data protection across all scenarios in which data that is stored in the disks is compromised due to disks removal from the site. With data encryption using Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) and the ability to securely erase a disk, the risk of data exposure is eliminated. 

The InfiniBox storage system can be set to run either with data-at-rest protection or without it. InfiniBox encryption-at-rest uses the standard method of encrypting data, so there is no performance penalty.
This feature is supported only on systems equipped with self-encrypting disks.

InfiniSpares

The Infinispares feature enables the InfiniBox system to keep running even in a situation where dozens of disks have failed across a long period of time. In such a situation, where all of the system spare disks space is consumed, an additional disk failure will cause the system to activate the InfiniSpares feature. 

When the feature is engaged, InfiniBox utilizes unused parts of the remaining drives as spares. At any given time, InfiniBox ensures that the system has an enough spare capacity to hold 2 additional disks failures.

Replication improvements

RPO

The RPO (Recovery Point Objective) is a user-defined maximum lag time between the source and target sites of the replica. This lag is measured as the time that has passed since the current image on the target existed on the source. The RPO state is either OK or Lagging.

Sync now

InfiniBox allows for an extra-curricular synchronization of a replica. The sync now task synchronizes a replicated dataset (volume, or a consistency group) on demand, regardless on the scheduled replica cycle.

Throughput reporting

Querying for the replica now reports on the current replica throughput.

Capacity counters

The capacity that is dedicated for replica staging area. This field is available on both source and target. On the target system it is called staging area size.

Replicating consistency groups

InfiniBox allows to replicate consistency group members while maintaining a consistent replica on the target system.

The consistency group is replicated as a whole. The replica is comprised of a source consistency group and a target consistency group. All of the consistency group's members are replicated, and the replica state of the consistency group abides all of its members.

Replicating to up to 16 systems

This release supports replicating to up to 16 InfiniBox systems (each volume goes to only one InfiniBox system).

Increased number of snapshots and clones per dataset

This release introduces an increase in the number of dataset descendants (snapshots and clones). The increase is as follows:

  • Volume family members: 1000
  • Filesystem family members: 250

Increased flash cache

This release supports up to 86TB of flash cache.

Performance improvements

This release features the following performance improvements:

  • An increase to system maximum IOPS to 900K 
  • A 40% increase in system read from cache.
  • A 25% decrease in write latency
  • A 50% improvement in Rebuild 1 and Rebuild 2 times

Increased number of SCSI-3 reservations

This release features an increase of the maximum number of SCSI-3 reservations per volume to 1,024.

InfiniBox 2.2.0 and onward fixed issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-21546 2.2.4 NAS service failure when using very large files

The NAS service may fail when a client reads a file which is larger than 16TB.

Critical INFINIBOX-21091 2.2.3 Volume clones allocate more physical space than actually used

On systems that were upgraded to version 2.2.x while having existing volume clones, those clones may occupy more physical space than what is actually used.

Critical INFINIBOX-21090 2.2.3 NAS service fails in case of a large configuration over UDP transport

When the NAS configuration is large enough to make the size of the output of 'showmount' larger than 64KB, and the client uses UDP as transport, the NAS service becomes non-responsive and requires a restart.

Critical INFINIBOX-20742 2.2.2 SAS cables mis-behaviour is detected as a drive error

Fixed a case in which a hardware test where SAS cables were disconnected resulted in a massive drive error that could lead to a system emergency shutdown.

Critical INFINIBOX-20745 2.2.2 Management service fails upon an unsupported configuration request

A request to update an immutable field of Replication Link entity may cause a failure of the management service, leading to the unavailability of the system management API.

Critical INFINIBOX-20721 2.2.2 Pool space accounting error

Following an upgrade of a system with snapshots from version 2.0.x to version 2.2.0/2.2.1, the subsequent deletion of snapshots causes an error in pool space allocation counters. This could lead to a premature locking of pools and volumes becoming write-protected.

