Release 20.12-SP1

Key Enhancements

VPSA Storage Array

KMIP Integration (Equinix SmartKeys)

Users can now use their Equinix SmartKeys keys for VPSA Storage Array Volume encryption. A VPSA with a user provided encryption key can switch to a KMIP based encryption.

Azure BLOB storage support

Users can utilize their Azure Blob storage with the VPSA Storage Array Backup to Object Storage. This option is added to the existing support of VPSA Object Storage, AWS S3 and Google Cloud Storage as the remote object storage.

VPSA Object Storage

New object versioning V2 method support

Versioning provides an additional layer of protection for objects. Users can easily recover from unintended user errors or application failures. Users can also use Versioning for data retention and archiving.

The new versioning method is the default versioning option for new containers created in version 20.12-SP1 onwards, This uses symlink and hidden container for implementing versioning rather than the archive container.

Openstack Keystone integration - custom DNS support

VPSA Object Storage administrators can set their private name servers to support private domain names.


VPSA Driver for OpenStack Manila

Zadara VPSA Storage Array & Flash Array share driver for OpenStack Manila is now available with the Wallaby release.

Release 20.12-SP1 is a service pack release to the previous Zadara 20.12 release which includes scalability, security, usability improvements, new features and bug fixes.

The following section will breakdown the additions and updates to the Zadara Storage Cloud platform.

Version 20.12-SP1-132

VPSA Storage Array and VPSA Flash Array

  • 19821 - Fixed an issue where a large demote queue may cause a VC to failover in a tiered VPSA

  • 19835 - Fixed an issue where docker container issues an async IO may cause the VC to failover

Provisioning Portal

  • 19834 - Fixed an issue where administrator cannot invoke a VPSA operations on behalf of a user

Version 20.12-SP1-123

VPSA Storage Array and VPSA Flash Array

  • 18303 - Added KMIP (Equinix SmartKeys) support for volumes encryption

  • 7170 - Added support for Azure Blob storage as a remote destination for “Backup to Object Storage”.

  • 19398 - Added KDC IP validation

  • 19341 - Get Volume/Snapshot API enhancements, additional volumes/snapshots attributes returned

VPSA Object Storage

  • 19533 - VPSA Object Storage SSL certificate ( was updated

  • 19263 - Added auto-disable mechanism for detailed performance monitoring

  • 19162 - Optimize ring partition power for newly created VPSA Object Storage

  • 19145 - Remote authentication provider (Openstack Keystone) now binds all external traffic to the Front End network

  • 18867 - Optimize usage report mechanism to support 1000 remote accounts

  • 19145 - Added an option to define a custom name server (remote authentication provider name resolution)

  • 18901 - New versioning option (v2) was added

Provisioning Portal

  • 18179 - Added support for Object Storage account provisioning directly from Zadara Provisioning Portal

Command Center

  • 19631 - Fixed an issue where 403 response is return for a custom Command Center role

  • 19157 - Fixed an issue where CCVM certificate update via API did not work


OpenStack Manila VPSA Driver

Wallaby release - a Zadara VPSA (Storage Array & Flash-Array) share driver was introduced.

Manila VPSA driver provides a seamless management capabilities for VPSA volumes, in this case, NFS & SMB volumes without losing the added value provided by the VPSA Storage Array/Flash-Array.

Supported operations:

  • Create a share.

  • Delete a share.

  • Extend a share.

  • Create a snapshot.

  • Delete a snapshot.

  • Create a share from snapshot.

  • Allow share access.

  • Manage a share.

For additional information/full configuration reference please refer to the official Openstack Manila documentation.

Openstack Cinder VPSA Driver

Wallaby release - The Zadara VPSA block Driver for Openstack Cinder was updated with the following enhancements:

  • Added support for manage/unmanage volumes

  • Added support for manage/unmanage snapshots

  • Added support for multiattach

  • Added support for IPv6 VPSA networking

The updated driver requires a VPSA running version 20.12-SP1 or later.

Known issues and limitations

VPSA Storage Array & VPSA Flash-Array

  • 19582 - Azure Blob based remote object storage cannot be used for Tiered pools.

Provisioning Portal

  • 19549 - Object Storage account deletion does not generate a confirmation email

  • 19539 - Object Storage account console status doesn’t change post deletion request

  • 19537 - Provisioning Object Storage account via Provisioning Portal API is not supported

  • 19490 - Provisioning Portal user email modification will not be populated to the remote object storage

Revision History

  • 20.12-SP1-123, April 2021