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Dell PowerVault NX36x0 service pack upgrade

Dell PowerVault NX36x0 service pack upgrade

Version

Other versions
2.0.5110,A00 14 Feb 20142:42:16 PM
2.0.4700,A00 14 Feb 20142:42:16 PM
2.0.5110,A00 14 Feb 20142:42:16 PM

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

Dell NAS Appliance;

Date

Release date
14 Feb 2014
Last Updated
14 Feb 2014

Importance

Urgent. Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

Available formats

File Format:RBSD
File Name:DellFluidFS-2.0.6110-SP.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1066MB
Format Description
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
b2c2c6f744a73b4deb17ef11855a9e85
SHA1:
92c635583b5e14e5bfea2087c10d027c2688a1d6
SHA-256:
af4dcfe19c0198be666a3b4f2fc407eadd53cd131df2dd21f0e1daa48691e349

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

Do not rename the service pack file after it has been extracted from the zip file. The service pack name must be DellFluidFS-2.0.6110-SP.sh when it is uploaded to the system or the installation may fail.

Known Issues and Limitations in this Maintenance Release
The following known issues and limitations apply to the Dell NAS system with FluidFS release 2.0.6110.

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Clients Mounting CIFS Shares Will Display File Attributes Incorrectly
CIFS mount on RHEL 6.2 displays inconsistent file attributes data due to client side caching. This will be addressed in a subsequent maintenance release.

Fixes & Enhancements

This is the service pack for Dell NX36x0 to upgrade Fluid FS to version 2.0.6110.

This service pack contains important fixes to the previous versions of FluidFS V2.0 and earlier code including:

a.Possible issue when accessing Microsoft Outlook PST files on a NAS system
Microsoft Outlook client with multiple PST files stored on the NAS system CIFS Share can experience unexpected changes or overwriting of the opened PST files. Dell also recommends that customers do not save any .pst files in NAS, based on Microsofts recommendation (reference links are listed below).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070 How to manage .pst files in Microsoft Outlook
Note: Connecting to .pst files over LAN/WAN links is not supported, and problems connecting to .pst files over such links can occur.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297019/EN-US limits to using personal folder .pst files over LAN and WAN links

b.NDMP improvements - NDMP backup utilities such as Networker utilize the Token-Based Backups feature are supported. NDMP backup using Tivoli Storage Manager is supported.

c.Service pack upgrade stalls - Rare timing issue due to a controller getting rebooted before it gets to finish the requisite actions needed for the upgrade to complete successfully or a controller not getting the reboot command are addressed.

d.File system cache handling improvements under heavy IO operations.

e.Improvements in User identity management handling - LDAP net groups, AD with LDAP traffic signing, one way trusted domain and NIS configuration updates, NIS group binding

f.Improvements in handling AD name resolution in non trivial network environments.

g.VM migration improvements by returning physical size instead of logical size for the Linux command DU which is used to estimate the file space usage and helps to summarize the disk usage of all customer files

h.Events and log improvement after upgrade, shutdown and reboot actions on the NAS appliance.

Installation instructions

1. Determine the current version of FluidFS in NX36x0 by performing one of the following,
a. Open WebUI to the NX36x0 appliance, go to System Management - General - System Information. System version will be displayed here.

b. Open SSH connection to the NX36x0 appliance and at the CLI prompt run the command
system general info system-version view
System version = 1.0.4xx
or
System version = 2.0.xxxx

Note: If the version displayed in the CLI or GUI is less than the service pack version 2.0.6110, apply the service pack. To access the NX36x0 CLI from a workstation, use an SSH client and connect to the NAS Management VIP address using admin account.

2. Download the service pack from support.dell.com

3. Extract the Service Pack from the zip file.
IMPORTANT Do not rename the service pack file after you extract it from the zip

4. Follow the instructions in the Installing the Service Pack section of the Dell FluidFS NAS Solutions Administrator's Guide to upgrade your Dell NX36x0 system with the service pack.

NX3600: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/nx3600/

NX3610: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/nx3610/

5. To verify your system has been updated to FluidFS version 2.0.6110 repeat step 1 above.

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