Major INFINIBOX-20609 2.2.2 NFS - Root access permission issue

When the 'execute' permission is removed from a directory from all of {owner, group, others}, root user loses access to it.

Major INFINIBOX-20565 2.2.1 A replica manual synchronization stops the automatic synchronization schedule

When a replica is manually synchronized (using the replica 'sync now' command), the next sync job (scheduled by the replica sync interval) does not take place, thus the replica is no longer progressing.

Major INFINIBOX-20544 2.2.1 A NAS service failure occurs when there is no permission to the root of a filesystem

When a user removes the 'execute' permission bit on a root directory of an exported filesystem, the next time the NAS service comes up after shutdown/restart, it fails to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-20533 2.2.1 A case of a total system unavailability is theoretically possible when performing a remote replication

There is a theoretical risk for a total system unavailability when replicating an idle volume and a process gets stuck on one of the nodes. The fix eliminates this risk.

Major INFINIBOX-20534 2.2.1 A sub-directory of an exported directory cannot be mounted

A sub-directory of an exported directory cannot be mounted by an NFS client. Only exported directories can be mounted.

Major INFINIBOX-17303 2.2.0 Logging into InfiniBox takes too long in an environment that has over 100 Active Directory servers

When InfiniBox is configured with a large LDAP domain, logging in may take up to 2 minutes.

Major INFINIBOX-16933 2.2.0 Upon a node failure, some of the services are shown as Active, while they are actually Degraded.
Major INFINIBOX-18631 2.2.0 A change to the network space rate limit is not reflected on the replication it services

After setting rate limit on a network space, consequent modification to the rate limit do not take effect. (Removal of the limit and re-setting a limit is required.)

Major INFINIBOX-16817 2.2.0 A user with Pool Admin role cannot perform replication operations

A user with a Pool Admin role cannot perform operations that involve the remote system (such as replica operations).

Major INFINIBOX-15383 2.2.0 The replica source system is not updated upon remote pool and volume name changes.

This issue does not affect the replication itself. It only affects the visibility of the pool and volume names on the UI.

Minor INFINIBOX-17498 2.2.0 Resizing a pool generates incorrect events

When the change in capacity is lower than the granularity of capacity display, the event description does not show the change.

Minor INFINIBOX-18282 2.2.0 AIX ODM fails to distinguish controller device from disk

The fix adds "CTRL" in the INQUIRY vendor specific bytes of controller device (LUN 0).

Minor INFINIBOX-18732 2.2.0 Email event notifications may have their content added as an attachment instead of part of the message body

On some SMTP servers, event notifications are sent with their content stripped out from the body of the email message and added as an attachment.

Minor INFINIBOX-18727 2.2.0 The system does not allow SMTP user address that ends with '.trust'

The fix includes support for .trust and other new top-level-domains.

Major GUI10-3329 2.2.0 The patch panel view in the GUI does not display ports incorrectly The patch panel view in the GUI does not display ports incorrectly
Critical CLI-1762 InfiniShell 2.2.2 Redundant warnings in builtin CLI When using the builtin infinishell within the system's GUI, warning messages appear before the prompt shows up.
22 issues

InfiniBox 2.2.0 and onward known issues

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key release notes title release notes description
Critical INFINIBOX-20795 Soft Targets creation at large scale fails

When creating the maximum number of soft targets on two switches at the same time, the operation may time-out and leave orphan soft targets that are not available in the fabric.
Workaround: configure one switch at a time, with at least a few seconds delay in between.

Major INFINIBOX-20549 FC driver failure on soft targets redistribution

When redistributing soft targets (virtual FC target ports) due to node/port activation/deactivation, the FC driver may become unavailable, and respawn. This leads to a temporary loss of access to all of the soft targets that were assigned to the relevant FC port.

Major INFINIBOX-16813 In scenarios with large SAN fabric or long initiator latency the system average latency counter may be inflated
Major INFINIBOX-14604 Link down on the master node may fail the replica management link

When the replication link fails on the system's master node, the data connections failover to the other nodes. The management connection, however, does not failover and becomes unavailable until the link is up again. During this time, although the replication keeps working as usual, the replica state may not be reported correctly and replication provisioning operations cannot be performed.

Major INFINIBOX-19984 NAS: File truncation may not reclaim space immediately

When a file system space is exhausted and it becomes "locked", truncating a file may not free up the space from the file system until the next file delete/truncate on the file system.

Major INFINIBOX-20384 Changing the role of a replicated dataset from source to target fails if the dataset is mapped

Workaround: unmap the dataset and retry to operation.

Major INFINIBOX-20708 FC soft target path loss

Upon a migration of a soft target (virtual FC port) from one FC port to another, the new initiator connections may fail to see their LUNs. This error might occur after thousands of soft targets redistributions, following previous incorrect fabric zoning.

7 issues

Events that have changed since release 2.0.0

Events that are new in this release

(Events that belong to new features are not listed here)

  • DNS_CONFIGURATION_UPDATED
  • NTP_CONFIGURATION_UPDATED
  • REPLICA_LINK_DEGRADED
  • NODE_ACTIVATION_FAILED
  • NODE_DEACTIVATION_FAILED
  • REPLICA_INITIAL_SYNC_ENDED
  • DRIVE_ENCRYPTION_FAILED

Events that were removed in this release

  • CORE_ACTIVATION_REQUESTED
  • NETWORK_SPACE_MODIFIED
    • Replaced with: NETWORK_SPACE_CONFIG_CHANGED
  • NETWORK_SPACE_CONFIG_CHANGED
    • Replaced with NETWORK_SPACE_INTERFACES_MODIFIED, NETWORK_SPACE_SERVICE_MODIFIED
  • NODE_DEACTIVATION_REQUESTED

InfinBox GUI 2.2.4

Issue fixed in this release

  • None

What's new in InfiniBox 2.2

New: consistency groups screen

  • Available from the GUI main screen and the left panel (as a tab of the Volumes and Filesystems screen), the Consistency Groups screen displays the defined consistency groups.
  • The consistency group is displayed along with its member datasets and snapshot groups.
  • The consistency group can be created, modified and deleted from this screen.
  • Members can be added and removed to and from the consistency group, snapshot groups can be taken and the consistency group can be restored from them.

New: filesytems screen

  • Available from the GUI main screen, the Volumes menu item is renamed to Volumes & FS.
  • The Volumes screen is expanded and now included a unified view for both volumes and filesystems, as well as separate views to each of them individually.
  • The Filesystem can be created, modified and deleted from this screen.
  • Filesystem snapshots and clones can be taken and restored.
  • Filesystem counters are available on the main GUI dashboard.

Network settings

  • The network spaces and network interfaces are now displayed on two separate tabs (accessible from the Setting menu item).
  • A new network spaces wizard streamlines the creation of a new network space.

Host logged-in initiators and port status

  • When creating a host, the GUI displays the available initiators that are logged-in to InfiniBox and are not associated with any other host.
  • The GUI displays the ports status (connected to all three nodes, degraded, disconnected).

Replication improvements

  • The replication screen displays the replica RPO and provides an indication for the RPO state.
  • Clicking a replica opens a replica details panel that displays the replica details in a graphical, easy to grasp, manner.

Cross-browser support

  • Added support for IE11.
  • Added support fro FireFox.

Indication on updates to the GUI software

  • The GUI indicates on new software versions that are available on the INFINIDAT Repository website.
  • The user can choose whether to let the GUI automatically update itself.

InfiniShell 2.2.4

User documentation

InfiniShell 2.2.x fixed issue

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Minor CLI-1732 InfiniShell 2.2.0 It is impossible to define RPO as None upon replica creation When creating a replica, it is impossible to set the RPO to None.
1 issue

InfiniShell 2.2.x fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Critical CLI-832 InfiniShell 2.2.0 TAB completion does not work when running InfiniShell on Windows
Major CLI-1183 InfiniShell 2.2.0 Typing replica.delete source= and typing TAB returns all volumes, were it should return only volumes that are part of a replica.
2 issues

What's new in InfiniShell 2.2

Support of new features

Support of filesystems, consistency groups and replication improvements.

Enhanced usability for special commands

Special commands are toggled (activated and deactivated) using the same syntax. 

This enhancement is applicable to the following special commands: %csv%debug%raw.

Enhanced InfiniBox support

InfiniShell 2.2 supports both InfiniBox 2.2 and 2.0.

Enhanced command prompt

The command prompt is now colored.

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

Release 2.2.3.6

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.3.6

User documentation

  • See the User Documentation section on this page: InfiniBox 2.2

Upgrade instructions

  • The GUI and InfiniBox versions have to have identical 3 digits
  • For example, GUI 2.2.8.x can be installed only on InfiniBox 2.2.8.x

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.3.6 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Minor GUI10-4916 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, applicable for volumes and filesystems, is disabled.
1 issue

Release 2.2.3.5

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.3.5

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.3.5 fixed issue

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Major GUI10-4508 2.2.3.5 The Network Interface Expand button is not expanding It is impossible to view the network interface ports by expanding the Network Interface entry on the Network Interface screen.
1 issue

What's new in release 2.2

New: consistency groups screen

  • Available from the GUI main screen and the left panel (as a tab of the Volumes and Filesystems screen), the Consistency Groups screen displays the defined consistency groups.
  • The consistency group is displayed along with its member datasets and snapshot groups.
  • The consistency group can be created, modified and deleted from this screen.
  • Members can be added and removed to and from the consistency group, snapshot groups can be taken and the consistency group can be restored from them.

New: filesytems screen

  • Available from the GUI main screen, the Volumes menu item is renamed to Volumes & FS.
  • The Volumes screen is expanded and now included a unified view for both volumes and filesystems, as well as separate views to each of them individually.
  • The Filesystem can be created, modified and deleted from this screen.
  • Filesystem snapshots and clones can be taken and restored.
  • Filesystem counters are available on the main GUI dashboard.

Network settings

  • The network spaces and network interfaces are now displayed on two separate tabs (accessible from the Setting menu item).
  • A new network spaces wizard streamlines the creation of a new network space.

Host logged-in initiators and port status

  • When creating a host, the GUI displays the available initiators that are logged-in to InfiniBox and are not associated with any other host.
  • The GUI displays the ports status (connected to all three nodes, degraded, disconnected).

Replication improvements

  • The replication screen displays the replica RPO and provides an indication for the RPO state.
  • Clicking a replica opens a replica details panel that displays the replica details in a graphical, easy to grasp, manner.

Cross-browser support

  • Added support for IE11.
  • Added support fro FireFox.

Indication on updates to the GUI software

  • The GUI indicates on new software versions that are available on the INFINIDAT Repository website.
  • The user can choose whether to let the GUI automatically update itself.

Release 2.2.3.4

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.3.4

InfiniBox GUI 2.2.3.2 - 2.2.3.4 fixed issues

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Blocker GUI10-4498 2.2.3.4 LDAP user that is defined with non-English characters cannot log into the GUI An LDAP user whose name that is defined with non-English characters cannot log into the GUI.
Minor GUI10-3948 2.2.3.3 No more than 50 snapshots can be seen at once No more than 50 snapshots of the same parent volume can be seen at once.
Minor GUI10-4201 2.2.3.2, 2.2.8 The FC Ports table has a fixed size The FC Ports table on the Fibre Channel tab of the Settings screen does not take advantage of vacant screen space.
Minor GUI10-4343 2.2.3.2 Ethernet Ports and FC Ports tables are now filterable and sortable
Minor GUI10-4065 2.2.3.2 Backspace key is not working When filling in text fields (for example, for entity names), the Backspace key is not working.
Minor GUI10-4441 2.2.3.2 F2xxx system erroneously reports on 6 missing enclosures Upgrading the GUI version of an F2xxx system, the Health screen displays 6 enclosures as "Missing".
6 issues

What's new in release 2.2

New: consistency groups screen

  • Available from the GUI main screen and the left panel (as a tab of the Volumes and Filesystems screen), the Consistency Groups screen displays the defined consistency groups.
  • The consistency group is displayed along with its member datasets and snapshot groups.
  • The consistency group can be created, modified and deleted from this screen.
  • Members can be added and removed to and from the consistency group, snapshot groups can be taken and the consistency group can be restored from them.

New: filesytems screen

  • Available from the GUI main screen, the Volumes menu item is renamed to Volumes & FS.
  • The Volumes screen is expanded and now included a unified view for both volumes and filesystems, as well as separate views to each of them individually.
  • The Filesystem can be created, modified and deleted from this screen.
  • Filesystem snapshots and clones can be taken and restored.
  • Filesystem counters are available on the main GUI dashboard.

Network settings

  • The network spaces and network interfaces are now displayed on two separate tabs (accessible from the Setting menu item).
  • A new network spaces wizard streamlines the creation of a new network space.

Host logged-in initiators and port status

  • When creating a host, the GUI displays the available initiators that are logged-in to InfiniBox and are not associated with any other host.
  • The GUI displays the ports status (connected to all three nodes, degraded, disconnected).

Replication improvements

  • The replication screen displays the replica RPO and provides an indication for the RPO state.
  • Clicking a replica opens a replica details panel that displays the replica details in a graphical, easy to grasp, manner.

Cross-browser support

  • Added support for IE11.
  • Added support fro FireFox.

Indication on updates to the GUI software

  • The GUI indicates on new software versions that are available on the INFINIDAT Repository website.
  • The user can choose whether to let the GUI automatically update itself.

Release 2.2.3.3

InfiniShell 2.2.3.3

InfiniShell 2.2.3.3 fixed issues

Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
CLI-2100 Disabled: the Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality The Calculate Reclaimable Space functionality, available through the vol.reclaimable and fs.reclaimable commands, is disabled.
1 issue

Accessing the InfiniShell Console

The InfiniBox Management Console provides both Graphic and command-line UI for managing the InfiniBox.
To access InfiniShell from the GUI:
Select InfiniShell from the More menu at the top right of the screen.
The InfiniShell console opens, displaying the command prompt:
<user-name>@localhost>
Alternately, you can access the InfiniShell console from the following URL:
<InfiniBox>.<your-site>.com /#/infinishell

Getting help on commands

The help command uses the following arguments:

  • On – this argument gets a name of a command and returns the command syntax.
  • Search – this argument gets any string of characters and returns a list of commands and parameters.

Release 2.2.3

Release date

  • Feb-28-2016

User documentation

The user documentation is available on the InfiniBox 2.2 page.

Availability of hot upgrade

  • From 2.2.x to 2.2.3 
  • From 2.0.x to 2.2.3
  • From 1.7.x to 2.2.3

Upgrading a replicated system

When upgrading an InfiniBox system from a version earlier than 2.2.0 to version 2.2.x, that has active replicas:

  • Both source and target systems have to be upgraded
  • The upgrade is carried out by INFINIDAT Support
  • During the upgrade, existing replicas are deleted
  • As the upgrade is carried out by INFINIDAT support, there is no need to initialize the new replicas

This set of instructions is not required for upgrading from versions 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2 to version 2.2.3.

Availability of host software products

See the Host Software section on this website.

INFINIDAT Software Compatibility

See the software compatibility section on this website.

What's New in release 2.2.0 

Introducing NAS filesystems

InfiniBox features support for filesystems in addition to the already existing support for volumes. Filesystems and volumes share the backend storage and can co-exist within the same storage pool. This release includes support for NFS protocol version 3 and a lot of the storage capabilities of volumes (e.g. Snapshots, clones, Flash Cache).   

Consistency groups

A consistency group is a group of volumes that maintain write-order fidelity.

The consistency group allows to take snapshots of all of its volumes at the same point-in-time, thus ensuring a consistent image of the volumes at that time. The consistency group is typically used when a single application spans multiple volumes and there is a need to create a point-in-time copy of these volumes. From the application perspective, point-in-time backups of the entire application are crucial for maintaining data integrity.

Encryption of data-at-rest

INFINIDAT utilizes encryption of data-at-rest for regulatory compliance, security audit readiness and other purposes.

Disk encryption-at-rest allows for data protection across all scenarios in which data that is stored in the disks is compromised due to disks removal from the site. With data encryption using Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) and the ability to securely erase a disk, the risk of data exposure is eliminated. 

The InfiniBox storage system can be set to run either with data-at-rest protection or without it. InfiniBox encryption-at-rest uses the standard method of encrypting data, so there is no performance penalty.
This feature is supported only on systems equipped with self-encrypting disks.

InfiniSpares

The Infinispares feature enables the InfiniBox system to keep running even in a situation where dozens of disks have failed across a long period of time. In such a situation, where all of the system spare disks space is consumed, an additional disk failure will cause the system to activate the InfiniSpares feature. 

When the feature is engaged, InfiniBox utilizes unused parts of the remaining drives as spares. At any given time, InfiniBox ensures that the system has an enough spare capacity to hold 2 additional disks failures.

Replication improvements

RPO

The RPO (Recovery Point Objective) is a user-defined maximum lag time between the source and target sites of the replica. This lag is measured as the time that has passed since the current image on the target existed on the source. The RPO state is either OK or Lagging.

Sync now

InfiniBox allows for an extra-curricular synchronization of a replica. The sync now task synchronizes a replicated dataset (volume, or a consistency group) on demand, regardless on the scheduled replica cycle.

Throughput reporting

Querying for the replica now reports on the current replica throughput.

Capacity counters

The capacity that is dedicated for replica staging area. This field is available on both source and target. On the target system it is called staging area size.

Replicating consistency groups

InfiniBox allows to replicate consistency group members while maintaining a consistent replica on the target system.

The consistency group is replicated as a whole. The replica is comprised of a source consistency group and a target consistency group. All of the consistency group's members are replicated, and the replica state of the consistency group abides all of its members.

Replicating to up to 16 systems

This release supports replicating to up to 16 InfiniBox systems (each volume goes to only one InfiniBox system).

Increased number of snapshots and clones per dataset

This release introduces an increase in the number of dataset descendants (snapshots and clones). The increase is as follows:

  • Volume family members: 1000
  • Filesystem family members: 250

Increased flash cache

This release supports up to 86TB of flash cache.

Performance improvements

This release features the following performance improvements:

  • An increase to system maximum IOPS to 900K 
  • A 40% increase in system read from cache.
  • A 25% decrease in write latency
  • A 50% improvement in Rebuild 1 and Rebuild 2 times

Increased number of SCSI-3 reservations

This release features an increase of the maximum number of SCSI-3 reservations per volume to 1,024.

InfiniBox 2.2.Issues resolved in release 2.2.0 onward

The table lists issues along with their priority. The issue priority is indicated by column 'P' with icons as follows:

  •  Critical
  •  Major
  •  Minor
  •  Trivial

P Key fixed in version release notes title release notes description
Critical CLI-1762 InfiniShell 2.2.2 Redundant warnings in builtin CLI When using the builtin infinishell within the system's GUI, warning messages appear before the prompt shows up.
Critical INFINIBOX-21091 2.2.3 Volume clones allocate more physical space than actually used

On systems that were upgraded to version 2.2.x while having existing volume clones, those clones may occupy more physical space than what is actually used.

Critical INFINIBOX-21090 2.2.3 NAS service fails in case of a large configuration over UDP transport

When the NAS configuration is large enough to make the size of the output of 'showmount' larger than 64KB, and the client uses UDP as transport, the NAS service becomes non-responsive and requires a restart.

Critical INFINIBOX-20742 2.2.2 SAS cables mis-behaviour is detected as a drive error

Fixed a case in which a hardware test where SAS cables were disconnected resulted in a massive drive error that could lead to a system emergency shutdown.

Critical INFINIBOX-20745 2.2.2 Management service fails upon an unsupported configuration request

A request to update an immutable field of Replication Link entity may cause a failure of the management service, leading to the unavailability of the system management API.

Critical INFINIBOX-20721 2.2.2 Pool space accounting error

Following an upgrade of a system with snapshots from version 2.0.x to version 2.2.0/2.2.1, the subsequent deletion of snapshots causes an error in pool space allocation counters. This could lead to a premature locking of pools and volumes becoming write-protected.

Major INFINIBOX-20609 2.2.2 NFS - Root access permission issue

When the 'execute' permission is removed from a directory from all of {owner, group, others}, root user loses access to it.

Major INFINIBOX-20565 2.2.1 A replica manual synchronization stops the automatic synchronization schedule

When a replica is manually synchronized (using the replica 'sync now' command), the next sync job (scheduled by the replica sync interval) does not take place, thus the replica is no longer progressing.

Major INFINIBOX-20544 2.2.1 A NAS service failure occurs when there is no permission to the root of a filesystem

When a user removes the 'execute' permission bit on a root directory of an exported filesystem, the next time the NAS service comes up after shutdown/restart, it fails to activate.

Major INFINIBOX-20533 2.2.1 A case of a total system unavailability is theoretically possible when performing a remote replication

There is a theoretical risk for a total system unavailability when replicating an idle volume and a process gets stuck on one of the nodes. The fix eliminates this risk.

Major INFINIBOX-20534 2.2.1 A sub-directory of an exported directory cannot be mounted

A sub-directory of an exported directory cannot be mounted by an NFS client. Only exported directories can be mounted.

Major INFINIBOX-17303 2.2.0 Logging into InfiniBox takes too long in an environment that has over 100 Active Directory servers

When InfiniBox is configured with a large LDAP domain, logging in may take up to 2 minutes.

Major INFINIBOX-16933 2.2.0 Upon a node failure, some of the services are shown as Active, while they are actually Degraded.
Major INFINIBOX-18631 2.2.0 A change to the network space rate limit is not reflected on the replication it services

After setting rate limit on a network space, consequent modification to the rate limit do not take effect. (Removal of the limit and re-setting a limit is required.)

Major INFINIBOX-16817 2.2.0 A user with Pool Admin role cannot perform replication operations

A user with a Pool Admin role cannot perform operations that involve the remote system (such as replica operations).

Major GUI10-3329 2.2.0 The patch panel view in the GUI does not display ports incorrectly The patch panel view in the GUI does not display ports incorrectly
Major INFINIBOX-15383 2.2.0 The replica source system is not updated upon remote pool and volume name changes.

This issue does not affect the replication itself. It only affects the visibility of the pool and volume names on the UI.

Minor INFINIBOX-17498 2.2.0 Resizing a pool generates incorrect events

When the change in capacity is lower than the granularity of capacity display, the event description does not show the change.

Minor INFINIBOX-18282 2.2.0 AIX ODM fails to distinguish controller device from disk

The fix adds "CTRL" in the INQUIRY vendor specific bytes of controller device (LUN 0).

Minor INFINIBOX-18732 2.2.0 Email event notifications may have their content added as an attachment instead of part of the message body

On some SMTP servers, event notifications are sent with their content stripped out from the body of the email message and added as an attachment.

Minor INFINIBOX-18727 2.2.0 The system does not allow SMTP user address that ends with '.trust'

The fix includes support for .trust and other new top-level-domains.